A Maldivian court has overturned a public flogging sentence on a 15-year-old girl, whose conviction for premarital sex sparked international outrage and focused attention on the holiday island's treatment of women.
File photo of Maldivian security personel on patrol in Male. The Maldivian High Court has overturned a public flogging sentence for a 15-year-old rape victim whose conviction sparked outrage among rights groups and focused attention on the island nation treatment of women.
The girl had been charged after police investigating a complaint that she was raped by her stepfather found that she had also been having consensual sex with another man.
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