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REYNOSA, Mexico (Reuters) -When Salvadoran asylum seeker Liset Ortiz was kidnapped in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on her way to the United States, a kidnapper found the police report she was carrying as proof of the death threats she says she received in El Salvador for being a lesbian.
According to the UN, sexual violence continues to be perpetrated with impunity by traffickers and smugglers along migration routes, in detention centres, judicial police prisons, and against urban migrants by militants and armed groups in Libya.
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Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a Russian-speaking ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and South Korea especially hard.
PETALING JAYA: Police have opened an internal inquiry into allegations by a man that he was beaten up by cops while having his statement recorded on June 9 over a domestic abuse case.
From Ghana, Togo, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Pakistan and other countries, the asylum-seekers find temporary work through a local non-profit group that helps them find legal employment in vineyards or olive groves while their claims are being processed.
Sextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies
US companies and government agencies are reeling from recent ransomware attacks that have disrupted critical services, from a major oil pipeline to a beef producer and hospitals.