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Old 09-02-2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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Five women killed for wanting to choose their own husbands

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A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by southwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament this week to spare him their outrage.

"These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them," Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents Baluchistan province, said Saturday. "Only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were first shot and then thrown into a ditch.

They were still breathing as their bodies were covered with rocks and mud, according media reports and human rights activists, who said their only "crime" was that they wished to marry men of their own choosing.


Zehri told a packed and flabbergasted Parliament on Friday that Baluch tribal traditions helped stop obscenity and then asked fellow lawmakers not to make a big fuss about it.
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What an example of gross human rights violations over there.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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it's beyond unfortunate that things like this still happen...
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Centuries old traditions??? Fucking
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I am going to be a cultural bigot and state that universal suffrage and secularism trump tribalistic tradition.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:59 PM   #8
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This is clearly the fault of the McCain/Palin campaign.
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It's situations like this that make me glad I'm going to be working in Human Rights after college. How awful
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This is clearly the fault of the McCain/Palin campaign.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:21 PM   #11
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I can't believe that the rest of the world allows these things to still happen.
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It's interesting to see who is making jokes about this.
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It's interesting to see who is making jokes about this.
How dare you say that. You must be anti-male.







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They should hang those sons-of-bitches as well as the "lawyer"!!!
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