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Humiliated pro-Ukraine woman still bears scars of abuse

Ukrainian Irina Dovgan, 52, gives an interview to AFP on Sept. 5, 2014 in Kiev. Wearing a "Thank God I am Ukrainian" T-shirt given to her by a local TV station, Dovgan, who is openly pro-Ukrainian, recounts her four days of captivity, which started on Aug. 24 at the hands of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, where was subjected to torture and public insults until foreign journalists saw her.  AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV

Clad in the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s national flag, Irina Dovgan stood on a street of the rebel-held city of Donetsk as passersby punched, kicked and spat on her, sometimes crushing tomatoes in her bruised face.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Former BBC presenter Savile abused two-year-old – report

Jimmy Savile.  AP FILE PHOTO

More than 500 reports of abuse on victims aged as young as two have been made against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, according to a new investigation by the NSPCC charity published Monday.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Abuse cases on the rise in Zambo shelters

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Janiya (not her real name) gave birth a week ago to a frail and weak baby boy while still recuperating from serious burns and scalds that her husband had inflicted.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Valenzuela proposal protects elders from abuse

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Utterly wrong in any society but not really covered by a specific law, the maltreatment of senior citizens usually goes unreported and unpunished, the victim being too weak or frail to complain.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Valenzuela council tackles bill against abuse of senior citizens

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Cebu Daily News FILE PHOTO

Abusing senior citizens could land one in jail for up to six months in Valenzuela City if a bill seeking to punish such behavior is enacted into a city ordinance.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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