Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Hundreds report child sex abuse at UK football clubs

Around 350 people have come forward to say they were sexually abused as children at British football clubs, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said Thursday. The scale of the abuse began to emerge last week after a string of ex-footballers, including England internationals, told of the ordeals inflicted upon them by coaches. “We are […]

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

Washington Post reporter sues Iran over ‘cruelty, torture, abuse’

A US journalist who was imprisoned in Iran for 18 months filed suit Monday against the Tehran government, claiming his detention was aimed at “extorting concessions” from the United States. The lawsuit filed in US federal court by Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family seeks unspecified damages from Iran for, among other things, […]

Australia accused of intentionally ignoring abuse of asylum-seekers

Australia accused of intentionally ignoring abuse of asylum-seekers

Australia is pursuing a deliberate policy of abuse in its treatment of asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru to deter others from arriving by boat, two global human rights groups said Wednesday. The report by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch is a scathing criticism of Canberra’s immigration policy under which asylum-seekers trying to […]

France disciplines five soldiers accused of abuse in Central African Republic

France disciplines five soldiers accused of abuse in Central African Republic

France has disciplined five soldiers accused of physical abuse in Central African Republic, where Paris had sent peacekeepers to quell bloody sectarian violence, the defence ministry said on Saturday. There are currently three investigations under way into allegations that French troops in the country sexually abused children, but the latest case does not relate to […]