The Dubai Court of Appeal commuted a judgment of three years imprisonment issued by the Criminal Court against an Asian woman and a gang from an Eastern European country to 6 months in prison, while upholding the fine of Dhs29,800 and the deportation after serving the terms.
Pakistan’s independent rights body says last week’s abduction of an activist may be a case of forced disappearance and that he might have been taken or imprisoned by state security services.
Philippine troops on Monday rescued a British man and his Filipino wife who were abducted by gunmen at a southern beach resort last month and taken to the jungle hideouts
Police spokesman Gambo Isah, of Katsina state police, said the foiled abduction comes less than two days after the release of 344 schoolboys who were kidnapped in the same area on Dec. 11.
"The suspect, identified as Kashif, was in a car. He kidnapped the woman at gunpoint and took her to an empty plot near the Chaman Bypass,” the investigation officer said. He raped and beat her up multiple times and then fled from the crime scene.
Government officials had been in talks with the kidnappers — known as bandits — following Nigeria’s third school attack in less than three months.