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Outsiders have been raping Native American women with ‘impunity’ — but legal loophole may finally close

News : The Raw Story

Native American tribes may finally begin prosecuting sex assaults under the federal Violence Against Women Act, closing a legal loophole that allowed outsiders to get away with raping women on reservations. The legislation, which wa...

Qandeel Baloch's family barred from 'forgiving' son

News / International Affairs : Al Jazeera Correspondents Blog

The practice of 'forgiving' allows many honour killings to go unpunished in Pakistan.

Pakistan adopts new law to tackle 'honour killings'

News / International Affairs : Al Jazeera Correspondents Blog

New legislation mandates life imprisonment of "honour" killers - even if victim's relatives forgive the murderers.

Pakistan stiffens penalty for convicted 'honor' killers

News / International Affairs : LA Times: World Now

Pakistani lawmakers have passed a law that stiffens the penalty for convicted "honor" killers and closes a loophole that often allowed them to go free. The bill was passed Thursday after a raucous debate that lasted nearly four hour...

Pakistan passes long-awaited anti-honour killing legislation

Local Interest / France : France 24

Pakistan's National Assembly passed legislation Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed in the name of "honour" to go free, mandating life imprisonment even if the victim's relatives forgive the murder. Honour kil...


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