Posts Tagged ‘punishment’

Breakthrough or whitewash? Long-overdue punishment for a terror monster as Pakistan sentences Hafiz Saeed for 2008 Mumbai attack

I feel a sense of lightness at the sentencing of a monster terrorist who masterminded the 26/11 attack in Mumbai in 2008, in which 166 innocent people were gunned down, including a very dear fellow journalist with whom I shared the newsroom at the English daily Times of India in the 1990s. Though the sentence […]

Pakistani court suspends corporal punishment for children ‘in good faith for their benefit’

On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court suspended Section 89 of the Pakistan Penal Court, which deals with the power parents, teachers, and legal guardians have over children. The section in question says that “Nothing which is done in good faith for the benefit of a person under twelve years of age… is an offence by […]

Monkey Gets Cruel Punishment For Stealing Food, And Awful Crowd Gathers To Cheer

This horrific story took place in India. A monkey was caught and punished merciless, as it stole some food from a supermarket. It just wanted to feed himself, but there were just careless people in the city. So, they decided to tie the poor ape up, instead of helping it. This is really unbelievable! How […]

US imposes major travel bans on Cuba as punishment for supporting a sovereign Venezuela

   The US is imposing wide-ranging travel bans on Cuba, aimed at cutting the flow of tourists to the island, in order to punish Havana for their “destabilizing role” in the Western hemisphere which Washington regards as its own. The Treasury Department announced on Tuesday that so-called “People-to-People” educational and cultural trips to Cuba would […]

Scottish Parliament votes to ban corporal punishment of children

   The Scottish parliament has voted by a significant majority in favour of banning the physical punishment of children. The bill, lodged by the Scottish Green party MSP John Finnie and supported by the Scottish National party government, is designed to give children equal protection from violence by removing the defence of “justifiable assault” in […]

The Escalation of israeli (apartheid state) Collective Punishment of Palestinians

by Nada Awad, for Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network The Israeli authorities forcibly transferred Palestinian Nadia Abu Jamal from Jerusalem in 2017, following the demolition of her family home in 2015. Israel’s National Insurance Institute also revoked healthcare and other social security entitlements from Abu Jamal’s three children, two of whom suffer from chronic medical conditions. The […]

Israel’s freezing of Palestinian tax funds "collective punishment"

Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 18 February 2019 Palestinians protest the siege on Gaza at Erez checkpoint in the northern Gaza Strip, February 2018. Yasser Qudih APA images Israel’s freezing of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenue will cause the dire situation in Gaza to deteriorate even further, Al Mezan, a human rights […]

Netanyahu delivers on threats of collective punishment

Netanyahu delivers on threats of collective punishment by Maureen Clare Murphy The destroyed home belonging to the family of Ashraf Naalwa in Shweika, near Tulkarm, on 17 December. Shadi Jarar’ah APA images Israel has delivered on threats of potential war crimes made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following shootings of settlers and soldiers by Palestinians in the […]

IRGC warns supporters of Chabahar terrorist attack of harsh punishment

FNA – Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Public Relations Department and Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif warned supporters of the terrorist group responsible for the Thursday attack in Chabahar city in Southeastern Iran of the IRGC’s crushing response. “Most terrorist grouplets are linked to foreign security services of countries like Saudi Arabia and they […]

Netanyahu angling to institute capital punishment for Palestinians just in time for elections

Early Sunday morning five Palestinian citizens in Al-Khader village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank were detained by Israeli Occupying Forces without charges leveled against them, a common enough occurrence in the quiet village which just last month saw 100 athletes sequestered, searched, and interrogated at gunpoint in its soccer stadium after practice. […]

Intensifying injustice: capital punishment in Israel

by Kathryn Shihadah, Palestine Home The US and Israel share many imaginary values: both like to think of themselves as peace-loving, justice-pursuing democracies, built by the perseverance of pioneering immigrants. The two countries have some actual shared values too: for example, in election season, their leaders openly pledge allegiance to the far right among their […]

Donald Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

Facing pressure from Congress to act, President Donald Trump vowed “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing WaPo reporter Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as Trump turned up the pressure on the kingdom in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night. “Nobody knows” whether Saudi officials are involved […]

Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia is behind killing of WaPo journalist Khashoggi

“There’s a lot at stake, and maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There’s something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case…we’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment,” Trump said during an interview with the CBS program 60 Minutes on Friday.  […]

‘Collective punishment’ and ‘blackmail’: Palestinians decry Trump decision to shutter PLO office in Washington

The Trump administration ordered a Palestinian representative office to close today, ending the near 25-year diplomatic presence of the PLO Mission in Washington DC. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters this morning the decision was made after Palestinian leaders refused to “advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel” supported by senior White House […]

Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since […]

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students

July 2, 2018 By John Vibes Bristol County, MA – Family Court Judge Katherine Field denied a motion to stop the use of electric shock on disabled students, a form of punishment that has been controversial for years after news of the practice first reached the public in 2013 when video […]

Gaza: Crime Without Punishment

19-05-2018 | 10:36 Just imagine if the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad had killed 62 unarmed protesters and injured thousands of others. Surely, the American response would be fierce. At the very least, the US would unleash a thousand cruise missiles – the number currently within range of Syria. Better yet, imagine if Lebanon’s Hezbollah killed […]

‘Post-fact mindset in US: First punishment & then search for evidence to rationalize war-mongering’

Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, called the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma “fake news” and “staged” during  an emergency Security Council meeting on Monday. Reports on Saturday claimed dozens had died in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta after chlorine gas was dropped on the area. Russia’s military and chemical […]

Resisting Israel’s ‘patently illegal’ policy of collective punishment in Gaza

Yesterday, Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem began a media campaign urging Israel Defense Forces soldiers posted on the Gaza border to disobey “patently illegal” shoot-to-kill orders against unarmed protesters, as Yossi Gurvitz has reported on this site. Gurvitz has elucidated why this move by B’Tselem is “breathtakingly brave”: “By declaring the ROE used on the […]

A Palestinian teen puts his hand in his pocket. His punishment: A bullet in the face

by Gideon Levy After the Palestinian boy was shot by the Israeli occupation forces, a soldier went over to him and, with his foot, turned the teen over. The soldier saw there was nothing in the boy’s hands. The bullet entered from the back of his neck and exited through the eye socket, shattering his […]

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