#AceWorldNews – GERMANY:Jan.11: A German citizen, who is suspected of ties with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) extremists, was arrested on Saturday, German federal prosecutors said in a statement.

He returned from Syria some months ago, where he spent almost a year. He will go before a judge on Sunday.

At least 550 German citizens have joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria, officials say.

RT News Reported.


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#AceWorldNews – ISRAEL:Dec.21 – Israeli police have arrested four Jewish extremists who belonged to the Lehava group.

' Lehava Group '

‘ Lehava Group ‘

They are opposed to Jews and Arabs mixing together and they have looked to stir up racial tensions, according to AP.

Last week 10 Lehava members, including its leader, were arrested by police on the suspicion of promoting violence.

The group has sought to break up Arab-Jewish couples and has looked to stop Arabs and Jews working together.

Last week, three Lehava members were charged with setting a bilingual Hebrew-Arabic school in Jerusalem, which happened in November.


#arrested, #extremists, #lehava-group


#AceNewsServices – NEW DELHI:Dec.13 – A man suspected of running a pro-ISIS Twitter account was arrested Saturday, the police chief for the Indian city of Bangalore said.

Mehdi Masroor Biswas reportedly confessed to operating the ISIS-friendly @ShamiWitness account before it was recently shut down.

@ShamiWitness Account closed - Screenshot from 2014-12-13 14:27:48

@ShamiWitness Account closed – Screenshot from 2014-12-13 14:27:48

The 24-year-old was charged with waging a war or abetting the waging of war against powers friendly to India, police commissioner M.N. Reddi said.

He is also charged under prevention of unlawful activities and anti-cyber crime laws, Reddi said.

Biswas is expected to appear in court in 24 hours. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison, according to the police official.

He described Biswas as an ISIS “sympathizer.”

An electrical engineer by training, Biswas was working as an executive in a food company until this week, Reddi said.

' Indian police arrest man suspected of running pro-ISIS Twitter account '

‘ Indian police arrest man suspected of running pro-ISIS Twitter account ‘

The exposure this week in UK media of the identity of the man behind the prolific Twitter feed captured headlines worldwide.

The suspect told CNN’s UK affiliate ITN that he expected to be arrested even though he believed he had done nothing wrong.

Fearing that the police might kill him during that operation, he also insisted to ITN that he would not resist arrest and was unarmed.

He said he had been overwhelmed by the frenzy of media attention since the identity behind @ShamiWitness was revealed.

Source & Video Link: 


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#AceWorldNews – INDIA:Dec.10 – The Uber taxi driver held on suspicion of raping a passenger in India is a career criminal, Reuters said, citing police.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, has charges dating back more than a decade, according to Madhur Verma, a deputy commissioner with the Delhi police.

Yadav’s offences include robbery, molestation and possessing an unlicensed firearm.

On Monday, Yadav was remanded in custody for three days by a Delhi court.

The Uber service stopped working in the Indian capital on Wednesday after the state government banned it.


#arrested, #rape, #taxi-driver, #uber


#AceNewsServices – FERGUSON – Nov.26 – A producer from RT’s Ruptly video agency was arrested by police in Ferguson after a second night of disturbances in the St. Louis suburb. Denise Reese, a German citizen, was subsequently released after being held for a few hours.

 A protester is arrested in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

A protester is arrested in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

She was taken to the City of Ferguson Police Municipal Court building, having been detained for unlawful assembly. Ruptly reportedly recorded the moment that Reece was marched towards the police building. She is believed to be the second person being escorted, wearing a gas mask.

One of her colleagues, Andres Benedicto, spoke to RT and said that “protesters were gathering around the police department. The police gave the protesters a couple of warnings saying they were forming an unlawful assembly. They were asked about five or six times to leave the area.”

READ MORE: RT video agency Ruptly producer injured in Ferguson protests

However, after being held for some hours, she was eventually released without charge.

