April 3, 2009

Girl being flogged in Pakistan

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April 3, 2009 (publication date)
A 17-year old girl was flogged in the Swat Valley in Pakistan by the Taliban. The girl was punished on suspicion of having had an illicit relationship with a married man. She did not receive a trial. The whole case is based on the suspicions of one neighbor.

From the above article:
The woman's brother is among the men pinning her down, she added. "It's symbolic that he does it with his own hands. It gives him honour in local society, that he has done it for the sake of religion."
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