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  • The Syria government forces have regained control of historic area of Palmyra

    03/23/2016 8:42:49 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 03/23/2016
    The Syria government forces have regained control of historic area of Palmyra, Syrian brigadier-general said. "The Syrian army regained control of the historic town of Tadmur (Palmyra) with small weapons," a Syrian brigadier-general told Sputnik. Thus, he emphasized that the town was taken without air assistance. Palmyra has been under Daesh control since May 2015. The terrorist group has already destroyed part of the ancient city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • ICE’s sex offender policies under scrutiny

    06/17/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 6/14/15 | Maria Sacchetti
    For years, doctors warned federal immigration officials: Do not take your eyes off Santos Hernandez Carrera. He had raped a woman at knifepoint and spent roughly half his life in jail, where immigration officials hoped to keep him until they could send him home to Cuba. As far as the public knew, the strategy worked: Until last month, the public sex offender registry said Hernandez Carrera, who has been diagnosed with a mental illness, had been deported. He never was. Instead, the Globe discovered that Hernandez Carrera is in Florida, one of hundreds of immigrants convicted of sex crimes who...

    11/01/2014 6:04:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    YouTube via SanDiegoNewsVideo ^ | 10-31-2014 | SanDiegoNewsVideo
    Published on Oct 31, 2014 ANDREW TAHMOORESSI FREED FROM MEXICAN JAIL, ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO, OTAY MESA OTAY MESA - October 31, 2014 Address: 1424 Continental St, San Diego Interviews: Montel Williams New Mexico former Governor Bill Richardson
  • Kenya's military says 'most' hostages freed after forces launch attack on militants inside mall

    09/22/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT · by rawhide · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-12
    "Most" of the hostages who have been holed up at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital after it was attacked by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group on Saturday have been freed, Kenya's military says. Kenya's armed forces launched a "major" assault on the militants on Sunday night -- about 30 hours after the Islamists stormed the Nairobi mall in an attack that left at least 68 dead and 175 injured. At around midnight local time, Kenya's Defence Forces said it had rescued most hostages and had taken control of most of the mall, but declined to...
  • Militant freed from prison in wake of Arab Spring may be linked to Libya attack

    10/03/2012 10:32:42 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-2-2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat. Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said. Western officials say Mr. Ahmad has petitioned the chief of Al Qaeda, to whom he has long ties, for...
  • Gilad Shalit freed: Israel agrees to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for lone captive soldier

    10/11/2011 8:24:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/11 | Gavin Allen
    Israel has agreed to swap 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for a lone soldier held by Gaza’s Islamist rulers. The deal to release Gilad Shalit resolves one of the most emotive issues in the Middle East. Shalit, then 19, was captured by militants who tunnelled their way out of Gaza and forced him back over the border in 2006. The pact is virtually certain to improve the climate for restarting peace talks that have been stalled for over a year. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that the deal was 'finally summarised and both sides signed'. In the Gaza Strip, a...
  • Court frees 'incompetent' sex offender

    04/08/2011 10:22:24 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    KSL.com ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sam Penrod
    PROVO — A judge ordered Thursday that a man declared incompetent to stand trial on charges of child sex abuse be released from jail — prompting criticism from Utah's governor. An "outraged" Gov. Gary Herbert criticized a system that would allow a suspected child predator to go free, saying he hopes his frustrations prompt the Utah Legislature to address the problem. Saying he had no choice, 4th District Judge James Taylor approved Lonnie Johnson's release, but said he plans to review the case in six months and wants two evaluations by new doctors when the case is reviewed on Nov....
  • Bomber freed to die is now being given 'miracle cure' drug: Treatment could add 18 months to his

    08/14/2010 11:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/10 | David Williams
    The Lockerbie bomber has secretly resumed hospital chemotherapy sessions in an attempt to beat his cancer, the Daily Mail can reveal. A year after Abdelbaset Al Megrahi was sent home to Libya to die with just three months to live, he is now making regular trips to a top medical centre for the 'very best care that money can buy'. (Snip) But the Mail has learned he is once again receiving help from cancer specialists, which his family hope will provide a 'miracle cure' and extend his life still further - possibly by more than 18 months. According to sources
  • Man who killed tourist and attacked his family freed for 'good behaviour' (Scotland)

