... Credit Where Credit Is Due
Pakistan lifts travel ban on rape victim
Pressure from U.S. forced government to change its policy
New York Times Thursday, June 16, 2005
Islamabad, Pakistan -- Under pressure from Washington, the Pakistani government lifted its travel restrictions Wednesday on Mukhtar Mai, whose gang-rape and its aftermath set off worldwide outrage at the treatment of women in Pakistan.
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"We were confronted with what I can only say was an outrageous situation where her attackers were ordered to be freed while she had restrictions on her travel placed on her," Sean McCormack, a State Department spokesman, said at a press briefing in Washington Wednesday. "We conveyed our views about these restrictions to the senior levels of the Pakistani government."
Way to go! I can't wait to see what happens when she starts speaking in the US.
(Thanks to Darryl for cluing me in)