Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pakistani Jailed for Burning

From the International Herald Tribune:
"A French court has jailed a Pakistani man for 20 years for setting his ex-girlfriend alight after she refused to marry him, in a case seen by rights activists as highlighting violence against women in poor neighbourhoods. The sentence was handed down late on Thursday, court officials said on Friday.

"It sets a good example. For women who are victims of violence, I think 20 years is a good step," Chahrazade Belayni, the victim, told reporters after the sentence was read out.

...activists say some young Muslim men take out their frustrations about poverty and discrimination on women ...."

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