Law enforcement officers in the US state of Missouri should be investigated by authorities for human rights abuses, according to a recent Amnesty International report. The organization also highlighted intimidation of protesters in the state.
Pope Francis has renewed the Catholic Church’s call to eliminate the death penalty, going one step further to blast life sentences and urge countries to prohibit the practice of transferring prisoners to torture centers.
After Andrew Kalleen was arrested for playing guitar in the NYC subway, fellow musicians joined him in a musical protest of the incident. The musician asserts that he was not violating any laws: “Nothing was broken here until police came,” he told RT.
United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.
Israeli troops serving in the occupied West Bank see Palestinians not as humans, and when they are ordered to arrest someone, it does not matter whether it is a child or an elderly person, former IDF soldier Nadav Bigelman, told RT’s In the Now show.
Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.
The burden of immigration is not shared equally between EU members, with the majority of refugees concentrating in Germany and it getting no additional financial support from the block, Juergen Elsaesser, Editor-in-chief of Compact magazine, told RT.
The IS is using weapons the US and Sunni coalition countries “inadvertently” provided it with while supporting the Arab Spring. The militants, in particular, pried arms from Syrian rebels Max Abrahms, professor at Northeastern University told RT.
At least 32 civilians, including women and children, have been killed in US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, said a monitoring group. All in all, 553 people died in the month-long campaign against the extremists.