Sunday, November 06, 2005

Gang rapists lose appeal bid

Gang rapists lose appeal bid

THREE brothers have lost a bid to have their sentences reduced for the 2002 gang rape of two teenage girls in Sydney. The three brothers, who can only be identified as MSK, MMK and MAK, were convicted of gang raping the girls at their family's Ashfield home, in Sydney's inner west. MMK, 19, and 27-year-old MSK, are each serving 22-year jail terms for raping the teenagers in July 2002. MAK, 25, was jailed for 16 years. In dismissing the sentence appeals of all three men in the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal, Justice Michael Grove criticised an argument put forward on behalf of MSK. Justice Grove said it was "inappropriate" for a lawyer to have described MSK as a "cultural time bomb" and blame the rapes on his upbringing in Pakistan. He dismissed the argument that MSK had raped the girls because he had traditional views of women from his upbringing as a Muslim in Pakistan.


At November 06, 2005 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If their defense was they couldn't help it because of their upbringing in Pakistan--why weren't the parents tried and jailed as well for contributing to the delinquency of minors?

More importantly, this could've set a legal precedent against immigration from Islamic/Muslim countries. A sovereign nation has an obligation to protect their citizens from known dangers.

At November 07, 2005 1:38 AM, Blogger Asher Abrams said...

A horrible crime. At least there is some sanity left in the judicial system. Thank heaven for small mercies.

At November 07, 2005 8:47 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

What a reason to violate these girls! It is sick.


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