Abuse http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25039/all en Indian rape accused says police tortured him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:35 +0000 5732567 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Indian rape accused says police tortured him, lawyer says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from lawyer, detail)</p> <p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:51 +0000 5732648 at http://www.globalpost.com India rape accused hunted victim, aimed to kill - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Five adults conspired to rape and kill, with teenager</p> <p>* DNA, mobile phone and physical evidence gathered, file says</p> <p>* Crime carried out on a school bus</p> <p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The gang of men charged with the rape and murder of an Indian physiotherapy student deliberately tried to find a woman to rape and kill and ended the night with blood on their clothes, a police report seen by Reuters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 5732991 at http://www.globalpost.com India police arrest six in new gang rape case - papers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indian police arrested six people including a bus driver after a woman said she was gang raped in the northern state of Punjab, newspapers said on Sunday.</p> <p>The reports come weeks after a student in Delhi was assaulted and beaten in a moving bus and thrown bleeding onto the street in a case that sparked outrage in the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:15:27 +0000 5733872 at http://www.globalpost.com Women take up self-defence, pepper spray after India rape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-take-self-defence-pepper-spray-after-india-rape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nita Bhalla</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Women in India's capital are taking self-defence classes, snapping up pepper sprays, booking cabs with female drivers or leaving work early, all signs of growing insecurity following the brutal gang rape and murder of a student last month.</p> <p>The assault on the 23-year-old - who was raped by six people and tortured with an iron bar on a bus, then left bleeding on a highway - stunned the nation and generated an unprecedented wave of protests calling for better security for women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/women-take-self-defence-pepper-spray-after-india-rape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Business Entertainment Ethics Labor Law Violence Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:15:04 +0000 5737604 at http://www.globalpost.com Governments fall short in fighting defence corruption-survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Many leading arms-trading countries have weak controls</p> <p>* Many countries give little information about defence spending</p> <p>* Anti-corruption watchdog says survey is first of its kind</p> <p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of countries, including many of the world's largest arms traders, have inadequate safeguards to prevent corruption in their defence sectors, a survey by an anti-corruption watchdog said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Arms industry Business Political corruption Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:18 +0000 5740842 at http://www.globalpost.com US condemns Ankara embassy bombing: White House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-condemns-ankara-embassy-bombing-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The White House condemned a suicide bombing outside the US embassy in Ankara on Friday as a "terrorist attack," but said it did not yet know who was behind it.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said "we strongly condemn" the attack, which killed a Turkish security guard and wounded several other people.</p> <p>"A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror. It is a terrorist attack," said Carney.</p> <p>"However, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. The attack itself is clearly an act of terror."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-condemns-ankara-embassy-bombing-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Business Entertainment Environment Fear Health Organized crime Politics War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:00:27 +0000 5743371 at http://www.globalpost.com Five accused in Delhi gang-rape case plead not guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/five-accused-delhi-gang-rape-case-plead-not-guilty-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five men accused of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student pleaded not guilty Saturday in a case that has sparked huge protests and led ministers to back tougher penalties, including death, for rapists.</p> <p>The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally assaulted in mid-December on a New Delhi bus she had boarded with a male companion as they returned home from watching a film.</p> <p>The trial of the five men on charges that include murder, rape and kidnapping is being held in a fast-track court in Delhi set up to deliver speedy justice following public anger over the case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/five-accused-delhi-gang-rape-case-plead-not-guilty-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Ethics Rape AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:46:32 +0000 5743931 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Sex crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:01:08 +0000 5746286 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Boxers Crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:07 +0000 5746324 at http://www.globalpost.com Young Indian rape suspect held alone for own safety, says innocent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innocent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Behind a barbed wire-topped wall by a busy New Delhi highway a teenager sits alone in a locked room, accused of taking part in a gang rape that first sparked nationwide protests and now a debate over whether Indian law is too lenient on juveniles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innocent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Ethics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:16:24 +0000 5746890 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Young Indian rape suspect held alone for own safety, says innocent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/rpt-young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innoce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats story with no changes to text)</p> <p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Behind a barbed wire-topped wall by a busy New Delhi highway a teenager sits alone in a locked room, accused of taking part in a gang rape that first sparked nationwide protests and now a debate over whether Indian law is too lenient on juveniles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/rpt-young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innoce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Ethics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 04:15:49 +0000 5747130 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian woman attacked with metal bar in rape bid: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-woman-attacked-metal-bar-rape-bid-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly shoving a metal rod down the throat of a 22-year-old woman during an attempted rape at her home in New Delhi, detectives said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The attack, which happened on Monday night, comes only weeks after a fatal attack on a 23-year-old student who was gang-raped and violated with a rusty iron bar on a bus in Delhi on December 16.</p> <p>"The accused tried to rape the girl and when she resisted his move, he shoved a rod inside her mouth," Ajay Chaudhry, a senior police officer investigating the case, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/indian-woman-attacked-metal-bar-rape-bid-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Ethics Law Rape Social Issues War AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:00:53 +0000 5747236 at http://www.globalpost.com Half of all Afghans paid bribes in 2012: UN report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/half-all-afghans-paid-bribes-2012-un-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The cost of corruption in Afghanistan has risen sharply and half of all citizens paid a bribe to public officials last year, a new United Nations study said Thursday.</p> <p>More than 11 years after a US-led invasion led to billions of dollars in aid flowing into one of the world's poorest countries, Afghanistan ranks among the most corrupt nations on earth.</p> <p>And Western nations due to pull their troops out next year have linked future financial support to the aid-dependent nation to a crackdown on graft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/half-all-afghans-paid-bribes-2012-un-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Asia Development AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:02:32 +0000 5748511 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian police arrest four over alleged gang-rape in Delhi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/indian-police-arrest-four-over-alleged-gang-rape-delhi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Delhi police have arrested four men for the alleged gang-rape and kidnap of a 24-year-old mother they were later caught driving through the city with, an official said Thursday.</p> <p>The incident, which happened on Wednesday night, comes less than two months after a fatal attack on a 23-year-old student who was gang-raped and violated with a rusty iron bar on a bus in Delhi.</p> <p>The four men were driving through the city but failed to stop their car at one at one of the many new checkpoints set up after the December 16 attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/indian-police-arrest-four-over-alleged-gang-rape-delhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law War AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:15:58 +0000 5748951 at http://www.globalpost.com