TEENAGE GIRL SENTENCED TO 100 LASHES AFTER ‘BEING RAPED BY STEPFATHER’ HAS PUNISHMENT QUASHED
A 15 year old girl was sentenced to 100 lashes for having premarital sex in the Maldives buthad the punishment quashed by a court ruling. The girl was told she had been wronglyconvicted by the judge. Her stepfather is on trial accused of raping her.
She was first arrested in June last year after the body of a baby she gave birth to wasfound buried outside her home on the island of Feydhoo. The girl's stepfather has beencharged with murder and sexual abuse, while her mother is accused of concealing acrime.