Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Pakistan sex change couple jailed

‘A Pakistani court has sent a couple to jail for three years on the grounds that they lied about the sex of the husband who is a transsexual.

The couple married last year, after the husband had undergone sex-change operations, but a medical team appointed by a high court in the city of Lahore found that the husband, Shumail Raj, 31, was a woman.

“There is sufficient evidence to establish that Shumail Raj is a woman,” Judge Khawaja Sharif said in his ruling.

He sentenced the couple to jail for three years and imposed a fine of 10,000 rupees ($166) each for perjury.’

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