Mukhtar Mai

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Pakistan Frees Accused Gang Rapists

Mukhtar Mai's alleged assailants go free

(Newser) - Pakistan’s supreme court has freed 13 of the 14 people accused of raping Mukhtar Mai, the activist who earned global acclaim for speaking out about her assault, a rare act in Pakistan’s sexist society. Human rights groups are outraged, and Mai says she’s terrified. “I am... More »

Activist Pakistani Gang-Rape Victim Marries

Unusual for victims of rape, who are heavily stigmatized

(Newser) - A Pakistani gang-rape victim who shunned custom and rose to global fame by speaking out about her case has defied another local taboo—she just got married. Rape victims in Pakistan face severe social stigma and diminished marriage prospects, prompting many to commit suicide. But Mukhtar Mai went public and... More »

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