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29 Abuse of Women News Articles
from 1st Quarter of 2015
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3-26-15 Indian nun rape case: Police make first arrests
Indian nun rape case: Police make first arrests
Police investigating the rape of an elderly nun in the Indian state of West Bengal have made their first arrests, more than 12 days after the crime. The incident caused outrage in India and led to street protests in many cities across the country. Six alleged attackers were caught on CCTV as they burgled the convent before the 74-year-old woman was raped.

3-23-15 Rolling Stone rape story not backed by evidence, police say
Rolling Stone rape story not backed by evidence, police say
Charlottesville, Virginia police have said an investigation has produced no evidence a gang rape portrayed in a Rolling Stone article occurred.

3-22-15 Kabul mob attack: Women help bury 'wrongly accused' Farkhunda
Kabul mob attack: Women help bury 'wrongly accused' Farkhunda
The coffin of a woman, killed by a mob in Kabul on an apparently false charge, has been carried by women, marking a break with Afghan funeral customs. Hundreds of people attended a funeral for the woman, named as Farkhunda, demanding her killers be punished.

3-19-15 Craigslist attack: Unborn child taken from pregnant woman
Craigslist attack: Unborn child taken from pregnant woman
Police in the US state of Colorado say a woman stabbed a pregnant mother in the stomach and took her unborn child. The victim, who was seven months pregnant, is likely to survive following surgery, but the baby died.

3-17-15 US fraternity's 12-month ban over secret Facebook page
US fraternity's 12-month ban over secret Facebook page
A US university fraternity has been suspended while police investigate allegations that nude female photos were posted to a private Facebook page. A former member of Kappa Delta Rho at Pennsylvania State University told police about pictures of drug deals, hazing and women passed out or drunk.

3-14-15 Elderly Indian nun gang-raped in convent school attack
Elderly Indian nun gang-raped in convent school attack
Police in eastern India are searching for a group of six men who gang-raped an elderly nun in West Bengal. The men ransacked the convent school in Ranaghat early on Saturday morning and stole money before entering the convent itself. The 74-year-old nun is now recovering in hospital. Christian groups have recently held protests in the Indian capital, Delhi, saying they are being targeted and demanding better protection.

3-13-15 Banned film India's Daughter shown in rapists' slum
Banned film India's Daughter shown in rapists' slum
Indian police have opened in inquiry into an activist who showed a banned BBC film on the 2012 Delhi gang rape in the slum where the rapists lived. Ketan Dixit projected the film, India's Daughter, on to sheets in front of 50 people in Ravidas Camp. It is the second time in recent days Mr Dixit has publicly screened the film.

3-10-15 How India's ban on rape film backfired
How India's ban on rape film backfired
Why did the Indian government ban the BBC rape documentary? If the idea was to stop people talking about the film, it has backfired in a big way. India's Daughter has been front page news here in India every day since the ban was imposed late on Tuesday last week.

3-9-15 Brazil femicide law signed by President Rousseff
Brazil femicide law signed by President Rousseff
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has signed a new law which sets tough new penalties for the killing of women and girls. President Rousseff said the new law is part of a zero tolerance policy toward the killing of women. She said 15 women were killed daily in Brazil. Murders linked to domestic violence will carry sentences of between 12 and 30 years. In other cases - such as the killing of a pregnant woman, a woman who's just given birth, girls under 14, or women over 60 - the new law provides for even longer jail terms.

3-9-15 India suspects charged over Nagaland mob lynching
India suspects charged over Nagaland mob lynching
Police in north-eastern India say they have charged 42 people in connection with the lynching of a suspected rapist who was taken from prison by a mob. Syed Sharif Khan was stripped naked by the mob, beaten and dragged through the streets before being hanged in Dimapur, the main city in Nagaland state. (Webmaster's comment: Rape is wrong but mob murder is worse!)

3-5-15 India threatens BBC over rapist interview
India threatens BBC over rapist interview
India's home minister has threatened action against the BBC, after it aired a film in the UK featuring an interview with an Indian rapist on death row. Rajnath Singh said he would investigate whether "norms have been violated". Analysts say it is unclear what action he could take as the BBC did not show the film in India, where it is banned. (Webmaster's comment: They'll try anything to hide the true nature of their barbaric culture.)

3-4-15 Delhi gang rapist interview: Minister promises inquiry
Delhi gang rapist interview: Minister promises inquiry
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has promised an inquiry into how a TV crew gained permission to interview one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row. He criticised the film in parliament, saying it should not be shown in India. A Delhi court has already blocked the film, made for the BBC and NDTV. (Webmaster's comment: And now they want to cover-up their culture's barbaric nature as revealed in the article below.)

3-2-15 Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back
In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a film about the case. She came away shocked by India's treatment of women - but inspired by those seeking change. (Webmaster's comment: Read this story if you dare. Women are less than nothing. India's barbaric culture makes rape a virtue. The men are proud of it. They consider it just punishment for any female behavior they don't approve of. And if women resist they should be killed. Even beggar children are considered fair game.)

2-26-15 Savile 'abused 63 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital'
Savile 'abused 63 people at Stoke Mandeville Hospital'
Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but one formal complaint was ignored, an independent report has found. It found Savile's reputation as a "sex pest" was an "open secret" among some staff - but allegations probably did not reach managers.

2-25-15 Spaniards turn against domestic violence football chant
Spaniards turn against domestic violence football chant
Tens of thousands of people have posted online messages of anger against Real Betis FC fans, because of a chant that seems to encourage domestic violence. A district attorney decided to file charges against striker Ruben Castro for alleged domestic abuse. The team has stood behind Castro, who has not admitted any guilt in the case. During the game, the following chant was heard from the stands: "Ruben Castro! Ruben Castro! It wasn't your fault. She is a prostitute, you did well."