Reese, is based in Berlin and only arrived in Ferguson on Monday. She has the correct journalistic credentials to work as a journalist in the US. Ruptly says she is one of their most experienced producers and had previously worked covering the Maidan protests in Kiev.

44 people were arrested in total during a second, calmer night of demonstrations. Late on Monday and early into Tuesday, police detained 61 protesters during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire.



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#AceNewsServices – ST LOUIS – Nov.24 – Two men have been arrested by FBI and indicted on weapons charges near St.Louis, Missouri. According to CBS news source the suspects were allegedly plotting to set off pipe bombs amid the ongoing Ferguson protests.

Another law enforcement official confirmed to Reuters that two men were suspected of buying explosives which they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson.

The suspects were arrested by the federal agents on Thursday as part of an undercover operation in St. Louis after they attempted to buy firearms under false pretenses, according to the unsealed federal indictment.The official source told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the suspects were trying to acquire explosives for pipe bombs.

On Friday the suspects identified as Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis were indicted on weapons charges for making purchases of two handguns at the Cabela’s sporting goods store in Hazelwood.

According to the indictment, between November 1 and 13 the men acquired two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols but the weapons were intended to be handed over to someone else.

A police source also said the investigation leading to the arrest spanned several months. Local and federal authorities executed search warrants at two residences in north St. Louis County. The sourcetold St. Louis Today that the raids produced information that the detained had planned to obtain illegal weapons to do harm to law enforcement and the public.

After the arrest, one of the leaders of the New Black Panther Party, Chawn Kweli, posted a message on his blog blaming the operation on Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

“The wicked enemies of black people use lies and deceit to confuse the masses and misdirect the legitimate aspirations of the black power movement,” Kweli wrote. “As seen, in St. Louis, Mo, with the arrest of Chairman Olajawon Ali, and other activist ahead of the decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown – or not!”

The FBI has been concerned about the presence of New Black Panther members since the August shooting of Michael Brown which sparked the months-long protests. In August, St. Louis Division of the FBI issued a warning that the New Black Panther Party along with its leader Chawn Kweli were in Ferguson to incite violence.

#arrested, #pipe-bombs, #plotting


#AceNewsServices – JAPAN – Nov.22 – Across the web and through sources l pick up a number of really interesting stories and as often as l can l post them.

' Black Widow Arrested for Suspected Killing of 7 Husbands '

‘ Black Widow Arrested for Suspected of Killing Seven Partners ‘

This one involves a 67-year-old millionairess who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide. As the story emerged her other six former partners had already died, in Japan’s latest apparent “black widow” case AFP reported.  

Chisako Kakehi has been the beneficiary of a combined 800 million yen ($6.8 million) over the last two decades, Jiji Press said — insurance money and other assets she received after the seven men’s deaths.

Kakehi’s dalliance with death began in 1994 when her first husband passed away at the age of 54.

In 2006 her second husband, whom she had met through a dating agency, died of a stroke aged 69, while the third marriage ended in 2008 with the death of her 75-year-old partner, Jiji said.

A boyfriend, believed to have been suffering from some form of cancer, died a year later, and in 2012 her then-fiance met his fate after collapsing while riding a motorbike.

She has denied any involvement in his death.

“We suspect she did it for money,” a police investigator on the latest death said without giving details of the amount involved.

– ‘Doomed by fate’ –

Police are now working on the theory that she could have been behind the deaths of at least some of the other six.



#arrested, #killing, #partners


#AceWorldNews – BRAZIL (Rio De-Janeiro) – Nov.15 – Twenty-seven people were arrested by Brazilian police in connection with a corruption case involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

'Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case '

‘Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case ‘

Among the arrestees is the former director of engineering and services, Renato Duque, AFP reported.

Thirty police teams took part in the arrests that swept the country.

Police also searched 11 companies during the operation and seized $277 million worth of assets belonging to 36 individuals and three companies.

