Name of Victim: Aiya Farhan
Date of Incidence: February, 2012
Method of killing or religious violence: Beaten & tied to a bed
Reason for Violence: Talking to a boy.
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An Iraqi mother accused of beating her 19-year-old daughter for talking to a boy is back behind bars, along with her husband and another daughter.
Phoenix police told ABC15 that the victim claims her parents and her younger sister beat her, and then tied her to a bed in their home.
The mother, Yursa Farhan, who sat down with ABC15 on Saturday, admitted to hitting her daughter, Aiya, who lied to her and used foul language, but denies ever beating her as police allege.
“She was talking to a boy and our culture says no boyfriends,” Farhan said. “We have to respect our culture.”
Farhan was released from jail last week, but was re-arrested on Wednesday.
Investigators said Fahan also burned Aiya with a hot spoon as punishment back in November because the teenager refused to marry a 38-year-old man.
Farhan’s husband, Mohammed Altameemi, and their 18-year-old daughter, Tabarak Altameemi, were arrested in connection with the most recent incident.
Aiya defended her mother on Saturday to ABC15 saying that she understood why her mother hit her, and said that she agreed with her discipline.
Adam Slinger & Angie Holdsworth, ABC15, February 16, 2012