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  • Jailed Turkish philanthropist ravaged in pro-AKP media (Adalet? Justice?)

    10/23/2017 11:05:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 23, 2017 | Amberin Zaman
    The veil of secrecy shrouding the detention of Osman Kavala, a tireless and generous supporter of civil society in Turkey, has yet to be lifted since his detention at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Oct. 18. But the slander campaign against the prominent businessman and philanthropist is continuing full blast. Aydin Unal, a columnist for the pro-government Yeni Safak, likened Kavala to Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based imam who is accused of seeking to violently overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “It is quite clear that Kavala, just like Fethullah Gulen, is one of the baby-faced, masked as peace-loving, humanitarian-seeming tools collected...
  • The Evolution of Yannis: From Turkish Nationalist to Jailed Greek Activist

    06/23/2017 10:59:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | June 23, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Yannis Vasilis Yaylalı, an ethnic Greek peace activist born in Samsun, was recently arrested by Turkish police in the Kurdish city of Şırnak, where he had been living since 2012. Yannis Vasilis YaylalıMeral Geylani, his partner and fellow activist, told the Armenian Weekly that four lawsuits have been filed against Yaylalı. Three of them are for “discouraging the public from military service” and one is for “publicly disrespecting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk” through his articles and social media posts about the 1914-1923 massacre of Pontian (Pontic) Greeks by Turkey.“On April 22, the day he posted his article about the commemoration of...
  • 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 Gülen 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...
  • California beauty queen, 27, jailed for child porn

    04/25/2017 1:46:07 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 25th 2017 | BBC News
    Meghan Alt, 27, was sentenced to 300 days in jail and three years of probation after entering the pleas. She was arrested in 2015 on charges of selling images she took of a four-year-old female relative to a Marine stationed in southern California. In 2014 the mother-of-three won California's Mrs Orange County beauty pageant. She was also a contestant in the Mrs California contest that same year.
  • Turkey: Crackdown on Kurdish Opposition

    03/20/2017 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Human Rights Watch ^ | March 20, 2017 | none stated
    MPs Jailed, Elected Mayors Removed Ahead of Referendum (Istanbul) – The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors, Human Rights Watch said today. The crackdown on democratically elected officials not only violates their rights to political association and participation, and freedom of expression, but also interferes with the rights of constituents who voted for them and whom they serve in office. The move against the national pro-Kurdish party, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and its...
  • Benghazi: Maybe the guy in the Iraqi jail was upset by the video?

    09/21/2015 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 2 replies
    Book: Relentless Strike | This year | Sean Naylor
    Regarding the Benghazi attack: Within hours of the attack, JSOC had determined the identities of the leaders, who were linked to the Ansar al-Sharia militia group. Delta dispatched a team to Libya to hunt them, and by Friday, September 14, three days after the attack, JSOC was briefing US Special Operations Command that it was tracking the militia leaders responsible for the attack, had photographs of them (which were included in the briefing) and information that they had been calling an Islamist figure in jail in Iraq.
  • The Scheming Marxist Architect of Obamacare, Robert Creamer, Helped Sell the Iran Deal

    09/20/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 22 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 2015 September 14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (h/t Judy Weddle)
    [picture of Robert Creamer] Looks like the Marxist architect of Obamacare also had a major say in putting forth the Iran Deal. Robert Creamer was convicted in 2005 for tax violations and bank fraud. He served time and was under house arrest. While in prison, he crafted the core underpinnings of Obamacare. Creamer is a political consultant who is very close to Barack Obama and is married to Jan Schakowsky, the Marxist Congresswoman from Illinois. While on the inside, he wrote, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win. Obamacare was only the first major step in...
  • Kentucky Clerk Released From Jail after 5 Days for Refusing to issue licenses for gay couples

    09/08/2015 11:13:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 63 replies
    NYPost ^ | September , 2015 | AP
    After five days behind bars, county clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning lifted the contempt order but directed Davis not to interfere with the granting of licenses by her deputies. The move came down just before Davis was to receive jailhouse visits from presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. Davis was thrown in jail on Thursday, becoming a hero among religious conservatives for the boldest act of resistance by a public official yet to the...
  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years (Hussein's pick)

    04/21/2015 2:56:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/21/15
    An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his ousting and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi was deposed by the army in July 2013 following mass street protests against his rule.
  • ('Profound f****** socialist') Emma Thompson to evade paying tax until other evaders are jailed

