Monday, 30 May 2011

Fatal whipping exposes Bangladesh's fatwa crimes

When Bangladeshi teenager Hena Akhter was raped by her cousin, their village council issued a fatwa ordering a public whipping as punishment -- 101 lashes for her, 201 for him. Hena collapsed after 70 lashes and died six days later at home in the remote Chamta village in Shariatpur district, triggering a national outcry over the illegal penalty and the police cover-up that allegedly followed - Bangkok Post
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