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Please explain. Thanks.

"Human rights activists in Pakistan have also launched a campaign against a severe Islamic law known as the Hudood Ordinance. Under this law, women who fail to prove that they have been raped face criminal charges."

Thanks a lot.
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Another one of those "laws" in Islamic countries that we in the west do not undersatnd: the woman involved in extramarital sex is culpable (but not the man) unless she can prove rape.



http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/legislation/zia_po_1979/ord7_1979.html
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Women who fail to prove that they have been raped face criminal charges.
= Women (who fail to prove (that they have been raped)) face criminal charges.
= Woman face criminal punishment if they cannot prove they have been raped.
It means women are punished if they had extramarital sexes except in the case they had to do so by rapes.

paco
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Hi,

The main clause is women . . . face criminal charges

Then there are two subordinate clauses:

who fail to prove

that they have been raped

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you very much for your kind help. It's very clear now.