New evidence weighs Brazilian soccer star Robinho on appeal

Ahen the world of football collapsed around him, Robinho went on the attack – and got popped. “Unfortunately there are these feminist movements out there. Many of them are, to put it in good Portuguese, not even women, ”the 36-year-old attacked his critics in an exclusive interview with the Internet portal UOL Esporte. Before he was surrounded by lawyers on the defensive.

Robson de Souza, married, three children: he has been doing magic on the lawn for 18 years and immortalized himself with 100 missions in the Selecao. But in 2013 the striker with the rascal smile was accused of gang rape of a young Albanian woman in a back room of the Sio Cafe disco in Milan during his time at AC Milan, and in 2017 he was sentenced to nine years in prison in the first instance. New details from WhatsApp messages and telephone recordings of those involved are now an additional burden on Robinho before the upcoming appointment process.

Late on Friday evening, the idol of FC Santos, who escaped a charge of sexual harassment with only one payment at Manchester City in 2009, wanted to justify itself against the alleged dirt campaign. But Robinho avoided all uncomfortable questions in a narrow office, flanked by three legal advisors and two high-ranking Santos officials.

“I know what I did with your approval,” he justified himself in a black outfit, his crew always in view. And his lawyer Marisa Alija Ramos promised that there would be new evidence of his innocence and complained that the recordings had not been correctly translated.

Santos only opened the door to the “prodigal son” on October 10, and his contract with the Turkish champions Basaksehir FK from Istanbul had not been extended. A controversial decision – even before the new details were published. And Santos had to row back on Friday under pressure from sponsors. “If I’m a burden, I go better,” said Robinho, the club announced a temporary suspension of the contract “by mutual agreement”.

The disaster was foreseeable right from the start: But when the wave of outrage built up in the social networks, Santos reacted wait and see on Wednesday: “Unfortunately we live in a time (…) of Internet courts of justice, of hasty but also final judgments “, It said in a statement. A few hours later, the first sponsor jumped out.

On Friday, the sports portal GE, which belongs to the Globo Group, then published the telephone recordings of those involved. In the accessible court transcripts it reads as if Robinho saw no rape in oral sex with a falling drunk, as if merely watching friends have group sex with a single woman would not be complicity.

“I’m shocked. These are things that nobody knew before, ”said Ze Roberto when the former Leverkusen and Munich resident got wind of the WhatsApp messages in which Robinho and his friends glorify their manhood and make fun of their“ jokes ”.

Sponsors plus suppliers therefore threatened to jump in unison. A sixth of the budget was at stake, especially since there were also slumps in fan membership. Robinho with the symbolic monthly salary of 1500 real (about 230 euros), but bonus payments of 300,000 real (about 45,000 euros) after ten and again 25 missions within five months was no longer acceptable.

“I regret having cheated on my wife”, he only regretted during the “interrogation”. Not more. For now. Because from December 10th, the Court of Appeal in Milan will start its work. And Santos can now devote himself to his true idol Pele and his 80th birthday on Friday.


Convicted of systematically raping his daughter shortly after birth

A 43-year-old German was sentenced today to 12 years in prison and indefinite security custody after serving his sentence for systematically raping his daughter shortly after birth, recording the images of his crimes and disseminating them on pedophile forums on the internet. Jörg L. is also considered a key figure in Bergisch Gladbach’s so-called abuse network, a gigantic international network of pedophiles on the internet to which the authorities have given the name of the city where the already convicted man resided. This would be made up of more than 30,000 suspects around the world, of which more than 200 have already been identified in Germany. The cook and hospitality employee was accused by the prosecution of 79 cases of serious sexual abuse and rape of minors. Jörg L. testified voluntarily in court, but in closed session at the express wish of the lawyer representing his daughter’s interests. The lawyer who wanted to protect the little girl, now three and a half years old. The convict took advantage of his wife’s absences from home to commit the abuses.

The prosecution had requested a sentence of 13 and a half years in prison and subsequent indefinite security custody, request to which the private prosecution had joined. The defendant’s defense did not define the jail sentence, but asked that custody not be applied to him, a demand that the court did not attend. Indefinite security custody is a form of extraordinary confinement contemplated by German law for those who have served their sentence, but are considered a danger to society. Those who receive this additional punishment, usually sex offenders, are rarely released again. During the process, the prosecution assured that Jörg L. planned the rape of his daughter the day after she was born. That day he exchanged messages in a pedophile chat in which they debated how to better accustom the little girl to abuse. During the search of his home in the fall of 2019, the police found numerous child pornographic material accumulated by the defendant on a computer and several external memories.

