Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Ángel Gahona’s death, a symbol of Nicaragua crisis

  “Justice for Ángel Gahona ! “   Angel Gahona was a 42-years-old Nicaraguan journalist who ran the local news website El Meridiano, famous in Bluefields for covering thorny stories such as police corruption and drug trafficking that other journalists preferred to ignore. The journalist was killed on 21 April – day four of a continuing Read more about Ángel Gahona’s death, a symbol of Nicaragua crisis[…]

Mafioso under European Arrest Warrant arrested by Eurosearch

Nicola Amoroso was arrested Monday in the small city of in Biebesheim, near Frankfurt Airport, in Germany. The fugitive was under a European Arrest Warrant. His arrest was the first capture via “Eurosearch”, a project to locate dangerous mafia fugitives in Europe, and also the result of a “fruitful exchange of information” with Italian and Read more about Mafioso under European Arrest Warrant arrested by Eurosearch[…]

Italian mobster arrested by the Moroccan authorities

   The Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie arrested an Italian involved in international drug trafficking last month. According to French news agency AFP, the suspect Angelo Filippini was convicted to an 11-year prison sentence in absentia. He was captured in mid-April in Temara, 11 kilometers south of Rabat. During the arrest operation, Moroccan authorities seized false documents Read more about Italian mobster arrested by the Moroccan authorities[…]