(WASHINGTON) CENTCOM REPORT: Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that al – Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

#AceDailyNews says according to NBC U.S. Military Says It Killed Senior al-Qaida Leader in Drone Strike in Syria: U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter #IslamicState group militants.

Associated PressOct. 21, 2021, 9:21 AM UTC / Updated Oct. 21, 2021, 1:16 PM UTC

The attacks were targeted at a small remote U.S. military base in al-Tanf, Syria.

Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no U.S. injuries

A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

In a statement, Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban confirmed “a deliberate and coordinated attack. Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire.”

“All U.S. personnel have been accounted for, and we are not aware of any injuries to U.S. personnel at this time. We continue to work with our partners to confirm whether they suffered any casualties as a result of this deliberate attack.”

“We maintain the inherent right of self-defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing.”

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small number of rockets. One official said one of the drone strikes hit the U.S. side of the al-Tanf garrison, while one may have hit the side where Syrian opposition forces are based.

The officials said there was no information on whether local Syrian forces were injured or killed in the attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.

U.S. and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter Islamic State group militants.

It is the only position with a significant U.S. military presence in Syria outside the Kurdish-controlled north.

The garrison was first set up when ISIS fighters controlled eastern Syria bordering Iraq but since the militants were driven out, it is seen as part of the larger U.S. strategy to contain Iran’s military reach in the region.

The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by a drone strike.

Rigsbee said the killing of al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida’s “ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He said al-Qaida “uses Syria as a base for threats reaching into Syria, Iraq and beyond.”

The drone strike came two days after a U.S. military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack that included drones and rockets. U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed.

SOURCE: The Associated Press

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: Essex Police Report: Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenage boys died in the early hours of this morning in Brentwood #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Officers received a number of calls to Regency Court, including from colleagues in the ambulance service, at about 1.30am: We arrived and found three people had been injured: Despite the efforts of medics, two of that group have now died. Their families are being supported by specialist officers.

#AceDailyNews reports that eight have been arrested as murder investigation is launched officers are working to establish how the boys died and a forensic post-mortem examination will be carried out: The third victim was treated for injuries which are neither life-threatening nor life-changing.

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Detective Chief Inspector Andy Clarkson, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, has led the investigation through the night.

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He said: This incident has required an immediate and a large-scale response and officers and investigators have worked through the night to piece together what happened in the lead up to this tragic incident.
“Our investigations will continue throughout today.
“We understand there will naturally be shock and concern within the community after such a tragic loss of life. But, at this stage, we do not believe there is any wider threat to the public.
“We know there were a number of witnesses to this incident and I would urge anyone who saw anything in Regency Court and the roads around it in central Brentwood between 1am and 2am to come forward and speak to us if you have not already done so.”

Chief Inspector Mark Barber added: There will continue to be a highly visible police presence in Brentwood this morning and indeed throughout the day.
“I am acutely aware that this incident will shock many without the community. My officers will be there throughout the day – they will be there to reassure you and keep you safe. If you have any concerns or information on the incident then, please, do not hesitate to come forward and speak to them.”

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Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information on it should call us on 101 and cite incident 125 of today, October 24.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.25: 2021:

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(GERMANY) GMO REPORT: Bayer ordered to change Roundup label and pay $39.5 million for misleading advertising according to a law firm #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The case of Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Companyechoes class action lawsuits from 2015; in 2017, Baum Hedlund filed one of these that was dismissed, although it contained substantive allegations that surfaced again in Jones. During the litigation, Baum Hedlund vice president R. Brent Wisner was able to get Monsanto to concede that glyphosate influences an enzyme in the human gut biome, which could result in significant health impacts.

#AceDailyNews says according to NON-GMO Report: Law firm Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman announced a $39.5 million settlement to resolve a Monsanto Roundup class action litigation centered on the herbicide’s misleading, essentially false, label. Bayer is also required to reword the label, which states that glyphosate (Roundup’s key ingredient) “targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets.”

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“The importance of the class action litigation cannot be understated,” said Wisner. “For decades, Monsanto told people that Roundup could not affect humans. Consumers were never informed of Roundup’s true risks because Monsanto made misrepresentations and omitted material information on its label.”

Class members will be reimbursed 50% of the average retail price for each product; amounts range from $0.37 to $10.63, with a maximum payment of up to $2.51 to $53.15. The parties reported approximately 240,000 valid claims, with the process ongoing.

The cumulative legislation shows that Monsanto-Bayer’s disregard for others’ safety should necessitate halting the manufacture of Roundup altogether while developing safer alternatives for killing weeds, the firm said.

Sources: Sustainable Pulse, Baum Hedlund Law & Organic & Non-GMO Insights October 2021:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.2021:

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(LONDON) Warm Welcome Report: Three British children from jailed #IslamicState families have been handed over to start a new life in the UK, The Mirror can reveal in an exclusive #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The children, who cannot be identified, will be brought to the UK and given medical and psychological assessments before starting a new life…..

