Argentine ex-archbishop convicted for sexual abuse


This video from Argentina says, in Spanish, about itself:

El Ex Arzobispo Edgardo Storni fue procesado en el 2003 por presunto abuso sexual a seminaristas.

From Associated Press:

Argentine cleric gets 8 years in sex abuse case

Wednesday, December 30, 2009; 10:26 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine judge convicted a former Roman Catholic archbishop Wednesday of sexually abusing a seminarian in 1992.

Former Santa Fe Archbishop Edgardo Storni received a sentence of eight years, the minimum for aggravated sexual abuse, defense attorney Eduardo Jauchen said.

Storni would likely serve any time under house arrest because he is over 70.

Storni resigned in 2002 amid various abuse accusations. Judges threw out most of the cases, but the one involving the seminarian moved forward.

He is the fourth Argentine cleric to be convicted of sex crimes.

In the most famous of those cases, a court sentenced Father Julio Grassi, who won fame running a foundation for poor youths, to 15 years in June for molesting a boy who participated in the program.

Argentina’s authorities order DNA tests in search for stolen babies of dirty war: here.

Ireland: The Commission of Investigation report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, known as the Murphy report, was finally published late last year: here.

Afghan students demonstrate against NATO killing civilians


This video from Afghanistan says about itself:

People of Jalalabad stage rally in support of Malalai Joya

May 25, 2007, Ariana TV report the demo staged in eastern city of Jalalabad in suppot of Joya and against warlords.

Afghan students have rallied in Jalalabad and threatened to “take up guns instead of pens and fight occupation forces” if the Karzai regime fails to stop the indiscriminate killing of civilians by occupation troops: here.

Children’s deaths spark anti-US outrage in Afghanistan: here.

As an Afghan in 2001, I thought the US and its allies would take its reconstruction duties seriously. They did not: here.