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  • U.S. pastor Brunson breaks down at Turkish trial (kangaroo court trial)

    04/19/2018 3:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 16 2018 | None stated
    U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, incarcerated in Turkey since October 2016, burst into tears at the first hearing of his trial on terrorism charges in Turkey on Monday. Brunson sobbed before telling a court in the city of Izmir that he was in a single-person cell and suffering psychologically, according to Hurriyet newspaper. Brunson said he was taking pills to treat his condition and had asked to be transferred out of solitary confinement. The U.S. pastor is on trial for aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gulen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016...
  • Teen avoids abduction, chases down suspect

    04/07/2018 2:22:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    (KPRC) A 17-year-old in Texas who avoided abduction managed to chase down the suspect with the help of strangers. The incident happened Thursday morning while the victim says she was walking to school. There, in broad daylight, she says a man pulled up in a truck and tried to take her. "He grabbed my arm, actually, telling me to get into the truck," the victim said. She says she pulled back and was able to get away, just as another teen and her mom were pulling up
  • Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California

    02/13/2018 7:13:03 PM PST · by mac_truck · 51 replies
    MyNBC5 ^ | 2/13/18 | Brad Evans
    WILMINGTON, N.Y. — A skier missing from Whiteface Mountain has been found in California. New York State Police said Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, 49, of Toronto, was found 2,900 miles away Tuesday in Sacramento. Filippidis was reported missing last Wednesday by friends who said he could not be found as the resort was closing. His belongings were found at the lodge and his car was still in the parking lot. Since then, hundreds of volunteers have spent about 7,000 hours combing the mountain. Crews used K-9s and helicopters as part of the search. The steep and icy terrain make the search...
  • Partially Clothed Kidnapping Victim Found in Woods by Group Looking for Christmas Tree

    12/01/2017 10:52:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2017 | KATRINA BUTCHER
    A kidnapping victim was found partially clothed by a group of people who were looking for a Christmas tree. The 25-year-old woman told investigators she was forcibly taken during the afternoon on November 26 by known acquaintances, Johanna Knighten, 33, and Fred Sanderson, 44. The victim said Knighten drove her in a white van, and Sanderson physically assaulted her, holding her against her will. She told authorities the suspects believed she had stolen narcotics from Sanderson. Fred Sanderson When the suspects arrived at the remote location, the victim was forced to undress and then left alone wearing only a pair...
  • Iranian nuclear scientist recounts 'CIA abduction'

    07/14/2010 11:24:46 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/14/2010 | Richard Spencer
    Mr Amiri, 32, said he was seized and spirited from the country after being offered a lift while walking towards a mosque. He gave his account before flying home to Iran on Wednesday after taking refuge at the Iranian Interests Section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington earlier this week. The US state department has insisted he was in the US of his own free will but Mr Amiri said he was kidnapped by secret agents in Medina, Islam's second holiest city, in May last year. "A white van stopped in front of me... They told me in Farsi that...
  • Iran nuclear scientist 'abducted by US'

    12/08/2009 8:24:15 PM PST · by Flavius · 26 replies · 1,037+ views
    bbc ^ | 12/8/09 | bbc
    Iran has accused the US of abducting one of its nuclear scientists who has been missing since June. Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia while on a Muslim pilgrimage.
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)

    04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Yonah Jeremy Bob
    The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors. An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping. The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as...
  • Details Emerge Of ISIS' Mass Abduction Of Christians In Syria

    07/08/2017 3:15:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Le Figaro (English addition World Crunch) ^ | 7-5-2017 | Joseph Yacoub and Thierry Oberle
    Christian Assyrians have been targeted repeatedly through history — and found themselves under attack again by ISIS forces in Syria. "They're coming! They're coming!" On that day, Feb. 23, 2015, a new page in the tragedy of the Middle East's Christians was written on the banks of the Khabur River, in northeastern Syria. Armed with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles, ISIS fighters swept down from the Mount Abdulaziz region and stormed local Assyrian Christian villages, sending panic-stricken residents fleeing for their lives. Thousands sought shelter in the area's major cities, Al-Hassakeh and Al-Qamishli. The fighting lasted several hours. Two local...
  • At center of Qatar crisis, a $1 billion ransom

    07/02/2017 10:25:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/17 | Megan R. Wilson
    At center of Qatar crisis, a $1 billion ransom The crisis over Qatar that is gripping the Middle East hinges on an alleged $1 billion ransom that was reportedly paid to release members of Qatar’s royal family and others who were kidnapped in Iraq. That payment appears to be the breaking point in the tense relationship between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the region, according to one report earlier this month. On Tuesday, the State Department said it was “mystified” that Gulf states had not given reasons for their decision to cut...
  • Brendt Christensen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Missing Chinese Student)

