Acquittals in Pakistan gang-rape case upheld
Edited by S W T Read: April 22: 8.19 am
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday upheld the Lahore High Court's decision to acquit five of the six accused in the Mukhtar Mai gang-rape case.
This case caught global attention as an instance of a village tribal panchayat(tribal court) ordering the rape of a woman.
This was done to atone for an alleged crime committed by her brother in the summer of 2002.One accused convicted by the Lahore High Court and sentenced to life will have to complete his prison term.
The the Supreme Court verdict which drew immediate condemnation from women's rights and human rights organisations found the other five should be released.
In the Lahore High Court view the evidence against the accused was not “confidence-inspiring” and hence, benefit must go to the accused.
The evidence given by the woman was not taken into account.
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