A US academic says she was gang-raped by an armed mob in Papua New Guinea and wants to publicise her ordeal to raise awareness about rampant violence against women in the desperately poor Pacific country.
This Ness Kerton@madnessphotography handout taken on April 20, 2013 shows a US academic who was gang-raped while conducting research on birds and the impact of climate change in a remote forest on the island of Karkar, in Papua New Guinea. The 32-year-old was walking along a bush track with her husband and a guide when nine men armed with rifles and knives ambushed them on Friday.
The attack comes barely a week after an Australian was killed and his friend sexually assaulted by a group of men.
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