RSDQ 5 - RSDQ 5 Inas Syed The articles that we focused on...

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RSDQ 5 Inas Syed 2/14/17 The articles that we focused on this week were called Oil, Rape and State Crime in Nigeria by Emily Lenning and Sara Brightman and Crime on the High Seas: Crimes of Globalization and the Sinking of the Senegalese Ferry Le Joola by Dawn Rothe, Stephen Muzzatti and Christopher W. Mullins. The first reading that we talked about in class was Oil, Rape and State Crime in Nigeria. This writing was talking about the use of sexual aggression as weapon of war. The assault, murder and rape are being done by the Nigerian military. This is happening in the Niger Delta Region where there is the largest concentration of conflict between the local community, the governments, both federal and local, the large oil companies and the youth gangs (Lenning, Brightman, pg. 36). There have been accusations of at least 67 accounts of rape committed against women, some of which have been murdered as well. There have been many eyewitnesses and many confirmed rapes, with evidence such as photographs, etc., but the Nigerian government denied all allegations, and also claimed that the photos were fake. The military continued its raids into different communities, all of which were followed by more allegations of rape and murder of women. The government continued to ignore all of these accusations without further investigation into them. The corruption of the government was one of the main reasons that these brutal crimes occurred. Nigerian military forces were also in direct conflict with the government as well. The military believed that they were the ones to always
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