Archive for the ‘The Law & Courts’ Category

Anger as rock star Bertrand Cantat who murdered girlfriend is freed after four years Charles Bremner in Paris (17 Oct 2007) One of France’s biggest rock stars was released from prison yesterday after serving half of an eight-year sentence for killing his actress girlfriend in a jealous rage over a text message.


From The BBC (07 Dec 2006): ‘SEXUAL PREDATOR’ JAILED FOR LIFE   A convicted serial rapist who was out on licence after serving 10 years in prison, has been sentenced to life for raping a teenage girl. Richard Ewing, aged 41, originally from Devon, pleaded guilty to five charges over the attack on the 17-year-old […]


Crown Prosecutor Dorian Lovell-Pank when detailing the events of the first time Ian Gilbert allegedly raped his daughter, Jessie Gilbert, said ‘she did not consent.  She was scared.  She pretended it wasn’t happening.’   Ian Gilbert is alleged to have raped and sexually abused Jessie Gilbert for five years.  Gilbert allegedly first raped Jessie when she was […]


I have been running a short series on the hundreds of women sexually tortured, mutilated and murdered in Guatemala. I have decided to post the story of Manuela Sac Haz on to ‘A speak out of male violence’ instead of my personal blog. *Warning triggering content* In Guatemala an average of 10 women are being […]


Today is Samhain. Heart has declared this a day of remembrance for all women who have been murdered, tortured, or persecuted, simply for being women. The charge against these women was Witchcraft. Little proof was ever needed to ‘prove’ the charge of witchcraft, and countless tens of thousands of women (and a few men) were […]


Jennifer (Truth About Rape Campaign) gives her views on the sentencing that was increased by the Appeal Court. Please first read the article “Rape judge slammed for leniency” from the BBC website.


Events in Sussex last year in which Jane Longhurst tragically and horrifically threw the spotlight on another form of extreme material on the internet — violent pornography in which children and women are depicted as the victims of rape, torture and asphyxiation. There has been remarkable progress in a comparatively short period, as politicians and […]


Jennifer (Truth About Rape Campaign) gives an insight and analysis on the reporting of an horrific attack on a female walker in Scotland, and the coverage of the trial of the self-confessed woman-hating male perpetrator. From The New Scotsman, 9 Sep 2006 (reprinted below in its entirety for reference). JUSTICE IN THE DOCK FOLLOWING ATTACK […]


A young woman exhausted with fighting the system that is there to protect us. I am pleased this survivor has the courage and strength to write a book about her ordeal so that other rape victims “have something to relate to”. One brave and gutsy young woman.


A woman was raped by two men in a camper van in Penrith, Cumbria. The way in which the local paper is reporting this trial, indicates how unfair rape trials are still.