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December 20, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Police beat back demonstrators from the gates of Parliament on Thursday when former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sought to highlight charges that officials organized the gang-rape of her friend. Watched by Pakistan's political elite, Bhutto led her Pakistan People's Party, chanting "Fascists," in an unprecedented walkout from President Ghulam Ishaq Khan's ceremonial address to a new session of Parliament. Ishaq Khan denied any official complicity.
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September 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A Pakistani court early today sentenced six men to death by hanging in the case of a woman who was gang-raped on the orders of a traditional village council. Eight others were acquitted in a case that highlighted the abuse of women in rural areas. The victim was not present when the court announced the decision amid heavy security. She said Friday that members of her family had been threatened with death if the men were convicted.
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September 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A Pakistani court early today sentenced six men to death by hanging in the case of a woman who was gang-raped on the orders of a traditional village council. Eight others were acquitted in a case that highlighted the abuse of women in rural areas. The victim was not present when the court announced the decision amid heavy security. She said Friday that members of her family had been threatened with death if the men were convicted.
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December 20, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Police beat back demonstrators from the gates of Parliament on Thursday when former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sought to highlight charges that officials organized the gang-rape of her friend. Watched by Pakistan's political elite, Bhutto led her Pakistan People's Party, chanting "Fascists," in an unprecedented walkout from President Ghulam Ishaq Khan's ceremonial address to a new session of Parliament. Ishaq Khan denied any official complicity.
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November 1, 2000 | From Reuters
Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, said Tuesday that violence against women in the United States had become "an epidemic" and urged Americans to take a stance against abuses at home and abroad. "Sexual assault is nothing less than an epidemic" with one in five American women subjected to sexual assault, the human rights activist said in a speech to the National Press Club. "We have more animal shelters in this country than battered women shelters," she said.
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April 22, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
In a ruling seen as a setback for women's rights in Pakistan, the country's Supreme Court on Thursday freed five men accused of gang-raping a woman on the orders of a village council. In 2002, elders in the southern Punjab village of Meerwala decreed that Mukhtar Mai, 30 at the time, should be raped in retaliation for her 13-year-old brother's alleged relationship with a woman from a wealthier family. Because of the severe social stigma associated with rape in Pakistan, many victims commit suicide or do not file complaints.
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