Did Kenyatta University student rape freshman?

Kenya, March 2017

A Kenyatta University comrade was in court for allegedly raping a first year student in a hostel the entire night.

The girl aged 17 claims the suspect raped her with a condom and threatened to kill her if she screamed for help.

The accused identified as Fredrick Nyamboga Ongwae allegedly committed the offence on February, 23 at Kenyatta village Market within Kasarani sub-county.

The court heard that the two had been friends for one day and Nyamboga alias Oro had requested her to visit him in his room.

The court also heard that the accused asked her to go to his hostel to charge her phone and after the battery was full the accused convinced her to spend the night in his place because it was already late only to struggle and rape her at around 11pm after she denied him sex.

The complainant was rescued by the security guard but the accused fled from the scene. Nyamboga denied the charges and was released on a Sh200, 000 bond. The matter will be heard on 26 April this year.


Child sex offender from El Salvador arrested in Dallas Texas

Texas, August 2012

Last month in Dallas, Texas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested a man from El Salvador who had a criminal conviction for aggravated sexual assault on a 6-year-old child.

The 57-year-old citizen and native of El Salvador arrested by ERO’s special operations team in Dallas is just one example of the more than 4,400 convicted criminals arrested in June and July across the United States, and one of more than 1,900 considered a Level 1 offender – top priority for the federal ICE officers who enforce immigration law. Level 1 offenders have been criminally convicted of major violent offenses, including murder, rape and the sexual abuse of children.

Other examples of individuals arrested in June and July throughout the country include:

A citizen of the United Kingdom arrested in Kansas City, Mo., convicted of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14 and sentenced to six years’ confinement;

A citizen of Jamaica arrested in Miami, convicted for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary and carrying a concealed firearm;

A citizen of Honduras arrested in New York, convicted of sexual abuse of a child;

A citizen of Mexico arrested in Phoenix, Ariz., convicted of burglary, assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon, escape from federal custody and possession of marijuana;

A citizen of Mexico arrested in Salt Lake City, Utah, convicted for rape of a child and sentenced to a term of no less than six years in Utah State Prison;

A citizen of Laos arrested in St. Paul, Minn., convicted of manslaughter and criminal sexual conduct on an 11-year-old; and

A citizen of Guatemala arrested in Ashburn, Va.,convicted of sexual battery.

“Our officers are out every day looking for the worst of the worst at-large criminal aliens who are hiding within our communities, potentially committing more crimes,” said Gary Mead, ICE’s Executive Associate Director for ERO. “The more successful we can be at using our immigration authorities to remove individuals like this from our country, the safer our communities will be.”

ICE’s enforcement priorities dictate that the agency’s resources are focused on the identification and removal of convicted criminals and public safety threats, recent illegal border crossers, repeat immigration violators and immigration fugitives. This strategy is intended to ensure that immigration laws are enforced in a way that best enhances public safety, border security and the integrity of the legal immigration system.

Last fiscal year, ICE removed 396,906 individuals of which nearly 217,000 were convicted criminals. Overall, more than 90 percent of the total removals fell into one of ICE’s enforcement priorities.

ERO’s national fugitive operations program maintains a public list of the top 10 most wanted ERO fugitives at http://www.ice.gov/most-wanted/ero.htm.

ICE encourages the public to report any tips that could lead to the capture of these individuals by calling the national hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.


23 Year Old Woman Abducted and Gang Raped By Eight Prison Inmates During Visiting Hours in Colon

Panama, June 2012

“I just asked God for it to be over quickly,” were some of the thoughts of the girl who was raped by eight inmates in the Nueva Esperanza prison in Colon last week during the visits. The 23 year old said she arrived at the scene in order to give money to an inmate, as a favor for a friend who could not go to the site.

She explained that when she entered the site, some inmates threatened with a knife and made her walk to the cell area, this before the neglect of the prison guards. With tears she recalled that she was abused, insulted and raped to the point that she was in the ER at the hospital. She demands that the authorities investigate the matter. (Telemetro)


Three Palestinians sentenced to death

Gaza City, April 2004

Gaza City, April 13 (BNA) A Palestinian court on Tuesday convicted three Gaza men of raping and murdering a 16 year old girl and sentenced them to death.

