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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Packed in cardboard boxes: Border Patrol agents uncover 13 immigrants hidden in a van along Highway 35 in Texas
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/09/2020 06:00 || Comments || Link || [336102 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Ha ha. They went through all that inconvenience and still got caught.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2020 13:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Baker's dozen - in one box?
Posted by: Kofi Bluetooth8380 || 10/09/2020 13:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Before the wall they could just walk across. While carrying the cardboard box.
Posted by: Sonny Lover of the Pixies4287 || 10/09/2020 18:31 Comments || Top||

#4  They got confused about ‘stuffing the ballot box’.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/09/2020 19:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Why would they want to sneak into such a racist country?
Posted by: gorb || 10/09/2020 21:13 Comments || Top||

#6  The IKEA Palosi Gardner Kit.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Watch out for the treacherous hand
Of the racist, so much in demand!
When you spot his disguise,
Don't wimp out! Roll your eyes,
Call him names, and come squat on his land.
Posted by: Flelet Spawn of the Antelope1170 || 10/09/2020 21:56 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Man charged with hate crime after shattering Brooklyn Jewish center windows with flagpole: NYPD
[WABC] A 25-year-old man is facing hate crime charges after police say he shattered several windows of a Brooklyn Jewish center in Brooklyn with a flagpole.

Authorities say Osman Butt
...this appears to be a Pakistani name, but the internet is carefully silent about any but Pakistani actor Osman Khalid Butt, so we can’t say for sure...
then entered the Shore Parkway Jewish Center at 8885 26th Avenue in Gravesend and damaged more property.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday, when Butt allegedly destroyed several menorahs, an elevated platform known as a bima, and symbols of the Sukkot Jewish holiday, which runs from October 2-9.

Neighbors heard him screaming anti-Semitic slurs and called the police.

He was caught in the act inside the Jewish center, police said.

Dr. Allan Perel, the president of the congregation, couldn't believe the damage.

"He took a flagpole like we see here, it was an Israeli flag, and he knocked out every single window in the shul these are 16-foot windows," Perel said.

He said the suspect's blood drops are still on the floor and he estimates the damage to be between $75,000 to $100,000.

"It's devastating, this is a small shul, we don't have that kind of money," Perel said. "Why? Why would you do this, it's a nice place, we welcome people we have classes, we have non-Jews, we try to learn from each other. Why would you do this?"

Rabbi Daniel Sayani said his congregation has a message for the vandal:

"The message we will send is today and going forward is we are here to stay," Sayani said.

Assemblyman William Colton released a statement expressing his outrage over the incident.

"The perpetrator intentionally targeted the house of worship during the holiday of Sukkot," he said. "He broke windows and viciously damaged and destroyed symbols of the Sukkot holiday, which is a very disturbing act of a hate crime. Police were called, and luckily the perpetrator was apprehended while he was still inside. We must condemn any hate crime. An attack on one group is an attack on all of us and we will not allow it."

Butt is charged with burglary and criminal mischief, both as hate crimes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Same policy as the BBC - if he was white, they'd be trumpeting it from the heavens. But he's not, so no description released.
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 10/09/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  surely a White Supremacist, of the Eastern dispensation
Posted by: Jaick Ebbomock1312 || 10/09/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Osman Khalid Butt? (Like the proctologist "Assman" from the Seinfeld show?)

His name sounds like Osman Khalid Butt might be a wannabe jihadist.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Facebook has a profile under that name, with location = Brooklyn and school affiliation = University of Lahore. His profile picture is the slogan "I have put my trust in Allah".

Profile here
Posted by: Punky Clunk8901 || 10/09/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Allan made me do it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Profile here

Two daughters, no sons? In that culture, it’s as bad as shooting blanks. Still, he looks like he can afford to start paying down the cost of the damage he caused during his little temper tantrum, assuming that the person in the profile is indeed the perpetrator.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

6 Security Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Kunduz
[ToloNews] At least six Afghan cops were killed, six others were maimed, and 15 others were taken captive by the Talban after the group attacked a security checkpoint in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday night, a security source said.

