Aug 20, 2015

Tougher penalties for sex crimes

The Justice Ministry is looking at increasing the minimum prison term for rape and making it possible to bring charges against sex crime suspects without a formal victim complaint.

Indonesia court overturns teachers' sex abuse convictions

Aug 14, 2015

Indonesia court overturns teachers' sex abuse convictions

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in jail for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta, their lawyer said Friday. Neil Bantleman, 45, and Ferdinant ...

Aug 3, 2015

India orders clampdown on Internet porn, sparks censorship debate

India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said Monday, sparking a debate about censorship and freedom in the world’s largest democracy. In India’s first big crackdown on Internet porn, service providers have been directed ...

Jul 11, 2015

Ex-archbishop hospitalized ahead of Vatican pedophilia trial

A former Polish archbishop was placed in intensive care on Saturday, just hours before his unprecedented trial on pedophilia charges was due to start at the Vatican, the Holy See said. Jozef Wesolowski is accused of sexually abusing minors during his 2008 to 2013 ...

Jul 2, 2015

Women hail Indian top court's rape ruling

Women’s rights activists in India hailed Thursday a Supreme Court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country. The Supreme Court issued the warning after a public outcry over a judge’s decision ...

Jun 30, 2015

South Sudan army raped, burned girls alive: U.N. human rights report

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity,” a U.N. rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from the U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of “widespread human rights abuses” ...