2021-04-06: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). Saudi aid worker sentenced to 20 years in prison. peoplesdispatch.org It is believed that Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been convicted in connection with operating an anonymous Twitter account that was critical of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and the policies of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman…

MEE staff (2021-04-06). US denounces Saudi court sentencing of aid worker to 20 years in prison. middleeasteye.net US denounces Saudi court sentencing of aid worker to 20 years in prison | State Department warns 'freedom of expression should never be a punishable offense' after Red Crescent aid worker jailed for allegedly running anonymous social media account | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 15: 36 | Detained aid worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in addition to a subsequent two-decade travel ban (Co…

MEE correspondent (2021-04-06). Yemen: Fishermen find valuable 'whale vomit' and become rich overnight. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Fishermen find valuable 'whale vomit' and become rich overnight | Thanks to a displaced fisherman from Hodeidah, a huge chunk of precious ambergris was found in a sperm whale, bringing wealth to a whole village | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 08: 55 | Yemeni fisherman and the 120kg piece of ambergris they found in a sperm whale (social media) | Life as a fisherman in Yemen has become near-im…

RT (2021-04-06). Models from scandalous NAKED high-rise photoshoot in Dubai to be deported, authorities say. rt.com More than a dozen models and the organizer of the naked photoshoot that angered the Dubai authorities won't get six-month prison terms after all, as the Muslim emirate has decided to deport them instead. | The investigation into "the recently publicized photo shoot, which contravened UAE law" has been completed, the Dubai Media Office announced in a tweet on Tuesday. | "The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter," it said. | The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on th…

Editor2 (2021-04-06). On Palestine Children's Day, 140 Minors Held in Israeli Prisons. orinocotribune.com Marking Palestine Children's Day, the Palestine Prisoners' Club revealed that there are 140 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons, including two under administrative detention. | According to the Defence for Children International-Palestine, every year between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are prosecuted by Israel in military courts. | Until the end of March 2021, human rights groups have counted 230 Palestinian children detained by the Israeli occupation, mostly from Jerusalem. | Dylan Williams, former US Senate staffer and senior vice president of the advocacy group J Street, tweeted last month: | "H…

MEE staff (2021-04-05). Palestinian prisoner released after 35-year sentence extended over unpaid fine. middleeasteye.net Palestinian prisoner released after 35-year sentence extended over unpaid fine | Israel tacked on an additional 12 days to Rushdie Abu Mokh's sentence over an unpaid traffic fine from the 1980s | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 13: 21 | Palestinian prisoner Rushdie Abu Mokh was released from the Israeli prison of Ketziot on Monday after over three decades behind bars (Social media) | Israeli authorises released on Monday a…

MEE staff (2021-04-05). Saudi terror court sentences Red Crescent aid worker to 20 years in prison. middleeasteye.net Saudi terror court sentences Red Crescent aid worker to 20 years in prison | Abdulrahman al-Sadhan's arrest was reportedly linked to an anonymous Twitter account that voiced concerns over human rights in the kingdom | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 17: 58 | Abdulrahman al-Sadhan and his sister Areej al-Sadhan, prior to his detention (Courtesy of Areej al-Sadhan) | A Saudi terrorism court sentenced a local aid worker to 20…

RT (2021-04-05). Ukraine joining NATO would not only benefit Kiev, but would also serve to strengthen US-led bloc, country's army chief insists. rt.com Ukraine has become a 'shield' for Europe, and the troubled country's accession to NATO would bolster the organization, according to Kiev's military chief, Ruslan Homchak, who wants the state to become a full-fledged member. | In a Facebook post on Sunday, in celebration of NATO's 72nd anniversary, Lieutenant General Ruslan Homchak revealed that Ukraine would be taking part in 15 multinational exercises this year alongside member states, with the country now one of six 'Enhanced Opportunities Partners'. However, Homchak insists on the unlikely idea that Kiev would be accepted into the group as an equal. | "This…

RT (2021-04-05). Models face 6 months in Dubai jail after pics of NAKED photoshoot on high-rise balcony go viral — Russian organizer also arrested. rt.com A dozen women have been detained by Dubai police after posing for a nude photo shoot on a balcony in the center of the city on Sunday afternoon in broad daylight. According to local laws, they are facing six months behind bars.

Staff (2021-04-05). Spree of Anti-Asian Violence Has Long Roots — Including Terror in 1990s Philly. truthout.org In response to thousands of reported bias incidents, the call and budding movement to #StopAsianHate has fostered an unprecedented wave of Asian American solidarity that has quickly spread nationwide following the Atlanta-area shootings. This has been heavily driven by a collective sense of fear and outrage that anyone in the community might be the next target. Videos of Asian elders being attacked and — in extreme cases — killed by much younger men have gone viral, but so has the…

Brett Wilkins (2021-04-05). First Nations land defenders take direct action against Trans Mountain pipeline. peoplesworld.org A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned oil pipeline that is harming the climate, the environment, and First Nations peoples whose unceded lands it traverses. The pipeline protesters — self-described on social media as "accomplices" …

teleSUR (2021-04-05). China to Donate 150,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to El Salvador. telesurenglish.net China's Ambassador to El Salvador Ou Jianhong Sunday confirmed that her country will donate 150,000 Sinovac vaccines to this Latin American nation. | RELATED: | "China seeks to support El Salvador in its fight against the pandemic as it aims to protect the people's health," Jianhong tweeted and informed that the donation will arrive on Tuesday night. | The 150,000 doses, which are in addition to the 2 million Sinovac…

