• "The Afghan Mona Lisa" refused to release on bail

  • A Pakistani court refused to release on bail a refugee from Afghanistan Sharbat Gulu, known for his photos on the cover of National Geographic magazine. About it reports on Wednesday, November 2, CNN.

    "The petition, which we have stated to the court, rejected", — said the lawyer of the women Mubasher Nazar. If the fault of Sharbat Gulu is proved, she faces up to 14 years in prison.

    The woman was detained October 26. Pakistani authorities suspect that she lived in the country on forged documents. The officer issued the woman identity card, was arrested, but then released on bail.

    Sharbat Gula born in 1972 (according to her, the exact date she does not know). Her photograph, taken by American journalist Steven McCurry in a camp for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, was published on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. Then the picture was used in posters and calendars of Amnesty International.

    The name of the girl with green eyes in the picture for a long time remained unknown, it was called "Afghan Mona Lisa".


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