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  Mukhtaran Bibi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mukhtaran testified that in June 2002 her adolescent brother Shakoor was suspected and accused by the Mastoi of committing ziadti (rape, sodomy or illegal sex) or zina (fornication or adultery) with a Mastoi girl, Salma, also known as Nasim.
Mukhtaran's attackers, and the Mastoi of the so-called panchayat that conspired in her rape, were sentenced to death by the Dera Ghazi Khan anti-terrorist court.
Mukhtaran was originally slated to speak at the United Nations on 20 January 2006, but the UN postponed the visit at the last minute after Pakistan complained that her appearance was scheduled for the same day as a visit by Aziz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mukhtaran_Bibi   (2041 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / Gang-rape victim in Pakistan is dealt legal blow
Mukhtaran Bibi wept last week after a Pakistani court overturned the convictions of five of six men convicted of raping her.
Given that hundreds of Bibi's fellow villagers witnessed her humiliation from outside the hut where it occurred and saw her walk, half-naked, back to her house, the decision to overturn the convictions probably stemmed from corruption or impartiality on the part of the police or judges, rights activists and legal specialists said.
Bibi said that ignorance was at the root of the crime committed against her, and it is her duty to fight it.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/03/11/gang_rape_victim_in_pakistan_is_dealt_legal_blow?pg=full   (1190 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Mukhtaran is a woman who has managed to turn her own devastating experience into a heroic struggle for all women in Pakistan and the neighbouring countries.
Mukhtaran was 31 years old when she was abducted and gang-raped by 4 men of a village tribe in June 2002.
Mukhtaran was supposed to travel to the USA this month to talk about her experiences.
www.faithfreedom.org /Announcement/506301500.htm   (380 words)

 Tom Watson: Mukhtaran Bibi Update
Mukhtaran from leaving the country is a testament to the calculated measures it has taken to obscure a human rights record that flies in the face of international standards.
Mukhtaran Bibi, the Pakistani human rights activist and educator, is still not free to travel.
Mukhtaran was obviously able to see beyond clan differences as was evidenced by her attempts to enroll the children of her rapists in her schools.
tomwatson.typepad.com /tom_watson/2005/06/mukhtaran_bibi_.html   (2426 words)

 Majikthise : Mukhtaran Bibi in custody
In 2002, Mukhtaran Bibi was sentenced to be raped because of some alleged transgression by her brother.
Bibi had been had been illegally arrested after being invited to address human rights activists in the U.S. Bibi's house arrest coincided with the court-ordered release of her rapists.
The Mukhtaran Bibi case is still foggy, because she is still being detained by the authorities and denied permission to telephone her friends freely.
majikthise.typepad.com /majikthise_/2005/06/mukhtaran_bibi_.html   (792 words)

 CNN.com - Six men found guilty in gang rape - Dec. 12, 2002
After Bibi's brother was accused of having relations with a higher-caste woman, members of her family called a tribal council to determine proper punishment.
Bibi told Reuters news agency that relatives of the defendants had threatened to kill members of her family if the 14 were convicted.
Prior to the rape, Bibi says she turned to the village's tribal council after her brother was kidnapped by a family from the Mastoi clan and accused of raping one of its members.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/08/31/pakistan.gang.rape   (678 words)

 Nye: Mukhtaran Bibi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Mukhtaran testified against her attackers and propounded the shocking idea that the shame lies in raping, rather than in being raped.
Mukhtaran was taken to Islamabad, furiously berated and told that President Pervez Musharraf was very angry with her.
Mukhtaran were released, airports have been alerted to bar her from leaving the country.
mtcharleston.blogspot.com /2005/06/mukhtaran-bibi.html   (1717 words)

 Hootsbuddy's Place: Mukhtaran Bibi's story
Last fall I wrote about Mukhtaran Bibi, a woman who was sentenced by a tribal council in Pakistan to be gang-raped because of an infraction supposedly committed by her brother.
Mukhtaran, then village leaders forced her to walk home nearly naked in front of a jeering crowd of 300.
Mukhtaran, who believed that the best way to overcome such abuses was through better education, used her compensation money to start two schools in her village, one for boys and the other for girls.
hootsbuddy.blogspot.com /2005/06/mukhtaran-bibis-story.html   (894 words)

 Mukhtar Mai
Mukhtaran Bibi was in the news for a brief time in 2002 and then was forgotten until recently.
Mukhtaran’s story might have ended here, except that on March 3, 2005 a Pakistani court overturned the death sentences of all six men who raped her and ordered five of them freed.
Mukhtaran's story of heartbreak and triumph is sadly typical of countless stories of women and girls in poor countries around the world.
www.grainofwheat.net /bibi.html   (1255 words)

 The Reaction -- by Michael J.W. Stickings: Update on Mukhtaran Bibi: free at last (sort of)
Mukhtaran, saying that she is now free to travel to the U.S. Well, it's true that government officials removed her name from the fllist of those barred from leaving Pakistan, but at the same time they confiscated Ms.
Mukhtaran planned to visit the U.S. this month, they detained her and apparently tried to intimidate her by ordering the release of those convicted for her rape.
Mukhtaran had decided on her own not to go to the U.S. because her mother was sick (actually, she wasn't), the president in effect acknowledged that that was one more lie.
the-reaction.blogspot.com /2005/06/update-on-mukhtaran-bibi-free-at-last.html   (618 words)

