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15-Year-Old Rape Victim Sentenced to 100 Lashes

The 15-year old Maldives girl victim was sentenced to 100 lashes but not due to the rape case. Prosecutors sentenced the girl for engaging in premarital sex, according to report by Huffington Post site.

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The girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather and impregnated after a baby was found buried on the island of Feydhoo in Shaviyani Atoll, according to Police who investigate the case, reported to BBC.

Spokesperson Masood Imad for the Maldives President Mohamed Waheed said, "She is not going to be lashed to cause her pain... rather, it is for her to feel the shame for having engaged in activity forbidden by the religion."

But the human rights groups are not agree with the punishment ment for the 15-Year-Old girl who was a rape victim.

South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly for Human Rights Watch told the AFP, "The girl is already a victim and is traumatised, the authorities should be trying to protect her, not punish her." 

He added, "an inhuman, degrading practice... the kind of punishment that should not exist in their law books."



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