#AceDailyNews says according to an Mirror EXCLUSIVE: Three children from jailed Islamic State families handed to Britain to start new life,” by Chris Hughes, Mirror, October 19, 2021:

The Daily Mirror understands the British children will join families in the UK having been transferred to officials on Monday. Meanwhile, Save the Children criticises Western nations for not having done enough to repatriate their citizens

Foreign women and children, living in al-Hol camp which houses relatives of Islamic State (IS) group members, walk in the camp in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria on March 28, 2019
Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Three British children from jailed Islamic State families have been handed over to start a new life in the UK, The Mirror can reveal.

They were transferred to British officials on Monday.

It is thought the children spent some time in Erbil, Kurdistan.

They were transferred to British officials on Monday.

It is thought the children spent some time in Erbil, Kurdistan.

The children, who cannot be identified, will be brought to the UK and given medical and psychological assessments before starting a new life.

The Daily Mirror understands they will join British families.

It is believed around 60 children with a claim to being British are still territories abroad.

According to Save the Children, last year the UK repatriated four children.

The charity has blamed some EU states and the UK, Canada and Australia, for not having done enough to repatriate their citizens.

In September 2020, the UK rescued a four-year-old British orphan, believed to be a girl.

In November 2019 a number of orphaned children whose parents were affiliated to ISIS were repatriated….

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard returned 71 migrants, 56 Haitians, 15 Dominicans, between Sunday and Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of five illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters in the Caribbean #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: Six other men, Dominican Republic nationals apprehended during these interdictions, are facing federal criminal prosecution in Puerto Rico on migrant smuggling charges. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is leading the prosecution in this case.

#AceDailyNews reports that US Coast Guard says the interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG.

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News Release : U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts a 29-foot makeshift boat that was traveling illegally to Puerto Rico with 11 migrants Oct. 18, 2021, in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The migrant group was repatriated to the Dominican Republic Oct. 20, 2021. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG to stop illegal migrant voyages at sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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  • Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon interdicted a 25-foot makeshift boat Oct. 16, 2021, approximately 37 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicted a 20-foot makeshift boat Monday, approximately 29 nautical miles northeast of the Dominican Republic.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos interdicted a 20-foot makeshift boat Tuesday, approximately three nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos and a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit interdicted a second 20-foot makeshift boat Tuesday, approximately three nautical miles off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicted a 20-foot makeshift boat Wednesday just off Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

“Our Coast Guard men and women remain vigilant working alongside our Caribbean Border Interagency Group partner agencies to stop illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response. These voyages dangerous, and we urge anyone considering taking part in one that they not take to the sea, they will be putting their life at risk aboard unseaworthy and grossly overloaded vessels, and if caught, they may face prosecution for migrating illegally to the United States.”

Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19.

Ramey Sector Border Patrol agents received custody of the six suspected smugglers Wednesday in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

Family members in the United States inquiring about possible family members interdicted at sea, please contact your local U.S. representative. Relatives located outside the United States please contact your local U.S. Embassy.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) WM Police Report: Ten warrants we executed on Thursday morning around 150 officers teamed up to addresses across east of the city who they suspect are linked to supplying crack cocaine and heroin, plus several violent incidents #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The men – aged between 22 and 37 – plus a 16-year-old boy were questioned yesterday and later charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs…..

#AceDailyNews reports on County Lines Operation: 140-plus arrests, drug seizures and protecting children after WM Police Officers served warrants and have charged nine men and a boy with plotting to supply large amounts of drugs following one of our biggest operations in recent history

One of 10 warrants we executed yesterday

Here’s who we’ve charged:

•    Zulfikhar Khan, aged 28, from Primley Avenue, Hodge Hill
•    Mohammed Hamza Butt, 22, from Cobham Road, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Ishaq Khan, 37, from Knowle Road, Sparkhill
•    Sohail Hussain, 28, from Priorygate Way, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Imran Khan, 24, from Imperial Road, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Riaz, 36, from Carlton Road, Bordesley Green
•    Kaleem Khan, 34, from Arden Road, Saltley
•    Nowshad Mohammed, 36, from Bordesley Green            
•    Anwar Awais, 25, from Allens Croft Road, Brandwood
•    …and a 16-year-old boy from the Bordesley Green area.

They are all set to appear in Birmingham Magistrates Court today (21 Oct). As part of our investigation we’ve seized heroin and cocaine with a street value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

There was no hiding place for drug dealers who plague our communities as we worked with neighbouring forces to target County Lines supply chains in a week-long offensive.

All last week (11-17 Oct) we hit the homes of people suspected of running cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin supply networks from the West Midlands.

We arrested 143 people, seized 630 wraps of Class A drugs and 3,400 cannabis plants, plus recovered weapons including firearms and more than 30 knives and machetes.https://www.youtube.com/embed/VerwKmO4ULE?autoplay=1&start=0&rel=0

Our officers – who worked alongside police in Warwickshire, West Mercia and Staffordshire in cross-border operations – also recovered nearly £30,000 in cash and dozens of suspected ‘burner’ phones suspected of being used as drugs hotlines.

They will be examined by investigators as we look to bring down County Lines gangs who exploit children and vulnerable people to move drugs from the West Midlands into shire counties and smaller towns.

Superintendent Wendy Bailey, our lead for County Lines, said: “These gangs are ruthless: they use people as commodities, coercing or threatening them to deal drugs on their behalf. It’s not rare for these people, including children, to be attacked by rival drugs gangs. 

