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Cambodia: The autistic teenager jailed over a Telegram post

BBC
He was arrested after getting into an argument on a message group on the Telegram app. The contents of the conversation are not fully clear, but Ms Chantha says her son reacted angrily when a pro-ruling party member of the group called her husband a traitor. The man, a Cambodian......

US Capitol riot defendant jailed after watching MyPillow CEO’s conspiracies online

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The unusual turn of events means Doug Jensen of Iowa is headed back to jail a mere seven weeks after he was released. He was arrested shortly after the January 6 insurrection and was kept in jail until July,......

Michael Spavor: Canadian jailed for 11 years in China on spying charges

BBC
In a statement published on Wednesday, the Dandong court said: “For the crime of spying and illegal provision of state secrets abroad [Spavor] has been sentenced to 11 years in jail, confiscation of 50,000 yuan ($7715: £557) worth of personal property and deportation.” BBC – For more and to sign......

Ex-cop who stormed US Capitol is jailed after buying 37 guns and posting that ‘violence’ is better than ‘peaceful protest’ | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Department of Justice Items found by federal authorities in the home of Thomas Robertson Washington CNN —   A Virginia police officer who was fired after storming the US Capitol was jailed Wednesday by a federal judge because he......

Let’s talk, says Spain, as jailed Catalan separatists are pardoned

Reuters
Nine leaders pardoned over failed 2017 independence bid PM Sanchez says time to end divisions, confrontation One of nine says won’t give up independence fight Most Spaniards, conservative opposition against pardons MADRID, June 22 (Reuters) – Spain on Tuesday pardoned all nine separatist leaders jailed for their role in Catalonia’s......

The Police Wanted Free Burgers. When the Workers Refused, They Were Jailed.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The burger restaurant would seem to have little power against the police. Local officers had grown accustomed to getting free food from its intimidated employees, so when they met resistance, they threw 19 of the......

Jailed Belarusian Activist Again Claims to Have Renounced His Views

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Roman Protasevich, the jailed Belarusian political activist, said at a news conference in Minsk on Monday that he had not been coerced into reversing his stance as a dissident and praised the country’s strongman leader, Aleksandr......

Opposition says jailed Belarusian blogger paraded as ‘trophy’ in latest public appearance

Reuters
Jailed Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich appeared at a news conference in Minsk on Monday saying he felt fine and had not been beaten, in what the opposition said was another public appearance made under duress. Protasevich sat alongside four officials, two of whom were in uniform, saying he had not......

Five Ortega critics jailed as political crisis in Nicaragua deepens

Reuters
Nicaraguan police arrested and jailed five prominent opponents of President Daniel Ortega over the weekend, including one-time rebel allies who denounced the detentions as an assault on democracy. The arrests beginning late on Saturday marked a deepening political crisis in the Central American nation, ahead of an election in November......

Thousands protest against Spain’s possible pardons for jailed Catalan leaders

Reuters
Thousands of Spaniards protested in Madrid on Sunday against government plans to pardon 12 Catalan politicians who were convicted over the region’s failed independence bid in 2017, a move the demonstrators see as a threat to national unity. Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo gave the clearest indication yet that......

Jailed HK tycoon Jimmy Lai sentenced to 14 months for Oct. 1 illegal assembly

Reuters
Media mogul Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily, leaves the Court of Final Appeal by prison van in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was given a new prison sentence of 14 months on Friday over his......

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