by, Angela Dewan | CNN | h/t Blazing CatFur
Chemical castration is the use of drugs to reduce libido or sexual activity. It is a legal form of punishment in South Korea, Poland and the Czech Republic, as well as in some U.S. and Australian states.
Convicted pedophiles who have served jail sentences could also be forced to wear ankle monitors so that authorities can trace their movements.
The law is effective immediately, although Indonesia’s parliament has the power to overturn it or demand revisions.
“These acts threaten and endanger children, and they destroy the lives and development of children for the future,” the president’s statement said.
The law was drafted to address a significant increase in cases of sexual violence against children, Widodo said, although he gave no statistics to illustrate an increase.
The country has long struggled with a high incidence of sexual violence, and several cases have been reported recently.
Video courtesy of: TheLipTV2
Earlier this month, a woman was raped and murdered by three men on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
The case of the 14-year-old girl in Indonesia has drawn comparisons to the horrific gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in New Delhi in 2012, which triggered protests and led to tougher laws against sexual assault.
Widodo was elected in 2014 and was seen as a promising figure for reform in the Southeast Asian nation of 250 million people.
But he drew international criticism last year when he rejected appeals for clemency and green-lighted the execution of 13 drug traffickers, many of them foreigners, by firing squad.
He also had authorized the executions of a group before them, ending a four-year period in which the country appeared to be cooling on capital punishment. Indonesia is again preparing to carry out a fresh round of executions.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
In this first video, the suicide-bomber was heading towards the crowded main terminal, when an armed security officer appears and shoots him. The officer then approaches the terrorist, notices that he is wearing a “suicide-vest” and yells for people to leave the area, as he takes off himself.
Undoubtedly, this security officer saved countless innocent lives and is to be commended for his heroism. He is worthy of the highest honor Turkey has to offer…
And in this second CCTV video, we are witnessing the blast of another suicide bomber on a monitor in a security office…
Video courtesy of: TVSjenica
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Türkiye vatandaşlarına: Amerikan halkı adına, ben yaralı olanlara ve yaralanan ve ölenlerin arkadaşlarınıza ve ailenize başsağlığı istiyorum. Hepimizin bir Yaratıcı, bu gece ve her gece, hepiniz birlikte olabilir.
Sonunda, barış ve sevgi hakim olacaktır.
To the citizens of Turkey: On behalf of the American people, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to those injured and to the friends and family of those injured and killed. May the One Creator of us all, be with all of you, on this night and every night.
In the end, peace and love will prevail.
by, Mari A. Schaefer | Philly.com
Philadelphia police are looking for five men in connection with an assault outside Geno’s Steaks on June 11.
The men, all caught on surveillance video, fled in two cars – a dark colored pickup truck and an SUV – both with New Jersey license plates.
Police are also looking for one woman described as a getaway driver.
Police did not provide information about the assault, but said the video of it was “too graphic” to release.
Patrick Kane, a victim of the attack, provided this account.
He said he and his wife, Brooke Kane, had spent the night at a friend’s wedding and then at an after hours club with another couple, when they all decided to grab a bite to eat at Geno’s.
They were just finishing up their cheese steaks when Brooke Kane’s girlfriend asked another group of patrons if she could bum a cigarette, Patrick Kane said.
“That is when the guys just lost their minds,” said Patrick Kane, 31 and a maintenance supervisor at an apartment building.
In seconds one man stood up, put his hand over the face of the woman and pushed her across the sidewalk, said Patrick Kane.
“‘Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS,'” Kane said the man shouted at them.
Brooke Kane, a daycare teacher, stepped in to help her friend. The ISIS comment was not a joke she told them before she too was struck, Patrick Kane said.
At that point he and the other man stepped in to try and help the girls with the intention of leaving.
“What went from putting hands on two girls became five guys attacking us,” said Kane.
Patrick Kane said one man punched him in the nose, which started bleeding. He was then punched in the back of the head by another man and hit twice in the eye. He remembers Brooke screaming at bystanders for help and to call police, the five men running off, someone from Geno’s giving him a bag of ice and police and EMTs arriving on the scene.
Patrick Kane said he declined further medical treatment for what he called a black eye and small cut. The couples spent until 5 a.m. at a police station giving their statements, he said.
