Category: Legal

ICC Judges OK Trial for Alleged Islamic Extremist from Mali

THE HAGUE – International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic extremist from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court.

The decision …

Posted in Legal February 19, 2020

Amnesty Calls for Thorough Probe Into Rwandan Singer’s Death

WASHINGTON – Amnesty International is calling for an investigation after a well-known Rwandan gospel singer was found dead in a prison cell.

Kizito Mihigo reportedly died by suicide four days after being arrested near the border with Burundi. Eric Kabera, …

Posted in Legal February 19, 2020

Thai Mass shooting that Killed 26 Lasted More than 16 Hours

At about 2 a.m., a police BANGKOK – A soldier went on a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens more. Police and military personnel hunted the gunman overnight in a shopping mall where …

Posted in Legal February 9, 2020

Thailand Mourns Victims of ‘Unprecedented’ Shooting Rampage

Buddhist monks in northeast Thailand, joined by throngs of mourners, burned candles, prayed and chanted Sunday for the victims of the country’s worst mass shooting.

A soldier angered over a financial dispute gunned down pedestrians and bystanders as he sped …

Posted in Legal February 9, 2020

International Court Gathering Evidence in Rohingya Case

A team from the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor is in Bangladesh to begin mapping out an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed against Rohingya people from Myanmar.

We are trying to establish the truth. We are …

Posted in Legal February 4, 2020