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Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape (tags)
Women in China's "re-education" camps for Uighurs have been systematically raped, sexually abused, and tortured, according to detailed new accounts obtained by the BBC.
NYPD Case Calls Attention to 'Consent Defense' That Can Be Used by Officers Accused of Rap (tags)
NYPD Case Calls Attention to 'Consent Defense' That Can Be Used by Officers Accused of Rape in 35 States
Israel Denies 1,500 Sick Palestinian Prisoners Medical Care (tags)
Israeli Doctors Refuse Force-Feeding Order (tags)
Britain Imprisons Migrants (tags)
Appalling Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Prisoners (tags)
Crime Without Punishment (tags)
UN Committee Against Torture Criticizes US Policy (tags)
Hunger Striking for Liberation and Justice (tags)
Mass Hunger Striking for Justice (tags)
30 Kinds of (approved) TORTURE currently being used by the C.I.A. (tags)
Bush administration’s program of kidnapping “suspects,” a covert operation also known as “rendition,” continues under the Obama administration according to Reprieve Founding Director, Attorney Clive Stafford Smith. The following is a partial list of C.I.A. forms of torture:
"Syria's holocaust": The British media totally lose the plot (tags)
At no time in history has the perversion of the truth been so extreme. Once the NATO-led genocide on the people of Syria comes to an end, The Guardian and the entire British media establishment must be tried for crimes against humanity.
US Death Squad Diplomacy in Syria (tags)
Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues (tags)
Violence, Instability, Torture and Deaths in Libya (tags)
Palestinian Prisoners Day (tags)
Guantanamo Hunger Strike Spreads (tags)
Gitmo Atrocities Continue (tags)
Israeli Murder by Torture (tags)
US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America (tags)
Israeli Judicial Harshness (tags)
Israel Reneges on Hunger Striker Deal (tags)
Supreme Court Approves Police State Harshness (tags)
Solidarity with Palestinian Hunger Strikers (tags)
Out of Control Violence in Libya (tags)
Torture and Abuse in Libya (tags)
2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Bahrain (tags)
Lies, Damn Lies, and Misreporting about Gitmo Detainees (tags)
Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)
Drugging Guantanamo Detainees (tags)
Shin Bet Mistreatment of Palestinian Detainees (tags)
detainees are tortured and abused
Palestinian Authority Traitors Serving Israel (tags)
Abbas a duplicitous traitor
Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq (tags)
ongoing war crimes in Iraq
BTL:With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abu (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Palestinian Detainee Abuse During Operation Cast Lead (tags)
clear evidence of Israeli war crimes
Philippines: Comrade Torturer (tags)
The Communist Party of the Philippines killed hundreds of its own cadres in a wave of paranoia that swept the rebel movement in the 1980s.
Human Rights Group Calls on Authorities to Free Two Pregnant Detainees in the Philippines. (tags)
PESANTE-USA , a human rights and peasant advocacy group based in Los Angeles today , two detained health workers accused of being members of the New People’s Army are pregnant and may give birth inside their detention cell in Taguig City if they are not released. Pesante learned it from the group calling themselves as the Free the 43 Health Workers! Alliance asked President Benigno Aquino III to release the accused communists.
MILITARY TORTURE AND STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III to succeed the corrupt brutal Arroyo, 43 healthworkers continue to suffer military torture. Five are confined to the military camp alleged as self-confessed New People's Army guerillas, while 38 were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, notorious for the massacre of Moro suspects. The five persons on which the fascist generals are concentrating their torture are: VALENTINO PAULINO, CHERRYLYN TAWAGON, ELLEN CARANDANG, JENNYLYN PIZZARO, & JOHN MARK BARRIENTOS. Carandang's children were taken from their home by the military," according to KARAPATAN, human rights monitor. Their relatives are threatened or offered bribes coercively to side with the military and incriminate themselves or their kin. We appeal to the international community to denounce this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate release of the Morong 43.
US continues to detain, torture prisoners at secret Afghan base (tags)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed to the British Broadcasting Corporation that the US military is operating a second “black jail” at its Bagram airbase near Kabul in Afghanistan, contrary to the Pentagon’s public denials. Did you vote for this in 2008? The government of the US did not declare war on the government of Afghanistan or Iraq, and all of this is in violation of international law.
