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https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/american-woman-raped-in-belfast-in-2008-tells-of-joy-at-sons-birth-38829236.html

"American woman raped in Belfast in 2008 tells of joy at son's birth"
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"And Iíll be back in Northern Ireland later in 2020 to run a series of literary events addressing gender-based violence through writing, thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland."
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Re: 2008 American tourist Belfast rape victim - to return to Belfast
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 04:54:11 PM »
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/us-woman-raped-in-belfast-forest-slams-idea-of-victimattacker-meetings-37396776.html

"US woman raped in Belfast forest slams idea of victim-attacker meetings"

"A US woman who was raped by a teenager while hiking in a Belfast forest has voiced fears that sexual abuse victims could be retraumatised if brought face to face with their attackers."

"Winnie M Li, who was assaulted in Colin Glen Forest Park in 2008, was speaking out after former judge Sir John Gillen suggested the idea as he continues his review of how the criminal justice system handles sexual offences."

"At the time of the rape Ms Li was a successful film producer, but afterwards she suffered from severe anxiety and depression and was unable to work for two years."

"She spent five years going through therapy and attempting to rebuild her life." ...  etcetera,...


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Re: 2008 American tourist Belfast rape victim - to return to Belfast
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 01:20:45 AM »
God Bless her.
A terrible crime that is not treated as severally in the courts as it should be.
A horrendously devilish deed.... 😠