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US Korean War vet detained in North Korea offers 'apology'

Pyongyang - Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. citizen, has been detained in North Korea for more than a month, has delivered an “apology,” for allegedly killing troops and civilians during the Korean War.

One man's search for asylum Special

London - "I'm proud to be British," Aram Rawf answered when I asked him whether he felt a part of the UK. In 2012, he finally became a British citizen, after his 10-year battle to stay here.

Review: New on DVD for July 31 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of anime adaptations; a bloody comedy; a cinema classic; and a film somewhat remembered for its inclusion of a three-breasted woman.

Muslim American claims detention and torture by FBI

Naturalized U.S. citizen Yonas Fikre claims that he was detained in the United Arab Emirates last year and was tortured by FBI agents.

US citizens included in Senate defense bill's detention authority

Washington - Late last night the Senate reached a quiet compromise to pass the defense authorization bill. Toward the end of the bill, the National Defense Authorization Act says that if passed, it will also apply to Americans "if we want it to."

Asylum seekers protesting long period of detention riot in Sydney

Some of the more than 100 asylum seekers detained at the Sydney detention center in Australia have reportedly been injured as firefighters tried to extinguish fire on at least nine buildings earlier torched by detainees who were denied visa to Australia.

Duane Chapman bails out detained actor Nicolas Cage

Popular American actor Nicolas Cage who was detained in New Orleans on charges of domestic violence, drunkenness and disturbing the peace was bailed out by fellow actor Duane Chapman last Saturday.

Asylum seekers riot in Australia's Christmas Island jail

Long-staying asylum seekers in Australia's Christmas Island have attacked security forces and set fire to buildings and facilities of the detention center.

Op-Ed: National security and proposed detainment act

Where do you draw the line on the detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists, and should we raise or lower the bar with respect to “suspected belligerents” who have clear and present intent to do harm to the US.

Israeli journalists on ice for report on Israeli assassinations

Of the two Israeli journalists who are involved in an exclusive story about the Israeli army assassinating targeted Palestinians, one is said to be under house arrest; the other left the country months ago.

Some Bagram Prisoners Have Same Rights As Those At Gitmo

It's getting more complicated with the legal issues of detainees from the War against Terror. A federal judge has now ruled that some of the long-term prisoners at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan have the same rights as the ones at Gitmo.

Op-Ed: Pray to Allah or Get Detention?

Two boys who refused to pray to Allah have been given detention. Which Middle Eastern country did this you ask? Guess again. The culprit is the United Kingdom.

42 Days: Creeping Internment in the UK

The British state's attempt to push through detention without charge for 42 days is a precursor to a plan to impose indefinite internment, targeted disproportionately against Muslims and ethnic minorities.

Britain's government on collision course

Britain's embattled Labour government is on a collision course with the Conservative and Liberal opposition and even some of it's MP's over plans to increase the limit on the number of days terror suspects can be held.

Teenage girl gets detention for hugging two friends

A Middle School sent a 13-year-old girl to detention for two days for hugging twice. The school said she violated a school policy banning public displays of affection. The girl said she hugged them and said goodbye.

UK Gets Tougher On Terror

In the UK, the Home Secretary, Mr John Reid announces a crack down on the way the judicial system deals with those behind terror attacks. In the firing line will be the statutory 28 day detention which the police are allowed to use at the present time

Myanmar extends Aung San Suu Kyi's detention

In spite of mounting pressure to release her and the hopes of human rights activists, the military regime of Myanmar has extended the detention of opposition democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Deported in 2005, family glad to be back in Canada

The family was denied refuge in Canada, and were deported back to Iran in December 2005 after exhausting all their legal avenues.

Ten killed in fire in South Korea detention centre

Ten killed and seventeen injured in fire in a South Korea detention centre

US Refuses to Sign UN Ban on Renditions and Secret Detention

A U.N treaty that bans governments from carrying out forced disappearances and holding individuals in secret detention was presented for signing on Tuesday in Paris.
 

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