I wonder what Victor's take on this is? I mean I'm presume that this state is following the liberal democratic secularist recipe for preventing this kind of thing he's posted about before.
For my part I'm, unfortunately, not surprised. I've known about some equally bad things happening among certain populations in Northern Ireland and not much in the way of satisfaction being forth coming for the victims or their families from the authorities response or legal redress. I've maybe becoming jaded or despairing of any kind of positive change.
I'd like to live in a world were anyone behaving like this couldnt live with themselves. The dehumanisation of another involved is just gut wrenching.
I've also known a tendency for collective denial about things as terrible as this, identifying with the aggressors etc.
There's been some bullying cases in the UK which were as serious, they did not have the rape component that this case had but a fictionalised TV account of one of them was criticised for being "too worrying" after it was broadcast.