“It is ridiculous that this even happened,” said Patrick Kane. “I don’t know why things have to escalate like this.”
Video courtesy of: Philadelphia Police Department Vidmax
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093 or 3094. To submit an anonymous tip dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
by, Fria Tider | Translation by; J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
A 30-year-old woman previously arrested on suspicion of murdering an infant in an asylum accommodation in Rottneros Sunne municipality, has been joined by a 20-year-old Somali man, who is also suspected of participating in the crime.
The five-month-old baby girl was transported from the asylum accommodation at the Sunne Hotel & Camping lodge, to the Central Hospital in Karlstad, but her life could not be saved.
Doctors found that there were uncertainties surrounding the death and a 30-year-old woman was detained and later arrested last week on suspicion of murder.
A 20-year-old man, a Somali, was chased for several days, before being captured on Sunday and arrested on suspicion of murdering the baby.
Police have so far been reticent about what relationship the two suspects have with each other, or to the child that was murdered.
by, Mark Mazzetti and Ali Younes | The New York Times | h/t The Blaze
AMMAN, Jordan — Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.
Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack, according to people familiar with the investigation.
The existence of the weapons theft, which ended only months ago after complaints by the American and Saudi governments, is being reported for the first time after a joint investigation by The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The theft, involving millions of dollars of weapons, highlights the messy, unplanned consequences of programs to arm and train rebels — the kind of program the C.I.A. and Pentagon have conducted for decades — even after the Obama administration had hoped to keep the training program in Jordan under tight control.
The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales, using the money to buy expensive SUVs, iPhones and other luxury items, Jordanian officials said.
The theft and resale of the arms — including Kalashnikov assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades — have led to a flood of new weapons available on the black arms market. Investigators do not know what became of most of them, but a disparate collection of groups, including criminal networks and rural Jordanian tribes, use the arms bazaars to build their arsenals. Weapons smugglers also buy weapons in the arms bazaars to ship outside the country.
The F.B.I. investigation into the Amman shooting, run by the bureau’s Washington field office, is continuing. But American and Jordanian officials said the investigators believed that the weapons a Jordanian police captain, Anwar Abu Zaid, used to gun down two American contractors, two Jordanians and one South African had originally arrived in Jordan intended for the Syrian rebel-training program.
The officials said this finding had come from tracing the serial numbers of the weapons.
Mohammad H. al-Momani, Jordan’s minister of state for media affairs, said allegations that Jordanian intelligence officers had been involved in any weapons thefts were “absolutely incorrect.”
“Weapons of our security institutions are concretely tracked, with the highest discipline,” he said. He called the powerful Jordanian intelligence service, known as the General Intelligence Directorate, or G.I.D., “a world-class, reputable institution known for its professional conduct and high degree of cooperation among security agencies.” In Jordan, the head of the G.I.D. is considered the second most important man after the king.
Representatives of the C.I.A. and F.B.I. declined to comment.
The State Department did not address the allegations directly, but a spokesman said America’s relationship with Jordan remained solid.
“The United States deeply values the long history of cooperation and friendship with Jordan,” said John Kirby, the spokesman. “We are committed to the security of Jordan and to partnering closely with Jordan to meet common security challenges.”
The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the rebels under the code name Timber Sycamore, is run by the C.I.A. and several Arab intelligence services and aimed at building up forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The United States and Saudi Arabia are the biggest contributors, with the Saudis contributing both weapons and large sums of money, and with C.I.A. paramilitary operatives taking the lead in training the rebels to use Kalashnikovs, mortars, antitank guided missiles and other weapons.
The existence of the program is classified, as are all details about its budget. American officials say that the C.I.A. has trained thousands of rebels in the past three years, and that the fighters made substantial advances on the battlefield against Syrian government forces until Russian military forces — launched last year in support of Mr. Assad — compelled them to retreat.
The training program is based in Jordan because of the country’s proximity to the Syrian battlefields. From the beginning, the C.I.A. and the Arab intelligence agencies relied on Jordanian security services to transport the weapons, many bought in bulk in the Balkans and elsewhere around Eastern Europe.
The program is separate from one that the Pentagon set up to train rebels to combat Islamic State fighters, rather than the Syrian military. That program was shut down after it managed to train only a handful of Syrian rebels.