The incident took place at 8pm local time in Imam Sahib district, the source said.

"The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
also stole a humvee vehicle of the security forces and some weapons after the attack," he said.

it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
the local officials have not yet commented on the attack.

The Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:21 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Roadside Bomb Kills Laghman District Governor
[KhaamaPress] Local sources in Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
province say that Sharif Pacha, the district governor of Dolat Shah district of the province, was killed on Wednesday afternoon, following a kaboom.

Asadullah Dawlatzai, the front man for the Laghman governor, said the blast was caused by a roadside mine, killing two security personnel and wounding two others.

According to Dolatozi, the incident took place after the governor’s vehicle collided with a roadside mine in the Anda-Kori area of ​​the district.

No individual or group has grabbed credit for the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:18 || Comments || Link || [336079 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Mali: Four hostages released by extremist fighters
Herewith the quo for yesterday's quid.
[DW] A three-time presidential candidate, a French aid worker and two Italians have been released after being taken hostage by Islamic fighters in Mali. They were reportedly released in exchange for nearly 200 bully boys.

A prominent Malian opposition leader, a French aid worker and two Italian hostages have been released by jihadists, Mali’s government confirmed on Thursday. They were freed in exchange for close to 200 jihadists who were in government custody, reports say.

French aid worker Sophie Petronin, 75, was kidnapped from the northern city of Gao in December 2016, when she was running a charity for orphaned children. She is believed to be the last known French citizen held hostage abroad.

Petronin's son, Sebastian Chadaud-Petronin, had flown down to Mali ahead of his mother's release but remained cautious even after a relative told French media on Tuesday she had been released.

Malian politician Soumaila Cisse, 70, was kidnapped after his vehicle was ambushed by gunnies in March this year. The only proof that the three-time presidential candidate was still alive was a letter delivered in August.

His release comes weeks after his rival, former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was tossed by the military junta in August this year. The country is currently functioning under a transitional civilian government.

"The ex-hostages are on their way to Bamako," Mali's presidency said on Twitter.

Two hostages from Italia, Nicola Chiacchio and Pier Luigi Maccalli, were also released by the bully boy fighters, the government said in a statement.

Speculation over a possible prisoner exchange had heightened in recent days after the government freed over 180 gunnies and flew them to the north of the country.

The bully boy group, with links to the al-Qaeda, is believed to be holding at least five other foreigners, in addition to Petronin, Chiacchio and Maccalli. They include Australian doctor Ken Elliott, Colombian nun Gloria Cecilia Narvaez Argoti, Christo Bothma from South Africa, Swiss national Beatrice Stockly and Julian Ghergut from Romania.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336089 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian journalist reportedly injured as Azerbaijani rockets hit a 19th century cathedral in Karabakh for a second time today
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Hmm, openly Islamist Sultan and a surprisingly religious Tsar both with lots of interesting army toys. Might be best not to make this a religious issue.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/09/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

Planned SNA deployments to Azerbaijan, from Hamza source in Afrin: 450 from Liwa al-Fatih this week 800 Faylaq al-Majd from Syria on/around the 22nd, and 650 will move from Libya via Turkey
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336085 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Fifth Column
Antifa group Youth Liberation Front is organizing a “direct action” tonight in Eugene, Ore. in response to Derek Chauvin paying his bail bond
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336091 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Can we offer these assholes plane tickets to Caracas where they'd me more at home?
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2020 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Better: helo rides on the Pinochet Express
Posted by: Lemuel Poodle8183 || 10/09/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#3  For more than fifty years the sub=standard Social Sciences departments at the U. of Oregon, Eugene, have been pumping out Marxist fellow-travelers. Many of the first wave settled in Portland, and their spawn is now at the forefront of the radicals making the city unlivable. As you sow...
Posted by: Angoluling Ulealing4735 || 10/09/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  I guess they haven't broken anything there in a while, if you don't count the arson attempts.
Posted by: gorb || 10/09/2020 15:28 Comments || Top||

