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In World's Newest Nation, Army Is Burning Girls Alive

UN report describes torture, rape, abductions in South Sudan

(Newser) - Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement." It notes... More »

3rd Man Arrested in Alleged Spring Break Gang-Rape

Cops say he encouraged, joined 'sickening' beach assault

(Newser) - A third man has been arrested in what Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says is "one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things" he has ever seen. George Davon Kennedy was arrested in Dekalb County, Ga., over the alleged public gang rape of a woman on a public beach... More »

Woman Raped as Spring Break Crowd Watched: Cops

2 college kids charged in appalling Florida attack in broad daylight

(Newser) - Two college students have been charged with what police are calling the gang rape of a woman on a public beach in broad daylight, and Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen tells the Panama City News Herald that hundreds of nearby spring break revelers did absolutely nothing to stop the "... More »

Police: No Evidence of UVa Gang Rape

Investigation suspended, but not closed

(Newser) - Charlottesville police held a press conference today to discuss their investigation into the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia reported in Rolling Stone, and, according to the AP , they announced they've suspended their investigation after being unable to confirm the rape happened as described—partially because the... More »

Latest India Gang-Rape Victim: 71-Year-Old Nun

6 men assault elderly woman as she tried to stop them from robbing school

(Newser) - The latest victim in India's seemingly unchecked epidemic of gang rape is a septuagenarian nun who was trying to thwart a group of men from robbing the missionary school where she worked. As NPR reports, six men stormed the Convent of Jesus and Mary school in West Bengal state... More »

Filmmaker's Interviews With Indian Rapists Horrify

Documentary on murder of Indian woman reveals men's shocking attitudes

(Newser) - Two years ago, medical student Jyoti Singh was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, India; she died from her injuries almost two weeks later. Now an Israeli-born filmmaker's documentary about the attack, set to air on BBC4 on Sunday and at a New York screening on March 9,... More »

Cops: Japanese Student Kidnapped, Gang-Raped in India

Five men reportedly arrested

(Newser) - Another horrific gang-rape story is emerging out of India, this time involving a 22-year-old Japanese woman who police say was held for at least 12 days, reports the New York Times . Police have arrested five men, including two brothers, reports the BBC . Authorities say that the young academic was staying... More »

India Says Girls Hanged From Tree Died by Suicide

Teens weren't raped, murdered, federal investigators say

(Newser) - An investigation into the deaths of two teenage cousins believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, according to authorities in India. The head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, India's version of the FBI, told reporters that the local... More »

Gang-Rape Report Shuts Down UVa Frats Until January

President calls on those with information to come forward

(Newser) - A Rolling Stone report on an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity has prompted the school's president to suspend all frats until the spring semester. In an open letter to students and staff today, president Teresa Sullivan calls for "the collective strength of the members... More »

India Fashion Shoot's Rape Theme Triggers Fury

Twitter erupts over images reminiscent of New Delhi attack

(Newser) - Twitter users in India are voicing their horror at a new fashion photo shoot—which seems to be inspired by the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old on a bus in New Delhi. The images, set on a bus and viewable at the BBC and BuzzFeed , show several male... More »

India to Exhume Bodies of Raped Teens for Autopsy

Murder of young cousins continues to reverberate

(Newser) - The pressure on India to make progress in the investigation of the gang-rape and hanging of two teenage cousins seems to be working. Police say they will exhume the bodies of the girls, ages 14 and 15, to conduct a more thorough autopsy, reports the BBC . It's a sea... More »

Cops: Pakistani Woman Gang-Raped, Hanged

Three men have confessed, say police

(Newser) - Police are investigating yet another gang rape and hanging of a young woman, this time in Pakistan instead of India. Authorities in the Punjab province area of Layyah say 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was assaulted by three men in a field, reports Reuters . Her parents found her body hanging from a... More »

4th Woman Found Hanged From Tree in India

Women's security should be the priority: PM

(Newser) - First a string of rape stories , now a wave of similar stories alleged to end from the branch of a tree: A 19-year-old woman has been found hanging in a northern Indian village, and her family says she had been raped. The BBC calls it the fourth such crime in... More »

Father of Gang Rape Victim Refuses State Payout

Demands federal inquiry in India into hanging of 2 teens

(Newser) - Police arrested a third suspect today in the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins found hanging from a tree in northern India. Authorities in Uttar Pradesh state, meanwhile, also arrested two police officers and fired two others for failing to investigate when the father of one of the... More »

Teen Cousins Gang-Raped, Hanged in India

Three have been arrested, including 2 police officers

(Newser) - Three men, including two police officers, have been arrested in northern India in connection with a horrific new instance of sexual violence: They're suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage cousins before hanging the girls from a mango tree. Villagers found the bodies yesterday morning, hours after the two... More »

4 Convicted in Gang-Rape That Shook Mumbai

3 convicted of 2nd rape at same location

(Newser) - Two months after the August gang-rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai, the New York Times delved into the case, finding that the act had simply grown normal for the five men accused . Something else that will soon grow normal for four of them: prison. A court today found them guilty... More »

Sudan Convicts Alleged Gang-Rape Victim

Sentence will be suspended because she's pregnant

(Newser) - A Sudanese court has convicted a pregnant 18-year-old of "indecent acts" for having the temerity to be the victim of an alleged gang-rape last August. The Ethiopian woman, then 3-months pregnant, was house hunting when seven men allegedly pinned her down, raped her, and filmed it, inside an otherwise... More »

Cops: Village Council in India Ordered Gang Rape

13 arrested in attack of woman who had relationship with man outside village

(Newser) - Yet another gang rape is making headlines in India, but this one has an especially horrific twist: Police say village elders ordered the assault on a 20-year-old woman who made the mistake of falling for a guy from a different tribal group. The AP reports that 13 men have been... More »

Tourist, 51, Says She Was Gang-Raped in Delhi

Danish woman allegedly attacked after asking for directions

(Newser) - The words "gang-rape" and "India" are once again making headlines, this time in connection with a 51-year-old Danish tourist in New Delhi. The woman says she was robbed and raped at knife-point between 5pm and 8pm last night, after asking for directions while returning to her hotel from... More »

Indian Girl, Gang-Raped Twice, Set Afire, Dies

Six men charged with murder

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly gang-raped on two consecutive nights in October died Tuesday after suffering burns on more than 65% of her body—and after telling police that her alleged rapists were the ones who set her ablaze on Dec. 23. Though she identified two of her... More »

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