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Prosecutors in Germany seek to extradite Catalan ex-president

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Published on April 06, 2018 with No Comments

German prosecutors have said that they are seeking the extradition of former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain, where he could face trial for his role in organizing an independence referendum. Puigdemont was detained in Germany on March 25. Prosecutors in Schleswig town said they have asked the regional court to formally put him in pre-extradition custody following “intensive examination” of the European arrest warrant issued by Spain’s SC on March 23. His lawyers said they have asked judges to reject the prosecutors’ request.

Woman dies of ant bite in Riyadh

An Indian woman has died after being bitten by a poisonous ant in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, according to a media report. Soosy Jeffy, 36, from Adoor in Kerala, died during treatment.  She was bitten by the ant on March 19 at her residence in the Saudi Arabian capital and was undergoing treatment, it said. There are a few species of ants that can inflict poisonous bites that can prove fatal even for a full-grown adult.

Saudi Arabia outlaws ‘spying’ on spouse’s phone

Spying on one’s spouse’s phone is now a crime in Saudi Arabia that could land the offender in jail or with a fine of up to $133,000, according to a government release.

The new “Anti-Cybercrime Law” criminalizes activities such as spying on data transmitted through a computer without authorization, or access to computers with intention to threaten or blackmail any person, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The growth of social media has resulted in a steady increase in cybercrimes such as blackmail, embezzlement and defamation, not to mention hacking of accounts,” said the release.

The government said the law aimed to “protect morals of individuals and society and protect privacy” and would apply to both men and women



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