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Islamic Court Sentence 17-Year –Old Nigerian Girl To 180 Lashes

A 17-year-old pregnant Nigerian girl was sentenced to 180 lashes (flogging) between forty days and two months after delivery for her so called disobedience to Islamic Sharia law. The 17-year old stated before the Islamic Court, along with seven corroborating witnesses, that she had been forced into having sex with three middle-aged men from her village. The Court upheld their flogging sentence citing that the 17-year-old “had not provided enough proof and found her guilty of sex before marriage and making unproven allegations against the men.”

Media Resources: AFP 7 December 2000, ZA*NOW 7 December 2000, Feminist Global News Wire