Double standard

A rule or principle which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups.

‘the double standards employed to deal with ordinary people and those in the City’

Oxford Dictionary

A rule or standard of good behaviour that, unfairly, some people are expected to follow or achieve but other people are not:

The governor is being accused of (having) double standards in being tough on law and order yet allowing his own cabinet members to escape prosecution for fraud.

Cambridge Dictionary

1 Two Schools in Nablus: Learning to Die – REWIND

10 okt. 2016

Ten years ago, in November 2006, Al Jazeera English was launched. To mark that anniversary, we’ve created REWIND, which updates some of the channel’s most memorable and award-winning documentaries of the past decade. We find out what happened to some of the characters in those films and ask how their stories have changed in the years since our cameras left. 
 
In 2007, Al Jazeera’s Witness strand commissioned a special series, Two Schools in Nablus, from filmmakers Tom Evans and George Azar, which documented the extraordinary daily struggle of getting and delivering an education under the constant threat of violence and intimidation.
 
In this episode of the series, Learning to Die, things were about to get much worse for pupils and teachers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town.
 
Now, all these years later, REWIND asks: Has anything really changed?

2 The Ayia Napa gang-rape case discussed on the BBC – 9th Oct 2019

22 dec. 2019

A British teenager who remains resolute that she had been gang-raped in Ayia Napa, will find out next Monday whether SHE goes back to prison.
 
A police investigation, marred in incompetence, error and malice turned this victim of a gang-rape into a suspect overnight. Forced into retracting her statement, she was ‘absolutely terrified’ at the police station which resulted in the release of a group of Israeli men.
 
Charged with public mischief for making a false statement she has already spent over a month in prison and 6 months where she has been unable to leave Cyprus. Despite all of this, she remains determined for justice to be done, is adamant that she was gang-raped and I believe her!
 
The Network Against Violence Against Women (Δίκτυο Ενάντια στη Βία Κατά των Γυναικών), invite you to protest on Monday 30 December 2019 at 8:30 am outside Famagusta District Court (Paralimni) where the verdict is to be readout.
 
Performed in Greek will be the song “the rapist is you” by women wearing blindfolds as they point towards the court. It is a moving anthem against patriarchy and its consequent impunity.
 
If you are in Cyprus, please support this teenager from outside the court, let’s bring her home! Stand in solidarity with the women from ‘The Network Against Violence Against Women’ as they fight for equality and the eradication of misogynistic violence.

3 UK woman at centre of rape case in Cyprus court


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1 sep. 2019

(27 Aug 2019) A 19 year-old British woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a Cyprus court to a public mischief charge for making what prosecutors say was a false claim that she was raped by 12 Israelis at a holiday resort on the east Mediterranean island nation. 
A judge set the start of the trial for Oct. 2 and released the woman on bail, finding it “proper and fair” to free her after she had spent nearly two months in police detention. The woman surrendered her travel documents to police and must appear at a Nicosia police station three times weekly. 
She has also been placed on a stop list prohibiting her departure. She posted bail of 5,000 euros ($5,550) in cash, while her father who was present in the courtroom guaranteed a bond of 15,000 euros. Her defence lawyers say investigators used “oppression” to make her retract the allegation that she was gang raped at an Ayia Napa hotel last month. Cypriot authorities strongly deny that the retraction was coerced, saying that she volunteered the statement in writing. 
“The teenager’s case is that she has not lied about being raped and the oppression was used by the Cypriot police in order to get her to retract her rape allegations,’ said Michael Polak, director of the group Justice Abroad which is assisting in the woman’s legal defense. “The purported retraction is unreliable because of what happened in the police station.” Polak said the defence team will present evidence at trial that the woman had not lied about being raped. 
Five Israelis were initially freed July 25 after no evidence was found linking them to the case. The remaining seven were released three days later after police said the woman retracted the rape allegations. 
Polak called the case a “test” of the Cypriot legal system’s adherence to Cypriot and European conventions and said defence lawyers would ask Cyprus Attorney General Costas Clerides to drop the case “after considering the facts.” The British woman’s legal expenses are being funded by donations raised on an online platform.

