Lebanon abolishes law loophole that let rapists marry their victims

Finally, Lebanon has joined other Arab states in ditching a law that allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims. Lawmakers voted to repeal an article of the Lebanese penal code that deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced mar…

Finally, Lebanon has joined other Arab states in ditching a law that allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims. Lawmakers voted to repeal an article of the Lebanese penal code that deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced marriage reports The Independent. Article 522 includes a provision that allows accused and convicted rapists...

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