Gangraped CBS News reporter blames global media for downplaying the attack in Egypt

Former CBS News reporter Lara Logan was gangraped "with flagpoles and sticks" while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt nine years ago, she says in a new interview. Logan was in Cairo covering the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak when she was brutally attacked by a group of men on Feb. 11, 2011. Image shows … Continue reading Gangraped CBS News reporter blames global media for downplaying the attack in Egypt

Sordid tales of child molestation in Pakistan’s religious schools

Muhimman proudly writes his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes. He’s just 11 years old and was a good student who had dreams of being a doctor. School frightens him now. Earlier this year, a cleric at the religious school he faithfully attended in the southern Punjab town … Continue reading Sordid tales of child molestation in Pakistan’s religious schools

‘Allah allows women to be raped’ for a reason, Islamic scholar claims

An Islamic scholar has allegedly claimed that rape is permissible. Saud Saleh, who is a professor in Cairo, Egypt, allegedly argued that Allah permits sexual violence between Muslim men and non-Muslim women, adding that the act is often used to “humiliate” infidels and save Muslim women from the pressures of premarital sex. The professor from … Continue reading ‘Allah allows women to be raped’ for a reason, Islamic scholar claims

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Weinstein ‘disgraced’ with conviction for rape and sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein, 67, was convicted Monday for rape and sexual assault against two women in New York. The conviction will not be the end of the fall from grace for the ex-Hollywood mogul, who faces still more misconduct charges in Los Angeles. Noted Weinstein journalist Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker tweeted Monday: "New: Los Angeles prosecutors are moving … Continue reading Weinstein ‘disgraced’ with conviction for rape and sexual assault

Rape suspect poos in court to postpone trial

A 49-year-old rape suspect, who defecated in court, smeared his faeces on his shirt and spoke incoherently last week, pulled a new move on Monday (Jan 20) in a bid to push back his trial. This time, part-time deliveryman Isham Kayubi told the court in Singapore that he had just regained his memory, has “a lot … Continue reading Rape suspect poos in court to postpone trial

Vice-principal and class teachers accused of raping student

A vice-principal and two classroom teachers in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district have been accused of sexual molestation. The suspects allegedly raped a class 4 pupil in the primary school's sickroom, police said on Monday. An FIR was registered at Katras police station against two teachers from the Topchanchhi-based school after the rape victim (a girl) accused … Continue reading Vice-principal and class teachers accused of raping student

14-year-old girl threatened to cover rape or die with family members

A 14-year-old girl kept her sexual assault a secret and spent the entire day at school because she feared her assailant would come to her house and kill her family, prosecutors said. Marquise Myles, 22, on parole for gun charges, appeared before Cook County Judge John Mahoney Friday on felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual … Continue reading 14-year-old girl threatened to cover rape or die with family members

Mexico has a high rate of violence against women

Mexico City police have suspended six officers as part of investigations into the rape of two teenage girls. The allegations by the teenagers, who claim members of the police force raped them earlier this month, prompted hundreds of protesters to fill city streets demanding justice. A 17-year-old girl claimed four police officers raped her in their patrol car, while a 16-year-old … Continue reading Mexico has a high rate of violence against women

Rape victim under investigation for lying against UK politicians

A woman who made claims of organised child sexual abuse involving politicians is under investigation for allegedly lying about her account. Staffordshire Police confirmed it was probing whether Esther Baker misled detectives who originally investigated her story. Image: Esther Baker  Former MP John Hemming, one of those she accused, described himself as a victim of the … Continue reading Rape victim under investigation for lying against UK politicians

U.S. court clears Cristiano Ronaldo of sexual assault charges

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges in the US after being accused of sexual assault, the prosecutors have confirmed. Kathryn Mayorga has alleged that the Juventus star sexually assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, a claim which he strenuously denies. "The allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond … Continue reading U.S. court clears Cristiano Ronaldo of sexual assault charges