March 6, 2005 |
A Pakistani woman who was allegedly gang-raped in 2002 on the orders of a tribal council said Saturday that she feared for her safety after a top court overturned the convictions of five of the six men in the attack and ordered them released. Mukhtaran Mai said she had been raped at the direction of Mastoi tribal elders as punishment for her brother's affair with a daughter of an influential tribesman.
November 8, 2007
Instead of mounting an assault on the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists swarming in Pakistan's northwestern territories, Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared war on the rule of law and his country's independent judicial system.
June 29, 2005 |
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered five men accused of gang-raping a woman on the orders of a tribal council to be detained and retried. The ruling came after victim Mukhtaran Mai, 33, filed an appeal in the Supreme Court to prevent the release of the five, who had been ordered to be set free this month by another court that had reversed their earlier conviction.
June 28, 2005 |
A woman who was gang-raped on orders of a tribal council urged that the nation's highest court reinstate the death penalty against five of her attackers as the panel opened a hearing on the case Monday. Mukhtaran Mai, 33, was assaulted in 2002 after her 12-year-old brother was accused of having an affair with a woman from a powerful clan.
March 23, 2009 |
Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, who became a symbol of resistance to military rule in Pakistan, quietly resumed his duties Sunday after an incendiary two-year political confrontation that brought down one government and threatened another. In a sometimes tearful ending to the saga, supporters of the reinstated jurist raised the Pakistani flag at his residence, in keeping with a vow made by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination 15 months ago.
January 6, 2008
Re "After Bhutto," editorial, Jan. 2 The Times editorial urges free and fair elections in Pakistan. How soon we forget. Democratic elections do not guarantee a peaceful nation. There appear to be nations that are only held together by a dictatorial strongman or which choose leaders bent on aggression against their neighbors. We removed Saddam Hussein, sponsored free and fair elections and produced a nation torn apart by sectarian conflict and a government in paralysis. Free and fair elections in the Palestinian territories brought a terrorist organization to power.