    THE release of a notorious killer who shot dead a German tourist and then savagely attacked his family has been criticised by MSPs as another example of "soft-touch Scotland". James Boyce, 70, is to be freed after serving 17 years for killing Thomas Boedeker, even after being told that he would be locked up for at least 20. The brutal murder and Boyce's savage attack on the victim's family stunned the quiet community of Cairnryan, near Stranraer.
  • A Republican Freed The Slaves

    01/10/2010 5:00:02 PM PST · by pansgold · 29 replies · 936+ views
    I / X / MMX | pansgold
    Senator Reed's racist remarks are not out of place in the democrat party. Lincoln freed the slaves and was killed by a democrat and southern sympathizer. The Klan was formed in Al Gore's state by a good ol' boy and democrat named Nathan Bedford Forrest who slaughtered a company of unarmed black Union troops attempting to surrender. Reed is just one more racist in the democrat party. There's NO WAY democrats will Let THOSE PEOPLE ever get the right to vote! We'll filibuster the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT until Hell freezes over! - Al Gore Sr. (DEMOCRAT) "The police aren't here...
  • Peter Moore freed after US hands over Iraqi insurgent

    12/30/2009 9:24:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1,041+ views
    Times on line ^ | 12/31/09 | Alice Fordham in Baghdad
    The British hostage Peter Moore was dramatically set free yesterday after the United States handed over an Iraqi insurgent suspected of planning the deaths of five American servicemen. Mr Moore, an IT consultant, was freed by League of the Righteous, or Asaib al-Haq (AAH) — an extremist Shia group allied to Iran — after 31 months and spent his first night of freedom at the British Embassy in Baghdad. He is expected to fly home today.
  • Oops! Freed Gitmo alumni plotted airline bombing.

    12/28/2009 5:24:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 12/28/09 | David Freddoso
    Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. American officials agreed to send the two terrorists to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an "art therapy rehabilitation program" and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials. Gee, who would have expected "art therapy" to fail on terrorists?
  • Detainees Freed in Bermuda Say China Worse Than Gitmo

    06/13/2009 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Son House · 35 replies · 1,274+ views
    FOXNews ^ | June 13, 2009 | FOXNews
    FOX News spotted the newly freed detainees at a guest cottage complex on the island without security or electronic monitoring, but their attorney said they will have to periodically check in with local police The four of the Chinese Muslims, or Uighurs, released to Bermuda from the Guantanamo Bay prison told FOX News that they are innocent, glad to be free and hold no grudges against the United States for their captivity. "We are not terrorists," they told FOX News with the help of a translator. "We don't know what Al Qaeda is. We don't know Usama bin Laden. The...
  • Journalist Roxana Saberi freed by Iranian appeal court verdict

    05/11/2009 7:22:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 33 replies · 3,042+ views
    Lawyers for the 32-year old said the court had reduced the eight-year jail sentence to a suspended two-year term and she would soon be freed.
  • Tijuana: Kidnapped businessmen freed by soldiers

    12/18/2008 5:07:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 259+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/18/08 | Jose Luis Jiménez
    TIJUANA — Mexican soldiers freed three kidnapped businessmen Wednesday evening after an anonymous tip led them to a home in the Mesa de Otay area, authorities said at a news conference Thursday. Soldiers said they encountered little resistance when they stormed the home. They arrested eight men, confiscated 25 guns and took more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition, army officials said. Based on information gathered at the home, soldiers went to a residence in La Presa where three more men were arrested. They are accused of participating in the attack on the Baja California Attorney General's Office in Tijuana early...
  • Steve Godbold Released by Chad Rebels!!

    07/25/2008 8:31:55 PM PDT · by epow · 14 replies · 466+ views
    UP-DATE: Steve Godbold - Chad Thursday, July 24, 2008 Steve Godbold Released For release: July 25, 2008 The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) is very pleased to announce the release of Cash Stephen Godbold, a missionary held captive in northern Chad for more than nine months. Godbold was released by his captors in Chad on Thursday evening, July 24th. He was released near the town of Bardai in northern Chad, and is presently a guest of local officials in Bardai. Arrangements are in process to send an aircraft to Bardai to evacuate Godbold to N'Djamena. From there he will travel to...
  • Ex-SLA member freed from Calif. prison (Sara Jane Olson aka Kathleen Soliah)

