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".