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Saudi hotel to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

Added: 16.01.2018 2:01 | 0 views | 0 comments


The luxury Riyadh hotel used as a prison during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption will reopen for business next month, according to a company employee and its website, suggesting authorities are close to settling the cases of many suspects. Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were detained and confined in the opulent Ritz-Carlton Riyadh as the government launched the purge in early November. Official sources told Reuters earlier that Saudi authorities were close to winding up a major part of the crackdown, which would allow them to return the Ritz-Carlton to normal operations.

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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

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A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence. Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request for mercy" with prosecutors in the northern city Lueneburg, a spokesman for the justice ministry in Lower Saxony state told AFP on Monday. Germany's constitutional court ruled in late December that the former SS man must serve out his four-year sentence as an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the death camp, rejecting defenders' argument that imprisonment at such an advanced age would violate his "right to life".

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Young Hong Kong activists in court to appeal prison terms

Added: 16.01.2018 0:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

HONG KONG (AP) — Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Lawyers for the three were presenting arguments Tuesday in an appeal hearing at Hong Kong's top court. Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were initially let off with...

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California police discover 13 'emaciated' siblings imprisoned in family home

Added: 15.01.2018 23:17 | 0 views | 0 comments


California authorities say they have rescued more than a dozen starving, filthy young people who were chained inside their parents’ home in Perris. One of the captives, a 17-year-old girl, escaped over the weekend and notified the Riverside Sheriff’s Department that her siblings “were being held captive inside the residence by her parents,” some of them “bound with chains and padlocks,” the Sheriff’s Department said. Not all of them were children: of the 13 victims, seven were between the age of 18 and 29, according to the Sheriff's Department.

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Chelsea Manning files to run as Democrat for US Senate in Maryland

Added: 15.01.2018 21:51 | 0 views | 0 comments


Manning is a writer and activist, and has written for the Guardian. Chelsea Manning, the former US army private who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks, has filed to run for a seat in the US Senate. A federal election filing, made on Thursday, confirmed Manning’s intention to run in the November elections as a Democrat.

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Riyadh Ritz-Carlton to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

Added: 15.01.2018 20:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

January 16, 2018 9:02 AM
RIYADH (NYTIMES) - The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, the 492-room hotel converted into a posh prison for privileged Saudis swept up in what the government calls an anti-corruption campaign, appears set for a public reopening next month (Feb).

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Florida prisoners plan Martin Luther King Day strike over 'slavery'

Added: 15.01.2018 20:01 | 0 views | 0 comments


Florida has the third-largest prison system in the US, with 97,000 inmates. Inmates of Florida’s prisons are planning to use Monday’s Martin Luther King Day holiday to launch a statewide strike over conditions they say amount to modern-day slavery. “Our goal is to make the governor realise that it will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars daily to contract outside companies to come and cook, clean and handle the maintenance,” the unnamed prisoners said in a statement posted on the website of the inmates’ advocacy group Fight Toxic Prisons.

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'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

Added: 15.01.2018 20:01 | 0 views | 0 comments


A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence. Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request for mercy" with prosecutors in the northern city Lueneburg, a spokesman for the justice ministry in Lower Saxony state told AFP on Monday. Germany's constitutional court ruled in late December that the former SS man must serve out his four-year sentence as an accessory to the murders of 300,000 people at the death camp, rejecting defenders' argument that imprisonment at such an advanced age would violate his "right to life".

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Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

Added: 15.01.2018 18:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning intends to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison.

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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Added: 15.01.2018 17:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

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