Soldier Committed Violence and Abuse Against Palestinian Detainees (tags)
IDF crimes against Palestinians
MORONG 43 RETURNED BY THE POLICE BACK TO THE ARMY CAMP (tags)
The PESANTE NEWS learned today that the PNP refuses to house ‘Morong 38’ . They were asked to return to Camp Capinpin, Tanay. Rizal. In line with an order issued by a Morong, Rizal court, 38 members of the so-called “Morong 43” group of health workers were brought to Camp Crame on board a Philippine Army bus Friday morning. About half an hour later, the Philippine National Police (PNP) promptly sent them back to the military’s Camp Capinpin in Rizal, saying it had no room for them in its crowded detention facility.
Palestinian Political Prisoners (tags)
bogusly accused Palestinians
The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act (tags)
a new police state act
America's Secret Prisons (tags)
America's global gulag
AFP Award Medals to Torturers of Morong 43 (tags)
AJLPP NEWS sources learned today that Philippine Senators Pia Cayetano and Jamby Madrigal and other groups Tuesday cried foul over the awarding of Bronze Cross Medals to military officers involved in the controversial arrest and detention of 43 health workers attending a seminar in Morong, Rizal, early this month. “There’s something seriously wrong when a government institution commends its personnel for committing an illegal act,” said Cayetano in a statement.
Guantanamo Detainee Deaths: Responding to the Defense Department's Whitewash (tags)
detainees were murdered
Torture Never Stopped Under Obama (tags)
What is Torture? It can be physical or physchological, quick or unhurried. It implies lasting trauma unbefitting a human. The U.N. defines torture as: “ ...any act by which severe pain or suffering, physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession…” (U.N. Convention Against Torture). By this definition the U.S. continues to practice torture. Yes, Obama outlawed some especially shocking forms of torture — water boarding, for example — but other types of torture were not labeled “torture” and thus continue.
Israeli Use of Painful Shackling As A Means of Torture (tags)
torture as official Israeli policy
Guantanamo Detainee Deaths (tags)
Detainee murders called suicides
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
BTL:Media Watch Group: New York Times Acts as Propagandist for Pentagon on Danger Posed by (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
BTL:Obama Adopts Bush-Lite Policies on Guantanamo Detainees (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
ICRC's Damning Expose of US Torture (tags)
torture remains policy
Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)
Obama proving no different from Bush
Terror Detention Facility (tags)
Terror Detention Facility
Torture As Official US Policy (tags)
America's darkest hour.
New AFP chief dared to bring abusive military personnel before Congress (tags)
Taking cue from the statement of newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Alexander Yano to make good his promise to turn over to civilian authorities military personnel involved in abusing military detainees, opposition lawmaker Rep. Teofisto Guingona III yesterday challenged the latter to fulfill his promise by turning over erring personnel to the House committee on human rights. “Bring those erring officers before the committee on human rights of the House of Representatives so that we may know the truth,” Guingona said.
Torturing Palestinian Detaineed (tags)
Israel, like the US, condones and practices torture routinely
ICE Drugging Deportees - Fascism Is Here Now (tags)
ICE Drugs deportees. In one case, a Christian pastor, who was trying to communicate to the pilot that the Federal agents flanking him were in violation of a court order putting a stay on his deportation. In another case, the Feds did not even keep a record of what drug they used...
[btlsummary] Federal Court Challenges President's Right to Hold Detainees... (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
Iraq Vets Bring the War Home (tags)
Iraq Vets Against the War took over the streets of Santa Monica today in "Operation First Casualty." Real Iraq vets and volunteer detainees presented what a typical day in Baghdad would be.
Update about the student protests in Athens and Thessaloniki (tags)
Latest report about the brutal and provocative actions of the police in Athens and Thessaloniki. Please translate & circulate
BTL:Lawyers Representing Guantamano Detainees Lash Back at... (tags)
...Bush Administration Critics~Interview with Tom Wilner, attorney with Shearman and Sterling, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Shut Down The Guantanamo Penal Colony, Now! (tags)
On the 5th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2007, demonstrations were held across the country. In Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court was the site of a protest action, as was the U.S. District Court. At the latter, about 100 activists were arrested inside the building. Meanwhile, outside, activists dressed in orange jump suits, the uniform of the Gitmo detainees, demanded to have their “Day in Court!”
