22 ‘No Borders’ Activist Gang Raped By Migrants, Pressured Into Silence To Not ‘Damage Cause’
A young woman and ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.”
Colleagues allegedly said that reporting the crime would set back their struggle for a borderless world.
The ‘No Borders’ activist had dedicated a month of her life to helping migrants. Her group was stationed between Italy and France in Ponte San Ludovico in Ventimiglia when the atrocity occurred, according to reports from local papers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX, and now www.corriere.it/cronache/15_settembre_25/attivista-stuprata-
in the major Italian national Corriere.
One Saturday night, as loud music played at a nearby party, the woman was trapped in a shower block set up near the camp in a pine forest know as Red Leap. A gang of African migrants raped her there. Her cries for help went unheard because of the music, according to Italian papers.
La Stampa reports that the woman would have reported the horrific crime were if not for her fellow hard-left activists, who convinced her that if the truth got out it could damage their utopian dream of a world without borders.
Some doubts have been thrown on the case because of the emergence of conflicting accounts. Corriere reports that some of her fellow activists have accused the woman of reporting the rape out of “spite,” because her group was withdrawn from the camp following a separate controversy.
The town of Ventimiglia, where the alleged crime occurred, has been a flashpoint in the ongoing migrant crisis. On the 30th of September around 50 migrants and 20 activists were cleared from an illegal camp there. The activists organised a protest, whereby 250 migrants conducted a “sit in” on the shoreline.
Yesterday, Osman Suliman, 20, a Sudanese asylum seeker who had been in the UK for just five months, appeared in court. He was charged with the rape of a Nottingham woman last weekend, the 26th of September, The Nottingham Post www.nottinghampost.com/Sudanese-refugee-appears-Nottingham-c.
6 Oct 2015 tgb.41.sl.pt