Malaysia: 14-year old rape victim is forced to marry her Muslim rapist to avoid ‘shame’

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Malaysian rapist avoids jail after his 14-year-old victim’s family let him MARRY her ‘to avoid shame’

  • Ahmad Syukri Yusuf, in his twenties, raped  the girl twice last year
  • A court in Borneo has ruled he will not face jail because he’s married her 
  • In the conservative Muslim-majority country, sometimes victims’ families would rather a girl marry her rapist than be ‘tarnished’ in court

A Malaysian man who raped a 14-year-old girl avoided being thrown in jail after he married the young victim, sparking calls from angry activists for legal reforms on Thursday.

A court in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island ruled last week there was ‘no necessity to proceed further with this case’ following evidence that the two were married, the Borneo Post news website reported.

The victim, now 15, was allegedly raped twice by Ahmad Syukri Yusuf, in…

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