BBC—A woman has been arrested in Somalia's capital after she alleged in a video interview posted online that she had been raped at gunpoint by colleagues.
The journalist who interviewed the 19-year-old has also been detained in Mogadishu, but the two men accused of rape have not been arrested.
It has been reported that the arrests came after those accused of rape complained about defamation.
The UN has called for a "proper investigation" into the case.
Earlier this year, another alleged rape victim and the reporter she had spoken to were sentenced to a year in prison for "offending state institutions".
They were later released on appeal. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, November 22, 2013
Somali Woman and Journalist Arrested for Reporting Rape
The results of Sharia have been disastrous. According to the Qur'an (24:4), a person can only be accused of sexual sin if there are four witnesses. If a man rapes a woman, and there aren't four witnesses standing around watching, the woman cannot accuse the man. Indeed, if she accuses a man, but can't produce four witnesses, she will be flogged with 80 lashes. Hence, when women accuse men of rape, the rapists go free, and the women are punished.