02 Dec '11, 3am

Jailed #Afghan rape victim pardoned after she agrees to marry rapist #law What nonsense is this?

KABUL (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a relative. Mr Karzai's office said in a statement that the woman and her attacker have agreed to marry. That would reverse an earlier decision by the 19-year-old woman, who had previously refused a judge's offer of freedom if she agreed to marry the rapist. Her plight was highlighted in a documentary that the European Union blocked because it feared the women featured in the film would be in danger if it were shown. More than 5,000 people recently signed a petition urging Mr Karzai to release the woman. She had the man's child while in prison and raised her daughter behind bars, which is common among women imprisoned in Afghanistan.

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