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US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

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A Florida correctional officer polled his colleagues earlier this year in a private Facebook group: “Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine if offered?”The answer from more than half: “Hell no.” Only 40 of the 475 respondents said yes.In Massachusetts, more than half the people employed by the Department of Correction declined to be immunized. A statewide survey in California showed that half of all correction employees will wait to be vaccinated. In Rhode Island, prison staff have refused the vaccine at higher rates than the incarcerated, according to medical director Dr. Justin Berk. And in Iowa, early polling among employees showed a little more than half the staff said they’d get vaccinated.As states have begun COVID-19 inoculations at prisons across the country, corrections employees are ...
Myanmar coup: Protesters face up to 20 years in prison under new law

Myanmar coup: Protesters face up to 20 years in prison under new law

World
ReutersMyanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces.Long sentences and fines will also apply to those found to incite "hatred or contempt" towards the coup leaders, the military said.The legal changes were announced as armoured vehicles appeared on the streets of several cities.Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in protests in recent days.The demonstrators are demanding the release from detention of their elected leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and the restoration of democracy in Myanmar, also known as Burma.What will the military do now?The shooting of a young protester'Down with the military - release our leaders!' On Monday, Ms Suu Kyi's lawyer said she would be det...
Saudi women’s rights activist freed after 1,000 days in prison on ‘spurious’ charges

Saudi women’s rights activist freed after 1,000 days in prison on ‘spurious’ charges

World
Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after spending more than 1,000 days behind bars.Her sister Lina posted the news on Twitter with a screenshot of a smiling Loujian speaking to her via video call but warned that while she was out of jail she was still not fully "free". She said: "Loujain is at home, but she is not free."The fight is not over. I am not fully happy without the release of all political prisoners." Another sister, Alia, posted the caption: "This is the best day of my life. Loujain is in our parent's home." ...
Ex-Salvadoran colonel gets 133 years in prison for Jesuit slayings

Ex-Salvadoran colonel gets 133 years in prison for Jesuit slayings

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a former Salvadoran colonel to 133 years in prison for the slayings of five Jesuit priests during his country's civil war three decades ago. The National Court in Madrid handed down a sentence of 26 years, eight months and one day in prison to Inocente Orlando Montano for each of the five deaths. Advertisement The killings happened in 1989, during El Salvador's civil war. Catholic priests were accused during this time of collaborating with left-wing opposition members. Troops dragged the five priests, a sixth priest, their housekeeper and the housekeeper's daughter from their beds at Central American University, and killed them. The court found Montano responsible for the three other slayings but couldn't sentence him on those charges ...
Anthony Crolla says there should be prison sentence for ‘walking pharmacy’ Jarrell Miller after new positive drugs test

Anthony Crolla says there should be prison sentence for ‘walking pharmacy’ Jarrell Miller after new positive drugs test

Sports
Anthony Crolla has told talkSPORT that he believes prison sentences should be handed out to boxing’s drug cheats like Jarrell Miller. The unbeaten heavyweight was previously due to face Anthony Joshua last June, but failed multiple drugs tests and so his place was taken by Andy Ruiz. Getty Miller previously tested positive for GW1516, HGH and EPO, but claimed he has never knowingly taken a banned substance On Saturday evening it emerged he has tested positive for one of the same substances again while preparing for his comeback. Former WBA lightweight champion Crolla reacted on the Sports Bar Weekender and said: “It’s laughable, and it’s not laughable. “Because performance-enhancing drugs in a sport like boxing are dangerous. “I believe they should c...