Pakistani village council orders 'revenge rape' of 16-year-old girl. Thoughts?

Some 20 people from Multan, Pakistan, have been arrested for ordering the rape of a 16yr old girl, in revenge for the rape of a 12yr old which her brother allegedly committed. Police say that the families of the two girls are related, and that the two girls are cousins. Members of both families had joined forces to decide what should be done. "A jirga [village council] had ordered the rape of a 16yr old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12yr old," police official Allah Baksh told AFP. He said the village council was approached earlier this month by a man who said his 12yr old sister had been raped by their cousin, who had then gone on the run.

The family council then ordered the complainant to take revenge by raping the sister of the accused (and his own cousin)- which police say he did. The girl was forced to appear before the group, and raped in front of the family council and her parents. The mothers of the two girls later filed complaints at the local police station, and medical examinations have confirmed rape in both cases. Police have registered a complaint against 25 people; the suspect accused of raping his 12yr old cousin, the 16yr old's older brother, is still at large. What's your take on this story? Who do your sympathies lie with the most, and what's your opinion of the family council's decision?
Pakistani village council orders 'revenge rape' of 16-year-old girl. Thoughts?
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