Parents shave the head of a French Muslim woman above a Christian partner
The police arrested the parents and relatives who were later released under judicial supervision but do not have the right to contact the girl, who has been placed under protection.
Parents, uncle and aunt of a teenage girl of Bosnian Muslim descent will be tried in France for violence against a minor for shaving her head over her relationship with a Christian Serbian boy, prosecutors said on Friday .
The 17-year-old girl had her hair shaved and was also beaten on Monday in Besançon, in the east of the country, judicial sources said. The police arrested the parents as well as the uncle and aunt. They were released under judicial supervision but were prohibited from contacting the young girl, who was placed under protection.
They will be tried later this year for “child abuse,” Deputy Prosecutor Margaret Parietti said, confirming a report in the Is Republican Daily. The young girl, who arrived from Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago with her family, had for several months a relationship with the boy of Serbian origin, who lived in the same building in Besançon. “The two families knew each other and (their relationship) was not a problem, but when they started talking about marriage, the girl’s parents told her, ‘We are Muslims, you cannot marry a Christian. ‘”Said Ms. Parietti.
Punish the girl
The family took her phone and prevented her from contacting her boyfriend. The couple then fled for four days and, upon their return, came to the girl’s family apartment with the boy’s parents.
“The first blow came from the mother, then there was an explosion of violence. She was taken to a room and beaten. She was shaved, according to her testimony, by her uncle – her father’s brother – while being beaten, ”the prosecutor said.
She previously had two feet of hair.
Shaving the head in this context has a particularly shocking context in France.
This was the punishment after World War II inflicted on thousands of women who had relations with the Nazi occupiers in a so-called “horizontal collaboration”.