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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

VICTIM: Woman Reveals Intimate Details Of Rape Minutes After It


A 27-year-old rape victim has shared intimate details of her alleged sexual assault on social media just moments after the attack.
Amber Amour, 27, was in Cape Town, South Africa, promoting her “Stop Rape. Educate” campaign in November last year, when she was raped by a man. At least she said so and even shared the ordeal with thousands of her Instagram followers.

According to Amour, she was attacked by a man named Shakir in a shower at a local hostel. In a series of disturbing posts, the
woman not only described the assault but also attached pictures, one on the way to the hospital and one of her on a hospital bed with a so-called ‘rape kit’ .

Commenting on her  actions Amber said: “I immediately knew that I couldn’t keep what had happened a secret. Here I was, telling survivors every single day that they should speak up… I knew I had to practise what I preached. So the first thing I did was take a picture and write a post, describing what had happened.”

“Opening up about rape or sexual assault isn’t as scary as you think. That’s the thing – there are so many more survivors out there than you would imagine, and chances are, the person you’re telling may have a similar story or might know someone else who has one,” she added.

Six weeks later, Amber still remains in South Africa where the police investigation is still ongoing. She says the man who raped her was arrested but has been released on bail and the case will continue on March 29.