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FEB 05, 2013 - The Guardian

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Somali woman is jailed for a year after claiming she was raped

Human rights groups attack 'terrible miscarriage of justice' as woman and journalist who interviewed her are sentencedA Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces, and a journalist who interviewed her, were each sentenced to a year in jail on Tuesday in a trial described by human rights advocates as "a terrible miscarriage of justice".The 27-year-old woman was accused of insulting a government body and making false claims. The court in the capital, Mogadishu, said it based its decision on medical evidence that she was not raped, but the judge deferred her sentence until she ... Read More

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