22 Apr '11, 11pm

Rights group urges Pakistan to push gang rape case (via ST iPhone App)

Rights group urges Pakistan to push gang rape case (via ST iPhone App)

Ms Mukhtar Mai (above), whose case has drawn international outrage, was gang raped in 2002 on orders of a village council after her younger brother was wrongly alleged to have had relations with a woman from a rival clan. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON - HUMAN Rights Watch called on Friday on Pakistan's government to seek a review of the acquittal of five men accused of gang raping a woman in order to punish her brother. Ms Mukhtar Mai, whose case has drawn international outrage, was gang raped in 2002 on orders of a village council after her younger brother - then 12 - was wrongly alleged to have had relations with a woman from a rival clan. A panel of Pakistan's Supreme Court dismissed Ms Mai's appeal against the acquittal of five men and ordered their release on Thursday. But it upheld a life sentence for the main accused, Abdul Khaliq. Human Rights Watch called on Pakistan's...

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