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    • Haim R
    • 06.01.11 | 14:33 (IST)

    You must understand that coercion can be subtle and, like other crimes, hard to prove without witnesses and hard evidence. So let's say a woman sits where she wants and several men around her make violent verbal threats under their breaths or push her around as the bus sways over bumps. If all deny any wrongdoing when the police investigate, it will be her word against all of theirs. Multiply this by 20 times a week. Not an easy case to win in an already overcrowded legal system.

    from the article: High Court: Gender segregation legal on Israeli buses - but only with passenger consent
    First published 11:25 06.01.11 | Last updated 11:25 06.01.11
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