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Spanish parliament passes landmark law classifying all sexual assault as rape

Published 27 May 2022, 10:27 am

Spain's lower house passed a bill the qualifies all non-consensual sexual sex as rape. The bill is a response in part to a 2016 case where five men accused with rape where given the 'lesser' charge of sexual assault. A 2019 appeal in the Supreme Court saw the initial charge of gang rape re-instated after mass protests across the country.

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