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The 2002 rape case involved a highly criticized practice in rural Pakistan that allows village elders to approve the rape of a woman as a form of punishment for her or another family member’s misdeed.
Mai was punished for adultery allegedly committed by her younger brother... ...That accusation was later proven to be false, apparently leveled to cover up the rape of the younger brother himself
When Mai came to the council to apologize for her brother’s alleged misconduct, she was abducted and raped by four men
A Pakistani woman in her position is expected to commit suicide rather than live under the social stigma of being a rape survivor
After a long battle in several Pakistani courts, her rapists’ sentences were overturned and all six men are now living free.