22 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses

German bishop to resign over abuse

Leading priest offers to quit as British Catholic leaders apologise for child abuse.

Iraqis allege ‘secret jail’ abuse


Al Jazeera has obtained interviews with two men who were allegedly tortured in the al-Muthanna air base prison in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The former detainees said they were pressured, under the use of painful techniques, to admit to crimes they had not committed.

“Our hands [were] tied and eyes covered so we couldn’t see the torturers. The informants were dictating to them that ‘This guy did this, or did that’. And he was swearing to God that this guy has performed that action,” one of the men said.

“But we were all innocent.”


Bishops: Abuse scandals bring ‘deep shame’ to church

Catholic bishops said there were “no excuses” for the child abuse scandals that have rocked the church.


Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone from the Vatican and Bishop Alejandro Goic apologise

First Europe, then the US – now abuse claims sweep Latin America

The paedophile priest scandal currently enveloping the Vatican has spread to one of the most Catholic areas of the world following a string of new abuse revelations throughout Latin America.


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Industry group targets Obama’s green plan

Connection to Solvay chemicals suggests opposition to action on global warming is spreading from ‘big oil’ to ‘big chemical’


Binyamin Netanyahu tells US: We won’t stop east Jerusalem settlement building

22 Apr 2010: Israeli prime minister defiant ahead of visit from US special envoy, George Mitchell, despite deadlock in peace talks

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