El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that El Salvador had violated the rights of a woman who was sent to prison for breaching the country’s tough abortion laws and died while serving her 30-year sentence. An El Salvador court sentenced the woman only identified as Manuela in 2008 for aggravated homicide afterContinue reading “El Salvador violated rights of woman who had abortion and died in prison, court rules”

Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of ‘The Base’ plotting terror attacks

The two men were sentenced last month to nine years in federal prison. For a month, FBI agents listened in as two members of a white supremacist group discussed their sinister plans: a plot to use a pro-gun rights rally in Richmond, Virginia, to engage in mass murder and attacks on critical infrastructure, which theyContinue reading “Newly released FBI tapes show white supremacist members of ‘The Base’ plotting terror attacks”

Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland

A QAnon follower and Donald Trump supporter has been sentenced to five years of probation for repeatedly firing a gun into the facade of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland in January. Cody Melby, 40, fired a 9mm handgun at the courthouse multiple times because he “wanted to get in front of the court forContinue reading “Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland”

A Canadian neo-Nazi was sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to start a civil war in the US

A Canadian neo-Nazi worked to recruit people for a white supremacist group called The Base in 2019.  Patrik Mathews and US Army veteran Brian Lemley Jr. were sentenced to 9 years in prison on Thursday. Mathews and Lemley were arrested in January 2020 for plotting to attack the Virginia State Capitol. A Canadian neo-Nazi wasContinue reading “A Canadian neo-Nazi was sentenced to 9 years in prison for trying to start a civil war in the US”

Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest – Democracy Now!

The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador forContinue reading “Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest – Democracy Now!”

Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara

A former army private admitted at a trial on Tuesday that he had helped transport a hit squad to assassinate Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, 34 years ago. The trial unfolding at a military court in Ouagadougou is being closely followed by the Burkinabe public, many of whom hope it will shed light onContinue reading “Soldier admits role in 1987 murder of Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Sankara”

Teen gets probation for offering to sell Black classmate as ‘slave’ on Craigslist

An Illinois teenager has been sentenced to two years of probation for posting a Craiglist ad in which he offered to sell a Black classmate as a “slave.” The teen, who was a 14-year-old freshman at Naperville Central High School at the time of the incident in 2019, must also complete 100 hours of community service, afterContinue reading “Teen gets probation for offering to sell Black classmate as ‘slave’ on Craigslist”

‘It’s Bad News’: MAGA’s Gaetz Sex Crime Probe Takes New Turn – MSNBC

In a twist in the federal sex crime investigation into Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, his associate Joel Greenberg has asked to delay his sentencing on sex crimes charges. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent is joined by attorney Dave Aronberg to discuss why this is potentially very bad news for Gaetz.

U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists

Federal prosecutors have requested that two members of The Base, a white-supremacist group, be sentenced as domestic terrorists after investigators accused them of planning to sow violence at the Virginia Capitol and assassinate the state’s speaker of the house. On Thursday night, the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland filed a 45-page memo asking Judge TheodoreContinue reading “U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence men accused of plotting ‘race war’ ahead of Va. gun rally as domestic terrorists”

Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing

Former French president to appeal against one-year term that could be served at home with electronic tag The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a second jail term after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing for the vast, showman-style political rallies of his failed 2012 re-election campaign. The 66-year-old, who remains an influentialContinue reading “Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing”

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