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York PhD student convicted of sexual assault has strong 'if not decisive' grounds of appeal, Ontario judge says

An Ontario Court justice says a York University graduate student has strong grounds for appeal after he was convicted of sexual assault by a trial judge who may have had a “predisposed mind.” 540 more words

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Short Story Publication

I’m happy to announce that my short story ‘Making the Myth’ has been published in Existere: Journal of Arts & Literature (vol. 35, no. 2). You can obtain a copy of the issue by… 48 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Toronto judge unleashes sneering rant at bail hearing for man he convicted of rape

The Toronto judge who last week convicted a man of sexual assault in a ruling that sometimes sounded like a feminist screed now has unleashed a sneering rant about the man himself. 1,061 more words

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Bail revoked for York PhD student who sexually assaulted Toronto doctoral candidate Mandi Gray

A Toronto man convicted in a high-profile sexual assault case is going to jail after a judge revoked his bail.

Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty last Thursday of sexually assaulting fellow York University PhD student Mandi Gray, with whom he was having a casual relationship. 317 more words

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Bail revoked for Toronto man convicted of sexually assaulting fellow grad student

TORONTO – A Toronto man convicted in a high-profile sexual assault case is going to jail after a judge revoked his bail.

Mustafa Ururyar was found guilty last Thursday of sexually assaulting fellow York University PhD student Mandi Gray, with whom he was having a casual relationship. 369 more words

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Christie Blatchford: Judge’s florid ruling seems an attempt to blow up so-called ‘rape myths’

Rare, as a wise friend noted, is the cultural pendulum that swings so hard and sharp it hits people smack in their foreheads and all but knocks them out cold. 954 more words

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Mustafa Ururyar verdict full text: Read Justice Zuker's decision in the Mandi Gray sex assault case

York University doctoral student Mustafa Ururyar forced Mandi Gray to perform oral sex and engage in sexual intercourse in the early hours of Jan. 31, 2015, a judge ruled Thursday. 49 more words

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