Updated December 17, Journalist Karen Emmons went looking for scars when she wanted to document the plight of Asian domestic workers. She found at least 25 women who told her about the physical and emotional scars they had experienced while trying to make a living abroad.
The Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal consisted of the organised child sexual abuse that occurred in the northern English town of RotherhamSouth Yorkshirefrom the late s until the s and the failure of local authorities to act on reports of the abuse throughout most of that period. The first group conviction took place inwhen five British-Pakistani men were convicted of sexual offences against girls aged 12— The Times articles, along with the trial of the Rochdale child sex abuse ringprompted the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee to conduct hearings.
Mr Justice Walker said it was fair for paedophile Jamal Muhammed Raheem Ul Nasir to get a tougher sentence because of the shame brought on the girls' communities. A top judge has ruled that it was appropriate for a child molester who abused two girls to receive a longer sentence than normal because his victims were Asian. Ul Nasir, 32, carried out sex attacks on two underage girls and was jailed for a total of seven years at Leeds Crown Court in December last year.
Stories abound of the gangs of Asian usually Pakistani men preying on young white girls, believing them to be somehow worth less than the girls of their own race, religion, community or culture. But there is a specific problem which involves Pakistani heritage men… who target vulnerable young white girls. So they then seek other avenues and they see these young women, white girls who are vulnerable, some of them in care… who they think are easy meat.
Ashiana staff have supported me to rebuild my life when I thought there was nothing left for me. I now have a safe home, have started college and feel the happiest and safest that I ever have. Ashiana have been awarded three Big Lottery grants to enable us to build upon our work with women and children.
Investigators said the abuse could not be stopped without work to understand the profiles, motivations and cultural influences of perpetrators, after finding similarities with grooming in Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford. Officials found that although a crackdown on child exploitation was swiftly launched when victims came forward inthe abuse had not been halted. Pat Ritchie, chief executive of Newcastle City Council, said the council would enact all recommendations from the report.
Abid Saddique and Mohammed Liaqat were told they would serve a minimum of 11 years and eight years respectively before they could be considered for release. But because they have served days on remand since their arrest, they could be released almost two years short of those minimum terms. Sentenced: Abid Mohammed Saddique, 27, left, was jailed for a minimum of 11 years.
Wildlife organizations are cracking down on the illegal ivory trade, but capturing wild elephants on the other hand is legal in Zimbabwe albeit done through secret operations. In exclusive footage from The Guardianofficials from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority handle the operation in Hwange national park, from identifying potential candidates in herds to tranquilizing and capturing the elephant calves. Operatives utilize helicopters to scare off other elephants while they move in on their target, which are mainly dependent elephants as young as four years old.
Eight British-Asian men are on trial, facing a bundle of gang-rape, sexual abuse and assault charges. Known as the Rotherham gang-of-eight, who 'sexually abused teenage girls who were easy to exploit because they wanted to be loved'. LONDON — A British schoolgirl who was raped by multiple British-Asian, largely Muslim, men, was months later forced to have an abortion by her parents, a court has heard at the trial of the Eight accused of crimes more than a decade ago.