CHR tells Duterte: Preventing drug war deaths not by police also ‘state responsibility’
CHR tells Duterte: Preventing drug war deaths not by police also ‘state responsibility’Christian Deiparine(Philstar.com) – October 21, 2020 – 9:52pmMANILA, Philippines — The human rights commission on Wednesday reminded President Rodrigo Duterte that it is also government’s role to prevent anti-drug war deaths committed by other groups, after he said he should not be charged over deaths by unidentified individuals.Duterte early this week renewed his attacks on critics of his anti-illegal drug campaign where watchdogs have put the number of deaths to thousands, far from figures given by governm...
Boy, 14, caught delivering stolen motorcycle
KHON KAEN: Police on Wednesday arrested a 14-year-old boy with a stolen motorcycle in Muang district, and found he was a member of a gang of motorcycle thieves.Police spotted the boy, whose name was withheld, riding a motorcycle without a registration plate in a village and stopped him for questioning.The boy said the motorcycle had been stolen from a village in tambon Ban Pet. It had been repainted and was being delivered to a person who paid 4,000 baht for it.This led police to the house of a man called Mon at Ban Pet village. At the house, police found many motorcycles stolen from different...
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Protest leaders ‘Penguin’, ‘Rung’ denied bail
Two protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, were refused bail by the Criminal Court on Wednesday and taken to Bangkok Remand Prison.The court’s decision was announced in a tweet by Thamasat University lecturer Prajak Kongkirati around 4pm.Samran Rat police took the two pro-democracy activists from the Region 1 Border Patrol Police camp in Pathum Thani province to the court, arriving around 10.50am on Wednesday.The two Thammasat University students were released on bail by Thanyaburi court on Tuesday afternoon, before police took them to the Region 1 B...
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ENDSARS: Seven dead as police restore calm in Abuja districts
The FCT Police Command has confirmed the death of seven people, following the clashes that erupted between the ENDSARS protesters and suspected hoodlums allegedly sponsored to attack them along Kabusa-Apo axis between Monday and Tuesday.This was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the FCT Police Command spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf (ASP), who, however, assured that the Command has restored calm along Kabusa-Apo axis after the violent clash. She noted that during the unfortunate incidents in these areas, some vehicles, shops, and houses were also set ablaze.The statement noted that whil...
Third activist arrested on motorcade charge
A third anti-government activist has been arrested on a charge of intending to do harm to Her Majesty the Queen’s liberty during her motorcade last Wednesday.Suranat Paenprasert, a coordinator of the Active Youth group, was apprehended at his house on Wednesday. He told police he was about to leave home to report to Dusit police station.On Tuesday, the Criminal Court approved an arrest warrant for Mr Suranat on a charge of intending to do harm to Her Majesty the Queen’s liberty. He was charged under Section 110 of the Criminal Code.A motorcade taking the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Dip...
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Cover-up claims as police face trial over killing of Kurdish lawyer
ANKARA: It has been five years since prominent Kurdish lawyer and human rights advocate Tahir Elci was murdered in the middle of the street in broad daylight.But as the trial of three police officers for the unsolved killing of the Kurdish lawyer and peace activist began in southeastern province of Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir on Wednesday, state authorities were accused of attempting to divert public attention from the real culprits.Elci, chair of the Diyarbakir Bar Association, was one of the few prominent “bridge figures” in Turkey who sought to find common ground between the outlawed Kurdis...
Justice Department offers to assist in training Minneapolis police
MINNEAPOLIS — The U.S. Department of Justice has offered to partner with the Minneapolis Police Department as part of a new nationwide program to provide training to police forces across the country, reduce excessive force and build community safety.Justice officials from Washington, D.C., announced the Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Response Center at a news conference Tuesday morning, responding to months of civil unrest that began with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last May.Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, appearing at the news confe...
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#Endsars: 2 Killed, Police Station Razed As Makinde Closes Schools
No fewer than two people were killed in Ojoo area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital while many people injured on Tuesday when protesters set part of Ojoo police station, Ibadan ablaze.Eyewitness told Daily Trust in Ibadan that the fracas started when police approached the protesters to unblock the road in front of their station but the protesters told them it was a national protest against their misdeed.The source said in their quest to forcefully unblock the road, the police were attacked and that was what led to the crisis which claimed lives of the two people.Correspondents in Ibadan report ...
Turkey: Illegal migrants caught in fake wedding convoy
Turkish police caught 16 illegal migrants in three vehicles decorated as part of a wedding convoy in the southeastern province of Batman on Tuesday, reports Anadolu Agency.Batman province’s police units stopped the convoy at the city entrance.After suspecting a woman in a wedding dress and other passengers in the convoy, the police searched the vehicles and arrested 12 Iraqi and 4 Syrian illegal migrants.They were taken to the police station, while those four Syrians’ legal process is underway.© The Middle East Monitor 2009-2020. All Rights ReservedProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
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Dubai police spread happiness among inmates’ kids
Dubai: A new initiative by Dubai Police brought joy to 51 children of female inmates in Dubai this year, an official said on Monday.Called ‘Asaadtumoni’ (You Made Me Happy), the humanitarian initiative was carried out by the Children and Women Protection Section at the Human Rights Department of Dubai Police in collaboration with the Punitive and Correctional Institutions Department. The initiative featured distributing toys, clothing and food coupons to the inmates’ children and families.Lt Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi, Director of Female Prison at Al Awir Central Jail, said Dubai Police was keen ...