Kristoff writes of the plight of Mukhtaran Bibi, a Pakistani woman gang-raped by order of a village tribunal who brought her attackers to court and used the money she received from their convictions to set up a local school–and who is now being detained by the Pakistani government and is being held without a lawyer.
Jason Chervokas says:Pakistan’s treatment of Bibi and the US government’s failure to hold it’s ally’s feet to the fire on this most basic of human rights issues starkly exposes the bald, two-faced, lie that is the Bush Administration’s supposed campaign for democracy in the Arab World.”
So far, the US government has been silent on this human rights violation by an ally.
Read Tom Watson on how to speak out. Blogger LazyCat has some added links and resources.

Update
: She’s home.

Kristoff writes of the plight of Mukhtaran Bibi, a Pakistani woman gang-raped by order of a village tribunal who brought her attackers to court and used the money she received from their convictions to set up a local school–and who is now being detained by the Pakistani government and is being held without a lawyer.
Jason Chervokas says:Pakistan’s treatment of Bibi and the US government’s failure to hold it’s ally’s feet to the fire on this most basic of human rights issues starkly exposes the bald, two-faced, lie that is the Bush Administration’s supposed campaign for democracy in the Arab World.”
So far, the US government has been silent on this human rights violation by an ally.
Read Tom Watson on how to speak out. Blogger LazyCat has some added links and resources.

Update
: She’s home.