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The "charming" legal system in the Maldives



I'm not one for calling for instant boycotts, but a small economy that depends heavily on tourism one would think would have an eye on international opinion and quietly drop their barbaric muslim laws when they conflict with basic humanity.

Girl in the Maldives sentenced to 100 lashes for premarital sex | World | News | National Post

A 15-year-old year girl in the Maldives is facing 100 lashes as punishment for having sexual relations before marriage.

Police in the tiny archipelago Muslim nation laid charges after investigating allegations the girl was raped and impregnated by her stepfather, who then killed the baby, the BBC reports. During that investigation, police discovered the girl has consensual sex with a man.

The punishment, doled out under Shariah Law, is apparently not related to the rape case, which has yet to go to trial.