Police rape woman in Tunisia, then charge her with indecency. Should the US step in?

justagudguy~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/11 18:13:40
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Outraged Tunisians took to the streets by the hundreds Tuesday,
angrily protesting the treatment of a woman who was allegedly raped by
police officers -- and then charged with public indecency when she filed
a complaint.

"At best, charging the
victim of a rape by police officers instead of protecting her from
intimidation and stigma highlights the deep flaws on Tunisian law and
criminal justice system," said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy Middle East
and North Africa program director at Amnesty International.

"At worst, it is an insidious attempt to discredit a rape victim and protect those she accused of raping her."

The case began September 3
when three police officers approached the woman and her fiance while
they were in their car in the capital Tunis, the woman's lawyer told

Two of the officers then
raped the woman inside the car, while the third took her fiance to a
nearby ATM to extort money from him, the woman claimed.

It was only after she
filed a complaint against the officers -- and they were charged with
rape and extortion -- that the officers said they found the couple in an
"immoral position" in the car.

"This case first shocked
public opinion since the innocent woman was raped by policemen," said
Salah Eddine El Jorshi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights. "But when
the verdict was announced, we were shocked even more that they tried to
take this to another level by targeting the victim herself."

Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/02/world/africa/tunisia...

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  • marla 2012/11/25 01:25:06
    We have enough of our own problems with womens rights...We should get it together here and set an example that it can be done. You cant' save all of the people all of the time.
  • KilrQueen 2012/11/09 17:04:42
    How is this our problem?
  • SIMPATTYCO 2012/11/09 11:33:58
    For heavens sake.. We cannot nanny the world oh yea lets send troops to 96g897569 they have an outbreak of hangnails
  • Gone baby gone 2012/11/09 10:53:45
    Gone baby gone
    uh,, we did nothing in Benghazi when our own Americans were slaughtered... KILLED.. so I think that we should stick to that standard as our Administration has so displayed.. just keep the knob left where it is for the moment.. I would not want the administration to do something for the true good of all.
  • Roy Munson **SL, BD** 2012/11/03 11:49:32
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    we need to stop getting involved in everything
  • JimTheGeek 2012/11/01 21:05:13
    That's the way those arab animals treat each other. It's the muslim way. Praise Allah!
  • justagu... JimTheGeek 2012/11/01 21:59:22
  • THE BEACH 2012/11/01 17:01:34
    let the u.n. and human rights activists.
  • justagu... THE BEACH 2012/11/01 21:59:33
  • Dwight 2012/11/01 14:26:36
    There are many things that The US could do diplomatically. This needs to be addressed on some level. The US supported Tunisia during the Arab Spring and we have some influence there.
  • justagu... Dwight 2012/11/01 22:00:00
  • RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/10/16 01:15:32
    No, it's none of our business.

    If the people of Tunisia don't like it, they can do something about it.
  • justagu... RJ~PWCM... 2012/10/16 16:17:52 (edited)
  • Roy Mun... RJ~PWCM... 2012/11/03 11:45:34
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
  • Moh Al-a 2012/10/13 07:55:10
    Moh Al-a
    Tunisians people are very educated are protesting and they are doing great job they can take care of themselves.
  • justagu... Moh Al-a 2012/10/13 16:51:27
  • Moh Al-a justagu... 2012/10/13 17:33:40 (edited)
    Moh Al-a
    Once US was supporting the old dictatorship regime in Tunisia but Tunisians decided it's enough and they revoluted against the dictatorship and they succeed by their own and their revolution will continued to fix all their problem by their own.
    Thanks but they don't need help they are very strong.
  • justagu... Moh Al-a 2012/10/15 23:21:26
  • Moh Al-a justagu... 2012/10/16 05:25:31
    Moh Al-a
    When they need the help to get rid of Bin Ali where was US?!
    They are stronger than the old regime combined with all western countries that support the old regime.
    I think you refer to the embassy in Libya, what does that has to do with Tunisia.
  • justagu... Moh Al-a 2012/10/16 16:22:03
  • Moh Al-a justagu... 2012/10/24 20:22:14
    Moh Al-a
    US should never try to control other countries, and if US did that it should expect what it will face.
    In one side you are claiming that they are weak and US should protect them.
    In other side you are claiming that US citizens killed there.
    But in fact the only thing US want from Arab countries is their interests.
    And you should ask yourself why the hatred of US? why not Japan (for example)?
  • justagu... Moh Al-a 2012/11/01 22:01:57
  • Moh Al-a justagu... 2012/11/04 00:57:42
    Moh Al-a
    It's like this, your family is not in danger, and your family should not go to anywhere they feel they will be in danger specially if that place is not their home.
  • justagu... Moh Al-a 2012/10/16 16:23:04 (edited)
  • Dwight justagu... 2012/11/01 14:32:08
    The people killed in Tunisia were not Americans. The clash was between the Tunisian Police and Tunisian protesters.
  • pennie 2012/10/12 16:57:05
    what rape the woman then charge her with a crime. We cant trust police , teachers, pastors, and now some doctors that will rape you while your under. This is crazy
  • justagu... pennie 2012/10/13 16:52:26
  • Donnie 2012/10/12 01:03:34
    though this is a same. it is an internal problem and we should not get involved.
  • justagu... Donnie 2012/10/12 05:35:15
  • Donnie justagu... 2012/10/12 09:23:34
    if i new of the funding before i would have said we should have anyways.
  • justagu... Donnie 2012/10/13 16:53:00
  • nbarton2 2012/10/11 22:32:41
    Not with something so small but bigger issue, not diminishing what happened but the truth is that incidents happen like this all over the world and America cannot go and take up arms or sanction every country in which these incidents occur. These are incidents which the UN should be involved in investigating with Amnesty International.
  • justagu... nbarton2 2012/10/12 05:36:07
  • nbarton2 justagu... 2012/10/12 23:01:34
    We could advocate for the UN to take up the issue but to let the rest of the country fall go because of a single incident at this time seems excessive since we are involved in other countries that have much bigger issues in terms of government corruption.
  • justagu... nbarton2 2012/10/13 16:53:56
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2012/10/11 20:18:12
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    We're not the world police.
  • justagu... Beat Ma... 2012/10/12 05:36:38
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/10/11 19:05:24
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    How about you fix your own police brutality and "blame the rape victim" mentality first, colonial?
  • Linnster 2012/10/11 18:49:25
    The U.S. should mind it's own f*ing business. This has nothing to do with us.
  • justagu... Linnster 2012/10/11 18:51:55

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