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Taiwan activists urge tougher sex crime laws

09-26-2010 08:43 BJT

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More than 10-thousand protesters in Taiwan have rallied in Taipei to demand tougher laws against child sex offenders. Under the banner of the "White Rose Movement", protesters presented a petition with more than 300-thousand signatures calling for tougher penalties against sex offenders.

The demonstration was initiated by netizens outraged by recent acquittals or light sentences handed down to convicted child molesters. Judges have defended some of the sentences, saying victims were consensual partners to their alleged abusers. The "White Rose Movement" is urging an overhaul of the judicial system, as well as laws to provide better protection to children and people with disabilities.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV

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