Showing posts with label International Crime. Show all posts
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October 9, 2015

The WORSE 6 Little Dictators Creating Quiet Havoc on the World Today

There are many dictators around the world who are well-known for their oppressive ruling of countries, such as Kim Jong Un. But there are many others that operate under the radar of the world media. They may not have a direct connection to the West or have a nuclear arsenal at their disposal, but their despotic actions need to be known. So we’ve decided to put together a list of the worst of the worst. Six rulers who have been profiled on OZY and are among the cruelest, most corrupt despots around today. They may hail from countries as different as Eritrea and Laos, but what they share is a shocking disregard for human rights and seemingly unfettered power to persecute their own.
Islam Karimov: Boils Prisoners Alive 

You may not recognize the name, but this 77-year-old ruler of Uzbekistan has one of the most abysmal human rights records in the world today. For 24 years running, the Central Asian nation near the Caspian Sea has been terrorized by its own leader, who has killed thousands of unarmed protesters, forced children to work in slavelike conditions and imprisoned thousands for their religious beliefs. Karimov has even executed prisoners without a trial, according to our reporting, including boiling a couple to death. Read more here.
Yahya Jammeh: Threatens to Decapitate Gays

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has something of a temper.
Source: Sunday Alamba/Ap
Since taking over Gambia in a 1994 coup, President Jammeh — or “His Excellency,” as he prefers to be called — has ruled the country with a lethal mix of fear, repression and murder. He’s been know to fire into crowds of peaceful protesters, has imprisoned people for suspected witchcraft and, at one depressive point, demanded homosexual persons leave the country within 24 hours or face the possibility of being beheaded. Read more here.
Isaias Afwerki: The African Leader Who Imposes Indefinite Military Service

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki — president for two and a half decades, voted for by … no one.
Source: James Akena/Corbis
This 69-year-old has been the president of Eritrea since its 1991 independence, and yet not a single citizen has ever voted for him. And why would they? It’s been 24 years of crushing despotism, where torture is routine, prisons are overstuffed and everyone from the age of 15 to 70 is forced into indefinite military service. Not only that, but Afwerki’s administration has reportedly imprisoned thousands of people based on their political affiliations. Read more here.
Mswati III: Uses the Power of the Crown to Marry Young Women

Swaziland’s King Mswati III (far right).
Source: Getty
This guy is far from being a noble individual. Mswati has used his concentrated power in Swaziland, the last absolute monarchy in Africa, to feed his every despotic need. For one, he is reported to force young women to marry him whenever the spirit moves him (or about every two years), because polygamy is, no surprise, legal in Swaziland. He’s also not really interested in democracy or feeding the poor or finding jobs for the 23 percent of the population that is currently unemployed. This despot, who became king at 18, has a total of 15 wives and an indefinite number of luxury cars. He may cut a cartoonish figure, but his corrupt ways are no laughing matter. Read more here.
Alexander Lukashenko: Ships Activists to Labor Camps

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Source: Sergei Ilnitsky/Corbis
Condoleezza Rice has called him “Europe’s last dictator,” and he’s playing his role to the hilt. President of Belarus for more than two decades, Lukashenko has ruled the former Soviet state with an iron fist that would make the Kremlin proud. He censors the press, sends human rights activists to labor camps and gets rid of political rivals, either by throwing them in jail or, in the case of his former prime minister and head of the opposition, making them disappear. Read more here.
Choummaly Sayasone: Enforces State-Sanctioned Abductions

Lao President Choummaly Sayasone pays tribute during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on Oct. 13, 2011.
Source: Alexander Nemenov/Getty
The president of Laos may be 79 years old, wear spectacles and have thinning hair, but his mild appearance masks a tyrannical personality. Boasting a record of human rights violations as long as the Mekong River traversing this Southeast Asian country, Sayasone’s government owns all newspapers, TV stations and radio stations, effectively snuffing all free expression. And if anyone manages to rise above these restrictions, they’re bound to be imprisoned or even disappear.  Read more here.

