Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Sheldon Silver, former NY Assembly speaker, ordered back to prison

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, is reportedly headed back to prison, just days after being sent home on what officials had described as a COVID-related furlough. The Associated Press, citing a source familiar with the situation, reported that the reversal of fortune came after the US Attorney’s Office in […]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

Above photo: A composite image of a prisoner in Camp 6 at Guantánamo, and President Biden. In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in the two Supreme Court cases establishing their […]

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe sentenced to one year in prison for ‘propaganda’ against Iran – lawyer

British-Iranian journalist and aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been handed a further one-year jail term after she was found guilty of propaganda activities against Iran, her lawyer has said. The charity worker has also been banned from leaving Iran for one year, her lawyer Hojjat Kermani told the Emtedad news website on Monday. Kermani said […]

Russian’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

“Thanks to the huge support of good people across the country and around the world, we have made huge progress,” Navalny said in his message. “Two months ago, my requests for medical help were prompting smirks. I wasn’t given any medications….Thanks to you, now I have been examined by a concilium of civilian doctors twice.” […]

Russia’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike on 24th day

“Thanks to the huge support of good people across the country and around the world, we have made huge progress,” Navalny said in his message. “Two months ago, my requests for medical help were prompting smirks. I wasn’t given any medications….Thanks to you, now I have been examined by a concilium of civilian doctors twice.” […]

Russian’s Navalny to end prison hunger strike

Imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is ending his hunger strike after getting medical attention and being warned by his doctors that continuing it would be life-threatening. In an Instagram post on Friday afternoon, the 24th day of his hunger strike, Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to […]

Alexei Navalny’s Doctors Prevented From Seeing Him At Prison Clinic

MOSCOW (AP) — Several doctors were prevented Tuesday from seeing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a prison hospital after his three-week hunger strike and prosecutors detailed a sweeping, new case against his organization. Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a hospital unit at a prison in Vladimir, a […]

Navalny transferred to Russian prison hospital, lawyer says

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been transferred to a prison hospital, supporters and officials said on Monday, 20 days into a hunger strike that has led the United States to warn Moscow of serious repercussions if he should die in jail.Navalny’s lawyer Alexei Liptser said after visiting him in the hospital of penal colony […]

Hunger-striking Navalny moved to prison hospital

But the opposition leader’s physician, Dr. Yaroslav Ashikhmin, said Saturday that test results provided by the family show Navalny has sharply elevated levels of potassium, which can bring on cardiac arrest, and heightened creatinine levels that indicate impaired kidneys. “Our patient could die at any moment,” he said in a Facebook post. Reports about Navalny’s […]

Russian Dissident Alexei Navalny Could Be Days From Death In Prison

Popular Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could be just days from death following mysterious pains and a hunger strike in a notorious prison, his supporters warned Saturday. “Alexei is dying … it’s a question of days,” Navalny’s spokesperson, Kira Yarmysh, said on Facebook. “It’s totally, totally unfair, and totally inappropriate,” President Joe Biden told reporters Saturday when […]

Hong Kong billionaire and newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 12 months in prison for role in anti-Beijing protests

A prominent businessman and media tycoon has been jailed for one year by Chinese authorities for organizing and taking part in the unauthorized demonstrations which swept across Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. On Friday, Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong billionaire and media tycoon was sentenced to one year in prison. The 73-year-old was one […]

3 sentenced to life in prison in absentia by Paris court over 2004 bombing that killed 9 French peacekeepers

A Paris court has sentenced two Ivorian men and a Belarusian mercenary to life in prison over a bombing in the Ivory Coast almost a decade ago that killed nine French peacekeepers and a US aid worker. The trio were convicted of being behind a bomb attack which struck near the Ivory Coast city of […]

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Madoff admitted swindling thousands of clients out of billions of dollars in investments over decades. A court-appointed trustee has recovered more than $13 billion of an estimated $17.5 billion that investors put into Madoff’s business. At the time of Madoff’s arrest, fake account statements were telling clients they had holdings worth $60 billion. For decades, […]

255 Male ‘Transgender’ Prisoners Request Transfer to Women’s Prison Under New California Law

(Breitbart) — Two-hundred sixty-one California state prisoners have requested transfers to facilities that house the opposite gender since a new law went into effect on Jan. 1 — and 255 of them have requested to move from a male to a female corrections facility. The law, SB 132, provides that a prisoner who self-identifies who is “transgender, […]

Homeless man convicted of attacking anti-Netanyahu protester in Tel Aviv sentenced to prison

