Pakistan frees 5 accused in court-ordered gang rape

Yes, you read that right: a “court-ordered gang rape”.

A tribal council was assembled in Pakistan which ordered that a woman be punished for her brother’s illicit sex by being raped.

Why are American feminists silent about these outrages? Why are American liberals, who purport to place high value on women’s rights, silent about these outrages? Why are they not in the UN, demanding an end to these barbaric practices and attitudes?

Pakistan frees 5 accused in court-ordered gang rape

By SAEED SHAH

LAHORE, Pakistan – “Nine years after being gang-raped on the orders of a village council, Mukhtar Mai’s struggle for justice ended Thursday when Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered five of the six accused to be freed.

… Critics say judges pander to Islamist hard-liners, particularly by their kid-glove treatment of alleged jihadist terrorists, a cause for concern in Washington…

A tribal council was assembled from Khaliq’s clan, which ordered that Mai be punished for her brother’s illicit sex by being raped, on the basis of eye-for-an-eye justice.

Khaliq forced Mai into a stable at gunpoint, where he and other clan members raped her. She then was paraded naked around the village. Tradition dictated that Mai commit suicide, as the shame supposedly fell on her, but she decided to fight her tormentors.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent organization, recorded 791 honor killings of women in 2010; at least 26 of the women were raped or gang-raped before being killed. Rape is rarely reported, but at least 2,903 women did come forward with rape complaints last year, according to the group.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/21/2179353/pakistan-frees-5-accused-in-court.html

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