Pakistani police suspended after parading naked couple
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Pakistani police suspended after parading naked couple, 5 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5025050128.html [accessed 19 May 2013]|
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August 05, 2012
Reports from Pakistan say several police officers have been suspended after they were accused of parading a couple naked in public.
Witnesses say police in the Sindh town of Gambat forced the man and woman to walk to the police station naked as punishment for trying to have sex outside marriage.
Mobile phone footage shows a naked man being beaten by police and a woman begging them to let her cover herself.
The case has created a public outcry.
The couple was reportedly arrested on charges of "intent to commit adultery" in late July.
The man involved, Mumtaz Mirbahar, has since been released on bail, while the woman remains in detention.
Based on reporting by thenews.com.pk and the BBC