France: ‘We expect justice,’ says man raped and beaten by police

A man raped and beaten by police during a routine ID check spoke out on Saturday demanding strict sentences for the officers during a rally outside the Court of Bobigny in Paris. Theodore ‘Theo’ Luhaka was allegedly beaten by four officers and raped during a routine ID check in Aulnay-sous-Bois on February 2. The 22-year-old addressed the justice rally in his name saying the police should not... Еще be above the law. «I hope that the decision will be exemplary so that the police can know that there are laws to respect, even when one is a police officer,» he said. Theo also expressed hope to serve as an example for his struggle against the police, adding that defiance should be shown, «with their weapons: justice, without violence, with the law.» Theo suffered a 10 centimetre (3.93 inch) anal perforation for which he was hospitalised for two weeks. One of the policemen has been indicted for rape.

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