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  • REVEALED: Iranian cancer researcher detained with his family for 30 hours at Boston airport (TR)

    07/13/2017 4:23:25 PM PDT · by mom aka the evil dictator · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 July 2017 | Daniel Roth
    The former leader of a student paramilitary organization in Iran was denied entry into the US on Tuesday as he headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a medical scholar.
  • “Turkey detained human rights defenders to hide the violations”

    07/12/2017 4:18:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 9 Jul 2017, 11:45 | ANF AMED
    Turkey's Human Rights Association deputy secretary general in charge of organisation stressed that the Turkish government detained human rights activists to hide the violations in the country. Turkish government detained human rights activists to hide the violations in Turkey, Human Rights Association’s (IHD) deputy secretary general in charge of organisation Necla Şengül said. Her remarks came after Turkish police arrested human rights activists in Istanbul, on July 5th. Idil Eser, Amnesty International’s director in Turkey in among the 11 activists arrested. “The arrested activists are leading experts in human rights. They were deliberately targeted by the government” Şengül said. Şengül...
  • Turkish gov’t detains 154,695, jails 50,136 since July 15 (2016)

    05/31/2017 6:29:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | May 28, 2017 | TM
    As part of a witch-hunt targeting people linked to the faith-based GĂĽlen movement, 154,694 individuals have been detained and 50,136 have been jailed since a failed coup attempt on July 15 in Turkey, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the report, based on Justice Ministry sources, 2,431 judges and prosecutors, 104 Supreme Court of Appeals members, 41 Council of State members, two Constitutional Court members, three Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors members, 6,982 military personnel including 167 generals, 8,816 police officers, 23 governors, 72 deputy governors, 112 district governors and 31,550 civilians and state workers...
  • US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned

    05/22/2017 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    AP News ^ | ANKARA, Turkey (AP)
    Turkey didn't specify the actions by U.S. security officials it deemed inappropriate. Video from the scene had showed U.S. police struggling to protect protesters, and two Turkish bodyguards were briefly detained after the incident. They were then set free and returned to Turkey. In the meeting with Turkey's Foreign Ministry in Ankara, U.S. Ambassador John Bass said the security personnel's behavior contradicted U.S. laws and protected speech and assembly rights, according to a senior U.S. State Department official.
  • French photographer Mathias Depardon detained in Turkey

    05/10/2017 6:27:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    KOM News ^ | 10 May 2017 11:11 CEST | none stated
    Award winning photographer Mathias Depardon has been under detention in southeastern Turkey since Tuesday 9 May. A French photographer who had been living in Turkey for several years was detained in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday according to a report in French daily Le Monde.Mathias Depardon, an award winning independent photographer on assignment for National Geographic travelled to the historical town of Hasankeyf in Batman province on Monday and was detained along with his translator a day after his arrival.Turkish police confiscated Depardon’s equipment and after inspecting his social media accounts charged him with “propaganda for a terrorist organisation” based on four photographs he had shared...
  • HDP: More than 318 members of our party detained today (Turkey)

    02/13/2017 12:30:49 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | February 13, 2017 | NEWS DESK - ANF
    Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board (MYK) released a statement regarding the increasing operations of political genocide as part of which hundreds were taken into custody across Turkey today. The statement announced that more than 318 people including administrators, provincial-district co-chairs and members of the HDP have been detained in Istanbul, İzmir, Van, Adana, Adıyaman, Kocaeli, Antep, Siirt, Bingöl, Malatya, Bursa and Ağrı provinces and their districts today. The statement by the HDP said the following: "The operations against our party, ongoing since July 2015, continue increasingly without a pause since the coup attempt of July 15, 2016. As...
  • Man Detained In Belgium Anti-Terror Operation

    06/21/2016 12:04:20 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | Tuesday 21 June 2016
    A man who was possibly carrying explosives has been arrested near a shopping centre during an anti-terror operation in central Brussels. Police have sealed off the streets around the City2 shopping centre in the commercial centre of the Belgian capital.
  • Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran

    01/25/2016 2:07:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Jan 25, 2016 Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran (January 22, 2016)
  • 5 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan detained near Patagonia

    11/20/2015 10:16:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detained five undocumented border-crossers from Pakistan and another from Afghanistan near Patagonia this week. The individuals were detained Monday along with two smugglers, the Border Patrol said in a statement issued Thursday. Patagonia Marshal Joe Patterson said the arrests occurred in the Rail X Ranch Estates neighborhood just northeast of town, near Milepost 22 on State Route 82. “As a standard procedure, agents processed the six individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security-related databases,” the Border Patrol statement said. “Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals.”
  • Veteran detained after taking American flag from protesters who were walking on it, report says

    04/19/2015 6:51:46 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox; Valdosta Daily Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Valdosta Daily Times; unknown
    <p>A military veteran was reportedly detained and charged by Valdosta State University police in Georgia Friday after she took an American flag from a group of protesters who were walking on it.</p>
  • N Korea urges Mexico to free detained ship (Ummm Sugar Sugar!!)

