Pakistani court bails acid attack parents: lawyers
[Dawn] A Pak court granted bail on Friday to a couple who confessed to murdering their daughter with acid, citing lack of evidence and witnesses, lawyers said.
You've got a dead, half-dissolved kid, two parents standing over what's left of the body, and that's not enough evidence...
Police tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen Akhtar a week after the October 29 attack on their 15-year-old daughter Anusha, who died in agony from horrific burns in Pakistain-administered Kashmire after allegedly looking at boys.
Oh, well, hell, that's reason enough to kill her. I'm surprised they didn't gouge her eyes out before dissolving her.
But district and sessions judge Munir Gilani granted bail because "police had no evidence and they could produce no witnesses," public prosecutor Mohammad Ali Rathor told news hounds.
"The court found it a weak case and, giving the benefit of doubt, granted bail to her parents," he said. "No one appeared on behalf of the dear departed girl and no human or women rights activists came to pursue the case."
Does anybody see an elemental flaw in the Pak legal system or semblance thereof? Anyone? Bueller?
Defence lawyer Riaz Naveed Butt said the couple were released in Kotli, 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of regional capital Muzaffarabad, after depositing bonds worth 100,000 rupees ($1,020) each.
The state presumably has no function to act as the injured party in cases that in infidel countries would be billed as "State vs. Mohammad Zafar et al."
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-15