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national / crime and justice / other press Saturday October 22, 2011 23:06 by An Puc ar Buile
What baffles me about the current controversies over undercover policing in Britain is that what would be considered a serious breach of policing ethics over there would be considered mild in terms of British policing over here. Two stories came together this week to illustrate the point: allegations that an undercover cop in Reclaim the Streets organisations lied in court to protect his identity coincided with far more serious allegations regarding collusion on Monday's BBC Spotlight. All the while, politicians who ignore what the RUC did in the North are still asking Gerry Adams to condemn (again) the killing of Garda Gerry McCabe; they seem to think there were only a handful of victims in the conflict and they were all killed by the IRA. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 00:43 by William Gomes
The impulsive conviction of Nasser Abul by the local court breach Kuwait’s international obligation to uphold freedom of expression as guaranteed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Kuwait is a state party. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Saturday September 24, 2011 16:59 by concerned
In a report from the WSWS site, they describe how the broadcasting media have been forced by the UK govt. to hand over 100s of hours of unbroadcast footage of the riots to the police.

This is yet another serious erosion of checks and balances in the system and reflects both the paranoia and vindictivness of the system.

Whilst the mainstream media are generally to be trusted anyhow especially when it comes to social justice and matters relating to maintaining the system, they rightly see that this is a threat to themselves. read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 20, 2011 16:18 by PurpleHorizon   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 20, 2011 21:59)
I recently witnessed a attack on a young lady ,who was walking home from a nightout.My friends intervened and she was perfectly fine,but it let me thinking what would I have done if I had witnessed the attack on my own! read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Monday September 19, 2011 15:58 by Support Network, Buenos Aires
We never forget our imprisoned comrades. We don’t mystify our respect for them but neither are we indifferent to their everyday experience. Solidarity is not, as has been demonstrated on several occasions, just a beautiful word or a slogan, but a practice inseparable from our struggle. This can be expressed in many diverse ways, and there are moments when an idea takes shape with forcefulness and continuity. Given the delicate situation (in court and in prison) that faces our comrades Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, and Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, who are currently held captive in prisons of the Chilean state, several individuals from Buenos Aires have decided to form a new support network in order to provide updates and disseminate information about their situation, as well as hopefully assisting in their return to the streets. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday September 05, 2011 09:13 by PrisonReporter
In 1981, the wishes of hunger strikers, including IRA prisoner Bobby Sands MP, were respected and doctors supervised political death-fasts in Occupied Ireland by political prisoners demanding their international rights as Irish POWs refused by Margaret Thatcher. However Marian Price and her sister Dolours Price were on hunger strike for 200 days while their comrades Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died, which Marian described as follows: read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday August 26, 2011 00:04 by Fritz Watson   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 10, 2011 08:08)
He called aggressive war "the greatest menace of our times." International law defines crimes against peace as "planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing." All US post-WW II wars fall under this definition. ........
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international / crime and justice / other press Wednesday August 24, 2011 23:51 by No. 35   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 25, 2011 07:51)
According to an article in the Daily Mail the Allied Irish Bank gave "loans, guarantees and lines of credit" to the catholic church to enable them to pay more than $400m of compensation to victims of sexual abuse by catholic priests. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday July 23, 2011 20:29 by Captain america
Forget so-called conspiracy theories. Instead look at reality. Dare ask yourselves who actually seems to have benefited from the 9-11 calamity. In light of the debt ceiling debates and continuous politics as usual of Washington D.C., it is time for the American people and individual states of this federation to look at a troubling set of facts. There seems to have been “several” beneficiaries of 9-11 that don’t exactly fit the story line we were constantly fed by the propaganda machine and mainstream media as to how to connect the dots (which we were rhetorically asked to do). read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday July 21, 2011 12:59 by Bob
Early Thursday morning at 3am Mayo County Council illegally removed a caravan from private property in Aughoose, opposite Shell's temporary compound. People from the Rossport Solidarity Camp were woken by the noise and ran down to the road in pyjamas to find their caravan being loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The gardaí present said to "take it up with the County Council" if there was a problem. When questioned as to why they were doing it at 3am if the removal of the caravan was lawful, there was no response. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Friday July 08, 2011 12:12 by Justin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - friday july 15, 2011 22:36)
Thirty one prosecutions of an innocent man, followed by perjury, cover up, scandalous conduct by judges, barristers, solicitors, Courts Service and DPP's office, assaults by Gardaí etc - there was a long story to tell about the shameless judicial system in Ireland outside our Houses of Parliament two days ago.

