Hi, I’ve just signed an Amnesty petition about the shocking sentence of a 15 year old girl to 100 lashes for “fornication” in the Maldives. Can you help out? It only takes a minute: http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/31223
You might have seen this case on the news. The traumatised girl was allegedly sexually abused by her step-father for many years. He has since been charged with sexually assaulting a minor. During the investigation though, authorities came across evidence to support separate charges of “fornication” against the girl for consensual, pre-marital sex.
Go to http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/31223 to find out more. Please join me in signing the petition against this disgraceful sentence and PLEASE PASS THIS ON.
Back in 2011, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke out against the use of flogging as a punishment, and pushed for the government in the Maldives to change their laws. Pillay said, “This practice constitutes one of the most inhumane and degrading forms of violence against women, and should have no place in the legal framework of a democratic country.”