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  • Report: 315 Turkish journalists face 47 life sentences plus 3,034 years in jail

    07/27/2018 6:43:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | July 27, 2018 | SCF
    According to an Independent Communication Network (BİA) report, 315 media employees in Turkey, including reporters, columnists, executives and illustrators, face 47 aggravated life sentences, one life sentence, 3,034 years of imprisonment and TL 4.040.000 ($840,000) in damages. The report stated that in 33 trials in April, May and June, the courts handed down two aggravated life sentences without the chance of parole and 137 years, two months and 19 days in prison to journalists on charges of supporting a failed coup in 2016, disseminating terrorist propaganda, membership in a terrorist organization, defying state institutions or insulting the president. In that...
  • Transgender inmate charged with sex offences at Wakefield jail

    07/23/2018 3:40:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/18
    A transgender prisoner has been charged with committing four sexual offences against inmates at a women's jail in West Yorkshire. Karen White, 51, is accused of four counts of sexual touching at New Hall Prison, Wakefield. The offences are alleged to have taken place between September and November last year. She appeared before magistrates earlier this month and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court in August.
  • Turkish court rules to keep terror-linked US pastor in jail, next hearing set for October

    07/18/2018 11:02:28 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 7-18-2018 | none stated
    A Turkish court ordered on Wednesday U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is being tried on terrorism and spying charges, to remain in detention, rejecting his lawyer's plea for release. The judge said the next hearing in the trial would be on October 12. Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup, as well as supporting the PKK terrorists organization. Speaking to reporters in western Izmir province after the ruling, U.S. Charge d'Affaires...
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabamas governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the states sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food no longer be made to the sheriffs personally. Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Off-Duty Security Guard Found Not Guilty After 1.5 Years in Jail

    06/21/2018 10:11:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 16 November 2016, an off-duty security guard, Melvin Stephens, shot and killed a man who charged at him up stairs at his apartment complex. The incident occurred in Austin, Texas. The two had been in a confrontation earlier. The man killed, Dedric Earl, had scissors that were discovered at the scene. Stephens called 911 to report the shooting. Stephens was arrested and jailed because of statements he made to police. Bail was set at $125,000. It was more than Stephens could raise or afford. He spent over one and a half years in jail, from November 2016, to...
  • So, LGBT Activists Do Want to Put Christians in Jail

    06/11/2018 6:07:30 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 32 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 2017 | Michael Brown
    During a TV interview in 2011, I quoted the words of a Christian lawyer who said that just as gay activists were once put in jail, they now want to put us in jail. For making this comment, I was vilified by Right Wing Watch, mocked by gay activists, and ridiculed by others. I wonder what those critics are saying today in light of a recently proposed California bill that would send nursing home caregivers to jail for misgendering their nursing home patients. As a Daily Caller headline announces, California Could Start Jailing People Who Dont Use Transgender Pronouns.
  • Veteran Turkish journalist Lale Kemal: I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence

    06/08/2018 1:37:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 7, 2018 | SCF
    Veteran journalist Lale Kemal, a columnist for the Zaman newspaper, at one time Turkey’s most highly circulated newspaper before the Turkish government’s unlawful takeover and closure of it in 2016, said at her last court hearing on Thursday, “I was put in prison without a single piece of evidence.”Kemal was arrested with former Zaman columnists Ali Bulaç, Ahmet Turan Alkan, Nuriye Akman, Mustafa Ünal and Şahin Alpay on July 30, 2017 after a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016 and released pending trial under judicial probation after months of pretrial detention. The journalist presented her last defence before...
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller files new indictment against Paul Manafort

    06/08/2018 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 06/08/2018 | Dan Mangan
    Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a superseding indictment Friday against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, and added Russian citizen Konstantin Kilimnik as a defendant. The superseding indictment lodged by a grand jury sitting in federal court in Washington, DC, came days after Mueller asked the judge in Manafort's case to revoke his bail and jail him because of an alleged effort to tamper with witnesses. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
  • FDD report: Turkeys jailing of Western nationals is hostage diplomacy

    06/03/2018 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 1, 2018 | SCF
    A Washington think tank has warned that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is holding a number of Western nationals in jail to use them as “bargaining chips” against their countries in what they called “hostage diplomacy.”A 36-page report released on June 1 and titled “Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy – Western Nationals in Turkish Prisons” by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) said more than 30 Western nationals have been jailed in Turkey since a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016.At least nine of them remained in prison as of June 1, 2018, noted the report, co-authored by FDD fellows Eric...
  • BREAKING: Tommy Robinson supporters overrun city centre...

