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Killings of Asian Women Renew Push For Tougher U.S. Hate Crime Laws

Killings of Asian Women Renew Push For Tougher U.S. Hate Crime Laws

The killings of six women of Asian descent in Georgia this week have prompted fresh calls to pass hate crime laws in the handful of states without them and for law enforcement elsewhere to invoke protections already in place. U.S. hate crime laws vary widely by state, and prosecutors do not always use them. But […]

Nigeria’s Military Committed War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity – Amnesty

Nigeria’s Military Committed War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity – Amnesty

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. The crimes were perpetrated for years and have continued despite a presidential inquiry established last August whose findings have not been made public, […]

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

Woman Flogged For ‘Unauthorised Marriage’

 A sentence of flogging was carried out by Omdurman Criminal Court on Tuesday against a woman who married without the consent of her father and brothers, even though her marriage was authorised and witnessed. The defence lawyer said the flogging sentence was carried out after the woman and her child completed more than eight months […]

Sea-Pirates Invade Bayelsa Community

Sea-Pirates Invade Bayelsa Community

Three persons are feared dead and two injured as sea-pirates terrorizing coastal communities invaded Ayama community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday. This is as the Bayelsa State Police Command has announced the arrest of suspected cultist and serial pipeline vandal Temona Boleigha Alison. Investigations revealed that suspected sea-pirates invaded the […]

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

Woman Hospitalised After O’Level ‘doctor’ Aborts Her 5-month Pregnancy

A secondary school certificate holder, Mr. Akilapa Johnson, who disguised as a medical doctor, has been arrested by Oyo State Police Command for allegedly aborting a five-month pregnancy for a lady. The unlucky woman, whose first name was given as Barakat, is now lying critically ill at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, after developing complications. […]

Lesotho: Newspaper Editor Shot By Unknown Assailants

Lesotho: Newspaper Editor Shot By Unknown Assailants

The editor of an independent Lesotho newspaper is fighting for his life after being shot at the weekend in the latest attempt on the life of a perceived opponent of the government. The Lesotho Times announced that its editor, Lloyd Mutungamiri, was shot at his home in Maseru. The Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network […]

Mafia At a Crossroads as Nigerian Gangsters Hit Sicily’s Shores

Mafia At a Crossroads as Nigerian Gangsters Hit Sicily’s Shores

Prosecutors in the Sicilian capital of Palermo are warning that a new alliance between the mafia and Nigerian criminal gangs moving in from Libya could herald a new era of organised crime. “Even the Sicilian mafia has to deal with the wave of migration from Africa,” said Leonardo Agueci, Palermo’s deputy chief prosecutor. “The neighbourhoods […]

5 Kashmiri women who won’t let you forget Kunan-Poshpora mass rape

5 Kashmiri women who won’t let you forget Kunan-Poshpora mass rape

SRINAGAR: Five young Kashmiri women have worked relentlessly for three years to comprehensively document one of the worst crimes against humanity committed by the Indian armed forces in the Valley: the mass rape of more than 30 women in Kunan-Poshpora villages of Kupwara in 1991. The fruit of their labour, ‘Do You Remember Kunan-Poshpora’, was […]