Israeli Arab Sabbar Kashur was convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who believed he was Jewish.
A man who pleaded guilty to raping two little girls, can't take it back.
Swedish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, on rape and molestation charges, but quickly withdrew it.
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The rape investigation against Wikileaks front man Julian Assange has been re-opened, with Sweden’s prosecutor saying there’s “reason to believe a crime has been committed.”
In an anti-climax, Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja's domestic help, who accused him of raping her, has told a court here that the rape never took place, official sources said on Wednesday.
Thought Glee was just a light-hearted musical fest? Well, it is. But that doesn't mean its stars can't be serious from time to time.
This week the Glee gang attended a rape prevention event, and our LA girl Diem Brown went along to hear about the awareness they want to raise.
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A horrific crime has torn apart the small town of Cleveland, Texas. Police arrested 18 men - all suspects in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl.
Investigators say the men raped the middle school student in November in this abandoned trailer- but word didn’t get out until cell phone video of the attack went viral at the local school.
News outlets describe the crime as “nightmarish”, “sickening,” and “sad.”
KHOU REPORTER: “Those who stand accused in this unspeakable crime are men and schoolboys.”
But as details about the attack emerge- some in the media struggle to report accusations that somehow, the victim was to blame.
One blogger for Dreamin’ Demon writes...
“Several students say … the girl was not forced to have sex with the men and that she consented, arguing that she looked well over 11. But her mother states that everyone knew the girl’s age. Which very well may be true, but according to the 11-year-old’s … Facebook, she also loves drinking, smoking and sex.”
Others argue- blaming the child is inconceivable. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin talked with a reporter for the Houston Chronicle who says - a defense attorney for a few of the accused men is trying to demonize the victim.
CINDY HORSWELL, HOUSTON CHRONICLE SENIOR WRITER: “He said the little girl was not, it wasn’t like she is totally completely innocent in this case. It wasn’t like she was kidnapped or something. Whether he was indicating that she might be a willing participant.”
BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN NEWSROOM ANCHOR: “Yeah, at age 11, as you point out, an 11-year-old cannot give legally give consent!”
Some media outlets are under fire for mentioning anything that would somehow imply the child is at fault.. The New York Times caught slack from media critics for publishing...
“Residents ... said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.”
That fired up Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams - who called the piece “sloppy and slanted”.
“...how sickening that once again, when a female is brutally and inhumanely attacked, the issue of what her multiple assailants apparently did somehow pales next to the curiosity over what she must have done to provoke it.”
And Emily Long adds in The Lamp - the Times article is just one instance of unbalanced coverage of sexual assault.
“...my real issue as far as this article is concerned has to do with the reporting, which in my opinion falls short of responsible. Media have a long history of covering sexual and domestic assault stories in this way. It is a habit which is unacceptable, but it is nonetheless a habit which must be broken.”
The 18 men suspected in the gang rape are between the ages of 14 and 27. The Daily Mail reports- 10 others may have been involved.
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“The former Israeli president Moshe Katsav is facing seven years in prison after being found guilty on multiple charges of rape and sexual harassment. Katsav, of the center-right Likud party, was president from 2000-2007.” (euronews)
One headline reads -- “From Citizen Number One, to Inmate Number One.”
Another -- “From President to Prisoner.”
A former Israeli President -- and father of five children -- sentenced to seven years in prison for raping former subordinates.
Moshe Katsav was once Tourism Minister -- and rose to become President -- before his calamitous collapse.
A former Presidential employee identified only as “D” tells Arutz Sheva -- this wasn’t justice. It was a kangaroo court.
"’It was clear to all the women who worked in the bureau that the relationship between Katzav and the complainant was based on full consent,’ D. said. ‘Katzav was not a rapist and there was no rape.’"
But sympathy has been scarce for the native Iranian, who moved to Israel as a child. The Jersualem Post says the sentence brings to an end a five-year saga where Katsav brashly played an “all-or-nothing” card rejecting any attempt at a plea bargain -- in which he would have avoided jail.
“The affair started with claims by Katsav that he was being blackmailed by an employee, and continued through a long investigation … two harsh press conferences at which he hurled blanket accusations at the press, and finally a long, seemingly endless trial that culminated in a decisive conviction in December.”
In that same coverage -- the Post’s legal analyst notes -- the strategy seemed to backfire into a harsher sentence than current Israeli law calls for.
“I think many people would be surprised by the severity of the sentence. Uh, the current Israeli law has a minimum sentence of four years for rape offenses. The law doesn’t apply to Katsav because he committed the acts before the law came into place. But everybody thought that would be a fair benchmark.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, this ruling sends an important message to all Israeli’s -- no one is above the law.
“No one is above the law, even a president or a senior figure … Every woman has a right over her body, the right for respect and freedom, and no one has the right to take these things from her.”
