White Veils of Shame
Ding dong rape is wrong what a tale!
Be strong to right wrong even if you are frail.
Ding Dong radicalism and tradition derail
justice and humanity from a society in detail.
Ding dong white veils don’t veil
vile acts like rape in laws so shale.
Ding dong new laws still fail
to protect a female’s dignity from a male.
Ding Dong article 522’s gale
blows throughout 505 & 518 blocking jail.
Ding Dong males still get bail
if they veil within a year a minor female.
Someone must’ve had too much ale!
Real change must erase the past’s trail.
For its laws’ logic is an epic fail
Ding Dong stone age practices still prevail!
After continuous campaigns and rallies from leading human rights organizations like "Kafa" and the support of the Human Rights Watch; Lebanon celebrated the repeal of article 522 of the Lebanese Penal Code which states the following:
If a valid marriage is concluded between an offender of the following crimes ( rape and kidnapping for marriage) and the victim of any of these crimes all pursuits shall be halted and if a ruling on the case takes place then the sentence’s execution shall be halted.
Meanwhile Articles 505 and 518 indicate that all pursuits and trials shall be halted regarding whoever commits statutory rape if a valid marriage is concluded between the offender and the victim who is within the age group of 15 and 18 years old.
There are also repercussions for this legal gap within the Lebanese Sectarian legal system for every sect in Lebanon has its own personal law with a definition of what is a minor and what is not a minor in terms of a subject that can consent for a marriage. This complication shows within sects that allow girls as young as 13 and 14 to be considered as consenting adults which leads to the full application of the repealed article of 522 under the mask of a truly valid and consensual marriage not even a rape!
This is a real tragedy in 2017-2018!!