Saturday, 26 November 2016

Turkish "rape amnesty" law

Turkey is considering a law that allows men who marry under age girls in a religious ceremony, with the consent of their family, to avoid statutory rape charges.  Instead of tackling the issue of forced under age marriage the Government is thinking about legitimising under age marriage by allowing the sentence passed on a man involved in such a situation to be postponed indefinitely.  Either Turkey is serious about wanting to be more a part of the Economic Union or it is not.  To allow people to marry their young daughters off to old men for whatever reason is not a policy of a progressive nation.

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