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The fate of the building (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), located in the northern Austrian town of Amstetten, was uncertain since Josef Fritzl’s crimes were discovered, it has now been decided. (more…)

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Guilty to incest, “partially” guilty to rape, but not guilty to murder or enslavement, that is what Josef Fritzl, accused of imprisoning his daughter and fathering her children, pleaded when his trial opened. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Joseph Fritzl will go on trial on 16 March, has announced a court in Austria. He is accused of keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years and fathering seven children by her. (more…)

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In Austria, Elisabeth Fritzl has begun being questioned by legal authorities.

She has recently been freed from the cellar in which her father, Josef, kept her captive for 24 years.

The prosecutor’s office said that a doctor was involved in the questioning, in order to determine how one of the seven babies that she was forced to bear by her father had died. (more…)

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Suspected of war crimes for his role during World War II, a Croation man has said himself ready to face justice, as his conscience is clear. (more…)

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Italian authorities say that on Friday a woman has been discovered after being kept in a locked room in her family’s home for 18 years. Italians are pondering the similarities with the widely publicized abuse cases that have shaken Austria in recent years. (more…)

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Austria will adopt tougher laws on sex crimes, following the case of Joseph Fritzl (photo, from Le Figaro), said the country’s chancellor. (more…)

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