Something like this could only happen in the Soviet Union!!!! (tags)
Looks like all of these people were falsely arrested and jailed in the American gulag called Guantanamo for being terrorists
Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels (tags)
Snip: "They relied instead on secret evidence that was classified," Denbeaux says. "And the government's procedure was, anything in that secret evidence was presumed to be valuable and valid. And then the detainee was given the opportunity to rebut the secret evidence. But he was never told what the secret evidence was."
Oppose and repeal The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (tags)
Now is the time to repeal the Military Commissions Act
A Trip to Guantanamo (tags)
stopping the lies
U.N. expert questions U.S. terror law (tags)
Of course it's unconstitutional! It flushes the Bill of Rights down the toilet! But will the Supremes rule that?
Using smoke and mirrors to tweak the constitutiona and bill of rights (tags)
Bush administration and its allies in Congress are trying to strip federal courts of their authority to review the detentions of almost all suspected terrorists.
Prisons, Torture Set to Continue Under Bush Regime (tags)
The Bush administration wants to legalize its crimes of torture, illegal detention, secret prisons, and other human right’s abuses. It is backing Congressional legislation to do so. How can this be stopped?
U.S.Marines are "Valiant & Courageous"! (except answering for their dirty deeds! (tags)
TIKRIT, Iraq - Four U.S. soldiers accused of murdering Iraqi detainees refused to testify Thursday at a military hearing, where witnesses described how one of the victims spat blood as he lay dying and another was covered in brain matter.
Update on the AFP Military Rebels (tags)
For the people’s democratic forces, it is just plain killings, disappearances or torture in jail. For military rebels, it’s a different kind of torture. News sources revealed today that the combination of “solitary confinement, intrigues, unsolicited acts of kindness, and even continuous blaring of [heavy] metal music” has taken a toll on the detained Magdalo rebel soldiers, according to the former legal counsel of one of them.
Justice Delayed is White House Murder, and a War Crime (tags)
The Supreme Court decision tossing out Bush's denial of Geneva Convention protections to captives at Guantanamo came too late for one of my clients.
BTL:Consensus Building in Congress to Uphold Geneva Conventions in... (tags)
...Treatment of Guantanamo Detainees ~ Interview with Wells Dixon, Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)
by Ruth Rosen
Bush to pretend to obey Supreme Court decision and treat POWs fairly (tags)
U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights [well Bush will pretend to give them Geneva rights]
Kyl dismisses fuss over 'Congressional Record' (tags)
Kyl's right. The 'Congressional Record' is just a bunch of fairy tale propaganda that the house and senate members use to make themselfs looks good. A normal person should view it with a grain of salt.
Senatore John Kyl - Everybody in the Senate lies so its OK for me to lie!!!! (tags)
“Every senator has [put fabricated information into the Congressional Record]. It is no big deal to submit material for the record. It is done every day,” he told the Tribune on Thursday.
Terror suspects' move out of U.S. defended (tags)
Military trials for detainees rejected (tags)
On the same day the Supreme Court struck down military tribunals for detainees being held in Cuba, Republicans in Congress began working to give the president the power to use them.
BTL:3 Suicides at Guantanamo Prison Renews Calls for Closing "America's Gulag" (tags)
Interview with Retired Brig. Gen. Stephen Xenakis, a psychiatrist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Released Detainees Refute US Guantanamo Suicide Cover Up (tags)
London: Former Guantanamo detainees, including the 9 British nationals released from the camp, have poured scorn on allegations that the three deaths at Guantanamo were suicides and claim that they are almost certainly accidental killings caused by excessive force used by US guards there.
Protest May 26 (tags)
Protest!! Demonstration against Mexican President Vicente Fox!! Bring your Signs!! Your Angst!!
Appeal to Release Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan” and Other Political Detainees in Nepal (tags)
Mr. Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan,” a prominent human rights activist in Nepal, along with a number of other activists, has been detained in very adverse conditions without charges by the increasingly dictatorial monarchy. This is a letter demanding his release – please endorse as well as send a copy to the Embassy of Nepal.
January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
The CIA Eastern European Terror Prisons (tags)
A short article about the CIA torture prisons in Eastern Europe.
U.S. Christians March on Guantanamo to visit Prisoners on Hunger Strike (tags)
Santiago, Cuba - Twenty-five Christians in the nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker arrived in Cuba last evening and plan to set out from Santiago today on a solemn fifty-mile march to the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They seek to defend human dignity by visiting with the hundreds of detainees.
