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Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists 24.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.” A young woman was taken into protective custody after being stabbed 17 times by a brother who […]
Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports 24.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack Reed, […]
Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists 24.6.2017 Washington Post: World
A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.”
Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists 24.6.2017 AP Top News
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."...
Grand Jury's 'Myth' Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism 24.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
LOS ANGELES ― A grand jury in California that investigated an Orange County jailhouse informant program, which a Superior Court judge and a state appeals court have agreed clearly exists, issued an unsettling report last week claiming that it is a “myth” largely created by the defense in a mass murder case and the media and that there is no widespread cheating by district attorney’s and sheriff’s officials, even though another ruling Friday in a murder case again indicated it is true. At the center of the scandal are allegations that sheriff’s deputies have for decades planted informants next to targeted inmates in the county’s jails and have directed them to fish for incriminating evidence to help secure convictions. While it’s legal for law enforcement authorities to use informants to help bolster cases, in many Orange County trials, it’s alleged that the informants questioned inmates who were represented by lawyers, violating their right to counsel. Prosecutors are accused of presenting damning ...
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Denver man gets 42 years in prison for fatal stabbing 24.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A Denver man was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison for a fatal stabbing.
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After five years without trial, Uzbek terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov is ordered released from Colorado custody 24.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal judge in Denver on Friday ordered the release of an Uzbekistan terror suspect held for 5½ years without trial on charges he provided material support to the Islamic Jihad Union.
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After 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey wins appeals court ruling, prosecutors seek new review 23.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled.

Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach's death...

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Senate Republicans want to get to ‘yes’ on the health-care bill, but first — some posturing 23.6.2017 Washington Post
Much of the concern that Republican senators expressed about the draft health-care bill felt more like political posturing than genuine threats to torpedo the effort.
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Prosecutors seek to uphold ‘Making a Murderer’ confession 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death on Halloween two years […]
Inside Yemen’s secret prisons: ‘We could hear the screams’ 23.6.2017 Washington Post: World
They call it the “grill”: The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires, kept in filthy shipping containers, and blindfolded for months — all by one of America’s closest counterterrorism allies.
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Utah teen sentenced to prison for bloody high school locker room attack that left five classmates injured 23.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Provo • A 16-year-old Utah boy who attacked and seriously injured five of his classmates in an Orem high school locker room last year was sentenced Thursday to 10 years to life in prison. In April, Luke Dollahite admitted to four counts of attempted murder in juvenile court, and pleaded guilty to a fifth charge in the adult court system. The teen admitted that he attacked one student with a wooden staff and stabbed four others before stabbing himself in a locker room at Mountain View High School...
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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced 23.6.2017 AP National
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be re-tried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday....
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Man pleads guilty to acting as getaway driver in 2016 Orange County jailbreak 23.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Costa Mesa man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping three men escape from an Orange County jail last year, an incident that sparked a weeklong manhunt that extended from Southern California to the Bay Area, prosecutors said.

Loc Ba Nguyen, 51, will serve one year in jail for his role in the January...

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"You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisons 23.6.2017 AP Top News
MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) -- They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires and were kept in filthy shipping containers, blindfolded for months - all by one of America's closest counterterrorism allies....
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Family: Peter Tosh’s son left in coma following jail beating 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of the late reggae icon Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail. Jawara McIntosh has been hospitalized since suffering traumatic brain injuries in the attack in February at the Bergen County jail, where […]
“You can hear the screams”: Inside Yemen’s secret prisons 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — They call it the “grill”: The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in Yemen who are routinely beaten with wires and were kept in filthy shipping containers, blindfolded […]
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Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed.
Judges affirm ‘Making a Murderer’ confession was coerced 23.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CHICAGO (AP) — A three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in photographer Teresa Halbach’s death two years earlier. Dassey told detectives he helped […]
Congo rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attacks 22.6.2017 Washington Post: World
Congo’s army fought off attacks in and around the eastern city of Beni on Thursday, killing at least 13 assailants and capturing 15, a local human rights group said.
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