Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout Police admit wrongly arresting woman assaulted at age 17, but mother criticises force for leaving her daughter traumatized Sandra Laville The Guardian Friday 22 May 2015 A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under …

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Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons

Report: Jail Rapists not Rape Victims, meeting in House of Commons   Women and families affected by biased rape investigations were joined by supporters in the House of Commons on 2 December to discuss the campaign, led by us, against the prosecution and imprisonment of rape survivors. Hosted by John McDonnell MP, the event focused …

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PRESS RELEASE: 27 organisations urge DPP not to prosecute rape victims

PRESS RELEASE: 27 organisations urge DPP not to prosecute rape victims Twenty-seven organisations, including rape crisis centres and women’s aid groups, have written to Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), alarmed by rising prosecutions of women for supposed false allegations of rape or domestic violence. They say that such prosecutions are not in …

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Why Women Against Rape opposes prosecutions of women accused of making a false allegation

Why we oppose prosecutions of women accused of making a false allegation Evidence given to the DPP, February 2011 1. Alleged false allegations have been a distraction: bungled rape investigations and prosecutions are the problem. False allegations for rape are extremely rare, yet they are treated as a major problem. This distracts from the true …

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