A 12-year-old girl from Kamyaran, Iranian Kurdistan, took her own life on Saturday, July 30, 2016, under pressure from her family to get married.
Mahasti Assadi was under pressure from her grandmother to get married with a 25-year-old man who is mentally and physically disabled. After the death of her father and marriage of her mother, Mahasti was living with her grandmother.
She used her grandmother’s veil to hang herself from gas pipes. She passed away on the morning of Monday, August 1, in a hospital in Sanandaj.