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Child rights precede reputation of the Catholic church, says UN Committee

The Vatican has been told by a United Nations Committee to immediately remove all clergy within the catholic church known or suspected of involvement in child sex abuse. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child heavily censured the Vatican for failing to put in place measures to address cases of child sex abuse by the clergy and for adopting policies which have led to the continuation of the abuse and impunity of the perpetrators. The Vatican, also known as the Holy See, was accused of attempting to cover up such crimes by sanctioning the transfer of priests known…
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Judge In Knox Trial To Be Investigated For Comments

On Monday, Italy’s Justice Minister Annamaria Cancellieri ordered an investigation into the comments made by the judge who reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Know and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Last Thursday, Alessandro Nencini sentenced Know to 28 years and six months and Sellecito to 25 years for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and later spoke to Italian media after the verdict. Lawyers for Sollecito claim that his comments show the judge had been biased against their client. They asked Italy's judicial governing body to consider disciplinary action and queried whether the court's decision was still valid.…
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Last of the Mirabal Sisters Passes Away

The last of the four Mirabal sisters known as the butterflies, Bélgica Adela Mirabal, died Saturday, February, 1, 2014 of pulmonary complications at a hospital in Santo Domingo. She was 88. Known as Doña Dede in the Dominican Republic, she and her sisters fought to overthrow one of the most notorious dictators in Latin America, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The assassination of three of the Mirabal sisters on November 25, 1960 created an uproar in the country and ultimately led to the assassination of the dictator in May 30, 1961. The story of these sisters has been told countless times, most…
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Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again by Italian court

  An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition if the conviction is upheld.
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Ex-President Morsi Defiant At trial

Now facing four separate criminal trials on various charges, Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was deposed by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule. During the trial Morsi began shouting that he was still the legitimate president. Violence continues throughout Egypt and has escalated after Egypt's top military body gave its backing for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for president. The Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organization and authorities have punished any public showing of support for it. He and 14 other figures from the Muslim Brotherhood face charges…
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