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Former officials in Jordan arrested for ‘security reasons’

Former officials in Jordan arrested for ‘security reasons’

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April 3 (UPI) -- Security officials arrested former officials in Jordan Saturday for "security reasons." Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a former royal envoy, Basem Ibrahim Awadallah, a former Royal Hashemite Court chief, were arrested, along with others, an unnamed security source told Petra state news agency. Advertisement The arrest operation was made after close security follow-up, the source added. Up to 20 officials, including close associates of Prince Hamzah, civilian and military figures have also been arrested, Gulf News reported. Major General Usef Ahmed Al-Huneiti denied allegations reported about the arrest of Prince Hamzah, a former crown prince, in a separate statement to Petra Saturday. Al-Huneiti added investigations are ongoing and "no one is above the law," in the statement. ...
Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

Alabama Shakes drummer Steven Johnson arrested on child abuse charges

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Getty ImagesSteven Johnson, the drummer for Grammy award-winning US rock band Alabama Shakes, has been arrested on child abuse charges.Johnson was taken into custody at Alabama's Limestone County Jail on Wednesday, news outlets report.A grand jury indicted him on charges of wilful torture, abuse and cruelly beating or otherwise wilfully maltreating a child.Bond is set at $ 21,500 (£15,580) with an arraignment date set for 7 April.Johnson, 35, previously pleaded guilty in March last year to violating a domestic violence protection order in Limestone County. He received a suspended sentence of a year in jail, with 24 months on probation.Alabama Shakes have been on hiatus since 2018. The roots-rock revivalists won a host of Grammys for their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and its 2015 fo...
Former Masters winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil

Former Masters winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Federal police arrested two-time major championship winner Angel Cabrera on Friday in Brazil after he was wanted for alleged crimes he commited in Argentina. Sources told CNN, Argentina's Clarin and Brazil's G1 of the arrest Friday. Cabrera will be held in Brazil until he can be extradited to Argentina to face charges for the crimes, which he allegedly committed from 2016 through 2020. Advertisement He faces charges of assault, theft, illegal intimidation and disrespect to authorities, which stem from separate alleged incidents. His arrest took place in Leblon, just south of Rio de Janeiro. Cabrera's attorney, Miguel Gavier, told CNN that his client denies the charges. "He is innocent in both cases and expects to be absolved based on the evidence that has been gathered," ...
Jacob Blake: Teenager arrested over Wisconsin protesters’ deaths

Jacob Blake: Teenager arrested over Wisconsin protesters’ deaths

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Media playback is unsupported on your device More reinforcements are being sent to the US city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, following unrest sparked by the police shooting of a black man.Jacob Blake, 29, was shot and injured by police on Sunday as he leaned into his car and as his children watched.Protests since then have turned violent, with two people killed and one injured on Tuesday night. A 17-year-old youth has been arrested.Mr Blake is recovering in hospital and is conscious, his family say.But his lawyers say it will take "a miracle" for him to walk again. The protests over Mr Blake's shooting have at times turned violent, causing damage to property.Tuesday night's incident was believed to have involved protesters against Mr Blake's shooting and armed me...
Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian arrested for working with women

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian arrested for working with women

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Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian says he is facing trial on charges of aiding women to sing and dance.The 30-year-old, who has already been imprisoned twice on charges relating to his music, says he was arrested two weeks ago over his latest project.The album, featuring music from across the Middle East, will include female singers - who are banned in Iran.Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment,"This regime wants to stifle my voice," Rajabian told the BBC. "They insist that I stop playing music."The musician, who is based in Sari in northern Iran, says he was summoned by the security police on 10 August, who arrested him and took him to court.He says the arrest came ...