Subsequent research revealed that Jörg L. I had been exchanging messages and visiting online pedophile forums for at least 20 years and that his activity had increased appreciably shortly before his arrest. “I had a great interest in exchanging experiences with other men who abuse their minor children,” said one of the officers in charge of the case in court. The prosecution emphasized in this regard that those responsible for the investigation had viewed “horrifying” videos and photographs of abuses committed with minors. In this sense, they pointed out that Jörg L. spread the images of his abuse that he took with a smartphone shortly after committing them, sometimes when he changed his daughter’s diapers on top of a baby dresser. Jörg L. is not the first convict of Bergisch Gladbach’s plot. Two other men belonging to the same network of pedophiles are already serving sentences of thirteen and a half years and fourteen and a half years in prison for similar crimes and will also later be subjected to indefinite security custody. Another seven are in pretrial detention awaiting trial in Germany and more than 200 are currently under investigation once their identities have been found.


«Sister», tristes sœurs – Culture / Next

In an unnamed Bulgarian village backing onto clay deposits, a clan of three women (one mother, two sisters) makes a living by selling terracotta figurines to tourists on the side of the highway. The youngest teenage girl, Rayna, a real plague and a false badass, is constantly churning out lies bigger than herself to whoever wants to listen to them. The one less excusable than the others triggers a death crisis between the two sisters. In a sad city, an empty hospital, a car wreck, Svetla Tsotsorkova frames the twig-presence of the enfant terrible and the massive body of a garage mechanic, a rough bear but the only one who can redeem her sister’s affection for her. Innocence does not dissolve in the mud seems to mean the filmmaker by filming the alliance of these two wandering bodies, sworn enemies who end up taking care of each other after tearing each other apart. But the film that she composes for her characters is a dead end. Ugly relationships, stiffness of the point of view, glaucous social snapshot where women are whores and men thick bullies (thugs, drunkard, rapist), bitterness inherited. No beauty, so little love to cleanse your eyes: Sister has a tooth so hard that he can’t manage to love us, and we give him back.

Sandra Onana

Sister of Svetla Tsotsorkova avec Monika Naydenova, Svetlana Yancheva, Elena Zamyarkova … 1 h 37.


Investigation delayed – police officers suspended after gang rape

In September, a young woman was brutally raped in northern India. She died from her injuries. The case now has consequences for several police officers. They have delayed the investigation, it is said.

Five senior police officers were suspended from duty in northern India after a 19-year-old was brutally raped. The chief of police of the Hathras district and four other officers had been released for dealing with the case, said the head of government of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, on Friday evening. Critics accuse the police officers of delaying the rape investigation for a long time.

In the village of Bool Garhi, the 19-year-old was so brutally raped by four men in mid-September that she died on Tuesday in a hospital in New Delhi. The young woman belonged to the lowest Dalit caste. In the past, members of this group in India were called the “untouchables”, many Hindus still consider them to be “impure”. Although the caste system has officially been abolished, many still consider it important. In India’s patriarchal society, Dalit women therefore often suffer double discrimination.

Investigator causes outrage

Four suspects between the ages of 20 and 30 have since been arrested. According to a newspaper report, one of them is the son of a wealthy landowner family who repeatedly harasses women.

Local police are said to have dragged the investigation for days. According to her family’s complaint, the young woman was found lying in a pool of blood and completely paralyzed after the rape and was first taken to a hospital in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. As her condition worsened, she was transferred to New Delhi, but the doctors were unable to save her. Reports that the police had the victim’s body secretly cremated in the middle of the night without first asking permission from the family caused additional outrage.

Statements by an investigator also caused outrage on Thursday that forensic examinations had shown that the 19-year-old had not been raped. Rather, the results of various investigations “uncovered the conspiracy of those who tried to plunge the state into caste riots.”

High number of unreported cases

Adityanath announced that the suspended police officers as well as those accused of the rape and relatives of the victim would be subjected to a polygraph test.

The death of the 19-year-old sparked violent protests in India. Also on Friday evening around 500 people took to the streets in New Delhi to demand clarification. The capital’s head of government also took part in the protest. Women are not free in India, even if the country is independent, said the participant Sanskriti of the news agency AFP.

