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Condemn Lashing and House Arrest of 15-Year-Old Rape Victim

World  (tags: world, humanrights, ACTION, LASHING, violence )

- 2210 days ago -
Target: Government of the Maldives Goal: Abolish lashing or flogging as punishment for premarital affairs Recently, a 15-year-old girl was sentenced to 100 lashings for having premarital sex. Prior to this sentencing, the girl reported being raped


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penny C (83)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:04 pm
Signed,thanks Rose.

Kit B (276)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:12 pm

Your signature has been recorded. -- and tweeted . Just think we fight a battle for 21st century rights while these women are fighting for 12 th century rights.

Monday March 4, 2013, 1:18 pm
Signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:40 pm
It had to be an Islamic country might have guessed

Signed & Noted thanks

Roger G (148)
Monday March 4, 2013, 2:45 pm
signed, forwarded and noted, thanks !

Süheyla C (234)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:09 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday March 4, 2013, 8:44 pm
Signed Cheers

Joe R (190)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:22 am
Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.

Ben O (135)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:43 am

Vivien Green (153)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:06 am
Signed and shared on FB

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 11:58 pm

And some think that violence against women and girls is a non issue? This is despicable!

Anne W (11)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:45 am
Signed and shared.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:47 am
Noted and signed. This is so terrible, thank God I don't live in a Muslim country, only in one that might one day become one (God forbid).

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:05 am

Harish S (6)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:01 am
So much for the world being advanced in the 21st Century.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:05 am

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:16 am
21st Century ??? Really ? :-(((
I just can't understand Sharia Law

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:17 am
Is there something wrong?

Emma S (239)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:19 am
Done! Thank you, Rose.

Mike M (40)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:28 am

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:42 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Oh happy days, the poor girl gets to wait 3 years with this barbaric punishment hanging over her head that will scar her for life.

I hope she can find some way to leave her Country before that time comes alone for her, however I feel it would be highly unlikely as I'm sure her every move is watched.

As John Trudell speaks in this poem See The Woman.......many are still_____________
well listen to his words that I left to Honor Women......that some Countries and Societies still fail to do.
See The Woman

Many Feathers (123)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:50 am
outrageously barbaric

. (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:56 am
Signed and noted. What a cruel punishment to give a victim of violence. Where was her mother in all this. I bet she is still married to the man who raped her daughter.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 7:25 am
noted and signed, thank you

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 12:30 pm
Signed, thanks Rose!

Gene J (286)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:18 pm
"While the government of the Maldives has said it does not condone the punishment of an abused minor, it has claimed to be unable to intervene in the judicial process."

Well, there is a government unworthy of the name. If the government has no ability to protect its children then what good is it? This a human rights violation and is one of the things that make me wish we did have a global government with a police force capable of protecting children, people, from outrageous and barbaric violations of their basic human rights. This "sentence" rapes her again. Just about as ugly as the religion of "peace" gets when it comes to girls and women's rights. Ick.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:19 pm
noted and signed, horrible :(

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:22 pm
Petition signed.

The persons responsible for the rape of this 15 year old girl should have been arrested,
given the lashings and sentenced into prison.

Ty, Rose.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:28 pm
Nothing new in an Islamic country!!!!!!! Signed.

Carla van der Meer (648)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:36 pm
Signed. This is horrible and my heart goes out to this poor persecuted young woman.

Lisa Ann M (21)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:49 pm
Important article, THANKS!

Winn Adams (179)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:52 pm

Stan B (123)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 2:05 pm
Signed of course. The joys of being a woman in a backward Muslim dump!!!!

Donna W (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 2:06 pm
Signed. One could become very depressed hearing of more and more of this type of thing in our world. Is it just because of satellite TV and the internet that we hear so much more news of abusive treatment of human beings by other human beings? Or is it actually increasing in this 21st century? Oh how I wish that people could be kind to each other!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:39 pm

Brenda Nelson (3)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:59 pm
No wonder more victims do not come forward.

Punish the rapist and not the victim. Such stupid ways of thinking.

If you are a man would you want your future wife to have gone through this? Or what about your daughter?

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:47 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:54 pm
Such an injustice. I guess i won't be visiting this country in the future. Very disappointed in the Maldives. Signed,thanks.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:56 pm
Signed earlier, but it accepted my signature again.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:11 pm
Petiton signed. This is disgusting to read how these foreign countries still practice these horrible acts of violence to young women. I agree with Jim 100% that the creep that raped her should be arrested. If them are that sick minded to want to lash, the one who raped her should get it. Thanks Rose

Marie W (67)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:21 pm
Governments that support this are just a bunch of cowardly, backwards, misogynists.

Kira Leeon (13)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:10 am
Most definitely signed. Abominable treatment. Is this the 21st century?

Robert O (12)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:20 am
Signed. Thank you Rose.

Lynda G (123)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 2:34 am
The government of the Maldives is "unable to intervene in the judicial process"? What sort of a government is that?

We can all grumble and complain when our governments do stupid or mean things, but we should be grateful we live where we do, protected by human rights and fair laws - we are so lucky.

Joy Wong (100)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 3:13 am
Noted and signed.

Bettina Galo (70)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:35 am
We must act with determination and perseverance in order to respect human rights for women in cultures where it is seen as mere objects. Culture change a culture is not easy or simple thing, however is very complex. Despite this we help you create in those places the sanction of laws to protect women. This is happening to this young girl is atrocious, being raped for denouncing the rapist, she is who she is brutally repressed and punished.

Bettina Galo (70)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:37 am
Signed the petition.

Gillian M (218)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 8:34 am
This is typical Muslim behaviour. The father may take his daughter and kill her if he believes that she has had sex. It is extremely common for immediate family to rape the girls in there. In other countries such as Pakistan, the Muslims will rape little Christian girls and there is a brothel where may are taken and the parents may not have them back.

The number of times that I have put such stories up and no-one cared, I am glad to see such a response to Rose's petition.

James Maynard (84)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:57 am
Signed this the other day. It's truly unbelievable.

DORIS L (61)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:42 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:55 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:48 pm
Signed, sent and noted. Much thanks, Rose.

Melania Padilla (123)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:23 am
So signed!! ;(

Yvonne F (181)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:05 am
Beyond words!!!! Signed, of course!! Thanks Rose for yet a great post

alicia m (97)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 3:17 am
noted, signed, gracias

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 7:08 pm
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