Indian police accused of failing rape victims despite reforms

Monday, 2 April 2018

More than five years after a horrific rape sparked promises to empower women in India and reform the handling of sexual assault cases, victims say they still face harassment when they turn to police for help.The sickening assault on Delhi student Jyoti Singh in 2012 provoked national soul-searching about widespread failure to tackle sex crimes, and bolstered laws to punish offenders and police accused of turning a blind eye or victim shaming.But rights groups say police still refuse to file ...

Police arrest five drug dealers in Dubai over 20kg heroin possession

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Dubai Police said on Tuesday that they arrested five individuals who smuggled 20 kg of heroin into the UAE. The Dubai Police Anti-Narcotic Department arrested the drug dealers at a Dubai hotel on Monday, March 19, reported Gulf News. Speaking to the newspaper, the commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, Maj. Gen. Abdullah al-Merri, said that the drugs were smuggled into the country onboard commercial ships. The suspects were arrested in an “undercover operation” where a police officer ...

UAE releases prisoners in happiness initiative

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

In light of the International Day of Happiness, the UAE’s Sharjah police released 11 prisoners from various nationalities, giving them the opportunity to resume a normal life.Any debt the prisoners owed was settled by the Ayadi Committee and Sharjah Charity Association, reported Gulf News.According to the newspaper, the prisoners thanked the police for their gesture.

WATCH: Dubai police arrest two men after stealing over $408,000 from Bentley

Friday, 2 March 2018

Dubai Police have arrested two men who were accused of stealing $408,390, what is equivalent to AED1.5 mln, from a Bentley car. The police team captured the culprits within 12 minutes of receiving an alert and the money was recovered. The alert stemmed from the operations room at the Abu Dhabi Police General Command. Using Artificial Intelligence, which includes wireless camera surveillance, the patrols were able to navigate to the suspects’ exact location in Jumeirah. Since the incident, ...

Forget RoboCop: Dubai Police unveils the ‘Smart Dog’

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Dubai Police have introduced a ‘Smart Dog’ which aims to keep UAE homes secure. The current model of the robotic K9 was unveiled to public eyes during the Innovation month exhibition in Dubai. Weighing around 35 Kg, the dog-like machine features a 360-degree Wi-Fi camera for all-round surveillance. Through this, the dog can transmit clips directly to the owner or the police. Living up to its pup name, the dog, which alerts its owner when necessary, also has speech recognition ...

Saudi Arabia opens soldier rank positions for women in seven regions

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Saudi’s General Security division announced that soldier rank positions will be available for Saudi women in different regions including Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qusaim and al-Madina. The conditions to apply include that the woman has to be of Saudi origin and to have been brought up in the kingdom, with the exception of women who lived with their fathers abroad due to a government-related responsibility. They also need to be between the ages of 25-35 with a minimum of a high school education. ...

WATCH: Egypt’s police saves a child dangling from third floor

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Three Egyptian police officers were able to save the life of a child as he fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment in Assiut Governorate, south of Cairo. The Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that the police officers Kamil Fathi Jaid, Hassan Sayed Ali and Sabri Mahrous Ali, from the Assiut police force, managed to save a 5-year-old boy from falling off the balcony of a third-floor apartment, as he tried to cling to the wall for fear of falling. The ministry added that the three police ...

Saudi Public Prosecution is now hiring women investigators

Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Saudi Public Prosecution has announced that it is hiring Saudi women as investigation officers. The application process will start on Sunday, February 11, and will continue until March 3, al-Madina Arabic newspaper reported.Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mojeb said all applicants must be Saudis of good conduct, qualified for the position, have a relevant university degree with no less than a C grade. They should also pass aptitude tests and physical exams to prove their fitness for the ...

Tariq Ramadan jailed in Paris after being charged for rape

Friday, 2 February 2018

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan was charged with rape on Friday and jailed in Paris after two days in police custody, a judicial source said, according to AFP. French authorities say Ramadan is being investigated for allegedly raping two women and could be held in long-term custody while the probe continues. According to an AP report, a judicial official said the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a formal inquiry on Friday based on complaints against Ramadan the women filed last ...

Bahrain condemns two in terror cell to death

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Bahrain’s criminal court on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and 19 others to life imprisonment in a ruling against a cell convicted of terror attacks. It also sentenced 17 members of the cell to 15 years in jail, nine others to 10 years, 11 to five years, and acquitted the last two defendants, Bahrain’s BNA news agency reported. Forming terror cell The defendants were convicted of forming a terror cell that carried out a number of attacks, killing at least two policemen and ...

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