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Group of 20+ Convicted Child Rapists In Turkey Get Sentences Reduced/Revoked Because "It Was Consensual" - November 5th 2011, 02:35 PM

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Re: Group of 20+ Convicted Child Rapists In Turkey Get Sentences Reduced/Revoked Because "It Was Consensual" - November 6th 2011, 01:27 AM

From what I understand, they were using the law the existed at the time of the initial trial in 2002, which stipulated a reduced sentence if the person gave consent. Supposing she gave consent, I cant understand why someone would do so in order to have illegal sex with 26 men over and over. Not to mention, the men paid two intermediate females and not the girl. This leads me to wonder how they determined she gave consent out of her own free will or whether she was pressured with an ultimatum: give consent or ____ happens to ____.

Overall, it's an interesting and questionable case but I don't have any feeling on the matter.


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Re: Group of 20+ Convicted Child Rapists In Turkey Get Sentences Reduced/Revoked Because "It Was Consensual" - November 6th 2011, 03:28 AM

I agree with what the above poster said. They are using the law that were current at the time, but it still is an unfair use of the legal system. The girl could have very VERY easily extorted into this.


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Re: Group of 20+ Convicted Child Rapists In Turkey Get Sentences Reduced/Revoked Because "It Was Consensual" - November 6th 2011, 05:02 AM



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Re: Group of 20+ Convicted Child Rapists In Turkey Get Sentences Reduced/Revoked Because "It Was Consensual" - November 6th 2011, 03:54 PM

I'm not privy to the facts of the case or the text of the law (mainly because I can't read Arabic), but that statement from the Supreme Court of Appeals was rife with contradiction and it's a pretty sorry state of affairs when your own Bar is calling bullshit. It's also quite telling that the government has questioned their interpretation of the 2002 code on which this decision has been based. All in all, it's looking pretty bogus and I expect an appeal to follow shortly.

Insofar as the non-legal ramifications of this are concerned, I think they speak for themselves...


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