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From 1973 to 1988, Verdery, an anthropologist, spent a total of nearly four years conducting field research in Nicolae Ceausescu's Romania. Over that time, Romania's security service amassed an impressive file on her, totaling 2,781 pages in eight volumes. She got ahold of it in 2008 and has spent much ...
Indigenous Australian children are 18 times more likely to be placed on a secret police blacklist than non-Indigenous children, analysis of new data by the Greens has revealed. Last year the Youth Justice Coalition – an alliance of peak legal and not-for-profit organisations that work towards youth justice ...

What's your opinion on this article? war-against-black-activists_04-24-2018.jpg. A protester rides his bike in front of a police line in Baltimore, April 27, 2015. WASHINGTON—Since 2014, the federal government and instruments of the state have been spying on Black activists who've been engaged in a ...
UK told to hand over secret police torture report. Lawyers say the government has two weeks to deliver dossier on intelligence officer's alleged role in abduction of Libyan dissident ...
Watch Municipal Clerk Rick Cuttrell discuss releasing the secret report made about claims of sexual harassment and racial discrimination on the Neptune Police Department Austin Bogues. 636589074770772900-Township-committee.jpg. The Neptune Township Committee voted to release the so-called ...
Cairo governor Atef Abdel Hamid announced in a statement that across each of Cairo's neighborhoods, local authorities and security authorities have made significant preparations to ensure security at public parks for Sham el-Nessim, adding that secret police agents have been distributed to parks to arrest ...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – In the summer of 2013, the agency that oversees Louisville International Airport announced it was hiring a new public safety director. James Sohan would be in charge of the airport's police, firefighters and medical response teams. A four-paragraph press release listed Sohan's ...
The tale told by "The Death of Stalin" is not of Khruschev as a crude and overweight buffoon but rather as the blunderer who saved Russia from Beria, the sadistic and cruel monstrosity who was Stalin's secret police enforcer (not to mention a rapist and murderer). He was also the opportunist who deeply ...
Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has dismissed the interior minister and the secret-service chief after the arrest and deportation to Turkey of six Turkish nationals a day earlier. In an official statement, Haradinaj said the director of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, Driton Gashi, and Interior Minister ...
About a week after he arrived, according to his interview with the Holocaust museum, the Gestapo, or the German secret police, pulled him in for a special interrogation. Somehow, they knew who he was; where he was born and where he grew up. They taunted him about being deported because his ...
Too many bombs and he might end up on one of secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria's lists for arrest, torture, and execution. Stalin himself collapses while guffawing at a piece of hate mail sent by a pianist whose family and friends were lost to his purges. This is his last episode of sadistic laughter. He lies in a ...
POLICE used a secret tracking device to catch a woman who lit fires in rural Victoria under the cover of night. Julie Thumpston, 53, waited until it was dark before using a lighter, matches and pieces of paper to ignite 14 blazes near roads at Tatura and Mooroopna in 2014 and 2015. The Benalla woman ...
news. — Mark Fazlollah. Meek Mill's arresting officer earlier stole cash and lied: secret police report. Updated: March 21, 2018 — 3:46 PM EDT. 535Share; Tweet; Tumblr; Email; Comment; REPRINTS ...
SAN FRANCISCO (IANS) – A team of “secret police” led by senior employee Sonya Ahuja has reportedly been deployed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to catch and punish information leakers at his company. According to a report in The Guardian, an unnamed employee was called to a meeting in ...
But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg's secret police.” The public image of Silicon Valley's tech giants is all colourful bicycles, ping-pong tables, beanbags and free food, but behind the cartoonish facade is a ruthless code of secrecy.
An unnamed employee said he was called into a meeting last year under the guise of a promotion and found himself in front of Facebook's investigative team armed with proof he'd been leaking to the press. The investigative team had records of screenshots the employee had taken and links he had visited ...
According to a secret police report seen by the Rheinische Post (RP) and the Westdeutsche Allgemeine, the man put a hood over the woman's head before strangling her and forcing her to the ground. He then ordered her to take off all her clothes before raping her several times. Police were able to arrest a ...

