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Posted On August 22, 2017By In None

Egypt arrests suspected organ traders

Egyptian authorities have arrested 12 people including doctors and nurses suspected of belonging to a "large criminal network specialised in trading human organs", the interior ministry said Tuesday.Read More
War crimes judges are poised to make legal history on Thursday with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.Read More
The Hague (AFP) War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal Court ordered that the victims of the razing of the fabled west African city’s historic treasures be paid “individual, collective and symbolic” reparations. But the judges at the tribunal in The Hague also recognised that Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi — jailed last September for nine years — was penniless, saying it wasRead More
The Hague (AFP) War crimes judges are poised to make legal history on Thursday with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist. The perpetrator, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, was jailed last September for nine years for ordering the 2012 attack on the venerated landmarks. Thursday’s decision will determine reparations for victims. Jihadists used pickaxes and bulldozers against nine mausoleums and the centuries-old door of the Sidi Yahya mosque, part of a golden age of Islam.Read More
The Hague (AFP) War crimes judges will Thursday hand down a landmark ruling on reparations for the razing of Timbuktu’s fabled shrines, but the victims’ fund which is to implement the order warned it will not be easy. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was jailed for nine years in 2016 after he pleaded guilty to directing attacks on the UNESCO world heritage site during the jihadist takeover of northern Mali in 2012. Judges ruled last September that Mahdi “supervised the destruction and gave instructions to the attackers” who used pickaxes and bulldozersRead More
Authorities in Nigeria on Thursday accused 40 males, including 12 minors, of engaging in "gay activities" in a hotel in Lagos, the latest example of the country's tough stance on homosexuality.Read More
Nigerian police are considering charges against 42 men arrested in Lagos on account of their alleged homosexuality, the latest example of the country's tough stance against the gay community.Read More
Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill designed to "end all violence against women", strengthening protection and help for victims in a move welcomed by rights groups.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Tunisia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a bill designed to “end all violence against women”, strengthening protection and help for victims in a move welcomed by rights groups. “It’s a very moving moment and we are proud in Tunisia to have been able to gather around a historical project,” said women’s minister Naziha Laabidi. The new law, which is expected to enter into force next year, recognises “physical, moral and sexual” violence, lawmaker Bochra Belhaj Hmida told AFP after the vote. It will provide for judicial and psychological assistanceRead More
Angola's parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country's future presidents in matters of security and defence.Read More