Posts Tagged ‘ political prisoners ’

Russia: Second show “trial,” “conviction,” sentence for Khodorkovsky

December 27, 2010
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MSNBC    

"Mikhail Khodorkovsky was convicted Monday of stealing oil from his own company and laundering the proceeds, a verdict likely to keep the oil tycoon — who once challenged the power of Vladimir Putin — behind bars for several more years. ... Khodorkovsky, 47, is nearing the end of an eight-year sentence after being convicted of tax fraud in a case seen as punishment for challenging the Kremlin's economic and political power, in part by funding opposition parties in parliament." (12/27/10)

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India: Human rights activist sentenced to life for sedition

December 25, 2010
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Washington Post    

"An Indian court has convicted a human rights activist of aiding communist rebels in eastern India and sentenced him to life in prison, his attorney said Saturday. Dr. Binayak Sen, a 60-year-old physician and outspoken government critic, has worked in tribal villages and repeatedly tried to rally people to fight for their rights, often invoking the ire of authorities. On Friday, Judge B.P. Verma found Sen and two others guilty of sedition and sentenced them to life, according to attorney Amit Banerjee." (12/25/10)

 

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UN probing Bradley Manning’s mistreatment

December 25, 2010
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Chelsea Manning Antiwar.com    

"The United Nations office for torture issues confirmed today that they have received a complaint regarding the mistreatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning in detention by the US military, and that the matter is under investigation. Manning has been held for several months, facing charges regarding the release of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Though he has not yet been convicted, he is reportedly being kept in an extremely harsh conditions." (12/22/10)

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IL: Blogger gets 33 months for threatening Chicago judges

December 21, 2010
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Christian Science Monitor    

"A former Internet radio talk show host and blogger was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on Tuesday for inviting readers of his blog to assassinate three federal judges. Hal Turner of North Bergen, N.J., was convicted in a federal court in Brooklyn of threatening to assault and murder three judges of the Chicago-based Seventh US Circuit Court of Appeals as retaliation for upholding a ban on guns in Chicago, a ruling with which he disagreed." (12/21/10)

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