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Cardinal Ad Simonis (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), a senior figure in the Dutch Catholic Church, protected a priest knowing he had sexually abused children, Dutch media reports say. (more…)

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After two cases of alleged torture by employers in Saudi Arabia the past week, there are growing calls within Indonesia to stop sending migrant domestic workers there. (more…)

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The account of a Sri Lankan maid has been questioned by Saudi government officials. The maid said her Saudi employers planted 24 nails and needles into her body. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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13 nails and five needles have been removed by doctors from a Sri Lankan housemaid. She said her Saudi Arabian employer hammered them into her body.

The injuries were inflicted as a punishment, LP Ariyawathie, 49, told staff at Kamburupitiya Hospital.

X-rays showed that there were 24 nails and needles in her body (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). The nails were up to 2in (5cm) long, a hospital official said.

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An inmate (photo, from aljazeera.net) at the US prison facility in Guantanamo Bay sent a letter to Al Jazeera saying he had been abused since the election of Barack Obama. (more…)

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Joseph Fritzl will go on trial on 16 March, has announced a court in Austria. He is accused of keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years and fathering seven children by her. (more…)

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Two men have been convicted of murdering a three-year-old girl in New Zealand, after months of torturing her. (more…)

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