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Myanmar judge to rule next week on dropping Reuters journalists’ case

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

A Myanmar judge said Wednesday he would decide next week on whether to throw out a case against two Reuters journalists who were arrested while reporting on military abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, could face up to 14 years in prison on charges of possessing classified documents under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Their plight has triggered global alarm over worsening media freedoms in Myanmar and government efforts to restrict ...

VIDEO: Horrifying moment son aggressively hits his elderly mother

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Viewer discretion is advised. A shocking and disturbing video has surfaced on social media platforms showing a young man hitting his elderly mother furiously. In the clip, the mother, in her 90s, can be seen helplessly attempting to resist her son while sitting in a chair. However, the man continued to violently assault his mother on her face and frail body. In one seen, he can be seen harshly grabbing onto his mother’s neck, dragging her towards the ground. According to British newspaper ...

Torture of elderly Indian housemaid in Kuwait being investigated

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Kuwait has recently pledged to tackle increasingly reported cases of violence against housemaids in the country. The matter has been prioritized especially after the death of a Filipina worker, which sparked conflict between Kuwait and the Philippines. The worker in question was found dead in a freezer earlier this year. The most recent case taken on board was a complaint by an Indian expat, 22, who claimed that his elder mother, working for a local, was being tortured and held captive. ...

Government pay P5,000 in cash gifts to repatriated Filipinos from Kuwait

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Philippines has said that repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait will receive he will receive $95 (P5,000) in financial assistance and an additional $383 (P20,000) in alternative aid.The financial assistance was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. and that the Philippines government is exhausting efforts to attend to the needs of repatriated Filipino migrant workers.“The missions all over the Middle East in particular have been instructed to sign ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday for molesting young female gymnasts, capping weeks of horrifying testimony from nearly 200 victims about his decades of abuse. Nassar, who previously received a 40-to-175-year sentence in Ingham County, Michigan, for sexual assault, was sentenced in neighboring Eaton County on Monday on a second set of charges. He is also serving a 60-year federal term for child pornography convictions. ...

Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait

Friday, 19 January 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers. Duterte said he was aware of many cases of abuse endured by Filipino women in Kuwait and that he had discussed the issue with his foreign minister and wanted to raise it with the Kuwait government. “My advice is we talk to them, state the truth and just tell them that it's not acceptable anymore,” he said on Thursday at ...

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm that the email published by the micro-blogging site was genuine. Twitter did not respond to requests for comment. In a series of tweets on Friday, the social media company’s Chief Executive Jack ...

Egyptian family speaks out after son was accused of beating mother to death

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Zeinab as-Sayyid Mahfouz, the elderly Egyptian woman who was reportedly beaten to death by her own son to please his wife, actually died of a brain clot. Rajaa al-Araby, Zeinab’s oldest daughter, told Al-Arabiya.net that her mother was 85 years old and not 81 as it was initially claimed. Zeinab died in El-Mabarra Hospital in Port Said after suffering from a brain clot, Rajaa said, adding that her brother is completely innocent and has nothing to do with their mother’s death.Rajaa ...

VIDEO: Ethiopian domestic worker tries to commit suicide in Lebanon

Sunday, 23 July 2017

An Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon tried and failed to commit suicide on Sunday as seen in a video published by “Wen el Dawle” page on Facebook, while trying to escape from her allegedly abusive employer. The video shows the worker clinging on to a utility pole while members of the civil defense were waiting underneath, preventing her from jumping. The worker tried to escape, however she fell and suffered bruises and broken bones, according to the page. She was taken to a ...

Twitter lets users mute notifications from unknown accounts

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Twitter Inc, in its latest step to curb abusive behavior on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid. The microblogging website said its “advanced filter settings” will now have options for users to mute notifications from accounts that they do not follow as well as from accounts that do not follow them. Users can also filter lower-quality content from notifications such as ...

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