Posts Tagged ‘detainees’

Ansarullah Releases Two US Prisoners in Exchange For 200 Yemeni Detainees

By Staff, Agencies Yemen’s popular Ansarullah revolutionary movement released two American prisoners as part of a deal that also secured the return of more than 200 Yemenis stuck in Oman as a result of the Saudi-led blockade of the war-torn country. The Wednesday swap apparently involved Saudi Arabia and Oman, which frequently plays the role […]

Iran sends three Turkmen detainees home

IRNA – Three Turkmen who were detained because of entering the Iranian waters in the Caspian Sea were delivered to the Turkmen authorities, said the commander of the Atrak border police in Golestan Province on Sunday. ‘Sending the three Turkmens to their country was done upon an order from Iranian authorizes,’ said Colonel Mohammad-Reza Saravani. […]

Israeli threats fail to end detainees’ boycott of military courts

Tamara Nassar Rights and Accountability 18 April 2018 Palestinian women protest in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, 17 April.  Anne Paq ActiveStills Israeli occupation forces are threatening and beating Palestinian detainees in an attempt to pressure them to end their boycott of Israeli military courts. Some have been […]

US Admiral: Guantanamo Bay ‘Prepared’ For VIP Detainees

A top US military official confirmed on Thursday that Guantanamo Bay is “prepared” to take in new VIP detainees, and is just waiting on the order to do so.  President Trump last month signed an executive order reversing Obama’s 2009 directive to close down the infamous terrorist prison. According to a Military of Defense report, […]

Iran rejects certain reports on detainees of recent unressts

IRNA – Iran’s Prosecutor General on Thursday rejected certain biased reports about a number of detainees of the recent unrests in the country saying reports on suicide of one of the protesters in a jail in southern Iran was ‘fake’ and ‘not true’. ‘The reports on the suicide of one of the detainees in the […]

Saudi Arabia releases detainees held in corruption probe

Saudi Arabia’s authorities have released a number of detained royals allegedly involved in corruption in public office. The move came after a settlement was agreed with the suspects, the daily Okaz reported yesterday. The pro-government newspaper added that the detainees, who had been held in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, included a serving minister and […]

Cops Having Sex With Detainees Should Always Be Considered Rape, Say New York Politicians

When New York City Council Member Mark Treyger read about Anna Chambers’s case, he was appalled. News of the alleged rape of an 18-year-old by two undercover detectives from the New York Police Department while she was detained in their car was disturbing enough. When the Brooklyn City Council member learned that officers Eddie Martins […]

ACLU: US Immigration Authorities Abusing Iraqi Detainees

US authorities are abusing Iraqi immigrants facing deportation and coercing them into waiving their legal rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a court filing on Thursday. A federal judge in Detroit halted the deportations of all Iraqis in July to allow the immigrants to obtain the paperwork and legal representation they need […]

Palestinian detainees suspend hunger strike after reaching an agreement with Israel

nsnbc : Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons have suspended their hunger strike on Saturday after having reached an agreement with Israeli authorities. (archives) Palestinian […]

Hunger strike enters 39th day, Many Palestinian detainees face life-threatening complications

IMEMC : The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that as the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons enter their 39th […]

Ambushes on Police Continue: Three Cops Dead, Four Injured in Baton Rouge

Dan McCue | Courthouse News Service Three police officers were killed and four others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday morning while on duty less than a mile from police headquarters. Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said one suspect is dead and law enforcement officials […]

Wheeling out the olde “Holocaust” card in a vain attempt to fight #BDS

BDS And The Eternal Holocaust While innocently attempting to access an article on the Haaretz website the other day, I was accosted by a sequence of intrusive advertisements inviting me to “Fight BDS” — the popular boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement that aims to force an end to Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights. The ads featured a […]

UN Orders Saudi Arabia To Stop Using Torture To Extract Confessions

The United Nations torture committee has condemned Saudi Arabia’s torture program, calling on the Saudi regime to stop imposing physical punishments, including flogging and amputations, in order to extract fake confessions from prisoners.  The UN says it is concerned with the abuse of bloggers, activists and human rights lawyers who are facing a hellish experience […]

Ash Carter’s Asian Folly

Print Friendly Above Photo: From “We will remain the principal security power in the Asia-Pacific for decades to come.” –Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Ash Carter is on a mission: to convince Asia’s democracies that Asian security is synonymous with American leadership. Unfortunately for him, the two concepts are not theoretically or even empirically identical, […]

Without USA airpower support ISIL/ISIS can’t survive

Press TV – December 19, 2015 The United States is supporting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group because it does not want to end war in the Middle East, an American politician and political analyst says. “The United States is ultimately behind ISIS,” Art Olivier said on Saturday, using an alternative acronym for the Takfiri group. […]

US anthropologists back Israel boycott in landslide vote

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 23 November 2015 Members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have overwhelmingly endorsed a resolution backing the Palestinian call for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The measure passed at the association’s annual meeting in Denver on Friday by 1,040 votes in favor to 136 against. It must now […]

Scenes From A Wonderful Parade Against The TPP

Print Friendly Above Photo: From Counter Punch. Berlin. It was a day to remember, a date for the record books! It marked a surprising development in German politics! And who said Germans don’t like protest marches or demonstrations? The organizers counted 250,000, a quarter of a million. Of course the police scaled that down – […]

New processing system aims to improve behaviour of detainees

Video Video Tony Abbott is refusing to accept blame for the government’s decision to abandon offshore processing. Julia Gillard has conceded the government can’t implement its controversial Malaysian people swap deal. IMMIGRATION authorities are scrambling to put in place new asylum-seeker processing arrangements that are expected to see most new arrivals out of detention within […]

Afghanistan officials ‘systematically tortured’ detainees, says UN report

Jeremy KellyLondon Guardian October 10, 2011 Prisoners have been systematically tortured while in the custody of Afghan security officials, according to a UN report which described abuse including ripping detainees’ toenails out and twisting their genitals. Nearly half of prisoners interviewed by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency said they had been tortured while a third of those […]

Taxpayers fund detainees’ smoking habits

AAP Funding the smoking habits of immigration detainees costs taxpayers more than $1.4 million a year. The company that manages the detention centres, Serco, has spent an average of $4000 a day on tobacco products for detainees since the 2009-10 financial year, News Limited reported on Tuesday. Detainees earn points in the immigration detention system […]

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