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Chad court convicts alleged rapists

Chad court convicts alleged rapists

Liberia

A Chadian court has convicted a group of men for the alleged rape of a high school student earlier in the year.

The men were each handed a sentence of 10 years in prison with hard labour.

In February, 7 men posted on the internet a video of themselves defiling a young girl.

The video caused a social media uproar across the country leading to a series of demonstrations.

The victim, Zouhoura was threatened with death if she spoke about the attack.

According to the United Nations, sexual violence remains a serious problem across Chad, six years after its brutal civil war.

Women are vulnerable to forced marriage, polygamy and genital mutilation.

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