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10 October 2018 8:52 AM Governments must put an end to the death penalty

Amnesty International has called on governments to put an end to the death penalty. "Prisoners under sentence of death must be treated with humanity and dignity and held in conditions that meet international human rights law and standards," the organisation said in a statement on Wednesday, which is World Day Against the Death Penalty. Amnesty International 53

04 October 2018 6:28 PM Police officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend in police van

A 40-year-old police constable who stands accused of raping his ex-girlfriend in a police van started his bail application in the Ulundi Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday. In a statement, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said that the constable was arrested last month, after the 25-year-old woman reported the alleged 76

17 September 2018 8:24 AM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Berlin — A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill, with fellow activists saying he was poisoned. Verzilov was first hospitalised in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members 54

14 September 2018 6:21 PM Blyde Wildlife Estate to relocate giraffe after attack on woman and her son

Blyde Wildlife Estate plans to relocate the female giraffe that attacked a woman and her son earlier this month. "Once all the procedures and requirements are in place, the giraffe will be relocated," Marina Botha, a family spokesperson, said in a statement. The giraffe, which had given birth shortly before, attacked Katy Williams and her three-year-old 116

12 September 2018 4:49 PM SUV crashes into crowd at public square in China, killing 9

Beijing — An SUV crashed into a crowd at a public square in central China on Wednesday evening, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 40 others, the city government said. Police arrested the suspected driver of a red SUV that plowed into a large group of people at the square in the seat of Hengdong county of Hunan Province, according to a government 131

10 September 2018 1:26 PM UN rights commissioner blasts Egypt's 75 death sentences

The UN human rights commissioner says it will be an "irreversible miscarriage of justice" if the death sentences issued by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, are carried out. In a Sunday statement, Michelle Bachelet voiced concern over the sentences passed the previous day along with 47 life sentences in a case involving 41

28 August 2018 11:34 AM Vietnam sentences SA man to death for drugs

A court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5kg of cocaine. The Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper said Coetzee Tyron Lee was convicted in a half-day trial. It said Lee was arrested in June 2016 upon arriving at the city's Tan Son Nhat international airport after 39

16 July 2018 3:38 PM PICS: Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement. "The people boycott the justice system!" and "free the detainees!", yelled the protesters, AFP reporters said. The demonstrators also chanted against militarisation of the Rif, the northern region rocked by the Al-Hirak 48

25 June 2018 2:39 PM Henri van Breda's appeal application delayed

Henri van Breda's application for leave to appeal his triple murder conviction has been delayed as his defence and the State need time to prepare, the Western Cape National Prosecuting Authority confirmed on Monday. Originally set to be heard on Wednesday, the matter will now be on the Western Cape High Court roll on August 14, spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila 36

16 April 2018 2:59 PM Convicted killers of Gauteng family escape from Joburg High Court

A team of detectives is leading a manhunt for three men, convicted of killing a Gauteng family, who escaped from the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, police said on Monday. On Thursday last week, Lindelani Nyathi, Bukelani Nyathi and Qiniso Dladla were each sentenced to four life sentences. Police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the men had been convicted 83