Amnesty Int’l: Death Penalty After Coup Attempt in Turkey Unacceptable

LONDON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the Constitutional Council and political parties will discuss the feasibility of death penalty return, following the military coup attempt in the country.

George Clooney Boycotts 9 Hotels Owned by Brunei, Saying Country Supports ‘Murder’ of Gay People

The actor even admits that he has stayed at many of the luxurious resorts in his lifetime, writing, “Full disclosure: I’ve stayed at many of them, a couple of them recently, because I hadn’t done my homework and didn’t know who owned them.”

Coronavirus latest: Nearly a million cases worldwide as Spain death toll passes 10,000

Garcetti told reporters the masks can be homemade, like a bandana, and don’t have to be N-95, which are needed for medical personnel. The United States’ second most populous city is also stepping up its attempts to get businesses to comply with a “Safer at home order” and will shut off water and power to […]

Tokyo governor calls for fewer outings, says state of coronavirus emergency up to PM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo’s governor on Monday called on residents to avoid outings in the evenings and at weekends as the coronavirus crisis deepened, but said it was up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency to tackle it.

Advice or enforcement? Fines or jail? How different states are implementing coronavirus restrictions

“Our shack communities are small, many are the place of choice for our older retired community and, as is well understood, retirees are older and more vulnerable. By moving between your house and your shack you are creating a great risk for our community.”

Rana Plaza collapse: 38 charged with murder over garment factory disaster

The Rana Plaza tragedy prompted safety checks that led to many factory closures and the loss of exports and jobs, but the industry had begun to recover strongly despite sporadic attacks in Bangladesh claimed by Islamic State and al-Qaida. These have included murders of liberals, gay people, foreigners and members of religious minorities.

Delhi rape: Defence lawyers blame Braveheart, her friend, and government

According to media reports, the Delhi Braveheart was cremated at 7.30 am on December 30. Her father lit the funeral pyre in the presence of her brothers, relatives and others. The body, which was brought to Delhi from Singapore in a special Air India aircraft, was first taken to her residence at Dwarka, at around […]

Outrage over denial of amnesty for Turkish political prisoners

In recent years, Turkey has arrested thousands of academics, lawyers, journalists, civil servants and members of the military it says were part of the outlawed Gulenist movement, which it blames for a failed coup in 2016, as well as Kurdish activists and politicians the state claims have links to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK). […]

This is the biggest witch-hunt in Turkey’s history

What does this mean? Along with the state of emergency, this means that legislative authority will shortly be neutralised on a grand scale and redirected towards executive authority; access to fair trial will be obstructed; and greater restrictions on the media will be imposed. Erdoğan has already declared that if parliament decides in favour of […]

Austria is capital of radical racism, says Turkish foreign minister

In an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber, Çavuşoğlu said Kern’s comments, spurred in part by a crackdown on suspected perpetrators of a failed coup last month, were ugly and that he rejected them all. “The Austrian chancellor should first take a look at his own country. One of the trends that is an enemy of […]