From Antimisandry: The Afghan Women Jailed For Being Victims of Rape AKUUS wrote:
I bet there aren't any false rape allegations in Afghanistan!!!
Enough said about the priorities of men like this when it comes to justice.
From The Independent UK:
Two-thirds of the women in Lashkar Gah's medieval-looking jail have been convicted of illegal sexual relations, but most are simply rape victims – mirroring the situation nationwide. The system does not distinguish between those who have been attacked and those who have chosen to run off with a man.
Sitting among the plastic flowers around his desk, where an optimistic United Nations scales of justice poster competed for space with images of Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, Colonel Ghulam Ali, a high-ranking regional security officer, explained sternly that he supported the authorities' right to convict victims of rape. "In Afghanistan whether it is forced or not forced it is a crime because the Islamic rules say that it is," he claimed. "I think it is good. There are many diseases that can be created in today's world, such as HIV, through illegal sexual relations."
Using STDs as an excuse is nonsense since providing rape victims with STD treatment is cheaper than imprisoning all known rape victims. This action deliberately protects rapists.
Labels: Violence Against Women