DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The international rights group Amnesty International has joined activists in the United Arab Emirates urging authorities to investigate allegations of abuse against a group of hunger strikers convicted of anti-state charges.
Activists in the UAE say at least 18 inmates are now part of a hunger strike that began more than a month ago. London-based Amnesty said at least three are in critical condition Wednesday.
The hunger strikers are among 69 suspects convicted in July of links to an Islamist faction that authorities allege seeks to overthrow the UAE's Western-allied ruling system. The prisoners claim that they have faced torture and other abuses since their arrests last year.
UAE officials have made no public comments.
Separately, security officials have stepped up crackdowns against suspected backers of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.