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Woman beaten to death by mob of vigilantes after death of girl, 8 | World | News

Woman beaten to death by mob of vigilantes after death of girl, 8 | World | News

A furious mob in Mexico has brutally beaten a woman to death and attacked two men after the trio were suspected of killing of an eight-year-old girl. The incensed crowd swarmed around the group they believed were behind a financial kidnapping, following reports that the family of the youngster received anonymous telephone calls demanding a ransom.  The little girl disappeared on Wednesday from the town of Taxco, Guerrero state, and her body was found by the side of a road in the early hours of Thursday. Local media reports security camera footage appeared to show a woman and a man loading a bundle, which may have been the girl’s body, into a taxi. People surrounded the woman’s house Thursday, threatening to drag her out before police intervened and put on the back of a pick up truck. However, despite officers being present the large crowd dragged her out of the vehicle and into the street where they stomped, kicked and pummeled her until she lay, partly stripped and motionless. Authorities later confirmed the woman had …

Gérard Depardieu: dozens of celebrities denounce ‘lynching’ of French actor | Gérard Depardieu

Gérard Depardieu: dozens of celebrities denounce ‘lynching’ of French actor | Gérard Depardieu

Nearly 60 French actors and other prominent figures have denounced the “lynching” of disgraced film legend Gérard Depardieu, who is charged with rape and is facing other sexual assault claims. An open letter signed by British actor Charlotte Rampling, former French first lady and singer Carla Bruni, and Depardieu’s former partner, actor Carole Bouquet, claims the star is the victim of a “torrent of hatred”. “Gérard Depardieu is probably the greatest of all actors,” added the letter published in French newspaper Le Figaro on Christmas Day. Depardieu, who has made more than 200 films and television series, was charged with rape in 2020 and has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than a dozen women. Despite no court ruling against him, many have rushed to distance themselves from the actor in recent days. In the letter, his supporters wrote, “We can no longer remain silent in the face of the lynching he is facing.” The letter said Depardieu was being attacked “in defiance of a presumption of innocence from which he would …

Ten jailed in India over torture and lynching of Muslim man | India

An Indian court has sentenced 10 men to 10 years each in jail for the lynching of a Muslim man, who died after being tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans. Tabrez Ansari was tied to a pole and tortured for 12 hours in 2019, as he cried and pleaded with a mob that accused him of burglary in the eastern state of Jharkhand. A video of the incident that spread on social media showed the 24-year-old being forced to chant “Jai Sri Ram” – meaning “hail Lord Ram” – a slogan widely used by Hindu hardliners. Police later detained Ansari for theft while he was in critical condition, and took him to hospital days later, where he died while in custody. Following a public outcry, police arrested 12 Hindu men, two of whom were later acquitted due to lack of evidence. The remaining 10 were convicted last week of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and each handed 10-year prison sentences on Wednesday. Ansari’s wife, Shaista Parveen, said she would appeal against the sentence …