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Global Outrage Follows Sentencing of Two Indian Women to Punishment by Gang Rape | VICE News

29.8.15

Global Outrage Follows Sentencing of Two Indian Women to Punishment by Gang Rape | VICE News: Amnesty International launched a petition decrying the treatment of the sisters. It has gathered nearly 30,000 signatures. The sentence — decided and delivered by an all-male, unofficial council known as a khap panchayat — was handed down on July 30, according to Amnesty.

According to the New Indian Express, their 22-year-old brother had been having an affair with the 21-year-old woman for three years. They ran away together twice, in January and March. When they were eventually discovered in the city of Meerut last summer, the woman issued charges against the man for abducting her. He is currently being held in prison.


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