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Brazil: Outrageous Supreme Court ruling gives green light to rapists

Headline Title:  Brazil: Supreme Court ruling gives green light to rapists 02 April 2012 The acquittal by Brazil’s Supreme Court of a man accused of raping three 12-year-old girls on the basis that they were allegedly “sex-workers” is an outrageous affront to the most basic human rights and it has no place in Brazil today, said Amnesty International.The decision confirmed earlier rulings by state-level courts in Sao Paulo, where the original report was filed. The defence claimed the three girls were "sex workers" and therefore had consented. Under Brazil’s 2009 Penal Code, sexual…

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