November 27th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

Nearly 5,000 sign petition calling for release of Afghan rape victim

Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a petition Sunday with nearly 5,000 names endorsing a plea for the immediate release of a rape victim who has been jailed because of her attack and is being forced to marry her rapist.

Kim Motley, a lawyer for 21-year-old Gulnaz, said the palace received the petition, which gathered 4,751 names in just over 48 hours, on Sunday afternoon. The petition comes with an official plea for clemency addressed to the president, who has the power to immediately pardon Gulnaz, currently in jail for adultery because her attacker was married at the time of the attack.

Gulnaz was sentenced to 12 years after the attack as her rapist was married though that term was recently reduced to 3 years.

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  1. Portland tony

    We here in America have helped the Afghan people with billions of tax payers' dollars, suffered the loss of our young on the battlefield, and practically bankrupted our nation so the Afghan courts can dispense this form of justice. Astounding.

    November 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The LONE OKIE

    This country is lost cause. Their beliefs and arcaic. Stop the nation building. Rumsfelt said, there nothing but rocks. We got Osama.

    November 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    What a messed up country. This woman gets sentenced to 12 years in prison for adultery because the man who r-p-d her is her cousins husband. Now the only way for her to get out is for her to marry her cousins husband, who by the way is the man that r-p-d her. WTH

    November 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Radar

    Why is it that the afghan government is following our justice system? The innocent is guilty and the guilty go free?

    November 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dr.RUFFNUTT

    I THINK IT'S KINDA COOL.. say your an ugly nerd... you just go find a real hot chick and r-a-pe er... then you get to marry her..

    November 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      didjew take yer meds today, doc?

      November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dr.RUFFNUTT

    altho what happens it 2 guys ra-pe the same chick? do they all have to get married?

    November 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mmmmm

    so dumb...marry the perp, drug 'em, then grind his family jewels in the garbage disposer while he's sleepin' and since that eye caused him to sin, pluck that out too while she at it too...christian soaps tops arabic's any

    November 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u

    Good question. Men can have mutiple wives. Can women have multiple husbands ?

    November 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      idk, ask presidential canidate mitt romney...

      November 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Hah, Good one.

      November 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Radar

    Hello lone okie, my father was born just out side el reno, oneof those literaly born in a barn! Thank you for your input! I believe completly in what you said, lets get the hell out of there our job is done come home guys

    November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      apparentl...not everybody like their steak medium they gonna hafta stay in nere a lil longer...

      November 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Radar

    Whos doc ?

    November 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dr.RUFFNUTT

    my dog was licking him self the other day then the neighbors cat came ov3r in the yard.. well the dog proceed to have un-wanted relations with the cat... so if we were an islamic nation would the dog have to marry the cat? after a breif stay in the pound of course..

    November 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      noooooo, accordin' to Islamic justieece the cat would hafter marry the dog...

      November 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dr.RUFFNUTT

    ohh i get it now... i had it all backwards...

    November 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dr.RUFFNUTT

    so it was the cat's fault... i thought so... that cat should have been on a leash..
    muslims are so smart..

    November 27, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I hafter dissirgree, it trully is the dumb dog fault...the only reason he ain't in the pound is because he and the jerge hangout around the same hydrant

      November 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dr.RUFFNUTT

    no.. the dog did it in his yard.. and the cat was asking for it i think..
    cause it was going "mmmmmmeeeeeooowwwwwww" all

    November 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      you mean dah wife had an untrained dawg around da house who humpleg anyone and anything visitin': friends, relatives and pillows...dah wife, po' ting, shudda enrolled her dawg in obedience school.

      November 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |

    i just thought of something... freddy kreguar's mom.. who would she marry?

    November 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
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