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Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

Controversial South Korea pundit receives suspended prison sentence

World
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A conservative South Korean commentator charged with creating falsified documents that framed pro-democracy activists as North Korean spies has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Jee Man-won, who has alleged participants in the South's May 18, 1980 Gwangju Uprising were members of the North Korean military's special forces, was also fined about $ 1,000 at a Seoul central district court, Yonhap reported Thursday. Jee has been charged with defamation, including labeling South Korean Catholic priests as "communists," alleging photos taken during the uprising show North Korean soldiers, and accusing Kim Sa-bok, a South Korean taxi driver who became the subject of a 2017 hit movie about the events in Gwangju, of being a communist, according to Newsis. According ...

3 inmates facing extradition to US escape Mexican prison

World
Mexico authorities say three inmates facing extradition requests from the United States have escaped from a Mexico City jailBy CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated PressJanuary 29, 2020, 10:07 PM3 min readMEXICO CITY -- A high-level financial operator for the Sinaloa Cartel and two other prisoners facing extradition to the United States escaped from a Mexico City jail Wednesday with the help of guards, authorities said. Officials gave few details on how or precisely when the escape occurred. But Hazael Ruiz Ortega, the deputy chief of the capital's penitentiary system, said it appeared some six to 10 workers at the jail were involved. The inmates would have had to pass through five locked doors to reach a patio where they could escape, and none of those locked doors was broken so someone had to...
Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper sentenced to two years in prison

Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper sentenced to two years in prison

Entertainment
Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to two years in prison for crimes he carried out while he was a member of a violent gang.The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to racketeering and other offences in New York.The 23-year-old initially denied the charges but entered a plea bargain giving evidence against other gang members in order to get a reduced sentence.The 13 months he's spent in jail already, will be included. The rapper had been facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison but the plea bargain means he could be released around November 2020.He testified against former members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.The offences 6ix9ine was charged with include racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous w...