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Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it had awarded them the prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. “Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” it said in its…

Okara rape victim threatens to immolate herself if justice not served

OKARA: A rape victim woman in Okara has threatened to immolate herself if justice was not served to her, ARY News reported. On refusing to work for a landlord as a housemaid, he brought the woman to his guesthouse (dera), cut her hair and physically abused her.  The landlord along his abettors tortured and raped the woman for seven days and threw her on the railway track and fled from the scene. Sehar Bibi has lodged an FIR at Baseerpura police station, however the perpetrators could not be arrested so far.…

India’s CBI charges five in death of Unnao rape victim’s father

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday charged five people, including the brother of a lawmaker from the ruling party, in relation to the death of the father of a teenage girl raped last year. Atul Singh Sengar, the brother of the arrested lawmaker, along with four others were accused of brutally assaulting the rape victim’s father who “sustained serious injuries”, the CBI said in a statement. The five are in custody. More than 100 rapes are reported in India every day, but strong political…