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Lebanon Repeals Law Allowing Rapists To Walk Free If They Marry Their Victims

Lebanon’s Parliament on Wednesday repealed a law that had allowed rapists to escape prosecution if they married their victims.
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Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims. The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, … Click to Continue »


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