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Iraqi Family Accused of Torturing Teenage Girl


An Iraqi family living in the valley claim it is part of their culture, but police say it’s a crime.

Police have re-arrested Yusra Farhan, an Iraqi woman taken into custody last week. Farhan was accused of beating her 19-year-old daughter for talking to a boy, but detectives have found that wasn't the first time. 

Back in November, Farhan allegedly burned the victim's face and chest with a hot spoon, because she did not agree to an arranged marriage with a 38-year-old man.

Also arrested were Farhan's husband and 18-year-old daughter. 45-year-old Mohammed Altameemi is facing one count of aggravated assault. Tabarak Altameemi, 18, is facing one count of aggravated assault and unlawful imprisonment. She allegedly helped hold down her sister.

Yusra Farhan is facing a new charge of aggravated assault.

Follow this story: Police: Iraqi Woman Beat Daughter for Talking to a Male

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