2nd U.S. Army Sgt. in Germany Tried for Rape and Sexual Harassment
Sergeant Paul Fuller has become the second sergeant at the Darmstadt, Germany training center accused of rape or sexual harassment. Fuller is charged with 17 counts, including rape and attempted rape. The trial opened with prosecutor Captain Christopher Hellmich telling the court of he will prove "the devastating impact that one out-of-control noncommissioned officer can have." He also said that one of the rape victims would describe "a night of horrors that none of us can imagine."
5/20/2013 Afghan Violence Against Women Law Blocked in Parliament - On Saturday, the Speaker of the Lower House of Afghan Parliament delayed a vote on the Elimination of Violence against Women law after two hours of vociferous debate between conservative religious and more liberal members of Parliament. . . .
5/20/2013 Walmart, American Retailers Refuse to Join Bangladesh Accord - Walmart, along with 13 other major North American companies, refused to sign a legally binding agreement to improve working conditions for overseas factory workers that manufacture their clothes after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh killing an estimated 1300 workers, the New York Times reports.
The agreement requires retailers pay $500,000 to improve worker safety measures over a five year period. . . .