Iranian judge returns severely abused 4 year old to abusive parents

A judge in Tehran recently ruled yesterday that four year old Nima who was recently severely abused by his parents will be returned to his father after spending only ten days in Mofid Children’s hospital, according to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA. Nima is the second victim of child abuse in the past [...]

Jeanette Odendaal called 10111 before execution

Jeanette Odendaal called 10111 before a black SAPF sergeant shot her dead outside Kempton Park police station on April 28 2011. The unarmed Afrikaner woman was calling 10111 on her cellphone just moments before a black Kempton Park police-sergeant shot her at close range, killing her. She was parked outside the police station inside her [...]

Four people hanged in public on a beach in the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas

Four people were hanged in public in the city of Bandar Abbas, south of Iran, this morning. According to several Iranian the men, who were not identified by name or age, were convicted of rape and murder. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet [...]

Egyptian court orders dissolution of former ruling party, clears the way to a more democratic parliament

An Egyptian court, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), has ordered that the former ruling party of ex-president Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP) be dissolved and its assets, be sequestrated. This includes including its central headquarters in Cairo and about 400 offices all over Egypt. The SAC order came after complaints by among others, Mostafa [...]

Cambodia, war crimes and the issue of retribution

On March 30th this year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a frail looking 68-year old former math teacher, Kang Kek Lew, had his appeal against a 35-year sentence for crimes against humanity, murder and torture rejected by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.  The man in question, better known by his nom de guerre [...]

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