Armed gang rapes women in Mexican youth camp

Posted on July 15, 2012

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© AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

Over several hours on Friday, the gang of about a dozen
people beat, abused and robbed youngsters at the retreat located
in a park in the State of Mexico just southeast of the capital,
the local attorney general’s office said in a statement.
About 90 youths were camped out there and local media said
the victims belonged to a church group.
Mexican daily Reforma said the gang raped seven young women
before leaving in two stolen vehicles. The attorney general’s
office in the state said it had witness descriptions of the
attackers.
Mexico’s most populous state, the State of Mexico was ruled
by President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto between 2005-2011. Human
rights groups complain the state has one of the worst records in
the country on violence against women.
In a report published on Wednesday, Amnesty International
singled out the state for abuses against women, and said Mexican
police solve only one in every 21 rapes.

Source: Kyiv Post

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