African given permission to stay in Italy on humanitarian basis brutally rapes woman
Poland calls for extradition of gang-rape suspects accused of attacking a woman as her boyfriend was forced to watch on an Italian beach
Officials has called for the extradition o four gang-rape suspects accused of attacking a Polish woman as her boyfriend was forced to watch on an Italian beach.
The gang, of which at least one was an Congolese asylum seeker, are also accused of raping a transgender Peruvian woman on the same night and have all been arrested.
Poland's deputy justice minister Patryk Jaki said the four should face a severe punishment to act 'as an example' to potential future offenders, though it is not clear yet whether Italy will give the extradition the go-ahead.
The Congolese national was arrested on a train between Milan and Pesaro a week after a woman was attacked by a group of men on Rimini beach in the country's north east.
Two brothers aged 15 and 17 and another 16-year-old have also been detained over the 'brutal and bestial' rape on the Adriatic coast.
The 26-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly raped in front of her husband who was beaten and robbed by the same group of men on the beach, police say.
Her partner, also 26, passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed, reports said.
The Poles were hospitalised with injuries after passersby saw the couple, bloodied and dazed, on the beach.