Pakistan pair sentenced to death over motorway gang rape

A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced two men to death over the gang rape of a French-Pakistani mother, lawyers said, an attack that prompted nationwide protests and tough new anti-rape legislation. The woman was attacked in September last year in front of her small children on the side of a motorway after her car ran out of fuel near the southern city of Lahore. An outpouring of anger was further fuelled by a police chief who chided the victim for driving at night without a male companion. “They’ve both been handed the death penalty,” Chaudhry Qasim Arain, a lawyer for both men, told AFP af…

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