Maldivian teen to get 100 lashes for sex with older man

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:08

London: A 16-year-old girl in Maldives has reportedly been sentenced to 100 lashes and eight months’ house arrest for having sex with an older man.

The girl has ``confessed`` to having sex with the 29-year-old after her family pressed charges.

According to a report by Minivan News, the man was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced on Sunday to ten years in jail.

The Maldivian court stated that the girl`s sentence would be implemented when she turns 18, the Daily Mail reports.

As she is legally a minor, the court stated that the girl`s sentence would be implemented when she turned 18,`` Minivan News said.

The sentence came ten months after UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay urged the Maldives to stop publicly flogging women for having extra-marital sex.

According to the paper, Pillay noted during a visit to the country that the Maldives had progressed in safeguarding the rights of its 330,000 Sunni Muslims, but more needed to be done to protect women.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:02

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