A WOMAN who was trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her son, 3, was handed to an Afghan who raped her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched.
He was jailed for 20 years for murder – but the woman, Rukhma, was jailed, too.
She had put up with her mistreatment for three months before going to authorities.
But in December, Rukhma, who doesn’t know her age but looks younger than 20, was given a four-year sentence for adultery and “escaping her house” in Pakistan.
The Taliban’s fall six years ago heralded new rights for women: to go to school or get a job.
Their rights are now enshrined in the constitution.
But except for a small urban elite, a woman fleeing domestic violence or accusing a man of rape herself often ends up seen as the guilty party.
So this poor woman not only was violated, she watched her son die at the hands of a “tolerant and peaceful” muslim. Then she joins her attacker in jail. I am sure that once she signs a confession, apologizes for being raped, and promises never to be raped again, the terrorists in charge of the jail will commute her sentence.
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