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Maldives: Teenager Faces Lashing for Pre-Marital Sex

September 4, 2012

The unnamed teenager was convicted on her confession under sharia law after her family complained that she has had sex with a 29-year-old man in July.

The man was given 10 years in jail during a court hearing in the remote Raa atoll on Sunday.

A court official said the girl, whose identity was not revealed, could refuse the public flogging and would then instead be subjected only to eight months house arrest under local laws.