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German Police Arrest Iraqi Rape Suspect, Leaders Warn Against Backlash

BERLIN, Dec 6 – German police have detained an Iraqi migrant for suspected rape only days after an Afghan refugee was held in a separate rape and murder case, and the government warned against a political backlash to such crimes. The two cases threaten to fan anti-migrant sentiment in Germany, which saw a record 890,000

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Germany Warns Against Backlash over Afghan Refugee Suspected of Murder

BERLIN, Dec 5  – The German government said on Monday nobody should try to make political capital out of a criminal case involving an Afghan refugee suspected of raping and murdering a German university student. The case could bolster support for anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which have already gained ground

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Women Migrants Fearing Rape Take Contraceptives Before Journey

By Lin Taylor LONDON, Nov 30 – Women migrants fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate they still embark on the journey, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are

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Swipe to Report Child Abuse: App Launched in India to Rein in Crime

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A state in western India has launched a mobile app for people to report child abuse, in an effort to protect children after a series of abuses came to light. The Maharashtra State Child Rights Protection Commission on Wednesday launched the Child Helpline for Information

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Indian Rape Survivor Comic Superhero Takes on Acid Attacks

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Oct 13  – Two years after unveiling a comic about a rape survivor-turned-superhero who takes on her abusers, filmmaker Ram Devineni is using a sequel to highlight the acid attacks that maim and scar hundreds of women in India every year. “Priya’s Shakti” was the first Indian comic book of its

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At Least 120 Cases of Sexual Violence in South Sudan Capital: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, July 28 – The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan’s capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country’s rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several

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Kenya Urged to Help Women Raped During Post-Election Violence

By Emma Batha LONDON, Feb 15 – Hundreds of girls and woman raped during Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence are struggling with devastating health problems including HIV, a rights group said on Monday, as it urged the government to provide help and compensation. Human Rights Watch (HRW), which interviewed more than 170 rape victims, said most

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