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Hamas cracks down on Gaza journalists GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On April 26, the Ministry of Interior in Gaza launched a crackdown against what it described as “propagandists.” During this unprecedented More »

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Albania Arrests Journalist Over Death Threat to EU Diplomat Albanian police have arrested journalist Kastrit Myftaraj for writing on Facebook that killing the head of the EU delegation Albanian police on Wednesday More »

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Hundreds Of Victims Speak Out After OK Publishers Arrested

Hundreds of writers and musicians around the world are applauding the arrest of two Oklahoma publishers, Richard and Ryan Tate. The father and son were arrested Thursday for embezzlement, extortion and racketeering, More »

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Historian arrested in Istanbul for ‘insulting Atatürk’

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May 12- 2017Süleyman Yeşilyurt

One of the two historians for whom arrest warrants were issued for insulting the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was arrested in Istanbul on May 12, Doğan News Agency has reported.

An Istanbul court ordered to arrest historian Süleyman Yeşilyurt on charges of “insulting the memory of Atatürk” and “inciting people to hatred and hostility.”

He surrendered himself to Istanbul’s Bakırköy courthouse after the arrest warrant was issued, denying that he had insulted Atatürk.

The Istanbul chief public prosecutor, Ertuğrul Sarıyar, had on May 11 issued arrest warrants for Yeşilyurt and Hasan Akar for their comments made on a TV program, which had triggered outrage from politicians, writers, historians, and social media users.

An investigation was launched into Yeşilyurt for “insulting Atatürk’s memory” by the Bakırköy Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, while another investigation was launched into Akar for his comments on Atatürk’s mother.

Yeşilyurt, the host of a TV show called “Derin Tarih” (Deep History) on private broadcaster TVnet, claimed on May 6 that one of Atatürk’s foster children, Afet İnan, was actually his illegitimate wife.

This was added to another controversial claim by Akar, who said “Atatürk was an illegitimate child.”

The order for Yeşilyurt and Akar to be detained was given to the police by the prosecutor’s office, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 9.

The suspects were not found at their addresses ,n a subsequent search by police.

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Hundreds Of Victims Speak Out After OK Publishers Arrested

Hundreds Of Victims Speak Out After OK Publishers Arrested

 

Hundreds of writers and musicians around the world are applauding the arrest of two Oklahoma publishers, Richard and Ryan Tate. The father and son were arrested Thursday for embezzlement, extortion and racketeering, and the state attorney general believes there may be even more victims.

AG Mike Hunter’s office launched an investigation into Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group in June 2015 after receiving the first complaint, but when the businesses closed in January 2017, hundreds more complaints flooded the Consumer Protection Unit.

“We felt that the escalating pattern of complaints that we were receiving since their closure, so in order to seek justice we decided this was the right time to file,” said CPU Chief Julie Bays.

Author Heather D. Nelson is one of the writers who says she paid Tate Publishing to print multiple books. After not seeing any return on her investment, Nelson started focusing her efforts on her blog, where she has started telling the stories of other writers in the same boat.

“I have spoken to people who used their disability income, their retirement savings and spent everything that they had because they believed they had a story to tell,” said Nelson.

Nelson, who lives in Connecticut, said the writers have banded together through social media after learning of the similarities in their encounters with the Tates.

“During the first original portions of production, things always seemed to go well for everybody,” said Nelson, “and it was when the book was done, the CD was cut, everything was live, that things would then go downhill, and that’s when the inconsistencies would fall in.”

The state has received more than 800 complaints about the businesses run by Richard and Ryan Tate.

Court documents show the victims paid the Tates through a business account, but that money was transferred into personal checking accounts, and the victims never received the services and products they paid for. Plus, when the companies closed in January, court documents state that the Tates threatened to erase the files in their system unless the writer or musician paid them a fee. Those who paid the fee say they never received their property.

So far, the attorney general has only filed nine charges against each of the men, as the first step to prevent further fraud. Just over a week ago, victims reported new correspondence from the Tates, promising to complete what they started.

Hunter said, “We became aware of that and it was certainly one of the considerations in us moving as quickly as we did.”

Hunter’s office does still plan to file charges for each case with valid evidence.

“We are going to do our best to try to exact whatever restitution we can from the Tates and their assets,” said Hunter. “If they’ve attempted to hide their assets, we’re going to be undaunted in our efforts to find those assets, but they’re also going to be held accountable. These are crimes.”

Investigators have a long road ahead of them, though, to track down the cash, as the Tates also just lost a $2 million lawsuit against the Xerox Corporation. The authors and musicians are celebrating and spreading the word anyway, because now, other artists will not fall victim.

