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NCJ Number: 154451 Find in a Library
Title: Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan
Corporate Author: Human Rights Watch
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 158
Sponsoring Agency: Human Rights Watch
New York, NY 10118-3299
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56432-063-4
Sale Source: Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report focuses on the sexual and physical abuse of women in police custody in Pakistan, examining not only the gender- specific aspects of the abuse but also the role of gender- discrimination in these women's imprisonment.
Abstract: Based on a 2-week investigation undertaken in October 1991 by Asia Watch and the Women's Rights Project, both divisions of the Human Rights Watch, this report charges the government of Pakistan with responsibility for an epidemic of unpunished police violence against women. More than 70 percent of women in police custody are physically and sexually abused by law enforcement officials, but not a single police officer has been prosecuted or convicted for such abuse. The report calls on the Pakistani government to denounce publicly police brutality against women, to punish police officers who abuse women prisoners, and to guarantee women equality before and equal protection of the law. 401 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Female offenders; Foreign courts; Foreign police; Pakistan; Police Brutality; Sex discrimination; Sexual assault
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