Thursday, March 14, 2019

Italy Outraged As Court Finds Victim Too Ugly To Be R*ped

Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court’s ruling that overturned a r-pe verdict by arguing in part that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible r-pe victim.

The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy, prompting a flash mob Monday outside the Ancona court, where protesters shouted, “Shame!” and held up signs reading, “Indignation.”

The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 — by an all-female panel — but the reasons behind it only emerged publicly when Italy’s high court annulled it on March 5 and ordered a retrial.

The Court of Cassation said Wednesday that its own reasons for ordering the retrial will be issued next month.

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