Prosecutors In China Charge Man With Rape And Murder Of 19 Women
According to Chinese officials, Gu Guangfan launched a two-year killing spree targeting prostitutes in 1997 to avenge his 1989-rape conviction. "Not only did he not think about repenting, he held a woman responsible for his jail time and gradually came to hate all women," reports the Procuratorial Daily. Gu Guangfan was apprehended after he murdered the 19th woman in September 1999.
Media Resources: Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/) 1 September 2000
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .