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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Things of Justice and Injustice

Six French aid workers detained on child kidnapping charges in a Chad prisonFrench aid workers detained on child kidnapping charges in Africa.
  1. The US has no fewer than 16 intelligence agencies, ranging from the CIA to the Treasury Department.
  2. The New York Times has said that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes in 2005 as it faced Congressional and legal scrutiny about its secret detention programme.
  3. Amnesty International says Iran has executed five minors so far in 2007 and 27 minors since 1990.
  4. Japan does not tell death row prisoners that they are to be hanged until the last possible minute.
  5. A British canoeist missing for five years has been arrested on suspicion of fraud for faking his own death. He had been hiding out in Panama.
  6. IT chiefs at some of the UK's biggest companies have accused the government of failing to take e-crime seriously.
  7. British judges have ruled that broadcasters and theatres staging live productions can not be prosecuted for blasphemy.
  8. A judge in India has summoned two Hindu gods to court, to help resolve a property dispute.
  9. A US counter-terrorism police officer says he failed a drugs test because his wife spiked his meatballs with marijuana.
  10. A sex attacker who hid a carrot in his trousers and pretended he was sexually aroused has been jailed for 18 months.

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