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Bangladesh: 100 Lashes For A Rape Victim And The Judiciary

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Women & Gender

RealTimeBangladesh writes [1] about Hena, the latest victim of village (un) justice in Bangladesh, who died while sustaining a 100 lashes punishment for being raped. Although such fatwa are illegal by law, “what we see here is a case of abject poverty, ignorance and ensuing inability of poor people to claim their rights.”