29/11/08 (B476) Walata Info. Les tribunaux éthiopiens commenceraient à se pencher sur les crimes d’enlèvement et de viols de mineurs, selon une l’association IFSO.

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Chacun se souviendra du cas de cette jeune fille de réfugié diboutien, qui avait été enlevée à la sortie de son école et violée pendant 14 jours, avant d’être incarcérée pour “vol à l’étalage” par l’oncle du rapteur, qui avait imaginé cette mise en scène pour permettre à son neveu d’échapper à d’éventuelles poursuites.

Nous ne pouvons que nous réjouir d’apprendre que la Justice éthiopienne étudie chaque cas et qu’elle prononcera des peines. En espérant que cela mettre progressivement un terme aux pratiques criminelles qui sont monnaie courante en Ethiopie.

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Les tribunaux rendent rapidement des verdicts pour les affaires de violences sexeulles. Courts giving prompt verdict over cases of sexual violence

Par Mekdes Zelelew – Addis Ababa (WIC)

Courts in the metropolis are giving prompt decisions over charges related with sexual violence than ever before, a local NGO said.

General Manager of Integrated Family Service Organization (IFSO), Mekdes Zelelew told WIC that courts are providing swift verdict over rape cases, hence supporting the efforts being made to annihilate the practice.

Courts used to take more than a year to pass verdict over cases of rape, Mekdes said, however they are now passing prompt decisions owing to the attention they attached with the problem.

IFSO is engaged in rehabilitating distitute children exposed to sexual violence, she said and added that the organization is engaged provision of psychological counseling service, medical and financial supports for over 200 children, who are victims of sexual violence.

The number of children exposed to sexual violence in Addis Ababa is increasing from time to time, while Addis Ketema, Yeka and Arada sub cities are areas where the problem surfaces in its severe form.

The General Manager called on parents to protect their children by raising their children’s awareness on issues related with sexual violence.

IFSO has jointly been working with the Federal Police Children Protection Units, governmental and non governmental organizations to prevent sexual abuse against children and to rehabilitate victims of sexual violence, she added.