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Naked couple found dead beside French fortress

Police suspect a horrific lovemaking accident is to blame after a French couple were found dead at the bottom of a fortress wall on Thursday, both totally naked.

Naked couple found dead beside French fortress
Police have said the deaths were likely accidental. Photo: Thomas/Flickr
The couple, both aged 31, were found on Thursday in a moat surrounding the Vauban fort in the Chausey archipelago, off France's north-western coast.
 
The man was found early on Thursday morning in a dried out part of the moat.
 
His partner was found later in the afternoon in water that was 1.5 metres deep. 
 

(The couple died off the north-west coast of France. Photo: GoogleMaps)
 
A local police officer was initially unable to give any clear indication of how the couple may have died, only saying that “the couple was found naked, with their belongings above”.
 
If indeed the couple fell – or jumped – from the fortress walls, they would have undertaken a ten-metre drop. 
 
On Thursday evening, a police source told the Le Figaro newspaper that the death was accidental and likely occurred when the couple were “making love and something went wrong”.

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France taken to European Court over divorce ruling that woman had ‘marital duty’ to have sex with husband

A case has been brought against France at the European Court of Human Rights by a woman who lost a divorce case after judges ruled against her because she refused to have sex with her husband.

France taken to European Court over divorce ruling that woman had 'marital duty' to have sex with husband
Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP

The woman, who has not been named, has brought the case with the backing of two French feminist groups, arguing that the French court ruling contravened human rights legislation by “interference in private life” and “violation of physical integrity”.

It comes after a ruling in the Appeals Court in Versailles which pronounced a fault divorce in 2019 because of her refusal to have sex with her husband.

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The court ruled that the facts of the case “established by the admission of the wife, constitute a serious and renewed violation of the duties and obligations of marriage making intolerable the maintenance of a shared life”.

Feminist groups Fondation des femmes (Women’s Foundation) and Collectif féministe contre le viol (Feminist Collective against Rape) have backed her appeal, deploring the fact that French justice “continues to impose the marital duty” and “thus denying the right of women to consent or not to sexual relations”.

“Marriage is not and should not be a sexual servitude,” the joint statement says, pointing out that in 47 percent of the 94,000 recorded rapes and attempted rapes per year, the aggressor is the spouse or ex-spouse of the victim.

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