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Rape for Chatting

Also from today’s Arab Times – rape is every big as horrifying when it happens to a man. I am glad this young man had the courage to report it to the police, and to prosecute his attackers.

I wonder how they found out their sister was chatting with this man?

Brothers kidnap, rape man in revenge for ‘chatting’ with their sister

KUWAIT CITY : The Criminal Court Monday dismissed an objection latter submitted by a bedoun identified only as Ali A., requesting the court to cancel a five-year jail sentence which has been issued against him in absentia in a case filed against him and his brother for kidnapping and molesting a Kuwaiti man.

During a previous session the defense lawyer had told the court there was no evidence to prove his client had committed the crime.

He added the victim’s testimony was contradictory and requested the court to cancel the verdict of the Court of First Instance and acquit his client.

Case papers indicate the victim filed the case against two brothers accusing them of kidnapping and molesting him after learning about his relationship with their sister via the Internet.

The victim explained he chatted with the sister of two men on the Internet and they exchanged messages on their cell phones. When the girl’s brothers learnt about this relationship, one of them called him and said he wanted to meet him.

When the victim met one of them, identified only as Essa, the latter asked him to get into his car and drove off. On the way, Essa stopped the car and his brother Ali got in.

The two men took the victim to a building under construction and ordered him to take off his clothes and molested him. They threatened to kill him if he talked to anybody about the incident.

On April 2, 2005, the Court of First Instance sentenced Essa to five years in jail to be followed by deportation and Ali to five years in absentia because he was not arrested or interrogated.
The session was presided over by Judge Abdullah Al-Sane.

By Moamen Al-Masri
Special to the Arab Times

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June 11, 2008 - Posted by | Community, Crime, Cross Cultural, Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Law and Order, Living Conditions, Mating Behavior, Relationships, Social Issues |

4 Comments »

  1. !!!!!

    Comment by Ansam | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. What a horror story. Good for the victim for going to the police and the law courts.

    And very interesting that the paper seems unable to actually say “rape”. “Molest” is a much milder term – more ambiguous, and less violent.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. i would like to start off this reply by saying that i am kinda creeped out that u have a category for rape. i would like to end this reply with something very descriptive about the filthy downwards spiral the arab race has sunken to, but i shall not because i know u think its cynical, and that everybody deserves respect; which is a very noble thing actually. i,however, believe respect is not deserved, but earned. i shall step off my soapbox now. sorryf.

    Comment by Mrm | June 11, 2008 | Reply

  4. Ansam – !!!

    Little Diamond – I was equally impressed that the family went to the police for justice.

    Mrm – I am sorry I creeped you out; it is every country’s dirty little secret. The problem is, it keeps the victims in a place where they can’t talk about what happened to them, and the violence of rape, the thread of death, is often far more scary than the actual penetration.

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 12, 2008 | Reply


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