    07/01/2017 6:43:04 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    The Heavy ^ | 6/30/2017 | Staff
    Brendt Christensen, a 28-year-old PhD student researcher from Champaign, is accused of kidnapping Yingying Zhang, a missing University of Illinois visiting scholar whose mysterious disappearance galvanized the community. Authorities said in an affidavit that they now believe Zhang is dead. The affidavit provides chilling details; it says that authorities examined Christensen’s phone and alleges that he accessed a website entitled “Abduction 101” and sub-threads that were called things like “perfect abduction fantasy” and “planning a kidnapping.” According to the University of Illinois police, Zhang, a graduate student from China, disappeared on June 9. Her disappearance was big news in China...
  • Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated

    06/11/2017 7:22:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 6/11/17 | Office Blue
    War On Police Reports: Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped, Tortured, Mutilated By Officer Blue On June 11, 2017 34 Comments Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Reports say that there was a Border Patrol agent kidnapped. (Stock photo) Border Patrol Agent Kidnapped And Tortured, According To Reports Doña Ana County, New Mexico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that a Border Patrol agent was recovered after being badly injured. Reports coming in from various news outlets say that the agent was tortured and horrifically mutilated. On June 10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Tennessee Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested in California, Teen Elizabeth Thomas Safe

    04/21/2017 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/17 | DANIELLA SILVA
    The 50-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old former student was arrested in Northern California — and the teenage girl was recovered safely after she was missing for more than a month, authorities said Thursday. Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher in rural Tennessee, was nabbed in California after disappearing with Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a post on Twitter. The TBI said Thomas was recovered safely. The two were discovered at daybreak Thursday morning after a caller had tipped authorities the night before that the pair was living "in a...
  • Pastor Raymond Koh's Abduction Highlights Anti-Christian Fears in Malaysia

    04/16/2017 8:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    APRIL 17 2017 | Lindsay Murdoch
    Pastor Raymond Koh's Abduction Highlights Anti-Christian Fears in Malaysia
  • Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram's mass abduction of schoolgirls’

    04/14/2017 3:50:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.
  • Three Years Ago This Week: A Symbol of a Failed Presidency

    04/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | Christopher W. Holton
    Can there be anything more symbolic of the Obama administration’s failure to combat the global Jihad than Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Christian school girls in Nigeria three years ago? Especially given the fact that Boko Haram subsequently became an Islamic State affiliate. That’s right, one side-effect of the Obama administration allowing the Islamic State to form and metastasize was the joining of forces with the organization that then-first lady Michelle Obama so infamously “attacked” with her hashtag counterterrorism program. This week marks the third anniversary of the mass abduction
  • How To Protect Your Children From The Human Traffickers And Sexual Perverts (trunc)

    03/28/2017 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    eotad ^ | 3/27/17 | Michael Snyder
    How To Protect Your Children From The Human Traffickers And Sexual Perverts That Are Lurking At Your Favorite Retail Stores We live in a society where human traffickers and sexual perverts seem to be multiplying. It has been reported that there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States, but the latest figure we have is now about five years old, so that total is almost certainly significantly higher today. It has also been reported that there are 1.5 million victims of human trafficking in the United States, and most of those are female. In every community in the...
  • Chinese billionaire Xiao Jianhua abducted from Hong Kong hotel – reports

    01/31/2017 8:19:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    the guardian ^ | Tuesday 31 January 2017 21.45 EST | Benjamin Haas
    A billionaire with links to the family of Xi Jinping was reportedly taken from his apartment in the Four Seasons in Hong Kong by Chinese police and taken to the mainland. Xiao Jianhua, one of China’s richest men, is currently in police custody on the mainland, the Financial Times and New York Times reported. He may be assisting with a graft investigation, part of the Chinese president’s sweeping campaign that critics say is more about consolidating power than tackling corruption. If Chinese police were involved in Xiao’s abduction from Hong Kong, it would appear to violate the former British colony’s...
  • Woman Abducted as Baby From Jacksonville Hospital 18 Years Ago Found Safe

    01/13/2017 1:04:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Kamiyah Mobley was taken from University Medical Center on July 10, 1998, just eight hours after she was bornThe case of a baby abducted from a Jacksonville hospital nearly 18 years ago has been solved, police said Friday, with the newborn girl grown into a healthy young adult. Kamiyah Mobley was found alive and well in South Carolina, Jacksonville sheriff’s deputies announced at a news conference. According to NBC affiliate WTLV-TV, over 2,000 leads came out in the year following her abduction, but all ran dry and the case remained cold for nearly two decades. But officers found Mobley,...