Friday, December 17, 2010

Medeshi Allvoices News Articles Dec17

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  • WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:36:34 -0800
    Wikileaks cables have released its latest report on the abuse and torture by Indian forces agianst the prisoners and the people of Kashmir. The leaks reveal that beatings and electric shocks were inflicted on hundreds of civilians detained in Kashmir...
  • Somali troops seize truck carrying weapons for Al-Shabab

    Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 12:33:54 -0800
    Somali government troops have detained a military truck carrying weapons to al-Shabab militia stationed on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Ahmed Yare , a government official said on Friday that the government soldiers seized a vehicle at a first checkpoint in...
  • Somalia News Update : Dec .17, 2010

    Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:46:11 -0800
    Somalia News update : Dec .17, 2010 - Critical Threats. The Associated Press reports that Somalia is considering permitting Saracen International, a private security company, to train a 1,000-man anti-piracy force in Mogadishu. Somali Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur said that...
  • 20 killed amid Ivory Coast standoff

    Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:07:45 -0800
    Alassane Ouattara's supporters wanted to march on the headquarters of state television -- controlled by incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo. The recent election is claimed by many as being rigged and foriegn supported. Ouattara and Gbagbo have both claimed victory in...
  • Somalia : Brother of Uganda president training Militia in Puntland

    Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:32:24 -0800
    The East African news site has reported that the brother of President Yoweri Museveni nicknamed Salim Saleh is undertaking the training of Militia in Puntalnd . Mr Saleh whose real name is Gen Caleb Akandwanaho is a senior advisor to...
  • Somalia Security Update Dec. 16, 2010

    Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:24:28 -0800
    Somalia Security Update Dec. 16, 2010 - Critical Threats . Al Shabaab released two separate communiqu├ęs on jihadist forums on December 13, 2010. The first statement describes al Shabaab’s raid on the AMISOM base along Makka al Mukarama Street. Al...
  • London : Wikileaks founder Julian Assange freed on bail

    Posted: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:13:42 -0800
    A court in London granted on Thursday a bail to Julian Assange on the surety of £240, 000. But he will spend one more night in prison pending payment of bail money by his sponsors. Assange was freed today by...
  • Accused German National Gunter Bischoss to be smuggled out of Somaliland

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:38:05 -0800
    Reliable local sources have confirmed that the accused German national Mr.Gunter Bischoss may be smuggled out thru Berbera airport any time soon to save his life from capital punishment . ( http://hadhwanaag.com/detail.asp?id=25280 ) Gunter Bischoss who is accused of making...
  • 41 dead as suicide attack hits Iran mosque

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:43:48 -0800
    At least 41 people were killed as a result of suicide attack in a mosque in Iran on Wednesday. Jandullah militia group have claimed responsibility of the bombing. The group, also known as Soldiers of God, said Wednesday's attack had...
  • Australia : 27 die in asylum boat accident

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 13:14:14 -0800
    At least 27 people are dead among them children and women and 43 injured after the boat carrying them capsized on the Greek of Christmas Island. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service said in a statement on Wednesday that...
  • Somalia : Hizb Al Islam lost villages and a town to Al Shabaab in the south

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:20:54 -0800
    Al Shabaab militants took over the village of Toratorow in the Lower Shabelle region from Hizb al Islam. Reportedly, Hizb al Islam militants had deserted the town overnight. Local residents report that al Shabaab also has control over Furuqley, Farsooley,...
  • Somalia Security Review Dec . 15 , 2010.

    Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:15:09 -0800
    Somalia Security Review Dec . 15 , 2010 - Critical Threats. Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) issued a statement clarifying that the government has not suspended the work of any humanitarian agencies and renewing a call for opposition...
  • Petition : Free Sakineh Ashtiani from Tabriz prison in Iran

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:29:08 -0800
    Target: The Iranian government, UK , USA , Iraq and Human rights groups Sponsored by: Medeshi Calls by Amnesty International : Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, is held on death row in Tabriz Prison, north-west Iran. Following...
  • Iran: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani remains at risk of execution

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:10:51 -0800
    Calls by Amnesty International : Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, is held on death row in Tabriz Prison, north-west Iran. Following international protests, in July the Iranian embassy in London announced that she would not be stoned...
  • California : A women who was loading a toddler into vehicle is killed in a shoot out

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:14:48 -0800
    Sacramento : A mother who was loading her toddler into a car was killed today and five others injured in a shoot out in California . The shooting started in a barber shop and some of the involved were in...
  • Somalia: Al Shabaab amputate the hand of a teenager

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:34:34 -0800
    Diinsoor — Al shabaab militants amputated the hand of a young Somali boy on Tuesday after charging him with theft, local sites have reported The act took place in Diinsoor district in Bay region of southern Somalia and was attended...
  • Wikileaks founder Assange granted bail

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:46:32 -0800
    A court in London granted on Tuesday a bail to Julian Assange on the surety of £240, 000. But he will remain in custody until an appeal is heard. The appeal will be heard at a high court within 48...
  • Somalia : Al Shabab stone a man to death for rape

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:10:52 -0800
    Al Shabaab issued a statement that reported the group’s public stoning to death of an alleged rapist in Berdaale in Bay region in southern Somalia on December 10. The statement says that the 30-year-old man, Adam Isaac Adam, raped a...
  • Somalia Security Brief Dec 14, 2010

    Posted: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:07:12 -0800
    Somalia Security Brief Dec 14, 2010 - Critical Threats Al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamed Rage, also known as Ali Dhere, refuted claims that five al Shabaab militants surrendered to the Ahlu Sunna wa al Jama’a administration in the Galgudud...
  • Richard Holbrooke dies at the age of 69

    Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:33:10 -0800
    U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke died today after a heart surgery. He recently underwent operations to repair a tear in his aorta, the large artery that moves blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke...


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