    03/20/2008 11:14:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/20/08 | Daisy Nguyen - ap
    LOS ANGELES - The former Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive who hid for years by posing as an ordinary housewife has been released from prison after serving time for trying to bomb police cars, corrections officials said Thursday. Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Soliah, walked out of the Central Women's Facility in Chowchilla on Monday, said Bill Sessa, a state Department of Corrections spokesman. In 2001, Olson pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to bomb police cars in 1975 with the SLA, the group best known for kidnapping newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst. Olson...
  • France's rogue trader freed after escaping fraud charges

    01/28/2008 9:07:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 238+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | Eve Szeftel
    PARIS (AFP) - Accused French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel walked free after judges placed him under formal investigation Monday for his role in seven billion dollars of losses at Societe Generale but stopped short of charging him with fraud. Shares in the French bank took a battering as allegations emerged that a board member was guilty of insider trading related to the scandal. Kerviel was freed on bail after being placed under formal investigation for "breach of trust", "falsifying and using falsified documents," and "breaching IT procedures", said his lawyer Elisabeth Meyer. Judges rejected a bid to charge Kerviel, accused...
  • German environmentalists say freed minks will die (11,000 of 17,000 released still on the loose)

    10/29/2007 9:18:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 210+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/07 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) - German conservationists on Monday condemned the freeing of some 17,000 minks from a fur farm, apparently by animal rights activists, saying they would starve in the wild. "It was a political act, and it has nothing to do with protecting the environment," said Joern Ehlers from the German chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). "These animals are going to die of hunger." Minks are carnivores who feed on small animals and those freed from the farm in Grabow, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Berlin, risked disturbing the ecological balance in the region,...
  • Kidnapped German (Woman) Freed In Kabul

    08/19/2007 6:45:51 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 517+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-19-2007
    Kidnapped German freed in Kabul Mrs Meier appeared in a video hours before her release A German woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint from a restaurant in the Afghan capital Kabul has been released. Reports say Christina Meier was freed during a police raid on a house on the outskirts of the city, and a number of her suspected abductors were arrested. Earlier, the aid worker was seen in a video released by her captors and broadcast on Afghan TV. A German foreign ministry spokeswoman said the aid worker was now at the German diplomatic mission in Kabul. The BBC's...
  • Taliban Still Says 2 Koreans To Be Freed (..now it's .. 'the time hasn't been decided')

    08/12/2007 9:40:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 344+ views
    ap on cbsnews.com ^ | 8/12/07 | AP
    (AP) A Taliban spokesman reiterated Sunday that the militants soon will free two sick, female South Korean hostages but said the timing of the release hasn't yet been decided. The international Red Cross said it had no information about an upcoming release. A roadside bomb blast, meanwhile, killed three U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan, bringing to five the number of international troops killed over the weekend, officials said. Also Sunday, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf addressed more than 600 Afghan and Pakistani tribal leaders at a jirga, or tribal council, aimed at finding ways to stem Afghanistan's rising bloodshed. Musharraf...
  • Cuba angry as anti-Castro man freed (Aljazeera reports)

    04/11/2007 9:50:02 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 506+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 4-11-2007 | staff writer
    Fidel Castro has used his third written article in less than two weeks to condemn the release from prison in the US of an activist suspected of the deadly bombing of a Cuban jet. The ailing Cuban leader said the decision by a Texas judge to let Luis Posada Carriles walk free last week was done with the knowledge of George Bush, the US president.Posada, right, is suspected of the deadly bombing of a Cubana airlines flight in 1976 [AFP]
  • Freed Britons Say 'Confessions' Coerced

    04/06/2007 9:25:19 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 51 replies · 1,720+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Apr 6, 11:48 PM EDT | TARIQ PANJA
    ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England (AP) -- British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters. They said there was no doubt the 15 crew members were in Iraq's territorial waters when they were seized by heavily armed boats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard. They also said their jailers had singled out the only woman among the captives for use in propaganda. Iran, which has been celebrating the incident as a victory, quickly rejected the charges, dismissing...
  • New Orleans Judge Orders Suspects Freed

