According to Islam, woman in public must be accompanied by a male guardian at all times . Failure to do so is a punishable offense and that is exactly what this 13 year old girl allegedly have done.
A 13 year old, Shafeenaz who went to a neighboring house was raped by a 54 year old man and the incident was reported to a local Sharia court which then decided to sentence the victim for 100 lashes and a two year jail term for behaving indecently and allowing herself to be victimized by not accompanying a male guardian.
Turkey was a secular country until very recently although
the rise of Sharia courts are clearly evident, specially in rural Turkey. Turkish
president Ergodan is trying to remove "Secularism" from the
constitution and make it a "Religious constitution" by referencing
Speaker Ismail Kahraman
recently called for a constitution change for this effect which sparked
controversy. Taking the lead rural Turkey cities have now moved to set
up their own Sharia courts. This 13 year old was convicted by a similar sharia
court which determined that they lack evidence to convict the rapist as the
victim was unable to provide four witnesses to the court.
Verdict was given by a four
member sharia panel who said to have heard only two cases prior to this. According
to reports, secular movements have already protested against the religions
legal system popping up in Rural Turkey against modern Ataturk constitution
which is still in force.
Leading human rights
activist, Ajmal Khaleed said that they have already filed this case to the
UNHRC and waiting for their intervention in light of Ergodan's attempt to make
Turkey an Islamic state governed by Sharia law.
He also noted that "perpetrators
will only be inspired by such verdicts and child abuse cases will skyrocket".
"This need to be dealt with immediately as we do not wish Turkey governed
by Sharia policing", he added further.
Amnesty international issued
a press release condemning the verdict and their surprise to learn that Sharia
courts are operating in a secular country such as Turkey. When ATV news channel inquired Bekir Bozdag, the
minister of justice, if the government will be taking any action against
illegal sharia courts operating, he said that "we are investigating the
matter now and its too early to say anything".
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13 Year Old Rape Victim Ordered To Lash 100 Times and Two Year Jail Term In Turkey4.55SEEKER Saturday, 3 December 2016 Komani Abdullah From Ankara According to Islam, woman in public must be accompanied by a male guardian at all times . Failure to do s...