“Last week was really successful: we executed 43 warrants during as we went after offenders and ran operations at transport hubs, and on the road and rail network, looking for people moving drugs.

“But importantly we also carried out work aimed at protecting children from exploitation and to raise awareness of tactics used by drugs gangs.

“Officers visited care homes and schools, spoke to staff at hotels and taxi firms so they know the signs to be aware of, and ex-offenders now working as mentors with the charity St Giles came in to share their experiences with our officers.

“This was a week of joint activity with other forces and charities but rest assured we are targeting County Lines gangs every day of the week.”

Our website has more information and advice on County Lines, including advice if you fear a child is being exploited to run drugs and the signs to look out for: https://west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/county-lines   

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(TENNESSEE) TBI REPORT: At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI special agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with authorities in Campbell County Thursday evening #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: TBI agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration. The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.

#AceDailyNews reports that TBI Agents Are Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Campbell County: Preliminary information indicates that officers with the Caryville Police Department and deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office spotted a car traveling along the Appalachian Highway in Caryville that was the subject of a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) in connection to a robbery that occurred just after 7:00 p.m. in Jacksboro. Officers initiated a traffic stop, but the male driver refused to stop. A pursuit ensued and continued onto Interstate 75.

TBI: Leslie Earhart

At mile marker 137, the driver crashed into several vehicles stopped in a construction zone, including a cruiser driven by a trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol who was parked behind a disabled vehicle. During efforts to take the driver into custody, the situation escalated, resulting in the trooper, a Caryville officer, and a Campbell County deputy firing shots, striking him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the car was also injured in the incident and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No officers were injured during the incident.

The TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to the respective department to answer as it sees fit.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(BELFAST, N.I.) Crown Court Report: On Friday a 45 year old year old man was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for murder #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReports – Oct.24: Detective Chief Inspector Ray Phelan said: “My thoughts today are with Alice’s family and friends: Alice, who was a mother of three and a grandmother of three, was subjected to a horrific assault at the hands of her boyfriend, Stephen Hutchinson, which ultimately led to her death: Hutchinson has taken away the love and comfort of a devoted mother and grandmother. He has denied Alice’s three grandchildren the joy of precious memories with their grandmother. He has denied Alice the right to see her grandchildren grow into adulthood: Today’s sentencing won’t bring Alice back to her family, but I hope it will bring comfort to them knowing that Stephen Hutchinson is now in prison.”

#AceDailyNews Court Report: On Friday 22 October at Belfast Crown Court 45 year old Stephen Hutchinson was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the murder of 53 year old Alice Morrow” If you are concerned that you or another person may be at risk from domestic abuse – You have the ‘Right to Ask’.

Detective Chief Inspector Phelan continued: “Domestic abuse is a disturbing, and often hidden crime that can affect anyone. I would encourage anyone who has suffered domestic abuse to come forward to police – please do not suffer in silence, speak out. We have specially trained officers who will treat you with sensitivity and respect and they will support you throughout the court process:

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” The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS) gives members of the public a ‘Right to Ask’, this is a formal mechanism to make enquiries about an individual who you are in a relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone you know, where there is a concern that the individual may be violent or abusive towards their partner. The aim of this scheme is to increase public safety and afford victims of domestic abuse with better protection by enabling potential victims to make an informed choice on whether to continue the relationship – it also provides them with help and support.

“Police can be contacted by calling 101, or in an emergency by calling 999. Visit https://www.psni.police.uk/crime/domestic-abuse/ for more information on domestic abuse in Northern Ireland.”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(LONDON) Essex Police Ant-Slavery Day Report: Tens of thousands of people enter Essex every day using Stansted Airport, our ports, roads and rail network: Our transport hubs are vital for our day-to-day lives, but are also used by criminals to traffic people against their will #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: They may be threatened with violence, forced into debt they will never be able to pay back, or threatened with deportation by those exploiting them: Many of the victims are attempting to escape poverty and support their families.

#AceDailyNews reports on Essex Anti-Slavery Day: Modern slavery sees individuals trapped in jobs where they may be paid little or no money, are unable to move around freely because they have their documents taken from them and have no means of escape.

The two most common forms of modern slavery are forced labour – often working on farms or construction sites – and sexual exploitation, where men and women are coerced into prostitution.

In 2019, there were 10,000 potential victims of slavery identified in the UK.

To mark Anti-Slavery Day (Monday 18 October), officers have been working alongside partner agencies at Stansted Airport to alert travellers to the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT) and tell them who to contact if they suspect it’s taking place.

This follows on from Project Aidant, which saw coordinated police work at Stansted, Harwich Port and in and around the M25 where automatic numberplate recognition was used to track vehicles suspected of involvement in MSHT. Lorry drivers were also leafletted at Birchanger Services.

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Officers and Border Force at Stansted Airport on Anti-Slavery Day

Detective Constable Mark Ghosh is a field intelligence officer at Stansted and the force’s lead for MSHT.

Mark works alongside the Border Force, the Home Office, and the anti-slavery charities Justice and Care and A21 to safeguard victims.

