A crime is committed twice if we choose to ignore it, or neglect reporting it and bringing it to the attention of the world.
This post was first published in January 2013 with references to three articles on rape by the media. Yesterday ( June 10, 2014), I added the following note to the original post and decided to reblog.
Rape in Syria. Free all our women prisoners
The sexual assault on a young woman in Tahreer square has brought to my mind the sexual assaults and gang rapes of thousands of Syrian women outside Assad prisons as well as inside. Women and girls as young as two years were savagely raped and more often than not tortured, dismembered and burnt or disposed of in unknown graves in great numbers. Male children were also savagely assaulted like Hamza, even men.
But the rape of young women and girls inside the…