Honduras convicts former executive in activist’s murder
07 July 2021 | 6:55 am
US-trained ex-army officer Robert David Castillo is the latest suspect to be found guilty in the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres.
Photos on social media claim to show the skeleton of a slain DR Congo human rights activist, Fidèle Bazana, who was assassinated in 2010. The posts also claim the remains were found at the property of a high-ranking police officer. But most of these skeletons are actually archaeological findings from 2019. Also, a fake photo of a Day of the Dead light show in Mexico emerges online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
With 11 million inhabitants, the Indian city of Bangalore has seen its size increase in a very short space of time. Nicknamed the Indian Silicon Valley, its rivers and lakes are now the city's unofficial sewers and are used by locals as dumping grounds for all kinds of waste. Out of the 850 lakes in Bangalore, more than 500 are extremely polluted. But one man, Anand Malligawad, has set himself an ambitious goal: to clean up Bangalore's lakes, one by one. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
With the contract killing of a fashion magnate by his ex-wife, amid the sort of squabbles and underhand dealing that could easily feature in a soap opera storyline, the Gucci saga was irresistible to director Ridley Scott. As "House of Gucci" premieres in London, we check out its stars Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Adam Driver on the red carpet.
India's counter-terrorism investigating agency arrested Khurram Parvez, one of the best known activists in Kashmir. He faces several charges, including terror funding.
A jury in the US state of Georgia has found three white men guilty of murder in the 2020 killing of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. The men had followed Arbery in a truck as he ran though a neighborhood.
German jihadist Nils D. has been found guilty of torturing a man to death while serving as guard at an "Islamic State" prison.
Germany's top court is reviewing the case of an accomplice to the neo-Nazi NSU terror cell. Prosecutors are hoping to increase his sentence from 2.5 to 12 years.
The US is facing criticism over a decision not to target Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman with sanctions, despite the release of an intelligence report showing he approved an operation to murder and dismember the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Video blogger Siarhei Tsikhanouski wanted to challenge Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko but instead received an 18-year prison sentence. How did the key opposition leader get his start in politics?
Alaa Abdel Fatah was a prominent figure in the 2011 revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak. The activist's family have long decried the conditions of his years-long detention.
A Cairo court has sentenced Egypt's revolution activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 5 years behind bars for spreading “fake news”. Rights groups slammed the trial as a “sham”. Meanwhile, anti-crime protests in Goma turned deadly. Congolese police fired tear gas and live rounds while civilians set up road blocks and burnt tires. Finally, our reporters in Cote d’Ivoire meet with a standup comedian determined to use humour to break down stereotypes. He pokes fun at clichés about his notorious hometown, Abobo.
Russia has ordered two German diplomats to leave in response to the expulsion of two Russian envoys after a German court’s ruling that blamed Moscow for the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin two years ago.
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