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August, 2017


Corruption is the Scourge of the Nation

August 31, 2017 · 

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Corruption is the Scourge of the Nation Fr. Shay Cullen 31 August 2017 The apparent triumph of evil is what troubles so many in the world today. Reports of crime, bribery, wrongdoing, exploitation and frame-ups appear on almost every news bulletin. Evil reigns supreme when people in power abuse their position for their personal or […]

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U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Media

August 31, 2017 ·  By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE for www.nytimes.com

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations human rights chief, said the president risked inciting violence.

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that President Trump’s repeated denunciations of some media outlets as “fake news” could amount to incitement to violence and had potentially dangerous consequences outside the United States. The rebuke by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the high commissioner for human rights, at a news conference in […]

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Human rights violations indicate repressive policy of Venezuelan authorities – UN report

August 31, 2017 ·  By UN News Center for www.un.org

Protesters in La Castellana, a neighborhood in eastern Caracas. Photo: Helena Carplo/IRIN News

30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb demonstrations,” a report by the United Nations human rights office has found. “The policies […]

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Davidson County woman charged with felony child abuse

August 31, 2017 ·  By Web Staff for myfox8.com

Crystal Lee Gebhard

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County woman has been arrested following accusations of child abuse, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Crystal Lee Gebhard, 26, is charged with felony child abuse. On June 13, the Davidson County Department of Social Services received a referral from Lexington Pediatrics in reference to a […]

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Two arrested for child abuse

August 31, 2017 ·  By Jeff Bahr for www.theindependent.com

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Two adults were arrested for child abuse Tuesday night after neighbors complained about the disciplining of a 9-year-old boy. Lola Bouatic, 34, and Jamar Love, 30, were arrested at about 7:30 p.m. at 2609 Sothman Drive. Bouatic is the mother of the child. Love played for the Nebraska Danger this year, but is not listed […]

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Tortured and abused: hidden horror of ‘disappeared’ women in Syrian prisons

August 30, 2017 ·  By Hannah Summers for www.theguardian.com

An exhibition on 8 September in Manchester highlights the hardships faced by the Syrian women silenced in jail. Photograph: Rethink Rebuild Society

It was after travelling to Damascus to seek treatment for her sick baby that Rima Mulla Othman was arrested and incarcerated in one of Syria’s prisons. In the underground cell where she was tortured, she begged security guards to take her three-month-old son, Omar, to hospital for the medical attention he desperately needed. But her […]

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If women’s rights are human rights, why do such organisations push for the decriminalisation of prostitution?

August 30, 2017 ·  By Julie Binde for www.independent.co.uk

Human rights organisations' approach to the decriminalisation of prostitution helps the punters, not the workers AFP

In March last year a whistleblower inside Amnesty International leaked to me what turned out to be the final position paper supporting blanket decriminalisation of the sex trade. This position – in which support for pimps and punters superseded that of abused and marginalised women – was officially adopted in August 2016, to much fanfare […]

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‘It is pure child abuse’ – Irish dad accused of feeding son (6) bleach ‘to cure his autism’

August 30, 2017 ·  By Catherine Devine for www.independent.ie

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A campaigner has called for a criminal investigation after an Irish dad allegedly fed his young son bleach products to “cure his autism”. The Dublin man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, posted in a Facebook group called CD Autism saying that he was feeding his young son bleach and was looking to share […]

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India rapist guru: Judge calls Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘wild beast’

August 30, 2017 ·  By India for www.bbc.com

The judge said the convict did not deserve any mercy

A judge who sentenced a controversial Indian guru convicted of rape to 20 years in prison called him a “wild beast” who deserved no leniency. Judge Jagdeep Singh said in his order that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s assault of his disciples was “custodial rape” and he “deserved maximum punishment”. The self-styled holy man was found […]

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County sees rise in child abuse, neglect cases

August 29, 2017 · 

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Hardin County has seen a recent increase in cases involving child abuse and neglect, with a significant amount of those cases related to substance abuse, officials say. Family Court Judge Pamela Addington has presided over family court cases for more than 13 years. She said from mid-June 2004, when was elected to the bench, to […]

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