Rio: stuprata un’americana di 21 anni su un minibus che da Copacabana andava a Lapa. La giovane violentata, picchiata e derubata col suo compagno, per sei ore in mano a tre bruti

mercoledì, aprile 3rd, 2013

Stuprata e picchiata un’americana ventunenne, picchiato il suo compagno francese a Rio, i due vittime per sei ore di tre stupratori che usavano un minibus per trasporto pubblico, un mezzo clandestino. E’ successo sabato, la notizia però è stata gestita finora molto al ribasso. I due turisti  rano saliti a Copacabana sul minibus in cui erano presenti altri passeggeri, erano diretti al quartiere di Lapa ma a Botafogo i tre conducenti hanno fatto scendere tutti meno la coppia straniera. Poi per sei ore le violenze di ogni genere: la donna violentata, ambedue picchiati, I violentatori hanno usato le loro carte di credito fino ad esaurimento delle disponibilità. Poi le due vittime sono state abbandonate ad Itabarai, a 30 km da Rio. Non si conoscono i nomi delle vittime (la ragazza è americana, il giovane è francese), tre giovani accusati dello stupro sono stati poi arrestati. Curiosamente ne hanno parlato solo giornali brasiliani, con imbarazzo (a luglio è previsto l’arrivo del Papa, il prossimo anno la Coppa del Mondo, nel 2016 le Olimpiadi…). il New York Times, la Cnn, la Vanguardia,qualche giornale inglese e oggi El Pais che è qui di seguito:

La violación de una turista en un microbús conmociona a Río de Janeiro

Dos norteamericanos sufren seis horas de palizas en un vehículo de transporte público clandestino

Los tres agresores han sido detenidos

FRANCHO BARÓN Río de Janeiro 2 ABR 2013 – 19:08 CET

“Nadie se imagina que le van a esposar, golpear y atracar mientras está en Disney. Copacabana es nuestro Disney”. Con esta elocuente declaración ha reaccionado el presidente de la Asociación Brasileña de la Industria Hotelera, Alfredo Lopes, a la brutal y esperpéntica agresión sufrida el pasado fin de semana por una pareja de turistas norteamericanos que residían temporalmente en Río de Janeiro. La prensa local de la futura sede olímpica se recrea estos días en el dramático suceso producido en la madrugada del pasado domingo en el interior del un microbús clandestino, que acabó en una pesadilla de seis horas de palizas y violaciones y, posteriormente, en la detención de los agresores.

Al vehículo irregular subieron los dos jóvenes extranjeros en la Avenida Atlántica, que recorre la internacionalmente conocida playa de Copacabana, epicentro hotelero y turístico de Río. Se dirigían de madrugada al barrio de Lapa, conocido por su vida nocturna y por albergar el mayor número de bares y locales de música en vivo de la ciudad. Tres hombres de 20, 21 y 22 años se encargaban en ese momento de conducir, cobrar a los pasajeros y organizar las diferentes paradas de embarque y desembarque. A la altura del barrio de Botafogo, vecino de Copacabana, el vehículo paró y el conductor ordenó que todos los pasajeros desembarcasen. Todos menos la pareja de norteamericanos. Aquí dio comienzo una desesperante escena, más propia de un thriller de terror.

Durante seis interminables horas, Wallace Aparecido Souza Silva, de 22 años, Jonathan Foudakis de Souza, de 20, y Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos, de 21, se recrearon en una suerte de recorrido macabro por la ciudad, consistente en alternarse al volante para que los otros dos compinches pudiesen violar y golpear repetidamente a la turista, de 21 años, mientras que su novio, de 23, permanecía esposado y recibía fuertes impactos con una barra de hierro en el rostro y en el cuerpo ante cualquier reacción para evitar la violación. Se desconoce la identidad de las víctimas, de la misma manera que la policía no ha querido entrar en los detalles de la agresión. Sí ha trascendido que la víctima de la violación tiene una doble factura del tabique nasal y que su compañero aun se recupera de las palizas mientras colabora con los investigadores en Río de Janeiro. Ella, sin embargo, decidió regresar de inmediato a su país.

Las agresiones fueron alternadas con paradas en cajeros automáticos y gasolineras para extraer y gastar todo el dinero posible con las tarjetas de crédito de los turistas. Según ha trascendido, cuando las tarjetas llegaron a su límite de seguridad, los delincuentes llevaron a la pareja hasta su domicilio para buscar otras con las que que seguir sacando dinero durante toda la madrugada. El microbús recorrió sesenta kilómetros en total sin levantar sospechas.

La pareja fue finalmente abandonada en las afueras de la localidad satélite de Itaboraí. Tras pedir auxilio a la policía, ésta no tardó mucho tiempo en detener a dos sospechosos. Uno asumió inmediatamente la autoría del crimen. El lunes se procedió a la detención del tercer integrante de la banda criminal. El trío responde a los delitos de robo, violación y corrupción de menores, ya que un adolescente trabajaba a sus órdenes cobrando a los pasajeros del microbús.

