Somaliland rape victim sentenced to flogging

A judge in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a disabled woman, who had accused a man of rape, to be flogged 100 times. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The victim first reported the incident to local police in February 2018.
  • She said she had been raped by a taxi driver in September 2017.
  • The victim’s lawyer and human rights groups in Somaliland have lodged an appeal and are hopeful the sentencing will be overturned

A judge in the self-declared republic of Somaliland has sentenced a disabled woman, who had accused a man of rape, to be flogged 100 times.

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