Photographs: Pakistan: Mukhtar Mai: mukhtar02

On 3 March 2005 five of the six men sentenced to death were acquitted on appeal by the Lahore High Court. Faiz Muhammad, head of the tribal council that ordered the {quote}honor rape{quote}, is given a hero's welcome upon returning to Meerwala. Within a matter of days he was taken back into custody.

On 3 March 2005 five of the six men sentenced to death were acquitted on appeal by the Lahore High Court. Faiz Muhammad, head of the tribal council that ordered the "honor rape", is given a hero's welcome upon returning to Meerwala. Within a matter of days he was taken back into custody.