Posts Tagged ‘detained’

Byproduct of Iran Conflict: Increased Surveillance and Detained Iranian-Americans

By Derrick Broze While the world anxiously watches the situation in Iraq unfold, it’s important to understand domestic byproducts of the ongoing military conflict between the United States and Iran. Specifically, the tensions between the two nations have lead to an increase in the questioning of travelers of Iranian descent who attempt to cross U.S. […]

Israel detained 5,500 Palestinians in 2019

Israeli police officers arrest a Palestinian youth in Issawiya, Jerusalem, 4 January 2017 [Mahfouz Abu Turk/Apaimages] MEMO | December 31, 2019 Israeli occupation forces detained over 5,500 Palestinians from the occupied Palestinian territories in 2019, including 889 children and 128 girls and women, Quds Press reported rights groups saying yesterday. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Commission, Palestinian Prisoners’ […]

Dozens of Israelis said detained at Moscow airport, with no reason given

Dozens of Israeli tourists and businesspeople were reportedly prevented from entering Russia Wednesday after flying into a Moscow airport, in what appeared to be a diplomatic tit-for-tat between Jerusalem and the Kremlin. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it was looking into reports that 46 people, including some young children, were being detained for questioning at Domodedovo […]

Palestinian Prisoner Detained by «Israel» Dies after Cancer Battle — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Palestinian Prisoner Detained by «Israel» Dies after Cancer Battle By Staff, Agencies A Palestinian prisoner died Tuesday in “Israeli” custody after battling cancer, the “Israeli” entity’s prisons service said, ahead of demonstrations in the occupied West Bank planned before his death. The protests, dubbed a “day of rage” by organizers, are against the US announcement […] […]

Officials say Jordan not linking 2 detained citizens to arrested Israeli

Israeli officials on Wednesday said Jordan has not given any indication that the recent detention of an Israeli citizen who illegally crossed the border is connected in any way to the issue of two Jordanians held in Israeli custody, contrary to the assertion by a senior official in Amman. Israel detained Heba al-Labadi, 32, and […]

One person detained after shooting outside German synagogue left 2 people dead

A picture of the alleged shooter has appeared on social media, but cannot be verified yet. Police warned on Twitter that people in the area should still “stay alert” and assured that they are working on stabilizing the situation. A spokesperson also said security will be increased at the Dresden Synagogue and Jewish cemetery as […]

Israeli woman detained in Egypt for 40 hours after bullets found in guitar case

An Israeli woman was arrested Friday by Egyptian authorities after rifle bullets were found in her guitar case as she passed through a border crossing from Israel to the Sinai Peninsula. Border officials found 16 rounds of M-16 rifle ammunition in her bag, which were left over from her service in the Israeli army, the […]

Thousands detained in Indian-controlled Kashmir since region stripped of autonomy

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have detained about 4,000 people since New Delhi scrapped the Muslim-majority Himalayan region’s special autonomous status. Media reports citing a recent government data reported on Thursday that Indian forces had arrested more than 3,800 people across the region over the past few weeks. The report contains data from 13 police […]

Iranian tanker previously detained in Gibraltar allegedly offloads oil in Syria

2019-09-06 BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Iranian oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA (previously Grace 1), that was previously detained in Gibraltar has allegedly offloaded its cargo in Syria, the Middle East Eye reported. According to the Middle East Eye, the ADRIAN DARYA offloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo, a similar claim made to Al-Masdar from […]

UK "Extremely Concerned" After Hong Kong Consulate Worker Reportedly Detained In China

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab apparently made  quite the impression when he spoke out in support of Hong Kong demonstrators earlier this month: Because, in an incident that is perhaps unsettlingly reminiscent of Beijing’s arrest of a former Canadian diplomat and a Canadian businessman, as well as Turkey’s arrest of Turkish nationals who […]

4,000 detained by India in Kashmir since autonomy stripped: Govt. source

Thousands of people have been detained in Indian-controlled Kashmir over fears of outbreaks of unrest after the New Delhi government revoked the Muslim-majority Himalayan region’s autonomy. An Indian government source speaking on the condition of anonymity said on Sunday that at least 4,000 people were held under the so-called Public Safety Act (PSA) since […]

Canadian resident detained in Iranian prison for 11 years escapes — and returns home

VANCOUVER—An Iranian-born Canadian resident has returned to British Columbia after being imprisoned and allegedly tortured in his home country for 11 years. Saeed Malekpour arrived at Vancouver International Airport on Friday evening, having escaped an ongoing prison term in Tehran, said a professor who has been involved in his case for years. […]

Former Kyrgyz president Atambayev detained after special forces storm his mansion for third time

Atambayev was apprehended on Thursday evening, his office told the media, after he gave himself up to law enforcement officers. The former President, who ruled the former Soviet republic from 2011 to 2017, surrendered to police following several hours of talks, according to Interfax. He left the house of his own accord, it turned out. Earlier […]

Iran invites Pompeo for interview by reporter once detained in US

AFP – Iran on Sunday invited Mike Pompeo to be interviewed by a state television anchor who was once detained in America, after the top US diplomat said he was willing to talk to its people. Pompeo said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg that he would “happily” go to Tehran and willingly appear on […]

Sudan’s journalist union says its head detained by military

A Sudanese editor who heads the country’s main journalist’s union has been detained, the union said. The Sudanese Journalists’ Union called on the ruling Transitional Military Council to “immediately release” its head Sadiq al-Rizaigi, who is also editor of Al-Sayha newspaper, or that he be put on trial. A senior journalist with […]

Russian embassy in contact with Iran about detained tanker crew

Sputnik – The Russian Embassy in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian authorities about the Russian crew of a UK-flagged tanker seized off Iran’s coast, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Tuesday. “The embassy is at work. Everyone is at work. All services, all channels are active. We are in a close contact with […]

Iran releases VIDEO of detained British-flagged tanker

The video shows the vessel in the sea and is attributed to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN). The tanker is now in the port of Bandar Abbas, officials at the Iranian port reported earlier on Saturday. Tehran says the vessel was detained over an “accident” with a fishing boat, adding that it […]

Gibraltar police arrest 2 more officers from detained Iranian tanker

The men detained on Friday are two second mates, both Indian nationals, local daily the Gibraltar Chronicle reports, citing the police. The men have been questioned but have not faced any charges yet, the paper says, adding that they “are assisting police” with its probe. The development follows the arrests of the ship’s captain and […]

American tourist harassed and detained by Israeli border agents while trying to attend wedding in Ramallah

On July 1st, l attempted to cross the border from Jordan to Israel to visit historical sites and to attend a wedding in Ramallah. I was invited to the West Bank by my university professor who happens to be Palestinian. We were separated at the border checkpoint on the Jordanian side and my luggage was […]

6 Turkish citizens detained in Libya now released: Ministry

Six Turks detained in Libya by forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar have been released, Turkey’s foreign ministry spokesman says, a day after it warned the militia would become a “legitimate target” unless they were released immediately. Turkey supports the internationally recognized government in Tripoli. Haftar’s Libyan National Force (LNA) launched a campaign on […]

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