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  • Gambian Man Indicted on Torture Charges

    06/20/2020 2:43:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 11, 2020 | DOJ
    A Gambian man previously residing in Denver, Colorado was arrested today for torture charges stemming from his actions specifically intended to inflict severe physical pain and suffering on individuals in his custody and control in The Gambia in 2006.An indictment was returned on June 2 and unsealed today charging Michael Sang Correa, 41, a national of The Gambia, with one count of conspiracy to commit torture and six counts of inflicting torture on specific individuals. Correa made his first court appearance on the charges today before U.S. Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter in the District of Colorado.“Michael Correa allegedly...
  • Rohingya face genocide threat, rules UN top court

    01/23/2020 4:54:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.23.2020 | kmm/sms (AP, Reuters)
    The UN’s top court ruled on Thursday that the Rohingya face a “real and ongoing” threat of genocide in Myanmar, and emergency provisional measures should be implemented to protect the Rohingya inside the country. The provisional measures should be implemented to protect the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar during the next stage of the hearing, said the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The court also ruled that it has jurisdiction over the genocide case and the next stage of the hearing can go ahead. The Gambia brought the case to the ICJ on behalf of an organization of Muslim nations,...
  • US Accuses Guinea-Bissau Military Officers of Drug Trafficking

    04/13/2010 12:25:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 503+ views
    VOA NEWS.com ^ | 09 April 2010 | Scott Stearns - Dakar, Senegal
    "US Accuses Guinea-Bissau Military Officers of Drug Trafficking Two top officers are named as major players in cocaine shipment from Latin America to Guinea-Bissau" SNIPPET: "Na Tchuto denied the allegations on Friday and said that he will cooperate with the United States government. He also said the charges of drug trafficking do not make sense because he was in Portugal on June 29, 2008 when the cocaine shipment from Venezuela arrived. Na Tchuto said he did not return to Guinea-Bissau until July. Na Tchuto also pointed out that he was not arrested by Interpol when he was in Gambia or...