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Some of you probably have heard of Mukhtar Mai. She is a Pakistani who was gang-raped. Instead of living in shame and without hope or even choosing suicide (which frequently happen), she spoke out and pursued justice, eventually drawing international attention.
Now she’s gotten married, but perhaps on dubious grounds:
[The husband] Gabol said he was so desperate to marry Mai that he threatened to kill himself unless she relented. Fearing he would carry out his threat, Gabol’s first wife met with Mai and persuaded her to marry.
Per Islamic law, Gabol is permitted to have up to four wives, and he didn’t dump the first wife.
(UPDATE: Apparently, Gabol really did try to kill himself.)