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In a mind-boggling result of the 'justice' system in Afghanistan, a woman who was raped faces a decision: marry her attacker, or go to jail.

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"He had filthy clothes on as he does metal and construction work. When my mother went out, he came into my house and he closed doors and windows. I started screaming, but he shut me up by putting his hands on my mouth," she said.
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 10:31:04 PM »
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »
Update: the woman's sentence has been commuted... but she's still in jail.   :'( :'(

Story here

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 06:49:53 PM »
Lord have mercy.

So the victim gets jail time for being raped and the authorities see it as adultery? C'MON SON!

(I would have said "FOH!" instead of 'C'mon son' but I'm afraid I might get warned)
« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 06:50:35 PM by GTAsoldier »
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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 09:31:50 PM »
Worse, if forced to marry her attacker, then she would be the second wife (slave) of this rapist.

How many other women will he rape? Obviously, he does not believe in being faithful to his first wife.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 11:05:45 PM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 11:17:34 PM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2011, 04:58:08 AM »
Kinda like biblical justice, IIRC. Or those recently discussed canons asking for the raped woman to be investigated for "whorish behaviour". Thank God we know better now.

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Re: Afghan woman faces horrific 'choice': marry rapist, or go to jail
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2011, 12:36:39 PM »
Lord have mercy.

So the victim gets jail time for being raped and the authorities see it as adultery? C'MON SON!

(I would have said "FOH!" instead of 'C'mon son' but I'm afraid I might get warned)
What's the use of saying you would have said it when in the act of saying you would have said it you say it anyway? ???
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