    03/30/2007 3:06:29 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 146+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-30-2007 | Michael Kunzelman
    New Orleans Judge Orders Suspects Freed Friday March 30, 2007 10:46 PM By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered the release of up to 42 criminal defendants, saying they aren't being adequately represented by the city's financially struggling indigent defenders office, but he immediately delayed the order to mid April. It wasn't clear how many suspects would be released after April 18 if Orleans Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter's order stands. The order would suspend their prosecution but not dismiss the charges against them. Assistant District Attorney David Pipes said his office...
  • Man freed by DNA found guilty in slaying (Steven Avery)

    03/18/2007 9:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/07 | Carrie Antlfinger - ap
    CHILTON, Wis. - A man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit was convicted Sunday of murdering a photographer, whose charred bones were found in a burn pit outside his home. Steven Avery, 44, put his head down and shook it when the verdict was read. He faces a mandatory life prison term for killing Teresa Halbach, 25, on Halloween 2005 near his family's salvage yard. Halbach disappeared Oct. 31, 2005, after going to the yard in rural Manitowoc County to photograph a minivan that Avery's sister had for sale through Auto Trader Magazine. Avery...
  • 100 Muslim extremists freed in Yemen (including some who allegedly fought for al-Qaida in Iraq)

    03/04/2007 10:50:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 570+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/07 | Ahmed Al-Hajj - ap
    SAN'A, Yemen - A hundred jailed Muslim extremists, including some who allegedly fought for al-Qaida in Iraq, were released by authorities, a Yemeni security official said. The official, speaking Saturday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said that some of the released completed serving their sentences, while some of the others were acquitted for lack of evidence. He said the release of the 100 prisoners had been carried out in stages, with the last set free in late February. The official added that 19 of the released fought under the command of...
  • 43 Insurgents Detained, Weapons Found, Captives Freed

    01/25/2007 3:46:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 489+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2007 – In a string of operations across Iraq over the past four days, Iraqi and coalition forces detained 43 suspected terrorists, found several weapons caches, stopped an illegal checkpoint, and freed three captives, military officials reported. -- In Karmah, Iraq, coalition forces detained 12 suspected terrorists today. Intelligence reports indicate the detainees have key logistical ties to the al Qaeda in Iraq network and to improvised explosive device production. Reports indicate that they are responsible for the recent increase in IED attacks in the Karmah area. During the raid, coalition forces found several AK-47s and...
  • Bomb Found Near Iraq Mosque; 23 Kidnap Victims Freed

    12/12/2006 5:07:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 460+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2006 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detonated a bomb in Samarra today and freed 23 kidnap victims yesterday. Earlier this week, combined forces killed three terrorists and detained one. Iraqi police were patrolling yesterday when they found an improvised explosive device near a Samarra mosque’s doorway. “This action by the terrorists shows they have no respect for Islam and are only concerned about killing innocent civilians,” said Army Lt. Col. Viet Luong, commander of 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. “This bomb was built to cause maximum damage, and because of the heroic...
  • Britons Freed From Chains In Mullah's 'Drug Cure' Prison

    10/05/2006 6:02:45 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 434+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2006 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Britons freed from chains in mullah's 'drug cure' prison By Isambard Wilkinson in Haripur (Filed: 06/10/2006) A Pakistani cleric has been arrested for running a private jail to which he lured dozens of drug addicts from Britain by offering a spiritual cure in return for money. Treatment: Maulana Ilyas Qadri In a raid this week, police found 113 people, aged between 12 and 50, bound in chains and shackled together at a madrassa, or religious school, in a remote village in northern Pakistan. At least seven were British nationals of Pakistani origin. Many prisoners, whose relatives consigned them to the...
  • Cleric Who Urged Jihad To Be Freed From Prison (UK)

    08/19/2006 7:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 456+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-20-2006 | Jamie Doward
    Cleric who urged jihad to be freed from prison Jamie Doward, home affairs editor Sunday August 20, 2006 The Observer (UK) An Islamic cleric who influenced at least one of the 7 July bombers and whose videos may have been seen by several of the terror suspects arrested earlier this month, is to be freed from prison in weeks. Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal encouraged Muslims to attend training camps so they could wage jihad on the West. He was jailed in February 2003 for nine years, reduced to seven on appeal, after being convicted of soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred....
  • Bin Laden's Friend Jihad Jack Freed By Australian Judges

