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Pakistan postpones execution of killer convicted as a child- media

Pakistan postpones execution of killer convicted as a child- media

Mar 19, – Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004, when he was burnt with cigarettes and had fingernails removed until he confessed to the killing of a child. He was due to have been hanged on Thursday. Pakistan has stayed the execution of a man charged as a child with […]

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Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Nov 05, – The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands […]

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European Femen activists freed in Tunisia

European Femen activists freed in Tunisia

June 27, AP – Three European women from the protest group Femen have been released from jail in Tunisia. They received suspended sentences for showing their bare breasts in public and were charged with indecency. The three activists, held in the prison in Manouba in northeastern Tunisia until just before midnight, are set to arrive […]

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Activists present list of demands in Turkey

Activists present list of demands in Turkey

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a move to defuse the tension, the deputy prime minister met with the group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Activists on […]

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