Argentina is using facial recognition system that tracks child suspects, Human Rights Watch says

Publishing such information violates the Convention of the Rights of the Child, a U.N. agreement to which Argentina is a signatory, that says a child’s privacy should be respected at all stages of legal proceedings, said Hye Jung Han, a researcher and advocate in the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, who was the lead researcher on the report.

Argentina’s embassy in Washington did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

On a visit to Argentina in May 2019, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy warned the Argentine government that CONARC’s database contained 61 children. By that October Argentina’s justice ministry said there was no children’s data in CONARC. But the report contends the practice continued after the U.N. visit, with 25 additional children added to the database.

An HRW review of CONARC also saw that the public information about the children was peppered

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Hippo Attacks, Drags Child To Death Before Horrified Onlookers, Incident Caught On Camera

In a horrific incident, a massive hippopotamus attacked and dragged a child to his death in Kenya. The incident reportedly took place in the Lake Victoria region.

The child, whose age was not revealed, was playing close to the shore in Mbita when suddenly he was grabbed by the hippo. People who were washing clothes nearby watched the child being dragged into the murky water.

A video shared online shows the child submerging in the water as locals cried out and pelted rocks at the animal in an attempt to save him. By the time the animal let go of the young boy he had already died. The body of the boy was later found with serious injuries.

The video was filmed on Sept. 16 but it was shared online recently, according to U.K.’s the Sun. 

Kenya Wildlife Service reportedly said that attacks by hippos and crocodiles have increased sharply

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