DRENAS, Kosovo — In February, a local news website in Kosovo published a shocking story: A teenage girl had allegedly been raped and abused for two years, first by a teacher and then by a local police officer, who forced her to have an abortion after she became pregnant.
In a Balkan region where gender-based violence has been a rampant problem, the girl’s tragic tale struck a nerve. Hundreds of people, mostly women, took to the streets in support of the teenager, chanting slogans against the police and judiciary, accusing them of failing to protect the rights of women, as well as their bodies.
“Shame!” and “Rapists to jail,” the protesters chanted in February outside the Kosovo Police Headquarters in the capital, Pristina. They carried signs that read in Albanian, “We have courts, prosecution, police, intelligence, but we don’t have security!” and “Who’s the next victim?”
Now the case has shaken the political leadership, forced a public discussion about the second-class status of women and exposed the shortcomings of Kosovo’s new state institutions.
In Parliament, lawmakers demanded a thorough investigation. President Hashim Thaci, who appoints the country’s judges and prosecutors, said in an interview that it was a “sad case” and promised justice. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj launched an investigation into police misconduct.
“The perpetrators of this tragedy will be punished,” Mr. Haradinaj said in an interview.
Usually, domestic issues are secondary in Kosovo, a predominantly ethnic Albanian region that declared independence from Serbia in 2008. NATO troops still maintain a tense peace in the region, and most of Kosovo’s political leaders are former guerrilla fighters whose primary focus is winning global recognition of statehood amid persistent tensions with Serbia (which still doesn’t recognize Kosovo’s sovereignty).
But the rape case may be an exception.
“It was kind of a #MeToo moment in Kosovo,” said Mimoza Kusari-Lila, an opposition member of the Parliament and the leader of the center-left Alternativa party.
The European Union has led a civilian effort to build up Kosovo’s police, courts and judiciary, struggling to keep them free of interference amid complaints of political meddling. Laws exist to prosecute and punish gender-based violence, but women’s rights activists say they are rarely enforced.
“I believe that this is only the tip of the iceberg in a society where women are treated mostly as objects,” Mrs. Kusari-Lila said in an interview.
In an interview with The New York Times, the teenager recounted her experience. But fearing reprisals, she agreed to speak only on condition of anonymity.
She was a high school sophomore and star athlete when she said a teacher lured her into a sexual relationship on a promise of marriage. When she found out he was married with children, she walked into a local police station and reported him for abuse.
She was 16 years old and unaware that her horrific ordeal had just begun. At the station, she answered questions for nearly seven hours in the presence of a female officer. Then a male officer drove her home. There, he demanded her phone number and would not let her out of the car until she handed him her cellphone, she said.
“He went through my photos and said: ‘I can see now why the teacher was after you,’ ” she said.
The officer returned repeatedly to her house, threatening to tell her parents about her relationship with the teacher unless she agreed to date him, she said.
“I had to do it. I was so afraid,” she said. In the fall of 2017, he assaulted her the first time, she said. Then, she said, he kept calling and texting her, showing up at her home and taking her to a local motel, raping her three to four times a week throughout 2018.
“He created this relationship the way he wanted it because after the first time, he had told me he’d kill me if I refuse to go out when he called me,” she said. When she became pregnant, she said, he drove her to Pristina in January and forced her to have an abortion. A gynecologist performed the procedure “against my will,” she said.
In February, Insajderi, the local news website, published her story and prosecutors launched an investigation. Police arrested the teacher, the police officer and the gynecologist. But it can take up to two and a half years before prosecutors decide on whether to file charges. Kosovo law prohibits the publication of suspects’ names until an investigation is completed and prosecutors have presented an indictment.
For now, the teacher and the police officer remain in custody, according to Laureta Ulaj, a spokeswoman for Kosovo Basic Prosecution in Pristina. The gynecologist is suspended from his job at a public hospital and must report to a police station weekly, according to his lawyer, Haxhi Millaku.
The police officer’s lawyer, Bekim Kafexholli, said his client denied the teenager’s accusations. “There is no truth to it, no facts to what she said,” Mr. Kafexholli said. “I cannot say anything more until the prosecutors present an indictment,” he added.
Mr. Millaku, the lawyer for the gynecologist, said the doctor had been implicated in the case only because of an “administrative error.” He had failed to renew his medical license when it expired at the end of 2018, the lawyer said.
