Iranian poets sentenced to 99 lashes for shaking opposite sex

Two Iranian poets are facing 99 lashes each for shaking hands with people of the opposite sex in one of the latest examples of harsh punishments meted out against writers and artists by Iran’s judiciary, according to human rights advocates. The poets, Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Musavi, have also both been sentenced to years in… Read More Iranian poets sentenced to 99 lashes for shaking opposite sex

Court sentences police inspector to death by hanging for murder in Port Harcourt

Justice Adolphus Enebeli of Rivers State High Court yesterday sentenced a Police Inspector, Mr. Samuel Timothy to death by hanging. The Inspector shot dead one Onyekachi Nwasouba, a graduate of Industrial chemistry on November 10 , 2010 at No 34 Old Aba road, Port Harcourt at about 5am. The deceased reportedly pleaded that he was… Read More Court sentences police inspector to death by hanging for murder in Port Harcourt