VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 13, 2015

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Egyptian court acquits 26 men detained in raid on Cairo public bathhouse, Rohingya woman dies of suffocation cramped in truck of migrants in southern Thailand, captured Ugandan rebel commander urges LRA fighters to stop fighting, and Saudi cleric issues religious order against building snowmen.

EGYPT
Court Acquits Defendants in Gay Bathhouse Case
Twenty-six men cleared of charges such as from debauchery and public indecency. The bathhouse raid highlights the government’s continued crackdown on Egypt’s gay community.

THAILAND
Children Among Nearly 100 Rohingya Trafficking Victims
A woman died of suffocation while cramped inside one of five trucks carrying the migrants in the country’s south.

UGANDA
Captured Rebel Leader Urges Comrades to Stop Fighting
Dominic Ongwen is being held by U.S. forces in the Central African Republic. He is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity.

SAUDI ARABIA
Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Building Snowmen Amid Winter Storm
‚ÄčThe sheikh says creating idols of humans and animals is sinful; but people are free to build icy statues of trees, buildings, cars and anything else that doesn’t have a soul.

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