August 21, 2014

Playboy Saudi prince gets robbed in Paris $335K

The Saudi prince who fell victim to a spectacular armed raid in Paris, losing 250,000 euros in the process, was the youngest son of the former King Fahd with something of a globetrotting playboy reputation, it emerged on Tuesday.
According to sources at Le Bourget airport, where the prince's private jet was waiting, and police sources told the media that the victim was Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd, the multi-millionaire son of King Fahd, who died in 2005.
The prince, who is 41-year-old became the victim of a brazen heist on the Paris ring road on Sunday night when a gang of five to eight heavily armed bandits hijacked the lead car of his 10-car convoy and drove off with three aides.
About 250,000 euros (USD 335,000) and documents were stolen by the gang, but released the aides and later put a match to the prince's Mercedes and one of their own in the village of Saint-Mesmes, northeast of Paris, approximately 40km from the scene of the crime.
The professionalism of the raid pointed to a possible inside job, said the Investigators today. "They must have had accomplices to have been so well informed, that's clear," said one source close to the probe. "They sure weren't amateurs," added this source, stressing: "They didn't choose that location by chance."
The source further said, "There is no light and probably poor video surveillance there".
Investigators were impressed by the speed of the attack and the fact they knew exactly which car to hit.
Within seconds, and without firing a shot, they drove away with the suitcase filled with hard cash and, according to French media reports, official embassy sensitive documents.
"There aren't that many groups capable of such an attack. We know from the way they acted that they were more than small-time bandits -- more so from than the amount of money they stole," said one investigator. The brazen larceny had all the elements of a Hollywood thriller.
According to local daily Le Parisien, the documents taken in the attack were "sensitive" diplomatic documents but a police source told yesterday this was not certain.
"They could be sensitive documents but they could equally well be unimportant," the source said.
But, as one of the detectives now on the investigation pointed out, "the robbers could just have taken the money".
The Saudi embassy in Paris has remained tight-lipped about the affair but put out a statement that was carried on the official news agency in Saudi Arabia, stressing that the stolen car was a Mercedes Viano with German plates and rented by a Saudi citizen, “who was heading for the airport with his luggage.”
The police did not disclose the names of the victims.

August 4, 2013

Moroccan King Needs to Watch The News } Pardon 48 Multiple Pedophiles Not Knowing The Crime


King Mohammed VI had been unaware of the gravity of the Spaniard's crimes, his cabinet said earlier.
The Moroccan king has revoked a pardon granted to a Spanish man convicted of raping 11 children aged between four and 15, palace officials confirmed.
The paedophile was among 48 jailed Spaniards freed by royal pardon, sparking protests and clashes with police in the capital Rabat on Friday.
Protesters had threatened fresh rallies in Rabat and Casablanca next week.
Daniel Galvan Vina, believed to be in his sixties, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in September 2011.
However, last week he was freed by royal decree from a jail in Kenitra, north of the capital. He is reported to have left the country.
'Monstrous crimes'
The king "has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina", the palace said in a statement carried by the official Map news agency.
The Ministry of Justice said it would discuss "the next step" with regards to the Spaniard, the agency reported.
Dozens of people were injured in violent confrontations between hundreds of protesters and police outside parliament in the Moroccan capital on Friday.
Demonstrations were also reported in the cities of Kenitra, Tangier and Tetouan, as well as outside the Moroccan embassy in Paris.
"The king was never informed - in any way or at any time - of the seriousness of the abject crimes of which the person concerned was convicted," a statement released by the royal palace said on Sunday.
"It is clear that the sovereign would never have consented" to his release, given the "monstrous crimes" committed, the statement concluded.
It is normal procedure for the king to pardon prisoners on special occasions, such as Throne Day, last Tuesday.
Morocco's Justice Ministry said on Friday the pardons were based on national interests and "friendly relations" with Spain.
A number of foreign nationals have recently been detained in Morocco under suspicion of paedophilia.
In June, a British man was arrested in the port town of Tetouan over allegations of raping a six-year-old girl. In May, a Casablanca court sentenced a French man to 12 years in jail on paedophilia charges.
Thousands of Moroccans marched in Casablanca earlier this year to condemn paedophilia and violence against children in the north African country.

May 29, 2013

Arrest Made in London’s Stabbing to Death of Drummer Lee Rigby

Drummer Lee Rigby
Drummer Lee Rigby was stabbed to death in a street attack in south-east London

Michael Adebowale, 22, of Greenwich, London, has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.
A second man, Michael Adebolajo, 28, remains under arrest at a London hospital.
Drummer Rigby, 25, was stabbed to death in a street attack in Woolwich on Wednesday 22 May.
Mr Adebowale, who was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, has also been charged with possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors have been working with the investigators of Counter Terrorism Command since the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby on 22 May.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating, which is routine in situations where police officers have discharged their firearms, after two men were shot in the incident.
The commission said two police officers had fired gunshots and one had used a Taser.
Police have arrested eight other people in connection with the investigation so far; six of these have been bailed and two released without charge.
"Following the release of Michael Adebowale from hospital, we have authorised the police to charge him with the murder of Drummer Rigby.
"We have also authorised police to charge him with possession of a firearm, contrary to section 16A of the Firearms Act 1968.
"There is sufficient evidence to prosecute Michael Adebowale and it is in the public interest to do so. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Thursday 30 May.”

