Thursday, 15 March 2012

Gulnaz's Lawyer

Last December I wrote two posts on the high-profile case of an Afghan woman known as Gulnaz, who had been raped by her cousin's husband and had been sentenced to two years in prison - increased to 10 years on appeal - for the "moral crime" of being a rape victim (CLICK). President Hamid Karzai came under enormous international pressure and pardoned Gulnaz on condition she marry her rapist (CLICK). Shown is a photo of Kimberley Motley, Gulnaz's lawyer, who was a US beauty queen before moving to Afghanistan four years ago. She is the country's only foreign defence lawyer and gained the pardon for Gulnaz. BBC News Magazine has posted an interesting article about Kimberley (title link). A brave woman.


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