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About 13,000 migrants have been left homeless from the Greek island of Lesbos after a fire destroyed most of the overcrowded camp they were living in. The UN Refugee Agency says there are reports of tensions between the local population and the homeless migrants. The fire started shortly after 35 inhabitants of the Moria camp tested positive for COVID-19. Amanda Munoz de Toro speaks for FENIX, an organization which provides legal aid to refugees.
There are thousands of people that are just on the streets. They spent the whole night. They just lost all of their belongings the last thing they had. And outside the camps, there's police checkpoints where people are not allowed to leave a specific area, and NGOs are also not allowed to access to provide aid.
The last opposition leader still active in Belarus has been detained. Maksim Znak was taken away from his office by masked men in civilian clothes. His lawyer says he was being investigated for possible involvement in an attempt to harm national security.
Amnesty International has accused the security forces in Mozambique of serious human rights violations in the northern Cabo Delgado province, where a jihadist rebellion is growing. The rights group says it has verified videos that showed the torture of prisoners referred to as al-Shabaab. Will Ross reports.
The videos and photos show men wearing the uniforms of the Mozambique army and elite police unit, carrying out what Amnesty International calls acts of unspeakable cruelty. With arms tied behind backs, naked prisoners are beaten with sticks or rifles. A soldier cheered on by colleagues is then filmed using a knife to cut off a victim's ear. There are images of blindfolded, badly beaten men in the back of a pickup truck, and even a mass grave where bodies are mutilated by soldiers. One video shows them slitting the throats of the captives when they were still alive. Amnesty says the jihadist group has committed multiple human rights abuses during the conflict, including the beheading of civilians.
A court in Bangladesh has sentenced three police officers to life in prison, for their part in the extrajudicial death of a man in custody. The convictions are seen as a landmark. Jill McGivering reports.
The case centers on a young man Johnny arrested at a wedding more than six years ago after an argument. He was held by police for five months before dying, apparently after being tortured. It's made headlines. This is the first conviction under a law introduced seven years ago, which specifically addresses torture and killing by the security forces. Human rights groups say hundreds of people die in custody as the result of torture or staged shootings, but few families pursue justice partly because they're frightened of reprisals.