In 2012, a particularly brutal rape case of a student on a bus in the capital showed that the country has a fundamental rape problem. According to official figures, a woman or a girl is raped every 15 minutes – and by no means all cases are recorded. Many Indian women are silent about it. Only particularly brutal cases make headlines in the country.


Sexual violence at school: protection concepts are needed

Groping, sex images and assaults are part of everyday life for many children and young people. A digital conference is looking for ways to change that.

Every year around 100,000 children and young people are victims of sexual violence Photo: Norbert Schmidt / imago

BERLIN taz | The best known cases of sexual violence in school are probably those in the Odenwald School. For decades, teachers, especially headmaster Gerold Becker, systematically abused children and adolescents in the boarding school, which is known as a flagship educational reform project. But groping, sending sex pictures and assaults up to and including rape are also found elsewhere. They are part of everyday life for many young people and children.

Studies suggest that one or two boys and girls are affected in every school class. The abuse officer Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig has long been demanding that every school, every day care center, every sports club and every organization that deals with children and young people must have a concept of protection against sexual violence. But the reality is different: According to Rörig, just one fifth of daycare centers and 16 percent of the over 30,000 schools in Germany can show such a protection concept.

Every year around 100,000 children and young people are victims of sexual violence – in the family, at school, in church and youth cultural institutions, in sports clubs. Cases like those of Lügde, Staufen, Münster, Bergisch Gladbach are not isolated cases. “Unfortunately, the numbers are not going to decrease,” complained Rörig on Thursday at the beginning of a digital conference set up by the Ministry of Education, which is dedicated to sexual violence in schools. For two days, experts, ministry employees and the abuse officer exchange ideas.

On Wednesday, Education Minister Anja Karliczek, CDU, announced on her home page that a new program should enable “better transfer into practice”. The text on the website of the Ministry of Education (BMBF) reads bulky and vague.

Protection concepts are needed

If one believes the words of Christian Luft, State Secretary at the BMBF, the aim is to “encourage researchers to look for practical partners” in order to implement protection concepts in school facilities. Or to put it another way: Scientists can now try out their concepts in practice. Luft speaks of 5 million euros that will flow into this project.

The symposium, which runs on Thursday and Friday, will also deal with training for teachers. Many teachers still do not know how to deal with suspicions that a child may be exposed to sexual violence in their vicinity. “Society has become more sensitive to sexual violence, especially in the past months that were marked by Corona,” says Britta Ernst, Education Minister in Brandenburg and Vice President of the Conference of Ministers of Culture. The digital conference therefore comes “at the right moment”.

However, if you listen more closely to the words of the abuse officer, you suspect that none of this is enough. “Voluntariness does not lead to the protection of children and young people”, he never tires of emphasizing. And on Thursday he repeated his demand that all 16 federal states must make protection concepts against sexual violence mandatory in their school laws. But with that he bites granite in many countries.


Protests after fatal gang rape in India

New Delhi (AP) – In protest against two fatal gang rapes, people in several regions of India are protesting on the streets and in social networks. Both victims were young women from the lowest Indian caste, Dalits.

One was reportedly molested by men from a higher caste before she died of serious injuries. In India’s patriarchal society, where the caste system is still important to many people even though it has been officially abolished, Dalit women often suffer double discrimination. The police tried on Thursday in the home village of one of the victims to limit the protests. Some demonstrators put up posters calling for the perpetrators to be hung.

Both young women came from the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, which is one of the poorest. Both died on Tuesday. One is said to have been mistreated in a field in mid-September. Her tongue and spinal cord were injured, her brother told Indian media. She died two weeks later. The family accuses the police of cremating the body in the middle of the night without consent. The police denied this allegation. The state’s head of government tweeted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the rapists should be severely punished.

According to the police, the second Dalit woman was raped Tuesday night and died on the way to a hospital. She was previously kidnapped and drugged, her family told Indian media. Your child could hardly have spoken and walked after the crime, said the mother.

In the meantime, the police said they had arrested the four alleged rapists of the first woman and the two of the second woman. There should be urgent proceedings.

In 2012, a particularly brutal rape case of a student on a bus in the capital of India and the world showed that the country had a fundamental problem – a rape problem. According to official figures, a woman or a girl is raped there every 15 minutes – and not all cases are recorded. Even today, many Indian women are silent about it. Only particularly brutal cases make national headlines. In response to this, people have protested again and again in recent years, some demanding the death of perpetrators. But activists say the cause of the many rapes lies deeper – in the patriarchal society in which many women learned early on that they were worth less than their brothers.

