Category - murder

  • 16 Apr 2012

    Since 2000, 55 journalists in Mexico have been killed. Most of them brutally shot or tortured for doing their job. Maria Elizabeth Macia Castro from the city of Nuevo Laredo wrote online under the pseudonym ‘The Girl from Laredo’, reporting the activities of criminal groups in her area. She used Twitter to push the information she uncovered to a wider audience.

  • 13 Oct 2011

    A Philippine church is seeking global backing to help pressure the government to re-investigate the unresolved murder of a bishop five years ago.

  • 14 Jul 2011

    When it comes to evil, says Alison Jasper, we have a tendency to mystify it - that is reproduce unchallenging representations of it, from the monster in the movie with unclean appetites for human flesh and blood, right through to the 'monstrous perverts' of the tabloid press. Much more careful analysis and understanding is required to discover what lies behind the routine (but often imprecise) label 'evil'.

  • 13 May 2011

    Twelve-year-old Tia Rigg was raped and murdered by her uncle, John Maden, in April 2010. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment. In May 2011, a serious case review identified major failings on the part of Salford social services and other agencies.

  • 5 May 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has said that the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US special forces makes him feel "uncomfortable".

  • 13 Mar 2010

    In a striking example of forgiveness and restorative justice, the mother of a murdered teenager has offered to help his killer to “turn his life around”, two years after her son’s death.

  • 4 Jun 2009

    Lutheran leaders in the United States have joined other church chiefs in condemning the killing of abortion doctor George Tiller in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he served and worshipped.

  • 21 Oct 2008

    The United Reformed Church in Britain has condemned as “an offence against God” the assassination of Gayle Williams, a Christian aid worker in Kabul, and the chilling comments of those who killed her.

  • 11 Oct 2007

    The manager of Gaza's only Christian bookshop, who was last week abducted by suspected extremists, has been found dead. Medical officials said Rami Ayyad, aged 31, had been shot and stabbed. He was the father of two small children and his wife is pregnant with their third child.

  • 2 Aug 2007

    Two Japanese popular associations have condemned what they say is a military-inspired "deliberate murder attempt" against a Christian minister who serves as the co-leader of the Citizens Coalition for Peace in Japan.