Breaking News

Court orders 15-year-old rape victim - 100 lashes, eight months house arrest

by Staff Reporter
27 February 2013 | 5997 Views
A 15-year-old alleged rape victim in the Maldives is getting punished by a court for having premarital sex, an official said Wednesday.

While her alleged attacker, her stepfather, has yet to face trial, she has just been convicted of premarital sex, "The Globe and Mail" reported today. Her sentence is 100 lashes and eight months under house arrest after she admitted having had premarital sex in a separate incident,

During a police probe into allegations that the girl had been raped by her stepfather, investigators uncovered evidence that she had had consensual sex with another man.

"Though she has been sentenced she will be lashed once she turns 18," the court official, who asked not to be named, told AFP. "But the sentence will be enforced immediately if she wants it to be carried out now."

Premarital sex is illegal under the Indian Ocean nation's strict Islamic law.

The child's stepfather faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of rape and a murder charge, after he allegedly killed a baby which resulted from his rape of his step-daughter.




The premarital sex charge against the teenager has been condemned by rights groups and the government has urged leniency towards the girl, saying she had been traumatized by the repeated rapes by her stepfather.

President Mohamed Waheed's spokesman Masood Imad told AFP in January that the girl should be treated as a victim rather than a perpetrator of a crime.

It was unclear if the girl's male partner would also be charged with having premarital sex.

The nation of 330,000 Sunni Muslims has been practising a liberal form of Islam for centuries. But in recent years men and women have been prosecuted for sex outside marriage.

Minors are liable for the punishment when they reach 18, the age of majority. The Maldives continues to subject women to flogging despite UN calls to drop the practice.

In September a Maldivian court ordered the public flogging of a 16-year-old who confessed to premarital sex. Her lover was jailed for 10 years.

lashes rape

Source: The Globe and Mail

Should Miss World Zimbabwe have been dethroned?

Yes
31.14%
No
64.29%
Not sure
4.57%
350

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Man gets 64 years behind bars for raping teen daughter

by Staff Reporter | 03 August 2015 | 332 Views

Man rapes woman in funeral parlour

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1462 Views

Zimbabwe beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

by Sports reporter | 02 August 2015 | 643 Views

Church mass held for Grace Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1006 Views

Mnangagwa sucked into church wrangle

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1146 Views

Grace Mugabe, Oppah Muchinguri war escalates

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1458 Views

Highlanders finally beat Dynamos

by Staff Reporter | 02 August 2015 | 4769 Views

Econet sponsors first ever NBA Basketball game on African soil

by Moyo Roy | 02 August 2015 | 1809 Views

Violence mars Joshua Nkomo celebrations in South Africa

by Peter Matika | 02 August 2015 | 3249 Views

Man rapes, bashes aunt on traditional healer's advice

by Staff Reporter | 02 August 2015 | 2819 Views

Dan Tshanda returns to Bulawayo

by Ngqwele Dube | 02 August 2015 | 1993 Views

Lecturer caught in a sex storm

by Richard Muponde | 02 August 2015 | 4845 Views

BCC faces possible dissolution

by Vusumuzi Dube | 02 August 2015 | 1982 Views

Man caught bonking neighbour's wife, flees with condom on

by Staff Reporter | 02 August 2015 | 4914 Views

Mpilo hospital operates with one anaesthetist

by Dumisani Nsingo | 02 August 2015 | 922 Views

Cecil was much-loved by Yankees, just like Morgan Tsvangirai

by Sunday Mail contributor | 02 August 2015 | 1235 Views

Mubobobo forces female teacher to perform sex moves in class

by Staff Reporter | 02 August 2015 | 4556 Views

Mugabe's company struggling to pay employees

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 2052 Views

Mphoko fires 100

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 2524 Views

Residents fight Chiyangwa

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1539 Views

Zimbabwe lose 90 000 jobs due to imports

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 1407 Views

Foreigners stampede for Zimbabwe citizenship?

by Staff reporter | 02 August 2015 | 3777 Views

MDC-T ruffles Western donors

by Itai Mazire and Kuda Bwititi | 02 August 2015 | 1749 Views

FlyAfrica dishes out $1 flights

by Roberta Katunga | 02 August 2015 | 2572 Views

Sex storm pupils stranded

by Richard Muponde | 02 August 2015 | 2520 Views

Headmaster steals school fees

by Fairness Moyana | 02 August 2015 | 1852 Views

Axe-wielding man fondles minor

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 02 August 2015 | 1009 Views

Man rapes his grandmother

by Fairness Moyana | 02 August 2015 | 1242 Views

Entertainment

Thokozani Langa consoles Mtshengiseni Gcwensa's familly

by Staff Reporter | 01 August 2015 | 2480 Views

Stand-up comedy on the rise in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 01 August 2015 | 1835 Views

Heavy K expected in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 01 August 2015 | 1770 Views

Gwanda gospel music extravaganza confirmed

by Staff correspondent in Pretoria South Africa | 29 July 2015 | 3673 Views

Zim music industry dead - Prof Moyo

by Staff Reporter | 29 July 2015 | 5050 Views

Bev causes UK man to soil pants

by Bongani Ndlovu | 28 July 2015 | 9300 Views

Maskandi Mtshengiseni Gcwensa dies

by Stephen Jakes | 28 July 2015 | 6967 Views

Let me be! - Acie Lumumba

by TWZ | 28 July 2015 | 3700 Views
iBlog

Apple Watch Teardown Reveals Unique Hardware And Replaceable Parts

The apple watch may not be fine jewelry, but bill detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech. the apple watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? in this cracking open installment, we go in... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago