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Raped Afghan woman freed without condition of marrying attacker: Lawyer (Afghanistan)
New Kerala ^ | 12/03/11

Posted on 12/04/2011 12:18:28 PM PST by Libloather

Raped Afghan woman freed without condition of marrying attacker: Lawyer

Kabul, Dec 3 : An Afghan women who was raped by her husband's cousin and was jailed for adultery has been set free without being pressurized to marry her attacker, according to her lawyer.

According to Kimberly Motley, Gulnaz's lawyer said that Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai office personally clarified that the women does not have to marry the man who attacked her honour in 2009.

Kimberly said that 21-year-old Gulnaz would be released with no pre-conditions and would then be free to marry whomever she chooses.

"She doesn't have plans for the future, she just wants to get out [of prison]," the BBC quoted Kimberly, as saying.

She added that Gulnaz had a "safe place" to go after her expected release.

Gulnaz was just 19-year old when she was convicted by a court for adultery in 2009 and was sentenced to serve 12-years in prison, even though she tried to prevent the attack.

Since than she is in Kabul's Badam Bagh Jail, serving out her sentence with her rapist's child.

The case has drawn international attention to the plight of many Afghan women ten years after the overthrow of the Taliban.

Human rights groups have pointed out that hundreds of women in Afghan jails are victims of rape or domestic violence.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; attack; islam; raped; religionofrape
It sure is nice to hear some good news these days.
1 posted on 12/04/2011 12:18:29 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It must have lost something in translation. She was raped by her husband’s cousin yet she’s free to marry whomever she wishes??


2 posted on 12/04/2011 12:26:36 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Libloather

Animals, savages, Muslims.


3 posted on 12/04/2011 12:32:39 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: Libloather

So if you are a muslim woman and you get raped, you are subject to arrest, conviction and sentenced to 12 years in prison and then can be forced to marry the rapist? Am I reading this correctly?
This is the beautiful “Religion Of Peace” we are supposed to embrace and celebrate according to Bush and Obama. This is the diversity that we need to encourage in our country?
Right - we’ll get right on that - although my wife seems to be hesitant to go down this road. Women....s/


4 posted on 12/04/2011 12:33:12 PM PST by notatard?
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To: Libloather

She’s free to marry whoever she wants, but if she doesn’t marry the rapist-cousin, her family will probably stone her to preserve their honor.


5 posted on 12/04/2011 12:37:06 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Bryanw92

Ya, but if she does have to marry him she gets to aggravate him for the rest of her life.


6 posted on 12/04/2011 12:42:19 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: notatard?
So if you are a muslim woman and you get raped, you are subject to arrest, conviction and sentenced to 12 years in prison and then can be forced to marry the rapist?
Am I reading this correctly?

Almost. What's left out is that when she gets out of prison (assuming she survives that), her relatives will murder her as part of an honor killing.
Isn't it great that we spent so much in lives and treasure to bring democracy to this former backward country?

7 posted on 12/04/2011 12:51:28 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: donhunt

That might not be the most appropriate comment on this particular subject....just sayin’.


8 posted on 12/04/2011 1:00:32 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Libloather

Donning my libtard tinfoil hat for this comment

That’s what the christian fundies have in store for america under their planned theocracy

Ok taking libtard tinfoil hat off


9 posted on 12/04/2011 1:10:03 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Libloather

Donning my libtard tinfoil hat for this comment

That’s what the christian fundies have in store for america under their planned theocracy

Ok taking libtard tinfoil hat off


10 posted on 12/04/2011 1:10:29 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Riodacat
They are not a backward country. No country on earth in the past has ever been this insane.

Like I said many times: Islam is Satans answer to Judiasm and Christianity. Mohammed was not born in the year 570 AD but 666 AD. They just changed it so more people would accept Islam.

Remember as well; 666 is considered a lucky number in Islam. Women represent life, are life, are the creators, are the direct process of pure souls from God which the Devil hates so he demands they be covered and oppressed.

Aslo consider the symbol of Islam is the blocking of light. Holy darkness covering white light. That's not the moon that symbol, but light. The sun, the moon, any light. It is a closing of the door of hope. Darkness, evil, oppression is holy to these Devils.


11 posted on 12/04/2011 1:17:45 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Libloather
has been set free without being pressurized to marry her attacker

i hate when i get pressurized into things

12 posted on 12/04/2011 1:39:28 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Libloather

Since than she is in Kabul’s Badam Bagh Jail, serving out her sentence with her rapist’s child......

Did anyone else pick up on this little nugget?


13 posted on 12/04/2011 1:49:44 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (My heart feels like an alligator.)
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To: Libloather

Since than she is in Kabul’s Badam Bagh Jail, serving out her sentence with her rapist’s child......

Did anyone else pick up on this little nugget?


14 posted on 12/04/2011 1:49:51 PM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (My heart feels like an alligator.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Like I said many times: Islam is Satans answer to Judiasm and Christianity. Mohammed was not born in the year 570 AD but 666 AD. They just changed it so more people would accept Islam.

I see that backward supertitious religious beliefs are not the sole domain of Islam.

15 posted on 12/04/2011 2:08:26 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Like I said many times: Islam is Satans answer to Judiasm and Christianity. Mohammed was not born in the year 570 AD but 666 AD. They just changed it so more people would accept Islam.

I see that backward supertitious religious beliefs are not the sole domain of Islam.

16 posted on 12/04/2011 2:08:33 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Libloather

This is indeed, good news! I am sharing this.

Congratulations to all the brave men and women who actually changed the world in Afghanistan that it now allows women to be free of the oppressive cultural dictates that make her suffer for the rest of her life through no fault of her own.

