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Woman seeks retrial for biting off attempted rapist’s tongue 56 years ago

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A South Korean lady is in search of a retrial after being convicted of biting off an tried rapist’s tongue 56 years in the past.

This Wednesday, Choi Mal Ja, who’s now 74 years outdated, is submitting an official request with the Busan District Courtroom for a retrial. In 1964 when Choi was 18 years outdated, she was sentenced to six months in jail suspended for two years for committing grievous bodily hurt after biting off 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches) of a person’s tongue. The 21-year-old man recognized as Roh is reported to have tried to rape her close to her residence. 

Although her sentence was suspended for two years, Choi nonetheless spent 6 months in jail whereas the trial was ongoing. The perpetrator was charged with trespassing and blackmail, and he obtained a sentence of 6 months in jail suspended for two years.

Choi instructed the court docket she had acted in self-defense, however her declare was not accepted. The choose on the case additionally requested Choi if she had any romantic emotions for the person and urged they marry. 

A consultant of the activist group Busan Ladies’s Sizzling Line said, “There are a lot of girls who’ve lived with resentment like Choi, stemming from the patriarchal social environment of the time. She’s determined to hunt a retrial after 56 years to speak a message of braveness and shallowness to such lady.”

Choi and the Busan Ladies’s Sizzling Line shall be holding a information convention earlier than formally making use of for a retrial.  

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