21th bulletin of the Basque Observatory of Human Rights (tags)
The subjects we have included in this issue: - Cutbacks on the right to demonstrate - Conclusions on the Jarrai-Haika-Segi trial - Two police forces 11 incommunicado detainees - Behatokia addressed the UN Human Rights Sub-commission on the issue of antiterrorist measures and human rights - Greater distances and more accidents caused by the policy of dispersal - Iñaki de Juana Chaos: arbitrary incarceration
BREAKING: Graphic texts of Guantanamo detainees' stories released in court papers (tags)
BREAKING: Graphic texts of Guantanamo detainees' stories released in court papers - Warning: unimaginable tales of horror In a development the Bush administration had hoped to avoid, the stories of about 60 detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base have spilled out in court papers.
Immigration Detainees Abused in San Pedro (tags)
On March 5 at the San Pedro detention center, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent M. Lopez attacked Iranian immigration detainee Mohammed Mirmehdi, dragged him into a storage room and repeatedly punched and choked him.
Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)
Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged
Memo reveals Bush OK’d torture (tags)
Memo Reveals Bush OKd Torture (tags)
Memo reveals Bush OKd torture by Tim Wheeler
President Bush signed order to allow torture, says ACLU (tags)
News release and documents made public today by the ACLU points a finger at the President. The information releases indicates President Bush signed an executive order permitting inhumane interrogation methods against detainees in Iraq.
Immigrant Detainees Hunger Strike (tags)
2 detainees at Passaic County Jail are in their 9th day of hunger strike demanding their release. They are struggling for all the immigrant detainees who are being held as criminals and torn away from their families and communities.
BTL:Guantanamo Detainees Subjected to Pentagon-Run "Kangaroo Court" (tags)
Interview with Michael Ratner, principal attorney for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, U.S. Naval Base conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
CKUT Radio: Guantanamo Bay - The Militarization of Law (tags)
Afghans Released From Gitmo Return to Terrorism (tags)
Quick, more crying about "human rights" from lefty loons about these Willie Al-Hortons!
'No top terrorists at Guantanamo' (tags)
Senior American intelligence and military officials directly contradicted the Bush administration yesterday, saying not a single detainee at Guantanamo Bay was a high-ranking terrorist.
Remember all those Gitmo Terrorists...well (tags)
Bush regime caught lying again its becoming pathological, this time its about "the worst of a very bad lot," Vice President Dick Cheney has called them, the "terrorists" held at Guantánamo Bay .
SECRET PRISONS USED BY U.S.A. (tags)
Taken from the Mainstream media, here is a wonderful report on how our nation is, yes, using secret detention during this current War of Terror.
BTL:Bush Administration Memos on Torture Policy Reveal Official Complicity in.. (tags)
...Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
GUADALAJARA Day of ACTION (tags)
FYI the # of the Mexican consulate in LA is Tel: (213) 351-6800 * Fax: (213) 389-9249. please read below, make the call & forward this message... * * * * * * * * * ~ Please forward widely ~ CALL TO ACTION: OPPOSE REPRESSION IN GUADALAJARA
Repression and Torture in Guadalajara (tags)
Many protesters beaten tortured and imprisoned in the aftermath of the May 26-29 ALCUE protests in Guadalajara, MX
Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)
An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.
Illumination Without Batteries: Of Gas, Glow Sticks And War (tags)
This essay is a reflexive commentary on the current war in Iraq and the US military's abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)
One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.
Prison abusers were 'stupid,' retired intelligence officer says (tags)
Army Maj. Steve Hillebrand, a military intelligence specialist, suspects elements of military intelligence condoned or encouraged the practices at Abu Ghraib prison -- "I hope those leaders are held accountable for what happened."
''I am writing this letter as a matter of moral ethics'' (tags)
"The Christian in me says it's wrong, but the corrections officer in me says, 'I love to make a grown man piss himself.' "
Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)
The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.
'They should be tried by the Iraqis' (tags)
One iraqi said, "Some of the people inside (Abu Ghraib) have spent two years in prison and they are innocent ... The maximum sentence for the Americans is one year. Is that justice?"
