Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wife-beaters in Georgia

Amnesty International complains:
Tens of Thousands of Women in Georgia Suffer Domestic Violence While Perpetrators Go Unpunished, Says Amnesty International
Progress Rests on Implementation of New Legislation, Group Says

(New York) -- Tens of thousands of women in Georgia are hit, beaten, raped and in some cases even killed by their husbands or partners, while perpetrators usually go unpunished, Amnesty International said in a new report today. The group says that the recent adoption of legislation on domestic violence is an important step forward, but that authorities must exercise strong political will to bring change.

"Women in Georgia suffer incredible violence in their own homes, violence that persists due to widespread impunity," said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA). "It's the government's responsibility to end this scourge. There are signs of progress, but we'll be watching closely."

The 28-page report, Georgia: Thousands suffering in silence: Violence against women in the family, outlines:

* the widespread impunity of perpetrators of domestic violence in Georgia; ...
I thought that the Amnesty International folks had gone nuts until I figured out that they are talking about some country in Asia, not Atlanta. American women are treated the best in the world. Not even Amnesty International could complain about treatment of American women.

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