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Friday, March 18, 2005

Rape Ruling Under Islamic Law

In Pakistan, a rape case raises a number of criminal law issues.  The case began when a 12 year old boy allegedly has sex with a woman from a more prominent clan.  The local council ordered the boy's sister to be raped as punishment of the offending family.  Two members of the council and the 4 rapists were charged,  convicted and sentenced to death.  However, five of the men were acquitted on appeal, the sentence of the sixth was communted to life.  A further appeal is pending to the Federal Sharia Court. [Jack Chin]

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