2-20-15 Nascar suspends star driver Kurt Busch over 'assault'
Nascar suspends star driver Kurt Busch over 'assault'
Nascar has suspended star driver Kurt Busch indefinitely after a court ruling that he had probably physically abused his former girlfriend. A judge in Delaware earlier ruled that it was more likely than not that Busch abused Patricia Driscoll by "manually strangling her" and smashing her head into a wall last year.

2-20-15 Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights
Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights
How did men in miniskirts become a protest meme on social media? Turkish men aren't known for wearing skirts. But it's expected they will turn out in large numbers in Istanbul later to protest about violence against women in Turkey.

2-19-15 Rabbi Barry Freundel admits filming women at Washington baths
Rabbi Barry Freundel admits filming women at Washington baths
A prominent US rabbi has pleaded guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism after secretly filming women in his congregation's ritual baths. Barry Freundel, 63, may have recorded as many as 150 women in the changing area at his orthodox synagogue in Washington DC.The women were disrobing for the ritual Jewish bath, known as a mikvah.

2-19-15 Loud calls to action follow murder of young Turkish woman
Loud calls to action follow murder of young Turkish woman
Turkey has been mourning the murder of a young woman for the last week. Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old psychology student, was stabbed in a minibus while resisting a rape attempt on her way home. Her burned and dismembered body was found on Friday. Three men have been arrested in connection with her murder.

2-15-15 Turkey rallies over murder of woman who 'resisted rape'
Turkey rallies over murder of woman who 'resisted rape'
Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her. Women at the protests argue that violence against women has become more acceptable in Turkey in recent years.

2-13-15 Actor Emile Hirsch charged with Sundance assault
Actor Emile Hirsch charged with Sundance assault
US actor Emile Hirsch has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly choking a female film executive at last month's Sundance Film Festival.

2-6-15 Harvard University bans relationships between students and professors
Harvard University bans relationships between students and professors
Harvard University has introduced a total ban on relationships between professors and students. Staff said they introduced the ban after considering how "power dynamics can contribute to sexual harassment".

1-26-15 Egypt FGM trial 'convicts Raslan Fadl of manslaughter'
Egypt FGM trial 'convicts Raslan Fadl of manslaughter'
An Egyptian doctor has been convicted in a landmark appeal of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), a lawyer and campaign group say. Raslan Fadl was fined, and jailed for two years with labour, for manslaughter with a further three months for FGM. His clinic was also closed for a year.(Webmaster's comment: He kills a young women doing FGM and gets 2 years. 20 years would have been more appropriate!)

1-22-15 UN condemns Myanmar monk Wirathu's 'sexist' comments
UN condemns Myanmar monk Wirathu's 'sexist' comments
The UN human rights chief has called on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a "bitch" and a "whore".

1-15-15 NFL player Josh McNary charged with rape
NFL player Josh McNary charged with rape
An NFL player has been charged with rape by prosecutors in Indianapolis. Josh McNary, an Indianapolis Colts linebacker, faces charges of rape, criminal confinement and battery. The 26-year-old denies all the charges.

1-8-15 Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain held in sex case
Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain held in sex case
Bangladeshi cricketer Rubel Hossain has been detained after his ex-girlfriend alleged he fraudulently promised to marry her in order to have sex. The allegations made by 19-year-old actress Naznin Akter Happy amount to a rape claim under Bangladeshi law. (Webmaster's comment: Imagine a man lying about something to get sex from a woman. That would never happen in America!)

1-4-15 New hope for rape kit testing advocates
New hope for rape kit testing advocates
Five years after more than 11,000 unprocessed rape kits - some dating back to the 1980s - were discovered in a police warehouse in Detroit, cities across the US are working to eliminate their own huge backlogs of untested evidence. Thousands of sexual assault cases are beginning to be resolved.

  • Investigations of these matches continue, but so far the Wayne County prosecutor's office - which includes Detroit - has produced warrants for 23 alleged rapists and convicted 14 of them, with three awaiting trial.
  • The office, run by the county's top prosecutor, Kym Worthy, has also identified 188 serial rapists from the processed kits who have committed crimes in 27 other states.
  • In Cleveland, which has submitted all of its 4,300 kits for testing, police have opened more than 1,800 investigations, with more than 1,000 still in progress. The local prosecutor's officer has indicted 231 people, a third of whom had at least one previous rape conviction.
  • More than 50 people have been arrested so far from ongoing investigations after officials in Houston completed testing 6,600 kits.
  • Memphis, which is only part way through its more than 12,000 backlogged kits, has opened 243 investigations, indicting 36 people.
  • And a new effort in Colorado saw 24 Codis matches from the first 150 kits tested, according to local media.

Looking back at those police files, Campbell says, there was a "widespread" attitude of not believing the victim, and only doing minimum investigation on the cases, many just including the initial police report. (Webmaster's comment: It's about time! Outrageous that rape kits are not immediately processed. It's the age old "blame the woman, protect the man" culture still at work.)

1-3-15 India arrests five for kidnap and rape of Japanese woman
India arrests five for kidnap and rape of Japanese woman
Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student. Police in the eastern city of Calcutta say the assaults took place over a period of more than a month from 23 November and in at least two locations. They say an organised gang is suspected of targeting single women tourists.

1-2-15 India policemen 'suspended for raping teenager'
India policemen 'suspended for raping teenager'
Police in India say two officers have been suspended for allegedly abducting and raping a teenager. The girl was seized on Wednesday by the policemen who took her to the police station and raped her, the Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted a senior police official as saying. The complaint is being investigated. The constables are missing, he added.

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