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Bankers face fraud charges

Bankers face fraud charges

Barclays bank, along with several high profile bankers have been arrested on fraud charges. John Varley, the former boss of Barclays faces a maximum 22 year prison sentence after he and three other ex-directors of the lender became the first British bankers to face penalties for actions taken during the financial crisis. The arrest comes after an investigation by the[Read More...]

Man convicted over Facebook like

Man convicted over Facebook like

A court has convicted a man for merely ‘liking’ a Facebook post, it has been reported. In the first case of its kind in Switzerland, the 45-year-old unnamed defendant from Zurich was found guilty after he ‘liked’ several posts on Facebook accusing Erwin Kessler, the president of an animal rights group, of racism and anti-Semitism. A discussion over which animal[Read More...]

CIA and US Military investigated for war crimes

CIA and US Military investigated for war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has brought war crime charges against the US government, it has been revealed. It has uncovered widespread instances of rape, torture and cruel treatment carried out by the CIA and US armed forces, during the interrogation of dozens of people in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014. In its preliminary court probe of the US armed[Read More...]

Native Americans banned from protesting

Native Americans banned from protesting

Native American tribes have been banned from protesting on their own land, it has been reported. A non-violent protest has been held by the Sanding Rock, Rose Bud and lower Brule Sioux, tribes has resulted in a North Dakota federal court prohibiting indigenous tribes from protesting the Bakken pipeline on their own reservations. The ban comes after Dakota Access, developer[Read More...]

UN shines the spotlight on VIP child abuse

UN shines the spotlight on VIP child abuse

Children are not safe in Britain and those who perpetuate abuse against them are regularly evading jail, according to a new report. Research published by the UN revealed that professional and business status abusers -many with connections to charities abroad – are able to operate with impunity and without fear of arrest. The report also showed that there is a[Read More...]