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Pakistani rape victim fears silence after acquittal

MEERAWALI: A Pakistani woman who was gang-raped and became a human rights campaigner says she worries other women will not speak out after Pakistan's highest court upheld her alleged attackers' acquittals.Mukhtaran Mai was allegedly gang-raped in 2002 to settle a matter of village honor. Unlike most rape victims in Pakistan, who rarely speak up, she…

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April 23, 2011


Bollywood actor jailed for rape

MUMBAI: An Indian court on Wednesday jailed a Bollywood actor for seven years for raping his maid, local media said, in a case which has sent shockwaves through the film industry. Shiney Ahuja was convicted of rape, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement of his maid in June 2009, a local court ruled, despite the victim…

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March 30, 2011


Relatives of rape victim protest police inaction

Staff Report LAHORE: Hundreds of enraged relatives of a rape victim gathered outside the Chief Minister's House in Lahore to protest against police refusal to lodge a complaint. Sajida, 12, a resident of Lahore’s Hanjarwal area, was subjected to sexual assault after being abducted on gunpoint. Sajida’s family says that police is not acting against…

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October 29, 2010


Rape of a minor girl – SAMAA VIDEO

Khurram Hashmi from Karachi reported the rape attempt on a minor girl. (September 20, 2010)

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September 20, 2010


JPMC rape victim – SAMAA VIDEO

Sehar Afshan reports on the investigation of the rape victim of Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre Karachi, Magdalene. (July 22, 2010)

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July 22, 2010


Senior nurse involved in JPMC rape case

Magdalene, the rape victim of JPMC, discloses SAMAA that a senior nurse, Fatima, took her to Dr Abdul Jabbar Memon. SAMAA

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July 21, 2010


JPMC rape victim nurse records statement

By Sehar Afshan KARACHI: The police have recorded the statement of the JPMC rape victim trainee nurse, Magdalene, and started investigation, SAMAA reported Tuesday. According to the details provided by SSP Aamir Farooqi, the nurse has pointed out the culprits in her statement but at the moment police cannot share her statement details with the…

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July 20, 2010


Five booked over rape charge

Staff Report LARKANA: Larkana police on Monday lodged an FIR against five men, including two policemen, on charges of raping a 50-year-old woman. The complainant alleged that five men dragged her into a fridge repair shop and assaulted here. She had gone to the shop for repair of her fridge. On the complaint of victim,…

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July 19, 2010


JPMC staff protests against rape attempt

Staff Report KARACHI: The medical staff of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) continued their protest for the second day Wednesday against the alleged rape of a nurse. The medical staff of the JPMC boycotted all the OPDs, wards and emergency department against the rape attempt of a 22-year-old trainee nurse, causing the difficulties for the…

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July 15, 2010


Sindh HR Minister visits rape victim nurse

Staff Report KARACHI: The Sindh Minister of Human Rights, Nadia Gabol, paid visit to the rape victim nurse Magdalene in JPMC and made her assure for all the possible help from her side, SAMAA reported Wednesday. Earlier, Sindh HR Minister, Nadia Gabol, Sindh CM advisor for minorities’ affairs, Anwar Lal Deen and Bishop of the…

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July 14, 2010


Medical report proves ‘attempted rape’ in JPMC

Staff Report KARACHI: Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center's Medical Legal Officer Dr. Abdul Jabbar Memon, who has been charged for sexually assaulting a lady nurse, said Wednesday that he was being trapped. On the other hand, the medical report has proved the ‘attempted rape’ with the trainee nurse named Shumaila. According to hospital’s sources, Dr…

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July 14, 2010


SAMAA VIDEO – Rape and murder of a minor girl

Akhundzada Jalal Noorzai reports on the rape and murder of a minor girl in Quetta. (February 13, 2010)

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February 12, 2010


India exhumes Kashmir rape victims

SHOPIAN: Indian forensic experts exhumed the bodies of two slain Kashmiri women Monday in an investigation aimed at defusing the latest tensions plaguing this bloody Himalayan region. Many in Muslim-majority Kashmir accuse Indian security forces of raping and murdering the women and say justice will only be served when the troops leave. “India has militarized…

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September 28, 2009


Cops get death for toddler’s rape

By Nazish Ayaz KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court has sentenced to death by hanging two traffic police constables after finding them guilty of kidnapping and raping a three-year-old girl, Sana. On Monday, the court ordered Noor Mohammad and Bashir Ahmed to pay Rs 0.1 million to Sana’s family and sentenced them to ten years imprisonment and…

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August 31, 2009


India-born designer gets 59 yrs for rape

LOS ANGELES: An Indian-born fashion designer convicted of sexually abusing a string of teenage girls and women was Monday sentenced to a minimum of 59 years in jail by a Los Angeles judge. Anand Jon Alexander, 35, whose clothes had reportedly been worn by stars celebrities including Paris Hilton and Mary J. Blige, was found…

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August 31, 2009


Rape, child murder: US to probe CIA threats

WASHINGTON: The US attorney general named a prosecutor Monday to investigate possible crimes in secret CIA interrogations amid disclosures of threats to kill suspects' children and rape their female relatives. The revelations came in a de-classified 2004 report by then-CIA inspector general John Helgerson which catalogued the harsh tactics used against prime terror suspects at…

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August 24, 2009


Pakistani doctors deny rape victim tests

-Police surgeon goes to court to get rape kit report By Zahoor Baloch QUETTA: A 12-year-old rape survivor was refused a medical examination by female doctors last week, lowering chances of a conviction even though the alleged rapist has been arrested. At 12:55 am on July 20, 12-year-old girl R was brought by relatives and…

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July 26, 2009


Kashmir rape probe points to police official

SRINAGAR: A judicial probe of the alleged rape and murder of two Kashmiri women, which triggered massive protests across the disputed Himalayan region, points to the involvement of Indian police, an official said on Friday. Anti-India protests have raged across the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley since the bodies of two Muslim women were found on May…

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July 10, 2009


SAMAA VIDEO – Rape in Gujranwala

SAMAA's Mohammad Yasir reports on the rape of a class II girl in Gujranwala, Punjab. (May 30, 2009). SAMAA

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May 29, 2009


'Wife-rape' law to be reviewed: Karzai

KABUL: Responding to criticism from around the world, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday a new law that critics say makes it legal for men to rape their wives will be studied and possibly sent back to parliament for review. Karzai said he ordered the Justice Ministry to review the law, and if anything…

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April 4, 2009


Waiter’s rape case filed 3 days later

KARACHI: An FIR for the rape and abduction of a waiter by three women has been registered. The Boat Basin police lodged the case Tuesday, three days after the 30-year-old victim, Khalil Hussain, was found bleeding and semi-conscious on a street in Saddar. The case would have been registered much earlier except that the police…

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February 3, 2009