Tag: human rights groups

Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Sep 18, – Four “fidayeen” – or commando-style gunmen willing to fight to the death – were confirmed killed after penetrating the base in Uri near the Line of Control with Pakistan, an Indian army spokesman said. Militants attacked an Indian army brigade headquarters near the de factor border with Pakistan on Sunday, killing 17 […]

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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Aug  26, – The attack struck the checkpoint 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police […]

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Tribunal confirms French resort’s burkini ban

Tribunal confirms French resort’s burkini ban

Aug 23, – The Nice tribunal rejected an appeal by two human rights groups, ruling that the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet was “necessary, appropriate and proportionate” to prevent public disorder after a succession of jihadists attacks in France, including one in Nice on July 14. A French administrative tribunal on Monday upheld a burkini ban decided […]

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IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

IS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

Feb 09, – Syrian state TV reported the toll and showed footage of the blast scene in Damascus, including several damaged vehicles and a burnt-out car. The police officers’ club was next to a vegetable market. A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers’ club in the Syrian […]

February 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

Mar 17, – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a de facto moratorium on capital punishment on Dec. 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 132 students and nine teachers. The slaughter put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the Islamist insurgency. Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on […]

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
AP reporter’s quest to find bodies ends in desert

AP reporter’s quest to find bodies ends in desert

Dec 07, – That’s how you know where the bodies are buried. Close to three dozen people in northern Mali disappeared earlier this year, killed or taken away by the country’s military, according to human rights groups. The victims were caught in a backlash against Arabs and Tuaregs, desert people who form a small and […]

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