Spain: Hundreds protest acquittal of men accused of gang-rape

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid on Monday to demand changes in the criminal law after the Spanish court found five men not guilty of gang-raping a teenage girl last week. Protesters shouted various slogans, expressing their support to the victim, and criticized the judicial system. «Justice does not protect us, justice in this country keeps... Еще penalizing and showing that our life and what happens to us is not taken into account,» said Silvia, one of the protesters. On October 31, Barcelona High Court convicted a group of young men for sexual abuse instead of rape since the victim, a 14-year girl was unconscious under the effect of alcohol and the men did not have to use violence or intimidation that would qualify the case as rape. The men were sentenced to 10 and 12 years in prison.

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