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ISIS leader detained – Turkey

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist Bashar Hattab Ghazal al Sumaidai, code-named Master Zeyd or Abu Zeyd, has been captured by Turkish security forces, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Thursday during a flight back to Turkey from the Balkans.  Erdogan described the terrorist as “one of the most …

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Jerusalem shooting suspect detained – police

Israeli security forces have detained a suspected gunman who injured eight people near Jerusalem’s iconic Western Wall, the authorities said on Sunday. According to the police, the man turned himself in after a large-scale manhunt. The police said they confiscated a gun presumably used in the attack, which took place …

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High-profile Russian TV protester detained

TV editor Marina Ovsyannikova, who interrupted a live broadcast in March with a banner condemning Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, was detained in the Moscow region on Saturday, according to a statement posted on her social media. The whereabouts of the former Channel One employee is currently unknown, according to …

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NBA team wear shirts in support of detained female basketballer

Boston Celtics players wore t-shirts in support of imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner during a practice session on Saturday, which came ahead of Game 2 in the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors. Griner has been in Russian detention for well over 100 days after cartridges containing hashish oil …

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Detained female basketballer has communication with fellow players

Jailed WNBA basketball player Brittney Griner can contact her fellow professionals in the league via letter or e-mail, her colleagues have confirmed. Griner has already passed 100 days in Russian custody after vape cartridges containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage at an airport near Moscow.  And while her wife …

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Detained Ukrainian opposition leader testifies against former president

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has published a video in which captured Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk testifies against former president Petro Poroshenko, accusing him of privatizing a fuel pipeline and conducting business with the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk during his time in office. Medvedchuk, a lawmaker and …

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Scores of protesters detained in Armenia

More than 200 protesters have been detained on Monday in the Armenian capital of Yerevan during mass protests sparked by recent remarks by the country’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, about the longstanding Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The weekend saw thousands of opposition supporters gather in central Yerevan as part of a campaign …

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Detained Ukrainian opposition leader issues swap plea

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has published a video in which detained Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Medvedchuk asks Russia’s and Ukraine’s presidents to swap him for the “defenders and residents” of Mariupol. “I, Medvedchuk Viktor Vladimirovich, want to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the …

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Hundreds detained at anti-war protests in Russia

Anti-war slogans filled central Moscow and Saint Petersburg streets on Thursday, as hundreds took to protest against the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine. Police in the Russian capital have said they temporarily detained 600 people. In Moscow, a crowd of demonstrators gathered on central Pushkinskaya Square, many of them …

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