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Boycott of Taiwan chocolate firm after sex harassment case exposed

December 21, 2020 5:00 AM

Since early this month, six retailers have pulled products by Fu Wan Chocolate from their shelves and stopped collaborations with the Taiwanese chocolate company, after an unidentified Internet user posted online details of a five-year-old sexual harassment case involving the company's former chairman and an intern.

Thai woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism

November 23, 2020 4:09 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system.

Death penalty may not prove a deterrent for rape: The Statesman

October 16, 2020 11:25 AM

In its editorial, the paper says that South Asian states must radically transform their criminal justice system to deter rapists.

South Korean behind website that names and shames people accused of sex crimes repatriated from Vietnam

October 06, 2020 5:33 PM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A man who ran a website that names and shames sex offenders, murderers and child molesters was sent back to Korea on Tuesday (Oct 6), two weeks after he was nabbed in Vietnam on charges of violating the law on information protection.

Funeral of mayor of South Korean capital held amid allegations of sexual abuse

July 13, 2020 12:55 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Friends, family and colleagues attended the small funeral on Monday (July 13) for the longtime mayor of Seoul, one of the country's most prominent elected officials, who leaves a complex legacy amid a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

Appeal for donations to publish Cardinal Pell's prison diary

June 21, 2020 11:01 AM

SYDNEY (AFP) - A 1,000-page journal written by Australian Cardinal George Pell during his time behind bars is set to be released by a US-based Catholic publisher that is appealing for donations to help fund the project.

Former high profile UN aid official Peter John Dalglish jailed for child abuse in Nepal

July 09, 2019 7:09 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said on Tuesday (July 9), following a trial underscoring the country's growing appeal for foreign paedophiles.

Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

June 11, 2019 9:16 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepali prosecutors said on Tuesday (June 11) they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.

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