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  • Terror godfather walks free

    06/13/2006 9:17:55 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 799+ views
    The Age ^ | 14 June 2006
    Hardline Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail today after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings. Bakir planned to return immediately to an Islamic school in central Java once dubbed the "Ivy League" of militants. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and shawl, a smiling Bashir was surrounded by supporters shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and by media before getting into a car and being driven away. Seen by the West as the spiritual head of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) regional militant network, Bashir was convicted of being part of a...
  • Detainees Released in Iraq; Coalition Forces Kill, Capture Terrorists

    06/13/2006 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2006 – In a joint initiative, the Iraqi government and Multinational Force Iraq released more than 220 security detainees June 11 from coalition-run internment facilities, U.S. military officials reported. "You must give the government a chance and become productive members of society," Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi told some detainees prior to their release from Abu Ghraib Theater Internment Facility. The release is part of an Iraqi government plan to release up to 2,500 detainees by the end of June, U.S. military officials said. The release consists of those not guilty of serious, violent crimes such as...
  • Brothers Arrested In Terror Raid Released Without Charge (UK)

    06/09/2006 5:30:26 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Brothers arrested in terror raid freed without charge (Filed: 09/06/2006) Two brothers arrested following a controversial anti-terror raid by police during which one of the them was shot, have been released without charge. Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abul Koyair were being questioned at London's high security Paddington Green police station after the raid in Forest Gate, east London, last week. But tonight the 20-year-old and 23-year-old were released, and a police spokesman said that the search of their home had been completed. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "We appreciate the police operation has caused inconvenience and disruption to the occupants...
  • Terrorist Leaders Captured in Iraq; Detainees Released

    05/31/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 227+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces captured eight terrorist leaders in recent operations in Baghdad neighborhoods. Also, the Iraqi-led Combined Review and Release Board released more than 200 detainees. Yesterday, Iraqi forces raided two targets in the Karada area of Baghdad and detained seven individuals responsible for homemade bomb attacks against Iraqi security forces. The first target was a dormitory on Baghdad Technical University's campus where two student cells, operating out of dormitory rooms, built bombs and later initiated attacks against Iraqi army and police forces. Four students were detained during this operation. At the second target,...
  • 299 Detainees Released; Troops Respond to Insurgent Fire

    05/08/2006 4:38:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 171+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 – Multinational Force Iraq released 299 male detainees from coalition-run prisons, and coalition forces responded to insurgent small-arms fire yesterday, military officials in Iraq reported. The Iraqi-led Combined Review and Release Board reviewed the detainees' files and recommended release. The CRRB was established in August 2004 and consists of members from the Ministries of Human Rights, Justice and Interior, as well as officers from the multinational forces. To date, the board has reviewed the cases of more than 36,700 detainees, recommending more than 18,750 individuals for release. In other news, coalition forces delivered precision munitions in...
  • OTMs: Non-Mexican migrants caught, then often released

    03/30/2006 9:40:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 761+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 3/30/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Former Tucson sector Border Patrol agent Scott James says he caught his fair share of illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico during his years of service with the agency. Not that it really mattered, he added. James, who resigned from the Border Patrol two months ago, said his job, like those of his colleagues, was little more than a sham. Enforcing the law was the last thing the Department of Homeland Security wanted, he said. Some illegal immigrants apprehended on the border are from Pakistan, Iraq, China and other countries considered by the Department of Homeland Security to be...
  • Afghan Christian Released – Seeks Asylum through UN (Muslim clerics lead protest march)

    03/27/2006 1:51:20 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,080+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 27, 2006 | AMIR SHAH
    An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has appealed for asylum in another country, the United Nations said Monday after hundreds of Muslims marched against a court's decision to dismiss his case.Afghan officials did not say whether Abdul Rahman had been released after the case against him was dismissed Sunday, but the U.N. statement came amid unconfirmed reports that he was being freed."We do understand that he will be released," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in Washington. "We're pleased by that."Earlier Monday, hundreds of clerics, students and others chanting "Death to Christians!"...
  • Released Hostages 'Refuse To Help Their Rescuers'