    06/01/2018 9:18:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 129 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 1/6/18 | Anthony Blair
    At least four police vans responded to the march as it made its way through Leeds. Many supporters brandished "Free Tommy" placards and demonstrators chanted "let Tommy out" at police officers. The march was organised by the group Proud British, which says on Facebook that its purpose is to "voice freedom of speech" and "stop the strain on the NHS, schools and our public services." One supporter of Robinson told a reporter: "Journalist? F*** off you're all scum". Some protestors were heard making racist chants. Crowds chanted "BBC BBC" in protest at what they see as the corporation's bias...
  • Turkish election body rules against jailed presidential candidate

    05/30/2018 11:06:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahval (Events) News ^ | May 30 2018 | none stated
    Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) has ruled that a Kurdish candidate for the Turkish presidency cannot phone in to a talk programme from jail, opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet said . Selahattin Demirtaş was planning to use his weekly right to a 10-minute phone call to call in to Fox TV and take part in its election programme Leaders on Fox. However, his request was rejected on the basis that this was an internal Justice Ministry decision the YSK could not interfere with, even if it might affect the ongoing election. Demirtaş has been in pretrial detention since November 2016, and if...
  • WHERE is Tommy Robinson? British Authorities Owe Us An Answer

    05/27/2018 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Isnt Tommy Robinsons life worth protecting with a body cam, Prime Minister Theresa May? Where is Tommy Robinson? A question whose answer should be demanded rather than merely asked. We all know where Prince Harry is but not where Tommy, arrested Friday outside a court in Leeds, England, is. Modern day Merry England has become far more nightmare than fairytale, as it steadily works its way toward ugly police state status.
  • Utah man incarcerated in Venezuela jail is on his way home, officials say

    05/26/2018 12:24:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 5/26/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A Utah man who has been incarcerated in a Venezuelan jail since 2016 was on a flight home to the U.S., Venezuelan officials said Saturday. Joshua Holt, 26, has been jailed in Venezuela after he traveled to the South American country in the summer of 2016 to marry Thamara Candelo, whom he met on a website for Mormon singles. The two planned to return to the U.S. after getting married, but where jailed in El Hilcolde on what human rights groups said were largely trumped-up charges. Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing...
  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing Bible studies in prisons is hurting Democrats chances at winning voters. You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us, Ellison said. Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.
  • Demirtas could be freed from Turkish prison within days, lawyer tells Kurdistan 24 (pro Kurd)

    05/17/2018 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 5-16-18 | Ari Khalidi
    ANKARA (Kurdistan 24) - Selahattin Demirtas, Turkey's most influential Kurdish politician and a presidential candidate, could be released from prison within days, one of his lawyers told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday."It is a shame that Mr. Demirtas has not already been freed. It's a great shame for the judiciary. It is legally unacceptable, especially after his becoming a candidate for the presidency," attorney Mahsuni Karaman said."I have no doubts that Demirtas will be released in a few days," he added, talking to Kurdistan 24 in the Turkish capital.Since Demirtas' arrest, his lawyers have made repeated requests to a penal court...
  • Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed

    04/21/2018 9:05:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2018 / 2:35 PM / Updated 2 hours ago | Reuters Staff
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States should look at its own actions if it wants the return of an American Christian pastor who has been jailed in Turkey for suspected links to a 2016 failed coup. Erdogan made the comment in a live interview with broadcaster NTV. Andrew Brunson, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was indicted on charges of helping the group that Ankara holds responsible for the failed coup against Erdogan. He faces up to 35 years in prison. Brunson denies the charges.
  • BREAKING VIDEO: Sheriff Scott Israel Spoke Arabic At Muslim Gathering

    03/01/2018 5:42:40 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 138 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    A video has surfaced of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel attending a meeting of Muslims, where both Israel and one of his deputies spoke in Arabic. The deputy said that Israel pledged to keep young people out of jail and to put God first, your family second and the community third. Israel credits his deputy Nezar Hamze as a likeminded individual who is on the same mission as Israel. Israel compares himself and Hamze to lions on a mission. Both Israel and Namze boast that they keep young people out of jail, rather than put them in. I want you...
  • Deep State unraveling as GOPer sees jail for

    01/22/2018 8:14:31 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/19/18 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Deep State unraveling as GOPer sees jail for
  • Trump: Send Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin to 'jail'

    01/02/2018 6:34:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 2, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    President Trump on Tuesday demanded Hillary Clinton's former aide Huma Abedin be sent to jail for not properly handling classified information. "Crooked Hillary Clintons top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others," Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
  • [California] ICE agent's desk booted from Monterey County Jail

    12/18/2017 6:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Amy Larson
    SALINAS, Calif. Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal announced Monday that he will no longer allow a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to have a desk in the Monterey County Jail. A new California law going into effect January 1, 2018, SB54, declares California as a "sanctuary state." Bernal said his decision to remove the ICE agent's desk was a result of complying with SB54, as well as consulting with several stakeholders who advocate for immigrants' rights on the Central Coast. An ICE agent was given a desk at the Monterey County Jail two years ago, shortly after Bernal...