Abuses in Kashmir: OIC slams India

Mother of Tabish Bhat,16, whose eye was damaged after Indian government forces fired pellets at him during a protest, shows his damaged eye as he rests on a hospital bed in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Updated 15 July 2016
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Abuses in Kashmir: OIC slams India

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed serious concern over human rights violations in the Indian-administered Kashmir by the Indian military and para-military forces, which have resulted in the killing of more than 30 innocent Kashmiris.
The OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission said the use of excessive force against innocent civilians, protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings, is deplorable and a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest and assembly and other fundamental human rights.
It said that extrajudicial killings and abrasive human rights violations should stop forthwith.
“There should not be any impunity for human rights violations. An independent, fair and transparent inquiry should be conducted against the individuals responsible for these killings and culprits must be held accountable at all levels.”


Egyptian who killed daughter in Germany sentenced to life

Updated 21 February 2019
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Egyptian who killed daughter in Germany sentenced to life

  • The defendant, identified as Ahmed F. in line with German privacy rules, was found guilty of strangling his seven-year-old daughter in July 2018 because he wanted to take revenge against his wife
  • He suspected his wife of infidelity

BERLIN: A German court has sentenced a 33-year-old Egyptian man to life in prison for killing his daughter in a fit of jealousy.
In its verdict Thursday, Duesseldorf's regional court noted the gravity of the crime, preventing his release even after serving the standard 15-year life term.
The defendant, identified as Ahmed F. in line with German privacy rules, was found guilty of strangling his seven-year-old daughter in July 2018 because he wanted to take revenge against his wife, who he suspected of infidelity.
F. denied the allegations and claimed his daughter died in an accident.
His wife had called police after receiving a video call from F. in which he could be seen pointing a gun at their crying daughter. She was dead by the time police entered the apartment.