    03/24/2006 6:06:03 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,728+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-25-2006 | Oliver Poole
    Released hostages 'refuse to help their rescuers' By Oliver Poole in Baghdad (Filed: 25/03/2006) The three peace activists freed by an SAS-led coalition force after being held hostage in Iraq for four months refused to co-operate fully with an intelligence unit sent to debrief them, a security source claimed yesterday. The claim has infuriated those searching for other hostages. The Canadians: Harmeet Sooden and Jim Loney Neither the men nor the Canadian group that sent them to Iraq have thanked the people who saved them in any of their public statements. One of them, Norman Kember, 74, a retired physics...
  • Coalition Forces Net Suspects, Weapons; Detainees Released

    03/20/2006 2:59:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 200+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, March 20, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition troops detained suspects and seized weapons caches throughout Iraq, and an Iraqi review board recommended the release of a number of male detainees being held in the country, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported. In Salah Ad Din province today, Iraqi Army and Task Force Band of Brothers units continued "Operation Swarmer." The operation was launched March 18 to clear a suspected insurgent operating area northeast of Samarra, military officials reported. Today's operation yielded an additional three caches of small-arms ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades. The combined forces also detained three men suspected of...
  • Gotti back in court

    02/15/2006 2:54:45 PM PST · by JR0tten · 8 replies · 519+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2006
    John "Junior" Gotti, who insists he quit the mob family run by his late father, the "Dapper Don," watched jury selection start yesterday at his racketeering retrial in Manhattan. One prospective juror was quickly disqualified: a former supervisor of the FBI's organized crime squad. The most serious charge facing Gotti is the 1992 kidnapping of radio host Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels crime-fighting group, who allegedly was targeted by "Junior" Gotti because of his on-air rants against the late John Gotti.
  • Detainees Released; Iraqi, U.S. Troops Help Flood Victims

    02/05/2006 3:07:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 183+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2006 – About 50 male detainees were released today from the Theater Internment Facilities in Iraq, and Iraqi and U.S. forces helped flood victims yesterday in northern Iraq, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported. Officials said the Combined Review and Release Board reviewed the detainees' cases and recommended release. The Iraqi-led CRRB, established in August 2004, consists of members from the ministries of Human Rights, Justice and Interior, as well as officers from the multinational forces. To date, the board has reviewed the cases of more than 27,200 detainees, recommending more than 14,300 individuals for release, officials said....
  • 420 Detainees Released; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed

    01/26/2006 5:25:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 266+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – About 420 detainees, including five women, were to be released from coalition detention facilities in Iraq today and tomorrow, officials announced. The Iraqi-led Combined Review and Release Board reviewed the detainees' cases and recommended that they be released. The board, established in August 2004, consists of members from the ministries of Human Rights, Justice and Interior, as well as officers from the multinational forces, officials noted. To date, the board has reviewed the cases of more than 26,900 detainees, recommending more than 14,100 individuals for release. In other news, Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Battalion,...
  • Abu Ghraib Detainees Released; Bombs and Weapons Found in Iraq

    01/15/2006 1:18:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 645+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2006 – Hundreds of security detainees were released from prison today, and multiple bombs and weapons caches were discovered in Iraq over the last few days, U.S. military officials reported. About 500 security detainees were released from Abu Ghraib prison. Those released were not guilty of serious or violent crimes, such as bombing, torture, kidnapping, or murder, and all have admitted their crimes, renounced violence, and pledged to be good citizens of a democratic Iraq, officials said. In other news from Iraq, a young girl phoned in a tip about a possible roadside bomb to coalition forces...
  • Endless probe, secret result ($22mil Barrett Report due to be released Thursday, January 19th!)

