Spain charges Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau with crimes against humanity


Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants
MADRID May 28 (Reuters) – Spain’s state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said.
Spain has pioneered the use of universal jurisdiction, the concept that crimes against humanity can be prosecuted across borders, in instances such as when a Spanish judge issued an arrest warrant for Chile’s Augusto Pinochet in London in 1998.
The Boko Haram case arises from a militant attack on the eastern Nigerian …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper