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Rape inquiry over girl jailed with 20 men

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

Saturday November 24, 2007

The Guardian

Authorities in the Brazilian Amazon came under fire this week after reports that a 16-year-old girl had been repeatedly raped and tortured while being held in a prison cell with at least 20 men.

According to reports in the Brazilian press, the teenager was arrested last month after being caught stealing in Abaetetuba, a town on the outskirts of Belem, the capital of the Amazon state Para.

She reportedly spent 26 days in a cell at the local police station, although no formal charges were brought. This week the girl emerged from custody covered in bruises and cigarette burns. http://' target="_blank">The state governor, Ana Julia Carepa, ordered an inquiry following claims the teenager was locked up with the male prisoners for at least a month and was forced to have sex in exchange for food.

Carepa told the Estado news agency there were signs that the girl had been deliberately imprisoned in order for other prisoners to sexually exploit her. On Thursday four policemen were suspended. "It does not matter if she is 15, 20, 50 or 80 years old. A woman should not be held in a cell together with men," the governor said.

The regional human rights representative of Brazil's Lawyers Association, Mary Cohen, said she believed the girl had been subjected to "every imaginable type of physical and sexual aggression".

The revelations have unearthed other cases in which women were apparently imprisoned alongside men.

On Wednesday there were reports that a 23-year-old woman had shared a cell with about 70 men in the town of Parauapebas, also in the state of Para. Amnesty International's Brazil researcher, Tim Cahill, said: "We receive extensive reports of women in detention who suffer sexual abuse, torture, substandard healthcare and inhuman conditions, showing that this case is far from isolated but continues to be hidden from the public."


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil

put them in a jail cell with lorena bobbit and a ginsu knife.

* ~ * Charles * ~ *

I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.



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Just awful :crying:  !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina

They kept a 16 year old in jail for 26 days?? can you even have a minor in jail?? for stealing??...and with 20 men??

That is so horrible!!!! :angry::crying:



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Happily married and enjoying our life together!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru

#######!!!!???? :angry: What kind of ignorant would do something like that!!! :angry:

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein.

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####### were they thinking???? thats awful! poor girl.

June 11 05-Married George, civil ceremony in New York

May 30 08-Baby Joshua was born

Jan 15-Back to NY we go...

May 10-made decision not to go back overseas.

July 10-filed for divorce

Jan 11-Divorce final

July 11-1st trip to take Josh to see George

Mar 12-2nd trip to take Josh to see George



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