Caucasus: Azerbaijani Women: azwomen43

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN.  Huseyn, 3, plays with a broken chair in a woman's shelter on November 28, 2011.  Huseyn's mother Sevinc, 27, left home in one of the villages outside Baku after her husband physically abused her every night, beating her repeatedly in the head so she could not sleep; her mother now supports her husband in demanding she and Huseyn return and her husband bribed local police, who beat her as well, demanding that her son returned to her father's custody.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. Huseyn, 3, plays with a broken chair in a woman's shelter on November 28, 2011. Huseyn's mother Sevinc, 27, left home in one of the villages outside Baku after her husband physically abused her every night, beating her repeatedly in the head so she could not sleep; her mother now supports her husband in demanding she and Huseyn return and her husband bribed local police, who beat her as well, demanding that her son returned to her father's custody.