Thursday, June 29, 2006

Four Pakistan men hanged for raping a Christian girl

7 years ago, four Pakistan men broke into a home for robbery. They held the young girl at gun point and took turns raping her. They threatened the father not to raise an alarm.

President Pervez Musharraf turned down their mercy plea, and they were hanged today.Their verdict had been upheld by a higher Islamic court. Their bodies were given to their relatives outside the jail after the hanging took place.

Christians are a minority in the largely Muslim Pakistan, and the two groups generally live together peacefully. However, violence against women, particularly "honour" killings, are often reported.

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