Carcasses of goats are seen in the outskirts of Garowe, Puntland state in northeastern Somalia, December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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A group of teenage boys who posted a video online of themselves raping two girls must not be allowed to evade jail by paying for their crime in camels, campaigners said, in a case that has sparked outrage in the conservative Horn of Africa country. In the attack last month, six teenage boys forced the girls, aged 14 and 16, into a car and drove them close to the Ethiopian border where they stripped and raped them, taking photographs and video, according to activists counseling the victims.Graphic images of the rape, shared on Facebook, have shocked Somalis, prompting an outpouring of sympathy for the victims and donations from hundreds of people for the 16-year-old and her family.Women across Somalia are often reluctant to report rape for fear of being denounced as impure and immoral and rejected by their families.
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