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2021-04-05: News Headlines

Brett Wilkins (2021-04-05). First Nations land defenders take direct action against Trans Mountain pipeline. peoplesworld.org A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned oil pipeline that is harming the climate, the environment, and First Nations peoples whose unceded lands it traverses. The pipeline protesters — self-described on social media as "accomplices" …

MEE staff (2021-04-05). Palestinian prisoner released after 35-year sentence extended over unpaid fine. middleeasteye.net Palestinian prisoner released after 35-year sentence extended over unpaid fine | Israel tacked on an additional 12 days to Rushdie Abu Mokh's sentence over an unpaid traffic fine from the 1980s | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 13: 21 | Palestinian prisoner Rushdie Abu Mokh was released from the Israeli prison of Ketziot on Monday after over three decades behind bars (Social media) | Israeli authorises released on Monday a…

MEE staff (2021-04-05). Saudi terror court sentences Red Crescent aid worker to 20 years in prison. middleeasteye.net Saudi terror court sentences Red Crescent aid worker to 20 years in prison | Abdulrahman al-Sadhan's arrest was reportedly linked to an anonymous Twitter account that voiced concerns over human rights in the kingdom | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 17: 58 | Abdulrahman al-Sadhan and his sister Areej al-Sadhan, prior to his detention (Courtesy of Areej al-Sadhan) | A Saudi terrorism court sentenced a local aid worker to 20…

teleSUR (2021-04-05). China to Donate 150,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to El Salvador. telesurenglish.net China's Ambassador to El Salvador Ou Jianhong Sunday confirmed that her country will donate 150,000 Sinovac vaccines to this Latin American nation. | RELATED: | "China seeks to support El Salvador in its fight against the pandemic as it aims to protect the people's health," Jianhong tweeted and informed that the donation will arrive on Tuesday night. | The 150,000 doses, which are in addition to the 2 million Sinovac…

Staff (2021-04-05). Spree of Anti-Asian Violence Has Long Roots — Including Terror in 1990s Philly. truthout.org In response to thousands of reported bias incidents, the call and budding movement to #StopAsianHate has fostered an unprecedented wave of Asian American solidarity that has quickly spread nationwide following the Atlanta-area shootings. This has been heavily driven by a collective sense of fear and outrage that anyone in the community might be the next target. Videos of Asian elders being attacked and — in extreme cases — killed by much younger men have gone viral, but so has the…

samidoun (2021-04-04). 9 April, Online Event — Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression. samidoun.net Friday, 9 April 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Online Event — register on Zoom: bit.ly/eventpalestine Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/888749421970140 Join Samidoun for a webinar bringing together organizers from France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Canada to discuss efforts to repress the Palestinian and Palestine solidarity movements — and the fightback against repression and for liberation! REGISTER TO JOIN: bit.ly/eventpalestine English/French translation will be provided! SPEAKERS: Charlotte Kates, international coordin…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-04). Developed A Safe And Cheap Technology Of Disinfection Of Packed Eggs. eurasiareview.com Russian researchers have developed an inexpensive, safe, and reliable packed eggs surface disinfection technology. This technology helps to kill bacteria, including salmonella, on eggshells. Also, it allows growing broiler chickens with strong immunity to viral diseases. Packed eggs are disinfected with 50 nanoseconds (one billionth of a second) electron beam. Disinfection takes place in plastic containers. The description of the technology was published in Food and Bioproducts Processing. | "Disinfection of the packed eggs protects eggs from subsequent contamination during storage", said Sergey Sokovnin, a pr…

orinocotribune (2021-04-04). Caracas' Cota 905: Reports of Tense Calm on Saturday. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 3, a lieutenant of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained an adolescent allegedly committing an act of robbery in an area adjacent to Cota 905 neighborhood in Caracas. Crime reporter Román Camacho wrote this on his Twitter account where he was reporting on recent events in the region. | Subsequently, a group of GNB agents went to the National Guard Polyclinic, located in El Paraíso (near Cota 905), where earlier the lieutenant had detained the adolescent, possibly a member of a gang that operates in that sector. According to Román Camacho, the officials would be on watch around the said c…

orinocotribune (2021-04-04). Jorge Arreaza: Iván Duque is Not Used to Reading but to Lying. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, April 3, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Montserrat advised Colombian president Iván Duque to stop lying about the so-called "Cartel of the Suns" (Cartel de los Soles). He recommended that someone read to him about the rigorous investigation which has revealed that the United States and his own government supported and publicized that lie based on an unprecedented media plot. | "It is known that Iván Duque is not used to reading, but he is used to lying," Arreaza wrote on his Twitter account, @jaarreaza. "Perhaps someone can read to him this rigorous work by a Spanish researcher, wh…

Mohammad Ersan (2021-04-04). Jordan: Citizens in the dark after alleged coup attempt. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Citizens in the dark after alleged coup attempt | With rumours swirling on social media, many Jordanians are unsure what to make of a wave of arrests on Saturday | Sun, 04/04/2021 – 12: 50 | A Jordanian street vendor reads a local newspaper with the headline "Army: No-one is above the law" in the capital Amman on 4 April 2021 (AFP) | Jordanians have been left with many questions but few…

RT (2021-04-04). 'Gestapo out!' WATCH Canadian cops chased out by enraged pastor after reportedly trying to stop Passover prayer. rt.com A controversial Canadian pastor has reported that he forced out six police officers, who are said to have tried to stop an Easter service due to Covid-19 restrictions, by repeatedly screaming "Out of this property" at them. | A video of the encounter spreading on social media shows the officers being confronted by a man who is obviously unhappy to see them. "Please, get…

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