April 4, 2009

Hearing to be held over public flogging in Pakistan

Per the Times of India, Pakistani chief justice Iftikar Mohammad Chaudhry called upon a court hearing for the woman who was beaten publicly by a member of the Taliban in Swat, two months after the organization gained power over the region.

The beating was filmed by what seems to be a mobile phone camera. Pakistani TV news broadcasted the clip on Friday, though the date of the film is undetermined.

Twitterers expressed their outrage over the beating.

  1. Nancy
    higaiimo (St. Louis, Mo.) Watched a video of a woman being beaten buy the Taliban for having an affair.No trial, no investigation. Her screams play in my head.
  2. Andrea
    andreatunes (Lombardy, Italy) Young woman, accused of having a partner outside marriage, has been beaten in Pakistan by a taliban group. Way to go, idiots!
  3. amer abbas
    hammeruk14 (Latun, U.K.) taliban have flogged a woman for an "alleged" incident with a young man, the man was flogged aswell although nothing happened sad times
  4. Francisco Irigon
    firigon (Newcastle, Wash.) is outraged at the taliban's public flogging of a young woman in Swat, Pakistan. Why are we giving aid to Pakistan?

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