Posts tagged as rape

Bad news for the Lithuanian army

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Confidence in National Defence Sysytem in Lithuania is lowering and the image of the Lithuanian armed forces has worsened. The trend is becoming apparent from 2018 because of some incidents with the military which undermine d population’s trust. A new unpleasant one occurred recently. A young man (born 2000) was raped in Grigiškės, a suburb of Vilnius. According to Delfi , on June 28, police received information that a young…

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad, in circumstances that have been described as “suspicious”. The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, following their alleged premeditated attack on a 27-year-old veterinary doctor last Wednesday. According to the police, the accused men – Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu – were…

US threatens to veto UN resolution on rape as weapon of war, officials say

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The US is threatening to veto a United Nations resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because of its language on reproductive and sexual health, according to a senior UN official and European diplomats. The German mission hopes the resolution will be adopted at a special UN security council session on Tuesday on sexual violence in conflict. But the draft resolution has already been stripped…

Former high-level EU official of Estonian origin convicted for rape

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

On Monday a court in Brussels sentenced Margus Rahuoja, a 51-year-old former senior EU official from Estonia, to four years in prison. Mr Rahuoja, a former EU director of aviation and international transport affairs, was found guilty of rape. According to Belgian La Dernière Heure, the victim in the case is a lawyer working at the EU’s Mobility and Transport directorate. Though La Dernière Heure didn’t publish Mr Rahuoja’s name,…

More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing #MeToo movement in South Korea’s elite sports scene, which has been notorious for a brutal training culture and highly hierarchical relationships between coaches and athletes. In addition to…

Major Irish sport star ‘investigated for rape of young woman in city centre hotel’

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The woman, aged in her 20s, was taken to a sexual assault treatment unit following the alleged attack in Dublin, Ireland. Police are investigating after a woman was allegedly raped by a major Irish sports star in a city centre attack. The woman, aged in her 20s, is believed to have been out socialising in Dublin, Ireland, in the early hours of yesterday. She is then understood to have headed…

Steven Seagal storms off BBC interview after questions about rape allegations

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Steven Seagal walked off a BBC interview Thursday after he was asked about accusations of rape and other instances of sexual misconduct aimed at him. The 66-year-old entertainer was speaking with Kirsty Wark on the program Newsnight when she brought up the #MeToo movement, and how it’s impacted him. ‘You’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment’ Wark told Seagal. ‘You had a rape allegation against you…

Sexual assault still underreported at Munich Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oktoberfest is known around the world for its beer, pretzels and lederhosen. But female visitors frequently find themselves the targets of harassment and groping. Some even say it has become predictable. Groups of lederhosen-clad men and women wearing dirndls excitedly walk through the stalls and food stands at Munich’s infamous Oktoberfest, lining up outside its even more infamous beer tents in hopes of getting a warm spot inside on a chilly…

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Accuser ‘got courage from #MeToo’

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Kathryn Mayorga, the former teacher who has accused footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009, was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement, her lawyer has said. “The MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults has given Kathryn a lot of courage,” Leslie Stovall said. Ronaldo has “firmly” denied assaulting Ms Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel. He spoke out ahead of…

Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her, has revealed extensive details of the events she claims took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. The 34-year-old teacher claims the superstar footballer forced her to have sex with him in the bathroom of his penthouse suite, despite repeatedly being told not to. Mayorga also revealed the protracted legal process by which she subsequently agreed to…