Monday, August 31, 2009

Conjugal Rights for Pakistani Prisoners

According to a BBC news report, Pakistan's top Islamic court, The Federal Shariat Court, has ruled that prisoners in jails across the country must have greater conjugal rights and visits from spouses.

The court is said to have ruled that the lack of facilities in jails across the country that offer the necessary privacy for family visits had led to rising levels of homosexual sex, drug addiction and other immoral activities in national jails. The court ordered the authorities to construct such facilities so that families can meet with the necessary seclusion.

Read the full story here.


- Shashi K. Raina, Toronto

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