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On February 24, 1991, Siah had just turned fourteen. She never knew of a tradition where birthdays were ushered in with a wish at midnight – in her little village, Kunan, even being aware of their birthdates were a rarity. Siah’s mother, though, had hers etched in her memory – simply because the only daughter of the family was born. On the cold night, Siah did not for a moment think that her birthday would be pockmarked with scars of painful memories.