Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I'm glad to see that sometimes, international

outrage has some effect:

Re-Arrests Ordered in Pakistan Rape Case

By SADAQAT JAN

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned the acquittals of 13 suspects and ordered them re-arrested in connection with the gang rape of a village woman whose case drew international attention, court officials and a lawyer in the case said.

The ruling came a day after the victim, Mukhtar Mai, appealed the lower court ruling in a dramatic appearance at the Supreme Court. The case has drawn headlines worldwide, highlighting the appalling treatment of women in some parts of this deeply conservative country.

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