    01/15/2006 9:28:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,738+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/06
    USA Today piece. Link only.
  • John Paul II's assailant freed

    01/12/2006 3:18:51 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 January 2006 | Burak Akinci
    MEHMET Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill pope John Paul II in 1981, was freed yesterday after almost 25 years behind bars, but may soon return to jail amid legal confusion over his early release. Less than six hours after Agca walked out of the high-security Kartal prison on Istanbul's Asian shore, Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said he would order a review of the case as a debate raged among jurists over whether his release was legally sound. Mr Cicek hinted that the 48-year-old Agca, who served 19 years in Italy for shooting and seriously wounding the pope...
  • Twelve car bombs in Iraq cause relatively few casualties - Sudanese hostages released

    01/01/2006 11:15:15 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 358+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/1/06 | Jason Straziuso - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents exploded 13 car bombs across Iraq on Sunday, including eight in Baghdad within a three-hour span, but the New Year's Day onslaught killed no one and injured only 20 people, police said. A Sudanese official, meanwhile, announced that six kidnapped employees were freed after Sudan announced it would close its Baghdad embassy as demanded by the kidnappers. A Cypriot man kidnapped four months ago also was freed after his family paid a ransom, a relative said. The day's first car bomb in Baghdad exploded at about 8:15 a.m., wounding two Iraqi soldiers in an army patrol...
  • 300 More Alito Documents Released

    12/28/2005 9:44:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 333+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/28/05 | AP - Washington
    WASHINGTON - Almost 300 additional documents from Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's time in the Justice Department were released Wednesday, two weeks before his confirmation hearings begin. Many of the latest documents released by the National Archives simply indicate that Alito was copied in on internal Justice Department memos, or are photocopies of decisions that were made by federal judges while Alito was working for the department during the Reagan administration. The Archives said it found the documents in the files of former Justice Department officials while processing Freedom of Information Act requests. Alito's confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary...
  • Nun Who Defaced Silo Released From Prison

    12/22/2005 10:36:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 836+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/05 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    DANBURY, Conn. - A pacifist nun convicted of defacing a Colorado missile silo in 2002 was released Thursday from federal prison. Ardeth Platte, 69, was not due to be released until May 31, but a judge gave her credit for time already served, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Platte, along with sisters Jackie Hudson and Carol Gilbert, were arrested in October 2002 after they allegedly cut a chain link fence surrounding a Minuteman III missile silo in northern Colorado. The nuns then used baby bottles to dispense their own blood in the shape of a cross on the...
  • Terror Victims' Names Released, IDF Mulling Reponse

    12/05/2005 12:20:49 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 3 replies · 285+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 19:19 Dec 05, '05 / 4 Kislev 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Terror Victims' Names Released, IDF Mulling Reponse 19:19 Dec 05, '05 / 4 Kislev 5766 By Ezra HaLevi Those killed in Monday’s attack are Alexander Zarnitzky, 65, from Netanya, Ilya Rosen, 38, from Bat Chefer, Daniel Golani, 45, from Nahariya and security guard Chaim Amram, 26, from Netanya. The name of the fifth victim in the deadly bombing has not yet been released. Residents of Netanya gathered at the site of the attack Monday evening to protest the security situation and perceived rewarding of Arab terrorism by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Defense Minister Sha’ul Mofaz, after consulting with IDF and...
  • GOTTI GETTING OUT

    09/26/2005 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 1,732+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 26, 2005 4:45 pm US/Eastern
    The jailed son of late mob boss John Gotti neared freedom on Monday after a judge agreed to release him on $7 million bond, less than a week after declaring a mistrial on the bulk of his racketeering case. Under bail conditions approved by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, John A. ``Junior'' Gotti would be released from a federal lockup in lower Manhattan, but remain under house arrest in his home on Long Island until a possible retrial early next year. Gotti, 41, was still in custody Monday as paperwork was finalized. His lawyers said he could be home with...
  • CA: Activists released in 2003 San Diego arson fire case

    07/30/2005 8:26:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 345+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/30/05 | AP - San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two activists who had refused to testify before a grand jury investigating a 2003 arson fire allegedly set by radical environmentalists were released from jail following an order by a federal appeals court. Without explanation, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted 2-1 Friday to order U.S. District Judge Irma Gonzalez to set bail for David Agranoff, 31, and Danae Kelley, 21. Agranoff and Kelley were released later in the day after posting the $1,000 bond. They are not suspects in the Aug. 1, 2003 fire that destroyed a condominium complex under...
  • Hollywood to fete 'son of al-Qaida' - (ex-Gitmo detainee to reap $500,000 in movie role!)

