Argentines protest teen girl’s rape, killing
Oct20

Argentines protest teen girl’s rape, killing

Dressed in black, thousands of Argentines took to the streets Wednesday to protest the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest case of violence against women to shock the country. The protesters — mostly women, but also some men — marched in memory of Lucia Perez, a high school student who died on October 8 after drug dealers allegedly raped her and impaled her on a spike. “If you touch one of us, we...

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Indian police arrest 3 over student’s gang-rape
Jul20

Indian police arrest 3 over student’s gang-rape

Indian police have arrested three suspects over the alleged gang-rape of a student by a group of men, some of whom had been charged with a previous attack on her, an officer said Wednesday (Jul 20). The 21-year-old, who belongs to the lowest Dalit caste, has told police she was abducted near her college in the north Indian state of Haryana last week by the five men, who then drugged and raped her. According to relatives quoted in...

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US sailor gets 30 months in prison for Okinawa rape
Jul15

US sailor gets 30 months in prison for Okinawa rape

A US sailor who raped a Japanese woman on the southern island of Okinawa was Friday (Jul 15) sentenced to 30 months in prison, a court said. Crimes by American military and civilian personnel have sparked protests on crowded Okinawa for decades, sometimes creating tension between security allies Japan and the United States. It makes up less than one per cent of Japan’s total land area but is home to about 75 per cent of the...

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Finnish court remands six Cuba volleyball players over suspected rape
Jul06

Finnish court remands six Cuba volleyball players over suspected rape

Six volleyball players from the Cuban national team were remanded in custody by a district court in Finland on Tuesday (July 5) over a suspected aggravated rape. Police detained eight players at the weekend in the city of Tampere where the Cuban men’s team was playing in a World League tournament. The suspected rape occurred at a hotel where the team was staying and was reported to police on Saturday. Two of the men were...

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Japan pushes ahead with US base worker rape, murder case
Jun09

Japan pushes ahead with US base worker rape, murder case

Japan on Thursday (Jun 9) moved closer to charging a US military base employee with the rape and murder of a local woman on the southern island of Okinawa. Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, 32, a former US Marine employed at the US Air Force’s sprawling Kadena Air Base, was first arrested last month for allegedly disposing of the body of the victim, identified by local media as Rina Shimabukuro. On Thursday, as is common practice in...

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