Police stone 13 year old rape victim to death

United States
November 15, 2008 10:34pm CST
Yes this really happened! A 13 year old girl, who was walking to her grandmother's house, was raped and when she reported it to the police, they charged her with adultery, took her into a stadium, buried her up to her neck, stoned her to death, and when the 1000 people came to try to stop it, they shot into the crowd, killing a young boy and injuring others. This didn't happen 200 years ago, this was last week, in Africa. My question is.... Why isn't our or other governments not trying to stop this kind of barbarism? Who in their right mind would accuse a rape victim of adultery, especially at 13? What kind of people condone these backward laws?
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• Australia
16 Nov 08
More details. Was this in Somalia? Because if so there has already been a very complex discussion on it in the last few weeks, still gathering responses as far as I know. If not, this could be a nice pick up there. Lash
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@myklj999 (46310)
• United States
17 Nov 08
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2008/11/2008111201216476354.html I believe it is the same one. If you could find the link to the discussion you mentioned, could you PM it to me please?
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• United States
17 Nov 08
Sorry, I haven't been on a lot recently (work, work, work) and didn't realize it had been discussed, couldn't remember exactly where it took place. The local radio manager had done an editorial on it that morning, on my way to work and I found it so hard to believe that anyone would blame a child for being raped.
@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
Hi lorelei, This is a horrible crime and to think that it is happening in the twenty-first century. Unfortunately there are places in the world where these things still happen. Do you know where in Africa it happened? I look forward to the day when no country will allow such things. Blessings.
@myklj999 (46310)
• United States
17 Nov 08
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2008/11/2008111201216476354.html
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
17 Nov 08
This is so sad ! I hope this place atleast has laws for these kinds of cases.
• Australia
17 Nov 08
This WAS the law in that place. Lash
• United States
18 Nov 08
There laws are ridiculous. Punishing that victim because of gender. There are no Real men there.
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
ohhh my...that's so awful... how could anyone do this???
@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
17 Nov 08
This is awful. It's such ashame that people do this, and act this way. I think our government doesn't do anything, because they are already hammered for getting into other countries business that they don't want to deal with it anymore. They do what is best for our country, or at least that is what they say they do, and don't want to deal with other countries problems anymore.
@redhotpogo (4430)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I don't even know what to say to this. There's some really evil people out there. karma. Its waiting.
• United States
16 Nov 08
That's horrible!!! Our government isn't stopping it because it doesn't financially benefit our government to stop it. Happy MyLotting!