Libya rape victims to be compensated

Feb 20, 2014, 7:15 AM EST
Libyan women gather during the celebration of International Women's Day in Tripoli on March 9, 2013.
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Women raped during Libya's 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi should be recognised as war victims, the cabinet has said. Its decree, which needs congressional approval, would put the women on the same level as wounded ex-fighters and entitle them to compensation. Pro-Gaddafi forces are alleged to have used rape as a weapon.

Background:

Libya Gaddafi rape victims to be compensated [BBC]

Libya: Justice minister details plan for compensation to rape victims [NYT]

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