Global Week in Review: Cameroonian LGBT Activist Tortured to Death

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  • Top U.S. Official Meets with Egypt Caretaker Leaders
  • Kenya Dismisses U.N. Accusations
  • Kenyan Prisoners Learn the Law
  • Pakistani Teen Shot by Taliban Addresses U.N.
  • Spain's Prime Minister Under Pressure to Resign
  • Bangladesh Islamist Leader Found Guilty of War Crimes
  • The Edward Snowden Saga Continues
  • Rebel Violence in Congo Pushes 55,000 Refugees to Uganda
  • Brazil Will No Longer Seek Out Cuban Doctors
  • U.N. Women Appoints a New Head
  • Rights Group Denounces Sudanese President Trip to Nigeria
  • Did a Chinese Woman Die From an iPhone 5 Shock?
  • Sierra Leone Pursues Improvements in Maternal Health Services
  • U.S. Woman Gets 10 Years in Rwandan Fraud Case
  • LGBT Activist Tortured to Death in Cameroon
  • Contaminated School Meals Kill 22 Children in India
  • Syria Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwandan Genocide, Says U.N.
  • Cuba Caught Sending Weapons to North Korean
  • Malaria and TB Run Rampant in Africa as HIV/AIDS Deaths Decline
  • Italian Politician Compares First Black Minister to Orangutan
  • Top Running Stars Fail Drug Tests

Kenyan Prisoners Learn the Law

A team of prisoner paralegals in Kenya has launched more than 3,000 successful appeals for fellow inmates since 2007, BBC News reported. Training offered by the legal aid and advocacy group Kituo Cha Sheria has enabled inmates at two local prisons to take the law into their own hands.

(Photo: REUTERS/Joseph Okanga)

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