Cambodian rape survivor speaks out at human rights photo exhibition in Hong Kong

Cambodian rape survivor speaks out at human rights photo exhibition in Hong Kong

It is never easy to talk about rape, and tears roll down Srey Ra’s cheeks as she recounts her ordeal 10 years ago at human rights photo exhibition in Hong Kong. (Cover photo: SCMP's Nora Tam) 

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015, 12:41pm

Boy, 11, fathers child with 36-year-old woman in New Zealand

The woman and boy live in the main North Island city of Auckland.

An 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported yesterday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:53am

Chungking Mansions a study of life lived in the raw

Waiting for a lift to a guest house or restaurant in the maze of hallways. Photo: John Carney

The maze of corridors in the five, 17-storey blocks has sat in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui for more than half a century. But it was the 1994 Wong Kar-wai movie Chungking Express that earned the buildings in Nathan Road their iconic status.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:31am 7 comments

Police say American woman gang-raped in Indian town

An woman in New Delhi holds a placard protesting against recent rapes in India. An American woman has been gang-raped in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said. Photo: Reuters

An American woman was gang-raped in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.

Three men in a truck picked up the 30-year-old woman as she was hitchhiking to her guest house after visiting a friend, police officer Sher Singh said.

The men drove to a secluded spot and raped her, he said. She went to police and they filed a rape case.

5 Jun 2013 - 12:27pm 4 comments

US Naval Academy investigates rape allegation

US President Barack Obama spoke at the United States Naval Academy. Photo: EPA

Several football players at the United States Naval Academy are under investigation on allegations they raped a female midshipman at a party last year.

Naval criminal investigators were examining the allegations lodged against three football players at the academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

2 Jun 2013 - 7:58am

Hainan school principal, official reportedly to be charged with rapes of schoolgirls

A school principal and a government official accused of sexually assaulting six primary school girls in Hainan province will soon be charged with rape, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday, citing sources with the city's prosecutors.

26 May 2013 - 6:50am

Doubts criminal law has teeth to protect minors from sex predators

News that yet another teacher has been accused of molesting students - this a time a primary school principal in Hainan - sparked soul-searching media commentaries on how the mainland's school system and the criminal law itself had failed to protect minors.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am

Security chief Lai Tung-kwok denies blaming rape victims

"I would appeal that young ladies should not drink too much," Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said on Tuesday. Photo: Edward Wong

Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said on Thursday he had no intention of putting the blame on rape victims when he earlier suggested women should drink less to avoid being assaulted.

7 May 2015 - 5:14pm 84 comments

Man accused of raping 4-year-old Indian girl

Protesters in Bangalore, India, vent their anger at the country's high rate of sexual violence. Photo: AP

Indian police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of raping and sodomising a 4-year-old girl, the latest incident of sexual violence to shock the country.

9 May 2013 - 5:06pm

Four-year-old Indian girl dies after rape attack

Indian school children participate in a protest rally in New Delhi, on 23 April, condemning the kidnapping and rape of a five-year-old child. Photo: EPA

A four-year-old Indian girl has died in hospital nearly two weeks after she was raped and found unconscious at a farm, hospital staff and reports said on Tuesday.

The girl had been taken by air ambulance from central Madhya Pradesh state to the Care Hospital in Nagpur city on April 20, where she died on Monday night, a spokesman said.

1 May 2013 - 6:02am 1 comment

'Petition mother' Tang Hui's determined fight for justice over daughter's rape

Tang Hui, mother of an 11-year-old rape victim, has fought a lonely and difficult campaign for compensation. Photo: SCMP

Tang Hui, whose daughter was kidnapped, raped and sold to a brothel six years ago, should be bitter but is calmly resolute in her fight for justice.

29 Apr 2013 - 10:07am 2 comments

Indian child in ‘critical’ condition after brutal rape

Indian protestors shout anti-government and Delhi police slogans during a demonstration against the rape of a five-year old girl, outside a hospital in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: AFP

A five-year-old Indian girl was battling for her life on Friday after being kidnapped and brutally raped in the latest incident of sexual violence which has triggered nationwide protests.

20 Apr 2013 - 2:20am 1 comment

Former labour camp inmate Tang Hui denied compensation

Tang Hui before the court hearing at the Yongzhou Intermediate People's Court in Yongzhou, Hunan, on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

A court in Hunan has denied compensation to a former labour camp inmate in a what could have been landmark case in Hunan on Friday. Tang Hui had sought damages from the Yongzhou government department that had put her in the camp for infringing on her personal freedom.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Woman who feared rape in India 'disgusted' no one helped her

Jessica Davies was admitted to hospital after jumping from a hotel balcony. Photo: AFP

A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault said yesterday she shouted for help for more than an hour before she fled.

Jessica Davies, 31, from London, said she had barricaded the door of her hotel room in Agra with furniture to stop two men from entering.

25 Mar 2013 - 5:54am

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