Posts Tagged ‘detained’

Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease and wife detained

(Article18) — An Iranian Christian with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been detained in Tehran. Homayoun Zhaveh, who is about to celebrate his 64th birthday, and Sara Ahmadi, 44, answered a summons to an administrative office of Evin Prison on Saturday, expecting to receive back their confiscated property. However, they were instead… Source

Christian convert arrested, detained in Karaj on unknown charges

(Article 18) — A Christian convert from Karaj, near Tehran, has been arrested and remains in detention on unknown charges. Mohammad Golbaz, 34, was arrested at his motorcycle repair shop on Saturday, July 30 by more than a dozen plainclothes intelligence agents. He was then transferred to an unknown location and held incommunicado until finally […]

Detained Chinese house church pastor awaits trial

(Church in Chains) — Geng Zejun, a house church pastor from Ningxia Autonomous Region in northern China, is due to go on trial on July 13. He has been detained since January 25 on a charge of “organizing illegal gatherings.” Geng Zejun was first arrested on Sunday, December 5, 2021 when police raided The Church […]

Supreme Court Rules Thousands of Immigrants Can Be Detained Indefinitely

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that immigrants detained in the United States are not entitled to a bond hearing, a decision that means that the thousands of people with open immigration cases who are currently in federal holding facilities can continue to be detained indefinitely.

Chinese Catholics Call for Release of Illegally Detained Underground Bishop

May 21 marks the one-year anniversary of the illegal arrest of Xinxiang Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu and local faithful are calling for his liberation.

Elderly Palestinian American Man Found Dead After Being Detained In Israeli Raid

The U.S. Department of State has voiced its support for an investigation into the Wednesday death of an elderly Palestinian American man who his family and local officials said was detained by Israeli soldiers during a raid on an occupied West Bank village. Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad, 80, was a U.S. citizen whose body was found […]

Suspect Detained Over 2012 Family Slaying In The French Alps

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the 2012 slayings of a British-Iraqi family vacationing in the French Alps and a cyclist has been detained, a French prosecutor said Wednesday. Saad al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal and his mother-in-law Souhaila al-Allaf were shot dead on a remote mountain road near Annecy in eastern France. French cyclist Sylvain […]

Family of detained ex-Tunisia minister launch sit-in for his release

The wife of Noureddine Bhiri, the deputy chairman of the Tunisian Ennahda party, yesterday said she would start a sit-in with her children in the hospital where her husband is being detained. Saida Akremi told Al-Quds Al-Arabi that authorities were “responsible for my husband’s “life.” “My children and I have decided to start a sit-in […]

Detained ex-Mauritania president hospitalised

Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was moved to the Nouakchott Military Hospital on Wednesday evening in order to receive emergency care, his attorney told AFP yesterday. Mohamed Eddine Ould Ashdo went on to call on authorities to clear his client for travel abroad for care. “Some members of his family visited him and […]

Freelance AP Journalist Amir Aman Kiyaro Detained In Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A freelance video journalist accredited to The Associated Press in Ethiopia has been detained by police in the capital, Addis Ababa, the news organization said Wednesday. Amir Aman Kiyaro was detained under the country’s new war-related state of emergency powers on Nov. 28 after returning home from a reporting trip. He […]

Calls for Egypt YouTube to be detained for ‘defaming the state’

An Egyptian lawyer yesterday submitted a report to the Public Prosecutor accusing opposition YouTuber Abdullah Al-Sharif of “issuing fabricated videos and calls about the Egyptian state’s institutions and leaders aiming to provoke chaos, spreading disorders, and destabilising the country’s internal security.” Tarek Mahmoud, a lawyer known for his extensive reporting against opponents of the regime, said that […]

Sudan: More than 100 protesters detained in latest crackdown

Sudan’s security forces dispersed demonstrators and rounded up more than 100 people on Sunday in the capital of Khartoum, in the latest crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Shops were closed and roadblocks were set up in Khartoum on Sunday, as a two-day civil disobedience effort began against last month’s military takeover. Nationwide anti-coup protests – including […]

Top Sudanese Officials Detained, Phone Networks Offline In Possible Coup

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s top general on Monday dissolved the government and announced that the military will run the country after his forces arrested the acting prime minister and other officials. Thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets against the coup. The military takeover threatens to derail Sudan’s long, rocky attempt to transition to democracy […]

Armed Man Detained At ‘Justice For J6’ Rally ‘Exposed As Undercover Law Enforcement’

An armed man who was filmed being detained at the Capitol rally in support of Jan 6 suspects appears to have been inadvertently exposed as an undercover law enforcement officer by his fellow police. Journalist @FordFischer said he only witnessed one detainment at the US Capitol rally in support of the Jan. 6 suspects. The […]

Psaki: ‘There Are No American Hostages, Just People Being Detained Against Their Will Until Their Captors’ Demands Are Met’

