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Brazilians shocked and outraged after teen is gagn raped by 30 men

May 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Brazilians shocked and outraged after teen is gagn raped by 30 men BRAZIL, Rio de Janeiro: A protester holds a sign which reads Estamos todas sangrando (We are all bleeding) during a rally outside the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ) on May 27, 2016 against a gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl. Brazilian police is investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video of her that has horrified the country. Online social networks erupted with outrage over the video posted on May 25, 2016 featuring the girl naked on a bed and the apparent rapists bragging that she had been raped by more than 30 men. (AAP Image/NEWZULU/Paulo Campos).

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The horrific gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by more than 30 men in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro shantytown had many taking to social media demanding justice even the interim head of state Michel Temer and suspended President Dilma Rousseff.

Under the hashtag #EstuproNaoECulpaDaVitima (Rape is not the victim’s fault), users inundated Twitter with messages expressing anger over the sex crime.

News of last weekend’s gang rape surfaced after a person uploaded cell phone footage depicting the unconscious minor naked on social media sites.

The author of the video stated the girl was the victim of gang raped perpetrated by at least 30 individuals.

On Friday, Temer came out and condemned the appalling crime, saying how preposterous it was that “barbaric crimes like this” could still occur in the 21st century.

Rousseff, who earlier this month was removed from office earlier and could be permanently ousted for breaking budget laws, demanded authorities “identified and punished” those responsible for the attack.

Four suspects who allegedly played investigators have already identified some who played a role in the gang rape, however, arrests have yet to be made.

“The extreme violence we’re dealing (with) has shocked everyone. It even shocked the police,” said Fernando Veloso, the head of the civil police in Rio de Janeiro.

According to CNN, the victim told authorities that she went to a “favela” on Rio’s west side early Saturday to visit her boyfriend, where she spent several hours with him.

She said at some point; she had lost consciousness until Sunday when she awoke naked, drugged and surrounded by 33 men armed with rifles and handguns.

Additionally, investigators said one of the suspects even took a selfie with the unconscious victim.

“Aside from the rape, the broadcasting of these images makes the life of the person eternally humiliating,” Daniela Gusmao of the Brazilian Lawyers Association said during an interview with Globo television.

The case sparked numerous denunciations of the country’s “male chauvinist society” online and prompted fierce debate over the nation’s “rape culture.”

According to figures from the Public Safety Forum, a non-governmental organization, a woman is sexually assaulted in Brazil every 11 minutes and 47,636 people were victims of some form of sexual aggression in 2014.

Users took to Facebook over the attack using slogans such as we need to talk about the culture of rape” and “It wasn’t 30 against 1, it was 30 against all of us!”

While another user said on Twitter: “Short clothes do not rape. Hours do not rape. Places do not rape. Drinks do not rape. Rapists rape.”

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