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Maldives: Rape Victim Sentenced To 100 Lashes
A 15-year-old alleged rape victim in the Maldives has been sentenced to 100 lashes and eight months under house arrest for engaging in premarital sex.
The girl admitted having consensual sex with a man in an incident unrelated to the rape.
Sex outside of marriage is illegal under the Islamic law of the island nation.
Police were investigating allegations that the girl had been raped by her stepfather when they uncovered the evidence.
The girl's stepfather is facing 25 years in prison for the rape and allegedly killing a baby conceived from it.
Despite condemnation from the UN and Amnesty International, court officials have said the flogging will be carried out once the girl turns 18.
The Maldivian government has urged the courts to show leniency towards the girl, describing her as "traumatised" by the rape.
It is not known whether the her partner will also be charged with having premarital sex.
Last September, a 16-year-old Maldivian girl was sentenced to public flogging after she confessed to premarital sex. Her partner received a 10-year prison sentence.
The Indian Ocean nation is home to almost 330,000 people, and all of its citizens belong to the Muslim faith.
The public practice of any religion other than Islam is prohibited under Maldivian law.
what do you think?
There are 1.6 Billion muslims on the planet. I'm certain 99% of them would be appauled by this. Barbaric.
I agree with many of your posts but not completely on this one. Being CERTAIN about 99% of Muslim opinion on this is a big statement to make. I agree it is utterly barbaric. I almost confused the word 'appauled' with applaud. Just FYI it's appalled - no disrespect intended.
That's predictive text for you. . .
wonder what would happen if we said that you could only be church of england by law an couldn't practice any other religion????
You mean i wouldnt be able to drink mead and worship odin? And shout at fenrir for eating the sun durring solar eclipses?
If you said Christianity, the poor bead janglers are in a state now that the pope said **** this I'm off! It might just slow down the Islamic take over of Europe!! OH! NO he didn't!! LOL!!
Maybe we should start voting with our feet about where we go on holiday...
It's time to move on guys... stop torturing people.
Islamic justice in action.........
That's your caring Muslim society. Let's remember this next time they want overseas aid.
Don't see many of the usual defenders of Islam commenting on this one. Turning a blind eye no doubt. Wonder why?
it will be like that here in twenty years time