Israeli soldiers shot a handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian teenager who was attempting to flee after being detained for suspected stone-throwing in the West Bank on Thursday. The minor was detained by the Israeli forces after he had been shot, but was later evacuated by Palestinians to receive medical treatment at[…]
A family from Elim, near Bredasdorp, are reeling from shock after 6-year-old Delvina Europa was found raped and murdered just three months after her mother’s sudden death. Her body was found in the bushes in the Cape Agulhas community after she went missing on Sunday evening. The incident united the[…]
At least 299 schoolchildren and 30 staff members of the Palestinian Education Ministry remain in Israeli prisons, Palestine’s Education Minister said Tuesday, Anadolu reports. Sabri Saidam told reporters in Ramallah that 47 students had been martyred in 2018 with 3,191 injured by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. At least 97[…]
A Melbourne court has sentenced Cardinal George Pell, a former close ally of Pope Francis, to six years behind bars with a possibility of parole. Pell was found guilty of five counts of historic child sex crimes. As he delivered the hugely anticipated verdict, Chief Judge Peter Kidd said that[…]
The KwaZulu-Natal department of health has paid tribute to a mother of two who was shot dead in her home on Sunday night as a “professional hard-working” nurse. Sister Barbara Emmadla Haines, 34, was allegedly shot in the head by her husband following a domestic dispute in the presence of[…]
A third party is legally entitled to lay an assault charge on behalf of a victim, depending on the circumstances and context. That’s according to criminal law expert James Grant, as he unpacked the legalities around the Domestic Violence Act. Grant was responding to the public outcry around the alleged[…]
Experts say if an alleged abuser opens a false counter assault case against his victim, he or she may be prosecuted for defeating the ends of justice. “If charges are laid that have no veracity or grounds, you can be prosecuted for malicious prosecution and defeating the ends of justice,”[…]
A bill has been presented that will establish a children’s commissioner in the Western Cape. This after calls for the appointment of a commissioner grew following the murder of 66 children in the province last year. In recent days, the Department of Basic Education in the Western Cape voiced their[…]
After fourteen years of dedication and hard work at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abused Women and Children, a Shaheema McLeod is closing the final chapter as director of the NGO. She has been phenomenal in moulding and revitalizing the lives of women and children who has been victims of[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it is investigating a video showing an elderly man being tortured at an auto electrical workshop in Grassy Park. The video went viral last week, sparking anger on social media. The clip shows the auto electrical workers, aged 20 and 22 years,[…]
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