    07/15/2005 3:15:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 586+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | Staff Writer
    A Hollywood film in the works will depict a Canadian formerly detained at Guantanamo as a reformed young man who now rejects terrorism and his family's ties to al-Qaida. But there's evidence 21-year-old Abdurahman Khadr's true story doesn't fit the feel-good script proposed by Paramount Pictures, according to Andrew Walden, writing in FrontPage magazine. ABDURAHMAN KHADR Courtesy CBC Khadr is the son of Ahmed Saeed Khadr, a Canadian citizen whom the U.S. has accused of having direct ties to Osama bin Laden. He also is the brother of Omar Khadr, who, as WorldNetDaily first reported exclusively, is accused of killing...
  • Two of Five Suicide Bomb Planners Were Released from Jail

    06/01/2005 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 351+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jun 02, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Two of the five terrorists who planned to carry out a twin suicide bombing in Jerusalem Thursday recently were released from prison. Hamza Hassin Brigia, who lives near Bethlehem and was responsible for the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in Bethlehem, was released from administrative detention last February. Muhanad Abu Romy was recently released after having been jailed for buying weapons from Islamic Jihad terrorists. The terrorists had placed the explosives in cardboard boxes and put them inside bags with shrapnel and nails in order to increase bodily injury. One of the arguments against freeing more jailed terrorists and prisoners is...
  • "Amateur Bomb Maker" Arrested in Suffolk

    05/02/2005 6:17:30 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 876+ views
    1010 WINS - Shore Manor, NY ^ | May 1, 2005 8:37 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS - Shore Manor, NY
    An amateur bomb-maker in Suffolk County is in police custody this morning after testing the explosions in his back yard. Police charged 28-year-old Robert Rotella of Shore Manor with criminal weapons possession after they were told he accepted delivery of chemicals that were used to make explosives. He was arraigned yesterday in First District Court in Islip and released on his own recognizance. Rotella's neighbors simply said he is no threat to national security and that he makes fireworks for fun.
  • Bush, Cheney tax returns released (No sign of the *Clinton so-called joint return, yet...)

    04/15/2005 7:27:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 857+ views
    WIStv ^ | 4/15/05
    Bush, Cheney tax returns released (White House-AP) April 15, 2005 - President Bush and first lady Laura Bush earned less from their investments last year, and they also paid less in taxes. The first couple's 2004 federal income tax return indicates reported adjusted gross income of just over $784,000. That compares to more than $822,000 in 2003. The earnings include the president's salary and income from investments held in blind trust. The Bushes paid more than $207,000 in federal taxes, or about $20,000 less than in 2003. They also donated nearly $78,000 to churches and other nonprofit groups. Vice President...
  • Iraq oil-for-food audit to be released

    12/10/2004 6:55:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 420+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/10/04 | Gerald Nadler - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A U.N. panel critical of how the U.S.-led coalition authority in Iraq spent billions of dollars from the U.N. oil-for-food program and other sales of Iraqi oil will issue its report Monday, an official with the world body said. The U.N. Security Council set up the Iraqi Development Fund to help the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority administer Iraq. The CPA administered Iraq from March 20, 2003, invasion to its dissolution June 28, 2004, when it handed the reins to the Iraqi interim government. The development fund consisted of money from CPA sales of Iraqi oil, millions...
  • Super Model Gisele Bundchen, Reneges on “Lost Dog” Reward Offer;

    12/10/2004 5:45:07 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 30 replies · 7,253+ views
    emediawire.com ^ | 1210 04 | emediawire.com
    A young San Bernardino couple is going public with questions about supermodel Gisele Bundchen's "no questions asked" $5000.00 reward offer, which remains unpaid more than two weeks after the couple returned Bundchen's dog only to be arrested at gunpoint, handcuffed and held in custody. Although cleared by the police, the couple has no explanation from Bundchen of why they were treated like criminals and denied the reward. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2004 -- Supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s “no questions asked” $5000.00 reward offer for her lost dog just before Thanksgiving, may have gotten her dog back, but, according to the...
  • Pepper Spray Released in Toys R Us

