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Sri Lankan cricketer suspended after friend accused of rape

A Sri Lankan Test cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said Monday.

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Cholistan’s three ‘missing’ girls were sexually abused: report

Postmortem reports submitted on Friday to the Senate stated that the three girls who were earlier believed to have gotten lost in Cholistan were sexually abused before their deaths. The reports were presented during a Senate standing committee on interior meeting, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Adil Tanoli. The report said that all three were abused…

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Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

A gang of five men and a teenager raped Jyoti Singh on a bus

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New Swedish law recognises sex without consent as rape

A tough new law that will recognise sex without explicit consent as rape comes into effect in Sweden on Sunday, after the country was rocked by the #MeToo movement denouncing sexual harassment and assault. The law stipulates that a person has committed rape if they have been part of a sexual act in which the…

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Third day of demos in India after rape of 8-year-old girl

Hundreds of protesters rallied in central India for the third straight day on Friday over the brutal rape of an eight-year-old girl now battling for her life in hospital. Crowds holding placards and chanting “death to the rapist” called for the man arrested over the assault to be hanged in several demonstrations across the Mandsaur…

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India most dangerous country for women: poll

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed…

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‘Sexual torture’ NUST grad apologises to Gul Bukhari, to get counselling

Muhammad Mursaleen, the young man who wrote a tweet advocating “sexual torture” on political analyst Gul Bukhari, has now tweeted an apology. I apologize for my remarks against Gul Bukhari, and for the anguish caused. My expression and choice of words were unacceptable. I shall be counselled by NUST Centre for Counselling & Career Advisory, and…

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Sherry Rehman: NUST should take back degree of student who said Gul Bukhari should be ‘sexually tortured’

Opposition Leader in the Senate Sherry Rehman tweeted to NUST, saying that it should revoke the degree of a student who demanded “sexual torture” on Gul Bukhari. Political analyst Gul Bukhari was abducted and released on Wednesday. As news of her abduction spread on social media, a Twitter user, Mursaleen, tweeted: “Sexual torture would be…

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Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape, sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in a New York courtroom Tuesday — the next step in a high-stakes legal battle that the #MeToo movement hopes will end with the disgraced Hollywood mogul behind bars. The 66-year-old producer, whose career imploded in a blaze of accusations of sexual misconduct and…

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You all fell for the wrong Shabnam

Shabnam appreciated Imran Khan for expelling Farooq Bandial, who raped her, from the PTI and thanked Pakistanis for their stand — except that it was a fake account. “Almost all the likes of that account were on tweets related to PTI,” Digital Rights Foundation founder Nighat Dad told SAMAA Digital. “It was childish.” A picture…

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NY grand jury indicts Weinstein on rape, sex crime charges

A Manhattan grand jury Wednesday indicted Harvey Weinstein on rape and sex crime charges, the next step in efforts by prosecutors to bring the disgraced Hollywood mogul to trial for alleged sex crimes. The 66-year-old was initially charged last week in what was hailed a landmark for the #MeToo movement, nearly eight months after his…

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Models, actresses, employees: the women speaking out against Weinstein

Dozens of actress, models and ex-employees have come out to accuse veteran producer Harvey Weinstein, 66, of harassment, abuse and rape dating as far back as the 1990s. With Weinstein expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday to face possible criminal charges, here is a look at the list of his accusers:…

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Weinstein expected to ‘surrender’ to NY authorities Friday

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career collapsed in a blaze of assault accusations. US media reported that the former movie powerbroker — once the toast of Hollywood, with his films winning scores of…

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Tariq Ramadan loses appeal for release ahead of rape trial

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial, the Paris appeals court said Tuesday. Judges had earlier this month refused bail for 55-year-old Ramadan, who is being treated behind bars for multiple sclerosis, as well as a request for…

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French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies ‘fantasist’ accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The filmmaker’s lawyer Thierry Marembert said he categorically denied the claims calling them “fantasist accusations”, adding that the complainant…

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In India, boy victims of sex crimes don’t get talked about

He was lured into a room near where he played cricket, a man then shut the door and window, and raped him. That’s what a 14-year-old Mumbai boy told his mother from his hospital bed last July. The boy died soon after, killed by the rat poison he consumed after the assault, according to details…

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Indian man rapes 17-year-old girl, sets her alight for refusing marriage proposal

A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after a man raped her and set her on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes. The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to…

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Young girl’s rape triggers more angry protests in India

Protests erupted in southern India over the rape of a nine-year-old girl, as anger over the failure of police to stem a series of sex attacks on children boiled over. Reported rape cases in India have climbed steadily over recent years to around 40,000 in 2016, or about 100 a day, with many more believed…

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Shaken by toddler’s rape death, Chile seeks to alter law on sex crimes

With the country in an uproar over the brutal rape and death of a toddler, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday backed plans to lift the statute of limitations on sex crimes against minors. The move came just days after 20-month-old Ambar was taken to a hospital in the central Los Andes region by her…

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Indian court rules self-styled ‘godman’ guilty of raping 16-year-old

NEW DELHI: A court in India’s western state of Rajasthan on Wednesday convicted a self-styled religious preacher of raping a teenage girl, police said, the latest in a series of sexual abuse accusations against such figures, reported Reuters. The case highlights the Indian heartland’s fascination with spiritual gurus, who wield immense influence for their ability…

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UN peacekeepers from Nepal accused of child rape in S. Sudan

UNITED NATIONS: UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesman said Monday, describing the case as “especially heinous.” At the request of the United Nations, Nepal agreed to send a team of investigators to work with the UN office of internal oversight on the case. “Any act…

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