Police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Police in suburban Denver have apologized after a group of Black girls was detained and at least two handcuffed during a weekend investigation of a stolen car By The Associated Press August 3, 2020, 8:41 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AURORA, Colo. — Police in suburban Denver have apologized […]

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Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also asserted that the detained man, Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, planned more […]

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Belarus detains 33 suspected Russian mercenaries clad in ‘military-style clothing’

Nearly three dozen suspected Russian mercenaries in “military-style clothing” were detained in Belarus, accused of trying to destabilize the country ahead of its upcoming presidential election. State media is reporting that the 33 individuals taken into custody work for Wagner, a private military company linked to Yevgeny Prigozhin. Prigozhin is a Russian businessman indicted in the United States for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Wagner deployed hundreds […]

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Virus-Driven Push to Release Juvenile Detainees Leaves Black Youth Behind

WASHINGTON — Black youth detained in juvenile justice facilities have been released at a far slower rate than their white peers in response to the coronavirus, according to a new report that also found that the gap in release rates between the two groups had nearly doubled over the course of the pandemic. The report, […]

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British-Australian woman jailed in Tehran moved to Iran’s notorious and remote Qarchak prison

A British-Australian academic detained in Iran has been transferred to Qarchak prison, the country’s notorious desert jail, officials said Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer in Islamic studies at Melbourne University, was sentenced in September 2018 to 10 years on espionage charges. She has denied the allegations. IRAN FIRES MISSILES FROM HELICOPTER AT REPLICA AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN STRAIGHT OF […]

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Despite judge’s order, migrant kids remain in ICE custody

The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week’s deadline set for  by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press July 28, 2020, 4:50 PM 3 min read HOUSTON — The U.S. […]

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US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

Immigrant children being detained in a Texas hotel are getting a reprieve from being deported and will be given a chance to stay in the U.S. The Trump administration, through an emergency declaration issued on Monday, has agreed not to remove a group of immigrant children it detained citing the coronavirus and will instead allow […]

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US sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel

Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus. The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas, said Friday night that they ended any reservations on rooms used to detain minors. […]

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Ukraine bus hostage-taking ends as ‘unstable’ armed man surrenders, officials say

Ukrainian authorities on Tuesday detained a man who had taken more than a dozen hostages on a bus, ending a 12-hour standoff with police, officials said. All 13 hostages on the bus were freed unharmed. The suspect had initially released three of the hostages, including a pregnant woman, after negotiations with the first deputy chief […]

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Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in […]

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Oregon protesters clash with police, throw fireworks

Twenty-one people were arrested or detained in Portland early Sunday after throwing fireworks and mortars as they clashed with police during the latest rally decrying police brutality. Police used tear gas and crowd control munitions to stymie protesters who they say broke windows at a federal courthouse and nearby businesses in a protest that lasted […]

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Dozens detained after pro-Serb protests in Montenegro

Montenegrin police have detained dozens of people after seven officers were injured in clashes with pro-Serb protesters in several towns By PREDRAG MILIC Associated Press June 25, 2020, 11:00 AM 2 min read 2 min read PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegrin police have detained dozens of people after seven officers were injured in clashes with pro-Serb […]

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After George Floyd, Fresh Scrutiny of Old Cases

ATLANTA — The story of Elijah McClain’s death, which came after he was confronted and detained by police officers last year in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo., did not go unnoticed by residents and the local news media in the weeks that followed. Articles were published, and a few modest rallies were held. But […]

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Trudeau Reacts to China’s Decision on Detained Canadians

new video loaded: Trudeau Reacts to China’s Decision on Detained Canadians transcript Back bars 0:00/0:38 –0:38 transcript Trudeau Reacts to China’s Decision on Detained Canadians Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said he was disappointed with China’s move to indict two Canadians on charges of espionage. We are, of course disappointed with the decision and […]

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U.S. Returns Iran Scientist in Possible Precursor to Prisoner Exchange

An Iranian scientist detained in the United States was flown back to Iran on Tuesday, a possible precursor to a prisoner exchange between the countries despite their intensifying hostility since President Trump took office more than three years ago. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the scientist, Sirous Asgari, was en route home, which […]

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As Coronavirus Threatens, Teenage Migrants ‘Age Out’ Into ICE Jails

WASHINGTON — Isaac, a 17-year-old Guatemalan, crossed the U.S. border nearly eight months ago and was detained as a minor by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, long before the novel coronavirus existed. As his 18th birthday approached last month, it appeared he would be released to a Texas shelter where the director promised that […]

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ICE Detainees With HIV Are Pleading to Be Released to Avoid Coronavirus

People detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have long reported not getting adequate health care while they’re locked up. Some of the most notable cases have involved detainees who died, and others who left ICE custody sicker than when they entered. That’s why advocates are lobbying for the release of HIV-positive immigrants currently held […]

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American Michael White held in Iran since 2018 released on medical furlough

An American Navy veteran who has been detained by Iran since 2018 and is serving a 13-year sentence was released on medical furlough Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced. Michael White’s release on humanitarian grounds was conditioned upon him staying in Iran. He is now in the custody of the Swiss embassy where […]

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Saudi Arabia arrests 3 members of royal family in alleged coup plot

Saudi Arabia has detained the younger brother of King Salman and two other members of the royal family on charges of planning a coup, according to reports. Two of the men were among the kingdom’s most influential figures, the BBC reported Saturday. The detentions were seen as 34-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightening his […]

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