Tag Archives: Rape

Iran hangs two child rapists in public

Iran hanged in public two men convicted of child rape in the western city of Kermanshah, the official IRNA news agency reported. The men sent to gallows were identified as P. Mohammadi

Bahraini activist says threatened with rape

A prominent Bahraini human rights activist said he had been threatened with rape while in custody after he refused to apologise to the king over his role in anti-government protests. Human rights

War Against Rape wins another case with hallmark judgement

KARACHI – In what can only be referred to as a hallmark judgment and a refreshing change from the manner in which rape cases are generally dealt with by lower courts, Additional District and Sessions Judge Karachi East Ch Wasim Iqbal sentenced a rapist to 14 years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs 50,000. The accused was convicted on Monday under Section 265-H (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code for the offence punishable under Section 376 (i) of the Pakistan Penal Code. Failure to pay

Former Israeli president Katsav gets 7 yrs for rape

TEL AVIV – Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years in jail for rape on Tuesday in a case that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said showed “that no person is above the law”. Katsav had denied charges he twice raped an aide when he was a cabinet minister in the late 1990s, and molested or sexually harassed two other women who worked for him during his 2000-2007 term as president. But a three-judge panel at Tel Aviv District Court said when convicting him in

Court frees 60-year-old rape accused

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the police on Friday to quash a case registered under the Hudood Ordinance against a 60-year-old man on rape charges.
The Civil Lines police had registered a case on October 5, 2010 against Ishaq for raping a 26-year-old girl. The girl had alleged that she gave Rs 30,000 to Ishaq for sending her to Dubai but he cheated on her and subjected her to rape. Challenging the FIR, Ishaq pleaded that the complainant dragged him into the case

Woman’s alleged rape by cop – Faryal Talpur directs IGP to submit report

KARACHI – Taking serious notice of alleged rape of a woman in Model Colony by a police sub-inspector, PPP Women Wing President Faryal Talpur on Monday directed the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) to submit his report of the incident within 24 hours and take stern action against the accused if proven guilty, so that no one dares to commit such heinous crimes.
In a separate statement, PPP Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui stated that Talpur had directed

LHC orders police to investigate gang rape case

Lahore – The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered Johar Town police to register a case and arrest seven people who kidnapped and gang raped a girl for 22 days. Justice Saghir Qadri ordered police to get the girl medically examined and register a case against Mahi, Kurshid and others. In pursuance of the court orders, police produced the 20-year-old girl in the court who stated that the accused tortured and raped her. The court passed this order on the petition of Javed who through

IG sacks cops on kidnap, rape charges

QUETTA – Balochistan Police Inspector General Malik Muhammad Iqbal has put two constables under termination for being guilty of kidnapping and raping a girl in Quetta. Police has taken constable Jahanzaib and Shahzaib into custody.
According to details, accused constables abducted a girl and later raped her. They also took nude photos of the victim besides threatening her of dire consequences if she told anybody about the incident. After being informed of the incident, the IG

DNA tests of rape victims at govt expenses

FAISALABAD – The Faisalabad police have drawn out a new strategy for a speedy action in the investigation of rape cases. According to the new strategy, the police will arrange the DNA tests of rape victims at government expenses. The decision has been taken for swift proceedings in the investigation and to relieve the victims of the heavy charges of the tests that cost Rs 15,000.
SSP Dr Usman has directed all the officers concerned to take into account the new policy while

Israeli ex-president Katsav convicted of rape

TEL AVIV – Israeli former president Moshe Katsav was convicted of two counts of rape on Thursday, capping a four-year scandal that shocked the Jewish state and leaves him facing at least eight years in prison.
As a Tel Aviv court handed down the verdict, which also convicted Katsav on charges of sexual harassment, indecent acts and obstruction of justice, the visibly distraught 65-year-old muttered “No, no.” The ruling comes after a trial that lasted a year and a half and

‘Rape and right to privacy are not a joke’

KARACHI – The insensitive handling of the coverage of a recent gang-rape case in Karachi has been condemned by several quarters concerned, including War Against Rape (WAR) and the Hurmat network, an alliance of organisations working for advancing, promoting and strengthening the ethical dimensions of work with survivor of violence.
“Unfortunately, despite the increase in reporting of such cases, which shows that the media and the state are beginning to recognise and acknowledge