More awful news from the Maldives, the hypocritical poster-child of global-warming alarmism.
Here’s the headline from the BBC:
Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex
But, that’s a lie. She was raped:
A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said.
The charges against the girl were brought against her last year after police investigated accusations that her stepfather had raped her and killed their baby. He is still to face trial.
Prosecutors said her conviction did not relate to the rape case.
I love how the BBC describes the Maldives: “An Islamic archipelago.”
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.
I wonder if the Maldives uses that in their tourism materials? Come for the Sharia law, stay for the sun!