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Judge: Ex-sailors convicted of rape, murder are innocent

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former sailors convicted of rape and murder nearly two decades ago are innocent, a federal judge said Monday, adding the “no sane human being” could find the men guilty. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. said in an opinion that “by any measure,” the evidence shows Danial Williams and … Continue reading

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Teen’s death 3 years ago a symbol of S. Africa’s rape crisis
Africa / International News

Teen’s death 3 years ago a symbol of S. Africa’s rape crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A teenager’s cruel death three years ago has become a symbol of gender violence and South Africa’s continued struggle to curb sexual violence. In February 2013, Anene Booysen was gang-raped and left for dead on a construction site, her stomach sliced open. The 17-year-old lived long enough to identify her attackers and … Continue reading