Progress for anti-rape laws in Punjab

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A province in Pakistan has made DNA testing compulsory in rape cases, part of ongoing national reforms to improve support for victims

The province of Punjab in Pakistan has made DNA testing compulsory in rape cases. It is part of ongoing national reforms, the Anti-Rape Laws, which also require verdicts to be announced within three months, allow victims to testify via video, and require that female police officers are present during the collection of evidence.

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  • ApplesAreNotOrange

    Excellent news. Of course the victims here also include the falsely accused, whose lives are ruined. The falsely (by accident or intent) accused are often the forgotten victims. DNA testing helps both types of victim. Hugely positive for everyone on all sides.

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