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Anti-Putin feminist punks on trial in Moscow

July 20, 2012


  Photo, Sergey Ponomarev FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot try to perform at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin from the pulpit of Russia’s largest cathedral […]

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse and rape: HRW

March 28, 2012


Once leaving prison, Afghan women and girls face strong social stigma in the conservative country and may be killed in so-called “honor killings.” (Reuters) For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers […]

Ireland Imprisons Rape Victim For Refusing to Testify

March 13, 2012


A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in Ireland was arrested and temporarily imprisoned after a judge said she must to stand directly in front of the three accused and point out her alleged assailants. Reporters present in court described her as visibly distressed. The victim became so distressed […]

What future for Afghan woman jailed for being raped?

January 14, 2012


Two high profile cases of violence have sparked domestic and international outcry over the treatment of Afghan women, but campaigners fear a winding down of the military campaign will mean the international community will no longer be interested. Gulnaz gave birth to her daughter, Moska, in jail Outside it was a gloriously sunny winter’s day. […]

Sudanese woman jailed over trousers

September 8, 2009


Woman spared 40 lashes but ordered jailed after refusing to pay fine for indecency. Al-Hussein has argued against Sudanese legislation that decrees 40 lashes for ‘indecency’ [AFP] A Sudanese woman arrested for wearing trousers has been found guilty of flouting Sudan’s decency laws, but spared the expected punishment of 40 lashes. Sudanese officials on Monday instead […]