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Investigation reveals horrifying rape accounts told by Rohingya women

Monday, 11 December 2017

The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing in the mostly Buddhist nation. She heard just days before that soldiers had killed her parents and that her brother was missing. Now they had come for her. The men ...

Egypt sentences lawyer to jail over remarks saying rape was ‘national duty’

Sunday, 3 December 2017

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced a lawyer who said woman wearing ripped jeans should be raped to three years in prison, a judicial source said.The sentence against Nabih al-Wahsh was passed in absentia as the lawyer, previously released on bail, did not attend the hearing on Saturday.Wahsh’s comments during a television program had provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial.Wahsh had said it was a “national duty” to rape ...

Robinho denies sexual assault after 9-year jail sentence

Friday, 24 November 2017

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday. Currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in his native Brazil, Robinho’s lawyer said in a statement that the 33-year-old Robinho denied the charges and will appeal the court’s decision. ANSA reported that five other men were also accused of sexually assaulting an Albanian woman and ...

Another case of gang rape surfaces in Libya

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The security authorities in the city of Sirte in Libya revealed for the first time the details of a gang rape of a woman that took place in her home in front of her husband. The woman was assaulted and photographed, before she was blackmailed in exchange for not publishing the video. The Libyan authorities added that they were able to arrest the wanted men following this crime that shook the city of Sirte, after raiding the area of Garf south of the city, without revealing the date of the ...

Woman who accused Moroccan star Saad Lamjarred of rape shares her story

Monday, 13 November 2017

The woman accusing Moroccan popstar Saad Lamjarred of rape has spoken out in a video posted online on Sunday. Laura Briol, 21, provided details on how Lamjarred – who is currently facing trial in France for sexual assault – approached her at a nightclub one night; she then publicly accused him of rape in October 2016. In the video, Briol said Lamjarred had first “offered her a drink while he was consuming alcohol already.” He then, according to Briol, suggested to finish ...

Oxford University puts Tariq Ramadan on leave amid rape, sex abuse scandals

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Islamist academic Tariq Ramadan took a leave of absence on Tuesday from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct allegations, the British institution said. “By mutual agreement, and with immediate effect, Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence from the University of Oxford,” it said in a statement. Ramadan's duties will be reassigned and he will not be present on campus, the university said. The Swiss-born professor has denied two allegations of rape ...

NYPD gathering evidence for possible Weinstein arrest

Saturday, 4 November 2017

New York police have a credible rape allegation against fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and are gathering evidence for a possible arrest warrant, a senior officer confirmed Friday. “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta accused Weinstein of raping her twice at her New York apartment in late 2010. Her claims were published in Vanity Fair magazine on Thursday. Police said they became aware of the victim on October 25. “She put forth a credible and detailed narrative ...

Anger in Egypt over school principal accused of raping three KG students

Thursday, 2 November 2017

An Egyptian school principal has been referred to investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting three kindergarten students this week, triggering a massive wave of anger on social media. Principal Ashraf A.B. is being accused of raping three pupils -- two girls and a boy-- at a Cairo-based private school. The incident currently being probed by the education ministry started when one of the victim’s told their parents what the principal had done to them. The mother was quoted ...

Man rapes 28-year-old woman on busy pavement, passersby look on

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

In a shocking incident recently, a drunken truck driver raped a woman on a busy pavement while passersby did nothing to come to her rescue.The crime happened in the South Indian city of Visakhapatnam and the perpetrator, a truck driver named Ganji Shiva was later that night arrested by police based on CCTV footage and has been booked under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with rape.The cops arrived soon after being informed but by then the rapist had fled.But the incident was ...

Egyptian lawyer says raping women who wear ripped jeans is ‘national duty’

Monday, 30 October 2017

Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh sparked outrage in Egypt after he said that women who wear ripped jeans deserve to be sexually harassed and raped. Wahsh made the remarks on Infrad Show which is hosted by Saeed Hassaseen and aired by the satellite channel Al-Assema. The program’s topic was the controversy surrounding the draft law on fighting prostitution and inciting debauchery.During the heated debate, Wahsh said raping women who wear ripped jeans is “a national duty,” adding ...

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