And a columnist for Ha’aretz notes this sends a message to all in power -- all around the world.
“Had Katsav not stood trial, the fish would have rot from the head down, and his talented attorneys would have succeeded, heaven forfend, in turning their client into a model for those authority figures looking to continue to exercise their power improperly.”
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The media were promised a meeting with missing Libyan woman Eman al-Obeidy Saturday, which did not happen.
To recap, the woman barged into a hotel where international reporters were staying and attempted to tell her story of how Gaddafi's soldiers raped her. She was dragged out by Gaddafi loyalists and taken away in a car. She hasn't been seen since. (Video: SkyNews)
Impunity Watch reports since the incident--the government has spoken about her--but she's still MIA.
“Al-Obeidy's claims highlight [a UN peacekeeper's] assertion that 'It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern wars.' ... Women who are raped are considered to have lost their honor and children born to rape victims lack full legal status.”
A government spokesman had promised the international press Odeidy would get to speak with “two female journalists.” TIME’s Aryn Baker was there - and says the fact the presser never happened - suggests the worst.
“All we have are the assurances of spokesman Ibrahim, who assures us she is in ‘a safe place, a social shelter for women who are traumatized or raped, who have social stigma, go.’ Hardly reassuring considering that in earlier press conferences he had denied that she had been raped at all.”
An Egyptian journalist tells CNN - that’s typical of the Gaddafi regime. She says she faced similar stonewalling while reporting in Libya.
MONA ELTAHAWY: “...during a news conference, one of Gaddafi's mail body guards twisted my nipple in the middle of the news conference because they were trying to kick me out because I was considered a troublemaker. So this is a regime that long practiced silencing women through shame and sexual violence, and practices a very casual kind of violence...”
Finally, Al Jazeera reports on exactly why al-Obeidy had to come to international reporters in the first place:
MONA ELTAHAWY: “State controlled Libya media had an anchor woman on who called her a prostitute, who called her a liar, who called her mentally unstable and an alcoholic.”
SUBTITLED: “Even the whore has feelings of nationalism when her country is in danger. Even the whore!”
Until recently, the government had claimed al-Obeidy had been released to her family--something her family has come out and said isn't true.
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Are Gaddafi soldiers are using rape as a weapon of war? Reports have been circulating about the issue, but the facts are still unclear.
Al Jazeera broke the story in March after speaking with Libyan doctors who say pro-Gaddafi soldiers are equipped with Viagra and condoms. Doctors say they found those supplies in the pockets of dead soldiers brought to the hospital.
DOCTOR: “If I were to bring _____ to the hospital, I will check in the pocket. I have seen Viagra and I have seen condoms also.”
REPORTER: “And you ascertain from that, that’s why... because they were going to rape?”
DOCTOR: “Ya, sure. Sure.”
(Video: Al Jazeera)
That report was enough for US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice to use as an example of how Gaddafi is abusing basic human rights.
The Guardian interviewed a UN diplomat who heard Rice’s statement.
"I was in the room when she mentioned Viagra. The remark did not cause a stir at the time. It was during a discussion about whether there is moral equivalence between the Gaddafi forces and the rebels. She listed human rights abuses by Gaddafi's forces, including snipers shooting children in the street and the Viagra story."
Despite a lack of evidence, Human Rights Watch special advisor Fred Abrahams tells Foreign Policy the reports are being investigated.
"We have a few credible cases of gender based violence and rape, but the evidence is not there at this point to suggest it is of a systematic nature, or an official policy. On Viagra and condom distribution we have nothing so far. It's not to dismiss it, but we do not have [the evidence].
But a blogger for Antiwar**** argues -- the reason there isn’t much evidence is because it probably isn’t true. He adds- the U.S. is just looking for a way to justify another war.
“This sort of tactic is nothing new. My guess is that the Viagra story will still be repeated years from now as a reason we attacked Libya... Truth is the first casualty of war.”
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BJP showed their most ugly face in Gujarat. Many muslims were brutally killed by the saffron goondas. They did not leave even the children or women. The rude and criminal character of BJP and Narendra Modi was clear during the riots. There are allegations that the entire genocide was taken place with the blessing of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. All the affected people complained that it is Narendra Modi who is responsible for the entire tragedy. The carnage shows the real anti-muslim face of the BJP and the ugly face of Narendra Modi. Many women and girls were raped, tortured and brutally murdered. Modi’s Police also did not do any help.
Hard hitting South African documentary series that deals with everything from murder to rape to alien abduction. Not recommended for sensitive viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. I am using this as a method of showcasing my work since I edited, post production directed, final mixed and scripted this series and claim no copyright, other than intellectual, since the series belongs to our local broadcaster. Comments more than welcome.
This episode deals with the terrifying reality of "corrective rape" that so many South African lesbians are forced to endure. Powerful content but viewer discretion is advised.