Psaki: ‘There Are No American Hostages, Just People Being Detained Against Their Will Until Their Captors’ Demands Are Met’ WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a press conference this morning, Press secretary Jen Psaki proudly confirmed that everyone has made it safely out of Afghanistan and there are no hostages at all.  “The people at the Kabul airport are […]

Judiciary chief orders release of protestors detained in Khuzestan

Judiciary chief orders release of protestors detained in Khuzestan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — In a phone call with the chief justice of Khuzestan province on Sunday, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei ordered Sadegh Moradi to release protesters detained at Khuzestan province. Ejei asked the chief justice to provide the ground for the immediate release of those […]

Bosnia Intelligence Chief Detained in Money Laundering Probe

A money laundering exhibit is displayed at Target America: Drug Traffickers, Terrorists and You, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) traveling museum exhibit in Times Square, New York City, on Sep. 16, 2004. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—Bosnian authorities have detained the head of the Balkan country’s state security agency in a probe that includes money […]

Activists detained amid raids at human rights NGOs in Belarus

Security services in Belarus have reportedly raided the offices of leading human rights organisations and detained several activists. The NGO Viasna said both its headquarters in Minsk, and the homes of several of its members across the country, had been raided on Wednesday. “Ales Bialiatski, the chairman of the Viasna Human Rights Centre cannot be […]

Florida Man Detained In Assassination Of Haitian President Deepens Mystery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The arrest of a failed Haitian businessman living in Florida who authorities say was a key player in the killing of Haiti’s president deepened the mystery Monday into an already convoluted plot surrounding the assassination. Haitian authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, who once expressed a desire to […]

#FreeAssange: Wikileaks Founder Turns 50 While Still Detained In Prison

US Prosecutors’ Case Weakened After ‘Star Witness’ Admits To Fabricating Charges. Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange, who first became known around the world for his role in the exposure of US war crimes in Afghanistan, turns 50 years old today. Assange, who for the past two years has been kept in HMP Belmarsh, a […]

Girl in 6th grade detained after Idaho school shooting; 3 injured

A sixth-grade girl pulled a handgun from a backpack at her eastern Idaho school on Thursday and opened fire, hitting two fellow students and a member of school staff and inflicting non-life-threatening injuries on them, officials said.The girl was disarmed by a teacher at Rigby Middle School in Rigby, Idaho, a remote community about 270 […]

‘Inform the World How Evil This Regime Is’: Scholar Detained for Three Years in Tehran Recounts Lessons From Captivity

US Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland December 7, 2019. U.S. Embassy in Switzerland/Handout via REUTERS An American doctoral student who spent over three years held in an Iranian prison joined Algemeiner members for a conversation on Wednesday, where he shared details of his captivity and discussed what he saw […]

Two Proud Boys detained by US judge over role in storming Capitol

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday ordered that two prominent leaders of the far-right Proud Boys group be detained for their roles in storming the US Capitol, saying they posed a danger to the community and could not be trusted to abide by strict conditions of release.The ruling by US District Judge Timothy Kelly […]

Gunman who killed 8 at Indianapolis FedEx site had been detained before

The 19-year-old gunman who killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center was a former employee who was placed under psychiatric detention last year after his mother reported concerns he might commit “suicide by cop,” police and FBI said. Four members of the Sikh religious community – three women and a man – were among […]

Myanmar activists hold shoe protests; another celebrity detained

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, activists and […]

Riot in Swiss city, police use rubber bullet and tear gas, dozens detained

Police used rubber bullets against rioters as the rioters hurled bottles and Molotov cocktails in the northeastern Swiss city of St. Gallen on Saturday. More than 30 people were temporarily banned from entering the city. The riot broke out after around 1,000 young people gathered at the Roter Platz square in the city center. The […]

Palestinians stand in solidarity with detained ex-Hamas leader Khodari

Palestinians stand in solidarity with detained ex-Hamas leader Khodari [Middle East Monitor] The family of Palestinian Mohammad Al-Khodari who is being held in Saudi Arabia came together in Gaza to show solidarity with the detainee and his son who have been in jail for two years. Letters had been submitted to the Saudi monarch, they […]

Hundreds of detained anti-coup protesters released in Myanmar – media

More than 600 detainees have abruptly been released from prison in Myanmar, media have reported, citing lawyers and eyewitnesses. Almost all of those released had been detained during the crackdown on the anti-coup protests. The detainees were released from Insein prison of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, on Wednesday. Some 16 buses carrying the freed protesters […]

New York Hasidic men detained in German airport – was there any reason?

About 16 Hasidic men, including a group from New York traveling to Vienna, were detained at a German airport for more than 10 hours without actually getting charged, according to the Jewish rights group Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA), the New York Post reported. Five of the men were apprehended by authorities Frankfurt already on March […]

Kremlin opponent Navalny says he’s detained in ‘concentration camp’

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny compared his detention conditions to those of a “concentration camp” in an Instagram post on Monday. “I must admit that the Russian prison system managed to surprise me. I did not think it was possible to build a concentration camp just 100 kilometres away from Moscow,” the post read. “Three […]

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