Japanese citizen sentenced to caning for rape in Singapore

Last Updated on July 6, 2024 9:54 am

A Singaporean court has sentenced a Japanese man to imprisonment and caning for the ‘cruel and brutal’ rape of a university student.

In a report, BBC reported that 38-year-old Eiko Kita was the first Japanese citizen to be sentenced in a Singapore court. The court sentenced this handsome Japanese man to be guilty of raping a university student. The Japanese embassy in Singapore confirmed this information.

Meanwhile, Iko Kita, who was found guilty of rape, was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison and 20 lashes. Flogging is one of the most controversial and widely practiced forms of corporal punishment in Singapore. This sentence is mandatory in the country for crimes like vandalism, robbery and drug trafficking.

According to court documents, Keeta met the victim in 2019 in Clarke Quay, known as the night city. The victim was only 20 years old and did not even know Kita before the incident.

The victim was drunk when Kita took the student to his flat and tortured him.

According to the case details, Kita recorded the torture incident on her mobile phone and sent it to a friend.

The victim later came out of the apartment and reported the rape to the police.

Kita was arrested that day and taken into custody by the police. They found two videos of torture on Kita’s phone.

Judge Edit Abdullah described the incident as “brutal and brutal”. He said the victim was weak and drunk at the time of the incident and was not in a position to defend himself.

The judge rejected the accused’s claim that the victim was the victim’s allusion to the sexual act.

The BBC reported that Kita’s verdict was widely reported by the Japanese press. Discussions are also going on in social media. Many were shocked by the verdict of caning in modern Singapore. Others expressed joy at the verdict.

One wrote, “When allegations of sexual assault are made in Japan, the police and society step up to blame the victim and the punishment is lenient.”

Singapore says flogging helps deter violent crime. However, some rights activists say that there is no evidence for this.

In Singapore, wooden sticks are used for flogging. It is inflicted on the thigh, often leaving a permanent scar.

According to human rights organization Transformative Justice Collective, the sticks are about one and a half meters in size, and less than 1.27 centimeters in diameter.

The incident of flogging there received international attention in 1994. Michelle Fay, a 19-year-old American citizen, was given six lashes for property damage.

The then President of the United States, Bill Clinton, requested not to give that punishment. The Singaporean authorities did not completely change the type of punishment and reduced the number of floggings.

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