“I don’t think he’s too worried about my $770, so I had kind of written that off,” said former contract bassist Michael Myers, “but I’m willing to talk to people about it.”

To file a complaint against the Tate businesses, call the Consumer Protection Unit at (405) 521-2029 or click here.

Journalist arrested during tax protest outside Trump International in Las Vegas

Journalist arrested during tax protest outside Trump International in Las Vegas

A television photojournalist was arrested during a protest in front of Trump International on Saturday.

More than 200 people were demonstrating in front of the hotel, calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, when KLAS-TV photojournalist Nebyou Solomon was arrested.

He was standing on a sidewalk with his camera filming the protest when he was detained for what police said was trespassing on private property owned by the Fashion Show Mall.

Hamas cracks down on Gaza journalists

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Hamas cracks down on Gaza journalists

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On April 26, the Ministry of Interior in Gaza launched a crackdown against what it described as “propagandists.” During this unprecedented move, 17 Palestinian journalists and activists were arrested for several hours before being released after pledging not to publish news about internal Palestinian affairs before verifying it with official sources.

The crackdown came in the wake of escalating disputes between President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas, and only a day after the Gaza Interior Ministry threatened to take decisive action against social media propagandists, saying, “Some activists deliberately spread rumors on social media in order to stir up confusion among Palestinian citizens.”

On April 25, Hamas-affiliated al-Majd website, which mainly focuses on security issues, reported that the Hamas security services unveiled a dangerous plan thought up by security and intelligence agencies — without specifying which — to flood Gaza with rumors in order to create a state of confusion and chaos and disturb security in the Strip.

In the days leading up to the crackdown, rumors had been spreading in Gaza, mainly about murders and thefts spread by fake accounts, which proved to be invalid hours after they were published.

Spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Gaza Eyad al-Bozom told Al-Monitor that the crackdown came in light of the events that took place in Gaza following the assassination of Hamas leader Mazen Faqha on March 24, such as the arrest of dozens of individuals accused of feeding Israeli security intelligence. Meanwhile, pressure is increasing in Gaza and the siege is being tightened, while Palestinian parties are attempting to exploit the harsh living conditions in Gaza with the purpose of affecting the citizens’ psyche by spreading rumors and false news, Bozom added.

He said, “We have done our duty and we have taken legal action against some propagandists, especially those spreading rumors on social media. In return, we have introduced a set of guidelines for citizens, warning them about such rumors.”

The guidelines mainly instructed citizens to rely on official sources to extract information on public affairs, not to share information from anonymous sources on their private accounts.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/gaza-hamas-crackdown-propagandists-rumors.html#ixzz4h0FgPS81

 

Albania Arrests Journalist Over Death Threat to EU Diplomat

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Albania Arrests Journalist Over Death Threat to EU Diplomat Albanian police have arrested journalist Kastrit Myftaraj for writing on Facebook that killing the head of the EU delegation

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Albanian police on Wednesday arrested a journalist, Kastriot Myftaraj, for calling on people to kill the Croatian head of the EU Delegation to Albania, Romana Vlahutin.

The arrest follows posts on his Facebook page on May 7, when Myftaraj published an article which said: “Every Albanian who loves his country can kill Romana, and this is going to be an anti-terrorist attack, not a terrorist one.”

The journalist accused Vlahutin of lending unconditional support to the centre-left government of Prime Minister, Edi Rama, of plotting against the opposition and of trying to create a movement called “New Yugoslavia”. Myftaraj also implied that she has links to billionaire magnate and philanthropist George Soros.

Albanian police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest in accordance with the criminal code, which stipulates penalties of up to three years in jail for inciting violence against the constitutional order.

“Myftaraj published an article in which he makes open calls for violent acts against the constitutional order,” the police statement read.

The journalist was freed a few hours after his arrest on Wednesday, as the prosecutors did not find him responsible for any criminal wrongdoings.

The European Commission told BIRN in a statement in Thursday that the use of threats to attempt to intimidate the Head of the EU Delegation to Albania, and the delegation’s staff, will not be tolerated.

“Calls for violence and hate speech are unacceptable,” the statement read, also stating that the Commission trust that Albanian authorities and citizens will take a clear stance against this type of threat.

– See more at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/journalist-arrested-for-violence-calls-against-eu-ambassador-05-10-2017#sthash.4t3U9xbp.dpuf

German journalist Mesale Tolu arrested in Turkey

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German journalist arrested in Turkey

German media have reported that Mesale Tolu has been in detention under allegations

of terrorism since April 30. Her work had appeared in pro-Kurdish media, including an outlet closed as part of government crackdowns.

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German journalist Mesale Tolu was reportedly arrested during an overnight raid at her Istanbul apartment in the early hours of May 1. The socialist daily publication “Neues Deutschland” first reported the arrest in Germany, which later was corroborated by German state broadcaster ARD and Turkish newspaper “Diken”.

Tolu was reportedly placed under remand facing allegations of spreading “propaganda for a terrorist organization” as well as “membership in a terrorist group.” However, many of the more than 150 journalist arrested in Turkey under ongoing state of emergency measures introduced in the wake of the failed coup of July 15, 2016, are facing similar accusations. German daily newspaper TAZ meanwhile said that, according to Turkish sources, 33-year-old Tolu’s arrest had been part of a police raid aimed at clamping down on socialist movements in particular.

Husband also behind bars

Prior to her arrest, Mesale Tolu’s work had mainly been published by organizations seen as having socialist, pro-Kurdish leanings, such the private ETHA news agency and the Netherlands-based Firat News Agency (ANF), which the Turkish government links to the outlawed terror group PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party). She also worked for “Özgür Radyo” (Free Radio), which was closed as part of the government purge.

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Hundreds Of Victims Speak Out After OK Publishers Arrested

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Hundreds of writers and musicians around the world are applauding the arrest of two Oklahoma publishers, Richard and Ryan Tate. The father and son were arrested Thursday for embezzlement, extortion and racketeering, and the state attorney general believes there may be even more victims.

AG Mike Hunter’s office launched an investigation into Tate Publishing and Tate Music Group in June 2015 after receiving the first complaint, but when the businesses closed in January 2017, hundreds more complaints flooded the Consumer Protection Unit.

“We felt that the escalating pattern of complaints that we were receiving since their closure, so in order to seek justice we decided this was the right time to file,” said CPU Chief Julie Bays.

Author Heather D. Nelson is one of the writers who says she paid Tate Publishing to print multiple books. After not seeing any return on her investment, Nelson started focusing her efforts on her blog, where she has started telling the stories of other writers in the same boat.

“I have spoken to people who used their disability income, their retirement savings and spent everything that they had because they believed they had a story to tell,” said Nelson.

Nelson, who lives in Connecticut, said the writers have banded together through social media after learning of the similarities in their encounters with the Tates.

“During the first original portions of production, things always seemed to go well for everybody,” said Nelson, “and it was when the book was done, the CD was cut, everything was live, that things would then go downhill, and that’s when the inconsistencies would fall in.”

The state has received more than 800 complaints about the businesses run by Richard and Ryan Tate.

Court documents show the victims paid the Tates through a business account, but that money was transferred into personal checking accounts, and the victims never received the services and products they paid for. Plus, when the companies closed in January, court documents state that the Tates threatened to erase the files in their system unless the writer or musician paid them a fee. Those who paid the fee say they never received their property.

So far, the attorney general has only filed nine charges against each of the men, as the first step to prevent further fraud. Just over a week ago, victims reported new correspondence from the Tates, promising to complete what they started.

Hunter said, “We became aware of that and it was certainly one of the considerations in us moving as quickly as we did.”

Hunter’s office does still plan to file charges for each case with valid evidence.

“We are going to do our best to try to exact whatever restitution we can from the Tates and their assets,” said Hunter. “If they’ve attempted to hide their assets, we’re going to be undaunted in our efforts to find those assets, but they’re also going to be held accountable. These are crimes.”

Investigators have a long road ahead of them, though, to track down the cash, as the Tates also just lost a $2 million lawsuit against the Xerox Corporation. The authors and musicians are celebrating and spreading the word anyway, because now, other artists will not fall victim.

“I don’t think he’s too worried about my $770, so I had kind of written that off,” said former contract bassist Michael Myers, “but I’m willing to talk to people about it.”

To file a complaint against the Tate businesses, call the Consumer Protection Unit at (405) 521-2029 or click here.

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66-year-old journalist says denied access to books in prison

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66-year-old journalist says denied access to books in prison

Under arrest since July 31, 2016, veteran columnist and writer Ali Bulaç has said he is being denied access to books in prison.

A main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) delegation has recently paid a visit to some of the arrested journalists in Silivri prison.

According to a report CHP group prepared on its visits, Ali Bulaç is not able to access to writing materials as well as books.

“Let them give me meal only once a day. It doesn’t matter of they leave me to starve but they shall not keep me without books. I am 66 years old. I want to write a new book but I can’t. This affects me more than hunger,” Bulaç said.

“I have health problems. I have diabetes. [But] They give me only generic pills not the original ones,” he added.

A columnist and an op-ed contributor for the now-closed Zaman newspaper, Bulac was detained on July 27, 2016 over his ties to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt the same month. He was arrested only three days after on accusation of spreading propaganda on behalf of the movement.

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