#JusticeforKhadija: The long road to justice for a student stabbed 23 times

On Wednesday, Khadija Siddiqui, a young Pakistani law student, watched the man who stabbed her 23 times in broad daylight re-convicted for the crime.

It was the culmination of a three-year battle for justice that at one point saw the convicted attacker, her ex-boyfriend, acquitted by the High Court and allowed to walk free, sparking outrage and a fierce social media campaign in a country where hundreds of women are murdered in “honour killings” each year.

“Today is a day of victory for all women,” she told reporters outside the Supreme Court after the ruling, which upheld a five-year sentence from a lower court. “A precedent has been set that if you raise your voice for truth, you will taste victory.”

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