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Before becoming a terrorist leader, ISIS chief was a prison informer in Iraq for U.S., records show “واشنطن بوست”: زعيم “داعش” كان مخبراً للأميركيين في سجنه بالعراق

U.S. military spokesman Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll in Baghdad on Oct. 15, 2008. The United States had announced that day that a foreign insurgent killed in the city of Mosul was Abu Qaswarah, shown on screen, the No. 2 in the Islamic State of Iraq, previously known as al-Qaeda in Iraq. (Ali Abbas/AFP/Getty Images) By Joby […]

British court sentences Holocaust denier to prison time for ‘baiting Jews’

Browse > Home / News / British court sentences Holocaust denier to prison time for ‘baiting Jews’ April 4, 2021 by JNS Read on for article A woman in Britain said to be a virulent anti-Semite has been found guilty of spreading offensive messages and material over the Internet and was sentenced to 18 weeks […]

From prison camp to ballot box: North Korean defector seeks UK elex win

Sixteen years after she was left to die unremembered outside a labor camp in North Korea, Jihyun Park will enter the British political history books if she wins office in local elections this May. Human rights activist Park said she wants to repay a debt of kindness shown by residents in the northern English town […]

Kremlin critic Navalny: I being held in a prison camp in Vladimir region

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday that the jailed opposition politician is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict regime. Navalny‘s precise location had been unknown after his legal team said last week that he had been moved from the nearby Kolchugino […]

Prison guard pleads guilty to beating handcuffed inmate to death

Image Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections, via Associated Press Charged with assaulting a handcuffed inmate and subsequently covering up the fatal attack, a sergeant at Western Illinois Correctional Center recently pleaded guilty to two counts of civil rights violations and one count of providing misleading information. Two other correctional officers involved in the assault have […]

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sentenced To Prison In Corruption Conviction

TOPICS:CorruptionFranceNicolas SarkozyTyler Durden MARCH 1, 2021 By Tyler Durden A Paris court has found former French President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption – which is only the second time in modern history that a French head of state has gone down on such a charge – for which he’s been issued a sentence of three years in […]

New Mexico prison officer facing dismissal for refusing vaccine takes county to court

A prison officer in New Mexico is taking a county to court over a requirement for him to take a coronavirus vaccine, or face being sacked. In a complaint filed in a federal court on 26 February, officer Isaac Legaretta disputed the legality of a Dona Ana County directive for employees to take vaccines approved […]

Princess Zeb-un-Nisa: Rebel Sufi Poetess and her Gilded Garden Prison

Sitting alone in her quiet gardens, reciting verses of poetry and waiting for the end to come. This is how Princess Zeb-un-Nisa spent the final years of her life. Zeb-un-Nisa means “jewel among women,” and she truly deserved that title. Zeb-un-Nisa was a gem in the Mughal harem, she was an extremely intelligent and bright […]

Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

February 19, 2020 Palestinian prisoner Khalida Jarrar. (Photo: via Social Media) By Khalida Jarrar UPDATE: On March 1, 2021, Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar was formally sentenced by the Ofer Military Court to two years in prison and issued a fine of $1,200. She was arrested from her home in Ramallah in October 2019. She was accused of […]

Israeli court sentences Khalida Jarrar to two years in prison

An Israeli military court sentenced Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar on Monday to two years in prison on charges of “inciting violence” and belonging to a “banned organization.” Jarrar was arrested from her home in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on October 31, 2019, and has since been held in Israeli detention without charge […]

Champion Iranian bodybuilder stitched his lips to protest inhumane prison

An Iranian political prisoner and champion bodybuilder stitched his lips together in protest for being held at an inhumane penitentiary in Tehran where he is denied adequate medical care for severe health problems. “His name is Khaled Pirzadeh and he is the Third World Bodybuilding Champion. He has now been in prison for two years for insulting […]

Israel hands Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar two-year prison term for PFLP membership

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sentenced To Prison In Humiliating Corruption Conviction

Despite the prison sentence it’s expected however that the 66-year old will serve the non-suspended one year portion on probation – with an electronic bracelet and subject to a curfew. Presiding Judge Christine Mée described in the ruling that the “particularly serious” crimes involving France’s leader who was in office 2007-2012 centered on him “using […]

For Israeli women who killed their abusive husbands, prison feels safer than home

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Russian opposition leader Navalny sent to prison outside Moscow

The Russina opposition leader Alexei Navalny, handed a two and a half year jail sentence, has been moved to a prison outside Moscow, his lawyer said. Navalny’s incarceration has led to international calls for his immediate release, including from Europe’s top human rights court. His lawyer, Vadim Kobzev, didn’t immediately say what prison he was […]

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