Sexual assault Headlines

  • Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized

    Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was jailed this month during an investigation of two alleged cases of rape, has reportedly been hospitalized.

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  • Jailed Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan reported hospitalized

    Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was jailed this month during an investigation of two alleged cases of rape, has reportedly been hospitalized. An online site campaigning for Ramadan's release said on Saturday that his family had learned of his hospitalization. French media,...

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  • Pakistani court sentences convicted serial killer to death

    A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation and triggered violent protests, a public prosecutor said.

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  • Pakistani court sentences serial killer to death

    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says a court has sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder drew nationwide condemnation. Ehtesham Qadir says the court Saturday announced the decision in the...

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  • France drops rape investigation against budget minister

    French investigators have dropped an investigation into rape accusations against President Emmanuel Macron’s budget minister, citing a lack of evidence.

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  • Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

    When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.”

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  • Gophers' Lynch drops appeal, denies sex assault allegations

    Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center appeared at a...

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  • 4th airman in past year accused of teen rape, impregnation

    A Delaware airman has been accused of raping and impregnating a teen. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 34-year-old Staff Sgt. Byron White is the fourth airman to be accused of such a crime in the past year. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with nine counts of third-degree...

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  • Why Negative Partisanship Is a Good Thing

    Noah Berlatsky Our system thrives on clear lines and active participation. The post Why Negative Partisanship Is a Good Thing appeared first on The Nation.

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  • Chile sex abuse victim's credibility praised, challenged

    When a Vatican court convicted a Chilean predator priest of sex crimes, it went out of its way to affirm the credibility of his victims. Their testimony had been consistent and corroborated, while their motives in coming forward had been only to “free themselves of a weight that had tormented their consciences,” the tribunal said.

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  • Israel orders psychiatric evaluation for detained Australian

    An Israeli court has ordered that an Australian woman accused of sex crimes be placed under psychiatric evaluation until further notice. The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Wednesday that the woman remain in custody while the district psychiatrist determines whether she is fit to stand...

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  • The Latest: Judge upholds UK arrest warrant for Assange

    The Latest on the British arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):

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  • UK judge upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

    A British judge on Tuesday upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years evading the law inside Ecuador's London embassy. Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected arguments by Assange's lawyers that it is no longer in the public interest to arrest...

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  • Woman wanted in Australia for sex crimes detained in Israel

    An Australian woman accused of sex crimes against children in her home country appeared before an Israeli judge Tuesday who ordered her to remain in custody a day after her arrest. Australia wants 54-year-old Malka Leifer extradited. She is wanted there for sexually abusing children while...

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  • Trial of suspect in serial child killings begins in Pakistan

    A public prosecutor in Pakistan says the trial of a suspect accused of brutally killing eight children has started at a high-security prison in the eastern city of Lahore.

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  • French police question budget minister over rape allegation

    The French budget minister has been questioned by police officers investigating a woman’s rape complaint.

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  • At the #metoo Olympics, organizers confront sexual abuse

    A Catholic nun waits eight hours each day at a folding table, ready for a call but praying nothing has happened to cause the phone to ring. Her office, the "Gender Equality Support Centre," a tiny trailer tucked between a bathroom and a police post under the ski lift at the Phoenix Snow...

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  • Michigan State to fire medical dean over Nassar scandal

    Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire the former dean of its osteopathic medicine college and has suspended its radiology chairman in the wake of former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for molesting young female athletes. Interim President John Engler said the first...

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