Since the start of the month, around 50 people have been killed in the eastern province of Ituri, according to local sources as violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo intensifies.
Former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was last month found guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and of raping onetime aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
The special court last month ruled the men were to be hanged Tuesday, but postponed the execution after one of them filed a mercy plea – the last remedy for death row convicts in India – to the president.
Duffy, who had big hits with single “Mercy” and her debut album “Rockferry", said she’s been out of the public limelight for years to focus on recovering from being “drugged and raped and held captive over some days.”
Weinstein, 67, convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of #MeToo campaign.
Writer Paul Feldsher testified for the defence that actress Annabella Sciorra told him in the early 1990s that she had a sexual encounter with Weinstein but did not say she had been raped.
The government statistics understate the number of rapes as it is still considered a taboo to report rape in some parts of India, and because rapes that end in murder are counted purely as murders.
The young woman says she withdrew her gang-rape accusation against 12 Israeli teenagers under duress from police during questioning without a lawyer present. A forensic pathologist said the woman's injuries were consistent with rape.
Shiori Ito, 30, has become an outspoken symbol for #MeToo in Japan, where the movement against sexual harassment and abuse has struggled to take hold.
The 23-year-old woman suffered extensive injuries and was airlifted from Uttar Pradesh to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, where she died of cardiac arrest.
Police say the men were killed when they were trying to escape during a re-enactment of the crime in southern Hyderabad city. But rights activists say police may have used "arbitrary violence" to avoid accountability.
The 23-year-old rape victim was on her way to catch a train in Unnao district to attend a hearing when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire, police said.
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