A fourth defendant was given a life term.

The death sentences will only be carried out if Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gives his final approval.

Arafat has commuted some death penalties and approved others.

Defendants are usually put before a firing squad.

Three of the defendants, Ehab Abu Al Amreen, Rami Johad and Abdel Fatah Samour, were sentenced to death, and a fourth, Said Zoad, was given a life term.

They were convicted of raping and murdering Mayada Abu Lamdi, 16, from the Shati refugee camp in Gaza.

Her body was found in September in a garbage dump.


Secret army unit accused of abuse in Iraq — report

January 2010

A secret army interrogation unit accused of being responsible for the widespread abuse of Iraqi prisoners is being investigated by the UK Ministry of Defence, it was revealed Friday, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

Fourteen fresh claims of torture against the British Army include detailed accounts of a shadowy team of military and the secret intelligence service, known as MI5 interrogators, who are alleged to have authorised the physical and sexual abuse of Iraqi detainees, the Independent newspaper reported in an exclusive article.

The new allegations bring the total number of cases being investigated by the UK Government to 47.

Many of the Iraqis allege they were abused after they were sent to a unit called the Joint Forward Intelligence Team (JFIT) based at the Army’s Shaibah Logistics Base, 13 miles from Basra, between 2004 and 2007.
Nearly all the men say they were beaten, denied sleep and then dragged around the prison compound before facing multiple interrogations.
In one account, the interrogators are accused of creating an image superimposing a suspect’s head on the body of a man who is sexually abusing a child, and then threatening to disseminate the image throughout Basra, the newspaper claimed.

In another, a detainee, held in solitary confinement for 36 days, alleges that interrogators threatened to rape his wife and kill his children.
Many of the detainees’ witness statements appear to corroborate each other by referring to named soldiers responsible for their alleged torture.
According to the Iraqis’ solicitors, Public Interest Law (PIL), the men were all held in solitary confinement in a “compound within a compound” guarded by a specialist detachment of soldiers.

The lawyers claim that the JFIT interrogators were a mix of members of the military, MI5 and civilian staff, and that they took their orders directly from London.

In 2003, the Americans raised concerns that the British were failing to secure intelligence from Iraqi prisoners held at the UK/US Camp Bucca in southern Iraq who were suspected of having close links with extremist militias. They urged their British counterparts to take a tougher line.

Lawyers and human rights groups now believe the British heeded the Americans’ concerns by allowing personnel attached to JFIT to conduct coercive and unlawful interrogations.

The Americans were later found to have tortured prisoners held at the Abu Ghraib prison, which has since been renamed the Baghdad Central Prison.
Between 2004 and 2007, hundreds of prisoners were held at the Divisional Temporary Detention Facility compound run by JFIT at the Shaibah base.
When the JFIT interrogators had finished with them, the prisoners were released into the camp’s main prison halls, where they claim their abuse continued.

Many of these detainees complain of being subjected to sexual and physical abuse by male and female soldiers.

Last year, the Independent newspaper reported that the Ministry of Defence was investigating 33 separate allegations of abuse.

Phil Shiner, a human rights lawyer who is representing all the detainees, said that the government must come clean about the role of the JFIT interrogators in the alleged unlawful detention and abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said that while she could not comment on any individual cases, she was able to confirm that all 47 were or will be investigated.

She also confirmed that JFIT is part of the army’s intelligence corps and that, as for any other military personnel, the allegations made against them will be investigated but “remain allegations until they are proven.” Armed Forces Minister, Bill Rammell, said, “We must never forget that over 120,000 British troops have served in Iraq and the vast, vast majority have conducted themselves to the highest standards of behaviour, displaying integrity and selfless commitment. Only a tiny number have ever fallen short of our high standards, but even a tiny number is unacceptable. All allegations of abuse are taken very seriously.”