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Australia: Rape of disabled people ‘too hard to prosecute’

Posted 29/06-11 at 01.57

Leena Sudano, Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in South Australia, and the Pubic Advocate, John Brayley, have met with the police to discuss details of recent cases of rape and serious sexual assault against disabled people th ...

UK: Police apologise after Pilkington inquiry

Posted 08/06-11 at 12.48

Four police officers will face misconduct proceedings over their force's failure to help the family of Fiona Pilkington, who killed herself and her severely disabled daughter in 2007 after years of torment by youths. An Independent Police ...

Sierra Leone: Police attack young disabled people in Freetown

Posted 22/05-11 at 00.00

On Wednesday, May 11th, large numbers of police forcibly evicted about 300 young disabled people, mostly children and young women, from a building they had been living and working in for the last 12 years. It appears the city council wants to sell ...

USA: Mother in armed standoff with police over refusal to medicate disabled daughter

Posted 24/04-11 at 14.00

Maryanne Godboldo said she should have the right to decide treatment for her disabled daughter, Ariana, whom she was weaning off antipsychotic drugs because of the negative side effects they were having on the child. ...

UK: Police force criticised for failing to protect disabled man

Posted 22/03-11 at 15.21

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has condemned Greater Manchester police force's "systemic failures" in helping the family of David Askew (64), a man with learning difficulties, who collapsed and died after confronting youths who h ...

UK: Disabled protesters hemmed in by police barricades

Posted 02/02-11 at 12.18

On January 24th, police in London ‘kettled' (confined within metal barriers) a group of disabled people who were demonstrating peacefully against Atos Origin, the company contracted by the government to deal with the administration of disability ...

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