Mark’s team regularly meet incoming flights to and speak to passengers who, either by their behaviour or the possessions they bring into the country, display some of the tell-tall signs of being controlled.

He said: “Modern slavery happens is a lot closer to home and more often than people may think. A common theme with sexual exploitation is that the victim has met a boyfriend or girlfriend online through Instagram or Snapchat, and has only spoken to them once on FaceTime.

“They have one conversation with this person that purports to be in love with them and suddenly they’ve ended up in the UK for the first time with a phone number on a piece of paper. That happens surprisingly often.

“With forced labour, we tend to find the recruitment is done through social media and the victims knows nothing about the pay or where they are meant to be staying.

“But potential victims will not engage with us unless we explain what is going on. We’re there to help them, not to question their immigration status.”

Mark quoted an example of a woman from Eastern Europe who chose not to engage at the airport but later told police she’d been trafficked.

Mark said: “A female came to our attention on an inbound flight. It was winter but she was wearing only a small amount of clothing. She also appeared confused and dazed.

“A male appeared next to her and it became immediately clear that he had control of her documents and was doing all the speaking for her.

“We engaged with her and she said she’d met the man online and was in love with him. They’d been travelling across Europe and had come to settle down in the UK.

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PC Kai Ishaq with the information distributed at Harwich Port

“She had no phone, no credit or debit card, her family weren’t aware she’d travelled to the UK and she didn’t know where she was going. When Border Force searched her bag, she only had lingerie and stilettos.

“As a result, we took her back to Border Force, explained we were there to safeguard her and explain why we were concerned about her travelling with this man.”

The woman decided to continue her journey, but a follow-up call from Metropolitan Police officers was arranged at the address she headed to.

“They (the officers) visited the address several hours later,” Mark said. “The man was seen discarding drugs which gave them the power to enter the property. At that point she asked her help, and said she was being trafficked.

“Not only did she ask for help, she identified another brothel where there were other people working who were then safeguarded.”

It was later revealed the man, a Romanian, was trying to pay off his godson’s christening by trafficking the woman around Europe. He was convicted of controlling prostitution and trafficking, and deported.

If you have any information about human trafficking or modern slavery offences taking place, please tell us. Call 101, or 999 in an emergency, or report online by using the tab at the top of this page.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org
For more information about how to spot the signs of trafficking, find out more at on our MSHT page.

Or visit the websites of partner agencies Stop the Traffik, Unseen , Justice and Care and the Southend Against Modern Slavery Partnership.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) #MigrantCrisis Report: More than 1.7 million migrants were detained along its border with Mexico in the past 12 months – the highest number ever recorded according to CBP #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: President Joe Biden’s popularity in opinion polls has been sinking, partly as a result of his immigration policy.

#AceDailyNews says that according to data from US Customs and Border Protection a record high migrant detentions at US-Mexico border: More than one million of them were expelled to Mexico or their native countries, Agents apprehended people from more than 160 countries: Of all those detained, the biggest category were adults travelling without children

US border patrol officials detain a migrant in the US state of New Mexico. File photo

Just 35% of Americans said they approved of his handling of the issue, in an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey earlier this month. 

Mr Biden promised a more humane immigration policy than his predecessor Donald Trump, but the US-Mexico border has been engulfed in crisis for much of the Democrat’s nine-month-old presidency.

The detention numbers for the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, are the highest since 2000. That year, more than 1.6 million migrants were held at the US-Mexico border. But the number has not reached 1.7 million since US authorities first began tracking such entries in the 1960s.

“The large number of expulsions during the pandemic has contributed to a larger-than-usual number of migrants making multiple border crossing attempts,” the US Customs and Border Protection said.

Those trying to enter the US illegally were mainly from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Of all those detained, the biggest category were adults travelling without children – more than 1.1 million (or 64%).

At the same time, the US authorities said they encountered more than 145,000 unaccompanied children – a record number. 

Almost 11,000 of those children remained in government custody on Friday.Watch: Texas migrant camp “kids feel like they’re in prison”

A BBC investigation of the Fort Bliss detention centre in Texas earlier this year found reports of sexual abuse, Covid and lice outbreaks, hungry children being served undercooked meat and sandstorms engulfing the desert tent camps where the young people were being held.

Republicans have blamed Mr Biden’s promise to create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants for fuelling the surge.

Mr Biden – who is making one of his regular trips to his home in Delaware this weekend – has been facing questions this week about why he has not visited the border.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(LONDON) #MigrantCrisis Report: Campaign across Britain will target freight drivers to lock their vehicles securely and report any suspicious activity in effort to stop people smuggling #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Lorry drivers across Britain are being urged to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity that could be linked to people smuggling, in a joint appeal being led by the National Crime Agency and Border Force.

#AceDailyNews reports on a new campaign appeals to lorry drivers in crackdown on people smuggling in a push, in partnership with Crimestoppers and the Home Office, will come two years after 39 Vietnamese migrants were tragically found dead in the back of a lorry in Essex, having been smuggled into the UK in 2019…..

The campaign will target freight drivers across England, Scotland and Wales with messaging at service stations and ports, on how they can help stop what is a dangerous and illegal way into the UK.

