Skip to comments.Afghan president 'pardoned rapists'
Posted on 08/26/2008 9:17:40 AM PDT by forkinsocket
The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has pardoned three men who had been found guilty of gang raping a woman in the northern province of Samangan.
The woman, Sara, and her family found out about the pardon only when they saw the rapists back in their village.
Everyone was shocked, said Saras husband, Dilawar, who like many Afghans uses only one name. These were men who had been sentenced and found guilty by the Supreme Court, walking around freely.
Saras case highlights concerns about the close relationship between the Afghan president and men accused of war crimes and human rights abuses.
The men were freed discreetly but the rape itself was public and brutal. It took place in September 2005, in the run up to Afghanistans first democratic parliamentary elections.
The most powerful local commander, Mawlawi Islam, was running for office despite being accused of scores of murders committed while he had been a mujahedeen commander in the 1980s and a Taliban governor in the 1990s, and since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Sara said one of his sub-commanders and body guards had been looking for young men to help in the election campaign.
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The barrage of Bill Clinton jokes will commence in 5... 4...
Her husband probably knows what he needs to do...
Hopefully he gets them all at once.
When did Mike Huckabee becoming president of Afghanistan??!?!?!?!
“A copy of the pardon was numbered, dated in May and appeared to bear the personal signature of Hamid Karzai. It recommended the mens release because, it said, they had been forced to confess to their crimes.
Sara and Dilawar are again in hiding, having felt too vulnerable to stay in their village. Dilawar was prepared to discuss the case. In Afghanistan, speaking about rape means risking further dishonour, but when asked whether he minded Saras story being publicised, Dilawar said, Weve already lost our son, our honour, weve sold our land to pay for legal costs and weve lost our home what else can we lose?
You can lose your lives - and probably will. Welcome to the wonderful world of Islam.
OUCH!!!! That will leave a mark!
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