George Floyd's blood showed a fatal level of fentanyl according to the Hennepin County medical examiner
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336088 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Fatal level of fentanyl? It does make any difference to the Antifa/BLM rioters, they a political agenda bought and paid for.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2020 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Fentanyl is fine. Bubble gum would have been fine as well. Hat tip to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/09/2020 0:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, let's just wait four months to release that info, coupled with the three months or so for that "leaked" video to appear of Floyd's arrest.
Posted by: Clem || 10/09/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Black Drug Rage wife threatening lives matter!

Good move supporting this dems!

Lucky you got the MSM to make sure few Americans know what happened.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/09/2020 3:35 Comments || Top||

#5  The playbook for modern police:
1. Don't trust your superiors to protect you. They are just as likely to throw you under the bus for political reasons. This includes police superiors, unions, and prosecuting attorneys.
2. Cameras are everywhere so always behave as if you are on camera. Be aware of appearances as much as anything else because you will be judged by the worst possible case of what appears to be happening.
3. Deaths happen and if in someone dies in your custody you WILL be blamed for that death. Be ready for that and do your best to make sure nobody dies. Better if the footage shows you trying to save George Will while paramedics race to the scene than have your knee on his neck.
4. Release your own body cam footage as soon as possible. At least get the truth out there. If your superiors don't release the footage you are going to be the scapegoat, go on cable news and demand the footage be released.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/09/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Sat on the truth for four months

Then when the medical examiner story finally came out, the media Woke Ministry of Truth spiked it. And flooded the zone with their usual cascade of blatant night-is-day agitprop lies:

Violence is peace, insurrection is love, racist extortion scenes are antiracism left-wing anarchists are "white supremacists," a fentanyl overdose is extrajudicial killing by systemically-racist police
Posted by: Angomolet Grundy7896 || 10/09/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#7  I wonder what would have been any different if the cops had just let George Floyd sit his own vehicle until an ambulance arrived? The EMTs would not have extracted him from the vehicle and just observing him sitting in the car would not have told them anything? If he wouldn't get out of the car for the cops, who thinks he would let the EMTs put a BP cuff or stethoscope on him, let alone an EKG rig?

In the end, they'd be stuck surrounding the vehicle until he needed to use the can or eat. What would be the play then?

Call it what it is, a no-win situation for the cops / EMTs and no cutsie Kobayashi Maru maneuver to game the test.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/09/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#8  It [doesn't] make any difference to the Antifa/BLM rioters, they [have] a political agenda bought and paid for.

Sorry about that, it was early this a.m.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#9  If Antifa/BLM types are rioting now over Derek Chavin posting bail, wait until he's acquitted of all charges.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#10  The fun part will be watching the Minneapolis prosecutors make fools of themselves in court.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#11  Oops! Sorry trashed and burned out businesses. But you are still racist capitalists.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/09/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#12  In the end, they'd be stuck surrounding the vehicle until he needed to use the can or eat. What would be the play then?

I read somewhere that an OD on fentanyl usually involves fluid flooding the lungs, essentially drowning (not strangled or panic attack). Hence, not being able to breath even when he was in the car.

I can't properly endorse that idea as the particulars of a fentanyl OD is outside my personal guarantee, just that if it doesn't destroy the lungs first, it destroys the heart.

So I guess they would have stared at him until he lost consciousness long enough to respond, which it had already been too late before losing consciousness.