The NCA alone has around 50 ongoing investigations linked to organised immigration crime and since the start of the year, has been involved in more than 140 arrests.

Disrupting the criminal networks behind people smuggling is a priority for UK law enforcement and operational activity has led to many of these journeys being stopped and people safeguarded.

The tragedy that took place in Grays, Essex on 23 October 2019 highlighted just how perilous this method of entry into the country is.

The NCA continues to work with its partners to raise awareness of the impacts of people smuggling and are encouraging people working in the transport sector to recognise when something isn’t right, and to report it.

New posters and leaflets launched on Monday [25 October] will make it clear to drivers exactly what they should look out for, including; security breaches at ports, unexpected route diversions from drivers on shift and unusual behaviour at the rear of vehicles.

Drivers will also be encouraged to secure their vehicles and report any instances where they have been approached by someone offering opportunities to earn extra cash.

Any suspicion, no matter how small it may appear at the time, can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, or in an emergency, the police by dialling 999.

NCA Deputy Director Andrea Wilson said: “Stopping people smugglers and preventing further loss of life, is of the utmost priority for the NCA and its partners: The tragic events that took place in Essex two years ago have remained front and centre of our minds in tackling this issue and continue to inform our operational activity: We cannot emphasise enough how crucial information from those in the transport sector is, and hope this renewed drive gives people the confidence to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.”

Border Force Chief Operating Officer Steve Dann, said: “The Grays tragedy revealed the terrible dangers people face being hidden in the backs of lorries by criminals who put profit over safety without a care for who they hurt: Border Force work tirelessly to search, find and stop people being smuggled into the country using every tool at our disposal and on both sides of the border: This campaign encourages our haulier community to secure their vehicle and to be the eyes and ears on the roads reporting anything they think is suspicious – together with the NCA, we are determined to bring an end to this heinous trade in people smuggling.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………………….Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(EUROPE) JUST IN: NCA Intelligence-Led Maritime Operation leads to over five tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 200 million euros – the largest ever seizure in Europe in recent years – has been recovered from a sailing vessel in the Atlantic #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: The 5.2 tonne haul was the result of an intelligence-led international operation coordinated through the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) in Lisbon, supported by the NCA’s International Liaison Officer network and officers from the Agency’s Maritime, Aviation and Military Intervention Cell (MAMIC).

#AceDailyNews reports on NCA haul of cocaine worth 200million euros seized from sailing yacht off the coast of Portugal: Acting on intelligence developed by MAMIC – which profiles and monitors sailing vessels likely to be involved in cocaine trafficking – the 79-foot sailing yacht G Siro was intercepted by the Portuguese Navy approximately 200 nautical miles South West off the coast of Portugal on Saturday 16 October and taken to a naval base in Lisbon. Three men on board have been arrested by the Portuguese Police and remain in custody.

drugs packages

Director of Investigations at the NCA Nikki Holland said: Intercepting this vessel required international cooperation, and the NCA played a key role in sharing information with our law enforcement partners: This is a huge haul of class A drugs, and whilst the end destination is unclear at this stage, there is no doubt some would have ended up in the UK: The criminal trade in drugs is driven by financial gain and the loss of the profit that would have been made from this seizure will be a significant hit to the international criminal networks involved: It is a high priority for the NCA to build on the successes we have had in source countries and along the drugs supply routes, so that organised crime groups land fewer drugs in our towns and cities and prevent them being distributed by street level dealers.”The NCA works closely with law enforcement partners to disrupt organised crime groups who seek to cause harm to the UK through the trafficking and supply of drugs: There are currently more than 300 NCA-led investigations ongoing into class A drugs – both in the UK and abroad: In recent weeks, the NCA has contributed to international action resulting in the seizure of nearly seven tonnes of cocaine, the destruction of two cocaine labs capable of producing five tonnes a month and the destruction of a heroin lab.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(MOSCOW) #COP26 REPORT: Russia plans to lobby for sanctions relief on state-run energy giants that invest in green projects at next month’s landmark UN climate summit #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Ruslan Edelgeriyev, President Vladimir Putin’s climate envoy, accused Western states of double standards for urging Russia “to reduce methane leakages and yet we have Gazprom under sanctions” for the 2014 annexation of Crimea.

#AceDailyNews says according to Bloomberg who reported on Thursday Russia is looking at lobbying for ‘Sanctions Relief on Climate Projects at #COP26

“Let’s take climate projects out of sanctions, so that Gazprom has access to green financing, access to technologies,” Bloomberg quoted Edelgeriyev as saying in an interview.

“These two things don’t get along, sanctions and climate,” said Edelgeriyev, who will head Russia’s delegation at the crucial COP26 summit in Glasgow. 

The Oct. 31-Nov.12 COP summit, the biggest climate conference since the landmark 2015 Paris talks, is seen as a key step in setting worldwide emissions targets to stem the effects of climate change.

Putin, whose position on climate shifted recently from deep skepticism to engagement amid an increasing spate of natural disasters that have hit Russia and the rest of the world, will not fly to Glasgow for the summit.

But at the annual Valdai Club meeting in Sochi on Thursday, Putin saidRussia’s delegation will “insist” that negotiators at COP take into account Russia’s opportunity to use its vast forests to offset carbon emissions.

