MSPs are to ask Justice Minister Jim Wallace to consider granting anonymity to men accused of rape. It follows a petition from the Glasgow-based UK Men’s Movement which said it was unfair in rape trials for the accuser to be given anonymity, but not the accused. A plea for stricter sentences to be imposed on women found to be making false allegations was rejected, as was a register of such women. The petition was submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions committee on Tuesday.
Scotland’s Minister to hear rape plea
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