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TOLOnews.com, May 9, 2015

Bamyan Gang Rape Victim Demands Justice

Bas Gul, resident of Waras district, told TOLOnews that one of the three rapists has been released from the jail

By Mirabed Joyenda

Bas Gul gang rape victim in Bamyan province Afghanistan
Bas Gul the gang rape victim. (Photo: TOLOnews.com)

A 21-year-old girl who was gang raped about a year ago in central Bamyan province has arrived in capital Kabul to demand justice after what she said her call for justice was not listened by the provincial authorities.

Bas Gul, resident of Waras district, told TOLOnews that one of the three rapists has been released from the jail.

She claimed that secret efforts were underway for the release of two other rapists.

"It was midnight when three armed men broke into our home and raped me. They warned me to keep quiet," Gul said, demanding justice from the government.

The police arrested three men in connection to her rape. But Gul claimed that one of the rapists has been released from the jail by the support of some members of Parliament.

"The Attorney General's office wants to send the case back to Bamyan but we want it to be followed here in Kabul in order to prevent attempts for the release of two other rapists," Gul said.

Her brother, Ghulam Sakhi, also claimed that some members of Parliament were trying to release the two other rapists.

"The offenders have trampled our prestige," Sakhi said.

He warned that if the government doesn't punish the rapists, the incidents will likely grow throughout the country.

Women in Afghanistan have been continuously the victim of violence for more than three decades.

Domestic violence, forced and underage marriages, exchange of girls to resolve a dispute, rape and street harassments are the examples of violence against women being occurred, mostly in the remote districts.

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