There are some pretty crap places in the world to be born a woman, many of them Islamic countries. A woman who has the misfortune to be born in a country run by misogynist Muslims has to accept that she is considered as a second class citizen at best, or at worst is considered as nothing more than a chattel.
Pakistan is one of those Islamic shitholes where being born a woman almost guarantees that life will be crap. Pakistan’s Islamic arse-wittery towards women is especially noticeable when it comes to the issue of sexual violence. Girls and women who are attacked in Pakistan face a terrible struggle to bring their assailants to justice. This story about a 14 year old girl who was attacked shows just how much women in Pakistan have the dice loaded against them. In this case not only was she raped by ‘ordinary’ rapists, but she was also raped by a policeman as well. She was also forced to take an abortifactant medication when one of her rapists got her pregnant. Her fight to obtain justice has resulted in pressure being put on her to drop the case against the alleged rapists.
The Pakistani Newspaper the Express Tribune said:
“MANSEHRA: Fourteen-year-old Masooma Bibi* who was first raped by five men and then by the policeman she turned to help for has said the latter is threatening her to drop the charges or reach a settlement.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Masooma said Moharrar Mushtaq, who is in Mansehra Jail after being suspended and faces criminal charges for allegedly raping her, was reaching out through his ‘emissaries’.
Two union council nazims and someone who the rape victim suspected was a criminal visited Masooma’s house to convince her to “forgive Mushtaq as being prosecuted could deprive him of his service benefits and humiliate his family.”
Masooma said Mushtaq was threatening her via these men to back off—saying if she doesn’t, Mushtaq would get her killed and her body dumped.
Determined to bring her rapists to justice, Masooma said the sexual assault has destroyed her and she will not give an inch to the perpetrators. “I will pursue the case,” she said, asking the chief justice of Pakistan and the IGP for protection from Mushtaq.
The teenager from Andrasi earlier said that on August 11, Khush Niaz, also from the same village, raped her.
She said previously, Niaz would come to her house frequently with Shafi, Noor, Javed and Gul while her father would be away for work. The girl said the men would come over to rape her sister-in-law Rehma Bibi* whose husband was away in Karachi.
When her mother finally managed to send Rehma to Karachi, the attention of the accused, said to be influential men, turned to the fourteen-year-old.
“They attempted to grab me several times on my school route but I would manage to escape,” Masooma had shared. “I told my parents who begged the men to not destroy my life but it fell on deaf ears and one day they raped me.”
“They even made a video of their crime on a mobile phone and showed me the footage so they could blackmail me into letting them rape me again.” Masooma said she was raped four times after the first time over the last two months. The men had threatened to show the video to the villagers if she ever spoke of what happened to her.
“I got pregnant in July, and Niaz forced me to swallow three pills; I thought I was dying after as I started bleeding profusely.” Niaz raped her again on August 11 and that’s when she decided to lodge a criminal case.
Masooma said after the moharrar registered the FIR, he asked her to come to the station from where they would go to a hospital for her medical examination.
On August 19, when Masooma reached the station with her mother, Mushtaq took them to his house in Ghazi Township instead of a hospital. He asked the girl’s mother to wait in the car, while he took Masooma inside, locked the door and allegedly raped her.
The accused Mushtaq is in jail while Niaz is out on bail.
*Names changed to protect identity
Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2014.”
Read the original source of this story here: http://tribune.com.pk/story/757025/the-nightmare-continues-teenage-victim-pressured-by-rapist-to-settle-the-case/
Pakistan truly is a shithole, but if it is bad for those Pakistanis who are not violent rapist religious maniacs, just imagine how bad it is for the ordinary women and girls who have to suffer life under the oppressive gyno-hatred of Islam.