Sexual Assault

UK Man Jailed for Casteist Slurs in Social Media Post

A man in the UK was arrested for posting casteist slurs on social media, making it the first time someone was convicted for caste-based discrimination in Britain.

Middle Eastern Governments Crackdown on LGBT Community Via Dating Apps

A human rights group released a new report detailing how security agencies and government officials in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been using social media and dating apps to crack down on LGBTQIA+ people.

The report by Human Rights Watch, titled “All This Terror Because of a Photo: Digital Targeting and Its Offline Consequences for LGBT People in the Middle East and North Africa,” exposed how governments used digital methods to clamp down on the region’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Wyoming Republicans Seek to Kill Proposed Anti-Child Marriage Law

The Wyoming Republican Party is planning to stop a proposed bill that seeks to place a minimum age requirement for marriage from being passed into law, despite being sponsored by a Republican lawmaker.

The proposed bill plans to set the minimum age for marriage to 18 years old. Exceptions remain for 16 and 17-year-olds as long as they can obtain parental permission. Wyoming Republican and Representative Dan Zwonitzer proposed the measure.

‘They Used Our Hijabs to Gag Us’: Systematic Abuse of Iranian Protesters

British news outlet The Guardian released a report on February 6th detailing the systemic abuse many dissidents faced at the hands of Iranian security forces amidst ongoing protests that have rocked the country.

Criminal Trial Exposes Child Marriage Practices in Turkey

A Turkish woman’s parents and husband are now on trial for child and sexual abuse charges after she was forced to marry her husband when she was six years old, bringing attention to religious sects in the Muslim-majority country.

Fake Victim: Woman Found Guilty of Lying About "Grooming Gangs"

Eleanor Williams, a 22-year-old woman from Barrow-in-Furness, northwest of England, was arrested for making false rape allegations against a series of white men and fabricating stories about being trafficked by an Asian grooming gang.

Polygamist Mormon 'Prophet' Caught Transporting Underage Girls in Trailer

Federal investigators revealed an Arizona man arrested by local authorities in August to be a polygamous cult leader with at least 20 wives, many of whom were minors.

According to details released by the FBI, the agency accused 46-year-old Samuel Rappylee Bateman of sexually abusing underage girls in an affidavit filed in federal court. Authorities have also charged three women, Naomi Bistline, Donnae Barlow, and Moretta Rose Johnson, for kidnapping eight underage girls.

Turkish Sex-Cult Leader Sentenced to 8,658 years in Prison

A sex cult leader has been sentenced to 8,658 years in prison for the charges of sexual assault and depriving someone of their liberty after a retrial in Turkey.

Islamic Republic's Systematic Rape of Iranian Protestors Exposed

A new CNN special report reveals the shocking truth behind the Islamic Republic’s brutal and repressive treatment of Iranian protestors amidst the growing uprising against the regime.

The report also detailed the case of a 20-year-old Iranian woman named Armita Abbasi, who was abducted by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was last seen in Imam Ali Karaj Hospital on October 18th.

New Report on Church of England Reveals 400 More Cases of Abuse

On October 5, the Church of England released a report detailing the findings of a three-year internal review. An extensive look into the church’s personnel records uncovered almost 400 new cases of abuse.