Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape law

Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape lawLebanese activists ramped up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic installation on Saturday along Beirut’s sunny seaside. A proposal to scrap Article 522 of the penal code — which deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced marriage — was introduced last year and approved by a parliamentary committee in February. It will go before parliament on May 15 and activists hope that MPs will vote to eliminate it.



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