The only damage is in Muq's deranged and barbaric mind.<quoted text>
Back from the doctor's office?
may be he thought that damage is permanent.
So the photo of yours is really you?
Oh yes, let's not forget the under-age rape victim who has just been sentenced to 100 lashes.
This is an absolute outrage, regardless of the reason for her charges. Victims of rape or other forms of sexual abuse should be given counselling and support not charged with a crime, said Abbas Faiz, Amnesty Internationals Maldives Researcher.
We urge the Maldivian authorities to immediately drop all charges against the girl, ensure her safety and provide her with all necessary support.
Flogging is a violation of the absolute prohibition on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. The Maldivian authorities should immediately end its use regardless of circumstances. The fact that this time a 15-year old girl who has suffered terribly is at risk makes it all the more reprehensible, said Faiz.
Flogging is not only wrong and humiliating, but can lead to long-term psychological as well as physical scars.
In response to a Minivan News report in 2009 of an 18 year-old woman fainting after a 100 lashes, Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the inhumane and degrading punishment.
Of the 184 people sentenced to public flogging in 2006, 146 were female, making it nine times more likely for women to be punished."
No doubt Muq is rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of inflicting such pain and torture on a defenseless girl and thinking that all is well in his Islamic world.