Monday, January 08, 2007

Liberian Taliban, Part 2

This has been brewing for a while, at least as long as I've been here. But it really felt like a shot over the bow when my dinner companion got a text message tonight saying that a young woman had been arrested in Paynesville for "indecent dressing". UPDATE: To their credit, the Liberian National Police were reportedly trying to protect the woman during her short time in custody. Apparently the community singled her out for persecution for the way she dresses. The main worry was what would happen to her in jail, where rape is not uncommon.


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