Tuesday, November 11, 2008

13 year old girl raped then stoned

I found this via Feministing and wanted to bring it to your attention.

A 13 year old girl in Somalia was raped by three men while she was walking to her grandmother's house. When she sought help from the authorities, they accused her of adultery.

"Reports indicate that she had been raped by three men while traveling on foot to visit her grandmother in the war-torn capital, Mogadishu," Unicef, the United Nations children's agency, said in a statement.

"Following the assault, she sought protection from the authorities, who then accused her of adultery and sentenced her to death," Unicef added. "A child was victimized twice -- first by the perpetrators of the rape and then by those responsible for administering justice."

Read more here.

There's supposed to be a letter-writing campaign happening. Is anyone interested?

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