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Prayer: Afghan woman released but encouraged to marry her attacker

An Afghan woman whose plight gained international attention when she was imprisoned for adultery after a relative raped her has been freed.

The woman, identified only as Gulnaz for her own protection, had been sentenced to prison for 12 years after she reported that her cousin’s husband had raped her two years ago. Wednesday, she was free after President Hamid Karzai intervened on her behalf.

The woman is staying at a women’s shelter in Kabul with her daughter, whose father is the attacker.”

Link to CNN Story

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