Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Jailed for 'false retraction'

A woman tried to drop charges against her husband for rape and has been jailed for falsely dropping those charges.

  • In November, she contacted the police, accusing her husband of raping her multiple times.
  • Two months later, she told them that although she was telling the truth about the rapes, she wanted the charges dropped.
  • This the police refused to do, and continued action against the husband.
  • A couple of weeks later she claimed the allegations she had made were untrue and she was arrested and charged with perverting the course of justice.
  • By July, she explained that pressure from her husband and his relatives had made her try to retract the allegations, which she says are true.
So we have a woman who says she was in an abusive relationship, raped multiple times, who was put under pressure from that violent husband and his relatives to withdraw her accusation. Her attempts to do that mean she's now in jail.

If what she is saying is true, jailing her is unfathomably cruel. It's devoid of compassion, devoid of justice.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. :( And it will make it harder for other women to come forward. The judge is an ass. And the law is an ass. Abster

Mephitis said...

Quite.

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

I don't say anything anymore devoid of justice. If you think of it in this perspective, you’ll swiftly come to the conclusion we all have a short time to live, we ALL will croak at some point in our lifelong demise, thus, our indelible spirit rises-up to meet our Maker - absolutely nuthin we can do bout that: our soul wants to be loved, nourished, enveloped, return-to-her-maker-thing. Jesus doesn't have a sign outside of Heaven saying, 'Those who don't believe? C’est la guerre. C'mon in. Guess I wasn’t as forthright as Marvel Comix'. Be on the pro-LIFE-eration side, don't be on the side which'll swiftly LET/LEAD you down. I’m a small 'peAce-de-resistance' of a Larger Picture: give your soul that final chance. Repent and believe. God bless you with discernment.

Mephitis said...

Okaaaay.