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The Guardian: Victim of US Military Sexual Assault ‘Scared’ After Conviction Overturned

Karen McVeigh reports for The Guardian on Protect Our Defenders President Nancy Parrish:

At a press conference on Tuesday, Nancy Parrish, president of POD, said: “The culture of victim blaming while failing to punish the perpetrator must end … General Franklin’s decision was contrary to the recommendations of his legal adviser. His refusal to explain his actions sends a strong message: the victim is a liar, the judge was wrong, the prosecutors unethical, and the jury [selected by Franklin] incompetent.”

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