This woman, and women like her should NEVER be forced to suffer a life sentence of torture for a screwed up inhumane practice. The Taliban are evil for forcing anyone to do this and other religion-based “justice system” and “correctional institution.

Thanks again for posting this. You’ve made me very happy to hear this. I can only hope more women will receive true justice and that those proposing treating other humans that way will suffer the consequences of their actions at the hands of the authorities.


17 posted on 12/04/2011 2:36:26 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

All children are loved. It doesn’t have to be all negative. There are many women who have raised wonderful children whom they love very much, that were conceived in such a manner. It’s not the child’s fault... And, this is her baby. She may feel blessed like almost all mothers do.

Not being forced to marry her attacker is such a huge step forward in Afghanistan as well. She nor her child were killed, either - this is the kind of thing some choose to kill their wives/daughters/sisters for.

I’m sure right now, she is feeling what freedom is, and I pray she and her child are able to make a good life for themselves - preferably somewhere very far away from her attacker.


18 posted on 12/04/2011 2:44:34 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: sten
Pressurized.
19 posted on 12/04/2011 3:07:29 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: notatard?

As someone else pointed out, it is not a religion but a type of government.


20 posted on 12/04/2011 3:25:41 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Libloather

I am somewhat confused about how an unmarried woman can be convicted of adultery.

Fornication, sex without being married, sure. But adultery? Even for sharia that seems awfully weird.

I wonder if there’s a translation issue, with the press misreporting the facts.

I would also like to point out that Mo (PBUH) put in place in the Koran provisions that made it extremely difficult to convict a woman of adultery. Had to have four adult male Muslims as eyewitnesses to the act itself, something which is pretty obviously unlikely to happen very often.

This was based on an occasion when one of Mo’s favorite wives was lost in the desert overnight with a handsome young soldier. Some of Mo’s peeps suggested he should have her killed on suspicion. So Allah conveniently came up with the revelation I mentioned above.

I’ve never been able to find a coherent explanation of how this women-protective measure in the Koran itself morphed into woman-destructive measures like the Afghan law.


21 posted on 12/04/2011 3:30:02 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Libloather

I am somewhat confused about how an unmarried woman can be convicted of adultery.

Fornication, sex without being married, sure. But adultery? Even for sharia that seems awfully weird.

I wonder if there’s a translation issue, with the press misreporting the facts.

I would also like to point out that Mo (PBUH) put in place in the Koran provisions that made it extremely difficult to convict a woman of adultery. Had to have four adult male Muslims as eyewitnesses to the act itself, something which is pretty obviously unlikely to happen very often.

This was based on an occasion when one of Mo’s favorite wives was lost in the desert overnight with a handsome young soldier. Some of Mo’s peeps suggested he should have her killed on suspicion. So Allah conveniently came up with the revelation I mentioned above.

I’ve never been able to find a coherent explanation of how this women-protective measure in the Koran itself morphed into woman-destructive measures like the Afghan law.


22 posted on 12/04/2011 3:30:13 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Libloather

I am somewhat confused about how an unmarried woman can be convicted of adultery.

Fornication, sex without being married, sure. But adultery? Even for sharia that seems awfully weird.

I wonder if there’s a translation issue, with the press misreporting the facts.

I would also like to point out that Mo (PBUH) put in place in the Koran provisions that made it extremely difficult to convict a woman of adultery. Had to have four adult male Muslims as eyewitnesses to the act itself, something which is pretty obviously unlikely to happen very often.

This was based on an occasion when one of Mo’s favorite wives was lost in the desert overnight with a handsome young soldier. Some of Mo’s peeps suggested he should have her killed on suspicion. So Allah conveniently came up with the revelation I mentioned above.

I’ve never been able to find a coherent explanation of how this women-protective measure in the Koran itself morphed into woman-destructive measures like the Afghan law.


23 posted on 12/04/2011 3:30:19 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Sorry about the triple post. Kept saying it wasn’t connecting.


24 posted on 12/04/2011 3:31:29 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Razzz42

I am well aware it is a type of government - I am just not sure why our former president refused to recognize it as such and wanted us all to embrace our muslim brothers. I have a pretty good idea why the current president has his head up his...


25 posted on 12/04/2011 4:17:44 PM PST by notatard?
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
...said that 21-year-old Gulnaz would be released with no pre-conditions and would then be free to marry whomever she chooses... Gulnaz was just 19... was convicted by a court for adultery in 2009 and was sentenced to serve 12-years in prison... [has spent two years] serving out her sentence with her rapist's child.

26 posted on 12/04/2011 6:03:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bgill

“”It must have lost something in translation. She was raped by her husband’s cousin yet she’s free to marry whomever she wishes??””

Lost me there too. I believe those men (??) can have several wives but I didn’t know the women could have more than one husband.


27 posted on 12/04/2011 7:03:11 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

“”serving out her sentence with her rapist’s child......
Did anyone else pick up on this little nugget?””

Not me - I was still trying to figure out how she could get married to her attacker when it was her husband’s cousin who raped her..


28 posted on 12/04/2011 7:07:55 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Like I said many times: Islam is Satans answer to Judiasm and Christianity. Mohammed was not born in the year 570 AD but 666 AD. They just changed it so more people would accept Islam.

That's silly. By 666, the Rashidun Caliphate had conquered the Levant and Egypt and Carthage from the Byzantines. The Byzantines were fighting for their lives in Anatolia and most of the Persian empire fell to the Rashidun Caliphate. The Umayyad Caliphate (established 661) were expanding into the remains of the Kok Turkut in central Asia. In the Caucuses, they were 16 years into the first Arab-Khazar war over the caucuses.
29 posted on 12/04/2011 11:53:33 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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