But some, including Girbovan, say the collusion between the SRI and key oversight bodies goes beyond even the sweeping powers of Ceausescu's despised secret police. “During the Communist era, the Securitate had a limited area of crimes, under the law, the ones related to national security. Through ...
Gingrich compares FBI raid of Trump lawyer to Nazi secret police. By Rebecca Savransky - 04/12/18 08:58 AM EDT 3. 5,325. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Google+ Google+. inShare ...
We are not abandoning the inquiry. We are desperate to participate, but it must be thorough and credible, write the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance, an alliance of people spied on by Britain's secret police. There were astonishing scenes at the Undercover Policing Inquiry on Wednesday when ...
Few things in South Africa are more visible and yet more secretive than the country's VIP Protection Services. They are seen everywhere, but who they are, how they operate, how much they cost and what outcomes they are responsible for, generally remain a mystery.
Ukrainian commander says man found in burnt out car was 'tortured and murdered' by Russian secret police. Authorities said they are keeping ... Investigators are looking into allegations that a man found dead in a burnt-out car was murdered by the Russian secret police. The remains found in the vehicle ...
Femi Falana, lawyer to Sheikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has revealed how the State Security Service (SSS) deceived the cleric's followers with his appearance at a press conference on Saturday. Speaking exclusively with SaharaReporters, Mr. Falana said the ...
... of members of the Kurdish community in Sydney and their supporters was held in Sydney on January 8 to demand justice for Sakine Cansız, Leyla Şaylemez and Fidan Doğan, three Kurdish women activists who were assassinated in Paris five years ago by a suspected agent of the Turkish secret police.
In the former Soviet Union, mention of the word "chekist" could make the hair on some people's necks stand up. Now, a pair of barbers in the Belarusian capital are hoping that same term -- for secret policemen with a reputation for brutal oppression -- might actually attract a new generation to get their hair ...
... ( December 22, 2017, Moscow, Sri Lanka Guardian) Vladimir Putin's Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin's political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov ...
On Dec. 20, the Russian government proudly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Cheka, the Soviet secret police. In his official message of congratulations to "officers and veterans" of the security services, President Vladimir Putin urged them to "honor the traditions and the legacy of their ...
Vladimir Putin's Kremlin may have been reticent to celebrate the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but it had no qualms about celebrating a hundred years since the founding of the Cheka, Lenin's political police, on Dec. 20. Alexander Bortnikov, head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and a ...
The Soviet Union's initial secret-police force, the Cheka, unleashed a wave of executions and torture in the years right after the revolution of 1917 that became known as the Red Terror. Given that brutal and bloody past, the centenary of its founding might seem like the perfect time to remember its victims.
Russian-born British master spy Sidney Reilly, who outwitted the Cheka in 1917. Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in 1918. Although Reilly's conspiracy was accidentally thwarted by the secret police, it provided the Cheka with a justification for existence, a chance to terrorise the population and ...
Activists allowed to see their secret police files after Slobodan Milosevic was ousted say that because secrecy was quickly reimposed, suspicions remain that the intelligence service still plays a political role in Serbia. Maja Zivanovic BIRN Belgrade. “We are far from having civilian control over the security ...
A Chilean judge on Wednesday handed down sentences to three members of General Augusto Pinochet's secret police for the assassination of Miguel Enriquez, the former head of Chile's Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR). Enriquez was gunned down outside an MIR safe-house in a working-class ...
... Stalin: Father of a Nation—say it all. There is even a new popular literature attempting to justify the actions of Viktor Abakumov, Lavrenty Beria, and other odious leaders of Stalin's secret police. The monsters of Stalin's era are coming back from the dead. And some of Russia's leaders, including President ...
Police first found the message, “Kill the Zionist slaves secret society, secret police extortionists” in large white letters on North Ripley Street directly in front of the station just after midnight on Dec. 31. Five other messages saying, “All slavers die here” were found painted in three areas around the state ...
Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America's secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end ...
In the past few days, some on Fox News have invoked the KGB and “secret police” in denouncing the FBI, and MSNBC's Ari Melber noticed a lot of this “noise” today. With more conservative media figures amping up criticism of Robert Mueller, Melber took a note of the “noise” and said it's “getting louder.”.
A Fox News legal commentator argued the FBI has become the new KGB, the Soviet-era secret police, during a segment of Hannity. Here's the exchange between Gregg Jarrett and the show's host, Sean Hannity, during the Dec. 6, 2017, edition: Jarrett: "I think we now know that the (Robert) Mueller ...
“True is what happens,” says a member of the Soviet secret police. “False is what does not happen.” So where does this new play by Rajiv Joseph belong? Based on historical fact and literary invention, it spans 90 years, from the writer Isaac Babel's adventures in the Red Cavalry in 1920 to a fatal plane ...
In Bangladesh there is a real danger that you will be kidnapped by the secret police, and then, to use a chilling word, “disappeared.” That is what has happened to the Lincoln's Inn barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem, a Bangladeshi national but a member of the Bar of England and Wales, whose only crime ...
The CN&R first wrote about Armed Guard Private Protection four years ago (see “Private security,” Newslines, Oct. 31, 2013). A lot was happening at that time. Signs of the effects of the Great Recession were everywhere—particularly obvious was an increase in the local homeless population.
Macedonia's secret police, UBK, will no longer have unchecked powers to place people under surveillance, under a set of bills that form part of EU-recommended reforms of the security sector. A set of government proposed bills in Macedonia, aimed at improving civilian control over the security services, ...
Kingsley Amis, arguably the finest British novelist of the second half of the 20th century, was under secret police surveillance, his MI5 (British Security Service) file reveals. The file has just been released by the National Archives in West London. The dominant figure of post-war British writing, a pioneer of the ...
The former head of Nigeria's secret police Ekpenyong Ita stands indicted, the country's anti-graft chief said on Wednesday. Ekpenyong Ita will face a corruption trial along with Ayo Oke, the former head of the National Intelligence Agency. “We have concrete evidence to prosecute these former officials for ...
The simmering interagency war between the anti-graft agency, EFCC, on the one hand, and the State Security Service, SSS, and the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, burst into the open early Tuesday morning when a combined team of EFCC officials and police officers attempted to arrest the former ...
Lawyers abhor NSW secret police plan. A group of Australian human rights lawyers have criticised a "secretive" NSW Police program that targets children - even if they haven't committed a crime. Australian Associated PressNovember 6, 20173:16pm. Australian human rights lawyers are scathing of a NSW ...
This week's release of ASIO's Annual Report has done nothing to allay its many critics, some of whom describe ASIO as a parallel secret police ...
Prague, Oct 12 (CTK) - Thursday's verdict of the Slovak Constitutional Court cancelling the previous court decisions that Andrej Babis, leader of ...
... that the man who hopes to be the Czech Republic's next prime minister collaborated with the Czechoslovak communist-era secret police.
Police are asking for help identifying suspects who allegedly grabbed 81 items and didn't pay. By Margo Sullivan (Patch Staff) - Updated Oct 11 ...
... police in the last decade died while attacking officers, with many committing "suicide by cop," a review of once-secret police records show.


 

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