Prosecutor Jurkjane dismisses rape as ‘victim’s fault’

  • 2014-06-04
  • From wire report
2 From wire reports, RIGAThe women’s resource center Marta is “shocked” by the Prosecutor General Office’s view that in some rape cases, the victims have provoked the crime themselves, reports LETA. The organization feels that this raises doubts about the objectivity of criminal proceedings in Latvia.According to Marta, the organization sent a letter to the Prosecutor General Office, demanding that Elita Jurkjane, a chief prosecutor, explain her statement that “the victim is often guilty of being raped.” Jurkjane expressed this view during th...
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