An Afghan rape victim, who was jailed for adultery after the attack, declared that she may marry her attacker if he restores the family honour.
Gulnaz was freed from Kabul’s Badam Bagh jail by President Karzai after international human rights groups complained about her two year jail sentence, which was later prolonged to 12 years.
The 21 year old victim, who is currently in hiding, was brutally raped by her husband’s cousin, who was jailed for seven years for the assault.
The incident left Gulnaz pregnant and she gave birth to a baby girl, which she named Moska, a year ago.
She told reporters that she is willing to marry her attacker if he manages to find a wife for one of her brothers.
The victim told the BBC that she ‘will have to marry” him after his release, if he succeeds in arranging a marriage for one of her two brothers.
She said, “… If I have a good life with him, that will be fine. Otherwise, I will have my brothers and if I don’t have a good life with him then I will divorce him and go back to them.”
The attack happened at her own home, when her mother left for a brief visit to the hospital.
She told CNN, ‘He had filthy clothes on as he does metal and construction work. He closed the doors and windows. I started screaming, but he shut me up by putting his hands on my mouth.’