Thousands of female fetuses are aborted every year, girls attend schools less often than boys and daughters are often a financial burden for families – they often have to pay a high dowry when they marry, although this is now officially prohibited. Activists also accuse the police and the often overloaded judicial system of not taking victims of sexual violence seriously enough – especially if they belong to a lower caste.


Franco-Japanese cook Taku Sekine committed suicide

Chief Taku Sekine took his own life on Monday, his partner said in a statement Tuesday evening. The cook, originally from Japan, a rising star of French gastronomy, was at the head of two Parisian restaurants, Dersou (XIIe) and Golden Horse (XIXe). Since this summer, he was in turmoil, accused on social networks and a site specializing in gastronomy of attempted rape. In the text posted on Tuesday, his partner Sarah Berger is indignant: “The conditions of Taku Sekine’s death are neither ordinary nor accidental. Taku Sekine ended his life, swept away by a serious depression following his public implication – on social networks and on a specialized site […] This attack on his integrity and honor was profound. “ She also states that the cook was not formally targeted by any complaint.

This summer, rumors had started to stir the world of French gastronomy. Two journalists had explained on Instagram that they no longer wanted to cover the work of a famous cook, without naming him, after having read the story, published on the same platform on 1is August, of a young woman who said she had been the victim of an attempted rape by the owner of a restaurant, in January 2019. She said she spoke with the police but that it would have turned out “Useless”. Contacted by Release on several occasions she did not respond to our requests.

«Dozens of names of chefs cited»

On September 6, the site specializing in gastronomic news Atabula published an article in which the name of Taku Sekine was mentioned. Section, “New Sunday meeting on Atabula», presents people who “Have made or will make the news” and wants “Hard-hitting and necessarily subjective”. This Wednesday, the editor of the site, Franck Pinay-Rabaroust, denies having nailed the cook to the pillory: “The name Taku Sekine did not happen by chance in our articles. Since 2014, and my first articles on violence in the kitchen, I have not stopped receiving testimonials and messages related to this subject. Dozens of names of leaders have been cited, with accusations that are sometimes flawed, sometimes precise. We were able to sort it out. […] I contacted many people, some of whom were part of Taku Sekine’s inner circle, to get as much information as possible. Each time, there was confirmation of the alleged facts.»

“Taku Sekine’s death is tragic. For his family and loved ones above all, for a whole profession that mourns the death of a young chef who embodied the new generation. The reactions are at the height of the tragedy, brutal. Unfortunately, there will be no Taku Sekine trial. We must regret it “, he wrote again.

“The music in my head”

According to Vanity Fair, Taku Sekine had “Refuted the charges against him and told us his intention to fight.” According to Sarah Berger, the cook had plunged into a “Violent depression” and “Lost sight of how he could get out of this surge”.

Taku Sekine, 39, had been trained in the kitchens of Alain Ducasse, Plaza Athénée, and Hélène Darroze, where he was sous-chef, before joining the bistronomic brand Saturne and then opening in 2014 its first bistro, Dersou. This was rewarded by the Fooding guide in 2016. One year after its opening in 2019, Cheval d’Or had in turn been crowned by the gastronomic guide. He had first studied economics and political science in Japan, which he said in an article by Release of 2017 that he had not entirely given up on becoming its president. He also said, in the kitchen, «compose[r] the dish a bit anyhow. I take the ingredients and follow the music in my head. I am not trying to respect any code ”. He leaves behind a companion and a young son.

Kim Hullot-Guiot


Kicillof launched a housing plan and gave a message for Guernica: “The solution is not to violate private property”

The governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, announced today a plan that contemplates the creation of new neighborhoods, homes and conditioning of lots with services for construction, with an investment of more than $ 190,000 million in the next three years and with the objective of solving the housing problem in the province of Buenos Aires.

It is about the Buenos Aires Plan for Land, Housing and Habitat that was announced this afternoon by the governor in La Plata, during an act he led in the Golden Hall of the Interior.

Kicillof assured that the housing problem in the province of Buenos Aires “is not a conjunctural issue but rather a structural and historical one” and stressed that “because it is so deep and complex, it was necessary to give a strong answer.”

