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Penny Booth: Are any values worthwhile?

Date:8 DEC 2011

Penny BoothI do not know much of the background to this story and I am glad that is so. You must have caught the story about the jailed rape victim who has now been freed but agreed to marry her attacker - no?

She is Afghan - I only mention that so that some context can be put on the story. She was raped by a relative and was imprisoned and gave birth to her baby in prison. She was sentenced so the newspaper The Times has it to 12 years imprisonment for adultery - incidentally the same term it seems as her rapist was given for raping her. She at first refused to marry her attacker in some ‘bargain' to be set free early from prison - and no I am not kidding. She was then one of the subjects of a film about women's rights (‘In-Justice') but the EU cited concerns...

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