Bangladeshi Rape Victim Receives 101 Lashes for Becoming Pregnant!

Bangladesh 300x180 Bangladeshi Rape Victim Receives 101 Lashes for Becoming Pregnant!a 16 year old girl was lashed 101 times after village elders decided that was the suitable punishment for becoming pregnant outside marriage – on the other hand, the 20 year old rapist was pardoned with a pat on the back!

human rights activists say that the girl was too ashamed to report the rape and was quickly married off to a man from the neighboring village – however, he divorced her a month later when medical tests revealed she was pregnant.

oh and in case all this wasn’t enough, the girl’s father was fined taka 1,000 (about $160) by the village arbitrators who went on to issue another fatwa saying that her family would be ostracized if he failed to pay the fine.

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