The agitators would have had to decide if a video could be made damning the police enough. Make the lead, "Watch as police point, laugh at middle age African American shopper succumbing to hot box vehicle treatment."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/09/2020 18:02 Comments || Top||

Two catch and releases and two oopsies
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336067 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Mr. Ngô,

Thank you for your reporting efforts.
Please be careful. I am sure if there is a ANTI-FA / BLM Marxist Wanted List you are at the top, because of your heroic efforts to expose these Radical Subversive groups.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/09/2020 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The fun stops when the feds lock you up for real.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/09/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection w/the violent antifa riot that happened in May in Eugene, OR
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336070 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

BLM rioters in Wauwatosa, Wisc. were smashing up homes last night
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336100 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Finally crossed that bridge. Very well.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/09/2020 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Nightriders are back
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Suburban Milwaukee.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/09/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  'Tosa folks are pretty divided. Some are VERY liberal (somehow only the very poor or very wealthy) and somewhat greater numbers are quite conservative.

We'll see how this plays out in the nice areas. Because the festivities didn't occur in their neighborhood, it probably won't change their minds, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/09/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  I seriously doubt they'd try this here in Texas.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/09/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#6  That video shows rioters peaceful protestors trespassing on some nice properties: large, stately 2-story colonial houses set back 60 yards from tree lined streets. Upper middle class neighborhood targeted.
Posted by: Bill Peacock5236 || 10/09/2020 10:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Makes me want to fill a garden hose with gas and get the 'ol Bernz-o-Matic out.
Posted by: Raj || 10/09/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#8  The video embedded in Fred's post shows mostly 2-unit apartments (sometimes known as bi-level duplexes), not really 'stately manors'. They may have 'demonstrated' in somewhat more affluent areas, but they certainly didn't hit the posher places.

If they had, the State Police and National Guard would have been there very promptly. Those residents have 'friends', you know.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/09/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Just watched the video (low sound, on a small screen). If you told me it showed a random New Orleans middle school letting out on some random afternoon during the past few decades, the only reason I'd doubt you is that it wasn't shot in daylight.
Posted by: Flelet Spawn of the Antelope1170 || 10/09/2020 17:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Wisconsin...Wisconsin... hey wasn't that where they just had a big uptick in Rona cases?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/09/2020 18:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Things like this are also why for my SHTF rifle, I choose the M-1 Garand. Yes, I have others, including a competition AR-15 (Weighs 16.5lbs, worthless for home defense really), an carbine AR-10 and an AR-9, but nothing says one and done like 220 grain core-lokt SP for two legged varmints. Yes my M-1 will cycle them and a few won't kill it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/09/2020 18:26 Comments || Top||

#12  ...get off my lawn.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/09/2020 20:27 Comments || Top||

#13  Silenrbrick—-good choice of rifle! I like the M1A1 with Checkmate magazines. 7.62 x 51 NATO round gets the job done first time. This is important with multiple targets.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/09/2020 20:54 Comments || Top||

#14  Emboldened by a Grand Jury that indicted an armed couple defending their home.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 10/09/2020 23:04 Comments || Top||

Portland's progressive @DAMikeSchmidt has dropped charges of over 540 protest/riot-related cases in the ''interest of justice.''
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Socrates wanders in from stage right, mumbles "What is justice?" then wenders back the way he came. Xanthippe can be heard bitching and moaning that he didn't take out the garbage. Another day in Justiceland.
Posted by: Fred || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Dems Marxist/Leftist Militias continue to flourish and gain power against Law Enforcement Officers in Dem areas, by design.

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/09/2020 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The Dem leaders of Portland Antifa has to release their 540 Antifa militia members asap because they are outnumbered by 1,000 Portland police officers.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/09/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Poster, billboard, video with those horrific freakish mugs + legend: I AM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Posted by: Oscar Hapsburg4598 || 10/09/2020 0:51 Comments || Top||


That is a big collection of ugly there.

