Malala Yousafzai slams Trump for ‘cruel’ child separations


Nobel peace prize laureate criticises policy while in South America promoting girls’ education

Nobel peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has criticised as “cruel” Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

“This is cruel, this is unfair and this is inhumane. I don’t know how anyone could do that,” Yousafzai said on Wednesday during her first visit to South America where she was promoting girls’ education. “I hope that the children can be together with their parents.”

Continue reading…

Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers, to ‘replicate success of Philippines’

Sinking to new lows for humanity.


Government says executions will resume after moratorium of almost 50 years, citing Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs

Sri Lanka will begin hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half-century moratorium on executions, as officials promised explicitly to “replicate the success” of the Philippines’ grisly war on drugs.

Sri Lanka’s decision to cite the Philippines as its model is certain to draw criticism. Under president Rodrigo Duterte 4,200 drug suspects have been killed in the Philippines, although rights groups say the true number could be at least triple that figure.

Continue reading…

Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug


Judge ruled Alvogen has reasonable probability of winning lawsuit and issued restraining order against use of midazolam

A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold on Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez of Clark county district disallowed the use of the drug in a ruling that came down less than nine hours before Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, was to be executed with a three-chemical injection never before tried in the US.

Continue reading…

Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year

ACLU calls revelation ‘horrific’ and blames administration’s poor execution of family separation policy

The Department of Justice (DoJ) told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be US citizens for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

Related: Trump forced to reinstate ‘catch and release’ after court defeats

Continue reading…

Elon Musk hits out at Thai rescue chief who turned down mini-submarine offer – “I am important, you have to listen to me and think I am great! – LOL”

Entrepreneur Elon Musk calls into question the role of the man who turned down his offer of a hastily developed kid-size submarine to assist the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave.

Source: Elon Musk hits out at Thai rescue chief who turned down mini-submarine offer