Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex

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By Olivia LangBBC News

Maldives

Rights groups have urged the government to abolish the punishment

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A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said.

The charges against the girl were brought against her last year after police investigated accusations that her stepfather had raped her and killed their baby. He is still to face trial.

Prosecutors said her conviction did not relate to the rape case.

Amnesty International condemned the punishment as “cruel, degrading and inhumane”.

The government said it did not agree with the punishment and that it would look into changing the law.

Baby death

Zaima Nasheed, a spokesperson for the juvenile court, said the girl was also ordered to remain under house arrest at a children’s home for eight months.

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“…It is happening frequently – only last month there was another girl who was sexually abused and sentenced to lashes.”

 

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3 Responses to Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex

  1. Richard says:

    The poor girl, raped by her stepfather and now the government.

  2. Yeah, I;m afraid I’ve had enough of this Islamic sharia shit. I’m going to see if the Maldives has an embassy here in Canberra and if so I’m going to pay a visit….

  3. Evidently the tin-pot little Muslim shit hole doesn’t have an embassy here. Bugga!

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