    08/18/2006 5:32:52 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 336+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-19-2006 | Nick Squires
    Bin Laden's friend Jihad Jack freed by Australian judges By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 19/08/2006) A British-born Muslim convert jailed in Australia on charges of receiving money and an airline ticket from al-Qa'eda terrorists, was freed last night after his conviction was overturned. Joseph Terrence Thomas, 33, nicknamed Jihad Jack after claiming that he had met al-Qa'eda's leader Osama bin Laden three times, was jailed for five years in March. But in a judgment seen as a blow to the Australian government, the appeal court in Melbourne ruled that some of the evidence used against him was not admissible....
  • Bali Bombing Convict Freed on Indonesia's Independence Day

    08/17/2006 7:59:43 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 664+ views
    An Islamic militant jailed in connection with the 2002 Bali bombings was released from prison Thursday while 11 others linked to the blasts received sentence reductions. The militants had their sentences cut by four months to mark Indonesia's independence day. The reduction allowed one of the men to walk free after completing his jail term. Officials say the 12 militants carried out robberies, financed the attacks and sheltered key figures in the nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, many of them foreign tourists. Indonesia often reduces prison terms on holidays, but the move is likely to draw protests from Australia...
  • Italian Prisoners Freed In Amnesty Go On Rampage

    08/05/2006 6:01:59 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 738+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2006 | Nick Pisa
    Italian prisoners freed in amnesty go on the rampage Nick Pisa in Rome (Filed: 06/08/2006) An amnesty that freed more than 5,000 inmates from Italian jails backfired when dozens of the former prisoners reoffended - and were back behind bars within hours. The early release scheme, which cuts sentences by three years, was introduced to reduce overcrowding of the prison system which has more than 62,000 inmates - 20,000 more than it can handle. Although convictions for Mafia-related crimes, terrorism, rape, paedophilia and people-smuggling are exempt, more than 12,000 prisoners will be released in the next few weeks. But within...
  • Newly Freed Iraqi Detainees Called on to Help Rebuild Country

    06/15/2006 4:01:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 284+ views
    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq, June 15, 2006 – The Iraqi deputy prime minister called on about 450 Iraqis being freed from the Abu Ghraib detention facility today to work for peace in Iraq, the Middle East and the world. Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salim al-Zawbai speaks with detainees released from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison June 15. The Iraqi government plan aims at getting "low-risk" detainees back into the workforce and working toward a new Iraq. Photo by Jim Garamone  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Salim al-Zawbai spoke to the men before they were released from the facility. It is...
  • Beers, tears and cheers at Beaconsfield

    05/09/2006 5:05:51 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 149+ views
    ninemsn.com.au ^ | 9 May 2006
    Rescued miner Todd Russell has enjoyed a drink at his favourite pub in Beaconsfield, hours after he was freed from the collapsed mineshaft. Mr Russell entered the Club Hotel about 6.30pm (AEST), to loud cheers and cries of "Toddy" from patrons. He laughed and hugged his friends after entering the hotel. Mr Russell joined Channel Nine chief executive Eddie McGuire for a quiet chat and a drink after entering the premises. The miner who was trapped for 14 nights limped into the bar wearing a pink T-shirt. The Tasmanian mine shaft hero did a high-five with locals as they gathered...
  • Into the light - how the last hours unfolded (our Miners are FREE!!!!!)

    05/09/2006 2:20:48 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 592+ views
    The Age ^ | 9 May 2006 | Gary Tippet, Andrew Darby, Simon Mann and Ben Doherty
    Tasmania's miracle miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb fulfilled the promise to walk out of their rock prison before daybreak this morning after surviving almost 14 nights trapped a kilometre under the earth. "Yee-hah" were the men's first words when rescuers broke through the last metre into the rockfilled cavern where the men had been trapped since Anzac Day. The men slid down a vertical tunnel, were put onto roll-up stretchers and carried 36-metres to the Beaconsfield gold mine's main shaft. The men were checked by doctors and paramedics, took a shower and then took the lift to the surface...
  • Hunt For 900 Dangerous Criminals Freed In Error (UK)

    04/25/2006 7:41:41 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 262+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-26-2006 | John Steele
    Hunt for 900 dangerous criminals freed in error By John Steele (Filed: 26/04/2006) More than 1,000 convicted foreign criminals, including killers, rapists and child abusers, have been freed from prison without being considered for deportation and hundreds are missing, Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, admitted yesterday. All of the prisoners had committed crimes that should have triggered automatic assessment for removal from the country and the majority should have expected to be expelled. Charles Clarke: ‘I take responsibility for it [the fiasco]’ About 160 were released without being considered for removal despite explicit recommendations by judges that they should be...
  • Freed Kember Thanks Rescue Troops

