The Suffering of Gang Rape Victim continues…

10 Nov

Minivan News 8th November 2008:

Just over two months ago, Shareefa Abdul Kareem’s 14-year old daughter was grabbed by a group of six men when she was walking home on her small, sleepy island in Noonu atoll.
Dragging her to an isolated beach, four of the men violently raped her, to the extent where she needed hospital treatment for three days.

Despite confessing their actions to police, five of the men remain free on the island, and have threatened the girl – who remains in her house for safety – they will carry out another attack.
As fellow islanders remain silent, Shareefa, 50, talks to Minivan News about how she copes with the trauma – and, as a mother of five, how helpless she feels.

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Posted by on November 10, 2008 in CAWM


2 responses to “The Suffering of Gang Rape Victim continues…

  1. Mr. Karma

    November 12, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    The truth is this.Nobody cares cuz it’s not their daughter, son, relative or friends that is raped and abused. As long as it does not concern them, it’s cool.I sometimes wonder do all us Maldivians have blue blood. Thus it could justify the complete lack of empathy in our society.

  2. hudhuhandhu

    November 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    yah i read that story from minivan news yesterday..its really appalling thinking of how helpless the family are going to be at this moment in time..Justice never is really served for those who really are in need of it..

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