Is government right to drop rape anonymity pledge?
Plans to grant pre-charge anonymity to men accused of rape have been dropped after protests from MPs on all sides. Is this the right decision?
The coalition government originally planned to grant pre and post-charge anonymity but has now dropped the plan altogether. Labour and women Tory MPs said it could send a negative signal about women who accuse men of rape.
The government will, however, put pressure on media outlets through the Press Complaints Commission not to name suspects.
Should men accused of rape be anonymous? Would anonymity send a negative signal about women who accuse men of rape? Is the coalition government right to drop the plan?
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