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Sudan: An Ethiopian Woman That Was a Victim of a Gang-Rape Convicted of ‘Indecent Acts’

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by, BBC News – Africa

An Ethiopian woman who says she was gang-raped in Sudan has been convicted of “indecent acts”.

The woman of 18, was three months’ pregnant at the time of the alleged attack.

She was arrested after video of her allegedly being sexually abused was circulated on social media.

Three men who admitted having sex with the woman and two who distributed the video were reportedly sentenced to being whipped.

The three were each sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery, while two got 40 lashes for distributing indecent material, according to women’s rights group Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA).

‘Brutal’

The woman was sentenced to a one-month jail term but this was suspended because she is pregnant, her lawyer, Samia al-Hashmi, told the AFP news agency.

She was also fined 5,000 Sudanese pounds ($880; £530).

She had also faced charges of adultery…

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Written by bobby90247

March 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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