The Court of Appeals upheld the decision for reduced punishment in the case of the mass rape of a 13-year-old girl based on the assumption that the girl gave her consent to the rape. Lawyer Yalçındağ warned that this is not a single case. The file was forwarded to the ECHR.
In a controversial decision given in September 2010, a local court in Mardin decreed for the minimum punishment in the case of the mass rape of then 12-year-old N.Ç. The court decreed on the assumption that the girl gave her consent for the rape. The decision was now upheld by the Court of Appeals 14th Criminal Chamber.
N.Ç.’s lawyer Reyhan Yalçındağ pointed out in an interview with bianet that her client’s case was not a singular incident. She emphasized that there are several similar cases. (more…)