Monthly Archives: February 2013
SCMP says in its report today titled “Graft-fighters’ suicides linked to pressure of Xi’s corruption crackdown”, “A spate of recent suicides by local anti-graft and judiciary officials may be linked to a sweeping crackdown on corruption launched by new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping, analysts say.”
Before Xi Jinping’s blitz against corruption, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) said a lot about the threat of corruption to its survival, and had made great efforts against corruption, but corruption had grown from bad to worse, because there had been no real battle against corruption.
Now the CCP has a new leader who has won the support of all powerful elders and who emphasises “Making empty talk is harmful to the nation, while doing practical jobs can help it thrive.”
Xi’s thundering actions in closing all the black jails established by local governments to detain petitioners and informers, and set…
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English.news.cn 2013-02-25 03:26:50
RAMALLAH, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — Palestinian Minister of Prisoners Affairs Eissa Qaraqe’ said on Sunday that autopsy revealed that Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat died of torture.
“Traces of severe torture appeared on Jaradat’s body: neck, face and backbone,” Qaraqe’ told reporters in a news conference held in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Jaradat, 30, died in an Israeli prison on Saturday after he was detained in one of the almost-daily Israeli army raids in the West Bank since less than a week.
Initial Israeli media reports cited sources suggesting that Jaradat died of a heart attack. Qaraeq’ denied this claims, describing it ad “untrue Israeli claim.”
“There was no signs of a heart attack or stroke,” Qaraqe’ said.
Jaradat Was Tortured To Death in Israeli Prison, Autopsy Concludes
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Published on Feb 23, 2013
NYC to Round Up Mentally Ill Before They Commit Crimes
Written by Raven Clabough
In its latest Big Brother endeavor, New York City has begun a program to round up the city’s mentally ill and ensure they are taking their court-ordered medications. The New York Postreports that police will be armed with a list of the most-wanted mentally ill and a tracking system, and will force those deemed ill to go to a hospital.
The new policy comes as a result of two recent subway deaths in which the victims were pushed onto the train tracks by mentally ill suspects.
“After the Queens subway attack, the [city] decided to take a proactive approach to track down the most dangerous mental-health patients that currently have mental-hygiene warrants” out for them, one law enforcement official said in the Post report.
The first incident…
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