Originally Posted by Muslim Woman
Probably those rapists are really above the law. There is a double standard in rape cases, especially in third world countries. If the rapists are ordinary people, police take action quickly, but if the rapists are coming from important families?. Police can be afraid too.
There was a rape case in Indonesia that now still discussed by people although this case happened in 1970!. It's known as "Sum Kuning (Yellow Sum) case".
Sept 18, 1970, a 18 years old egg seller from low class family named Sumarijem (Sum) was waiting for the bus on a street in Yogyakarta. Then a group of men in a car came and kidnapped her. She was raped then left on the street.
Sum was hospitalized. Then after her health was better she reported her rape case to police. But instead of accept her report, police arrested Sum for "giving a false information"
Sum was detained and brought to the court which prosecutor sued her with cage punishment. But the judge freed her because there's no proof that she gave false information. This case started to be hot topic among Indonesian people.
Meanwhile the Indonesian head of police, general Hoegeng, who was known as "Mister Clean and Honest" saw something odd in this case. He ordered his men to re-investigate this case and called some important persons in Yogyakarta that their sons were suspected as the rapists in this case.
But "The Palace" in Jakarta made an intervension. They even ordered Kopkamtib institution to investigate this case. It cause a question among people because Kopkamtib was an institution that only for extra ordinary political case that endanger national security, not be for criminal case.
The result?. Who were the rapists still mysterious, the case closed by president, and general Hoegeng got retired prematurely.
But maybe Sum was luckier than Liz. When she was hospitalized she meet a young man who sympathy to her and then became her husband.