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Tag Archives: Human Rights
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By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
June 8, 2012 — Updated 0950 GMT (1750 HKT)
New Delhi (CNN) – Seven people were arrested on allegations of abusing women and selling newborn babies at a destitute shelter they ran in northern India.
The arrests were made after a raid last month by India’s child rights watchdog at the Apna Ghar (Our Home) shelter, said Dharna Yadav, a deputy superintendent of police in Haryana state.
The arrests were made after residents complained, Yadav told CNN.
Police found evidence that the owner of the protection house sold newborns mostly to childless couples, said Yadav.
More than 100 residents were taken from Apna Ghar after a raid on May 9.
Most of them were female residents, ranging in age from newborns to 55 years, Yadav said.
Some of them complained to a separate investigation team appointed by a court, that police too were involved in their sexual exploitation at the shelter.
Afghan police: Man kills wife for giving birth to daughter instead of son
By Nematullah Sarfraz, for CNN
updated 9:02 AM EST, Tue January 31, 2012
Kunduz, Afghanistan (CNN) –
Police in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz are looking for a man they say strangled his wife after she bore him a third child that was not a son.
Sher Mohammed, 29, married his 22-year-old wife, Storay, four years ago, police said.
The couple had three daughters, the last of whom was born three months ago, said Khanabad district police chief Sufi Habib.
After the youngest daughter was born, Mohammed blamed his wife for not being able to deliver a boy, Habib said. ”Finally on Saturday, the man, with the help of his mother, first beat the woman and then strangled her to death,” the police chief said.
TEHRAN, Iran — A local judiciary official says an Iranian woman sentenced to death on an adultery conviction will be executed either by stoning or hanging.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani had been sentenced to death by stoning, but that sentenced was believed to have been suspended in July after an international outcry over the case.
Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of justice department of East Azerbaijan province where Ashtiani is in prison, was quoted by the semi-official ISNA news agency on Sunday as saying judicial authorities are still discussing whether to execute Ashtiani by stoning or by hanging.
Ashtiani was convicted of adultery in 2006 and sentenced to death by stoning. She was later convicted of being an accessory to the murder of her husband.
Celebrities including Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, and Sting have called on Iran to release a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
Kabul (CNN) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a petition Sunday with nearly 5,000 names endorsing a plea for the immediate release of a rape victim who has been jailed because of her attack and is being forced to marry her rapist.
Kim Motley, a lawyer for 21-year-old Gulnaz, said the palace received the petition, which gathered 4,751 names in just over 48 hours, on Sunday afternoon. The petition comes with an official plea for clemency addressed to the president, who has the power to immediately pardon Gulnaz, currently in jail for adultery because her attacker was married at the time of the attack.
I’m with this amazing lady, people shouldn’t be kicked out of their houses! These loans companies should be more about the people especially since they make MILLIONS off of them.