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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Discuss Rape and Justice in Pakistan With Reporters From The Times and ‘Frontline’

Readers of The Lede are invited to join a discussion of the issues raised by the documentary “Outlawed in Pakistan,” to be broadcast Tuesday night on PBS. The film, part of the “Frontline” series, follows the case of Kainat Soomro, a young woman who accused four men of gang-raping her when she was just 13 years old.

As the film aims to show, Ms. Soomro’s long battle for justice illustrated how dangerous speaking out about rape can be in Pakistan, where the legal system and tribal customs forced her family to uproot their lives and endure threats.

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. Eastern time, The New York Times’s Islamabad bureau chief, Declan Walsh, will discuss “Outlawed in Pakistan” with the directors of the film, Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann. Submit your questions ahead of time using the form below and return here to follow the conversation once it begins.