Crimes http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25040/all en Indian rape accused says police tortured him http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of the five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:35 +0000 5732567 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Indian rape accused says police tortured him, lawyer says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds comment from lawyer, detail)</p> <p>By Suchitra Mohanty</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 10 (Reuters) - One of five men charged with the gang rape and murder of an Indian student said police tortured him in custody and he and at least three of his co-defendants say they are innocent, lawyers said on Thursday.</p> <p>The five accused arrived in court for a closed hearing with their faces covered by scarves, and accompanied for the first time by defence lawyers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-indian-rape-accused-says-police-tortured-him-lawyer-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Law Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:51 +0000 5732648 at http://www.globalpost.com India rape accused hunted victim, aimed to kill - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Five adults conspired to rape and kill, with teenager</p> <p>* DNA, mobile phone and physical evidence gathered, file says</p> <p>* Crime carried out on a school bus</p> <p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The gang of men charged with the rape and murder of an Indian physiotherapy student deliberately tried to find a woman to rape and kill and ended the night with blood on their clothes, a police report seen by Reuters said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/india-rape-accused-hunted-victim-aimed-kill-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:15:03 +0000 5732991 at http://www.globalpost.com British man who threw bottle at Bolt found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-man-who-threw-bottle-at-bolt-found-guilty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A mentally ill British man who shouted abuse at Usain Bolt and threw a beer bottle on the track at the start of the men's Olympic 100 metres final was found guilty of a public order offence on Friday.</p> <p>Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, lobbed the bottle at the track in the Olympic stadium minutes before the race on Aug. 5 last year, video evidence showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/british-man-who-threw-bottle-at-bolt-found-guilty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Crimes Law in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:15:31 +0000 5733255 at http://www.globalpost.com India police arrest six in new gang rape case - papers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Indian police arrested six people including a bus driver after a woman said she was gang raped in the northern state of Punjab, newspapers said on Sunday.</p> <p>The reports come weeks after a student in Delhi was assaulted and beaten in a moving bus and thrown bleeding onto the street in a case that sparked outrage in the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/india-police-arrest-six-new-gang-rape-case-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Gender-based violence Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:15:27 +0000 5733872 at http://www.globalpost.com N.Irish court quashes conviction for soldiers' killing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/nirish-court-quashes-conviction-soldiers-killing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELFAST, Jan 15 (Reuters) - A Northern Ireland court on Tuesday quashed the conviction of the only man jailed over the 2009 murder of two British soldiers outside an army base in Northern Ireland.</p> <p>Brian Shivers was found guilty last year of being involved in the killing of Patrick Azimkar, 21, and Mark Quinsey, 23, outside the Massereene Barracks in Antrim as they collected a pizza hours before they were due to fly to Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/nirish-court-quashes-conviction-soldiers-killing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Massereene Barracks shooting Northern Ireland Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:15:30 +0000 5734804 at http://www.globalpost.com UK judge slams banks defrauded by fake tycoon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/uk-judge-slams-banks-defrauded-fake-tycoon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A British judge sentenced a fake tycoon who defrauded two banks out of 769 million pounds to seven years in jail on Thursday but said the banks bore some responsibility because of their poor checks.</p> <p>Achilleas Kallakis, 44, was convicted of fraud on Wednesday for obtaining 740 million pounds ($1.18 billion) in loans from Allied Irish Banks on false premises, in one of Britain's biggest real estate scams. He used the money to buy properties and fund a millionaire lifestyle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/uk-judge-slams-banks-defrauded-fake-tycoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Allied Irish Banks Business Crimes Deception Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:46:05 +0000 5735591 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Peregrine Financial fraud loss tops $215 mln, U.S. says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-peregrine-financial-fraud-loss-tops-215-mln-us-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US seeks maximum sentence of 50 years for Wasendorf</p> <p>* He sought to appear rich to avoid discovery of fraud -U.S.</p> <p>* Peregrine was never actually profitable -prosecutors</p> <p>* Wasendorf sentencing scheduled for Jan. 31 in Iowa</p> <p>By Ann Saphir and Tom Polansek</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-peregrine-financial-fraud-loss-tops-215-mln-us-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes Deception Fraud Futures contract Labor Law MF Global Peregrine Financial Group Primary dealers Russell Wasendorf Sr. Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:30:38 +0000 5737985 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacking case puts Dutch man in US prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hacking-case-puts-dutch-man-us-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Dutch man was sentenced to 12 years in a US prison on Friday for being an online "broker" for credit card numbers stolen in a computer hacking conspiracy.</p> <p>David Schrooten struck a plea bargain in federal court in Seattle after being extradited from Romania for his role in a computer hacking and credit card fraud scheme, prosecutors said.</p> <p>Schrooten, known as "Fortezza" in the hacker world, pleaded guilty in November to criminal charges related to hacking, bank fraud, and identity theft, according to Western District of Washington US Attorney Jenny Durkan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/hacking-case-puts-dutch-man-us-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Entertainment Ethics Law Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:15:29 +0000 5743780 at http://www.globalpost.com Six killed in Kenya cattle rustling: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/six-killed-in-kenya-cattle-rustling-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six people, including three police officers, have been shot dead in a cattle theft raid in northwestern Kenya, a local police chief said Monday.</p> <p>"The three officers were ambushed as they pursued stolen animals. Three locals were also killed in the raid," area police chief Omondi Musewe said.</p> <p>The incident took place Sunday night in Ng'aratuko in Baringo county as some 30 officers were pursuing cattle thieves, he said. </p> <p>He added he thought "some of the raiders who managed to escape sustained gunshot wounds in the firefight."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/six-killed-in-kenya-cattle-rustling-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Cattle raiding Crimes Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:00:51 +0000 5745377 at http://www.globalpost.com US kidnapper killed, child safe: FBI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-kidnapper-killed-child-safe-fbi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US gunman and murder suspect who snatched a five-year-old boy and held him for a week underground in a bunker besieged by police has been killed and the child is safe, the FBI said Monday.</p> <p>Police had earlier identified the abductor as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired trucker. The motive of the January 29 abduction in the town of Midland City in the southern state of Alabama remained unclear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-kidnapper-killed-child-safe-fbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Federal Bureau of Investigation AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:15:37 +0000 5745859 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Sex crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:01:08 +0000 5746286 at http://www.globalpost.com Companion of India gang-rape victim identifies bus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The companion of an Indian medical student who died after being gang-raped identified Tuesday the bus on which the attack took place as he testified in the trial of five adults accused of her murder.</p> <p>The 28-year-old, confined to a wheelchair as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, confirmed that a white bus was the vehicle on which the deadly assault took place on December 16, his father told AFP.</p> <p>"Yes, my son could identify the bus. The cross-examination is going to start now," said the father, whose son cannot be named for legal reasons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/companion-india-gang-rape-victim-identifies-bus-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Boxers Crimes AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:46:07 +0000 5746324 at http://www.globalpost.com Young Indian rape suspect held alone for own safety, says innocent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innocent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Frank Jack Daniel</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Behind a barbed wire-topped wall by a busy New Delhi highway a teenager sits alone in a locked room, accused of taking part in a gang rape that first sparked nationwide protests and now a debate over whether Indian law is too lenient on juveniles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/young-indian-rape-suspect-held-alone-own-safety-says-innocent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Crimes Ethics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:16:24 +0000 5746890 at http://www.globalpost.com Passion in US lower house immigration debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/passion-us-lower-house-immigration-debate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US lawmakers debated plans on Tuesday to build a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who remade their lives in America but found themselves at the heart of a fierce debate.</p> <p>President Barack Obama and a group of Republican and Democratic senators have submitted plans for reform, but as the House of Representatives took up the issue, there were signs the bipartisan facade is coming under strain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/passion-us-lower-house-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Human migration Law Political parties in the United States Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:16:03 +0000 5746947 at http://www.globalpost.com