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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Couple accused of selling baby online for iPhones, expensive shoes

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Prosecutors in China say a couple sold their baby girl online and then used the profits to purchase iPhones and expensive shoes.
According to Shanghai Daily, the young suspects have been charged with human trafficking after selling the infant for about $8,200. 
The Shanghai couple is reportedly unemployed and had already exceeded the nation's legal limit of two children. 
In the online offer for their daughter, the couple allegedly wrote that they couldn't afford to raise the child and were looking for a wealthy family to adopt her.
Investigators say the suspects then wound up using the money to shop online for the smartphones and other high-end items. On Friday, the couple appeared in court to dispute they sold the child and to argue that they simply gave the child to a family that could better care for her. But prosecutors say they have evidence of a large cash deposit being made to the suspects' bank account.
Prosecutors also allege the sale was planned for months, with the mother even trying to hide her pregnancy by telling neighbors her baby bump was the result of a large tumor.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Saudi Arabia sexual harassment video sparks social media outrage

Saudi Arabia sexual harassment video sparks social media outrage

Al Arabiya
 A screen grab of the video showing a man in a scuffle with a woman in Saudi Arabia. (Photo Courtesy: Arab News)
Al Arabiya
A video purporting to show a group of men sexually harassing women in an eastern province of Saudi Arabia sparked outrage on Wednesday on social media.
It led many social media users to call for harsher laws punishing sexual harassment in the kingdom.
The video shows a group of men chasing women in what seems to be a car park, with an apparent scuffle going on between the two groups.
A police spokesman for the province in question told Al Arabiya that they have seen the video and will analyze it to identify the harassers, describing the incident as “inappropriate behavior.”
A Twitter hashtag for the incident has opened the debate on the issue of sexual harassment in Saudi Arabia.
However, former judge and member of the Shura Council Mohammad al-Dahim told Al Arabiya that sexual harassment is not a phenomenon that occurs in Saudi Arabia, even if it appears so on social media.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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‘Witches and wicked bodies’, Edinburgh

Visual Arts

A Scottish exhibition revels in wickedness and grotesque taboos
The Magic Circle’ (1886) by John William Waterhouse
The Magic Circle’ (1886) by John William Waterhouse
From a feminist perspective, the news that John Everett Millais’ “Ophelia” and John William Waterhouse’s “The Lady of Shalott” came top in the recent poll of favourite British masterpieces was disappointing. The fact that these two hapless women – one of them dead, the other headed that way, both felled by unrequited love – captured the nation’s heart suggests that passivity is still a vote-winner when deciding who’s the fairest of them all.
The exhibition about witches at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is in essence a voyage through male titillations and terrors. But it was impossible not to feel cheered by such a panoply of women, proud in their perversity and uniformly potent, especially as the final section unveils the female artists – Kiki Smith, Paula Rego, Ana Maria Pacheco – who have reclaimed history’s most persistent bad girl for their own.