Jordanian and American officials described the weapons theft and subsequent investigation on the condition of anonymity because the Syrian rebel training is classified in the United States and is a government secret in Jordan.
News of the weapons theft and eventual crackdown has been circulating inside Jordan’s government for several months. Husam Abdallat, a senior aide to several past Jordanian prime ministers, said he had heard about the scheme from current Jordanian officials. The G.I.D. has some corrupt officers in its ranks, Mr. Abdallat said, but added that the institution as a whole is not corrupt. “The majority of its officers are patriotic and proud Jordanians who are the country’s first line of defense,” he said.
Jordanian officials who described the operation said it had been run by a group of G.I.D. logistics officers with direct access to the weapons once they reached Jordan. The officers regularly siphoned truckloads of the weapons from the stocks, before delivering the rest of the weapons to designated drop-off points.
Then the officers sold the weapons at several large arms markets in Jordan. The main arms bazaars in Jordan are in Ma’an, in the southern part of the country; in Sahab, outside Amman; and in the Jordan Valley.
It is unclear whether the current head of the G.I.D., Gen. Faisal al-Shoubaki, had knowledge of the theft of the C.I.A. and Saudi weapons. But several Jordanian intelligence officials said senior officers inside the service had knowledge of the weapons scheme and provided cover for the lower-ranking officers.
Word that the weapons intended for the rebels were being bought and sold on the black market leaked into Jordan government circles last year, when arms dealers began bragging to their customers that they had large stocks of American- and Saudi-provided weapons.
Jordanian intelligence operatives monitoring the arms market — operatives not involved in the weapons-diversion scheme — began sending reports to headquarters about a proliferation of weapons in the market and of the boasts of the arms dealers.
After the Americans and Saudis complained about the theft, investigators at the G.I.D. arrested several dozen officers involved in the scheme, among them a lieutenant colonel running the operation. They were ultimately released from detention and fired from the service, but were allowed to keep their pensions and money they gained from the scheme, according to Jordanian officials.
Jordan’s decision to host the C.I.A.-led training program is the latest episode in a long partnership.
Beginning in the Eisenhower administration, the C.I.A. made large payments to King Hussein, who ruled Jordan from 1952 until his death in 1999, in exchange for permission to run numerous intelligence operations on Jordanian soil.
C.I.A. money and expertise also helped the king establish the G.I.D. and put down internal and external threats to his government. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States has flooded Jordan with money for various counterterrorism programs. American and Jordanian spies have run a joint counterterrorism center outside Amman, and a secret prison in Jordan housed prisoners the C.I.A. captured in the region.
In his 2006 book, “State of Denial,” the journalist Bob Woodward recounted a 2003 conversation in which George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, told Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser, “We created the Jordanian intelligence service, and now we own it.”
It is a relationship of mutual dependence, but Jordan has particular leverage because of its location in the heart of the Middle East and its general tolerance to be used as a base of American military and intelligence operations. Jordan’s security services also have a long history of trying to infiltrate Islamic militant groups, efforts that have yielded both success and failure.
In 2009, a Jordanian doctor — brought to the C.I.A. by a G.I.D. officer after the doctor said he had penetrated Al Qaeda’s leadership — turned out to be a double agent and blew himself up at a remote base in Afghanistan. Seven C.I.A. employees, as well as the G.I.D. officer, were killed in the attack.
Two recent heads of the service, also known as the Mukhabarat, have been sent to prison on charges including embezzlement, money laundering and bank fraud. One of them, Gen. Samih Battikhi, ran the G.I.D. from 1995 to 2000 and was convicted of being part of a scheme to obtain bank loans of around $600 million for fake government contracts and pocketing about $25 million. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, but the sentence was eventually reduced to four years that were served in his villa in the seaside town of Aqaba.
Gen. Mohammad al-Dahabi, who ran the service from 2005 to 2008, was later convicted of stealing millions of dollars that G.I.D. officers had seized from Iraqi citizens crossing into Jordan in the years after the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. His trial showed that he had also arranged for money to be smuggled in private cars from Iraq into Jordan and had been involved in sellingJordanian citizenship to Iraqi businessmen. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison and fined tens of millions of dollars.
