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Anti-virus software creator John McAfee ‘detained at airport’ over fraud charges

Anti-virus software creator John McAfee ‘detained at airport’ over fraud charges

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Anti-virus software creator John McAfee has been detained at a Spanish airport after being indicted in the US on fraud charges, according to the Reuters news agency.McAfee, who designed software of the same name, was reportedly arrested in Barcelona on Saturday while boarding a flight to Istanbul using a British passport. Reuters says he has now been moved to Madrid, where he will face an extradition process to the US. Image: McAfee is behind the anti-virus software of the same name Prosecutors in the US have unsealed an indictment against the software mogul over charges that he wilfully failed to file tax returns, and that he evaded taxes.McAfee, 75, is a famous libertarian who believes that tax is wrong and has in the past boasted o...
Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

World
Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women's protest march demanding the authoritarian president's resignationBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 19, 2020, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKYIV, Ukraine -- Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.More than 2,000 women took part in the march in Minsk. Such anti-government marches have become a regular feature of the unprecedented wave of large, persistent protests that began after the Aug. 9 presidential election. Officials said President A
Another leading opposition activist detained in Belarus

Another leading opposition activist detained in Belarus

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Belarusian authorities have detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander LukashenkoBy YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 9, 2020, 10:13 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKYIV, Ukraine -- Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving methodically to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.Lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with the country's leader of 26 years on a transition of power, was taken out of the council's office by unidentified people
Lebanese soldiers detained for slapping, pushing doctor

Lebanese soldiers detained for slapping, pushing doctor

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Lebanon's army says it's detained two soldiers caught on camera slapping a doctor and pushing him into a corner inside an emergency room at the hospital in the country's northern city of TripoliBy SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressMay 20, 2020, 10:16 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIRUT -- The Lebanese military has arrested two soldiers caught on camera slapping and pushing a doctor in an emergency ward at a hospital in the northern city of Tripoli, the army said Wednesday. The video, widely circulated online, caused an uproar — particularly as the nation’s health sector struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The closed-circuit TV footage from the hospital shows a group of armed soldiers cornering a doctor in scrubs in the corridors of
Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

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A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC.Listing the personal details of more than 3,000 individuals from the far western region of Xinjiang, it sets out in intricate detail the most intimate aspects of their daily lives.The painstaking records - made up of 137 pages of columns and rows - include how often people pray, how they dress, whom they contact and how their family members behave.China denies any wrongdoing, saying it is combating terrorism and religious extremism.The document is said to have come, at considerable personal risk, from the same source inside Xinjiang that leaked a batch of highly ...