The family of a 14-year-old Afghan rape victim face prosecution after her foetus was removed without anaesthetic. The mother and brother of the girl are accused of cutting her open with a razor blade to perform an abortion. Doctors say the girl is in a critical condition. A man accused of raping her is under arrest, officials say. Rape victims and their families in Afghanistan often feel ashamed to report what has happened because people may think the victim consented to sex. Sex outside marriage is illegal in Afghanistan.
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