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Take a Stand for the Girl Who Stood Up: Nominate Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize

Please take a second and petition for Malala to win the Nobel Peace Prize Here

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Rape Victim Forced to marry Rapist

Kabul (CNN) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a petition Sunday with nearly 5,000 names endorsing a plea for the immediate release of a rape victim who has been jailed because of her attack and is being forced to marry her rapist.

Kim Motley, a lawyer for 21-year-old Gulnaz, said the palace received the petition, which gathered 4,751 names in just over 48 hours, on Sunday afternoon. The petition comes with an official plea for clemency addressed to the president, who has the power to immediately pardon Gulnaz, currently in jail for adultery because her attacker was married at the time of the attack.

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