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14 Nov 2012
‘Nine o’clock’ reports that over 20% of the underage girls raped last year were 5 to 9 years old, and the proportion of those aged 10 to 13 almost double, according to a study made public Tuesday by the Institute of Crime...
10 Oct 2012
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that Children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov appealed to the Foreign Ministry to help a 17-year-old Russian girl studying on an exchange program in Italy who says five locals raped her on the way home...
21 Jun 2012
‘IPS’ reports that after a European Human Rights Court’s ruling, rights groups, including ERRC have called on authorities in the region to develop their procedures and practices to adequately address violent attacks against...
20 Mar 2012
‘Reuters’ reports that a gunman shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, days after killing three soldiers nearby, prompting French President Nicolas Sarkozy to put the region on its highest terrorism alert....
14 Mar 2012
‘SOS Children’s Villages’ reports that Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that all forms of legalized violence against children, including the death sentence, life imprisonment without parole and...

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