Bangkok Court Gives Four-Year Prison Sentences Given to Thai Rhino Horn Smugglers

The three were convicted of smuggling restricted items into the country and evading customs taxes.

Bangkok Court Gives Four-Year Prison Sentences Given to Thai Rhino Horn Smugglers

  BANGKOK – A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns from Ethiopia worth $1.5 million. The bags carrying the 21 horns were discovered in March last year in a random customs search at Bangkok’s main airport. Officials found the horns, weighing almost 50 […]

Female Genital Mutilation Continues as Change Comes Slowly

Female Genital Mutilation Continues as Change Comes Slowly

– BEKARREDAR, Ethiopia – The 25-year-old Kedija had her external genitalia removed and her vagina sewn up when she was just seven days old. She has faced a lifetime of pain. “I was unable to hold my urine for long,” she told The Associated Press. “I isolated myself from socializing because of that. Later when […]