Daily Archives: 2024-05-16

2024-05-16: News Headlines

Joe Lauria, Cathy Vogan, Consortium News. (2024-05-16). Whistleblower McBride Sentenced To Five Years, Eight Months. popularresistance.org A federal judge in Canberra, the Australian capital, has sentenced military whistleblower David McBride to nearly six years in prison for leaking classified material to the media that revealed Australian war crimes in Afghanistan. | Supreme Court Justice David Massop ruled on Tuesday morning local time that "only a prison sentence is appropriate," and handed down 68 months — 5 years and 8 months. | Consortium News' Cathy Vogan, who is inside the courtroom, reported that McBride "will go to jail until 2030. He is led out of the court by three policemen. A woman takes his dog."

MEE correspondent (2024-05-16). Iranian press review: Male fans barred from football stadiums. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Male fans barred from football stadiums | Meanwhile, Tehran attempts to re-establish ties with Cairo, and a prominent academic is jailed on propaganda charges
| | Female fans at a football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the ca…

WSWS (2024-05-16). Former Fijian PM Bainimarama jailed for 12 months. wsws.org Bainimarama's imprisonment over an abuse of office is bound up with the divisions within the country's ruling elites which confront a worsening economic and social crisis.

aljazeera (2024-05-16). Jailed ex-PM Imran Khan appears before Pakistan top court by videolink. aljazeera.com The court appearance of the 71-year-old leader was not livestreamed on the court's website or aired on news channels.

UMMID (2024-05-16). After over 7 months, SC finds NewsClick founder's arrest illegal, void. ummid.com In a judgement pronounced Wednesday May 15, 2024 the Supreme Court of India ordered immediate release of NewsClick Founder and Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha from jail.

Guest Blogger (2024-05-16). Michigan Government: Stacked Top to Bottom with Donor-provided Climate Activist "Staff" wattsupwiththat.com With Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filing the "climate" lawsuit that campaign supporter Michigan LCV had lobbied her to file against energy companies, and the UM law school faculty putting the shoulder to the wheel as well, GAO recalls the recently unearthed record of just how occupied Michigan's government is with donor-financed "climate staff".

Hugo GABBERO (2024-05-16). Azerbaijan: Arbitrary detention of Anar Mammadli. fidh.org In a context of increasing crackdown on civil society in Azerbaijan, more than 30 organisations including OMCT and FIDH in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders call for the immediate release of Anar Mammadli and urge the authorities of Azerbaijan to end reprisals against human rights defenders in the country.
We, the undersigned human rights organisations, condemn in strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani authorities' detention of Anar Mammadli, (…) | – |

newarab (2024-05-16). Progressive Muslim challenges US Congress incumbent on Gaza. newarab.com Imraan Siddiqi, the son of Indian immigrants to the US, has been involved in civil rights most of his life — from seeing racial inequality in the South to…

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Prison officers protest outside Gradignan prison after two officers killed. presstv.ir Prison officers demonstrate in front of the Bordeaux-Gradignan penitentiary center a day after two officers were killed.

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