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Nepali maids want justice after alleged rape by Saudi diplomat

Two Nepali maids who say they were repeatedly raped and tortured by a Saudi diplomat in India are demanding justice, despite the fact he has diplomatic immunity and has returned home, Amnesty International India said on Thursday.

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Saudi diplomat accused of rape withdrawn from India

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn the diplomat accused of repeatedly raping and torturing two Nepali maids working at his home near New Delhi, ending an awkward diplomatic incident for India. The case had caught India between Saudi Arabi

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Gang-rape trial to go ahead in Bahrain despite payout

Judges have ruled that 14 men accused of gang-raping a woman will still stand trial, despite the alleged victim withdrawing her complaint after receiving BD40,000 ($105,249) in compensation from the defendants. The 23-year-old Tha

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Tougher rape laws vow in Bahrain

Bahraini MPs are studying a proposal to introduce tougher punishments against rapists, including life sentences. Members of parliament's legislative and legal affairs committee met yesterday (May 27) to discuss the amendment t

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Saudi convicted in rape of boy in US seeks new trial

Attorneys for a Saudi Air Force sergeant convicted last year in the rape of a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas hotel have asked the judge for a new trial, saying that a key witness has recanted his trial testimony. A Clark County Di

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4 schoolboys expelled for rape in Bahrain

Four schoolboys have been expelled after a 14-year-old was raped at a Manama school.   It happened near Bilad Al Qadeem Intermediate School for Boys on March 27, when the victim and two of his fellow students lef

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Farmer is jailed for raping housemaid in Bahrain

A Bangladeshi farmer who beat up, raped and locked up an Ethiopian maid in an apartment and forced her into prostitution has been jailed for five years.   His 28-year-old vic

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Rapists jailed for life in Bahrain

Five men, including four policemen, have been jailed for life in Bahrain for gang-raping a Thai woman. Two other men were jailed for 15 years each by the High Criminal Court yesterday after their charges were reduced to sexual ass

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Libya offers relief to rape victims

Libya will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 Nato-backed uprising which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, its justice minister said, touching a taboo subject. Hundreds of women may have been raped during the eight-month con

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UAE pardons Norwegian woman jailed in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates has pardoned a Norwegian woman who was sentenced to jail for illicit sex after she reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Monday. Marte Debora

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