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Somalia sends 'raped' woman to jail

05 February 2013, 15:43

Cape Town – A woman who accused Somalia's security forces of raping her has been sentenced to a year in jail for making a false accusation, a BBC report said on Monday.

The journalist who interviewed her about her alleged rape, but did not report the story, was also found guilty by a judge in the capital, Mogadishu.

The woman's husband and two others arrested over the case were released.

Last week, US-based Human Rights Watch said the charges "made a mockery of the new Somali government's priorities".

- News24


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