This story is one that could also come under the Rights and Freedom heading as well as under "Crime and Justice". Kevin Tracey has been the victim of criminal behaviour but he has also been deprived of his human rights and of freedom to live a normal life with his family in peace. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / event notice Wednesday July 06, 2011 00:39 by Human rights
Kevin will sit outside the gates of Leinster House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday July 05, 2011 23:36 by Kevin Tracey


INNOCENT ON ALL CHARGES BUT DENIED THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE THE WRONGDOERS BEFORE A JUDGE AND jURY

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international / crime and justice / other press Monday July 04, 2011 23:59 by Nortsider   text 3 comments (last - friday july 08, 2011 12:15)
In March 2002, while police were investigating the disappearance of thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Millie Dowler, the "News Of The World" hacked into Millie's phone messages with the help of its own full-time private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Monday June 27, 2011 03:20 by Skippy
It has now been revealed that the order of nuns who ran the notorious Magdalene laundry in Drumcondra were receiving thousands of pounds through wills and legacies during the period while hundreds of women and young girls were forced to work six days a week for no pay and no pension.
On a number of occasions they had radio appeals made on their behalf by several priests. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Monday June 13, 2011 02:15 by Gavin R. Putland   text 17 comments (last - friday august 12, 2011 08:51)
The reversal of the onus of proof in drug-possession cases is incompatible with the rule of law and is therefore unconstitutional in all jurisdictions. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / event notice Thursday April 21, 2011 09:14 by Sean   text 2 comments (last - friday april 22, 2011 16:30)
A.C.C.A.I. have been holding protests at the Pro-Cathedral since the 'Footwashing' stunt by the catholic church as a PR stunt in trying to bring an end to their involvement in the decades of abuse they carried out on children. This year is dedicated to and in memory of Christy Smith who died at the hands of Church and State.

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mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday April 14, 2011 13:25 by shell out   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 16, 2011 13:51)
150 IRMS security guards are to be posted in Enniscrone and travel daily to Ballinaboy read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Friday March 25, 2011 23:55 by Atlantis   text 2 comments (last - monday march 28, 2011 12:34)
Shatter condemns criticisms of judiciary in wake of tribunal

The Justice Minister Alan Shatter has hit out at what he has called "intemperate attacks" on the judiciary. Alan Shatter's released a statement this evening, condemning a number of comments made in the wake of the Moriarty report published earlier this week, which he said were "intended to bring the judiciary into disrepute and to undermine public confidence in the administration of justice." Minister Shatter said the statements which he claimed " endanger public confidence" in the judiciary and the courts, are "entirely unacceptable and are to be deplored".

Both former Minister Michael Lowry and Businessman Denis O'Brien have been critical of Mr. Justice Michael Moriarty in the wake of the report.

Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/ireland/shatter-con...15dby read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Monday March 07, 2011 01:48 by Comrades in solidarity
On the 30/3/2011 the trial for the case of “the robbers in black” will take place in the first degree, regarding the January 2006 National bank robbery on Solonos st., central Athens, and six more bank robberies. It is the same case for which Yiannis Dimitrakis was finally sentenced, in the second degree, to 12,5 years of imprisonment. This time Simos Seisidis, who had been a fugitive for 4,5 years, is in the place of the accused. read full story / add a comment
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