Brazilian police hunt for 30 men who raped 16-year-old girl

Brazilian police hunt for 30 men who raped 16-year-old girl

Thirty men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro and of putting video of the attack on social media are being searched for by the Brazilian police.

The 16-year-old girl got doped after going to her boyfriend’s house on Saturday narrating that she woke up in a different house, surrounded by the men.

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So far, arrest warrants have been issued including one for the boyfriend. The assault has provoked an online campaign against what campaigners call a culture of rape in Brazil. Conflicting versions of the story are still coming in, but the alleged rape is said to have taken place in a poor community in western Rio over the weekend.

The United Nations group UN Women issued a statement calling for authorities to investigate the case, but to respect the victim and not victimize her once more by invading her privacy. Experts say many cases of rape in Brazil go unreported as victims fear retaliation, shame, and blame for the violence they have suffered.

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