    04/08/2015 8:47:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/8/15 | BBC
    North Korea has accused Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, after it ran aground last year. It said the Mu Du Bong was a legitimate commercial ship and its detention a "rampant violation" of sovereignty. But a UN expert says the ship belongs to North Korea's Ocean Maritime Management, which is on a UN blacklist. In July 2013 one of its ships was seized in Panama after Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets were found hidden under sugar sacks. United Nations sanctions ban most arms shipments to North Korea. Under resolutions adopted after Pyongyang's nuclear tests in 2006 and...
  • Probe launched into fireman handcuffed during call (Louisiana)

    03/29/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    Less than 24 hours after the News 2 Investigative Unit aired a story about a fireman getting handcuffed during a 911 call, the State Fire Marshal's Office launched an investigation into the incident. It happened Monday night in the 100 block of Cherry Street. According to witnesses, a firefighter rendering aid during a medical call was asked to move his fire truck. The fire truck had flashing lights turned on and was parked on the side of the street. When he refused, a New Roads Police officer handcuffed and detained the fireman. (snip) Initially, New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald...
  • Afghan Girl Believed to Be 10 Was Detained With Suicide Vest

    01/07/2014 9:26:28 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    An Afghan girl believed to be 10-years-old says that her brother and his friend forced her to wear a suicide vest and carry out an attack on police. The BBC reported that the girl, named Spogmai, could be as young as eight and is the sister of a prominent Taliban commander known as Zahir. According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, her brother strapped her into the explosive harness and sent her across a river to her target, a border police checkpoint in Helmand province. In an interview after the ordeal, she said that she shouted “it’s cold and I can’t cross...
  • Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours

    08/18/2013 5:36:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/18/13 | staff
    The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro. David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows...
  • Family of Former Marine Begs Iran for His Release

    03/06/2013 6:34:15 AM PST · by mfish13
    Newsmax ^ | March 5, 2013 | Not listed
    The family of a former U.S. Marine detained in Iran on espionage charges is begging for his freedom a year after his death sentence was overturned, saying Tuesday they only recently learned he went on a month-long hunger strike and was found unconscious. Sarah Hekmati told The Associated Press that her family sent a letter to Iran's top leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for the release of her 29-year-old brother, Amir. Iran's Supreme Court ordered a retrial for him last March, but that hasn't happened, and he's now been detained for 555 days. Iran accuses Amir Hekmati of...
  • 'Outraged' judge frees veteran Raub from Virginia psych ward

    08/24/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT · by lward99 · 57 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/23/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    A former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings has been freed from the hospital by a Virginia circuit court ruling handed down Thursday. Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case against Brandon Raub, 26, who had been detained by government officials in Richmond, Va., and transferred to a VA hospital in Salem, Va. The judge called the petition to continue Raub's forced detention “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” Read more:
  • Suspicous package shuts down SFO Terminal C

    02/24/2012 12:39:40 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    KTVU ^ | 02/24/2012
    Suspicous package shuts down part of Terminal One at SFOSAN FRANCISCO — A suspicious package found during a security screening at the San Francisco International Airport shut down part of Terminal One early Friday afternoon. At around 11:30 a.m., federal security agents spotted a suspicious package going through an x-ray machine in the screening lines. KTVU link
  • Washington Power-brokers Defend Egypt After Raids on US Offices

    Prominent American lobbyists are coming under fire for offering "talking points" smoothing over a recent raid by Egyptian security forces on the offices of 10 rights and democracy groups – including three American organizations. The late December raids were decried by the U.S. government as "harassment." Since then, the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that were hit have been locked in a battle with the Egyptian government. Workers have been dragged in for questioning. Despite repeated assurances, the Egyptian government has not returned the loads of equipment it confiscated in the raids. Most recently, several rights workers, including the son of U.S....
  • Rand Paul calm during TSA patdown, video shows

    01/26/2012 10:31:53 AM PST · by B Knotts · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/26/2012 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Security footage of Sen. Rand Paul after he refused a full body pat-down at the Nashville International Airport on Monday does not show the Kentucky Republican acting “irate,” as the police had described him, according to a report. n the videos, released by the Metro Airport Authority and posted on The Nashville Tennessean, Paul can be seen standing and sitting in a waiting area as he speaks on his cell phone. The Tennessean reported Thursday that the police incident report describes officers responding to a “passenger being irate,” but the footage offers no visible evidence of that behavior. Paul had...
  • Rep. Paul says defense bill assures ‘descent into totalitarianism’

    12/27/2011 7:25:47 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 140 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12/26/11 09:25 | Jonathan Easley
    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the country’s “slip into tyranny” and virtually assures “our descent into totalitarianism.” “The founders wanted to set a high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty,” Paul, the libertarian congressman, said Monday in a weekly phone message to supporters. “To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured. The Patriot Act, as bad as...