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Uprising if rapists not hanged: residents

Uprising if rapists not hanged: residents

Dec 30, 2014 - 19:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Residents of the Nijrab district of central Kapisa province on Tuesday warned of launching an uprising against the government if it did not execute the rapists of a 12-year-old girl.

The residents and relatives of the gang rape victim issued the warning during a meeting with Nafisa Azimi, who heads the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon’s Commission on Womeninfo-icon’s Affairs, at her office in Kabul.

Azimi said an investigation had been launched into the incident that took place about 11 days ago in the Ghuchlan village. Six Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel allegedly rapped the 12-year-old, who was then hospitalised.

Abdul Qadir, the girl’s paternal uncle, said the rapists were ALP men and the government should hang them. He said if the rapists were not executed, 5000 youth of the Paracha tribe were ready to launch an uprising against the government.

While crying, Qadir said: “I need to die. I don’t want to be alive. I am a doctor and in the service of this government. My two sons are serving in security organs, they protect people’s honour, but no one is protecting ours. O’ God! pass me away...”

Abdul Basir, father of the victim, who was crying loudly, said: “I was in Kabul doing labour when my little daughter was sexually abused. God destroy them.”

He was unable to speak and continued crying. He just said the rapists were among the ALP men.

The girl, wearing plastic boots, a scarf around her head and wrapped in an old shawl, also attended the meeting with Azimi, but remained silent.

Her uncle told the participants not to ask her questions because she was not in her senses and would start crying.

Azimi said the Wolesi Jirga commission would jointly investigate the incident with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and would try to get the rapists hanged.



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