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Somali Lawmakers Draw Blood in Latest Fistfight

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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For the second time in a week, Somali lawmakers have traded punches on the floor of parliament amid a dispute over who holds the post of speaker. Witnesses told VOA that lawmakers also wrestled and threw chairs at one another during Wednesday’s brawl in Mogadishu. A photo taken at the scene showed a lawmaker bleeding […]

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Somali Lawmakers Trade Punches, Kicks in Speaker Dispute

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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A fistfight erupted in the Somali parliament Wednesday, a day after a group of lawmakers voted to oust Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan. The fighting began after the anti-Adan lawmakers tried to elect a replacement for the speaker, who is in Italy. The speaker’s supporters shouted objections and soon, the sides were trading punches and […]

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Mexican Prison Director Arrested After 17 Die in Prison Fight

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Mexican authorities confirmed Tuesday that the director of a prison in Ciudad Juarez and four guards at the facility have been taken into custody in connection with a July 25 fight that resulted in the death of 17 inmates. Chihuahua state officials said in a statement Tuesday that state prison director Lucio Cuevas is accused […]

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