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August 13, 2020

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Campaigners cautious on Saudi floggings, death penalty reforms

Campaigners cautious on Saudi floggings, death penalty reforms

Human rights campaigners on Monday cautiously welcomed Saudi moves to abolish court-ordered floggings and end the death penalty for crimes committed by minors, but pointed out "loopholes" in the reforms.The changes underscore a push by de facto ruler Crown P

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

An Iraqi man believed to have belonged to the Islamic State group went on trial in Germany on Friday accused of genocide and murdering a child belonging to the Yazidi minority who he held as a slave.Taha al-Jumailly, 27, also stands accused of crimes against h

German court hears of 'inhumane' torture in Syria state prison

German court hears of 'inhumane' torture in Syria state prison

Two alleged former Syrian intelligence officers went on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of crimes against humanity in the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by Bashar al-Assad's regime.Prime suspect Anwar Raslan, an alleged former co