“Today we are launching a solution process to a problem that has been going on for decades. The housing problem is not going to be solved in the coming months, but we have to start doing it gradually, because access to housing is a constitutive and permanent part of the history of the province, “he said.

However, he warned that the need for housing in the province of Buenos Aires “does not mean that progress can be made on the rights of others” and argued that taking land “is not the solution.”

The plan, which will run until 2023, includes 50,000 homes and more than 91,000 lots with services for the construction of houses throughout the provincial territory.

As detailed, it is expected to build 33,600 new homes with an investment of $ 85,000 million; the reactivation of another 9,738 that were paralyzed for about $ 9,880 million and the generation of 85,353 lots with services for $ 10,120 million.

It also provides for 507 urbanization projects in popular neighborhoods for $ 33,222 million; housing and habitat improvements for $ 11,509 million and through Procrear 6,213 homes and 5,846 lots for $ 39,776 million.

Also, the Plan contemplates the creation of a Provincial Unit of Land and Housing made up of representatives of all the ministries to speed up housing policies with all the sectors involved and establish from there urgencies and priorities.

The detail of the Plan:

-Construction of new homes: 33,600 homes ($ 85,679 million).
-Reactivation of housing works: 9,738 homes ($ 9,880 million).
-Generation of lots with services: 85,353 lots ($ 10,120 million).
-Urbanization projects in popular neighborhoods: 507 projects ($ 33,222 million)
-House and habitat improvements: 18,426 works ($ 11,509 million).
-PROCREATE in PBA: 6,213 homes + 5,846 lots ($ 39,776 million).


“Billie”, double blow of the blues

She was nicknamed a unique Billie, and for posterity she became Lady Day. The one whose baptismal name Eleanora Harris Fagan will have marked with her voice the XXe century. A career all the more prodigious as it was interrupted by periods of incarceration and stopped dead on July 17, 1959, just a few months after the death of what was undoubtedly her best friend, saxophonist Lester Young. The singer was then 44 years old, but to review the final images of her on stage, which conclude this film soberly titled Billie, she seemed much more. Weakened, emaciated, by a life of excess that would make most of the bad girls current for nice communicants. Raised roughly, she had to endure rape as a child, the influence of a ferocious mother, the regular beating of pimp lovers, the relentlessness of the FBI and the prevailing racism which in particular forced Benny Goodman to separate from her husband. ‘she. That’s a lot for one woman, no matter how strong she is. And, as this documentary concludes, the highest paid black artist of the time will end up ruined, with $ 750 in his pocket. All of those things the fan has known for ages are present here, as they already were in the 1972 biopic. Lady Sings the Blues (based on her autobiography, to say the least subjective) where she is played by Diana Ross.


If the songs of Billie Holiday were often summoned to the cinema to evoke America in black and white – starting with Strange Fruits, whose words denounce the lynchings organized by the “Valiant South” -, rarer are the documentaries devoted to the one through which we could read “All the beauty and all the misery in the world”, according to her friend, singer Sylvia Syms. This testimony is the first in a long series of interviews conducted by journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl from 1970 onwards, which form the basis of this documentary by James Erskine. The director was able to restore some of these some two hundred hours of unpublished tapes that should have been the matrix of a biography on the singer, never written despite eight years of relentless investigation: we hear anecdotes delivered by friends of childhood as one of his pimps, and especially the memories of certain musicians (Tony Bennett, still unknown, serves him a gin, the drummer Jo Jones leads a regular attack against the producer John Hammond, accused of racism …), who boils to the end compose a portrait as touching of the artist as it is striking of the time. To this raw material, James Erskine assistant radio interviews of Billie, archival images colorized or not, period photos and some more contemporary sequences.


Less classic for a documentary, there is also the desire to carry out a double portrait: we find there the tragic fate of Billie Holiday but also in the background that which is just as much of Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who would have been committed suicide on February 6, 1978 just after seeing Count Basie, with whom she had formed a close relationship over the course of her interviews. The traces of life of the latter – testimonies of her family, archive images… -, authentic fan who wanted “Show who Lady Day really was, without any sentimentality”, thus fit into the narration without breaking its continuity. Better, this “little” story in history allows, in subtle punctuations, to escape the simple chronological narrative, which too often flattens the monographs. It is all the originality of this documentary, scripted like an investigation which illuminates the dark side of America.

Jacques Denis

Billie of James Erskine (1 h 32).