4/16 Activist Update: Two Boko Haram Attacks, Torture in Syria, and Sudanese refugees flee to Ethiopia

Boko Haram bombs a Nigerian bus station and kidnaps over 100 young women.

At least 71 innocent people were killed this week when Islamic terrorists bombed a Nigerian bus station, according to Reuters.

ABUJA, April 14 (Reuters) – A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.”


Approximately 24 hours ago on April 15th over 100 young women were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.”


UN Human Rights Chief “Slams” Syria on Torture

According to AP, ”

The U.N.’s top human rights official has condemned the “rampant use of torture” in detention facilities in Syria. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says her office has documented a “broad pattern of torture and ill-treatment” in government facilities and some run by rebel groups.”


Sudanese Refugees are flooding into Ethiopia in Order to Escape Terrible Conditions

Geneva (AFP) – Up to 1,000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of them on the brink of death, the UN said Tuesday.


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