Northern Police accused of insensitivity toward rape victims


THE northern police have come under criticism for interviewing rape victims at police stations in full view of other complainants visiting such police stations.

According to sources, some of whom are also rape victims, the police are insensitive when dealing with rape victims and their families by asking them to talk about their experiences in public.

One source, a rape victim from Eenhana, said her experience after she went to report her case to the police was one of the most uncomfortable experiences of her life. The woman, 32, who wished to remain anonymous to safeguard her children and reputation, said that on the evening of February 28 of this year, she was sexually assaulted by her former partner.

She noted that on that specific day, she received a call from her ex-boyfriend inviting her to a relative’s birthday celebration.

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