Because she “sent out signals to men” and showed interest in another man beforehand, a rape victim was blamed.
Basel – It’s every woman’s nightmare: on the way home from a club visit in Basel (Switzerland) last year, a woman was attacked and raped by two men on her own doorstep. One of the perpetrators appealed. Successful: The judge blamed the victim for the crime and reduced the sentence.
The arguments of the judge: The woman “played with fire”, sent out “signals” to men and the sexual assaults were only “relatively brief”. The 33-year-old perpetrator would only have “medium fault”.
The rapist, who was found guilty of rape by the Basel criminal court in August 2020, does not have to sit behind bars for several years. The new scandal judgment also has consequences for the victim.
24hamburg.de * reports in detail about the details of the Swiss court ruling, which gives the victim complicity in their own rape, and the reactions to it. * 24hamburg.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.