the Pakistani woman raped by village order, is now in Madison, Wisconsin, at the invitation of Glamour Magazine, to receive an award honoring her struggle for women's rights. Nicholas Kristof, of the New York Times, broke her story to the world, calling her "one of the gutsiest people on Earth."
She is in the United States despite an attempt by President Pervez Musharraf to bar her from traveling,
because the visit might tarnish the country's image. Her "crime" was previously discussed on MetaFilter.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium
on Oct 26, 2005 -
Remember the case of the woman in rural Pakistan that was sentenced by a "tribal court" to be gang-raped? Four of the rapists and two of the tribal councillors were sentenced to death
today for the crime. Some others were sentenced to life imprisonment. "There's nothing to celebrate," said the victim
after hearing of the verdict. "Whatever punishment they got is because of their crime."
posted by laz-e-boy
on Sep 2, 2002 -
"Boy's walk with upper caste girl led to trial and punishment"
From the newspaper article that is scanned and posted on the blog:
The girl was raped by four men as hundreds of villagers stood outside laughing and cheering, and was then forced to return home naked while dozens of villagers watched.
The sentence was ordered to shame the family after the girl's younger brother was seen walking unchaperoned with a girl from a higher-class tribe.
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Jul 4, 2002 -