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MAR 03, 2013 - The Guardian

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Somali woman wins appeal against sentence for claiming soldiers raped her

Mogadishu court overturns conviction but journalist who interviewed her still faces six months in prisonA judge in Somalia has overturned the sentence against a woman who alleged that she was raped by government soldiers but has upheld the conviction of a journalist who interviewed her.The woman, 27, had been convicted of defaming a government body and making false accusations. A Mogadishu appeals court judge, Mohamed Hassan Ali, ruled on Sunday that there was insufficient evidence to support the prosecution case."The court has recognised that the lady was the real victim," the judge said, ... Read More

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