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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:35 AM

Nusrat Jahan Rafi: Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47947117

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.

Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of sexual harassment victims in this conservative South Asian country.

...At the local police station she gave a statement. She should have been provided with a safe environment to recall her traumatic experiences. Instead she was filmed by the officer in charge on his phone as she described the ordeal.

In the video Nusrat is visibly distressed and tries to hide her face with her hands. The policeman is heard calling the complaint "no big deal" and telling her to move her hands from her face. The video was later leaked to local media.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:36 AM

1. An internet atheist was mean to me once.

We are obliged to provide counterpoints to these stories, are we not?

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 09:41 AM

2. Pretty sure that's how it's supposed to work, at least according to some.

Gotta make the Religion group just as "fair and balanced" as FOX News.

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