Her stepfather was accused of raping her and impregnating her before killing the baby.
But here it gets weird.
Zaima Nasheed, a spokesperson for the juvenile court, said the girl was also ordered to remain under house arrest at a children’s home for eight months.
She defended the punishment, saying the girl had willingly committed an act outside of the law.
Excuse me? How did she willfully violate the law if it was the stepfather who abused her?
But in case anyone forgot how Merciful Allah was (as the Koran never gets tired of reminding us):
Officials said she would receive the punishment when she turns 18, unless she requested it earlier.
Yeah, in case she requests getting lashed tomorrow. I somehow am not familiar with the human desire for expeditious lashing.
The legal system of the Maldives, an Islamic archipelago with a population of some 400,000, has elements of Islamic law (Sharia) as well as English common law.
Those who keep demanding that we do not blame Islam for the acts of “extremists” may want to remember that these atrocities are not happening in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Neither Bangladesh nor Maldives have a reputation for being a hotbed of Taliban-style Islam.