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UK, EU & human rights groups condemn Morsi death sentence
The UK government is “deeply concerned” by Egypt’s decision to sentence the ousted former President Mohammed Morsi and more than 100 others to death.

18.05.2015 09:07

​Mexican teenagers tortured boy to death during ‘kidnap game’
Five Mexican teenagers aged 11-15 have been accused of the brutal torture and murder of a six-year old boy during a “kidnap game.”

18.05.2015 14:35

Baltimore prosecutors seek gag order in Freddie Gray murder case
In pursuit of criminal charges against six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore prosecutors are seeking a gag order. The death of the 25-year-old man who suffered a spinal injury in police custody caused a national outcry and riots.

17.05.2015 01:31

​Egypt bans all hardcore soccer groups for ‘terrorism’
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has designated all organized groups of dedicated football fans – known as ultras – as terrorists, following a lawsuit from a club chairman who claimed his own supporters attempted to murder him.

16.05.2015 17:48

Court sentences Egypt’s ex-president Morsi to death over 2011 prison break
An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 mass prison break. The verdict will now be handed over to the country’s Grand Mufti and a final decision will be reached on June 2.

16.05.2015 09:16

‘No winner today:’ Survivors, lawmakers react to Boston bomber’s death sentence
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and reactions have been pouring in from all over the US. Some believe the penalty is appropriate while others argue capital punishment is never justified.

15.05.2015 20:27

Amtrak employee sues rail line over injuries from Philadelphia train crash
Amtrak is facing its first lawsuit stemming from the train crash that killed eight and injured over 200 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The plaintiff is a railway employee who was injured while hitching a free ride on the train.

15.05.2015 20:25

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent crimes in April 2013, was sentenced to death by a Massachusetts jury after 14.5 hours over 2.5 days of deliberation.

27.04.2015 17:40

‘Poland paying damages to CIA inmates may force US officials’ accountability for tortures’
The current US administration hasn’t done enough to hold accountable leading officials who orchestrated a worldwide torture program, says Prof. Ben Davis, University of Toledo College of Law. But there’s hope that may change some day, he adds.

15.05.2015 11:29

​‘Underhand, undemocratic’: GCHQ continues controversial hacking after covert law change
The British government has quietly re-written the law to permit its electronic intelligence agency to continue with controversial surveillance practices, according to campaigners.

15.05.2015 14:02

Protests as NY cop who killed Akai Gurley asks for dismissal of charges
Protesters joined the family of Akai Gurley outside the Brooklyn courthouse, where lawyers for New York police officer Peter Liang asked for charges against him to be dropped. Liang claims his fatal shooting of Gurley in November 2014 was accidental.

14.05.2015 22:01

Baltimore prison guards arrested for looting during Freddie Gray riots
Maryland has suspended two Baltimore-based corrections officers after they were charged with burglary and theft. The two women were caught on video participating in the looting of a convenience store during the riots after Freddie Gray’s death.

14.05.2015 18:42