The wounds and sperm traces found on a suspected rape victim's body are "insufficient evidence to confirm whether she was physically and sexually assaulted," a court heard yesterday. A forensic doctor at Dubai police told the Dubai Court of First Instance that the medical examination of a 42-year-old Chinese rape victim, identified as S.N., showed some wounds and sperm traces.
"These are considered evidence which are insufficient to confirm whether she was subject to any rape or body assault. Besides, the woman had lost her virginity a long time ago," the doctor told the court.
The Public Prosecution had charged 24-year-old Pakistani, M.I., Omani national, J.G., and Iranian national, Y.D., both 19, with kidnapping the female victim, identified as S.N., after forcing her into a car, driving off to an unlit area and gang-raping her. The trio were also charged with breaching the woman's privacy after recording the rape on their cell phones and theft.
"The woman sustained head and arm injuries. The medical examination showed that she had injuries and different traces in her private parts which came subsequent to the rape claim. However, it is not possible to confirm whether she was raped or not," said the doctor.
Good Doctor, God forbid your own mother or wife ever undergo a similar trauma and have her case not taken seriously because she had lost her virginity a long time ago. God forbid your daughter ever find herself without a good father, husband, or job, a victim of human trafficking, forced to turn tricks to make ends meet with no legal or financial recourse and no means of escape. I can only pray that should your daughter find herself in this predicament that her clients would always be kind enough to use protection, lest your grandchild be born HIV positive.
Every victim of a crime, regardless of race, profession, or circumstance, deserves a fair review of their case.
Monday, February 12, 2007
More unhappy news for women
Especially Unhappy if you are a woman unfortunate enough to be from a poor country of brown people. Extra especially unhappy if that country happens to be China.
Wounds on victim's body 'insufficient evidence'