From Albrecht Dürer to Cindy Sherman by way of Salvator Rosa, Goya, Delacroix and William Fuseli, we are treated to a mosaic of feminine malefice that leaves one awed at the hysteria lurking within the male psyche. (An alternative title for the exhibition would be: “How do I fear thee? Let me count the ways.”)
One remarkable characteristic of the representation of witches is how little it has changed over the centuries. John Bellany’s lantern-jawed she-man “The Witch” (1969) talks back to a string of androgynous crones, including the bald hag in Goya’s etching “When Day Breaks We Will be Off” (1799) and the hideous old woman cackling over a man’s body in Hans Baldung Grien’s 1544 woodcut “Bewitched Groom”.
The figure of the witch gave the artist free rein to explore taboos. Here are women who look like men disporting themselves with animals – cats, goats, owls and assorted monsters – that are clearly no ordinary pets. Among many images of witches riding beasts across the sky, the British Museum’s Dürer engraving “Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat” (1500) is a marvel of graphic virtuosity, delineating every hair of the goat’s pelt and every wrinkle of its rider’s tummy. The plethora of semi-naked elderly women conjured in merciless, lewd verisimilitude suggests that artists relished the challenge of depicting a nude that was the antithesis of the young, beautiful archetype.
‘The Whore of Babylon’ (1809) by William Blake©The Trustees of the British Museum
‘The Whore of Babylon’ (1809) by William Blake
Particularly imaginative is the Ashmolean’s etching of “The Allegory of Discord” (1770) by German engraver Melchior Küsel, the withered dugs of the serpent-haired fury rhyme provocatively with her snaky tresses and the flaming torch with which she stokes the fires of the argument that the gods are having on a passing cloud.
Such images draw much of their power from the near-surreal detail afforded by the medium of engraving. That this show abounds with a wealth of outstanding examples is no coincidence. Without the print revolution, witchcraft would never have ballooned into a phenomenon that would electrify Europe.
Aside from the distribution of images, the print industry opened the gates to a flood of religious texts denouncing witches while analysing their deeds in prurient detail. The most influential was the “Malleus Maleficarum”, first published in 1486-87 by two Dominican friars and subsequently reprinted in the 1490s in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger, whose 1494 edition is on display here.
‘The Four Witches’ (1497) by Albrecht Dürer
‘The Four Witches’ (1497) by Albrecht Dürer
Koberger was Dürer’s godfather, so it’s probable that the German master would have been familiar with the text, which explained that behind women’s propensity to witchcraft lay their inclination to deceit, debauchery, stupidity, superstition and vanity. The two Dürer prints on show – the aforementioned “Witch Riding” and an earlier engraving “The Four Witches” (1497), which shows a quartet of nude, pneumatic sirens clustered around a skull – were influential prototypes for the evolution of an iconography that shuttled between the witch as exquisite young maid and as horrid old hag, a schizophrenia that mirrored the irrational misogyny from which it sprang.
Nowhere was persecution more relentless than in Scotland, where the obsession of King James VI (James I of England) with witches saw him personally supervise their torture during the North Berwick witch trials.
Quite rightly then, the curators have included a section devoted to representations of the trio in Macbeth. (Shakespeare probably based their storm-stirring mischief on the king’s conviction that Scottish witches had summoned a tempest that nearly drowned him at sea). In a glorious pen-and-wash drawing, 17th-century Flemish sculptor John Michael Rysbrack highlights the women’s manly muscles and rats-tail hair with delicate inky scribbles. William Blake fantasises of voluptuous blondes guarded by a lascivious donkey.
‘Untitled No 151’ (1985) from the Fairy Tales series by Cindy Sherman©Cindy Sherman
‘Untitled No 151’ (1985) from the Fairy Tales series by Cindy Sherman
Most evocative of these is John Martin’s oil painting “Macbeth, Banquo and the Three Witches” (c1820) where the trio descend in a vaporous spiral out of a shimmering, iridescent mountain range, scaled to apocalyptic proportions, that dwarfs the male protagonists and the kilt-clad army that is massing on the slopes below.
As a champion of Enlightenment clarity, Goya scorned the witch as a figment of fevered Catholic imaginations. Yet he still painted terror with medieval glee. On loan from London’s National Gallery, his oil painting “A Scene from the Forcibly Bewitched” (1798) shows a cleric who has stumbled into a witch’s bedroom frantically lighting his lamp while demonic donkeys rear out of the dark behind him in a spooky medley of white-tipped noses and blade-sharp hooves.
One possible danger when feminism reclaims the figure of the witch is that irony cancels out the shiver factor which is essential if the politics are to catch fire. Paula Rego never falls into that trap. Her etching “Straw Burning”, from the Pendle Witches series (1996), inspired by Blake Morrison’s poetry cycle about the 17th-century Pendle witch-hunts, figures a stocky, stiletto-wearing bride about to be consumed by flames as her occult menagerie dances around her.
Rego, the Portuguese-born heiress to Goya’s ambiguous Iberian darkness, scratches and shades her heroine with a graphic majesty to rival her predecessor. The bride may be doomed but her dark arts will live on in those devilish creatures.


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French mother who held child down as he was raped is handed 20 year prison sentence

The Independent

Sabrina Bonner held down her four-year-old son as he was attacked by his stepfather

A French mother who held down her four-year-old son whilst he was raped by his stepfather in a prison visiting room has been handed a maximum 20-year prison sentence.
Her partner was also handed the same sentence by a court in eastern France. He had been incarcerated in 2009 after being convicted of offences relating to domestic violence.
Sabrina Bonner, 25, and Lionel Barthelemy, 31, both admitted multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of the boy.
Bonner handed herself into police in May 2011, shortly before Barthelemy was due for release. She claims she was coerced into carrying out the attacks under threat of violence from Barthelemy.
Prosecutor Giles Delorme described Barthelemy as "a sadist in the purest form". Of Bonner, he said "the behaviour of Sabrina B. is not even that of an animal towards its child."
The boy, now eight, was blindfolded by his mother at the detention centre where Barthelemy was being held. A Strasbourg court heard Bonner had held her son's arms behind his back whilst he was raped in an attack filmed on a mobile phone.
Investigators found that black bin bags were used to cover the glass window in the door of the visiting room.
Psychiatric experts evaluating the couple say they had a sado-masochist relationship, and often took turns acting as "master" and "slave".
One expert, Jean-Georges Rohmer, said it was difficult to determine "who used the other more" during the brutal attacks.
Bonner admitted to filming attacks between 2009 and 2010 and giving the phone memory card to Barthelemy whilst he was imprisoned.

