A Personal Story
The abuse and murder of Lal Jamilla Mandokhel shows potential consequences when state authorities and cultural institutions operate with no regard for human rights:
In March 1999 Lal Jamilla Mandokhel, a sixteen-year-old Pakistani girl, was repeatedly raped. Her uncle filed a complaint with the police. Police officers detained her attacker, but handed Lal Jamilla over to her tribe. The council of elders decided that Lal Jamilla had brought shame on the tribe, and that the only way to overcome the shame was to put her to death. She was shot on the orders of the council.
Source: Amnesty International, Pakistan: Violence Against Women in the Name of Honour,
September 22, 1999, AI INDEX: ASA 33/017/1999