Gang rape

American academic gang-raped on Papua New Guinea's Karkar Island

The researcher was gang-raped on Karkar Island. Photo: AFP

The incidents come after a brutal spate of sorcery-related crimes that have sparked condemnation from the UN and undermined the poor Pacific country's standing as a destination for tourism and investment.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 5:52am 1 comment

Beijing must ensure people's right to privacy

Li Shuangjiang and his son Li Guanfeng sing together. Photo: SCMP

The case of Li Guanfeng, the 17-year-old son of the prominent People's Liberation Army singing artist Li Shuangjiang, is hitting the headlines again. A defence lawyer publicised a sternly worded statement last month, appealing to the public to respect the rights of his client, who has been detained, with four others, on suspicion of gang rape.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am

Fear of sex attacks threatens tourism in India

Fears are growing over the safety of female tourists in India. Photo: AFP

Rising fears over the safety of female tourists in India are threatening to derail a marketing campaign that has boosted visitor numbers. The tourism ministry's "Incredible India" adverts have helped increase the number of foreign visitors over the past decade to around 6.6 million a year.

20 Mar 2013 - 8:10am

Swiss woman tourist gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Swiss woman is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital. Photo: AP

She was on a cycling trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state when up to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night. The woman was sexually assaulted and the couple were robbed.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:08am

Why justice must be seen to be done in 'child of privilege' rape case

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Public discussion remains intense on the high-profile incident involving 17-year-old Li Guanfeng, who was detained with four others by police in Beijing last month for allegedly taking part in a gang rape. Li does not come from an ordinary family: his father is Li Shuangjiang, a senior military official famous for singing patriotic songs.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Son of singer's gang rape arrest sparks debate on children of the privileged

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Many families have their black sheep but few have triggered so much public anger and hostility as the 17-year-old son of celebrity PLA singer Li Shuangjiang being held by police as one of five suspects in a gang rape.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 7 comments

Public anger over case of son of general accused of rape

Li Shuangjiang and his son sing together. Photo: SCMP

Four of the five detained suspects, who are accused of raping a young woman on February 17, are minors, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday. This includes Li Guanfeng, son of Li Shuangjiang, a senior official in the People's Liberation Army who is famous for singing patriotic songs at public events and enjoys a non-commanding rank equivalent to major general.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:43am 2 comments

Details emerge on PLA singer's son suspected of gang rape

Li Shuangjiang (left) and his son Li Guanfeng. Photo: SCMP

Li Guanfeng, formerly known as Li Tianyi and the son of PLA Art Academy tenor Li Shuangjiang, 74, is suspected along with four other men of taking a drunken woman to Beijng's Hubei Hotel early last Monday, where she was allegedly gang-raped, the Legal Evening News reports.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 3 comments

Gang rape trial yet to reach ‘fast-track’ court

Indian people hold a candlelight vigil demanding punishment for those who fatally raped a young student, but the trial is yet to start.  Photo: EPA

One month after the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, a promised “fast-track” trial has yet to begin.

On Thursday, another pre-trial hearing ended after a few minor procedural issues were raised. Defence lawyers for the five accused men said they needed additional copies of some of the evidence.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:52pm

Fresh anger as boyfriend of India gang-rape victim recounts ordeal

A prayer meeting in memory of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi. Photo: EPA

Claims of police incompetence and public apathy stirred fresh outrage yesterday in the case of a New Delhi gang-rape victim after her boyfriend recounted witnessing the horrific crime for the first time.

6 Jan 2013 - 1:58pm

Briefs, January 2, 2013

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes for better ties.

Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday told his special envoy to Seoul to work towards improving ties with South Korea, describing it as Tokyo's most important neighbour. Abe plans to send lawmaker and former finance minister Fukushiro Nukaga to Seoul to meet president-elect Park Geun-hye on Friday, in an attempt to improve relations soured by a rumbling row over disputed islands. 

2 Jan 2013 - 6:11am

Indian victim of gang rape and murder had planned to get married

Protesters try to pull away a police barricade in New Delhi yesterday amid outrage at the gang rape and murder of a student. Photo: Reuters

The victim of a gang rape and murder that triggered an outpouring of grief and anger across India was cremated at a private ceremony yesterday as it emerged she was planning to get married in February.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am

Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

Hospital staff carry the body of the Indian gang-rape victim to the police morgue vehicle at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital. The 23-year-old woman died Saturday in Singapore after suffering severe organ failure. Photo: AFP

An Indian gang-rape victim died Saturday in Singapore after suffering severe organ failure, the hospital treating her said, in a case that sparked widespread street protests over violence against women.

29 Dec 2012 - 1:55pm

Indian teenager commits suicide after latest gang-rape outrage

A sand sculpture in support of gang-rape victims. Photo: Xinhua

A 17-year-old Indian gang-rape victim has committed suicide after police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers.

Amid an uproar over the gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi on December 16, the latest case has again shone the spotlight on the Indian police's handling of sex crimes.

29 Dec 2012 - 5:18am

Briefs, December 28, 2012

Pedestrians walk past Mount Elizabeth Hospital where the victim of a horrifying gang rape from India is seeking medical treatment. Photo: Xinhua

Doctors in Singapore battled yesterday to save the life of an Indian student horrifically injured in a gang-rape after she was dramatically airlifted overnight from a hospital in New Delhi. Medics at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital described her condition in the intensive care unit as "extremely critical". 

28 Dec 2012 - 2:14am