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Crime against chastity

Crime against chastity

Crime against chastity are crimes most commonly persecuted in the Islamic states according to Sharia law nowadays, though such crimes have been persecuted all over the world throughout history. They are, where prosecuted, usually treated as the gravest of crimes, usually punishable with death penalty.

They include, but are not limited to, the following sexual crimes, defined as such in the jurisdiction where they are prosecuted:

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