Anti-Abortion Extremist Rudolph Indicted in Bombings
Suspected bomber Eric Robert Rudolph has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with two abortion clinic bombings. Rudolph faces more than twenty counts in Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham and is on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List for a 1997 double-bombing at an abortion clinic in North Carolina and the 1998 Birmingham bombing at New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic that left one off-duty police officer dead and permanently disfigured a nurse. Rudolph is also wanted in relation to the 1996 bombing at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta and a 1997 bombing of an Atlanta gay nightclub where several people were injured. Rudolph has been a fugitive for more than three years and is suspected of living in the mountains in North Carolina. US Attorney Doug Jones says, “Now that he has been indicted, when Rudolph is arrested he will proceed immediately to trial.” The FBI has offered a $1 million dollar reward for information leading to Rudolph’s arrest.
Media Resources: Associated Press - November 15 2000; CNN – 15 November 2000
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .