Tuesday, August 02, 2005

More on the hudood laws ...

In a post dated June 28, we had posted information about oppressive hudood laws, that treated women as property, rather than persons -- Nicholas Wade of the NY Times updates us on the plight of Dr. Shazia of Pakistan, the rape victim who was exiled for daring to stand up to authorities. A practicing physician, Dr. Shazia was forced to leave the country under threats of harm to her and her family if she had any contact with journalists or human rights groups. Kudos to Dr. Shazia and Nicholas Wade for bringing this horrific action to the light of day.

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