A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention says she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was granted asylum in Canada at the request of U. She made a public statement Tuesday, saying through an interpreter that her first goal is to learn English.
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Read this in Arabic. Published online 24 October A new study finds that teenagers fight less frequently in countries where corporal punishment is fully banned in homes and schools.
Saudi Arabia is seeking to execute a teenager who has been imprisoned ever since his arrest as a year-old, human rights experts have said. The year-old denies the charges, CNN has reportedclaiming confessions which the prosecution has relied on were obtained under duress. Following his arrest, he was detained in Dar al-Mulahaza juvenile detention centre in al-Dammam city, where Amnesty International said he was held in solitary confinement for a month.
In July, the teenager made headlines after she confessed to police that she stabbed to death a bus driver who she alleged had kidnapped her in a deserted rural area near Cairo and sought to sexually assault her at knife point. The girl said she tricked her alleged assailant, took away his knife, and stabbed him several times before running away. Shortly after her arrest, the teenager was required to undergo a virginity test, an invasive procedure that rights groups say in itself amounts to sexual assault.
A Saudi teenager faces a possible death sentence for alleged crimes he committed as a minor, the New York Times reported. Murtaja Qureirisnow 18, was accused of committing some act as young as the age of ten. Held with out charges for four years, Qureiris was arrested at the age of
Othman Rami Halles, 15, was shot dead during protests on the Israel-Gaza border on July 13,the Palestinian health ministry said at the time. After a plea bargain, the court sentenced the soldier to 30 days in prison with military labor and a suspended term of another 60 days, and he was demoted. At least Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since protests were launched along the border of the Israeli-blockaded enclave in Marchthe majority during the demonstrations and clashes.
When a young man from overseas needed physical help, a metro-based nonprofit opened its heart. Now, this teenager will always have a piece of Kansas City. Salem had been seeking a prosthesis since he was shot by Israeli soldiers last July. Salem, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, explained that he and his cousin were accused of throwing rocks and stirring up unrest, which he said he didn't do.
A boy arrested when he was just 13 faces the death penalty and sick acts on his body for involvement in protests when he was just Murtaja Qureiris has been held in pre-trial detention for years and is now 18 years old. A teenager who has been held in a Saudi prison for more than four years faces execution by beheading, dismemberment and crucifixion for crimes he allegedly committed when he was