Landmark Ruling: Indian Court Denies Early Release for Convicted Gang Rapists of Muslim Woman

DELHI, INDIA – The Delhi High Court has overturned the early release of two men convicted in the gang-rape of a Muslim woman, according to the lawyer handling the case. The decision comes after significant public outrage and protests against the court’s earlier ruling. The incident occurred in January 2013 when the victim, a 23-year-old woman, was assaulted by a group of men while traveling on a public bus in Delhi. She died from her injuries less than two weeks later, triggering nationwide protests and global condemnation. The two men, who were juveniles at the … Read more

Rapist’s Request for New Trial and Sentence Reconsideration Denied by Rapides Parish Judge

Alexandria, Louisiana – A convicted rapist in Rapides Parish has been denied a new trial and a request to reconsider his 10-year sentence. Judge Patricia Koch made the ruling after Antonio Demetrius Jones, 49, was found guilty by a jury on two counts of third-degree rape. The victim, who was acting as an informant for the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, testified that Jones had forced her to perform oral sex on him twice during a drug sting operation. Jones’ attorney had requested a mistrial, claiming that multiple jurors had not watched a graphic video of … Read more