 Add new comment | Interversity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Mukhtaran was in the courthouse and collapsed in tears, fearful of the risk this brings to her family.
Mukhtaran, not the kind of woman to squander money on herself by flying, even when she has access to $133,000, took an exhausting 12-hour bus ride to Islamabad yesterday to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Mukhtaran's life illuminates what will be the central moral challenge of this century, the brutality that is the lot of so many women and girls in poor countries.
interversity.org /comment/reply/99   (984 words)

 Rape survivor educates Pakistan / Victim of tribal sentence pushes for justice, builds school to fight status quo
Panchayat members ignored the pleas of Mukhtaran's father, who is from the lower-caste Gujar tribe, and watched as four Mastoi men dragged the sobbing woman into a shed to beat and rape her before forcing her to walk home naked.
Determined to overcome her pain, Mukhtaran used half of the money she received from the government to purchase land for a primary school in her area and convinced provincial officials to erect a building because she believes the education of future generations is the key to preventing others from suffering her fate.
Mukhtaran's plans for the future are simple: to work as hard as she can to make the primary school succeed and to do everything in her meager power to help the women of her area.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/10/MNG996IUEO1.DTL   (878 words)

 DAWN - Cowasjee Corner; 07 November, 2004
Mukhtaran's story has been written about at length, both here and abroad, in 2002 after she was gang-raped in June of that year.
Mukhtaran, illiterate, downtrodden, but brave and obviously intelligent, realizing that education was the only way in which she could help her people emerge from their helpless plight, used the money to build two schools in her village, one for girls and one for boys.
Mukhtaran herself was also sent a substantial amount in cheques, some of which she has deposited, but most of which is being held so as to avoid our bank clearing charges of up to some Rs.3,000 per US dollar cheque.
www.dawn.com /weekly/cowas/20041107.htm   (1291 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | 'It's not just a woman who has been raped, but a nation'
On a muggy June night, a council of village elders sentenced her to be raped as punishment for an "honour crime" alleged to have been committed by her younger brother.
Mukhtaran lived a quiet life at her parent's home in Meerwala on the pan-flat plains of southern Punjab.
Mukhtaran is worried for her family's safety, and has spent the first tranche of the New York Times money on building a permanent police post outside her door.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,1436956,00.html   (1652 words)

 Technorati Tag: Mukhtaran Bibi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Mukhtaran Bibi (also known as Mukthar Mai), a peasant from a small Pakistani...
Last night Mukhtaran Bibi accepted $20,000 and a modern red figurine as one of Glamour magazine's women of the year during a celebrity-studded...
Mukhtaran Bibi (Mukhtar Mai) has won the case she and the government brought to reverse the acquittals of five men, the commutation of the death...
technorati.com /tag/Mukhtaran+Bibi   (476 words)

 Mukhtaran Bibi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Mukhtaran's brothers and then covered up their crime by falsely accusing him of having an affair with a high-status woman.
Mukhtaran, who had never gone to school herself, used the money to build one school in the village for girls and another for boys - because, she said, education is the best way to achieve social change.
Members of the "high-status" tribe are allegedly planning on murdering Bibi and her whole family as soon as the police protection leaves.
www.akuaku.org /archives/2004/09/mukhtaran_bibi.shtml   (535 words)

 Mercy Corps > Topics > Peaceful Change > Courage in the Face of Suffering
As punishment for a village dispute involving her brother, Mukhtaran was sentenced by a Pakistani tribal council to be publically gang-raped.
Immediately after her torturous ordeal, a beaten and humiliated Mukhtaran was forced by her tormenters to walk home naked - her only advocate was her father, who covered her with a shawl as she passed hundreds of villagers.
Mukhtaran Bibi stands as a shining example of brave perseverance in the face of terrible suffering.
www.mercycorps.org /topics/peacefulchange/507   (463 words)

 Raped, Kidnapped and Silenced
Mukhtaran Bibi, a Pakistani woman whom a tribal council sentenced to be gang-raped, in this photo from September 2004.
Usually we journalists write about rogues, but Mukhtaran Bibi could not be more altruistic or brave, as the men who gang-raped her discovered.
Mukhtaran, and she took the traditional route: she swallowed a bottle of pesticide and dropped dead.
www.truthout.org /cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/35/11864/printer   (1368 words)

 Most Inspiring Person of the Year 2004--Nominee Mukhtaran Bibi -- Beliefnet.com
The charge against the boy was later found to be false, and Mukhtaran said that in fact her brother had been sodomized by Mastoi tribesmen who then fabricated the story of the boy’s crime.
An imam, outraged by the rape, asked a local reporter to talk to her, and her story was soon picked up by the national and international media.
Mukhtaran’s rare courage in speaking out and her determination to stay and help others have shed light on a critical human rights issue.
www.beliefnet.com /story/157/story_15720_1.html   (431 words)

 blogJosh: Free Mukhtaran Bibi
Mukhtaran's brother was accused of having an affair with a woman...
Mukhtaran's brother was accused of having an affair with a woman of high rank, and so in punishment, Mukhtaran was sentenced to be gang-raped.
However, till then Bibi's fate in a Pakistani feudal state will be reminiscent of that of some banana republic.
joshshear.com /blogjosh/archives/2005/06/free_mukhtaran.html   (456 words)

