Afghan 'girl with green eyes' arrested

Afghan 'girl with green eyes' arrested

World October 26, 2016 12:57

- In the eighties by a photo became world famous Sharbat Bibi, the Afghan 'girl with the green eyes, 'was arrested in Peshawar because of forgery of identity cards. That made on Wednesday, the police of the city in northwestern Pakistan.

The American photographer Steve McCurry explained what was about twelve years' Mona Lisa of the war in Afghanistan in 1984, stuck in a refugee camp near Peshawar. Plate a year later graced the cover of National Geographic and was iconic as a symbol of the suffering of the Afghan people after the invasion of the Red Army.

Millions of Afghans fled at the time, including to Pakistan. There live to growing discontent of the Pakistani government still an estimated 2.5 million. They are according to the UN increasingly harassed and persecuted by the security forces. According to Pakistani law may Bibi, as a child Sharbat Gula known for its offense get seven years in prison and deportation to Afghanistan.

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