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May 26, 2013

UK: Kills Two Gay Men Found Having Cocktails at Gay Bar

Phillip Westwater

Phillip Westwater, dubbed the "Black Dog Strangler", was held at a Tyneside psychiatric hospital after he slashed a gay man's throat and later strangled another gay man at a secure unit.
Following his escape in January he was found at a gay bar in Newcastle.
The force said it was taking action to address the failure of "safety nets".
The 44-year-old, also known as Phillip Whiteman, was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act following a pub fight in 1989.
He later used a dressing gown cord to strangle fellow patient Derek Williams at Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside, whom he was convinced had turned into a black dog.
While being escorted from his medium-secure ward at St Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth to an on-site restaurant he asked to go to the toilet where he changed his clothes and escaped.
He was located about 12 hours later at a bar in Newcastle after a member of the public recognised him from a circulated photograph.
A report by Vera Baird, Northumbria's PCC, said police were "lulled away from recognising Westwater's status as an escapee" as they often received reports of voluntary patients going missing.
It was three hours before his status was changed to "unlawfully at large", but even then no risk assessment was done and no photograph was released until about 10 hours after he had fled.
The report said: "It is of note that he, the killer of one gay man and who had slashed another's throat in licensed premises, was found drinking in company, in a renowned gay bar.
"It seems likely that had the police not been lulled away from recognising Westwater's status as an escapee, a timely risk assessment would have led to circulation of fuller information including a photograph and perhaps to his earlier recapture."
Northumbria Police said in a statement that the tone for its response was set by the fact the initial report came via the forces's non-emergency number.
It added: "The safety nets that are in place to ensure that such a risk to the public is identified and managed with the right level of response did not work.
This posting published at BBC

April 27, 2013

In Australia As The Police Move on Ex-boyfriend of Kate Malonyay He Jumps to His Death

Elliott Coulson

AS loved ones prepare to farewell Mosman murder victim Kate Malonyay at her funeral next week, friends of her former boyfriend Elliott Coulson have defended him against claims he was involved in her murder.
Mr Coulson fell 26 floors to his death from a Gold Coast hotel on Wednesday after police arrived to question him about the murder of Ms Malonyay, 32, whose body had been found two days earlier in her Sydney apartment.
Friends said they last spoke to Ms Malonyay five days earlier but had continued to receive text messages from her phone even after police discovered her body.
The ambitious, successful and popular executive assistant will be farewelled at a memorial park ceremony near her family home on the Central Coast on May 3.
Police are yet to confirm how Ms Malonyay died or if Mr Coulson was involved.
A spokesman said investigations were ongoing and no comment would be made until they were completed.

Friends said Ms Malonyay broke up with Mr Coulson after coming to realise he was a "compulsive liar".
"He had told her he had a twin brother who had died. Kate since found out this was never the case and he never even had a brother," one friend, who did not want to be named, said.
"He also told her he had booked in to a facility to seek help (regarding his lying) but when she called to check there was no record of him there - he had lied again."
A defence source said Mr Coulson had been known by his navy shipmates as a habitual liar.
It is understood the combat systems operator went AWOL from his ship, the guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin, in Cairns last weekend.
The navy is co-operating with the police investigation, including inquiries about Coulson's movements earlier in the week. The ship's log has been handed to investigators.
But Mr Coulson's friends continue to insist he is being wrongly demonised.
"I grew up with Elliott and what is coming out about him from Sydney is so out of character with the guy I know," one friend, who did not want to be named, said.
"It just doesn't even come into my head that he would do something like that (murder Ms Malonyay).
"He was a very good guy, easy-going, calm and very kind. There was no dark shadow that I knew of.
"He had all the really good qualities of a mate, the kind of guy you would go into battle with and trust.”
Elliott Coulson , the ex-lover of murdered finance employee Kate Malonyay plunged to his death as detectives tried to arrest him

