Friday, February 28, 2014

Gang Rape Victim In Sudan Charged With "Indecent Acts"

Another example of how oppressed women are in Islam.

An 18-year-old woman in Khartoum is gang-raped by seven Sudanese men, efforts to report the crime are ignored, and she gets penalized.

Apparently, the young Ethiopian migrant was lured into an empty property, while seeking housing, where she was then raped by seven men who videotaped the atrocity and then posted it on social media sites 6 months after the attack. Only then were the men arrested and tried.

The punishment for the men:

Three were sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery.
Two were given 40 lashes and fines for indecent acts.
One received 40 lashes and a hefty fine for distributing indecent material.
The seventh rapist- off scott-free because of insufficient evidence.

Punishment for the woman, who is now 9 months pregnant:

"During the trial, she was found guilty of committing “Indecent Acts,” sentenced to a month in prison, which has been suspended, and fined 5,000 Sudanese Pounds (about $961.00). She has also been threatened with “punishment for illegal entry” under Sudan’s immigration law and faces a prison sentence of 1 to 2 years and/or a fine, followed by expulsion."

She could have received a death sentence (stoning) since she was initially charged with adultery, but was able to prove she was divorced, so those charges were dropped.

Source: Amnesty International

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