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Conflict Incident Report

Woman raped by taxi driver

Date of incident: 
March 13, 2017
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Two men were arrested on charges of rape, the ISF said. The incident took place when the survivor was taking a taxi from Zaitunay Bay to a southern suburb of Beirut. Rather than taking her to the intended destination, the driver and a second man in the vehicle took her to the Chouf town of Rmeileh. They stole the woman’s phone, assaulted and raped her before leaving her in nearby town of Jiyyeh. The perpetrators were apprehended separately in the Beirut’s Qoreitem and Basta areas, the state-run National News Agency reported. They have been identified as 22-year-old Lebanese nationals M.H. and T.T.

Primary category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Secondary Category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.