    11/27/2004 9:07:24 PM PST · by crushelits · 3 replies · 272+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2004 | ap
    NEW YORK — Pepper spray (search) was released inside an elevator at Toys R Us' crowded flagship store Saturday, sending at least three people to the hospital and leaving others with irritated eyes, fire and police spokesmen said.Police were reviewing video camera footage to find out who discharged the spray at the toy chain's Times Square (search) store during the busy shopping weekend. The store was not evacuated, and within a few hours it was packed with shoppers who were unaware of the incident.It was unclear how many shoppers were affected. Firefighter Kevin Nolan said five people were taken to St. Vincent's...
  • He's the Steal Slim Shady(eminems record stolen and released on internet)

    11/04/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,050+ views
    the sun ^ | 11 5 04 | DEREK BROWN
    RAPPER Eminem’s new album Encore has been leaked on to the internet. The Real Slim Shady star’s hotly-anticipated fourth album was stolen nearly two weeks before its release date. The theft has sparked panic at his record label Interscope who have brought forward the worldwide release date. An illegal website called RNS put the entire album on the net two days ago. Thousands of fans instantly downloaded it and could pass it on to countless others. It could lose the 32-year-old rapper MILLIONS of pounds in royalties from CD sales. Interscope bosses were locked in meetings all day yesterday. They...
  • Kerry Misleads on Medicare

    09/20/2004 11:19:16 AM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | September 20, 2004 | Andrew Jaffee
    On Monday, December 8, 2003, President Bush signed into law a Medicare prescription drug benefits package designed to help American seniors pay for their medications. This month, the Kerry campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush’s Medicare record stating, “The very next day George Bush imposes the biggest Medicare premium increase in history while prescription drug costs still skyrocket.” There are several problems with this ad, namely that fact that 1) Kerry skipped the December 8 vote and 2) Kerry voted to support the increase in Medicare premiums that he now criticizes. The Kerry campaign offers no specifics on...
  • Mary Kay Letourneu to be released from prison August 4th

    08/01/2004 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 2,197+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/02/04
    Mary Kay Letourneu to be released from prison in August The Associated Press Friday, July 02, 2004 - Page updated at 08:23 A.M. GIG HARBOR, Wash. - Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who had sex with her former sixth-grade student, is expected to be released from prison Aug. 4, rather than this month, according to the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Prison officials said earlier her release date was July 17, but state Corrections Department spokesman Veltry Johnson said Thursday that would have been the earliest possible date. The later date was set after a review of her transition plan....
  • Notes By U.S. Soldier at Heart of N. Korea Desertion Case [Jenkins in West After 40 Yrs in N. Korea]

    07/18/2004 10:53:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 836+ views
    Associated Press & other sources ^ | 18 July 2004 | Associated Press
    Notes Left by (U.S.) Soldier at Heart of Korea Desertion Case The U.S. says ex-Sgt. Charles Jenkins left incriminating notes when he disappeared into North Korea in 1965. BY ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Army's desertion case against Charles Jenkins seems to hinge on four notes he left behind that cold morning on Jan. 5, 1965, when he disappeared while on patrol in a wooded no man's land. ''I am going to North Korea,'' he wrote in one of the notes, this one to his mother. The Army says Jenkins deserted inside the Demilitarized Zone separating North...
  • Blake handyman formally released; $1 million bail refunded

    11/17/2003 5:24:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/17/03 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Blake's handyman was formally released from the actor's murder case Monday and his $1 million bail was refunded to Blake after the prosecution declined to appeal the dismissal of a conspiracy charge against Earle Caldwell.</p>
  • Court Throws Out Former CIA Officer's Conviction After 20 Years in Prison

    10/29/2003 7:30:08 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 176+ views
    TBO ^ | 10/29/03 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge threw out the conviction of a former CIA operative who has spent 20 years in prison for selling arms to Libya, saying the government knowingly used false evidence against him. Edwin P. Wilson, 75, was convicted in 1983 of shipping 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya - something he said he did to ingratiate himself with the Libyan government at the CIA's request. In a scathing opinion released Tuesday, U.S. Judge Lynn N. Hughes said the federal government failed to correct information about Wilson's service to the CIA that it admitted internally...
  • Top Taliban Leader Released By US, Say His Relatives

    10/08/2003 5:43:40 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 199+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2003 | Hamida Ghafour
    Top Taliban leader freed by US, say his relatives By Hamida Ghafour in Kabul (Filed: 09/10/2003) Rumours swirled around the Afghan capital last night that the most senior Taliban leader in American custody had been freed. Mullah Wakil Abdul Muttawakil, the foreign minister in the ousted regime, was said to have been released from Bagram air base, the US military headquarters, two days ago after 18 months in detention. Relatives claimed that he had gone home to Kandahar, in the south of Afghanistan, but confusion surrounded the reports. Col Rodney Davis, the US military spokesman would not confirm any release,...
  • Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants [900 Terrorists Let Loose!]

