ACLU files lawsuit against Minnesota police over harassment of journalists at protests

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Minnesota law enforcement of wrongly arresting, injuring and harassing journalists covering unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minneapolis police custody. In a lawsuit, filed on behalf of journalists in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday, the ACLU accuses the Minneapolis… Read More ACLU files lawsuit against Minnesota police over harassment of journalists at protests

Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

Minnesota’s attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level charges against three other sacked officers, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Wednesday. George Floyd, 46, died after Derek Chauvin, a white policeman, knelt on… Read More Minnesota to increase murder charge against former police officer Derek Chauvin, charge three other officers

French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide financier Felicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

A French court on Wednesday approved the transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to a United Nations tribunal. Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and incitement to commit genocide. He is accused of financing and arming ethnic Hutu militias that massacred 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994. Kabuga was arrested… Read More French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide financier Felicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

Unknown assailants assault, rape University of Benin student in church

The police in Edo State said they are searching for people who might have witnessed the assault that led to the death of a female student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State. The victim, Vera Omozuwa, a 100-level Microbiology student of UNIBEN, was beaten and raped inside a hall in the Redeemed Christian… Read More Unknown assailants assault, rape University of Benin student in church

Nigerian police arrest eleven men for rape of 12-year-old girl in Jigawa State

The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested 11 suspects for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl (name withheld). The spokesman of the command Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Dutse. Mr Jinjiri said the suspects (names withheld) were arrested on May 30, in Dutse Local Government Area… Read More Nigerian police arrest eleven men for rape of 12-year-old girl in Jigawa State

Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday. The attack, carried out by an unidentified group of assailants, left several others wounded. Many more were still unaccounted for, the government said in a statement. Burkina… Read More Fifteen dead as armed assailants attack town in northern Burkina Faso

Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bomb explosion that killed an Afghan journalist and a technician in minibus carrying employees of a local television station in Kabul. At least seven people were wounded in the evening rush hour attack. Pictures showed a white minibus with extensive damage to its front. “Our colleagues Mir Wahed Shah,… Read More Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Israeli police fatally shoot unarmed Palestinian man in Jerusalem

Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed, Israeli media reported. “Police units on patrol there spotted a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol. They called… Read More Israeli police fatally shoot unarmed Palestinian man in Jerusalem