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Nearly 300 Palestinian students in Israel jails

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[…]

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Third parties can lay assault charges, with condition

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[…]

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WC children’s commissioner bill finally unveiled

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[…]

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SAHRC investigating abuse of elderly man

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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