Tribal Council Orders ‘Revenge Rape’ In Pakistan

What happened next was a reaction that Pakistan has been sharply condemned for over the years: A tribal council — or panchayat in Urdu — ordered a revenge rape.
Tribal Council Orders ‘Revenge Rape’ In PakistanEnlarge this image toggle caption SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images SS Mirza/AFP/Getty ImagesIt began with a gruesome crime: a 12-year-old girl was raped by a teenage boy in a field in mid-July.
After the mother reported the revenge rape, police arrested 20 men and were searching for others, reported Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper.
In the July incident, the family of the 12-year-old girl appear to deeply adhere to the rules of tribal justice.
It is not clear why, but days later, the family of the 16-year-old girl lodged a complaint with the police about the revenge rape.

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