Bulacan cops seize P800,000 in marijuana, arrest 3
Police on Wednesday (Nov. 25) seized seven kilograms of marijuana leaves worth P800,000 from three drug suspects at a buy-bust operation in Guiguinto town.The suspects were identified as John Frederick Palaje, John Elbern Castro and Fernan Pacson.Investigators said the three were caught selling marijuana to an undercover agent during the operation at a village in Guiguinto.They will be charged.
Philippines Daily Inquirer
UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers
The United Nations is "very concerned" over reports of the arrests in Egypt of human rights activists, the world body's spokesman said on Tuesday.Stephane Dujarric made special mention of the arrest of three members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
Jeremy Corbyn joins growing chorus of condemnation over Egypt's arrest of rights advocates
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined the chorus of voices condemning the arrest of EIPR human rights advocates in Egypt.Last week the director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and two staff members were arrested after they met with foreign diplomats in Cairo to discuss human rights in Egypt.Administrative Manager Mohammed Basheer was arrested first, followed by head of the organisation's criminal justice unit Karim Ennarah and then head of the EIPR Gasser Abdel-Razek.The EIPR documented Egypt's systematic practice of arbitrary detention, state torture and mass executions...
The Middle East Monitor
Hong Kong protester ‘Grandma Wong’ to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize after Friday arrest
Prominent Hong Kong protester Alexandra Wong is to be nominated for a Nobel Prize after she was arrested on Friday over an alleged assault in 2019.The 64-year-old campaigner, commonly known as “Grandma Wong,” stands accused of assaulting a High Court security guard last January. Her court appearance was delayed after she was hospitalised, according to Stand News.See also: ‘I miss colonial times’: Hong Kong protest regular Grandma Wong on the city’s uncertain futureWong was frequently spotted at anti-extradition bill protests last summer where she would wave a large Union Jack. Shortly after sh...
Hong Kong Free Press
Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged PKK links
Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 101 people including lawyers in a wide-scale operation aimed at outlawed Kurdish militants, a judicial source said on Friday.Police conducted simultaneous raids in Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish-majority southeast, Istanbul, Izmir and Adiyaman as part of an investigation into the Democratic Society Congress (DTK).The group is accused of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).Turkey and its Western allies designate the PKK a terror group. It has waged an insurgency against the state since 1984 which is believed to have killed tens of...
Violent protests erupt in Uganda following presidential candidate Bobi Wine's arrest
A YouTube screenshot at the scene of Bobi Wine's arrest in Luuka district.On Wednesday, November 19, several parts of Uganda went into flames with violent riots that left several people killed,following the arrest of Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi, famously known as Bobi Wine, a pop star turned opposition politician, who is running against President Yoweri Museveni in an election slated for January 2021.Bobi Wine was arrested at a political rally venue in the eastern Uganda district of Luuka, with the police citing that he was holding massive rallies that are contrary to the guidelines given by the el...
Police launch cybercrime reporting portal, arrest 3 for cyber-related offences
The Nigeria Police Force has unveiled a Cybercrime Reporting Web Portal to tackle the growing menace of cybercrime in the country.According to a statement issued on Thursday by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the portal which can be accessed by clicking on the linkhttps://incb.police.gov.ng/ is part of efforts directed at ensuring ease of crime reportage by members of the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime and other related offences.“The portal caters for complaints pertaining to cybercrimes. With this, victims/complainants ca...
Whistleblower demands N100m from ICPC over alleged illegal arrest, detention
A whistleblower, one George Davidson, has dragged the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) to a Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged illegal arrest and detention.He is seeking a N100m damages and enforcement of his fundamental human rights from the anti graft agency.Joined in the N100 million suit is a civil servant, Regina Dominic, who is sixth respondent.READ ALSO: Bitcoin erases 2017 ATH in Nigeria by over N1m as price jumps above $18,000Other respondents in the case include, Akeem Lawal, an ICPC Director of Operations; Offili Innocent, ICPC Investigator; Maman...
Parents permitted to visit child after arrest for alleged child abuse
Parents who were detained for having abused their infant son were furloughed on Friday and given temporary permission to visit their toddler, who is hospitalized in serious to critical condition in Ashkelon's Barzilai Medical Center.Medical experts are considering a transfer to Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center.During the visit, the parents were not allowed to make physical contact with their son, and were ordered to maintain distance, N12 reported. At the end of the visit, they were returned to the detention center where they were previously held.The child was evacuated by Magen David Adom (...
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Pakistan army suspends troops for arrest of Sharif son-in-law
Islamabad: Pakistan’s military Tuesday announced the suspension of a number of intelligence officers and troops accused by opposition leaders last month of abducting a provincial police chief to pressure him to arrest the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that the decision for their suspension has been taken on the basis of recommendations of the Court of Inquiry. The concerned officers will be removed from their current assignments for further departmental proceedings and disposal at GHQ, the army headquar...