    03/01/2015 6:55:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    3 News ^ | 2/26/15
    **SNIP** The British couple is hoping to launch a protest movement in the aftermath of a recent tax scandal in the UK, during which it was alleged staff at the Swiss arm of the bank HSBC helped clients avoid hefty bills in Britain. Thompson and Wise hope a mass tax boycott will convince bosses at Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department responsible for collecting the money, to penalise wealthy citizens and companies who avoid paying their fair share. Wise tells London's Evening Standard newspaper, "I want to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax... I have actively...
  • UC-Santa Barbara feminist professor charged in confrontation with pro-life teen

    03/22/2014 11:06:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Mar 2014
    A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older...
  • Jailed US Army Ranger Wins Parole After Serving 5 Years For Killing Al-Qaeda Operative (Video)

    02/14/2014 4:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/14/14 | Jim Hoft
    On March 20th, 2009, Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al Qaeda operative while serving in Iraq. Mansur was known to be a member of an Al Qaeda cell operating in the lieutenant’s area of operation and Army intelligence believed he organized an attack on Lt. Behenna’s platoon in April 2008 which killed two U.S. soldiers and injured two more. Army intelligence ordered the release of Mansur and Lt. Behenna was ordered to return the terrorist to his home. During the return of Mansur, Lt. Behenna again...
  • Man Jailed For Overdue Library Book

    10/31/2013 5:18:55 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    TEXAS - Jory Enck is apparently a slow reader. About 3 years ago, he checked out a G.E.D study guide from a library in Copperas Cove. Last week police arrested him on a warrant for not returning library materials. The city ordinance was passed to crack down on delinquent readers.
  • Georgia Student Remains Jailed Over Controversial Tumblr Remark

    08/14/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Newsone ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Hannington Dia
    On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page: hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested. As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments. Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday. Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family...
  • Teen jailed for sarcastic remark beaten up in jail, now on suicide watch

    07/08/2013 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/13 | Robby Soave
    Grisly new details emerged in the story of the ongoing imprisonment of Justin Carter, who racked up months in jail for making sarcastic, violent threats after playing an online video game. Carter has been beaten up multiple times while in jail in Comal County, Texas, according to NPR. He is now on suicide watch. “This was his first incarceration, his first charge, and without getting into the really nasty details, he has had concussions, he has had black eyes,” said Jack Carter, Justin’s father, in a statement. Carter is one of two teenagers imprisoned for months for the crime of...
  • Islamic extremists who plotted to kill EDL members at rally are jailed for up to 19 years...

    06/10/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/13 | Amanda Williams
    Six Islamic extremists who planned to spark 'a tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror' with an attack on an EDL rally have today been jailed for up to 19-and-a-half years. The Al Qaeda-inspired cell were plotting to attack an Armed Forces Day rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, with weapons including nail bombs, machetes and sawn-off shotguns Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC told the men: 'How was it that you became involved in a crime of this gravity? 'At least part of the answer to that question must come in the tide of apparently freely available extremist material in which most of...
  • Mohammed Ilyas jailed at Worcester Crown Court for sex offences

    05/26/2013 1:13:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    JAILED: Mohammed Ilyas A SEX offender has been jailed for five years after a judge warned no one would be surprised if he eventually committed rape. Mohammed Ilyas, who has a record for sex offences, was said to be a continual danger to women. Judge Robert Juckes QC, sitting at Worcester Crown Court, jailed the 34-year-old for five years and ordered that he be on licence for two and a half years on release. Ilyas, who was last living in a bail hostel in Ombersley Road, Worcester, was convicted in November last year of breaking the terms of a...
  • Amish men jailed over reflective triangle dispute

    01/14/2012 8:15:50 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 15 2012 | unknown
    A group of Amish men in western Kentucky have been jailed after refusing to put reflective triangles on the back of their horse-drawn carts. Jacob Gingerich was one of eight men sent to prison for a few days in September after ignoring state law that requires all slow-moving objects on the road to display reflective triangles. The group of Swartzentruber Amish men in rural Graves County, USA, refused to pay their fines and disobeyed orders from a judge, landing them in jail.
  • Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail ($250k cash)

    12/07/2011 4:30:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1+ views
    12/07/11
    Link only - Ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky jailed after he is unable to pay bail
  • Government fines jailed Border Patrol agent’s family

    11/10/2011 9:55:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/11/11 | Stephen Dinan
    After successfully winning a two-year prison sentence against U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr., the Justice Department is now trying to collect a $6,870 fine from his wife, saying it should be paid “immediately” — even though the judge signaled she would have a grace period. In a notice sent last week the Justice Department said the fines were imposed by the court that found Agent Diaz guilty and sentenced him to prison for improperly restraining a 15-year-old suspected of drug smuggling. “We strongly urge you to pay this debt immediate,” said the notice,