 The Blog | Tom Watson: Save Mukhtaran Bibi | The Huffington Post
Mukhtaran Bibi is a small, willful package of courage and steel unbroken in the face of group torture and violence by the weak-souled, God-hating cowards who would make her a victim.
As those of you who read Nick Kristoff’s column in the New York Times know, Mukhtar Mai (as she is also known) was a victim of a gang rape, locally sanctioned by tribal elders as a feudal punishment for a crime supposedly committed by her brother.
And so, when a human rights group planned to bring Mukhtaran Bibi to the United States for a speaking tour, Musharraf’s government pounced, placing her on the restrictive do not travel list and eventually forcing her to rescind her request for a U.S. visa and confiscating her passport.
www.huffingtonpost.com /tom-watson/save-mukhtaran-bibi_b_2797.html   (948 words)

 Margins Discussion Forum - Sentenced to Rape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
And almost three years later, Mukhtaran Bibi is still unable to talk about how she was punished one sweltering June 2002 night in her Pakistani village.
"Mukhtaran is now a star pupil: "I can write my own name and count to 100," she boasts, although she attends lessons separately from the other students, who call her baji, or elder sister.
Mukhtaran caries a cell phone and has moved from a mud-walled house to a brick one, where she dines on meat as a once-a-week indulgence.
www.gentlespirit.com /margins/Feminism1/395.html   (1300 words)

 She was gang-raped on the orders of village elders. Yesterday, Mukhtaran Bibi's nightmare began again Declan Walsh in ...
Ms Bibi was catapulted to world attention after a panchayat, or tribal council, at the remote Punjabi village of Meerwala in June 2002.
But Ms Bibi took the case to court and, after a tear-filled testimony, six Mastoi men were sentenced to death by hanging in August 2002.
Since 2002 Ms Bibi has remained in Meerwala, where she has used President Musharraf's donation to build the village's first primary schools, where about 270 boys and girls are being educated.
www.peacewomen.org /news/Pakistan/March05/gangrape.html   (884 words)

 Raped, Kidnapped and Silenced | The Agonist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
For more information about Mukhtaran Bibi, see the website of the Asian-American Network Against Abuse of Women, run by a group of Pakistani doctors, and it's also the group that is arranging her visit to the U.S. In addition, see Mercy Corps who are working with Ms.
Mukhtaran in administering the funds that NEW YORK TIMES readers sent for her.
Mukhtaran Mai, who was gang raped on the orders of a traditional village council in 2002, had demanded that the government allow her to travel after a court ordered the release of 12 men connected with her case.
agonist.org /story/2005/6/14/31354/2601   (1160 words)

 Rhodian Attic: We Need to Help Mukhtaran Bibi
In case you haven't been following her story, Mukhtaran Bibi, an inspiration to women around the world (particularly to those in the Middle East) has been kidnapped and hidden by her government because President Musharraf is afraid of what she has to say about life in Pakistan.
Mukhtaran first made headlines when a male family member of hers was accused of a crime and as punishment for his purported deed she was raped by four men and forced to walk home partially clothed while she was jeered by hundreds of people.
Mukhtaran planned a visit to the United States, and it appears President Musharraf was very displeased by this...
kathleencallon.blogspot.com /2005/06/we-need-to-help-mukhtaran-bibi.html   (491 words)

 Case to Cause   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-02)
Yet what makes the plight of 28-year-old Mukhtaran Bibi so distinctive is the manner in which this gang rape, ostensibly sanctioned by the local panchayat, has galvanised Pakistani civil society and the media resulting in the unprecedented alacrity with which a normally impassive government and judiciary has acted against the perpetrators.
Mukhtaran Bibi's rape, which involved a complex mix of upper caste arrogance, patriarchal chauvinism and tribal honour, may have never come to light but for the courage of a local imam, Abdul Razzaq.
What Bibi's case has done is to point to the very positive role being played by one section of Pakistani civil society and the media under trying circumstances.
www.hvk.org /articles/0802/22.html.31990.VINCLUDEFIX   (856 words)

 Letter to President Pervez Musharraf (Human Rights Watch Letter, July 12, 2002)
After the rape, Mukhtaran Bibi's attackers forced her to return home naked, passing before a crowd of Mastoi villagers.
Mukhtaran Bibi did not initially file a complaint with the police because she and her family feared further reprisals by the Mastoi tribe.
Earlier in the day, members of the Mastoi tribe reportedly abducted Mukhtaran Bibi's brother, Abdul Shaqoor, who is between thirteen and fifteen years old, and sodomized him over a period of several hours.
hrw.org /press/2002/07/pak0712-ltr.htm   (761 words)

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