Prosecutors have rested their case after 10 days of testimony from 27 witnesses charging former Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney with sexual misconduct. Witnesses included six female officers who claim that McKinney propositioned, assaulted or threatened them.
A military judge will rule today whether to dismiss nine of 19 charges. If convicted, McKinney faces loss of rank, retirement benefits and 55 1/2 years in prison.
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11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .