2012.03.09: March 9, 2012: RPCVs React to the US Navy Rape Trial

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RPCVs React to the US Navy Rape Trial

RPCVs React to the US Navy Rape Trial

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RPCVs React to the US Navy Rape Trial

Dina Fleisig Jovanovic says:

March 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

My heart goes out to you! What a travesty! You are in my prayers and lets hope that he doesn't do this to anyone else.


Sandi Alaska, Alaska Sandi says:

March 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Thanks! Sadly, another victim was scheduled to testify but was unable to. I'm a bit worried that he knows how to get away with it now…


jeff hogan says:

March 10, 2012 at 12:55 am

I am very sorry for you and embarrassed for the Navy, USA and men.

Jeff Hogan, RPCV El Salvador, 96-98


Sandi Alaska, Alaska Sandi says:

March 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Rape and sexual assaults are a repulsive reality that more women than we want to admit have lived through… Thankfully, there are still good men with diginity and we need more of them to stand up to what their fellow brothers are doing.


M says:

March 10, 2012 at 2:49 am

I am sorry this happened to you and deeply disgusted that those in the military find it more important to protect one of their own then to protect the dignity and emotional well being of those they are called to protect. Keep your head held high and know that there are those that believe you and wish you the best.


Anonymous says:

March 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I can't thank you enough for sharing this with the world. I sustained a violent sexual assault in Cairo, and have been unable to share it with the public. Save for a few friends, I have been unable to share it with anyone. It wasn't the first time it happened, and the level of shame that comes with surviving multiple incidents can be almost unbearable. Women like you give the rest of us hope that we, too, can find our voice. There was no legal justice in your case, but your story has resonated with a whole community of survivors. Thank you, for sharing your strength with all of us.


Eric Stratton III says:

March 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Well, why don't you release the court transcripts? Lay out the testimony for all to see and judge for themselves, they are public record after the trial when someone is found not guilty. Lets see what the testimony says and how the judge and attorneys on both sides acted.


Sandi Giver says:

March 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

If you go through the process to obtain the transcripts, please let us see them! We would request the transcripts but with the military we were told that since he was found not guilty that the transcripts would be destroyed. If this isn't true, I know of some very important people who would like to look this case over.


Eric Stratton III says:

March 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

You have to be kidding? They are not allowed to destroy anything from ANY court proceeding nor are they allowed to withhold ANY document that is relevant to the case. Even if you were not directly involved in the case as a defendant or plaintiff you could request a copy of the court transcript via FOIA. So, not sure who or what is telling you that information but it is incorrect and the military cannot even destroy simple records unless they have a copy somewhere in digital format never mind a court document or proceeding.


Sandi Giver says:

March 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I will pass this information along and see what happens…


E says:

March 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

Thank you for sharing your story. Your strength offers me strength and comfort. Count me as one of your silent supporters.

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