Nadapa ako sa mismong wordpress.com at may nakapagbigay sa akin ng pansin na temang manyak na naman… Rape in Dubai from Here, There and Everywhere. Ganito na ba talagang kahindik-hindik ang mundo natin at bawat kilos ay dapat nating bantayan ang ating mga mahal sa buhay? At ang nakakainis pa, ikaw na nga ang inapi, ikaw pa ang biglang may sala. Pakibasa na lang at medyo imbierna pa talaga si kengkay…
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 31 — Alexandre Robert, a French 15-year-old, was having a fine summer in this tourist paradise on the Persian Gulf. It was Bastille Day and he and a classmate had escaped the July heat at the beach for an air-conditioned arcade.
Just after sunset, Alex says he was rushing to meet his father for dinner when he bumped into an acquaintance, a 17-year-old native-born student at the American school, who said he and his cousin could drop Alex off at home.
There were, in fact, three Emirati men in the car, including a pair of former convicts ages 35 and 18, according to Alex. He says they drove him past his house and into a dark patch of desert, between a row of new villas and a power plant, took away his cellphone, threatened him with a knife and a club, and told him they would kill his family if he ever reported them.
Then they stripped off his pants and one by one sodomized him in the back seat of the car. They dumped Alex across from one of Dubai’s luxury hotel towers.
Alex and his family were about to learn that despite Dubai’s status as the Arab world’s paragon of modernity and wealth, and its well-earned reputation for protecting foreign investors, its criminal legal system remains a perilous gantlet when it comes to homosexuality and protection of foreigners.
The authorities not only discouraged Alex from pressing charges, he, his family and French diplomats say; they raised the possibility of charging him with criminal homosexual activity, and neglected for weeks to inform him or his parents that one of his attackers had tested H.I.V. positive while in prison four years earlier.
Read more at New York Times.
Kung nabasa nyo ang buong istory ay maraming nakakainis na bagay kayong madidiskubre. Ang nakakapanindig ng balahibo pa e hindi inamin nung mga taong nag imbestiga na ang isa sa nang-rape ay HIV positive. Nakaraan ang isang buwan bago nila sinabi ang katotohanan. Alam nyo ba na pwede pang gawan ng paraan, preventive measure, kapag nalaman mo within 24 hours na baka infected ka ng HIV? Nalaman ko yan dahil dun sa nangyari sa aking panganay dito.
Sino sila para itago ang isang bagay na pwedeng ikasira ng isang teen ager na dapat ay nag-e-enjoy ng kanyang bagong natutunang kalayaan? Sino sila para ibintang na isang homosexual ang teen agre na ito dahil sa daw sa tatlong lalaki ang yumurak sa kanyang pagkatao? Na dahil dito ay pwede pa siyang ikulong. At insulto pa ang mga binuga sa kanya ng doktor na dapat ay tunay na tumingin sa katawan nyang niluray-luray. Nakakasuka ang mga ganitong kwento. Mga lintek na…At eto pang nakakagigil:
So far the teenager has not tested positive for H.I.V., but he will not know for sure until January, when he gets another blood test six months after the exposure.A doctor examined Alex the night of the rape, taking swabs of DNA for traces of the rapists’ sperm. He did not take blood tests or examine Alex with a speculum. Then he cleared the room and told Alex: “I know you’re a homosexual. You can admit it to me. I can tell.”
Alex told his father in tears: “I’ve just been raped by three men, and he’s saying I’m a homosexual,” according to interviews with both of them.
Bisitahin nyo rin ang isang website na pinangungunahan ng mga magulang ni Alex.. Hindi na rin ako nagulat na kasama sa pag-apila ng nanay ni Alex ay ang mga Pinoy na andun nga sa Dubai. I dont want to think na may mga naging biktimang batang Pinoy.
Although rape victims here generally keep quiet, some who have been raped in Dubai have shared testimonials in recent days on boycottdubai.com, a Web site started by Alex’s mother.
“Sometimes you feel crazy, you know?” he said. “It’s hard, but we have to be strong. I’m doing this for all the other poor kids who got raped and couldn’t do anything about it.
I wish Alex’ family well. I hope and pray that Alex would get justice, that he would be strong enough to overcome.