4 Mother of the British teen gang-raped in Cyprus gives her first interview.

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22 dec. 2019

A British teenager who remains resolute that she had been gang-raped in Ayia Napa, will find out next Monday whether SHE goes back to prison.

A police investigation, marred in incompetence, error and malice turned this victim of a gang-rape into a suspect overnight. Forced into retracting her statement, she was ‘absolutely terrified’ at the police station which resulted in the release of a group of Israeli men.

Charged with public mischief for making a false statement she has already spent over a month in prison and 6 months where she has been unable to leave Cyprus. Despite all of this, she remains determined for justice to be done, is adamant that she was gang-raped and I believe her!

The Network Against Violence Against Women (Δίκτυο Ενάντια στη Βία Κατά των Γυναικών), invite you to protest on Monday 30 December 2019 at 8:30 am outside Famagusta District Court (Paralimni) where the verdict is to be readout.

Performed in Greek will be the song “the rapist is you” by women wearing blindfolds as they point towards the court. It is a moving anthem against patriarchy and its consequent impunity.

If you are in Cyprus, please support this teenager from outside the court, let’s bring her home! Stand in solidarity with the women from ‘The Network Against Violence Against Women’ as they fight for equality and the eradication of misogynistic violence.

5 British woman found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape

 

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30 dec. 2019

Lawyers for a British woman who was found guilty of lying about being gang raped in Cyprus say she will appeal against the ruling.
 
The 19-year-old maintains that she was attacked by 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room and had been pressured by police into withdrawing her statement.
 
She will be sentenced next week and could face up to a year in jail.

6 Mother of British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape speaks out | ITV News 

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30 dec. 2019

The mother of a British teenager who has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has told ITV News her daughter is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that the family will fight the ruling all the way to the European Court of Human Rights.
 
It comes as the Government said it is “seriously concerned” about whether the woman had a fair trial.
 
The mother, who is not being named due to her daughter’s right to anonymity, said she was “very disappointed” with the judge’s “absolutely astonishing verdict”, which she saw as a “set back”.

7 Ayia Napa rape case – British teen spared jail in Cyprus over false claim

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7 jan. 2020

A BRITISH teen has been handed a four-month suspended jail term in Cyprus after being found guilty of making a false rape claim against 12 Israeli men last year.
 
The unidentified 19-year-old was sentenced today amid speculation that she would be granted a pardon by the Cypriot president.
 
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8 Cyprus rape teen has been ‘stripped of her dignity and human rights’

 

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7 jan. 2020

A British woman found guilty of fabricating a claim that she was raped by a gang of Israeli youths in Cyprus has received a four-month prison sentence – suspended for three years.
 
The woman’s lawyer said his client would appeal against the sentence, and she’d been stripped of her ‘basic human rights’.

9 Mother of British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang rape speaks out | ITV News

30 dec. 2019

The mother of a British teenager who has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus has told ITV News her daughter is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that the family will fight the ruling all the way to the European Court of Human Rights. 
 
It comes as the Government said it is “seriously concerned” about whether the woman had a fair trial. 
 
The mother, who is not being named due to her daughter’s right to anonymity, said she was “very disappointed” with the judge’s “absolutely astonishing verdict”, which she saw as a “set back”.

10 Britain’s most prolific rapist may have attacked 190 men

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6 jan. 2020

The most prolific rapist in British legal history has been given multiple life sentences after carrying out sex attacks on 190 male victims.
 
Reynhard Sinaga, 36, was found guilty of rape and sexual assaults against 48 men.
 
But police believe he may have assaulted many more – potentially upwards of 190 – 79 of whom they have not yet been able to identify.

11 Reynhard Sinaga: Who is the Manchester rapist? – BBC News

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7 jan. 2020

Reynhard Sinaga has been called “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The 36-year-old Indonesian national was convicted of 159 sex offences, including 136 rapes. He will “never be safe to be released”, a judge said. Sinaga was found guilty of luring 48 men from outside Manchester clubs to his flat, where he drugged and assaulted them – filming the attacks. The BBC’s North of England correspondent Judith Moritz reports on the case.

2 Victims Accidentally Free a CRIMINAL

28 jan. 2021

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