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Day: June 10, 2019

Thousands of drivers pursued over foreign speeding fines
Featured, United Kingdom

Thousands of drivers pursued over foreign speeding fines

    British drivers heading to the continent this summer are being warned not to ignore speed limits and other rules of the road amid a sharp rise in the number of motorists being pursued by foreign police forces. Previously it was estimated that up to half a million UK drivers went unpunished for speeding each year in France alone, because they thought once they were back home they were untouchable. But a new system called Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), which the UK signed up to two years ago, which means it is much easier for drivers from one country to be prosecuted by the authorities in another. A foreign police force can apply to the UK authorities for the driver information and under the MLA system the Driver and Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) must provide them. ...
Saudi teenager arrested at 13 faces death penalty
Arab world, Featured

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 faces death penalty

    A Saudi teenager held for more than four years without charge faces possible execution for acts he is accused of having committed when he was as young as 10, according to human rights groups tracking his case. A death sentence for the teenager, Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, would be what the groups called one of the most egregious violations of legal protections for children in the world. “There are few more serious breaches of international law than the execution of a child,” said Maya Foa, director of Reprieve, one of the rights groups. She said that in seeking the death penalty for Murtaja, “the Saudi regime is advertising its impunity to the world.” The defendant was arrested at age 13 and has been in jail since. The charges against him, some from three years befor...