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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 12:13 PM
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Jailed Afghan rape victim freed with no pre-conditions
Source: BBC News

An Afghan rape victim who was jailed for adultery does not have to marry her attacker to be freed, her lawyer has told the BBC.

Lawyer Kimberly Motley says this was clarified personally to her by President Hamid Karzai's office.

Mr Karzai pardoned the woman, named as Gulnaz, earlier this week, but some reports had said this was on condition that she married her attacker.

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On Friday, Ms Kimberly said that 21-year-old Gulnaz would be released with no pre-conditions and would then be free to marry whomever she chooses.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16003305



This seems to be a correction to an earlier news story.

But even without being forced to marry her rapist, that a rape victim would be put in jail for 'adultery' is beyond appalling. Yet, as pointed out on another thread, this kind of thing rises from religious extremism and we have plenty of that in this country. It hasn't gotten that far here, yet...
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 12:19 PM
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1. Fuck religious nutjobs --
All of'em -- Christian, Muslim, Jewish, whatever. :puke: The women in Afghanistan were better off under the Soviets -- and we took that from them. :(
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get the red out Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 01:31 PM
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2. How generous.
Does her family get to kill her now?
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:38 PM
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3. this way one some of her cousins can get together and kill her instead.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:37 PM
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4. thank goodness. Now prosecute the rapist. and change your stupid laws
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