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Lebanese activists succeed in first step to repealing controversial ‘rape law’

The Lebanese parliament’s Administration and Justice Committee agreed Dec. 7 to abolish Article 522 of the penal code, which allows rapists to avoid prosecution if they marry their victims.

Lebanon - Al MonitorThe committee is currently discussing a draft law that will be presented later on to parliament, and it is considering amending articles 503-522 about misdemeanors and honor violations, by adding penalties and forcing stricter punishments.

Civil society and feminist organizations have…

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