19:37 [Press TV] (E)
WikiLeaks` founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody on Friday after a brief hearing in a London court which will decide whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
13:27 [youtube/The Real News Network] (E)
Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death.
11:49 [Uprooted Palestinians] (E)
In the course of the Saudi regime’s continued crackdown against the Kingdom’s eastern province Shia population, activists warned that 39 detainees from Qatif are facing execution.
14:24 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
The latest tightening of US sanctions on Cuba which have led to a fuel crisis in the country, expose the futility of UN diplomacy when it comes to upholding its own definitions of international law. Since 1962, Cuba has been targeted by an economic blockade that crippled its possibilities for trade and development. However, US influence within the international community continues to ridicule the concept of human rights and independence. Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla has recently described the US blocking fuel entry to Cuba as genocide.
6:32 [Zero Hedge] (E)
France`s foreign minister has indicated the country has dismissed former US National Security Agency contractor and leaker Edward Snowden`s asylum request because “it is not the time”. Snowden called on French President and former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron to grant him political asylum from the United States, after he`s been living in Russia since the 2013 bombshell leaks were released, having first fled from Hong Kong.
3:10 [Press TV] (E)
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced Shia cleric and human rights activist Sheikh Mohammed al-Habib to 12 years in prison and imposed a travel ban on him, as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community.
12:34 [Medium] (E)
As outcasts of the 21st century, we struggle daily just to live ordinary lives. Last September, upon arriving to the U.K. for my master’s course, one of the most mundane tasks I had was to open a bank account in which to receive my scholarship’s monthly stipend. Sounds easy enough, right? Well not if you happen to have the blue passport that identifies you as a citizen of the “Syrian Arab Republic.”