Category: victims

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India: Nationwide protests to query justice for rape victims

Thousands of Indians have joined nationwide protests against the recent cases of rapes, including that of an eight-year-old girl, who was gang raped and brutally murdered inside a temple in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir. “Punish the guilty” was a rallying cry on Sunday in New Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and other cities, according to…

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Females with disabilities: India’s ‘invisible victims’

New Delhi, India – Women and girls with disabilities in India are at a higher risk of sexual violence, according to a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday. The New York-based rights body said that the challenges faced by the survivors of sexual violence to get justice are even greater. Nidhi Goyal, one of…

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Household of MH370 crash victims hang on to hope

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – “It’s still so painful, it’s like it happened yesterday,” said Grace Nathan, whose mother Anne Daisy was on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared on March 8, 2014. The plane, carrying 239 people, was on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Air crash investigators said the plane crashed in the Indian…

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Kosovo: Remembering bloodbath victims and the lacking

Gjakova, Kosovo – On February 17, 2008, through a unilateral declaration, the Republic of Kosovo proclaimed its independence from Serbia. As of 2017, 110 UN member states recognise Kosovo as a country. Its independence was the result of a bloody conflict – a war of ethnic cleansing by paramilitary forces inspired by Serb hardliners. More than…

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Barry Bennell ‘sexually abused’ Gary Tempo, victims whine

Former British football coach Barry Bennell is facing sentence at a UK court on 50 offences of sexual abuse against 12 victims, aged between 8 -15 in the years 1979 and 1990. In closing statements at Liverpool crown court in England, the prosecution said Bennell – who has been jailed three times before over sexual…

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Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on

London, England – At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed a 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the woman says. “No one from that floor survived aside from my mother and the…