Crime Victims' Rights

Man ‘fled’ to Turkey following NYC assault conviction: suit

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A man known for dating a top Ukrainian model was convicted of brutally beating another woman he met at a Manhattan bar three years ago — but then fled the US for Turkey before he could be sentenced, new court papers allege. Now, the victim is suing in Manhattan Supreme Court in an effort to bring him to justice. Norwegian architect Amanda Kjaervik filed the suit Saturday against Baran Gunes — who hails from Turkey and made headlines last year when his GQ model girlfriend was also bashed at a nightclub in his homeland. Kjaervik — who is now 29 ...

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Is Submitting a False Statement to the FISA Court a “Victimless” Crime?

The general issue of who qualifies as a "victim" under the CVRA is a foundational question for protecting "victim's" rights and thus is extremely important to the crime victims' movement. Along with victims' rights attorney James Marsh, I have filed an amicus brief in support of Dr. Page's position that he is a "victim" under the Act. My brief on behalf of the National Crime Victims Law Institute, the National Organization for Victim Assistance, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and other leading crime victims' rights organizations explains why Dr. Page's ...

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