The breakthrough in the case against Petrobras reportedly came after former official Paulo Roberto Costa made a plea deal with the prosecutors, revealing that the firm gave out millions of dollars to politicians of the ruling Workers Party between 2004 and 2012.

According to police, a total of around $3.9 billion was paid out during that time.


#corruption, #arrested, #oil, #police, #scandal


#AceNewsServices – GERMANY – Nov.13 – A German court convicted four men on Thursday of being members or supporters of Al-Qaeda and planning a potentially lethal attack on German soil Die Welt reported. 

' Abdeladim El-K '

‘ Abdeladim El-K ‘

They were handed sentences of up to nine years each behind bars, Reuters said.

The group, dubbed the ‘Dusseldorf Cell’, was arrested in 2011 in the western cities of Dusseldorf and Bochum, just days before Osama Bin Laden was killed

During a two-year long trial, prosecutors said the men, acting under direct orders from al Qaeda, planned to detonate a cluster bomb in a crowd of people followed by a second explosion once emergency services had arrived to treat the victims.

Moroccan Abdeladim El-K, in his 30s, was the leader of the cell and is the highest-ranking member of al Qaeda to go before a court in Germany. The court in Duesseldorf sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Abdeladim El-K Indictment '

Abdeladim El-K Indictment ‘

Prosecutors said he travelled to an al Qaeda training camp in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area in 2010 where he was taught how to make explosives and use guns.

The arrest of a militant Islamist cell in Germany on April 29 demonstrated the significance of safe havens for the al Qaeda network 


#al-qaeda, #arrested, #attacks, #convicted, #planning, #sentences

Eleven terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, involved in the disappearance of MH370

Suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and the state of Kedah
Said to members of violent new terror group said to be planning attacks
Interrogations came after demands from agencies including FBI and MI6
Manifest revealed presence of consignment but did not reveal its contents
Airline has admitted 200kg of lithium batteries was among the items
It refused to say what else, citing ‘legal reason’ related to ‘ongoing’ probe
A group of 11 terrorists with links to Al Qaeda were yesterday being interrogated on whether they are behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The suspects were arrested in the capital Kuala Lumpur and in the state of Kedah last week and are members of a violent new terror group said to be planning bomb attacks in Muslim countries. The interrogations come after international investigators, including the FBI and MI6, asked for the militants, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, odd-job workers, a young widow and business professionals, to be questioned intensively about Flight MH370.

Nearly two months after the Beijing-bound plane vanished soon after take-off from Kuala Lumpur, no trace has been found despite a huge sea search costing hundreds of millions of pounds. It is thought to have crashed into the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. An officer with the Counter Terrorism Division of Malaysian Special Branch said yesterday the arrests had heightened suspicion that the flight’s disappearance may have been an act of terrorism. ‘The possibility that the plane was diverted by militants is still high on the list and international investigators have asked for a comprehensive report on this new terror group,’ the officer said. In interviews conducted so far, some suspects have admitted planning ‘sustained terror campaigns’ in Malaysia but denied being involved in the disappearance of the airliner, he added.

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat (left) said he had been instructed to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He claimed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed masterminded the plot

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat (left) said he had been instructed to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He claimed Khalid Sheikh Mohammed masterminded the plot

During the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law, Saajid Badat, a British-born Muslim from Gloucester, said he had been instructed at a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan to give a shoe bomb to the Malaysians. He said: ‘I gave one of my shoes to the Malaysians. I think it was to access the cockpit.’ Badat, who spoke via video link and is in hiding in the UK, told the New York court the Malaysian plot was being masterminded by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the principal architect of 9/11. A mystery surrounding the cargo being carried by the missing Malaysian Airlines plane emerged on Friday when it was discovered that it had been loaded with items not specified on the manifest. The aircraft was carrying 4.566 tonnes of mangosteens – an exotic fruit – and a shipment of lithium batteries, which were part of a separate consignment. The batteries weighed 200kg, but that separate consignment totalled 2.453 tonnes. So what was being carried to make up the 2.253 tonnes in that separate shipment? Questions have been raised as Malaysia Airlines said it will close assistance centres in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur for the families of the 239 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777-200ER jet.

