• The victim of the "rape of honor" in Pakistan has become a model

  • Pakistani activist Mukhtar Mai, the victim of gang rape, took part in the display of clothing during the fashion week in Karachi. About it reports The South China Morning Post.

    44-year old Mukhtar Mai (real name Mukhtaran Bibi) went on the catwalk with the other models, showing off clothes designed by designer Rosina Muneeb. The models and visitors of the fashion week May met with applause. As explained by the human rights activist, to participate in the show persuaded her in Munib. "If at least one of my step will help any woman, I will do it with great joy," May explain his decision.

    In 2002 May, which belonged to the tribe of tuttle, was a victim of the "rape of honor". After her brother was accused of raping a girl from the tribe mastoi, by the decision of the elders mastoi the men of the tribe first raped by the suspect, and then his older sister Mukhtaran Bibi. Unlike most victims of such cases, which, as a rule, commit suicide, May has filed a lawsuit against their abusers and reached the Supreme court of the country. The result was the trial of 14 members of the tribe matoi parties, gang rapes and elders. Six of them were sentenced to death, but ultimately released by the decision of the court of appeal.

    After this process, the Mukhtar Mai became a well-known human rights activist and fighter for women's rights, organizovao charitable organization, an orphanage and girls school. In 2009 she got married.


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