Mukhtar Mai is still seeking justice from a gang rape


In 2002 Mukhtar Mai, a village girl from Meerwala, Southern Punjab, Pakistan was brutally gang-raped on the orders of her village council.

Ms Mai was 33 years old at the time and everybody expected her to commit suicide, as is often the case after rape in Pakistan. But Mukhtar Mai refused and began what became a long legal battle against the men she said raped her and in doing so captured the imagination of millions around the world.

She accused 14 men of being involved in raping her. In 2002 a court sentenced six to death and acquitted the others citing a lack of evidence.

In an appeal, the Lahore High Court then overturned five of the six convictions. She appealed to the Supreme Court in 2005, but in April this year the court rejected her appeal.

In an interview with BBC Urdu's Nusrat Jahan she explains how she feels about the recent Supreme Court decision.

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