The abortion on the teenager was performed in mid-January, the lawyer said, “professionally, ethically and according to Kosovo law.” He added that the teenager had affirmed at the time that the decision to abort was her own, taken without undue pressure.
No representative of the teacher could be reached for comment, but he has been quoted in the local news media as denying the accusations against him.
“I want them to get the highest punishment because they destroyed me,” the teenager said, blankly staring at a gold-plated trophy she had received for sports.
Now 18, she said she wants to testify in court, though she remains fearful of her abusers and worries about how she will be judged in a society where victims of sexual violence are often blamed and shamed. Sitting inside the cramped apartment where she lives with her parents and older brother, she said she had considered suicide.
She hasn’t received any counseling and hasn’t seen a doctor since her abortion, she said. Her parents told her to drop out of school just months before she was to become the first family member to graduate from high school.
Luljeta Aliu, a women’s rights activist, said the teenager’s case had resonated on multiple levels for women in Kosovo, saying it reflected “poverty, lack of education and employment prospects, patriarchic mentality often linked to violence, a failing state and a justice system that discriminates against women.”
“It’s difficult for women in Kosovo to live,” she added. “The state has neglected them because they have to deal with issues of war.”
Domestic violence is an ingrained problem in Kosovo, as are rape and sexual assault, according to data from the state prosecutor’s office. While reporting rates are rising, officials say that only a fraction of violent acts against women are registered with the authorities and fewer still get prosecuted.
“As a society, we need to recognize that we have a problem,” said Korab Sejdiu, a lawyer and member of Parliament. Like in the rest of the Balkan region, “it’s a very patriarchal, a very male-dominated society,” he said.
The teenager’s family cannot afford a lawyer, and for now, she only has a victims’ advocate from the state prosecutor’s office to represent her.
“I am suspicious that things can go wrong because the police officer has a very important position and that can have an impact on the case,” she said.B:
第095期管家婆彩图“【道】【盟】【的】【事】【情】【我】【暂】【时】【不】【想】【参】【与】！”【楚】【河】【摇】【摇】【头】【道】，【意】【兴】【阑】【珊】。【他】【只】【想】【更】【多】【的】【掌】【握】【灵】【界】【的】【线】【索】。 “【不】【想】【参】【与】！【道】【盟】【才】【刚】【刚】【组】【建】【不】【久】，【如】【果】【你】【加】【入】【进】【去】，【就】【会】【是】【元】【老】【耆】【宿】！”【路】【雨】【有】【点】【鄙】【夷】【地】【看】【着】【楚】【河】。 “【以】【后】【叫】【主】【人】，【不】【要】【用】【这】【种】【眼】【神】【看】【着】【你】【的】【主】【人】，【不】【然】【会】【得】【到】【惩】【罚】！”【楚】【河】【面】【无】【表】【情】【地】【道】。 “【喵】？！”【路】
【燕】【云】【同】【自】【幼】【习】【武】，【擅】【武】【不】【擅】【文】。 【幽】【州】【地】【界】，【文】【风】【不】【盛】，【少】【有】【诗】【会】。 【他】【虽】【然】【穿】【着】【书】【生】【长】【袍】，【却】【显】【得】【格】【格】【不】【入】。 【旁】【人】【一】【看】【他】【的】【模】【样】，【就】【知】【道】【他】【不】【是】【个】【读】【书】【人】，【纯】【粹】【是】【来】【打】【酱】【油】【混】【脸】【熟】，【试】【图】【走】【捷】【径】。 【燕】【云】【同】：“……” 【他】【走】【个】【屁】【得】【捷】【径】。 【此】【刻】，【他】【是】【浑】【身】【不】【自】【在】。 【诗】【会】，【就】【不】【是】【他】【该】【来】【的】【地】【方】
【孙】【悟】【空】【的】【神】【魂】【在】【一】【个】【广】【袤】【的】【图】【腾】【世】【界】【翱】【翔】。 【这】【是】【一】【个】【完】【美】【的】【世】【界】，【高】【山】、【峡】【谷】，【无】【边】【无】【际】【的】【海】【洋】、【苍】【茫】【浩】【大】【的】【土】【地】。 【在】【这】【看】【不】【到】【边】【际】【的】【世】【界】【里】，【他】【就】【如】【沧】【海】【一】【鳞】，【微】【不】【足】【道】。 【但】【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【一】【切】，【都】【是】【图】【腾】【所】【化】。 【图】【腾】，【是】【一】【种】【文】【字】，【可】【以】【造】【化】【万】【物】。 【它】【造】【化】【的】【世】【界】，【正】【是】【鸿】【蒙】【世】【界】【的】【倒】【影】。
【这】【两】【天】【在】【忙】【毕】【业】【论】【文】【的】【开】【题】，【扒】【光】【头】【发】【的】【那】【种】【忙】，【满】【脑】【子】【都】【是】【光】【子】【晶】【体】，【恨】【不】【得】【让】【江】【枫】【现】【在】【就】【回】【去】【写】【毕】【业】【论】【文】。 【原】【本】【上】【个】【学】【期】【就】【找】【好】【的】【毕】【业】【论】【文】【指】【导】【老】【师】，【因】【为】【我】【起】【晚】【了】【没】【了】。（【睡】【懒】【觉】【的】【下】【场】！！！） 【现】【在】【我】【要】【开】【始】【在】【图】【书】【馆】【大】【海】【捞】【针】【寻】【找】【一】【个】【虽】【然】【没】【学】【过】【但】【看】【起】【来】【能】【写】【的】【毕】【业】【论】【文】【的】【题】【目】。 【更】【新】【明】【日】【补】第095期管家婆彩图【江】【琛】【觉】【得】【这】【辈】【子】【他】【做】【过】【的】【最】【后】【悔】【的】【事】【情】，【就】【是】【把】【江】【慕】【卿】【生】【了】【出】【来】。 【花】【眠】【身】【材】【娇】【小】，【骨】【架】【也】【纤】【细】。【生】【小】【包】【子】【的】【时】【候】【没】【少】【受】【苦】。【江】【琛】【守】【在】【病】【房】【外】【面】，【几】【乎】【就】【要】【忍】【不】【住】【冲】【进】【去】【让】【人】【家】【不】【要】【生】【了】。 【医】【生】【一】【推】【门】【出】【来】，【江】【琛】【快】【步】【上】【去】，【语】【气】【十】【分】【坚】【定】：“【保】【大】！” “。。” 【一】【句】【话】【把】【医】【生】【含】【在】【嘴】【里】【的】“【恭】【喜】”【吞】
【古】【老】【的】【英】【国】【曾】【经】【有】【这】【样】【一】【个】【传】【说】，【它】【就】【像】【是】【西】【方】【的】【定】【海】【神】【珍】，【一】【柄】【象】【征】【着】【上】【天】【赋】【予】【的】【神】【权】【之】【剑】【插】【在】【修】【道】【院】【的】【四】【方】【坚】【石】【上】，【能】【将】【它】【拔】【起】【的】【人】【即】【为】【大】【不】【列】【颠】【这】【片】【土】【地】【的】【国】【王】， 【然】【而】【在】【漫】【长】【的】【时】【间】【里】，【却】【始】【终】【无】【人】【做】【到】。 【直】【到】【那】【位】【骑】【士】【王】【的】【诞】【生】，【才】【拔】【起】【这】【柄】【在】【在】【英】【国】【几】【乎】【家】【喻】【户】【晓】【的】 The Sword
【这】【本】【书】【写】【到】【这】【里】【就】【结】【束】【了】。 【因】【为】【一】【些】【感】【情】【戏】【被】【删】，【中】【间】【几】【度】【想】【要】【放】【弃】，【但】【为】【了】【不】【至】【于】【烂】【尾】【和】【给】【大】【家】【一】【个】【交】【代】，【还】【是】【石】【更】【着】【头】【皮】【给】【了】【大】【家】【一】【个】【结】【结】【局】。 【可】【能】【有】【部】【分】【内】【容】，【大】【家】【链】【接】【不】【上】，【但】【那】【都】【是】【删】【掉】【了】，【一】【些】【戏】【份】【也】【被】【强】【制】【更】【改】！ 【男】【主】【和】【女】【主】【的】【感】【情】： 【关】【于】【叶】【清】【逸】【和】【蓝】【雪】【茹】，【他】【们】【之】【间】【的】【感】【情】【太】【过】【美】【好】