The president also echoed Edelgeriyev’s anti-sanctions sentiment when it comes to climate change.

“Geopolitical, scientific and technical, or ideological rivalry becomes pointless if the winners will have not enough air to breathe or nothing to drink,” Putin said.

Russia is one of the world’s biggest oil and gas producers and the fourth-highest carbon emitter. The country’s Arctic regions are warming roughly three times faster than the rest of the planet.

Last week, Putin said that Russia was “aiming” for carbon neutrality by 2060.

Russia’s earlier vow to cut its emissions to 70% of 1990 levels by 2030 is considered easily achievable because of the de-industrialization the country has undergone since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

(c) The Moscow Times

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(FRANCE) Lille Court Report: Two UK residents have been jailed for a combined nine and a half years after the NCA secured their arrests and extradition to France where they were wanted for their part in smuggling at least 250 migrants into the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Through joint work with the Crown Prosecution Service, both were extradited to France in February and September 2020: They were convicted in a French court in Lille last week [13 October 2021] where they appeared alongside nineteen other men, who all operated within an organised crime network that helped facilitate migrant crossings from France into the UK, mainly in the back of lorries.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Two UK residents have been jailed as part of people smuggling ring that saw twenty-one people convicted in France: The men, both Iranian nationals, were arrested by NCA officers two years ago; 38 year-old Hojjat Nickhoo, from Enfield, was held as he tried to leave the country via Heathrow airport in June 2019, while 33-year-old Ayoob Khaleghi was detained following a raid on Nickhoo’s address…..

CASE NOTES: Investigators estimate that the group made over four million pounds in just under a year and were charging migrants £10,000 for an adult, and £9000 for a child: The migrants would be transferred to sites in the North of France, Belgium and the Netherlands, before being transported across the Channel to their destination in the UK: Nickhoo, one of the ringleaders in the group, received a seven year sentence last week – the longest custodial term of all those convicted: Collectively, all of the defendants in court were sentenced to a total of 81 and a half years in prison: Khaleghi received a sentence of two and a half years.

NCA Deputy Director Andrea Wilson, said: “The NCA worked closely with French authorities to track these men down and ensure they went before the court in France: Tragically, we have seen that smuggling people in the back of vehicles and other methods can have lethal consequences: We continue our work to tackle the people smugglers who seek to exploit UK borders and treat migrants as a commodity to be profited from, with no regard for their safety.”

Joanne Jakymec, Chief Crown Prosecutor and Head of the CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service worked closely with the NCA to support this effective prosecution in France, by securing the extradition of the two UK-based defendants and the transfer of evidence to France.”……………The NCA investigates the highest harm criminal networks, and currently has around 50 ongoing investigations into networks or individuals in the top tier of organised immigration crime or human trafficking.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) Southwark Crown Court Report; A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent after a teenager was ‘fatally stabbed’ in broad daylight at Crossharbour DLR station last summer #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewReport – Oct.23: He received 27 years for murder, eight years for grievous bodily harm with intent and 12 months for possession of an offensive weapon, to be served concurrently: A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent after a teenager was stabbed to death in broad daylight at Crossharbour DLR station last summer.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Mohammed Hoque, 22, and of Manchester Road, London, has today (21 October) been sentenced to 27 years imprisonment by a judge at Southwark Crown Court: He’ll be sentenced on Friday 8 October…

CASE NOTES: Mohammed Hoque, 22, and of Manchester Road, London, has today (20 September) been found guilty of murder and grievous bodily harm with intent following a 10-week trial at Southwark Crown Court: Hoque and a friend encountered Samir and four of his friends while on their way into Crossharbour DLR station just before 6pm on the summer’s evening: CCTV footage played in court showed Hoque walking up the station stairs towards platform two when he turned to his right and began communicating with the other group: Samir and two of his friends then moved to the bottom of the stairwell and a short conversation ensued between the two groups: The court heard how the conversation escalated into a physical altercation before CCTV footage showed Hoque pull a black kitchen knife out of his fur hood: A short while later Hoque ran down the stairs after Samir and a second victim and recklessly swung his knife at them, stabbing them both in the process: Samir collapsed on the stairs, was picked up by his friend and both began running away. They only made it a short distance out of the station before Samir collapsed again as Hoque fled the scene: Despite the best efforts of nearby members of the public and paramedics, Samir sadly died of his injuries at the scene after being stabbed multiple times: His friend was conveyed to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for a single stab wound on his back: Hoque admitted in court that he had never spoken to Samir prior to the day of the incident: Two days after the incident, on 12 July, he handed himself in at a local police station.

Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley, said: “This was a shocking act of violence which resulted in the loss of a young man with his whole life ahead of him: While we’re pleased to see that justice has been served to the man responsible, Samir Uddin’s untimely and tragic death has left an unfillable hole in the lives of his parents, four younger siblings and friends: I would like to take this opportunity to offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, and I hope they can take some small comfort that justice has been served today.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) BTP County Lines Taskforce Report: A week of vital interventions were made to safeguard vulnerable people and large quantities of drugs were seized on the rail network as they took part in a national week of enhanced action to disrupt their activity #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Coordinated by the force’s dedicated County Lines Taskforce, the week (11–17 October) saw officers work with regional police forces on operations at key stations and train routes across the UK:

#AceNewsDesk reports on a BTP Co-Ordinated TaskForces Operation to safeguard children against harmful drugs which were seized in a week of enhanced action to tackle County Lines with 41-arrests made following on from earlier this month three people appeared at court charged in connection to offences under the Modern Slavery Act and drugs supply after a 16-year-old boy was found in possession of Class A drugs on the railway.

Cash seizure.jpg

OPERATION NOTES: These included a mix of plain-clothed and uniformed officers alongside drugs dogs and metal detection arches, to remove harmful drugs and dangerous weapons from the railway and communities: Across the seven-day period BTP conducted 88 operations, half of which were joint with regional police forces: In total 41 people were arrested, and officers seized 52 different amounts of drugs, £50k in cash, 43 phones and removed 32 dangerous weapons from the railway: They also safeguarded 14 vulnerable children and adults, visited a cuckooed address and seized one ‘deal line’ – a mobile phone linked to selling drugs.

Detective Superintendent Gareth Williams, BTP’s County Lines Taskforce lead, said: “These results are testament to the dedicated work of my team in partnership with our police colleagues and reminds criminals that the railway is not a viable option to move drugs, or indeed exploited persons, between locations: Drugs they distribute into communities ruin lives and we are continually developing and sharing our intelligence picture, to vary our tactics and dismantle their criminal operations: This coordinated week provided us with the opportunity to shine a light on our proactive operational work and also highlight the ‘Look Closer’ campaign, which we developed alongside The Children’s Society: It aims to raise awareness of child exploitation and encourages rail staff and the public to spot the signs that a person is being exploited and to always report their concerns to us: If you spot the signs of someone being exploited on the railway, text us on 61016. No report is too small or trivial – we will always take you seriously.”

James Simmonds-Read, National Programme Manager at The Children’s Society’s Prevention programme, said: “Predators groom children with offers of cash, gifts, drugs and alcohol, friendship and status – then use terrifying threats and violence to exploit them to carry drugs in ‘county lines’ operations or for sexual or labour exploitation: Young people may not ask for help because they have been manipulated into thinking they are making a choice or because they are too scared to speak out. We must not hold children responsible for preventing their own exploitation but should instead work together as a society to prevent it from happening to them: BTP’s County Lines Taskforce – a police team dedicated to tackling organised criminals using the railway to transport drugs – was setup with Home Office funding in December 2019: A key aim of the team is to identify and safeguard vulnerable children and adults often exploited by these criminals to transport drugs and cash between import and export locations.

To date, the Taskforce has made more than 1,500 arrests, seized nearly 1,000 lots of drugs, made 85 referrals to the National Referral Mechanism for Safeguarding and secured 18 charges under the Modern Slavery Act.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: A man wanted for his involvement in the supply of class A drugs worth millions of pounds has been arrested in Lanzarote on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: He was arrested on Wednesday 20 October at a bar in the town of Yaiza, south of Lanzarote, by officers from the Guardia Civil as part of a joint operation with the NCA.

#AceDailyNews reports on NCA Investigation UPDATE: Gary Vickery, 38, originally from Dublin, previously admitted to having a leading role in conspiring to import class A and B drugs and money laundering was arrested on Wednesday in Lanzarote……

Gary Vickery custody image

CASE NOTES: In July 2021, he failed to attend court where he was due to be remanded in custody, and at the end of July a warrant was issued for his arrest. He subsequently failed to surrender to the court again at a further hearing in September 2021: Officers evidenced Vickery’s involvement in large scale drug shipments worth over £23 million at UK street value, as well as movements of cash, with two other men – Thomas Kavanagh, 53, from Tamworth and Daniel Canning, 42, originally from Dublin: Kavanagh and Canning are both in custody awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiring to import class A and B drugs and money laundering. Canning also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition.

NCA Deputy Director Matt Horne said: Vickery was given ample opportunity to return to the UK following his guilty plea, but has failed to come back on every occasion: We will ensure those who cause harm to the UK though organised crime are held accountable, and this case highlights our tenacity: I’d like to thank the NCA officers here in the UK, and our international liaison team in Spain, who have worked closely with colleagues in the Guardia Civil to locate Vickery.” Vickery is due to appear before a Spanish court this morning and extradition proceedings for his return to the UK are now in progress.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.22: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) Lyft Report: More than 1,800 sexual assaults occurred during their rides in 2019, the company said Thursday in its first-ever safety report on sexual and physical assaults, fatal crashes and other serious incidents #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: Lyft’s safety report had been long awaited in the ride-hailing industry, as the company is facing lawsuits from victims of sexual assaults that occurred during rides. It committed to releasing its sexual assault statistics in 2019, when Uber released a similar report.

#AceDailyNews says according to New York Times report Lyft says 1,807 sexual assaults occurred in rides in 2019 the company said on Thursday..

