Laws regarding rape
The Appeals Chamber of the State Court in Bosnia has jailed two former former Bosnian Army members, following a retrial, for six years each, for raping a protected witness who was a minor at the time, in 1993.
It also ordered Samir Kesmer and Mirsad Menzilovic to pay KM 30,000 to Witness A in compensation for non-material damage.
A 70-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison by a court on the eastern Aegean island of Chios after his conviction for the repeated rape of three children who had stayed at his house.
The man was a sports official on the nearby island of Lesvos and, as he himself claimed, trained "hundreds of children" during his career.
Amnesty International has denounced the definition of rape included in a reformed penal code to be debated in Greece's Parliament on Thursday as "unacceptable."
The group took issue with Article 336 of the code for its definition of rape, saying that it makes access to justice for victims of rape "even more difficult."
After years of preparatory work and months of deliberations and amendments, Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou tabled on Monday a draft bill on the reformed penal code.
The move is much anticipated by the legal community as well as inmates who expect their cases to be affected by the changes.
The reforms include the reclassification of certain felonies and misdemeanors.