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Manchester attack: Who was Salman Abedi?

Salman Abedi has been named by police as the Manchester bomber

Police have named 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi as the person suspected of carrying out the suicide attack at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

The BBC understands that Abedi was a “mule” carrying out the attack for a larger network of collaborators, which is being investigated by Greater Manchester Police.

But what do we know about the suspected suicide bomber?

Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994 to Libyan parents, who had fled that country after becoming opponents of Colonel Gaddafi’s regime.

Having spent a few years in London, the family moved to Manchester where Abedi’s father used to do the call to prayer at a mosque in Didsbury.

Abedi attended Burnage Academy for Boys in Manchester between 2009 and 2011, before later going on to Salford University.

However, he dropped out of university and worked in a bakery.

Friends remember him as a good footballer, a keen supporter of Manchester United and a user of cannabis. He had a sister and two brothers.

His mother and father are now believed to be back living in Libya. For a while he left the UK too, but he is believed to have returned in the past few days.

¿Es necesario un registro de violadores en Argentina?

por EFE el 21/05/2017 a las 10:04 horas

La inminente creación de un banco de datos que reúnainformación genética de personas condenadas por delitos de carácter sexual en Argentina ha reabierto el debate sobre la necesidad de crear un “registro de violadores” de acceso público.

La ley 26.879, que contempla la creación del Registro Nacional de Datos Genéticos vinculados a delitos de integridad sexual, está en vías de ser reglamentada por el Ejecutivo cuatro años después de ser aprobada en el Congreso.

Se trata de un archivo que incluirá información y material genético del agresor sexual una vez que la sentencia condenatoria sea firme. Los datos serán de carácter reservado y solo podrán acceder a él jueces, fiscales y los tribunales que investiguen un ilícito penal de este tipo.

Su propósito será “facilitar el esclarecimiento” de los hechos al objeto de identificar a los responsables.

Una de las impulsoras del proyecto de ley fue la integrante de la asociación Madres del Dolor, Isabel Yaconis, quien explicó que a pesar de tener el ADN del atacante de su hija nunca supieron a quién pertenecía ese patrón genético.

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“Tampoco había mucho dónde buscar porque no existen en nuestro país losbancos de huellas genéticas de condenados por delitos sexuales“, aseguró a Efe el pasado enero.

“Ahora falta que se ponga en marcha”, comentó a Efe la presidenta de la agrupación, Silvia Irigaray.

Por otra parte, el mes pasado empezó a discutirse en comisión el proyecto de ley que propone crear un registro nacional de violadores que esté a disposición de los ciudadanos en las comisarías de policía, explicó la diputada nacional de Unión Cívica Radical, Gabriela Burgos.

El nombre del condenado, una fotografía renovada cada tres años y los posibles cambios de domicilio integrarán un archivo que pretende ser una medida “preventiva” que permita a los vecinos saber “con quién conviven”.

El condenado estará inscrito en “la lista” durante 20 años, desde el momento en el que obtuvo la libertad.

A pesar de que la diputada admitió que “algunos” lo consideraron “estigmatizante”, insistió en que ese no es el espíritu del proyecto. “Yo creo que su finalidad es girar la mirada hacia víctima”, añadió.

Oxford student Lavinia Woodward ‘may avoid jail’ for knife attack

Lavinia Woodward has ambitions to enter the medical profession, a court heard

An “extraordinary” Oxford University student who stabbed her ex-boyfriend in the leg may avoid jail as it would affect her career prospects, a judge has said.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, attacked the man at Christ Church college, while she was under the influence of drink and drugs.

She admitted inflicting grievous body harm, the Oxford Mail reported.

At Oxford Crown Court, Judge Ian Pringle QC said he believed the attack was “a complete one-off”.

Moors Murderer Ian Brady ‘gravely ill’

Ian Brady

Moors Murderer Ian Brady is gravely ill and receiving palliative care, the BBC understands.

Brady, who is 79, is being held at Ashworth Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit on Merseyside.

The serial killer has been ill for some time and is being looked after by specially-trained nurses.

Brady, who now uses the name Ian Stewart-Brady, was jailed for three murders in 1966 and has been at Ashworth since 1985.

He has campaigned for several years to be moved from the secure unit to a Scottish prison, where he would not be force-fed and be allowed to die if he wishes.

The 79-year-old has been on successive hunger strikes since 1999 and has previously argued that he should be allowed to die, but has been force-fed because he is considered to be mentally ill.

Nicaraguan pastor jailed for burning woman to death in ‘exorcism’

Pastor Juan Rocha (with head in hands) and his four followers were tried in the town of Managua

An evangelical Nicaraguan pastor and four followers have been sentenced to 30 years for burning a woman to death in a so-called exorcism ritual.

Vilma Trujillo, 25, died in February after being tied up and thrown on a fire.

The group had denied killing her and said she was possessed by the devil.

“The suffering that Trujillo was subjected to is something no human being should go through,” said judge Alfredo Silva.

Pastor Juan Rocha, 23, plus his siblings Tomasa and Pedro Rocha, and Franklin Jarquin and Esneyda Orozco, were convicted of murder.

All but Orozco also received six years for illegal detention, although the judge capped the jail time to 30 years, according to local media.