By Kate Conger New York Times,Updated October 22, 2021, 1 hour ago

“While safety incidents on our platform are incredibly rare, we realize that even one is too many,” Lyft’s head of policy development and research, Jennifer Brandenburger, said in a blog post Thursday. “Behind every report is a real person and real experience.”The 1,807 sexual assaults during Lyft rides in 2019, the most recent year for data in the report, were a 64% increase from 2017, the company said. But because the number of rides rose even faster, safety improved overall, Lyft said, with the incident rate of sexual assaults declining 19% during the period…

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FTC ALERT REPORT: Has Amazon contacted you to confirm a recent purchase you didn’t make or to tell you that your account has been hacked? Its NOT always true you maybe being SCAMMED #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.23: These scams can look a few different ways. In one version, scammers offer to “refund” you for an unauthorized purchase but “accidentally transfer” more than promised. They then ask you to send back the difference.

#AceDailyNews FTC Report: Amazon impersonators: So what you need to know according to the FTC’s new Data Spotlight, since July 2020, about one in three people who have reported a business impersonator scam say the scammer pretended to be Amazon……

Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer Response and Operations : October 20, 2021: Maria Mayo

What really happens?

The scammer moves your own money from one of your bank accounts to the other (like your Savings to Checkings, or vice versa) to make it look like you were refunded. Any money you send back to “Amazon” is your money (not an overpayment) — and as soon as you send it out of your account, it becomes theirs. In another version of the scam, you’re told that hackers have gotten access to your account — and the only way to supposedly protect it is to buy gift cards and share the gift card number and PIN on the back. Once that information is theirs, the money is, too.

Here are some ways to avoid an Amazon impersonator scam:

  • Never call back an unknown number. Use the information on Amazon’s website and not a number listed in an unexpected email or text. 
  • Don’t pay for anything with a gift card. Gift cards are for gifts. If anyone asks you to pay with a gift card – or buy gift cards for anything other than a gift, it’s a scam. 
  • Don’t give remote access to someone who contacts you unexpectedly. This gives scammers easy access to your personal and financial information—like access to your bank accounts.

Have you spotted this scam? Report it at ReportFraud.ftc.gov

If you think someone has gotten access to your accounts or personal information, visit IdentityTheft.gov. There, you’ll find steps to take to see if your identity has been misused, and how to report and recover from identity theft.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Oct.23: 2021:

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(HONG KONG) JUST IN: Sixteen more democratically-elected district councillors ousted over loyalty oaths, as democrats left in the minority #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.22: The Hong Kong government has disqualified another 16 district councillors from the New Territories following the final oaths of loyalty ceremony. It leaves about 60 pro-democracy councillors in office – a fraction of the approximately 388 seats once held by the pro-democracy camp after they swept the elections. The oath-taking ceremony was administered by Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui.

#AceDailyNews says according to HKFP reports that only around 16 percent of the pro-democracy district councillors elected in 2019 are left in office. Among those unseated on Thursday – without explanation was Roy Kwong….

Photo: GovHK: by Selina Cheng – Published: 21 October 2021:

The Home Affairs Bureau announced on Thursday its final list of district councillors whose oaths of allegiance to the government were considered invalid. The government’s oath administrator initially questioned the validity of oaths offered by 17 councillors, with one opting for resignation before the final decision came down. It left 16 disqualified.

The last batch of district councillors disqualified for invalid oaths were unseated with immediate effect, including Roy Kwong.

Huge cheers from crowds inside a nearby mall, as democrat Roy Kwong passes through. He bows as protesters applaud him.

In full: https://t.co/kmLJLFCnSX 
2019 Funding Drive: https://t.co/biDMrS7Y5Y #NoToChinaExtraditionpic.twitter.com/BWmTHY2O1s— Hong Kong Free Press HKFP (@hkfp) June 16, 2019

Kwong was a prominent figure during the 2019 protests, and one of the few democrats spared any protest or national security-related prosecutions.

Invalid oaths announced on 21.10.2021: Pro-democracy candidates took control of 17 of the 18 district councils during the 2019 November election, in the wake of the anti-extradition bill protests. Roy Kwong. File photo: Etan Liam, via Flickr.

But the government introduced mandatory oaths of allegiance for the city’s local-level representatives earlier this year, after requiring all civil servants to take the same pledge shortly after Beijing’s passing of the national security law last June.

The polls were the only fully democratic elections in the city.

Over 260 resigned

The introduction of the oaths, and the ensuing rumours that salary and benefits will be recouped from councillors who faced disqualification, prompted over 260 individuals to resign ahead of the ceremonies.

Following four oath-taking ceremonies, which began in early September, oaths taken by 49 district councillors have been ruled invalid, although no explanation was provided. Under the amended Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, the disqualified district councillors will be banned from standing in elections for the next five years. Tsuen Wan District Council’s first meeting in 2020. File Photo: Stand News.

In other words, the oaths taken by 147 councillors were ruled valid – of which 120 were directly elected, and 27 were ex-officio rural committee members. 

Four others requested to delay their oath-taking. The government also cancelled the oath-taking ceremony for Leung Kam-wai, who is in custody on national security charges, awaiting trial. 

In December, 2019, Chief Executive Carrie Lam vowed that the new pro-democracy councillors would be respected and treated equally, though said they should “respect the conventions and rules” established over the year.

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