THE ex-boyfriend of Sydney murder victim Kate Malonyay has fallen to his death from a luxury Gold Coast hotel as police moved in to arrest him.
Elliot Coulson plunged 26 floors from a balcony of the Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort about 11.40am Wednesday morning as horrified guests and staff looked on.
Police sources said NSW and Queensland Homicide detectives were trying to get into the hotel room to arrest him but the door was chained.
By the time they got in, Coulson was dead. He crashed through a metal awning, landing in a water feature outside the lobby.
Police launched a murder investigation after Ms Malonyay was found dead at her harbourside home at Mosman on Monday.
NSW Police Superintendent Allan Sicard said Strike Force Pasmore, involving local police and the Homicide Squad, had been formed to solve the "sensitive" and "serious" investigation into the suspicious death of Ms Malonyay.
Kate Malonyay
 The body of Kate Malonyay had bruising and because of that we are treating the death as suspicious," Supt Sicard said. 
"I can't tell you where those bruising are...The last sighting we had of her (was last Wednesday)."
Paramedics found the body of Ms Malonyay, 32, a general manager with Challenger Financial Services, inside her unit on McLeod St, Mosman, on the north shore, about 1.45pm on Monday.
The Daily Telegraph understands the alarm was raised after she failed to turn up for work and friends couldn't reach her on the phone. A relative yesterday said she had been "strangled" inside the ground-floor unit.
kate Malonyay investigationShocked hotel guests and staff who witnessed Mr Coulson's death were offered counselling.
 Standards Command launched an investigation because of the proximity of officers to the death.
The hotel put out a statement confirming the death.
"We can confirm that earlier today, we had an incident involving a guest death," general manager Neeraj Chadha said.
"The police are conducting a full investigation into the matter and circumstances preceding the guest's death."
kate Malonyay investigation
Friends said Ms Malonyay and Mr Coulson met about 18 months ago in Sydney.
 She broke up with him a few months ago over a "build up of things" and because he fed her a "sea of lies", friends said. He told her he was in the Navy but friends say it wasn't true.
"A lot of what he said about himself to her was a lie," one said.
"He would often say he was going away on "deployments" and then be spotted around Sydney."
Supt Sicard confirmed that Ms Malonyay also lived alone and that inquiries were continuing, though police needed more information and those with any information were urged to phone police.
One of her closest friends phoned police on Monday and raised the alarm - police attended the Mosman unit to conduct a welfare check.
Woman found dead in Mosman unit
"She was a beautiful, beautiful young lady," a relative, who asked not to be named, told The Daily Telegraph.
Ms Malonyay's mother is understood to have arrived in Sydney yesterday to identify her body - her brother, who teaches in Spain, was also flying home.
The well-liked young woman, who had a boyfriend, had moved from the Central Coast to "the big smoke" several years ago after her father died.
"She was just at that age to move away from Avoca Beach," the relative said.
Detectives and uniformed police conducted detailed searches of McLeod St, along with nearby Trumfield Lane and Musgrave St. Several items were recovered, including a set of four keys and a Fitness First gym membership card, in bushes.
Inquiries were being made by police with the gym to confirm whether the card belonged to Ms Malonyay.
Officers cordoned off the garage of the unit and crime tape was used to cover five bins inside the area.
Challenger CEO Brian Benari said Ms Malonyay had been a valued member of his finance company for three years and was well liked by staff.
"All of Kate's friends and colleagues at Challenger are deeply shocked and saddened by the news," a statement said.
"Kate worked for Challenger for three years and was a much-liked and valued member of staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Kate. She will be remembered for her sense of humour, easygoing nature and professionalism. Our thoughts are now with her family."
Friends also took to Facebook to express their sorrow and were still coming to grips last night with the sudden, unexplainable and tragic news.
"Can't stop tearing up thinking I won't get the chance to tell you how much I love you and how very special you are to me - preying (sic) this horrid news is wrong," one friend, Kane, wrote in a tribute.
Another said: "I can't believe. Someone would hurt you Kate malonyay you were so sweet and a beautiful sole xxrest in peace.”

April 21, 2013

Cameroon Abuse on Homosexuals by Arrest and Then Prosecution

Cameroon prosecutes people for consensual same-sex conduct more aggressively than almost any country in the world, four human rights organizations said in a report released today. The organizations -- Alternatives-Cameroun, Association for the Defense of Gays and Lesbians (ADEFHO), the Cameroonian Foundation for AIDS (CAMFAIDS), and Human Rights Watch -- found that at least 28 people have been prosecuted for same-sex conduct in Cameroon since 2010. Most cases are marked by grave human rights violations, including torture, forced confessions, denial of access to legal counsel, and discriminatory treatment by law enforcement and judicial officials.

March 21, 2013

“Luka" The Cannibal Collapsed in Court } Such Girl Actor!

A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools has collapsed in court today, during the second week of his preliminary hearing.
Luka Magnotta, 30, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the gruesome slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin last May. 
He is accused of killing the university student and posting a video online that shows him stabbing and having sex with the dismembered corpse.
 He held his hand over his mouth and asked the guard in his glass-enclosed defendant's box for a five-minute break.
Wearing a black sweater with colored stripes, Magnotta appeared distressed during a video evidence session this morning. The evidence is subject to a publication ban, until it is determined that there is enough evidence to go to trial. 
He stood up and collapsed on the floor just after the judge agreed to an extended lunch break.
According to Canadian Press, he was all of a sudden lying on his right side, crumpled into a fetal position, in the courtroom, still handcuffed and shackled.

'You might want to make room for an ambulance,' the Crown prosecutor, Louis Bouthillier, told the guards outside the courtroom. 'Somebody's collapsed.'
Canadian Press said Magnotta's eyes were fixed on the ground not on the screen where the, presumably gruesome, video evidence was being shown.
When he began covering his mouth, his lawyers came to check on him and 10 minutes into that segment of the hearing he asked the baliff to his side to request the break.
As well as first-degree murder, Magnotta is also facing four other charges relating to the case.
He is accused of dismembering Lin and mailing parts of his body across Canada, before leading police on an international manhunt before he was finally arrested in Germany.
Grisly: Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta (left) is accused of chopping up his boyfriend Jun Lin (right) and eating a part of his body
Grisly: Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta (left) is accused of chopping up his boyfriend Jun Lin (right) and eating a part of his body
 Lin's parents were not in the courtroom on Tuesday morning. His father has attended the preliminary hearing, which began March 11, sporadically but has not stayed in the courtroom when the most graphic evidence has been heard. 
The porn actor first appeared in court last Monday as his lawyers unsuccessfully sought to close pre-trial proceedings to the press and public.
Magnotta has observed all hearings from a glass enclosure in the packed Montreal court room. 
During the proceedings, which are expected to last another one to two weeks, prosecutors are outlining the case against 30-year-old Magnotta and seek to persuade a judge they have enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
On March 11, appearing for the first time since soon after his June arrest, Magnotta wore a white T-shirt and khaki trousers, leaning back in his chair as he listened to legal arguments.
Also in the courtroom was Diran Lin, father of victim Jun Lin, whose dismembered body parts were mailed to schools and political parties in the Canadian capital Ottawa and Vancouver in a crime that shocked Canada and gained international notoriety.
All eyes on me: A court sketch of Luka Rocco Magnotta as he appears for a preliminary hearing on March 11 in Montreal, Canada. He accused of murdering and dismembering his Chinese boyfriend  
 Magnotta is accused of first-degree murder, interfering with a dead body and other charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
Ordeal: Daran Lin, father of murder victim Jun Lin heads to court with a translator in Montreal on Monday. His son was allegedly dismembered by Magnotta and his body parts mailed to political parties and schools
'This is the worst thing a family can endure. We are empty,' the Journal de Montreal quoted Diran Lin as saying in an interview ahead of the hearing. 'We had so much hope for Jun Lin.'
Police say the video, which they believe is genuine, showed a man stabbing his victim to death before dismembering the corpse and then eating part of the body.
Lin's hands and feet were mailed in May to the offices of political parties in Ottawa and to schools in Vancouver. 
His torso was found in a pile of garbage behind Magnotta's Montreal apartment, and his head was discovered in a Montreal park in July. Lin was a student at Concordia University in Montreal.
Initial arguments revolved around an unusual defense request to exclude the public and the media, which was denied. The court imposed a publication ban on the evidence presented.
Hazardous material: A police officer carries a yellow bag with the bloody package that contains the festering foot mailed to Conservative Party headquarters last May 
Lock down: Luka Rocco Magnotta is returned under arrest to Canada after going on the run through France and Germany  

March 19, 2013

Young Guy Robed and Raped in Manchester City Center

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RAPE: Man attacked on busy road
A young man was threatened, robbed and then raped in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 21-year-old victim was walking home along Spear Street near Piccadilly at around 3am when a man threatened him with a bottle, demanding his mobile phone and cash, which the victim handed over.
The man was then raped by the offender in the busy area, leading police to urge any potential witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Damian Simpson said: "This young man has been left devastated by this attack.

"The city was very busy at this time with revellers trying to get home, so I would urge anyone who may have seen this incident, or who may have seen anything suspicious to call us.

"We have launched a thorough investigation into this incident and have made it a priority to find the man responsible for this attack.”
The attacker is described as white, 5ft7in tall, in his mid-30s and had a shaved head.
He was wearing a dark coat, dark jeans and dirty white trainers and spoke with a local accent.
Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.

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