El trágico suceso mancha la imagen de una ciudad que pelea a brazo partido por limpiar su imagen (a veces injustificada) de ser uno de los lugares más peligrosos del planeta. La pacificación de las favelas en las áreas más turísticas de la capital y la reducción paulatina de las armas de fuego en la vida cotidiana de los cariocas es un éxito innegable del actual Gobierno del Estado de Río. La ciudad se prepara para recibir en poco más de tres meses y medio la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud(JMJ) a la que acudirá el papa Francisco y más de dos millones de jóvenes católicos de todo el mundo. Río también recibirá la Copa Confederaciones (junio de 2013), la Copa del Mundo (2014) y los Juegos Olímpicos (2016). Todo ello contribuye innegablemente a que salten las alarmas a nivel planetario ante cualquier suceso de esta naturaleza.

Ed ecco il New York Times:

Queste le notizie sul New York Times dell’1.4.13:

American Woman Gang-Raped and Beaten on Brazilian Transit Van

By  and TAYLOR BARNES
Published: April 1, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO — An American woman was raped by three men aboard a public van in a six-hour abduction over the weekend that began in the seaside district of Copacabana, the police said.

The attackers pummeled the woman’s face and tied up her male companion, a French citizen, then beat him with a metal bar as he witnessed the harrowing assault. The couple were forced to use bank cards to withdraw money from their accounts before the assailants finally freed them at a bus station on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

The assault stunned many in Brazil, especially as Rio tries to promote itself as a city on the mend and prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

“Everyone should be shocked by this horrendous crime,” said Aparecida Gonçalves, the head of Brazil’s national office for combating violence against women. She said that reports of gang rape remained relatively rare in Rio and other parts of Brazil, but that cases of rape on public transportation including buses and subway cars remained a pressing issue in some large cities.

Two men were arrested over the weekend, one of whom, the police said, confessed to the rape of the 21-year-old woman. The police said she had been in Brazil on a student visa. A third suspect was arrested on Monday night.

In addition to setting off calls for better policing, the assault led to comparisons in the Brazilian news media to recent episodes in India, including the fatal beating and rape in December of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi, and the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in March in central India.

The number of female tourists to India has recently fallen by more than 30 percent as fears over sex crimes in the country persist, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India said on Monday.

The assault on the American woman here, police investigators said, began early Saturday, just after midnight, when the attackers forced other passengers out of the van, which picks up passengers along the street and can seat about a dozen people. The woman was raped by all three men, who took turns driving the vehicle, the police said. “It was a gang rape,” said Jayme da Costa Rosa Neto, a police official investigating the attack.

After the couple were freed about 6 a.m. Saturday and left at a bus station, the woman was taken to two public hospitals, Miguel Couto and Rocha Maia, for treatment including the administering of a cocktail of drugs containing the morning-after pill, to prevent pregnancy, and other medications to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

The police said that the American victim had severe swelling around her nose, and that her companion, 23, had been hit in the area around one of his eyes. The woman left Brazil after registering the crime and undergoing preliminary medical treatment, while her companion remained here, where he is cooperating with the police, said Alexandre Braga, a senior police investigator with Rio’s special police unit for crimes involving tourists.

The two men who were apprehended over the weekend were arrested after investigators tracked purchases made with the victims’ credit cards, which were stolen by the assailants, and examined images obtained from security cameras at a filling station and convenience store where the men had stopped to buy energy drinks and whiskey.

After news of the arrests was broadcast Sunday night on Fantástico, a widely viewed news program on the Globo television network, other people here came forward to tell the police that they recognized the assailants in connection with other crimes, largely robberies, aboard what appeared to be the same transport van. One 21-year-old Brazilian student said she had similarly been held for an hour and raped by the same men on March 23, after boarding the van.

The revelation of that previous episode seemed to have shaken the public security forces here. The victim had quickly registered the case with the police, but the authorities were said to have slowly investigated the claim. Two police officials in charge of investigating the March 23 case were abruptly removed from their posts on Monday.

Brazil has recently grappled with other high-profile cases of gang rape, including one episode in 2012 in Queimadas, a city in the northeast Paraíba State, in which six men were convicted of raping five women at a birthday party. Two of the women were killed after recognizing their attackers.

More broadly, reports of rape in Brazil have climbed significantly since 2009, when the nation’s criminal code was changed to expand the legal definition of rape to include crimes involving anal penetration. More than 5,300 people, about 90 percent of whom are women, registered cases of rape in the first six months of 2012, an increase of more than 150 percent since 2009.

Ms. Gonçalves, the federal official in charge of combating violence against women, said much of the increase in reports of rape involved efforts to encourage victims to report the crimes. “Women are more courageous about coming forward with what happened to them than in the past,” she said.

qui sotto il mezzo usato per lo stupro, un van collettivo:

tagged under: ........

About Paolo Brogi - View all posts by Paolo Brogi

This author has not fill out his/her bio, coming soon.

Follow paolo-admin on:

Lascia una risposta

L'indirizzo email non verrà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *