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Man imprisoned for sending terror threats in Pakistan over detention of Czech woman

PRAGUE: A young Bulgarian man was sentenced to 40 months in jail by a Czech court over messages threatening terror attacks in Pakistan unless Islamabad freed a woman arrested with heroin in the country. According to Czech Radio website, the regional court in Plzen, west of Prague, found 21-year-old Nikolai Simeonov Ivanov guilty of sending the threats by email and text message to a television channel and news website in Pakistan. The threats demanded the release of a Czech woman he knew, named as Tereza H, who had been…

US citizen sentenced to 241 years in prison

MISSOURI: Teenager in Missouri, Bobby Bostic, was 16 years old when he was sentenced to 241 years of imprisonment for multiple crimes committed including firing at two people. He was given consecutive sentences which will keep him in jail until January 2091, at least. Bobby Bostic is from St Louis, Missouri, in the American Midwest. He was one of four; his older brother and sister had a different dad. Growing up, his father wasn't around. Aged 10, he started smoking and drinking. He was aged 13 and was he…

Turkey jails 14 lawyers representing imprisoned hunger strikers

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Thursday jailed on terror charges 14 lawyers representing two detained teachers who have been on hunger strike for six months after being sacked in a mass crackdown. The case of Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca has become a rallying cause for critics of the purge that followed a failed bid in July 2016 to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 140,000 public sector employees have been suspended or sacked under a state of emergency imposed after the attempted putsch. The pair…

China killed, imprisoned 18 CIA men in two years: report

BEIJING: Beijing systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in China beginning in 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times, quoting 10 current and former American officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It said that even now intelligence officials are unsure whether the US was betrayed by a mole within the CIA or whether the Chinese…