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Zimbabwe police quiz minister over detained editor

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe have taken the unusual step of summoning the country's information minister for questioning in the case of a state newspaper editor charged with subversion.
In the Media by AFP

Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution

Washington - The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

European court condemns Poland for hosting secret CIA prisons

Strasbourg - Europe's top human rights court condemned Poland on Thursday for hosting secret CIA prisons on its territory, saying Warsaw knowingly abetted unlawful imprisonment and torture of Guantanamo-bound detainees.
In the Media by AFP

Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

Phoenix - America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for authorities in Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Britain to hold inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko's death

London - Britain on Tuesday announced a public inquiry to identify those responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

Deal reached over U.S. gynecologist who secretly taped patients

Washington - The health care affiliate of a top U.S. medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said.
In the Media by AFP

FBI pushed Muslims to plot terrorist attacks: rights report

Washington - The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published Monday.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.
In the Media by AFP

AU hits back at 'skewed' world justice with African court

Addis Ababa - Complaining of bullying in the international justice arena, African leaders are forging ahead with plans to set up their own regional court -- and give themselves immunity in the process.
In the Media by Jenny Vaughan (AFP) - 1 comment

Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist

Colombo - A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner.
In the Media by AFP

Sri Lanka announces probe into military's alleged rights abuses

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Thursday an investigation into its military over allegations of rights abuses, following intense international pressure for a war-crimes probe into the island's decades-long ethnic conflict.
In the Media by Amal Jayasinghe (AFP)

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

Los Angeles - A federal US judge ruled that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.Opponents of capital punishment hailed the ruling by judge Cormac Carney as a landmark decision.
In the Media by AFP

Apartheid assassin 'Prime Evil' refused parole in S.Africa

Pretoria - The most notorious assassin of South Africa's apartheid regime, a police colonel known as "Prime Evil", was refused parole Thursday after serving 20 years in prison.
In the Media by Stephanie Findlay (AFP)

African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Spanish princess appeals fraud charges

Madrid - Spanish King Felipe VI's sister Cristina appealed on Wednesday against tax and money-laundering charges that threaten to land her in an unprecedented criminal trial.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

Chile creates DNA bank for Pinochet-era adoptions probe

Santiago - Chilean authorities have created a bank of DNA data to help investigate suspected illegal adoptions under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet, in power 1973 to 1990.
In the Media by AFP

Faith trumps birth control in US Supreme Court ruling

Washington - Family-owned private companies can deny birth control coverage in their employee health care plans, the US Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling seen by some as a victory for religious freedom.
In the Media by Robert MacPherson, Chantal Valery (AFP)

Local judge files corruption charges against Argentina VP

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge filed corruption charges against Vice President Amado Boudou over his alleged role while he was finance minister in buying a company that printed local currency.
In the Media by AFP

Canada's aboriginals win historic victory for rights

Montreal - Canada's Supreme Court recognized native groups' rights over a large swathe of land for the first time Thursday in western British Columbia province.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Judge seeks fraud trial for Spain's Princess Cristina

Madrid - A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial.
In the Media by Sylvie Groult (AFP)

Spain's Princess Cristina faces trial threat

Madrid - Spain's Princess Cristina, a sister of the new King Felipe VI, will discover Wednesday whether she faces the threat of an unprecedented criminal corruption trial.
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Colombia adopts new sexual violence law

Bogot - Sexual violence now may be prosecuted as a crime against humanity in Colombia, where President Juan Manuel Santos signed a law to stem assaults against women during the ongoing civil war.
In the Media by AFP

Mafia boss says Italy judges took bribes to alter murder verdicts

Rome - A mafia boss turned informant has accused judges in Naples of having accepted bribes to acquit him of murders he has confessed to carrying out, Italian media said Thursday."There was a whole system set up in the court in Naples.
In the Media by AFP

Romania president says not involved in brother's graft case

Bucharest - Romanian President Traian Basescu on Thursday denied involvement in a corruption case after a film emerged of his brother apparently admitting to taking a bribe to intervene in a mobster's murder trial.
In the Media by AFP

Liberia's Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda

London - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has formally applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, saying his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights, his lawyer said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Liberia's Taylor applies to serve jail term in Rwanda

London - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Florida executes death-row inmate, third in U.S. in 24 hours

Starke - Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.
In the Media by AFP

Multiple Xinjiang executions no answer to violence: experts

Beijing - When China put 13 people to death in one day for terrorism offences in mainly Muslim Xinjiang, it raised the spectre of the mass executions of years past. But experts say Beijing's "strike hard" campaign is unlikely to curb mounting violence.
In the Media by Felicia Sonmez (AFP)

'Tortured' maid's ex-boss denies charges in Hong Kong court

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid in a case that sparked international concern on Tuesday denied all the charges against her.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish police detain ETA fugitive at Madrid airport

Madrid - Spanish police on Sunday arrested a member of the armed Basque separatist group ETA suspected of belonging to a unit that killed several police officers in the 1980s, the interior ministry said.
In the Media by AFP
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