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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...