Girl trafficked into UK to have organs harvested, says Government report

Revelation comes as ministers seek to toughen law around traffickers

A girl was smuggled from Somalia to the UK to have her organs harvested, it has been revealed.
The case, involving an unnamed girl, was detailed in a Government report into human trafficking, which claimed that the number of people trafficked in Britain rose by more than half last year.
According to the report, 371 children were exploited, including 95 from Vietnam, 67 from Nigeria and 25 from China.
The girl's organs were intended to be sold to people seeking a transplant, and child protection charities warned the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident.
Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, a charity which campaigns against child sexual exploitation and trafficking, told The Daily Telegraph: "Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children. It's unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and bring just one child into the UK. It is likely there was a group."
The details were published on Anti-Slavery Day, as the government announced tough new sentencing plans for traffickers, under which offenders who already have a conviction for a serious sexual or violent offence will get an automatic life sentence.
The measure will be included in the Modern Slavery Bill, which was unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May at the Conservative Party conference last month.
It will also introduce Trafficking Prevention Orders to restrict the activity and movement of convicted traffickers.
James Brokenshire, crime and security minister, said: "Modern slavery is an appalling evil in our midst."
"All this is a good start, but we need everyone to play a part - government, law enforcement, business, charities - if we are to consign slavery to the history books where it belongs."
And victims' minister Damian Green said: "The trafficking of vulnerable men and women is something that no civilised country should tolerate."
Matthew Reed, chief executive of The Children's Society, welcomed to move, but called for the Government to do more than just toughen up criminal justice measures.
He said: "The announcement of harsh penalties for traffickers is an important step forward, coming as it does on Anti-Slavery Day.
"But for the fight against this brutal crime to be effective, the victims of trafficking must get the support they need to be kept safe.
"Too many trafficked children, who are subjected to a range of horrific abuse, such as domestic servitude and sexual exploitation, are not getting the protection they need to keep them safe from further exploitation and abuse, including being re-trafficked."

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Madagascar mob kills Europeans over 'organ trafficking'

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Two European men have been burnt to death in Madagascar by protesters who suspected they were trafficking human organs after a child went missing.
A local man had been arrested in connection with the disappearance on Wednesday on Nosy Be, a tourist island resort in Madagascar's north-west.
A crowd then rioted outside the police station believing him to have been paid to remove the child's organs.
The mob proceeded on "a manhunt" for the foreigners, police said.
"It resulted in the death of two foreigners," the deputy commander of the paramilitary police, Gen Guy Randriamaro Bobin, told the AFP news agency.
Officials initially said they were French nationals, but residents on Nosy Be say one of the men may have been Italian.
"Two foreigners died, we have confirmed that one of them was French," AFP quotes France's foreign affairs spokesman Philippe Lalliot as saying.
Gen Randriamaro Bobin said an eight-year-old boy's lifeless body was found on Thursday morning, without genitals and without a tongue, the agency reports.
Local media reported that the protesters had found human organs in a fridge in the building where the Europeans were staying.
The BBC's Tim Healy in the capital, Antananarivo, says Nosy Be is the jewel in the crown of Madagascar's tourist industry and has been used to encourage tourists to return to the Indian Ocean nation following several years of political unrest.
Text alerts According to reports, at least one person was also killed in the violence that erupted outside the police station.
Police fired shots in the air to disperse the protesters, who had been hurling stones.
Fishermen carry fishing nets on a beach - Madagascar, 2006  
Tourism has been affected by Madagascar's political crisis and most islanders live on less than $2 a day
The mob then burnt down houses around the station before going on to find the home of the two foreigners.
"They confessed under torture [by the mob] to organ trafficking," Gen Randriamaro Bobin told AFP.
Our correspondent says the incident may have political undertones as elections are scheduled to take place on 25 October and there are tensions nationwide.
Poor communities' fears of human organ trafficking have been exploited in the past by those wanting to stir up tensions or as a means of revenge for another issue, our reporter says.
Instances of mob justice are common in Madagascar, he adds.
The French embassy in Madagascar has sent out text alerts warning French nationals not to travel to Nosy Be and urging foreigners on the island resort to remain indoors and not go to the beach where it is reported the foreigners were burnt.
"The two Europeans were killed and burnt on Ambatoloaka beach," AFP quotes Honoya Tilahizandry, the commissioner of police in Andoany, Nosy Be's main town, as saying.
A regional government official on Nosy Be blamed for the paramilitary police's lax response to the case was reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday.

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