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Rape victims fear being jailed in Mauritania

Date: December 22, 2010
Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel Wedoud
QUOTE: Mahjouba was raped in March on the nighttime streets of Mauritania's capital, but she will not bring charges against the man she says did it...According to a local U.N.-funded group working with the victims, the law criminalizes the women instead of their rapists -- and society ostracizes the women.

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