Arijeta Lajka

Europe

Kosovo Rejects Special Court to Prosecute Organ Harvesting and Other Alleged War Crimes

A measure to create a special court for Albanian ex-guerrilla leaders accused of human rights violations during the war against Serbia fell five votes short in Kosovo's Parliament.
Arijeta Lajka
6.27.15
americas

The Reason a Transgender Immigration Activist Heckled President Obama at the White House

White House security escorted Jennicet Gutiérrez out of an event earlier this week after she called on the president to stop detaining and deporting LGBTQ undocumented immigrants.
Arijeta Lajka
6.26.15
Europe

A Hospital in Sweden Is Going to Open a Rape Clinic for Men

The Stockholm South General Hospital announced that the center — said to be the first in the Nordic country — will open in October.
Arijeta Lajka
6.21.15
Europe

Pope Francis Says Those Who Deny Migrants Should Ask God for Forgiveness

The pope urged nations not to close their doors on the hundreds of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, and for governments to unite together to combat forced migrations.
Arijeta Lajka
6.17.15
americas

Texas' Oldest Death Row Prisoner Executed Despite Appeal

67-year-old Lester Bower had been on death row for 30 years, and claimed he was wrongly convicted of killing four men in October, 1983.
Arijeta Lajka
6.3.15
americas

Chimps Held in Captivity on College Campus Compared to Slaves in US Court

The case of Hercules and Leo, two chimpanzees in the custody of a New York university, could address major concerns regarding the rights of animals.
Arijeta Lajka
5.27.15
environment

Microbeads Kill Animals and Destroy the Environment — So California May Ban Them

Many hygienic products, such as face washes, have relied on the use of these specks to provide an exfoliating texture appropriate for scrubbing skin.
Arijeta Lajka
5.22.15
africa

Ugandan Pop Star Faces Prison for Racy Music Video

The 21-year-old Ugandan singer Jemimah Kansiime faces up to 10 years in prison for a music video that authorities say violates the country's anti-pornography law.
Arijeta Lajka
5.21.15
crime & drugs

Video Shows Plane Carrying a Ton of Cocaine from Venezuela Crashing Near Colombia

Colombia attributed the wreck to motor failure following evasive maneuvers executed by the pilot to avoid its jets, but Venezuela was quick to dispute this account.
Arijeta Lajka
5.21.15
middle east

With Executions on the Rise, Saudi Arabia is Now Hiring Even More Executioners

With 85 people already executed in 2015 alone, a job ad posted on the country's Ministry of Civil Service website is calling for extra staff to fulfill eight executioner positions.
Arijeta Lajka
5.19.15
middle east

A Young Woman's Death Sparked Riots in a Kurdish City in Iran

Hundreds of ethnic Kurds clashed with police and set fire to a hotel after a 25-year-old woman allegedly jumped from the building to avoid being raped.
Arijeta Lajka
5.8.15
asia & pacific

Singapore Teen Blogger Who Insulted Deceased PM Pleads Not Guilty

At the start of his two-day trial on Thursday, 16-year-old Amos Yee pleaded not guilty to charges that followed his release of a video that insulted Singapore's founding prime minister after his death.
Arijeta Lajka
5.8.15
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