Egyptian Businessman Gets 3 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Minors

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Amin was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of human trafficking and sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded. “The defendant hosted the victims in an orphanage he owned (Upper Egypt’s Safe …

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New Mexico Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Claims for $121.5m

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The Archdiocese of Santa Fe, one of the United States’ oldest Catholic dioceses reached a settlement deal to end a bankruptcy case in New Mexico stemming from a clergy sex abuse crisis. According to a statement released by the Archdiocese …

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UN Rebukes Canada for the 3rd Time Over Indigenous Policing

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The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has rebuked Canada for the third time over police intimidations against the Secwepemc and Wet’suwet’en peoples.  In a letter dated April 29, CERD accused the government of Canada and …

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Anonymous Leaks 82GB of Australia’s Offshore Detention Island Emails

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Hacktivist group Anonymous leaked on Monday 82 gigabytes of confidential emails belonging to the Nauru Police Force. The hackers’ group made public 285,635 confidential emails to protest against the alleged abuse of the Nauru Police toward asylum seekers in Nauru, …

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Johnny Depp Testifies Severing Finger in Fight with Amber Heard

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Actor Johnny Depp told the court on April 20 how he severed his finger during a fight with former wife Amber Heard as the defamation trial continues. On his second day of testimony in a Fairfax, Virginia court, Depp said …

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South Korea “Comfort women” Pact with Japan Becomes Official

Incoming South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin said the bilateral agreement with Japan in 2015 over comfort women has become official. Park’s statement came ahead of the newly elected president Moon Jae In’s visit to Japan to discuss bilateral issues. …

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Johnny Depp Testifies He Has Never ‘Struck Any Woman in My Life’ in Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard

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Actor Johnny Depp testified on April 19 in his defamation trial against former wife Amber Heard that he never hit her during their brief marriage. In a court at Fairfax, Virginia, Depp told the jury that although he and Heard …

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U.S. Department of State Human Rights Report Slams Mexico and Nicaragua

The U.S. Department of State criticized Mexico and Nicaragua for human rights abuses, saying the two countries have recorded cases of security forces committing extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances, and torture. In the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, the …

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Afghanistan Calls on Iran to Stop Harassment of Afghan Refugees

Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi met with Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian on Monday and expressed concern over ill-treatment of Afghan refugees in Iran, lamenting such behavior could damage Kabul-Tehran relations. Spokesperson of the Ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi …

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