    03/25/2006 12:05:08 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 461+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-25-2006
    Freed Kember thanks rescue troops Freed hostage Norman Kember has thanked the soldiers who rescued him from kidnappers in Iraq after being reunited with his wife Pat at Heathrow airport. But the peace campaigner - criticised earlier for apparently failing to thank the rescuers - restated his opposition to foreign troops in the country. He also said he needed to reflect on whether he was "foolhardy or rational" to have gone to Iraq last year. Mr Kember, 74, of Pinner, London, and two Canadians were held for 117 days. Tribute paid Reading from a hand-written statement, Mr Kember said he...
  • Ann Coulter Speaks, Crowd Erupts

    02/11/2006 1:56:55 PM PST · by george76 · 374 replies · 13,958+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/10/06 | Ivy J. Sellers
    Ann Coulter...was definitely Friday’s biggest draw at CPAC 2006. From the get-go the conservative columnist had the crowd cheering and was frequently interrupted by applause. Many of Coulter’s talking points came from recent news events -- such as “the great Danish cartoon caper” and President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. “Muslims are the only group who kill because people call them violent,” she said of Islam’s rage over the printing of Muhammad cartoons. Speaking about the nation's highest court, Coulter not only expressed elation at Justice Samuel Alito’s confirmation, she also shared her feelings on Chief Justice John Roberts ... She...
  • Hostages freed, 3 weapon caches seized in northern Iraq

    01/12/2006 3:42:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 361+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 12, 2005 | Task Force Band of Brothers
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Jan. 12, 2006) – Two kidnapped Iraqi men were freed, three weapons caches discovered and 21 anti-Iraqi suspects were detained in northern Iraq Jan. 11. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division were patrolling Wednesday afternoon in Khadasia when they surprised a group of men gathered around two vehicles. The vehicles raced away as the patrol approached. One vehicle escaped, but the Iraqi troops were able to stop the second. The Soldiers quickly disarmed the two suspects and searched the vehicle. The victims were found bound and gagged in the car’s...
  • US Vows To Track Down Hijacker Freed Early

    12/22/2005 6:41:54 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-23-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    US vows to track down hijacker freed early By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 23/12/2005) The United States has vowed to track down and bring to trial a Lebanese hijacker who has been secretly released after serving 19 years in a German prison for seizing an airliner in 1985 and killing a US navy diver. The Bush administration said it had asked Germany not to release Mohammed Ali Hamadi, who was jailed for life for his role in the hijacking of TWA's Flight 847 from Athens to Rome and the shooting of one of the passengers, Robert Stethem. Despite...
  • Latest Free Bumper Sticker Images

    12/17/2005 7:44:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 22 replies · 1,405+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/17/5 | RedFox
    No more Patriot Act means Operation Able Danger and 9/11 all over again. Don't let the sun set on the Patriot Act. Call your state senator at 202-225-3121. Freed Iraq. No thanks to Democrat oposition. Cowards cut and run. Marines never do. Stay the course. Peace with God. I believe in a time when Americans had guts. Maximum Effort. Abandon Iraq? NO! Thank you, FreeRepublic, for allowing me to post my work!
  • Russian U.N. diplomat freed on bail (charged w/conspiring w/UN procurement agency)

    11/18/2005 4:59:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 368+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/18/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A Russian U.N. official accused of money laundering was released on $500,000 bail posted by his government on Friday, Russia's U.N. Mission said. Vladimir Kuznetsov, 48, who chaired the powerful U.N. budget oversight committee, had been jailed since Sept. 1 on charges that he conspired with a U.N. procurement officer to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign companies seeking contracts with the world body. He has pleaded innocent to the charges. Maria Zakharova, press secretary at Russia's U.N. Mission, confirmed that Kuznetsov was freed after the Russian government paid his $500,000 bail. Moscow is keeping...
  • Freed hostage tells of killings - (Douglas Wood describes his 47 day ordeal)

