After more international embarrassment at the delay of her release, Gulnaz is out of jail. But there remain about 350 women and up to 112 girls known to be locked up for “moral crimes.” “Afghan woman, imprisoned over rape, is free,” from MSNBC, December 14:
An Afghan woman who said she would marry her rapist in order to get out of jail, where she was serving a 12-year sentence for having sex out of wedlock, has been freed, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Kimberly Motley, the woman’s American lawyer, told NBC News that she was released from prison late Tuesday.
“Gulnaz is relieved, and trying to slowly figure out her next step,” Motley said of the woman, who goes by only one name.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardoned her last week after she said she would marry her rapist – her cousin’s husband.
In an interview with NBC News last week, Gulnaz said she had agreed to the marriage “even though I can’t look at him.”….