Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pakistan: Punjab court orders rape victim to be killed or sold off for ‘adultery’


Pakistan: Punjab court orders rape victim to be killed or sold off for ‘adultery’

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From Pakistan’s The Express Tribune the following description is given on this case:

MULTAN: Four men were booked in Rajanpur on Saturday for their involvement in a Panchayat (unofficial village court) declaring a teenage girl, who was allegedly raped by a relative, a ‘Kari’.
The 19-year-old girl was ordered to be either killed or sold off on charges of adultery levelled against her, the area’s police said.

Fazilpur police SHO Husnain Shah told The Express Tribune that the girl approached the police following the order.

In her statement, the girl claimed that she and her family were asleep at their home on Friday night when Khaleel Ahmed sneaked inside and raped her at gunpoint.

She added that as he was armed, she could not call out for help.

We are in 2017 yet there exist millions of people in the world who fail to qualify to be called savages, falling far below that description. In 9 out of 10 cases they belong to the religion of “peace”.

Woman, 19, is sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after she was ‘raped at gunpoint by her cousin’ in Pakistan

  • Woman, 19, claims she was raped in her family home at gunpoint by her cousin
  • She reported crime to tribal court, but it ruled she had intentionally seduced him
  • Court, which included alleged rapist’s father, then sentenced her to death 
A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after she accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint.

The woman said she was asleep at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country’s central Punjab province, when the attack happened.

She reported the crime to the local panchayat, a tribal court that operates outside the official justice system in remote areas of the country, but was told she had intentionally seduced her attacker.
A 19-year-old woman who accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint in Pakistan was sentenced to death by stoning after a tribal council ruled she had seduced him (file image)
The panchayat, which included the alleged rapist’s father, then found her guilty of adultery and declared her a Kari, or adulteress, the Express Tribune reports.

As a result the teen was sentenced to death by stoning or to be sold off, according to the Hindustan Times and Tribune.

The council decided no action needed to be taken against the alleged rapist.

The following day the woman and her father went to the police, who have now launched an official investigation.

An arrest warrant has now been issued for the members of the tribal council, and the woman taken to a refuge away from the village.

Women declared Kari are often executed by their own family in so-called honour killings to restore their reputation.

Another warrant has also been issued for the alleged rapist, local media reports.

The woman went to police near her home of Rajanpur, in Punjab, following the ruling. Officers have now issued arrest warrants for the elders and the alleged rapist, and she is in a refuge

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