This post includes graphic descriptions
of sexual violence
A vile specimen of humanity raped a ten-year-old girl but claimed consent and insisted on the milder punishment since she was not married and thus it was not adultery or rape.
According to news reports, “the rape had been so violent that it caused a break in the wall between the vagina and rectum, a fistula, which had to be repaired surgically.”
Fortunately the case was tried in a civil court and the offender was sentenced to twenty years in prison. Mullah Mohammad Amin was tried in Kabul.
According to the New York Times, the victim,
Wept uncontrollably as the prosecutor, Mujahid Raidan, read the mullah’s earlier, detailed confession and the investigative report detailing her horrific injuries. But when the mullah spoke in his own defense and claimed she had seduced him, the girl stopped sobbing and pulled aside her veil enough to speak directly to him. “Hey liar, hey liar,” she said. “God hate you, you are dirt, you are dirt, you are a vampire…”
The victim’s father neither looked at nor spoke to his daughter during the proceedings, and when they were over, he turned his back on her and walked out. She followed him at a respectful distance, walking past the mullah chained up in the hallway, who kept his eyes on the floor.
Had the case been tried in a religious court the mullah’s punishment might have been only 100 lashes. But of course that would have required other mullahs finding against him.