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Topic: Way to go ...
Posted by: Leslie Wilson
Date/Time: 08/09/14 06:56:00

Afghanistan has handed the death penalty to seven men for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding, in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security at a time of transition.

Police said a large group of men, some dressed in police uniforms, and with assault rifles, stopped a convoy of cars in which the women were travelling along with their families in the district of Paghman, just outside Kabul, last month.

They dragged four women out of the cars in the middle of the night and raped them in the field near the main road. One of them was pregnant. The victims were also beaten and their jewellery and mobile phones stolen.

Judge Safihullah Mujadidi in a summary trial, televised nationwide on Sunday, convicted the men of armed robbery and sexual assault.

"Based on criminal law these individuals are sentenced to the severest punishment which is death sentence," he said.

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