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May 16, 2018 6:04 AM Woman tortures 12-year-old boy for being possessed

A 45-year-old woman identified as Charity Iyonetu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for torturing a 12-year-old boy for allegedly being “possessed.” This was revealed on Tuesday by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, during a parade of suspects at the police command headquarters in Ikeja. It was gathered that Charity 44

February 7, 2017 11:57 PM Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

BEIRUT/GENEVA The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely "devoid of truth", Syrian state news agency SANA reported late on Tuesday 19

January 18, 2017 7:28 AM Gambia Leader, Pressured to Go, Declares State of Emergency

DAKAR, Senegal — Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. The longtime leader is refusing to step down despite international pressure and the threat by other West African nations of a military intervention. The 90-day state of emergency 13

December 20, 2016 3:32 PM Gambia US Ambassador Recalled After Urging Power Handover

DAKAR, Senegal — Gambia's ambassador to the United States says he is being recalled after urging President Yahya Jammeh to respect election results and peacefully hand over power. Jammeh initially conceded defeat to opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow in the tiny West African country's Dec. 1 election, but later denounced the results and called 2

December 14, 2016 3:46 PM US, UN say Gambian forces should vacate election offices

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's security forces should immediately vacate the offices of the country's electoral commission, the United States and the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday, with the U.N. chief warning their presence could compromise "sensitive electoral material" as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to accept being voted out of power. Tuesday's 11

September 22, 2016 12:50 AM Police torture, rob detainees

Amnesty International has said that a Nigerian police unit set up to combat violent crime has instead been systematically torturing detainees in its custody as a means of extracting confessions and lucrative bribes. Vanguard reports that the report by Amnesty International was published on Wednesday, September 21. According to Amnesty International 17

July 9, 2016 9:30 AM How ISIS Tortures Opponents: Not for the Faint-Hearted

Since its entry into Raqqa, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has attempted to spread fear into the hearts of civilians by kidnapping and killing activists, journalists, leaders and members of the Free Syrian Army and opposing Islamist factions. The barbarity of ISIS's torture of its prisoners became known after the killing of Dr. Hussein Abu Rayyan 37

February 10, 2015 6:52 AM The evil that maids do

A top female politician (names withheld by us) got the shock of her life recently when she returned from a political engagement and discovered that her house maid had disappeared with her box of jewellery and huge amount of money stashed in her safe. Interestingly, there were about three policemen guarding the house at the time the crime was committed 33

February 5, 2015 11:00 PM ISIS beheads 4 Syrians who condemned Jordanian pilot’s death on Facebook

ISIS militants have executed six people, including two Muslim clerics, for condemning the horrific execution of the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh. Al-Kasasbeh, a fighter pilot captured in Syria in December when his plane went down during a bombing mission, was burned alive and footage of his execution was released online. Two Imams where shot and four civilians 9

February 4, 2015 11:00 PM Jordan hangs 2 Iraqi militants in response to pilot’s death

Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists, one a woman, on Wednesday in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage by the hard-line group. Islamic State had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage whom it later beheaded. Sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide 8