Keith Raniere, leader of NXIVM sex cult, sentenced to 120 years in prison
NEW YORK — Keith Raniere, the leader of the sex cult within his controversial self-help organization NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison Tuesday.The sentence, handed down as Raniere stood stoically, came at the end of a marathon sentencing. Raniere announced his innocence in a rambling speech immediately before he was sentenced.“I do believe strongly I’m innocent of the charges,” he said, turning to face his victims. “I see all this pain.”Raniere called some of the victims in his case “liars” and “not factual,” while still apologizing for the hurt he caused.“The hurt is true. The anger...
New York Daily News
Arnon released, re-arrested on fresh charge
Protest leader Arnon Namphahas was re-arrested after being released from Chiang Mai prison on bail and was taken to Pathum Thani and then to Chana Songkhram police station in Bangkok on Tuesday.He was facing fresh charges of sedition under Section 116 of the Criminal Code in connection with the anti-government demonstration at Thammasat University’s Tha Phrachan campus and Sanam Luang on Sept 19-20.On Monday, Mr Arnon was released from the Mae Taeng prison in Chiang Mai after the Chiang Mai Provincial Court approved bail with 200,000 baht cash collateral.He had been detained after being arrest...
The Bangkok Post
'I VOTED!': Florida ex-inmates cast ballots
Miami (AFP) - The sticker on Yraida Guanipa's sweater exclaimed "I VOTED!", a badge of honor for her and many other ex-convicts in Florida who have won back their right to cast a ballot for America's next president.The line for early voting ahead of the November 3 election was long under the hot Miami sun, but it was nothing compared to the years Guanipa and others like her have been fighting to be allowed to vote again."When I was selecting the president, I was feeling like I'm walking toward my final freedom, or total freedom, after this conviction," the 58-year-old told AFP.Guanipa, who is ...
Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison
Australia is seeking information from Iran on reports that a British Australian academic who was convicted of espionage has been moved to a mystery location, the foreign minister said on Monday.Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a Melbourne University lecturer on Middle Eastern studies when she was arrested in Iran and sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2018.She was moved in August to Qarchak Prison, east of Tehran, but the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists reported she was moved to an unknown location on Saturday.Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australian Ambassador to Iran Lyndall Sachs ...
Justice minister met core activists in prison
Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin met three core members of the People’s Group – Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul and Panupong “Mike Rayong” Jadnok – during an inspection visit to Bangkok Remand Prison and the Central Women’s Correctional Institution on Sunday.Mr Parit and Mr Panupong are detained at the remand prison and Ms Panusya at the women’s prison. Both are on Lat Yao road in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.Mr Somsak inspected both facilities after pro-democracy protesters rallied in front ofBangkok Remand Prison on Saturday, demanding the release of all those ...
The Bangkok Post
Ex-boxer convicted to life in prison for non-violent offense under Joe Biden's 1994 crime bill granted clemency by President Trump!
By Duncan SmithFew people outside of Gary, Ind., or the sport of boxing have ever heard of Charles “Duke” Tanner.In 2004, he was undefeated and in a short line for a title fight.But by 2009, he was being sentenced to prison for his alleged role in forming a powder cocaine drug ring in Gary.And boy, was he sentenced. To life.Yes, life in prison.His trial was emotional.Northwest Indiana reported:Speaking on the phone from jail, Tanner said Tuesday he was relieved to be sentenced after two years of delays in Hammond federal court. Tanner’s lawyer, Andrea Gambino, is appealing the conviction and s...
The National Sentinel
Hoodlums attack Ondo prison, free 58 inmates
No fewer than 58 inmates at the National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, Ondo state were on Thursday released when some suspected hoodlums attacked the facility.BusinessDay learnt that the hoodlums also burnt a vehicle in the process.It was also gathered that several items were destroyed in the premises of the prison.Ogundare Babatunde, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command of NCS, confirmed the incident.Meanwhile, some hoodlums have also set fire on the campaign office of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Akure, the state capital.BusinessDay observed in Ondo that an...
Greek court sends far-right politicians to prison
The leadership of the Greek right-wing and racist Golden Dawn party must go to prison and serve time for running a criminal organization, an Athens court ruled on Thursday, dismissing a motion to set the defendants free until an appeal verdict.The leader of the party, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, was imprisoned for 13 years, six other senior members for between 10 and 13 years, and 11 of the party's former lawmakers for between five and seven yearsOne party supporter was sentenced to life imprisonment after he confessed to stabbing to death a left-wing rapper in 2013. Another 15 party members were ...
Despite ruling, prisons standing in way of inmates and coronavirus stimulus checks
A recent ruling from a district court for the Northern District of California confirmed that inmates are eligible for the coronavirus stimulus checks granted under the CARES Act. However, it is being reported that some prison systems are indirectly blocking inmates from claiming their coronavirus stimulus checks.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreAre prisons blocking newsletters?The Federal Bureau of Prisons is banning the newsletters sent to prisoners around the country, The Marshall Project says, citing several lawyers and prisoners. The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news orga...
Video: Massive shootings as hoodlums attempt jailbreak in Ikoyi prison
There was massive shooting on Thursday in Ikoyi, Lagos as hoodlums attempted jailbreak at the Ikoyi Prison.A part of the prison is on fire as thick smokes bellowed the atmosphere.Hundreds of hoodlums were seeing approaching the prison despite massive shooting to scare them away.It is reported that the army and the police have arrived the prison to prevent a jailbreak and they have been shooting to disperse the hoodlums.Hoodlums have continued to unleash terror in Lagos, burning properties across the State.As at Wednesday, two policemen were killed at Orile Police Stations, while many others we...