Torture in Iraq: The buck stops with Bush (tags)
George W. Bush and his minions are toiling to contain worldwide outrage over the torture of hundreds of Iraqi detainees by U.S. occupation soldiers at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
The Arab Baath Socialist Party May 4th 2004 Statement!!! (tags)
Free President Saddam Hussein!!! Victory to Iraqi Arab and Islamic Armed Resistance!!! Death to Zionist AmeriKKKa!!! Join the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network On Line News and Views Forum http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Iraqi_Resistance_Solidarity_Network
Iraqi Rape Rooms: Under New Management (tags)
This is a sickening chronology of how the Bush administration lied about "liberating" Iraq to stop the "Rape Rooms and Mass Graves," but then continuing them "Under New Management"
Female soldier ( Pfc. Lynndie England ) charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners (tags)
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, shown in photographs smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners, was charged Friday by the military with assaulting the detainees and conspiring to mistreat them.
Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)
Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”
Torturing by order (tags)
In Iraq it's not a question to believe in US phrases of pseudo democracy, it's more the essential question to be a slave or not!
Issue of detainees in Syria 'a tragedy' (tags)
A human rights activist said Monday that the issue of Lebanese who were victims of arbitrary abduction and detention by Syrian forces was a harsh humanitarian outcome of the civil war.
US Country Reports on Human Rights Practices :Israel (tags)
The latest US Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Israel and the Occupied Territories where BILLIONS of US tax dollars in foreign aid support the Israeli war machine and blatant disregard for International and Human Rights Laws
CKUT Radio: Detainees Hunger Strike in New Jersey (tags)
SHAME-SHAME:Questions and Answers About the Palestinian Prisoners (tags)
Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Transport Minister on Israeli Radio July 7, 2003, was heard to offer to bus Palestinian political prisoners to the Dead Sea to be drowned, “It would be better to drown these prisoners in the Dead Sea if possible, since that’s the lowest point in the world.”
The Invisible (Toll of the Terror War and it's Lies) (tags)
The problem goes beyond religion. A new xenophobia is abroad. In Connecticut, a resident told police that he had heard two "Arabs" talking about anthrax. Whereupon police officers arrested two Pakistani men suspected of having had the conversation at a gas station. They also hauled in an Indian businessman who was minding the station temporarily for his uncle, the owner. The man was held for 18 days and then released without charge or compensation.
Fight Terrorism: Enforce Immigration Laws. NOW! (tags)
Remember this report by Clinton-appointee Glenn Fine the next time a liberal tells you a Democrat president would have done as good a job as Bush in fighting the war on terrorism.
Violence in Southeast Mexico (tags)
As a dialogue between U.S. and Mexican state officials continues in Nashville, TN, police violence in Mexico intensifies.
Blumner: Ashcroft Nonapologetic Despite Findings of Post-9-11 Injustice (tags)
None of the report's findings apparently pricked his conscience: not the way men were indiscriminately arrested, or the way they were kept from contacting attorneys, or the way they were left to languish for months while the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents assigned to clear them of terrorist links were given other duties.
Guantanamo Bay Death Camp? (tags)
The following comes from the Australian "The Mail" Newspaper (online edition)
U.S. Begins Rounding Up Iraqi Civilians (tags)
The War Of Terror enters a new stage as the Invading Occupation forces of the Bush Junta begin preparations to round up "suspicious" civilians in their new Oil Patch (Formerly Iraq).
SOLIDARITY STATEMENT AGAINST LATEST INS ROUNDUPS (tags)
Columbus Anti-Racist Action (ARA) condemns these mass detentions, racist INS policies, and inhumane treatment of detainees in the strongest terms possible. We demand the immediate release of all of the detainees and that all of their charges be dropped.
THE REGIME MAY RELEASE 300 OF ITS CAPTIVES TONIGHT (tags)
Michelle Taheripour, an immigration lawyer working to secure the release of a dozen of her clients, said INS officials had agreed late Thursday to waive bail for detainees whose bonds had been set below $5,000. As many as 300 detainees were expected to be released by nightfall, she said. Those detainees will be asked to return to immigration offices at a later date for questioning, she said.
Saddam test poison gas on 5,000 Youths (tags)
More than 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States.
US flies suspects to Cuba base (tags)
A first group of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners being held by US forces has been flown out of Afghanistan, headed for a prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Miami officer pleads guilty (tags)
This articles talks about the sexual assaults by INS officers on defenseless detainees who generally don't speak out because of the overwhelming power of the system. The INS's Krome Detention Center in Miami is especially problematic. Women detainees are harrassed, sexually assaulted or promised favors in exchange for sex but these acts are generally not reported because of the fear of deportation.