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The Israeli government was accused of piracy today after it invaded and seized the MV Rachel Corrie aid ship heading for blockaded Gaza, arresting the activists on board.
PM David Cameron will visit the Cumbria area later today, as police continue to investigate the killings and local people try to make sense of the outbreak of murderous violence.
Human rights organisations have condemned the reported execution by firing-squad of some 18 people, many of them foreign nationals, in Libya this past weekend.
Amnesty has called upon the Congolese government to launch a thorough independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists.
The Howard League has revealed today that the prison service has failed to investigate 1,443 recorded incidents of violent and sexual assaults in prisons.
Muslim leaders urged their followers to remain calm, while others called for the scrapping of teaching of Christian religious education in schools.
Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, imprisoned for more than two years, face their fourth court appearance on 12 June. There are currently some 38 Baha’is in detention in Iran.
The new Church of Scotland Moderator is hoping for a resolution to an injustice some 16 years after the Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre.
President Bingu of Malawi has pardoned the couple, Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were recently senenced to 14 years hard labour on charges of homosexuality.
Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust has drawn my attention to a great new initiative, which seeks to show that restorative justice is not a 'soft' option.