Lithuania Compensates Guantanamo “Forever Prisoner” More Than $110,000

Lithuania has compensated more than $110,000 to Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo detainee known as the “forever prisoner” for allowing the CIA to detain and torture him at a local black site. Zubaydah, a Saudi Arabia-born Palestinian, was accused of being …

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Alleged Kremlin Insider May Have Possible Info on 2016 Hack

Vladislav Klyushin, a Russian national accused of multiple cybercrimes and who was recently placed under US custody reportedly has insider information on the  Russian campaign to hack Democratic Party servers during the 2016 U.S. election. According to Bloomberg’s source, Russian …

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Colorado Governor Commutes Truck Driver’s 110-year Sentence

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis commuted the sentence of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, a truck driver, to 10 years with eligibility for parole in five sentenced 110 years for killing four people in a deadly crash last 2019. Aguilera-Mederos was convicted of 27 …

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Russian Authorities Extends Gulag Historian’s Sentence to 15 Years

The Petrozavodsk City Court has extended the sentence of historian Yuri Dmitriyev to 15 years for allegedly possessing images of child sexual abuse and indecent acts against his adopted daughter, as well as possession of weapon parts. “By adding up …

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Egyptian Court Sentences Leading Revolution Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to Five Years in Prison

An Egyptian court on Dec. 20 sentenced high-profile activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison after convicting him of “broadcasting false news,” his sister said. The State Security Misdemeanors Court in Cairo also convicted human rights lawyer Mohammed …

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Dutch Prosecutors to Seek Sentences for MH17 Suspects This Week

Dutch prosecutors would set out their sentencing demands for four men on trial in absentia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014. Prosecutors would also formally present the indictment within the three days of hearings …

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Vietnamese Journalist Imprisoned for Anti-State Activities

A Hanoi court sentenced journalist Pham Doan Trang to nine years in prison for allegedly creating “anti-state propaganda” that was “dangerous to society.” According to Vietnamese authorities, Trang “made, stored and spread documents and articles with anti-state content” from Nov. …

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South African Court Orders Former President Zuma to Return to Jail

South Africa’s High Court ordered former President Jacob Zuma to return to jail after ruling that the medical parole he was granted in September was unlawful. A judge from the High Court in Pretoria ordered on Wednesday that Zuma, 79, …

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Texan Man Sentenced for Attacking US Marshal with Hammer

This article was updated at 2021-12-14 17:05.Texas resident Jacob Michael Gaines has been sentenced to 46 months in jail for assaulting a Deputy U.S. Marshal with a construction hammer during a July 2020 protest in Downtown Portland, Oregon. “Mr. Gaines’ …

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