President Obama authorized the covert arming program in April 2013, after more than a year of debate inside the administration about the wisdom of using the C.I.A. to train rebels trying to oust Mr. Assad.
The decision was made in part to try to gain control of a chaotic situation in which Arab countries were funneling arms into Syria for various rebel groups with little coordination. The Qataris had paid to smuggle shipments of Chinese-made FN-6 shoulder-fired weapons over the border from Turkey, and Saudi Arabia sent thousands of Kalashnikovs and millions of rounds of ammunition it had bought, sometimes with the C.I.A.’s help.
By late 2013, the C.I.A. was working directly with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other nations to arm and train small groups of rebels and send them across the border into Syria.
The specific motives behind the November shooting at the Amman police training facility remain uncertain, and it is unclear when the F.B.I. will officially conclude its investigation.
This year, the widows of the Americans killed in the attack sued Twitter, alleging that it knowingly permitted the Islamic State to use its social media platform to spread the militant group’s violent message, recruiting and raising funds.
Captain Abu Zaid, the gunman, was killed almost immediately. His brother, Fadi Abu Zaid, said in an interview that he still believed his brother was innocent and that he had given no indications he was planning to carry out the shooting.
The Jordanian government, he said, has denied him any answers about the shooting, and has refused to release his brother’s autopsy report.
Mark Mazzetti reported from Amman and Washington, and Ali Younes from Amman, Washington and Doha, Qatar.
Intelligence officials said several had been detained following investigation
Security personnel didn’t reveal size of haul but said it was worth £154,000
Raid comes amid a growing underground trade of radioactive substances
by, Alexander Robertson | Daily Mail – UK | h/t Blazing CatFur
Moldovan intelligence officials say they have seized an ‘imposing quantity’ of radioactive uranium from a criminal group and detained several people.
The Moldovan Intelligence and Security Service said the uranium was due to be sold for £154,000 but did not say how big the haul was.
In a statement, it said ‘a criminal group specializing in smuggling radioactive substances was uncovered’, adding that ‘members of the group were found to be Moldovan citizens.’
It said there was an ongoing investigation into where the uranium came from and how the detained people got involved.
Officials released a video of the raid which shows one person being tackled to the ground by special forces who then use a device to register the radioactivity of a package in the back seat.
In February 2015, an attempt to sell highly radioactive caesium to Islamist terrorists, including ISIS, was thwarted by the FBI and Moldovan security personnel.
The seller had asked for enough of the substance to contaminate several city streets with a dirty bomb.
An investigation revealed in 2015 that there have been at least four attempts in the past five years in which criminal networks with suspected Russian ties sought to sell radioactive material to extremists through Moldova.
Five people were detained in June 2011 in Chisinau suspected of smuggling radioactive substances as they were attempting to sell a kilogram of uranium for 32 million euros.
The buyers were believed to be in North Africa. The suspects were convicted and handed prison sentences of three to five years.
Uranium-238 can be enriched into the fissile material of nuclear warheads or converted into plutonium, also used to arm nuclear missiles.
by, The Local – Austria | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
An Austrian swimming pool has temporarily banned all refugees after a 13-year-old girl was allegedly followed into a women’s changing room and sexually molested.
Police are investigating the assault which reportedly took place at a swimming pool in the town of Mistelbach, around 60 miles north of Vienna.
According to the Heute newspaper, the girl and witnesses told police that the man had a dark complexion and was a foreigner.
Following an emergency meeting after the incident, local authorities decided to post a sign in English at the swimming pool that read “today no entry for refugees”.
“This decision was not taken lightly, but I take responsibility,” said local mayor Alfred Pohl, who described news of the incident as a “shock”.
Pohl also confirmed that they are hiring two security guards to patrol the area.
“The ban on asylum seekers from the swimming pool is temporary, until the security is in place,” he confirmed.
Six year sentence for pool rape
It also follows a separate incident at a pool in Vienna late last year, where an asylum seeker from Iraq raped a 10-year-old boy in toilet.
Twenty-year-old Amir A., who is married with a child of his own – told police at the time that it had been a “sexual emergency” when he attacked the schoolboy.
He pleaded guilty in court in Austria in April and was sentenced to six years this month for the serious sexual abuse of a minor and rape.