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By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 1st, 2012
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A teenage Afghan girl was brutally tortured, beaten and locked in a toilet by her husband’s family for five months after she refused to become a prostitute, it has emerged. Sahar Gul, 15, was in critical condition when she was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week, after h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 26th, 2011
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A woman who was to be stoned to death in Iran on an adultery conviction could be hanged instead. Authorities said today they were moving ahead with plans to execute the woman but are reconsidering what punishment to carry out. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is already in prison serving a ten-year sentenc...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 20th, 2011
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A mother is facing up to 80 years in jail after being accused of having sex with two of her daughter’s male teenage friends. Tessa Gay, 35, is also alleged to have played sexually charged game of ping pong with another teen where the winner allowed to intimately touch the loser. Gray, a mother ...
By benim
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Jul 12th, 2011
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Kinshasa – The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agreement signed Monday. The cash will go towards “appropriate medical care” for victims of sexual attacks in the east of the country, the EU said in a stateme...
By benim
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Jul 6th, 2011
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Many people feel that there have been more sexual crimes perpetrated in the last few years due to the increasingly large numbers of such crimes that are being reported in the media. Whether this is actually the case is a topic for a more detailed study of the issue. What is inarguable is the pain [&h...
By benim
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Jun 15th, 2011
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When the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed today that Afghanistan had topped its list of the world’s most dangerous countries for women, Somalia’s women’s minister, Maryan Qasim, had one reaction: not Somalia? “I’m completely surprised because I thought Somalia would b...
By benim
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Jun 9th, 2011
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Libyan soldiers were given Viagra-type drugs and ordered to rape hundreds of women as a new and sickening weapon of repression in the civil war. The UN said it was now ‘more convinced’ that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ordered the mass rape of civilians as a way of instilling fear into the pop...
By benim
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Jun 8th, 2011
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The U.N. refugee agency on Wednesday appealed for privacy for a Libyan woman who claims she was raped by Moammar Gadhafi’s troops. Iman al-Obeidi, 29, made headlines around the world in March when she rushed into Libya’s Rixos Hotel and told foreign reporters she had been gang-raped by Li...
By benim
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Jun 8th, 2011
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The UN human rights envoy for Sudan on Wednesday highlighted reports of rape in Abyei after the army’s occupation last month and criticised Khartoum for failing to provide essential aid to newly displaced Darfuris since January. “I received allegations of killings, rape and other forms of...
By benim
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Jun 5th, 2011
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BENGHAZI, Libya – A Libyan woman who claimed she was raped by Gadhafi troops has left Libya on her way to the United States, her sister said Sunday. Marwa al-Obeidi says her sister Iman was flown out of Benghazi early Sunday morning. It was not immediately known where she was going in the U.S. Her [&...