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UPDATED! Child Bride, 12, Miscarried After ‘Marrying’ 27-year-old Man

Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children, Crimes Against Women, News | Tags: | Comments Off on UPDATED! Child Bride, 12, Miscarried After ‘Marrying’ 27-year-old Man

Child Bride, 12, Miscarried After 'Marrying' 27-year-old Man

A 12-year-old girl married in an Islamic ceremony to a 27-year-old man in New South Wales miscarried after becoming pregnant, court documents have revealed. A police statement of facts was tendered to the NSW District Court during the sentence hearing of the 27-year-old man.

The man has pleaded guilty to a charge of the persistent sexual abuse of a child after he told police he married the girl in an Islamic ceremony in the Hunter Valley last year. The man, who can not be named, faces a maximum 25-year sentence for the offence

UPDATE! In the NSW District Court Judge Deborah Sweeney gave the man, who cannot be named, a maximum sentence of 10 years with a non-parole period of seven and a half years. He will be eligible for parole in August 2021. He faced a possible 25-year sentence for the offence :: Read the full article »»»»


Taliban Writes to Malala Yousafzai

Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Hard Pill to Swallow, Honour Killing | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Taliban Writes to Malala Yousafzai

Malala YousafzaiWe all remember the shock late last year when  young Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, was shot – in broad daylight – by a Taliban assassin. The teenager recovered, resettled in the UK and then heroically addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday – this month – vowing not to be silenced by terrorists.

Nine months after a gunman shot her on a bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley for demanding education for girls, Malala Yousafzai received multiple standing ovations at the United Nations Youth Assembly in New York. She addressed nearly 1,000 students from around the world and her speech was immediately hailed for its power.

Bravely, Ms Yousafzai showed the attack on her had done nothing to dim her passion for girls’ education. She has not returned to Pakistan, due to persistent Taliban threats against her.

In what can only be described as a surprising turnaround, a Taliban commander has written to Ms Yousafzai, saying he regretted her shooting last year by militants and has urged her to come home :: Read the full article »»»»