    09/30/2003 11:27:34 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 41 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 9/30/03 | Staff
    Security Sources: Egypt Frees 900 Muslim Militants CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt released 900 members of an Islamic militant group that killed 58 tourists in 1997 and helped plot the murder of president Anwar Sadat, security sources said on Tuesday. Analysts said that freeing so many members of the outlawed al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group), whose jailed leaders renounced violence six years ago, would help the movement gain a political voice and could strengthen the hand of more moderate Islamists in the Arab world's most populous country. News of the mass release came two days after Egypt announced it had freed Karam...
  • Moose Book on Sniper Probe Released

    09/15/2003 6:49:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 29 replies · 252+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/15/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>BETHESDA, Md. — Charles Moose (search) looks deeply pained on the cover of his book about his life and sudden vault into fame as head of the Washington-area sniper investigation. His brow is screwed tightly, his eyes cast downward in the close-up photo.</p>
  • Hamas Suicide Bombers Were Released from Israeli Jail

    09/11/2003 10:31:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 186+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Sept. 11, 2003 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) The two Hamas suicide bombers responsible for this week’s attacks in Jerusalem and Rishon L’Tzion were recently released by Israel, Arutz-7’s Haggai Huberman reports. The two, residents of the Ramallah area village of Rantis, were taken into administrative custody last autumn and recently includes in prison releases by Israel.
  • Officials Release Kobe Bryant Mug Shot [Taken July 4]

    07/12/2003 9:29:51 AM PDT · by ewing · 13 replies · 304+ views
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2003 6:16 AM GMT | wire staff
  • Sex offender to get sentence reduction

    07/10/2003 12:05:58 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Sex offender to get sentence reduction Raymond Butte, 51, the former Burney area man currently serving in excess of a life term for sex crimes against his daughter and others, will have his sentenced reduced. According to Shasta County District Attorney Gerald Benito, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in a California case involving a particular statute of limitations law in child molest cases. Statewide the ruling affected 800 cases, three of those in Shasta County, including Buttes. One inmate, Richard Alexander has been released from custody. Another, David Berry, may be released, pending the outcome of...
  • Hundreds of molest cases face review after Supreme Court ruling; two molestation defendants freed

    06/30/2003 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Brian S · 15 replies · 281+ views
    <p>California judges ordered two molestation defendants freed Monday as authorities sought to determine how many cases may be voided by the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of a law that allowed prosecution of decades-old sex abuse allegations.</p> <p>The ruling was denounced by people who have accused priests of crimes, while prosecutors emphasized that the fallout from the high court's decision will extend far beyond the high-profile clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic church.</p>
  • Former Monsignor Released By Judge (In wake of SCOTUS Ruling, may go free)

    06/30/2003 8:56:32 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 8 replies · 183+ views
    Former Monsignor Released By Judge POSTED: 1:21 p.m. PDT June 30, 2003 UPDATED: 5:49 p.m. PDT June 30, 2003 In the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a former San Francisco monsignor was released on his own recognizance Monday after being charged with 244 child molestation counts involving 12 alleged victims. Monsignor Patrick O'Shea, 70, is scheduled to return to San Francisco Superior Court July 16 for a hearing on whether the charges against him should be dismissed in light of the high court's ruling last week that struck down a California law which had allowed accused...
  • More Than 900 Iraqi War Prisoners Freed (Breaking news)

