Rape

Bosnian Croat’s Sentence for Rape, Prisoner Abuse Upheld

The Constitutional Court in Sarajevo has rejected as unfounded Mate Baotic's appeal against the verdict from 2017 sentencing him to 13 years in prison for war crimes including rapes and the abuse of prisoners.

"The Constitutional Court has determined that there was no violation of the right to a fair trial," the court said in its decision.

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.

Igor Juric: "I want to warn parents from Uzice and Pozega ..." VIDEO

"M. C. who raped a minor in 2006 is at large again. What we received as confidential information is that he is a very aggressive person, with a low threshold of tolerance and with highly deviant sexual behavior. So, I want to warn parents from Uzice and Pozega, because he is moving in that territory, not to leave the children alone in the late evening", Juric said, reports Rina.

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]

Cyprus court hands suspended sentence to alleged gang rape victim

A court on Cyprus Tuesday handed a suspended sentence to a British teenager accused of faking a gang rape allegation in a case that has triggered protests from activists who claim she did not get a fair trial.
The 19-year-old claims that police coerced her to retract her claim that she was raped by a group of Israeli youths in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in July.

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