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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Charles Ble Goude, an ally of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison by a court in Abidjan for his role in the civil war that followed the 2010 presidential election, his lawyers said.
OISE, France (ANN): In what has been called an act of revenge, a teenager allegedly tortured and murdered a 91-year-old Catholic priest in Oise, France, as the latter is believed to have sexually abused him and several other boys.
New york: The UN General Assembly approved a resolution strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
Yangon: An official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party was killed in Rakhine state after planning a show of support for the leader’s defence of Myanmar against genocide allegations at The Hague, a spokesman said.
PARIS (Reuters) - Two foreign academics detained in Iran have begun a hunger strike in protest against their incarceration, according to a letter published by their supporters.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged the world to let the light of Christmas pierce the "darkness in human hearts" that leads to religious persecution, social injustice, armed conflicts and fear of migrants.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two soldiers in Thailand's south have been charged with the murder of civilians, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, in a rare rebuke in the insurgency-torn region where rights groups have long demanded greater transparency.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Friday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the court's jurisdiction had been established.
KUALA LUMPUR: A Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) investigation into the death of a Nigerian student while under the custody of the Immigration Department showed elements of negligence, it has been revealed.
LONDON (AP): British lawmakers gave preliminary approval Friday (Dec 20) to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill, clearing the way for the UK to leave the European Union next month.