The Taliban defended whipping the girl in Swat. They say she was let off easy…
She should have been stoned.
The Taliban flogged a 17 year-old girl in public for in Pakistan’s northwestern region of Swat, where Sharia law was introduced after the government reached a truce with the Taliban in February. The girl was reportedly seen in public with a man who was not her husband, a serious crime according to the Taliban.
They whipped her 34 times:
The Pakistani government expressed outrage over the flogging.
They called for the arrest of those responsible.
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