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Toilet Shortage Fuels Increasing Cases of Rape in India

Typically considered a private moment, relieving oneself may now become one of India’s most public issues in the aftermath of the killings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won the largest electoral mandate in 30 years last month, vowed to build a toilet in every home in a nation where half of India’s 1.2 billion people currently defecate in the open, the highest number in the world. Nine of out ten women and girls say they have faced harassment when going to the bathroom in Bhopal, the capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, according a report by WaterAid in 2012. About a third said they have been assaulted, the survey said, without saying how many women it interviewed.

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GAY SINGAPOREAN: I WAS RAPED IN A GAY SAUNA

Gay bathhouses, also known as gay saunas, are commercial bathhouses for men to have sex with other men. In gay slang in some regions in the West, they are knows as “the baths”. In Singapore and Malaysia, they are known colloquially as “saunas”. Not all men who visit gay saunas consider themselves gay, regardless of their sexual behaviour. Sunny relates his horrible experience of being raped by two unknown men in a gay sauna.

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15-YEAR OLD GANG RAPED BY 38 MEN

Police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in an abandoned hut. The men took turns to rape her for hours. Police were also investigating whether her 17-year-old friend was also raped. The alleged attack, one of several brutal cases this week underscoring the violence to which women are being subjected across Asia.

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Malaysian Minister: Non-Malays probably more accepting of rape

According to Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, statutory rape offends Malay sensibilities more than it does the sensibilities of other Malaysians, making it more likely for the former to report the crime. He told the Dewan Rakyat that police recorded 1,550 reports on statutory rape in 2012, adding that Malays were victims in 1,243 of the cases. Chinese victims accounted for 73 and Indians 45. The rest were of other racial backgrounds. “This means most Malays are sensitive to this kind of offence on teenage girls,” he said. “That’s why they lodge police reports.“Non-Malays are probably less sensitive towards this. Probably they can accept it; so there are not much reports from them.”

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MAN GETS SEVEN YEARS AND NINE STROKES FOR RAPING PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT

A 31-year-old man was handed a deterrent sentence of seven years' jail and nine strokes of the cane for raping his then eight-year-old cousin 14 years ago. The victim, now 22, had kept quiet about the rape for more than a decade before going to the police in 2011. District Judge Siva Shanmugam said a deterrent sentence was needed. "The accused had abused his position of trust in taking advantage of a very young victim.

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The sex chamber of Libya’s Dictator Gaddafi where he raped girls as young as 14

IT has been more than two years since the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator whose reign subjected an impoverished people to four decades of murder and terror. The full horror of his brutality has been slow to emerge, with many Libyans still fearing retaliation by those who continue to be loyal to their late leader. But it can now be revealed that the most heartbreaking of Gaddafi’s victims include hundreds, possibly thousands of teenage girls who, throughout his 42-year reign, were beaten, raped and forced to become his sex slaves.

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MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPING HIS 8-YEARS-OLD COUSIN

A man admitted to raping his cousin 14 years ago, when she was eight, and he, in his teens. The accused, who is now 31, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one of three charges of raping his young cousin at a staircase landing of a Housing Board flat in the north sometime in mid-1999. His cousin is now 22 years old. The victim only made a police report in August, 2011. The accused will be sentenced on Jan 29. He faces up to 20 years' jail, fine or caning.

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