Inside and outside they are uuugggly.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/09/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Is this one of those DAs who Soros dumped large amounts of money into his campaign?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/09/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Many of us here in Rantburg spent our youth and some careers fighting and ultimately defeating communism and it’s Russian center. We then moved on and failed to see its Petri dish on our campuses and inner cities and imported it from China and Latin America. Stand to my friends, it seems they are in the wire!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/09/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

Palestinian arrested after infiltrating from Gaza into Israel
[Jpost] A 16-year-old Paleostinian was arrested after infiltrating into southern Israel from the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip on Wednesday. The suspect was unarmed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336068 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

IDF arrests armed Palestinian police officers near Ramallah
[Jpost] The IDF arrested Paleostinian coppers and confiscated their weapons after they were found carrying weapons in Area C on Wednesday without the necessary prior coordination, according to an IDF spokesperson.

According to Paleostinian reports, the arrest occurred after the coppers stopped a vehicle in al-Bireh in the West Bank driven by undercover Israeli soldiers in civilian clothing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336081 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

US hits Iran’s entire financial sector with sanctions
[IsraelTimes] Move introduces penalties for non-Iranian institutions that work with banks in the Islamic Theocratic Republic, effectively cutting them off from the international financial system.

The Trump administration has blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector, dealing another blow to an economy that is already reeling under US sanctions. The move will deepen tensions with European nations and others over Iran.

Thursday’s move hits 18 Iranian banks that had thus far escaped the bulk of re-imposed US sanctions and, more importantly, subjects foreign, non-Iranian financial institutions to penalties for doing business with them. Thus, it effectively cuts them off from the international financial system.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336115 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Sanctions/Embargo did such a good job with Cuba, I mean, 60 years later, and....
Posted by: Clem || 10/09/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

#2  See any nuke reactors for weapons/ICBM development/terrorist financing from Cuba?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/09/2020 20:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Access to the financial market with dollars funds Iranian terror from Iraq to Lebanon.
Will it bring down the regime? Most likely not.
Will it put a lot of terrorists on a shoestring? Yes.
Will Israel kill these idiots easier now? Yes.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/09/2020 22:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Not sure where it is written in stone that the US has the say-so on who gets nukes and who doesn't, especially from the only country to use them. Twice.

Cuban embargo is dumb from a purely economic standpoint.
Posted by: Clem || 10/09/2020 23:11 Comments || Top||

Iran frees prominent rights activist, news agency reports
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has released prominent rights activist Narges Mohammadi, according to a report by an Iranian news agency, which said her 10-year sentence had been reduced. A leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
in Iran, Mohammadi was locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in 2016 for founding a campaign group that was deemed to be an illegal splinter group.

She was freed Wednesday night, the chief justice of the northwestern Zanjan province, where she was imprisoned, was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. It did not explain why her sentence had been cut short.

In July, the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
called for her release after she was reported to have been showing symptoms of COVID-19. In August, her husband said she appeared to have recovered.

The Iranian judiciary said in March that it had temporarily released about 85,000 inmates in response to the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
, including people held on security charges who say they are political prisoners; in late May many were returned to prison.

Amnesia Amnesty International said in July that Iranian authorities had ignored appeals from prison officials to provide them with resources to stem the spread of the coronavirus within jails.

Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told news hounds earlier this week prisons were severely overcrowded. "It’s impossible to isolate people and enforce physical distancing because of lack of space," he said.

A report carried on Wednesday by Mizanonline, the official website of the Iranian judiciary, denied prisons were in poor condition.

It said 18 preventative measures had been taken in the past three months, including continuous testing of prison staff for the coronavirus, distribution of required medical items, isolation for infected prisoners and social distancing during family visits.

Colville said political prisoners include conservationists, dual nationals, human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
defenders, and lawyers, such as Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been sentenced to 33 years for various charges under national security laws.
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Huge explosion heard in Syria - state TV
[Jpost] A huge explosion was heard in Syria's city of Deraa, Syrian state TV said early on Thursday citing its news hound.

There were injuries due to a kaboom in a neighborhood in the southwestern city, state TV added.
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