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cause celebre

  • n  an incident that attracts great public attention
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  • Venezuela proposes ending detention of judge who says she was raped
    By Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's attorney general proposed on Friday to end the house arrest of a female judge who was detained on corruption charges in 2009 and alleged that she was raped in prison. Maria Lourdes Afiuni's detention for the past three years and alleged mistreatment behind bars has made her a cause celebre for foes of the late President Hugo Chavez. Afiuni was ...
    June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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