Al Qaeda’s Timbuktu prison where women locked up and lashed for being immodest

Daily Mail:

  • Woman shows prison where she was locked up and lashed for letting veil fall
  • Timbuktu residents have spoken of rule under Islamists who have now fled
  • The city was re-taken by French and Malian troops over the weekend

By James Rush

PUBLISHED: 20:57 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:06 GMT, 29 January 2013

A Malian woman has spoken of how she was thrown into an Islamist prison and given 15 lashes a day for letting a veil slip off her head.

Residents in Timbuktu have been speaking for the first time of a rule of fear under Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels, who had controlled the city until it was re-taken by French and Malian troops at the weekend.

People have been openly smoking on the city’s streets for the first time in months – something that would have earned them swift retribution only a few days ago.

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Imprisoned: A Malian women has spoken of how she was locked up and lashed 15 times a day for letting her veil slip off her headImprisoned: A Malian women has spoken of how she was locked up and lashed 15 times a day for letting her veil slip off her head

 

Prison: The woman showed the two square metre cell which she had to share with up to 14 other detaineesPrison: The woman showed the two square metre cell which she had to share with up to 14 other detainees

Punishment: The woman said she was taken to the jail and beaten 15 times a day for letting her veil slipPunishment: The woman said she was taken to the jail and beaten 15 times a day for letting her veil slip

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