Target: Tahira Perveen, Kasur District Public Prosecutor
Goal: Advocate for severe sentences for men allegedly involved in pedophile ring.
A horrific pedophile ring was allegedly recently uncovered in the town of Hussain Khan Wala, Pakistan. The young victims involved reportedly endured years of mutilation and terror that no one should ever have to experience. The families of the children, upon discovering the abuses their children faced, tried numerous times to urge police action to have the perpetrators arrested. Law enforcement is finally taking the initiative to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice. Urge the district public prosecutor to advocate for a severe punishment for these criminals.
The recently uncovered pedophile ring was started in 2009 and is said to involve at least 280 children under the age of 14. The young kids were allegedly taken to fields and residences of their attackers, instead of attending school, where they were often stripped down naked, and raped by a gang of 15 men. The men reportedly took videos of the rapes, and sold the videos to extort money from the abused children and their families. The children were blackmailed to keep the rapes a secret, and were often faced with death threats. The children were also reportedly made to steal money and valuables from their families to give to their attackers.
This topic is not talked about much in Pakistan, which makes it more difficult to protect a child. After the scandal was uncovered and made widely public, the police have made some arrests and are planning further action. Although the Punjab province’s chief of police announced that the suspects in the scandal will be tried, it is unclear what will actually happen next.
Please sign the petition below to urge the district public prosecutor to give the perpetrators of the alleged pedophile ring severe sentences for their barbaric crimes, and to make it mandatory for police to take immediate action in future cases. The young victims reportedly involved in the ring endured years of unimaginable pain and suffering, and justice must be given to them and their families.
Dear Tahira Perveen,
I am writing to you on account of recent news of the alleged uncovering of a pedophile ring in Hussain Khan Wala, Pakistan. Reportedly, at least 280 children under 14 years of age were victims of years of brutal rapes and video exploitation, and were made to keep these incidences secret under threat of death. These children were prevented from attending schools that their families worked so hard for them to attend, forced to steal from their families, and were made victims of merciless rapes. The perpetrators of these horrific crimes inflicted unimaginable pain and suffering on these poor kids and their families, and the victims must be given justice for all they endured.
Please ensure that the perpetrators of the pedophile ring get heavy sentences to ensure they do not commit further crimes. Furthermore, please look into having more effective protocol for the Punjabi police to take immediate action if any similar incident should occur again in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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