Laws regarding rape

Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, U.S. media reported on March 22.    

Weinstein, 68, is in prison in northern New York state after being sentenced to 23 years in jail for rape and sexual assault.    

The fallen film producer's diagnosis was first reported on March 21 evening by local paper the Niagara Gazette.    

Serbia Confirms ‘Red Berets’ Fighter’s Wartime Rape Conviction

Belgrade Appeals Court has confirmed a verdict sentencing Nikola Vida Lujic, a former member of the Special Operations Unit, an elite Serbian special forces unit also known as the Red Berets, to eight years in prison for raping a Bosnian women in Brcko on June 20, 1992.

Croatia Upholds Serb Paramilitary’s Wartime Rape Conviction

The Croatian Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it has confirmed the verdict sentencing Pero Jekic, a former member of a Serb paramilitary unit, to eight years in prison for war crimes against civilians.

Jekic committed the crime in July 1991, when members of Serb paramilitary units entered Hrvatski Cuntic, a village in central Croatia near the town of Petrinja.

Pair who 'tortured, raped' sex workers detained

Two Bulgarian men accused of brutally torturing and sexually assaulting female sex workers face a string of criminal charges including rape, abduction, grievous bodily harm as well as theft.
Police said the two suspects were arrested in Athens on Tuesday. They are alleged to have set up meetings with foreign sex workers before detaining them and violently abusing them.

UK PM Johnson welcomes Cyprus court ruling to release British teen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the decision by a court in Cyprus to hand a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation, allowing the 19-year-old to return home, his spokesman said.

The spokesman also said Britain would work with Cyprus and other countries to ensure that such a case could not happen again. [Reuters]

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