போஸ்னியாவில் ஒரு சிறுமியை தொடர்ந்து கற்பழித்த இரு இஸ்லாமிய இமாமுக்கு ஒன்றரை வருடம் சிறைத்தண்டனை வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.
Bosnian court sends imam to jail for pedophilia
2009-02-13 09:44 PM Fonts Size:
A court in central Bosnia has sent a Muslim cleric to jail for 1 1/2 years for sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Reading the verdict Friday, Travnik municipal court judge Suada Kahric said imam Resad Omerhodzic was found guilty of abusing the girl in 2004 during religion class in the village of Gluha Bukovica, 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Sarajevo.
The imam's lawyer says his client is innocent and will appeal.
The case divided the village which _ apart from the girl's numerous family members _ largely supports the imam. Some villagers claim the girl's family wanted revenge because the imam refused to name their cousin to the village Muslim community council.
It was the first pedophilia trial involving a religious figure in Bosnia.