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Issue No. 2439

South Yorkshire cops face fresh complaints over abuse

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into 20 new complaints against South Yorkshire Police officers.

These relate to the child abuse scandal in Rotherham revealed last August.

Ten cops are already being investigated over allegations including failure to properly investigate rape and child abuse.

Protest halts deportation  

Air Passengers in Australia have halted the deportation of a Tamil man by standing up as an airliner taxied at Melbourne airport. 

Activists had leafleted those boarding to explain that refugee Puvaneethan fears torture if he goes to Sri Lanka.

Egypt upholds death sentences

The day after the release of journalist Peter Greste, a court in Egypt upheld death sentences on 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters. 

Some 1,400 political prisoners in total are awaiting execution.

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Tue 3 Feb 2015, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2439
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