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Maldives: Girl rape victim to be spared outrageous flogging sentence

Headline Title:  Maldives: Girl rape victim to be spared outrageous flogging sentence 21 August 2013 A flogging sentence against a 15-year-old rape victim in Maldives has been annulled, but the girl should never have been prosecuted at all, Amnesty International said.A Maldives High Court today quashed a sentence of 100 lashes and house arrest against a 15-year old girl for the “offence” of extra-marital sex. The girl, who was convicted of “fornication” in February this year, had reportedly also been sexually abused repeatedly by her step father.“Annulling this sentence was of course…

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