Wednesday, June 22, 2005

The 11-Year-Old Wife

It's bad enough being raped, let alone being gang-raped,
victims in Pakistan were even subjected to being put into
psychiatric hospitals, held under house-arrest and
threatened with death by their own family. Article below
from the NY Times has the details.

of New York Times
Published: June 21, 2005

When Pakistan's prime minister visits next month, President
Bush will presumably use the occasion to repeat his praise for
President Pervez Musharraf as a bold leader "dedicated in the
protection of his own people." Then they will sit down and
discuss Mr. Bush's plan to sell Pakistan F-16 fighter jets
capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

But here's a suggestion: How about the White House dropping
word that before the prime minister arrives, he first return
the passport of Mukhtaran Bibi, the rape victim turned human-
rights campaigner,
so that she can visit the United States?

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