2024-06-16: News Headlines

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. (2024-06-16). Palestinians Ask Federal Court To Rule Biden Is Complicit In Israeli Genocide. popularresistance.org A lawsuit accusing U.S. President Joe Biden and some of his top officials of complicity in genocide had its latest hearing this week after being dismissed earlier in the year. On June 10, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments in the plaintiffs' appeal in Defense for Children International — Palestine v. Biden.

Eric Zuesse (2024-06-16). Reuters Reveals Secret U.S. Government Anti-China Operation to Increase Covid-19 Deaths in East Asia and Pacific. dissidentvoice.org On June 14, Reuters headlined: "Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic: The U.S. military launched a clandestine program amid the COVID crisis to discredit China's Sinovac inoculation — payback for Beijing's efforts to blame Washington for the pandemic. One target: the Filipino public. Health experts say the gambit was indefensible and …

Visualizing Palestine (2024-06-16). Citibank Finances the Colonization of Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Financing Jewish settlements in Palestine is financing the usurpation of Palestine, the oppression of Palestinians, allying with apartheid, and prioritizing profit over people.

newarab (2024-06-16). Israeli prisons 'worse than Guantanamo', Palestinians urge probe. newarab.com

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-06-16). Haniyeh Calls for Comprehensive Agreement to End Gaza War. english.almanar.com.lb In his Eid al-Adha speech, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh underscored the necessity of negotiations for a comprehensive agreement to end the Israeli assault on Gaza and secure the release of prisoners, saluting all regional comrades in Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq for their efforts in resisting the occupation and aiding the people of Gaza …

newarab (2024-06-16). Israel holding 9,300 Palestinians in prisons, detention centres. newarab.com Israel is holding 9,300 Palestinians in prisons and detention centres, including around 250 children and 75 women, the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement. | The PPS said that the number includes thousands of Palestinians detained from the Gaza Strip, where Israel has carried out a brutal military assault since October. | More than 3,400 of the total number of prisoners are held under 'administrative detention' – a procedure that allows Israeli authorities to hold alleged suspected for six months at a time, which can be extended indefinitely. | Israel says the procedure allows authorities to hol…

tn.ai (2024-06-16). French Court Extends Ban on Israeli Participants in Weapons Trade Show. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — A French court has extended a ban on Israeli arms companies and delegations from participating in the Eurosatory weapons trade show, following a lawsuit brought by Palestinian human rights group al-Haq and a coalition of other organizations.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). 9,300 Palestinians languishing in Israeli prisons: Rights group. presstv.ir An independent and non-governmental rights organization says at least 9,300 Palestinian prisoners are currently being held in Israeli jails and detention centers.

newarab (2024-06-16). Iran, Sweden free prisoners in Oman-mediated swap. newarab.com Iran and Sweden announced on Saturday a prisoner exchange that saw a "Hamid Noury, who has been in illegal detention in Sweden since 2019, is free and will return to the country in a few hours," Kazem Gharibabadi, head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, said in a post on social media platform…

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Explainer: How was Hamid Nouri framed, jailed, tortured and freed after 1,680 days. presstv.ir Hamid Nouri, an Iranian citizen and former judiciary official unlawfully sentenced to life imprisonment in Sweden over politically motivated charges, returned to Iran on Saturday after five years.

(2024-06-16). Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to one year in prison. cpj.org

ACLU of Northern California (2024-06-16). Advocates, Press Seek Access to Court Records in FCI Dublin Sexual Abuse Lawsuit. indybay.org SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2024 — Today, Public Justice and the ACLU of Northern California filed a motion to unseal court records and preserve public access to hearings in the class action lawsuit that survivors of sexual assault at FCI Dublin brought against the federal Bureau of Prisons last year.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Exclusive: Ex-Iranian official Nouri's family share joy, relief over his release. presstv.ir The family members of Hamid Nouri, ex-Iranian official, who was returned to the country after years of wrongful imprisonment in Sweden, recount their joy and relief.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Leader pardons, commutes sentences of 2,654 inmates. presstv.ir Ayatollah Khamenei pardons, commutes sentences of 2,654 inmates over Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Ghadir celebrations.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Nouri's release 'another defeat' for MKO, other anti-Iran terror groups: Rights official. presstv.ir Iran's top human rights official says the MKO and other terrorist groups suffered another blow by the release of Hamid Nouri, a former judiciary official, from illegal detention in Sweden.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Factbox: Artistic works of Bashir Biazar, Iranian ace musician jailed in France. presstv.ir Bashir Biazar, an Iranian music maestro and filmmaker languishing in a French prison, is known in Iran for producing many critically acclaimed musical and cinematic works.

presstv.ir (2024-06-16). Ex-Iranian official Hamid Nouri returns home after long incarceration in Sweden. presstv.ir Kazem Gharibabadi, head of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council for Human Rights, says Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian judiciary official who has been illegally incarcerated in Sweden, has been released from prison.

noemail (2024-06-16). Hostage Crisis at Rostov Detention Center. devdiscourse.com Two employees of a pre-trial detention centre in Russia's Rostov region were taken hostage by detainees, Russia's RIA agency reported on Sunday, citing the Federal Penitentiary Service.

themoscowtimes (2024-06-16). Islamic State Inmates Take Prison Guards Hostage in Southern Russia. themoscowtimes.com State media reported that IS members who are due to appear in court on terrorism charges are among the hostage takers.

aljazeera (2024-06-16). Russian forces storm detention centre, free guards taken hostage. aljazeera.com Several assailants, reportedly linked to ISIL, killed in operation to rescue two guards at Rostov detention centre.

tn.ai (2024-06-16). Ayatollah Khamenei Pardons over 2,600 Iranian Inmates. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei approved a proposal from Iran's top judge to pardon or commute the prison terms of 2,654 convicts found guilty by various Iranian courts.

themoscowtimes (2024-06-16). Russian Prison Standoff Ends With Hostages Freed, Suspects 'Liquidated'. themoscowtimes.com State media reported that IS members who are due to appear in court on terrorism charges were among the hostage-takers.

Associated Press (2024-06-16). Honduras to build 20,000-capacity 'megaprison' in crackdown on gangs. scmp.com Escalated police raids have driven up the inmate population to 19,500, crammed into a system designed for 13,000.

The Media Line Staff (2024-06-16). Iranian War Criminal Exchanged for 2 Swedes, Including Diplomat, in Prisoner Swap. themedialine.org

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