Indian police hunt for man who raped Japanese student

Feb 10, 2015

Indian police hunt for man who raped Japanese student

Police were searching Monday for a man who raped a Japanese student sightseeing in northern India, while elsewhere they announced the arrest of eight men suspected of brutally raping and killing a Nepalese woman, as India authorities continue to struggle to address chronic sexual ...

Jan 8, 2015

U.S. asks Poland to extradite Polanski

The United States asked Poland to extradite filmmaker Roman Polanski, who pleaded guilty in 1977 to raping a 13-year-old but left the country before sentencing, Polish prosecutors said Wednesday. The move comes months after the U.S. attempted to have the French-Polish filmmaker arrested for ...

Nov 22, 2014

Tough penalties on sex crimes

A Justice Ministry panel's discussions on ways to toughen penalties for sex crimes are extremely important to help reduce sexual assaults and other sex-related crimes in Japan.

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

Nov 21, 2014

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost an appeal against a Swedish arrest warrant issued to have him questioned over alleged sex crimes. “The Court of Appeal refuses Julian Assange’s claim that the detention order of the city court be set aside,” the ruling ...