Two dead, hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence

Violence erupted after electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote. At least two people have been killed and hundreds arrested in Niger’s post-election violence. Violence erupted on Tuesday after the electoral commission declared former interior minister Mohamed Bazoum victor in Sunday’s runoff vote with 55.75 percent, while opposition candidate […]

Malta: Three suspects arrested over 2017 killing of journalist

Malta police arrests three men suspected of supplying the bomb that killed investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. Police in Malta have arrested three men suspected of having supplied the bomb which killed a Maltese anti-corruption journalist in 2017. The arrest on Tuesday came as a man accused of carrying out the killing agreed to a […]

Women linked to Abu Sayyaf suicide bombings arrested in Sulu

At least nine women, including the three daughters of the acting Abu Sayyaf Group leader, have been arrested in a series of raids, the Philippines military said on Tuesday, as the government steps up efforts to go after armed fighters accused of carrying out a string of deadly bombings in the southern province of Sulu. […]

Why Indian police arrested a 22-year-old climate activist

Disha Ravi has been charged with sedition for creating and sharing an online document to support the ongoing farmers protest in India. Indian police have arrested a 22-year-old activist linked to Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg and charged her with sedition, saying she created and shared an online document to support the ongoing months-long […]

Homeless Man Arrested in Subway Stabbings That Left 2 Dead, 2 Wounded

The Police Department’s move to send 500 more officers to patrol the subways was criticized by activists who say the police are ill-equipped to deal with people who are homeless or mentally ill. But Tony Utano, the president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, welcomed the additional officers, pointing to a rise in violence against […]

Three Syrians arrested in Europe over ‘attack plot’

LONDON: New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) has affirmed the British view that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for all adults, and that its second dose should be delayed. The British strategy, of offering the jab to over 65s and delaying the second dose, was met with skepticism from some EU members, some […]

Woman Accused of Defaming Dozens Online Is Arrested

Nadire Atas, a Canadian woman who wrote thousands of online posts defaming her perceived enemies, was arrested on Tuesday by the police in Toronto. She was charged with crimes including harassment and libel, a Toronto police spokeswoman said. Ms. Atas, 60, has waged online war against dozens of people in recent years, falsely accusing them […]

Australia says China has formally arrested TV anchor for spying

Cheng Lei, who has been held for nearly six months, is accused of ‘illegally supplying state secrets overseas’. Cheng Lei, an Australian journalist who worked as an anchor for Chinese state television, has been formally arrested for “illegally supplying state secrets overseas”, Australia said on Monday, nearly six months after she suddenly disappeared in China. […]

Suu Kyi aide arrested as parliament members hold symbolic meeting

A key aide to Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested on Friday, days after a coup that sparked outrage across the world and calls for the generals to relinquish power. Win Htein, 79, confirmed his arrest in a brief interview with Reuters news agency, saying that he was being taken by police […]

Pakistan: Ismail’s father arrested on terrorism charges

Islamabad , Pakistan. A Pakistani court has granted police custody to Muhammad Ismail, the father of prominent human rights activists, on “terrorism” charges, which rights groups say are part of a continuing campaign of harassment. A court in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Wednesday remanded Mohammad in police custody for three days, his […]

Father of Pakistani rights activist arrested on ‘terror’ charges

Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has granted police custody of Muhammad Ismail, the father of a prominent Pakistani human rights activist, on “terrorism” charges that rights groups say are part of a sustained campaign of harassment. The court in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar granted police custody of Muhammad for three days during […]

Russian court rejects Navalny’s appeal; allies arrested

A Russian court has rejected opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s appeal against his arrest while authorities arrested several of his allies and issued warnings to social media companies. Thursday’s developments came after tens of thousands swarmed the streets in more than 100 Russian cities last weekend demanding his release. Speaking to court via video link from […]

Singapore teenager arrested for plotting attack on Muslims

The 16-year-old Protestant, arrested last month, was planning to attack two mosques on the anniversary of Christchurch massacre. A teenager in Singapore has been detained under the country’s strict Internal Security Act (ISA) for plotting to kill Muslims in two mosques on the March 15 anniversary of the deadly 2019 Christchurch attacks, the government said […]

‘Paramedic of the Year’ Is Arrested After Covid-19 Vaccine Theft, Sheriff Says

An emergency worker in Florida was arrested this week in connection with the theft of coronavirus vaccine doses, just 12 days after he had been recognized as a county’s “paramedic of the year,” the authorities said on Tuesday. The paramedic, Joshua Colon, 31, had been responsible for administering doses of the vaccine to firefighters in […]

A Scientist Is Arrested, and Academics Push Back

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It was Donald J. Trump’s last full week in office, so Andrew E. Lelling, the federal prosecutor in Boston, knew he had limited time left in his job. But there was one more important arrest to announce, one that would burnish his record on a key initiative for President Trump’s administration. Police […]

Iranian-American citizen arrested trying to flee Iran: Judiciary

Iranian-American businessman was arrested days before US President Joe Biden assumed office promising to reduce tensions with Iran. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s judiciary confirmed on Tuesday that an Iranian-American man charged with spying was arrested earlier this month while trying to flee the country. Emad Edward Sharghi, 56, was reportedly arrested on January 14. State-affiliated […]

Rights groups say 1,000 arrested in Tunisia protests

Activists say many arrests made ‘arbitrary’ including of people who were taken from inside their homes. Tunisian security forces have arrested at least 1,000 people during six nights of protests, human rights and other non-government groups said. The North African country, where the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened already acute economic pain, has seen youths hurl […]

Video: Navalny Arrested on Return to Moscow

After recovering from a near-fatal poisoning in Germany, the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny returned to Moscow on Sunday and was detained at the airport. . Source link

Video: Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested on Arrival in Moscow

new video loaded: Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested on Arrival in Moscow transcript Back transcript Kremlin Critic Navalny Arrested on Arrival in Moscow After recovering from a near-fatal poisoning in Germany, the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny returned to Moscow on Sunday and was detained at the airport. [Speaking in Russian] Recent episodes in Latest […]

Man holding Confederate flag during US Captiol riot arrested

The man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag inside the US Capitol during last week’s mob attack on the building in Washington, DC has been arrested. The Justice department said on Thursday that Kevin Seefried, who was pictured holding the flag, was arrested in the state of Delaware along with his son Hunter Seefried, who […]

Woman who falsely accused Black teen of theft is arrested

Miya Ponsetto is in jail for falsely accusing the teenager of stealing her phone, then tackling him in a hotel lobby. A woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone and then tackled him at a New York City hotel has been arrested in her home state of California. Miya Ponsetto, 22, […]

Jailed Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong arrested for ‘subversion’

US Congress resumes electoral vote count as Republican leaders slam Trump mob attack WASHINGTON: As the Senate reconvened to count electoral votes, multiple Republican senators reversed course and said they won’t object to congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.Their change of heart came after a violent mob stormed the US Capitol earlier Wednesday and […]

Dozens of Hong Kong democracy activists arrested as crackdown intensifies

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1609913871510553800 Wed, 2021-01-06 05:56 HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested dozens of democracy activists on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a new security law by planning to “paralyze” and “overthrow” the city government, Secretary for Security John Lee said. The arrests represent the biggest crackdown on the opposition camp […]