    06/26/2005 7:10:05 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,043+ views
    BBC NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | BBC staff writer
    An Australian who was held hostage in Iraq has described the murders of two fellow detainees in the same room. In his first extensive interview, Douglas Wood, 63, also told Australian TV of his efforts to retain his sanity during his captivity. The engineer was held for 47 days by gunmen in Baghdad before being rescued by Iraqi forces earlier this month. He was reportedly paid A$400,000 dollars (US$307,000; £169,000) by Channel Ten for his story. Mr Wood was bound, gagged, beaten and fed only bread and water by his captors. 'Replay of my life' He said he heard two...
  • Gunmen Kill Iraqi Ex-Judge; Hostage Freed

    06/22/2005 10:07:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 360+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/05 | Frank Griffiths - AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen on Wednesday killed a former judge whose name once was on a list of Sunni Arabs joining a parliamentary committee to draft Iraq's new constitution, officials said. Separately, a Filipino hostage was released after almost eight months in captivity. Former judge Jassim al-Issawi, whose candidacy to join the 55-member committee was later dropped, was a law professor at Baghdad University and the former editor-in-chief of Al-Siyadah newspaper, said Salih al-Mutlak, secretary general of the Sunni National Dialogue Council Al-Issawi, 51, and his son were killed in Baghdad's northwestern Shula neighborhood, said Abdul Sattar Jawad, current editor...
  • Cleric says Australian hostage from California rescued in Iraq was about to be freed

    06/18/2005 11:35:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 641+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/18/05 | Rod McQuirk - AP
    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian engineer from California who was dramatically rescued in Baghdad last week after being held hostage for six weeks would have been released without military intervention, Australia's most senior Muslim cleric insisted Sunday. Iraqi and U.S. troops freed Douglas Wood, a 64-year-old resident of Alamo, California, early on July 15 from a Baghdad house where insurgents were holding him for ransom. Sheik Taj El Din al-Hilaly, an Egyptian-born Sunni cleric who flew from his Sydney home within days of the April 30 abduction to negotiate a release, said Wood was to have been released the day...
  • CA: Most illegal aliens freed on bail, own recognizance

    06/08/2005 9:34:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 524+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/8/05 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON -- Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 100,000 non-Mexicans illegally crossing into the United States through Mexico over the past eight months and let the vast majority of them go free on bail or their own recognizance, immigration officials told a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday. About 70 percent of so-called non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured along the southern border of the United States are released on their own recognizance to appear at a future deportation hearing, Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Few ever show up. The rise in non-Mexican illegal immigrants captured while crossing the Mexican...
  • U.S. Has Freed Foreign Murderers Under Loophole

    04/14/2005 6:49:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 564+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/05 | Alan Eisner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has freed numerous illegal aliens into the community who are dangerous murderers, rapists and child molesters under a legal loophole created by Supreme Court decisions, the Bush administration said on Thursday. In testimony to a Senate subcommittee, a senior Justice Department official said Congress should urgently pass legislation to close the loopholes, which have already resulted in the release of several extremely violent offenders, with others scheduled for release soon. "Among them are vicious criminals who have murdered their wives, molested young children and brutally attacked their enemies," Jonathan Cohn, a deputy assistant attorney...
  • Woman accused of cannibalism to be freed

    04/08/2005 9:51:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 848+ views
    ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - A woman accused of killing and cannibalizing her boyfriend will be allowed to leave a state mental hospital as long as she continues to take her medication and undergoes therapy, a judge ruled Friday. Psychiatrists at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo had recommended the release of Jane Lynn Woodry, 51, who changed her name from Carolyn Gloria Blanton in 1999. Prosecutors opposed the request and sought independent mental health evaluations. After reviewing two outside evaluations, District Judge Pattie Swift agreed to release Woodry under certain conditions. Woodry had been held at the hospital since...

    02/03/2005 4:13:41 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 598+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 3 February 2005 | IOAN GRILLO and HARVEY RICE
    Mexican judge drops charges against 4 tied to truck deaths MEXICO CITY - A Mexican federal judge has dismissed charges against four people accused of participating in a human-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants in Texas. The four, who are wanted by federal prosecutors in Houston, fled to Mexico after an abandoned trailer containing bodies was found at a Victoria truck stop on May 14, 2003. Victor Sanchez Rodriguez; his wife, Emma Sapata Rodriguez; Rosa Sarrata Gonzalez; and Octavio Torres Ortega were among 14 people indicted by a Houston federal grand jury in June 2003. They...