India: lawyers confident of justice for rape victim
July 29, 2010
Lawyers representing the Catholic nun who was raped during the mass violence against Christians in India’s state of Orissa in August 2008 now believe that prosecutors can proceed with the case, free from intimidation of witnesses. The nun’s assailants are being tried in Cuttack, rather than in Kandhamal, the site where the anti-Christian violence took place. Church officials said that many witnesses, including the victim, were fearful that they would face fresh violence if they testified against Hindu extremists in Kandhamal.