    04/18/2003 8:38:40 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 9 replies · 206+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 18, 2003 | Pauline Jelinek
    More Than 900 Iraqi War Prisoners Freed 1 hour, 6 minutes ago Add Top Stories - AP to My Yahoo! By PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Coalition forces released more than 900 Iraqi prisoners, beginning the process of sorting through the thousands detained in the month-old war, a U.S. defense official said Friday. "We stated from the beginning that we don't want to hold anybody any longer than absolutely necessary," said Maj. Ted Wadsworth, a Pentagon spokesman. "The process of sorting people to determine their status has begun." Those released were determined to be noncombatants, he said, meaning...
  • Internet security strategy released

    02/15/2003 3:32:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 187+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/15/03 | Aaron Davis
    <p>The White House on Friday released the nation's first cybersecurity strategy, containing about half the recommendations of a wider-ranging earlier draft and largely leaving the task of Internet security to voluntary efforts by corporations and individual Americans.</p> <p>After kicking off its crafting of the strategy with a high-profile event in the fall in Silicon Valley, the administration quietly posted the final version on its Web site Friday, saying the low-key release was prudent amid a heightened terror alert.</p>
  • Man Released From Hospital With 11 Bullets In His Body

    01/07/2003 3:53:46 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 208+ views
    Ananova ^ | 1-7-2003
    Man released from hospital with 11 bullets in his body A Bolivian man who was shot 11 times has made such a remarkable recovery that doctors decided to leave the bullets inside him. Jose Luis Cespedes, a sports commentator from Santa Cruz, was shot by a gang who tried to steal his car. Doctors have released him from hospital and confirm they have no intention of removing the 11 bullets from his body. Mr Cespedes told El Nuevo Dia newspaper: "They must have fired directly at me 20 times at least. They had no mercy." Doctors from the local hospital...
  • GORE'S GROWING GRASSROOTS LOSSES-Key Primary Advisors Being Released in Iowa and New Hamphire

    12/12/2002 9:35:02 PM PST · by ewing · 18 replies · 238+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Friday, December 13, 2002 | The Washington Prowler
    Many if not all of Gore's New Hampshire organization could have waited for their formers bosses decision, said to be due sometime after Christmas.Instead for months they have been quietly jumping on the bandwagon of other contenders: Kerry, Senator John Edwards and even Joe Lieberman who has been slotting volunteers in the Granite State for what he expects will be a Presidential run. Gore also appears to have lost his key advisor for the Iowa Caucuses.Steve Hildebrand, who rad Gore's 2000 bid in Iowa, and engineered Incoming Sen. Tim Johnson's win in South Dakota is said to have signed on...
  • Afghanistan releases 87 Pakistani Taliban prisoners

    11/26/2002 2:15:25 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 104+ views
    The Times of India ^ | November 26 2002 | AFP
    KABUL: Afghanistan Tuesday freed 87 Pakistani prisoners accused of fighting alongside the former Taliban regime in a gesture aimed at building bridges between the two countries. A statement by the Afghan foreign ministry said the release, the largest yet, was part of a continuing programme which has seen the repatriation of several dozen Pakistanis over the past few months. "As part of the ongoing process of releasing foreign prisoners held in Afghanistan accused of illegal and subversive actions, a new group who ... were armed and fighting against the Afghan people at different periods of time in the past seven...
  • First They Released The Gas, Then They Targeted The Women

    10/26/2002 5:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 421+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 10-26-2002 | Patrick Cockburn/Fred Weir
    First they released the gas, then they targeted the women By Patrick Cockburn and Fred Weir in Moscow 27 October 2002 It was the moment the elite officers in the Russian Operations Headquarters in charge of the hostage crisis in Moscow had dreaded most of all. Between 5.15 and 5.20am they heard a volley of shots as, according to one account, four of the hostages tried to escape and were shot down by the Chechen gunmen, two dying and two wounded. Within minutes the Alpha Spetznaz unit, hurling grenades, was charging through the big glass doors into the theatre where...
  • Candidate Simon releases data from 2001 tax return

    09/14/2002 9:54:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 352+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 9/14/02 | Mark Gladstone
    <p>SACRAMENTO - Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon on Friday released his 2001 tax returns, showing he paid $579,000 in state and federal taxes on income of nearly $2.5 million.</p> <p>Simon's earnings were offset by nearly $1.1 million in reported losses in a variety of investments.</p>