I don’t care how hard a bastard you are, or how bloody tolerant you think you should be of other people’s faiths, beliefs and traditions, but this is just sickening and has no place on this earth.
Hena Akhter’s last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl.
Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh’s Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man.
The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public.
Hena dropped after 70.
Bloodied and bruised, she was taken to hospital, where she died a week later.
These people live in a dark ages. And the parents had to watch it. Read more »