One-year prison sentence for 21-year-old Twitter user who glorified terrorists
A 21-year-old who used her Twitter account to praise the communist armed group GRAPO has been slapped with a one-year jail sentence for glorifying terrorism. But Alba González Camacho will not be going to prison unless she commits a new crime, under the terms of the settlement between her defense and the attorney’s office. “The PP [governing Popular Party] taught me that there is still a great need for the GRAPO,” read one of González Camacho’s tweets, published on July 18, 2012.
Police Disperse Crowd of 3,000 at Amplats as Strike Talks Resume
South African police fired rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse a 3,000-strong crowd who massed at an Anglo American Platinum Ltd. (AMS) mine in support of a strike that has disrupted the world’s three biggest producers. Police broke up the crowd at the Khuseleka mine, northwest of Johannesburg, Thulani Ngubane, a spokesman for the South African Police Service in the North West province, said by phone today. Two people were arrested.
Reports of intimidation in taxi strike
JOHANNESBURG – Reports are emerging this morning of non-striking taxi drivers being pulled over by their colleagues and forcing them to abandon passengers. Hundreds of commuters have been left stranded this morning as members of the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) have announced that they will not be operating.
REVOLUTIONARY DETAINEES GO ON HUNGER STRIKE
SANA’A, Feb. 2—Youth from the 2011 uprising who are being held in Sana’a and Hajja Central Prisons went on a hunger strike Saturday to protest their continued detention. The detainees called for the immediate implementation of the NDC document that stipulates their release. “We were happy about the NDC document, but we will not be satisfied until it is implemented and the detainees are set free,” said Abdulkareem Tha’bal, head of the Revolutionary Detainees General Council.
Narsingdi men besiege PS to protest death in custody
Locals laid a siege to Shibpur Police Station in Narsingdi this afternoon protesting death of a 25-year-old man in police custody. Mohsin, a day labourer of Baroigaon village in Shibpur upazila, was arrested at his home last night by law enforcers led by Monir-uz-Zaman, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of the police station, family members told our Narsingdi correspondent. Later, he was tortured to death as part of a conspiracy to kill him, alleged Sanaullah, a cousin of the deceased.
12 hurt in KMSS-police clash in Titabar
JORHAT, Feb 3 – At least 12 persons, including two women and three security personnel, were injured during a clash between police and an agitating mob in front of the office of the Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Titabar sub-division here today. The clash took place after some protesters belonging to Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) were prevented from entering the office of the Titabar SDO to submit a memorandum.
Shouting slogans against the alleged corruption taking place in several sectors in the sub-division, the protesters demanded allotment of land patta to the farmers who are deprived of agricultural land in the area. They also demanded a high level inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of public money in the mega water supply project in Titabar, which cost around Rs 100 crore as per estimate. But they became agitated after police and other security personnel did not allow all of them to enter the office of the SDO for security reasons. Locals said that the police opened fire in the air besides firing tear gas cells to control the agitating mob as many of the protesters started throwing stones. They said that ten protesters were injured, while the others were dispersed by the security personnel. KMSS members said that one of their female members was seriously injured during lathi-charge and she was rushed to a local hospital.
‘Zero Tolerance’ group claims responsibility for attack on minister’s office
An urban guerrilla group calling itself ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a firebomb attack on the central Athens office of Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis on January 14. In a letter sent to To Pontiki newspaper, the group admitted to reducing the office, located on Amerikis Street near the upscale Kolonaki district, to “ashes and embers.” Nobody was injured in the blast, which was caused by a device that contained cooking gas canisters.
“It is unnecessary to mention why this particular obsequious servant of the capitalists became our target,” the group said in its lengthy letter, which also made reference to Christodoulos Xeros, a November 17 terrorist group convict who absconded while on leave from prison in early January and is still at large. The group expressed solidarity with Xeros and accepted a call to arms he made shortly after his escape in a video posted on the Internet in which he vowed a return to action. Zero Tolerance has also claimed responsibility for setting off a rudimentary incendiary device outside the political office of New Democracy MP Fevronia Patrianakou in July.