‘The trial was on a par with the rape, but I’m glad I testified’

Are rape trials as they currently stand a fair way to deal with the crime? Victims share their experiences of the legal system

At least a thousand people bring traffic to a standstill on Dublin's O’Connell Street during a rally in solidarity with the woman in the Belfast rape trial. Video: Kathleen Harris

The young woman was visibly shaking as she stood just a few feet in front of the three men accused of raping her.

The judge had ordered her to stand there and point to exactly who, according to her account, did what to her.

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