Female Activists Denounce Rape Murder of 34Year Hanane at Protest in

Rabat – “No to rape, terrorism, and violence,” and no to “hatred and violence” are among the slogans raised today in front of the Moroccan Parliament to denounce the rape and murder of a 34-year old woman in Mellah Rabat in June.Police found the victim, Hanane, left in a Rabat street after being violently sexually assaulted by a 56-year old rapist.Hanane died after complications from the injuries she suffered during the assault on June 11. Read Also: Moroccan Police Make Further Arrests in Rabat Rape, Murder CaseThe news of the rape case went viral after a video documenting the incident was posted online earlier this week.In response to the horrific incident, women took the decison to denounce the alarming number of rape cases in the region.Women activists held banners today, July 19, in front of the parliament, urging the government to take strict measures against perpetrators of sexual assaults against women.Bouchra Abdou,  an activist, feminist, and president of Tahadi Center was one of the women who called on the organization of the protest to condemn the rape and murder of the 34-year old.Angry over the incident, Abdou told Morocco World News that the rapist should receive the ultimate punishment for his crime .Abdou said that the crime transcended physical violence, to torture leading to death.“It is time for all those involved to shoulder their responsibility for protection,” she told MWN.She also emphasized the importance of the media in broadcasting educational programs against rape and sexual assaults.Abdou said that the education system should integrate programs to raise awareness  against violence.Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN)  announced earlier this week the arrest of the main perpetrator, who used bottles to rape the victim.The mother of the victim also said that the rapist and murderer had made holes in her daughter’s body with a screwdriver.After raping her, the suspect hit the victim in the head with a hammer.DGSN announced on Thursday, July 18, the arrest of eight more suspects involved in the crime, including the individual who filmed the video.The detained suspects are accused of not reporting the crime and not going to the victim’s aid after witnessing the incident. The incident, which is among other heinious crimes that shook Moroccan society, came after the Moroccan courts implemented  Law 103-13 on gender-based discrimination, which came into effect in September 2018.The law punishes perpetrators of rape, sexual harassment, and cyber crimes.The law gives prison sentences ranging from one to six months for perpetrators of sexual harassment in public spaces, by use of words, acts or signals of a sexual nature for sexual purposes.The law comes after widely-publicized cases of rape, harassment, and violence caused outrage among Moroccan citizens. read more

Ohio State wrestling handles Virginia 346 in home opener

Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello sizes up his opponent during a meet against Virginia on Nov. 13 at St. John Arena. OSU won 34-6.Credit: Alycea Smith | Lantern reporterIn front of a roaring crowd at St. John Arena, the Ohio State wrestling team dominated the Virginia Cavaliers in its home opener Friday night.The Buckeyes — fired up as four new banners commemorating their 2014-15 national championship were unveiled — overpowered the Cavaliers 34-6.Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello, who was featured in one of the newly unraveled banners, set the tone early with a 14-6 major decision over Nick Herrmann.Victorious in the first five matches and leading 20-0, OSU’s youth shined.Contributing six points, redshirt freshman Cody Burcher — who is making the most of his time in the lineup filling in for the injured Hunter Stieber — pinned redshirt sophomore TJ Miller in four minutes and six seconds.“I was super nervous walking out on the mat (for) the first time,” Burcher said. “I was just trying to get my cradle the whole time, but (Miller) was getting out. But whenever I got that crossface, I felt his back bend and felt it was over.”Redshirt freshmen Micah Jordan and Jake Ryan impressed, as well.Jordan dominated the opposition in a 14-5 major decision, and Ryan unseated No. 19 Andrew Atkinson with a buzzer-beating takedown.“In the third period, I went down and, (Atkinson), maybe had 50 seconds of riding time,” Ryan said. “I heard the crowd going nuts, so I hit a switch and finally got out, and it turned out well.”The crowd was electric, and the Scarlet and Gray continued to feed off them.“We like it raucous,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “People need to know that this is a very challenging, physical sport and it helps when you scream and yell. There’s no question it has an impact on the athlete.”In the most invigorating match of the night, redshirt senior Johnni DiJulius — ranked No. 5 at 133 pounds — edged No. 10 George DiCamillo, 8-7, for his third victory over DiCamillo in the past year. Trailing most of the match, DiJulius answered late in the third period with six consecutive points and enjoyed his fifth win of the year.The night was filled with thrilling victories and, consequently, Bo Jordan’s outing against Fox Baldwin nearly went unnoticed.The top-ranked 174-pound redshirt sophomore defeated the extraordinary freshman handedly, 17-2, in a tech fall.Like Jordan, OSU has remained in championship form early on in the season.“It was just great to get back on the mat,” Tom Ryan said. “The preseason was long and grueling. It’s just nice to get back into the competition and learn about our guys and how they compete.”In front of a crowd of more than 2,000, his team put forth a strong showing.The Buckeyes are next set to head to East Lansing, Michigan for the Michigan State Open on Sunday, where 31 teams, including eight from the Big Ten, are scheduled to be in attendance. read more