A TEENAGE girl raped eight times by her older brother has been jailed because she had an abortion.
The 15-year-old was sentenced to six months in prison following the sickening attack by her 17-year-old sibling.
The youngster had the abortion while six months pregnant after being raped eight times by her brother last September, a court official in Indonesia said.
The pair were both arrested when police found a male foetus at a palm oil plantation near Pulau village in Jambi province, Sky News reports.
Her brother was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting a minor, it was confirmed.
Abortion is banned unless a woman’s life is at risk or under certain circumstances if she is raped in Indonesian law.
It must be performed by a registered professional no later than six weeks into a pregnancy.
The law also states the woman must undergo counselling.
It is claimed the girl was helped by her mum, who is facing separate charges.
It is understood prosecutors are considering an appeal against the sentence.
They had originally asked that the victim be jailed for one year and her brother for seven years.
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Indonesia’s abortion laws have been widely criticised by global health authorities and women’s rights groups.
They argue they restrict women’s rights and mean that many are forced to have dangerous abortions at illegal clinics.
A 2013 World Health Organisation report said abortions account for between 30 and 50 per cent of maternal deaths in the country.
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