The children, the children….

Yemen unyielding on child executions

Rights groups say Sanaa is putting to death juveniles, disregarding their age and violating international laws

Yemen is signatory to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which bars the death penalty for those who commit murder under age 18. (Just because they signed some kind of paper doesn’t mean they will adhere to infidel mores…)

Senegal’s President Macky Sall says the government will close down Koranic schools that fail to meet basic safety standards.

His comments came after nine children were killed by a fire at a school near the centre of Senegal’s capital, Dakar. The blaze broke out as 45 children aged from six to 12 slept inside a single room with wooden walls and zinc roofing in the Medina district, witnesses said.