Indian editor denies sex charges
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We need to be better prepared for the World Cup. I am not looking forward to it. We had reports of police beating up the prostitutes to keep them away from tourists and visitors [during the Confederations Cup].
- Jacinta Rodriguez, Barraca da Amizade NGO
I am innocent," the 50-year-old told reporters on Tuesday outside the court in Goa's capital Panaji, after his bail hearing was deferred until March 4 and he was taken back into custody. "The charge sheet against me is out of political vendetta.
From a small women's shelter in the heart of Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, Shana told Al Jazeera in a soft voice how she had been happy and in love when she married her husband. Shana's daughter, Leman - now a happy, piano-playing child - was ignored and disowned by her father and his parents from the time she was born. Then my husband sent me to my mother's house, and said he was going to take lovers to get a baby boy," she said. But like others living at the shelter, she was rejected for not giving birth to a boy.
"My marriage was good until I became pregnant, and did not give in to the pressures of having an abortion because the baby was a girl.
I have seen men turning their heads and leaving the room without saying goodbye.
- Tarana Hasanova, gynaecologist Sometimes, if it is the first daughter, men are more or less ok, but when it is the second daughter, often he is not ok.
When a woman travels around Europe by plane, can you imagine thinking for one second that she's a minor?"
"In French law, it's not forbidden to make love to a woman and even to pay her for it, what is forbidden is to do it with a minor," he told Reuters. Bayern Munich winger Ribery and Real Madrid striker Benzema are to stand trial on Tuesday on allegations of paying Zahia Dehar, then a minor, for sex in 2008 and 2009. nRibery's lawyer, Carlo-Alberto Brusa, said his client was innocent and should not be expected to show up in court.
> An Indian court has deferred the bail plea by a leading Indian editor charged with raping a colleague, after he insisted that he is innocent.
Tarun Tejpal, the founder and editor of top investigative magazine Tehelka, has been in custody since his arrest in late November over the alleged incident in a hotel elevator in the western state of Goa.
Ribery has acknowledged the encounter but said he did not know she was underage, nor that she was a prostitute.
Algerian-born Dehar, now 21, has since become designer Karl Lagerfeld's muse and protegee, launching her own lingerie line.
The scandal, which exposed footballers' tastes for flings and partying, came ahead of the 2010 World Cup, further damaging the image of a French squad already tarnished by internal bickering, public tantrums and defeats. He said he only gave her 200 euros for a taxi ride to the airport.
The trial is expected to run until June 26.
> London, UK - Police and leading figures in the battle against child abuse have welcomed the findings of a report highlighting the sexual exploitation of girls in Britain's Asian and Muslim communities.
A broad consensus on the need for greater awareness is emerging in the wake of a shocking study by a Muslim women's organisation, reported by Al Jazeera last week that highlighted the threat posed by sexual predators to Asian children.
Unheard Voices: The Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women, published in September by the Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK), has been praised by Muslim leaders for its candour.
A week of activities to highlight the issue of sexual exploitation was launched yesterday on September 30, in Bradford, a northern British city with a high Muslim population, where local agencies have pioneered innovative approaches to confronting this issue among minorities.
The case made front-page news in India for days, at a time when sexual assault was under the spotlight following the fatal gang-rape of a student in Delhi in December 2012, which sparked widespread protests.
France has a long history of liberal attitudes towards sex, and other opponents of the bill argue that it intrudes on the private lives of citizens. "They will be forced to continue to hide themselves - because even if they are not risking arrest, their clients are.
"The state has no place legislating on individual sexual activity," philosopher Elisabeth Badinter says. And their survival depends on their clients," said the group's Tim Leicester.
At the same time, street prostitution in neighbouring Norway and Denmark increased. A report commissioned by the Swedish government showed that the number of people involved in street prostitution in Sweden's three largest cities dropped from around 730 in 1999 to 300-430 a year in the 10 years after a similar law was introduced in 1999.
The notion of legalised prostitution, as enacted by The Netherlands in 2000, has been criticised as playing into the hands of organised crime and human-traffickers - leading to the further exploitation of already vulnerable women.