Grooming, Health — May 5, 2013 at 13:16

Seized & Beaten for Using hair Gel

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“I was screaming and crying. It was the most painful thing I have ever faced. My feet were blue and I couldn’t walk for three days,” he said. Bruises on his soles were still visible three weeks later.

After the ordeal, Helou, 22, went to a barbershop to get his ravaged hair cropped. Now shorn of his one-inch spikes, he has been given no reason by the police for his detention and beating. But his experience is shared by other young men in Gaza City. THERE’S MORE

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