Relatives of passengers aboard flight MH370 prepare to leave a hotel where they have been staying in Beijing after Malaysia Airlines said it would close all its assistance centres for relatives the missing

The closures come after rescuers abandoned their fruitless air search for the missing jet, which had focused on a remote area of the Indian Ocean off Australia’s west coast. The mystery was sparked by a spokesman for the company that shipped the batteries telling a Malaysian newspaper that he would not reveal what the remaining 2.253 tonnes of cargo were. ‘I cannot reveal more because of the ongoing investigations,’ the spokesman told The Star newspaper. ‘We have been told by our legal advisers not to talk about it.’ The spokesman said he could not even name the company which manufactured the batteries, insisting that the matter was confidential.

Questioned about the fact that a mystery cargo was not stated in the manifest, Malaysian Airlines told the paper that the rest of the consignment was ‘radio accessories and chargers.’ A statement from the airline said that the freight not specified had been ‘declared as radio accessories’, despite there being no reference to this in the manifest released publicly last Thursday. What the manifest does say is that NNR Global shipped 133 pieces of one item weighing 1.99 tonnes and 67 pieces of another item weighing 463kg for a total ‘consolidated weight’ of 2.453 tonnes.

I am not the only one to catch this story as it breaks

Just how many lithium batteries had been loaded, or their weight, are not specified in the manifest, although Malaysian Airlines boss Ahmad Yahya told a media conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 24 that the batteries weighed a total of 200kg. What the manifest does say, in respect of the lithium batteries, is that ‘the package must be handled with care and that a flammability hazard exists if the package is damaged. ‘Special procedures must be followed in the event the package is damaged, to include inspection and repacking if necessary.’

There has been earlier speculation that a fire involving the batteries might have been the cause of the aircraft’s fate. According to The Star, shippers NNR Global are located at an air freight forwarding warehouse located less than 100 yards from the Penang International Airport. ‘The complex is guarded by the police and only those with passes are allowed entry,’ the newspaper said, following its investigation into the unspecified cargo. A consolidated shipment combines several individual consignments to make up a full container load. At the port of destination, the consolidated shipment is separated back into individual consignments for delivery to their respective consignees. The lithium batteries and the other mystery items that are said to be radio parts were addressed to NNR Global Logistics in Beijing, but a company named JHJ International Transportation Co.Ltd of Beijing was to collect the cargo on its behalf.

A policeman naps beside a board written with messages for passengers aboard the missing fight at the hotel

Among the conspiracy theories that have already emerged following the Boeing 777’s disappearance on March 8, is that its fate was linked to 20 of the 239 people on board – they were employees of a semi-conductor manufacturing firm which develops components for hi-tech weapons systems and aircraft navigation. They were employees of Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas technology firm, working in several manufacturing sites in Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, China, a fact confirmed by a spokeswoman for the company. The citizens news site Beforeitsnews, said earlier that it was conceivable that MH370 was ‘hiding’ with its high-tech electronic warfare weaponry. ‘In fact, this type of technology is precisely the expertise of Freescale, that has 20 employees on board the missing flight,’ said the website. However, until a detailed description of the ‘radio parts’ that have not been itemised in the MH370 manifest has been made available, the conspiracy theories are likely to be given an added thrust.

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#US : “American Girl Claims to have Killed more than Twenty People”

#AceWorldNews says latest reports that a 19-year-old American girl, Miranda Barbour, arrested on suspicion of killing one man, has unexpectedly claimed that she has been involved in the killing of more than 20 people in several states of the USA, the Daily Item reports.

#american, #arrested, #daily-item, #killing, #reports, #states, #suspicion, #usa