Posts Tagged ‘frees’

Venezuela Releases 7 Jailed Americans; US Frees 2 Prisoners

WASHINGTON—Venezuela has freed seven imprisoned Americans in exchange for the United States releasing two nephews of regime leader Nicolás Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years on drug smuggling conspiracy convictions, the White House said Saturday. The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, follows months of back […]

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners

In a rare softening of hostile relations, Venezuela has freed seven imprisoned Americans in exchange for the United States releasing two nephews of President Nicolás Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years on drug smuggling conspiracy convictions, the White House said Saturday. The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly […]

Egypt frees 46 pretrial detainees, including activist Haitham Mohamadin

Egyptian authorities yesterday ordered the release of 46 pretrial detainees, including lawyer and leftist political activist Haitham Mohamadin. Member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, Tariq Al-Awadi, announced the release on Twitter, noting that the 45 detainees have been held in pretrial detention over cases dating back to 2020 and 2021. Al-Awadi went on to thank […]

Report: Migrant Kids Going Missing After Biden’s HHS Frees Them into U.S.

Some Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs), those arriving at the United States-Mexico border with adults who are not their parents or adult relatives, are reportedly going missing after having been released to adult sponsors in the U.S. by President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher

The only person convicted in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher was freed Tuesday after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence, his lawyer said. Attorney Fabrizio Ballarini said Rudy Guede’s planned 4 January release had been moved up a few weeks by a judge and he was freed on Tuesday. He will […]

Nigeria: Prison Attack Frees Nearly 840 Inmates

Nearly 400 escaped prisoners remain at large in Nigeria on Monday after unidentified gunmen stormed the Abolongo Prison in southwestern Nigeria’s Oyo state on Friday, killing two guards and releasing 837 inmates, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. A spokesman for Abolongo Prison, Olanrewaju Anjorin, told AFP on October 25 he visited the facility on October 24 and learned that […]

President Biden Frees Al Qaeda Commander Who Threatened To ‘Kill All Jews’

Joe Biden has decided to free an Al Qaeda commander who famously blew up two giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan and threatened to “kill all Jews.” What could possibly go wrong? As the Taliban regain control of Afghanistan, Biden’s decision to free Abdul Latif Nasir signals support for radical Islamists and for the North African […]

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement. AP news agency cited witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon as saying they saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of […]

Algeria frees imprisoned journalist and pro-democracy activists after presidential pardon

Algerian authorities freed an imprisoned journalist and more than 30 other pro-democracy activists on Friday in a conciliatory gesture ahead of the second anniversary of their Hirak protest movement. Chanting “Free and Democratic Algeria,” dozens of people gathered at the prison where journalist and activist Khaled Drareni had been held in Kolea, west of the […]

Pakistan Supreme Court Frees Islamist Accused Of Beheading Journalist Daniel Pearl

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock,” lawyers said. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was the main suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl, […]

Trump frees biggest Israeli Spy Ever Jonathan Pollard before Leaving Office

    Jonathan J. Pollard, the American convicted of spying for Israel in one of the most notorious espionage cases of the late Cold War, completed his parole on Friday, the Justice Department said, freeing him to go to Israel as he has said he intends to do. The Justice Department’s decision to let his […]

Iran frees anti-death penalty activist after more than 8 years in prison

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France frees Canadian falsely accused of synagogue bombing

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 29 January 2018 After three years in a French prison on false charges, Hassan Diab is greeted by his wife and children at Ottawa airport on his return home to Canada, 15 January. (Hassan Diab Support Committee) A Canadian citizen has returned home to his family and friends after spending […]

Putin Congratulates Assad On Defeating ISIS

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on defeating ISIS in the city of Palmyra.  The Syrian army reclaimed the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS militants who had captured the city last May. Independent.co.uk reports: “Assad highly valued the help Russian air forces have provided and underlined that such successes as […]

Pakistan deeply values fraternal ties with Iran: PM

Islamabad, March 21, IRNA — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says his country greatly values its fraternal ties with Iran and considers Iran a close friend and a vital neighbor. He was talking to Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost in Islamabad on Monday. Nawaz Sharif said that he was looking forward to welcoming Iran President Hassan […]

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