Amina Bibi, Pakistan Rape Victim, Dies After Self-Immolation Protest

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by System, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. System Member

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  3. tinfoilhatter Member

    That is pretty terrible.
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  4. White Tara Global Moderator

    Wow :( May she rest in peace.
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  5. tinfoilhatter Member

    I know based on national geographic articles, that great steps are being taken against human trafficking and child marriage all throughout the region. People are angry, and they ARE trying to do something. I am pretty sure that Plenty of Pakistanis are upset by this. I know i am.

    This is similar to what is going on in India. The countries are very close to each other, Perhaps anons in the region can work on a joint project? do we know of any anons from those regions here? If we do, then maybe we can help them start up something.
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  6. It will happen again and again and so on till the end of the world if Islamic people don't finally start using their fucking brains and consider respecting Human Rights, in particular women's rights. For me it's literally unimaginable how people in 21st century can be so dumb to treat women like men's possession and sentence raped women for having sex without marriage. Bitch about it how much you want but IMHO in it's actual form Islam is no better than Scientology. It's far worse than that.
  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved | Reuters

    By Mubasher Bukhari, May 27, 2014

    A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honor" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.

    Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Umer Cheema, a senior police officer.

    Her father, two brothers and former fiance were among the attackers, he said. Iqbal suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital, police said.

    All the suspects except her father escaped. He admitted killing his daughter, Cheema said, and explained it was a matter of honor. Many Pakistani families think a woman marrying her own choice of man brings dishonor on the family.

    Iqbal had been engaged to her cousin but married another man, Cheema said. Her family registered a kidnapping case against him but Iqbal had come to court to argue that she had married of her own free will, he said.

    Around 1,000 Pakistani women are killed every year by their families in honor killings, according to Pakistani rights group the Aurat Foundation.

    The true figure is probably many times higher since the Aurat Foundation only compiles figures from newspaper reports. The government does not compile national statistics.

    Campaigners say few cases come to court, and those that do can take years to be heard. No one tracks how many cases are successfully prosecuted.

    Even those that do result in a conviction may end with the killers walking free. Pakistani law allows a victim's family to forgive their killer.

    But in honor killings, most of the time the women's killers are her family, said Wasim Wagha of the Aurat Foundation. The law allows them to nominate someone to do the murder, then forgive him.

    "This is a huge flaw in the law," he said. "We are really struggling on this issue."

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  8. BabyThumb Member

    Ugh. People like this disgust me. It doesn't matter what your religion says or how you were raised. It's murder and it's brutality. It's just plain wrong.
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