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Child’s arrested uncle raped a group and threw it off a cliff in Brazil

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Officials said the 11-year-old Brazilian child was thrown off a cliff after being raped by three teenagers and two adults, including the victim’s uncle.

The events took place Sunday in the countryside of Dourados, a municipality in Mato Grosso do Sul, a western Brazilian state bordering Paraguay and Bolivia, but were not made public until Wednesday after the arrest of the accused.

According to the civil police in Mato Grosso do Sul, which opened an investigation after the discovery of the body of a Guaraní Kiowa minor on Monday, five of the accused, all from the same community as the victim, confessed to the crime.

The defendants confessed that they forced the minor to drink alcohol and took her to a cliff near the village of Bororo, where she lived with her family.

The child’s uncle claimed that he arrived at the scene of the crime when the child was already being abused, as a result of which he passed out, and that he also participated in the rape.

“The uncle who went looking for her found her when he heard screams and instead of stopping the rape, he decided to engage in the violence,” said Civilian Police Commissioner in charge of the investigation, Erasmo Cubas.

The uncle also admitted that he had repeatedly raped his niece.

The recognized killers added that after the gang rape, they threw the girl off the top of a cliff about 20 meters high, as the girl screamed desperately after regaining consciousness and threatened to report everything that happened to her superiors. village.

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“We found the body after the village leaders warned us about his disappearance. They pointed out to us the teenagers who were originally with the girl in the village and forced her to drink alcohol, and with their help we were able to identify all the people involved, “Kubas said.

According to the commissioner, the five detainees will be formally charged with committing double murder with the aim of committing femicide and attempting to cover up another crime, as well as raping a minor.

The Guarani Kiowa are the second largest indigenous people in Brazil, with about 50,000 people living in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and are one of the ethnic groups most affected by the loss of their ancestral territories.

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EU close to compromise on lifting partial blockade of Kaliningrad – columnist

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Freight traffic through Lithuania to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad could resume within a few days. The information was disclosed to Reuters two sources familiar with the case say European authorities are seeking an understanding with Lithuania to resolve the dispute with Russia.

Since June 17, Lithuanian authorities have partially blocked the delivery of goods to the enclave, which mainly uses Lithuanian rail and road networks to transport goods.

The measure, justified by the fourth package of EU sanctions against Russia, affected the industrial sector, including the transportation of coal, metals and building materials, and became hotbed of tension with the Kremlin.

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Russian leadership accuses Lithuania of “unprecedented” measures what kind constitute a “violation of international law”. The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, guarantees that it does not apply any individual sanctions against Moscow, explaining this by the fact that it only implements the measures prescribed by Brussels.

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According to Reuters sources, who wished to remain anonymous, negotiations are underway to free the territory from sanctions. One of them says that despite the West’s willingness to continue to support Ukraine, it is proving difficult to maintain restrictive sanctions.

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Kyiv is negotiating with Moscow on the release of foreign fighters – News

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Moscow is holding captive “thousands” of Ukrainians and “military personnel from all over the world who have volunteered” to defend Ukraine, Zelensky reminded in statements to the US television channel NBC.

The head of the Ukrainian state thanked for the support of volunteer fighters, whom he considers “heroes”, and confirmed that negotiations are underway to release those who were captured.

“Everyone understands that the war in Ukraine today is here on this earth, but tomorrow it can happen anywhere in Europe, and the “day after tomorrow” can happen in the United States,” the Ukrainian president said.

Thus, he added, “it would be absolutely fair to say that the war in Ukraine is already a war in Europe and the United States, only – territorially – it is happening here.”

Zelenskiy’s announcement came on the same day that the defense of British citizen Sean Pinner, who was sentenced to death in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, announced that he had appealed the sentence.

Pinner, 48, was sentenced to death on June 9, along with fellow Briton Aiden Aislin, 28, and Moroccan citizen Braquim Saadoun, after being found guilty of participating in hostilities “as mercenaries” in support of Ukrainian forces.

Two Britons were captured by Russian forces during Moscow’s siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on the Sea of ​​Azov, Brakim Saadoun was taken prisoner in March.

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Turkey lifts veto on Swedish and Finnish membership in NATO

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Turkey lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden joining NATO on Tuesday.

The leaders of the three countries met on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that Turkey has lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden joining the Atlantic Alliance after signing a memorandum that “answers Ankara’s concerns.”

“We have completed a very constructive meeting with the President [da Turquia, Recep Tayyip] Erdogan or President [da Finlândia, Sauli] Niinistö and the Prime Minister [da Suécia, Magdalena] Andersson, and I am pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement that paves the way for Sweden and Finland to join NATO,” Stoltenberg said.

The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) spoke at a press conference at the Exhibition Park of Madrid, in the northeast of the Spanish capital, where the summit of the leaders of the North Atlantic Alliance is taking place.

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Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO on May 18 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine ended the historic policy of neutrality.

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