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Afghanistan woman pardoned

  1. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12 year prison sentence for sex outside marriage.  For being the victim of rape.

    Her sentence was forgiven after she agreed to marry her rapist.  It seems that she was offered the same deal earlier; the sentence was a result of her refusal to marry the rapist. 

    Her case was highlighted in a documentary in Europe, but comment has died away and she felt her best bet for "freedom" was marriage.

    A semi-human sperm receptacle - is that all that women are in hard core Islamic countries?  National law or not, God's will or not, other country or not, can we sit by and do nothing when such things are common?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asi … story.html

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    Greek One had a thread on this...she had a choice if released - marry the rapist and if not her family would probably kill her if she went home....with that in mind, the EU supported her being released....released to what?  i don't get what the heck the EU was supporting and putting pressure on the Prez in the first place....maybe the EU will help her flee?....otherwise i don't really understand if the EU understands what they actually supported....better than jail? (i don't honestly think so)  the EU needs to get their act together and do better than this.......my 2 cents tonite....

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am generally all for national autonomy - we have no business controlling another countries laws - but maybe a jailbreak by special forces and bring her to America?

      There just has to be something we can do.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        i agree...since the EU got involved...they should have a plan rather than supporting something that doesn't make much sense to me....i'm looking from the outside in.....doesn't matter what country...at least a country that will give her some freedom for her own life and the life of her child....

        i think I read in GO's thread that the EU strategy for the pressure on the Prez is to possibly have many, many women released from jail..women that have been jailed for similar reasons...but released to what?

        1. PaulaHenry1 profile image67
          PaulaHenry1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is so very sad isnt it? From what I understand, if she claims rape she has to have 3 males in the community as witnesses, which never happens, so she is either killed or imprisoned. Maybe her new "husband" will just happen to have a little accident himself? Wishful thinking...

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    yes Paula.....an accident seems inevitable.....good for you!...i'm right beside ya on that one...

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That would probably be my response.  The new hubby would grow a butcher knife from his chest in the wee hours one night.  I would probably be stoned to death, but preferable to being raped every night by the one that started the whole thing and with full government and Godly support.

  4. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    So a woman has to spend time in jail because she was raped?
    That's messed up. More than messed up. What the hell?

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And to get out of jail had to marry the rapist.  It's incredible, and beyond my comprehension.

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If I had to marry the guy who raped me, I'd kill myself.

  5. Paul Wingert profile image80
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    All this BS is taken out of the Bible and Quran. So that's extreme conservatism for ya. These f**ked up Islamic countries need to stop living 2000 years ago and get with the times!

 
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