Jul 6, 2016

U.N. panel says China is arbitrarily detaining U.S. citizen

A U.N. panel says China has arbitrarily detained an American woman in violation of international human rights norms, bringing her case back into public attention ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week. International business consultant Phan “Sandy” ...

Jun 9, 2016

Zetas drug cartel carried out serial executions in Mexican prison

Mexico’s notorious Zetas drug cartel brought victims into a prison it controlled to kill them before dumping their incinerated remains in a river between 2009-2012, authorities said. The prosecutor’s office in the northern state of Coahuila issued arrest warrants for five suspects in connection ...

Jun 7, 2016

Myanmar court sentences BBC reporter to prison, hard labor

A BBC reporter in Myanmar has been jailed for three months with hard labor after being convicted of assaulting a police officer while covering a student protest, his lawyer said Tuesday. The ruling marks the first time a journalist has been convicted under Myanmar’s ...

May 14, 2016

Pfizer says it is blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits. “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives ...

Apr 17, 2016

U.S. sends nine Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, the United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, U.S. ...