Pakistani gang-rape victim no longer barred from traveling abroad

[JURIST] The Pakistani government said Wednesday that gang-rape victim Mukhtar Mai [advocacy website, BBC profile] has been removed from a no-travel list and is free to go abroad. In a case that has received international attention, Mai was gang-raped on orders from a traditional village council. Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sharpao announced that the decision to allow Mai to leave the country came from Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz [Wikipedia profile]. The decision comes after the Lahore High Court [official website] on Friday released 12 men connected to the case [JURIST report] after finding no justification for their continued imprisonment. Reuters has more.

 

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