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The DAX legged lower, led by sliding shares of Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler after Germany’s top administrative court ruled German cities have the right to ban diesel cars, a move which could have far-reaching consequences for the 12 million vehicles in Europe’s largest auto market.
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LONDON (AP) — An alleged computer hacker from Britain won a court appeal Monday to block his extradition to the United States, where he faces charges in three states. The High Court in London ruled against allowing Lauri Love to be extradited, although judges said it would still be possible to prosecute him in England.
Love, 32, has Asperger’s syndrome and a depressive illness. His lawyers said it would be “unjust and oppressive” to send him to the U.S. to face trial. U.S. officials requested Love’s extradition on cyber-hacking charges alleging he compromised government networks between October 2012 and October 2013 and stole data.The decision in his favor Monday was greeted with cheers in the courtroom. Love said outside the London courthouse he hopes his case spurs discussion about how people with mental health issues are handled by the justice system.
H/t reader squodgy.
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by Stephen Lendman
Previous articles discussed them. He’s been investigated for over two years for alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
Reportedly he accepted about $1.1 million from accused French fraudster Arnaud Mimran in 2009.
He faces possible charges in so-called Cases 1,000 and 2,000 – the first on suspicion of inappropriately or illegally receiving lavish gifts from wealthy supporters, amounting to possible bribes.
The second case involves him getting caught red-handed on tape, negotiating a quid pro quo with Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes for more favorable broadsheet coverage in return for legislation prohibiting distribution of the free daily Israel Hayom, YA’s main competitor, owned by Netanyahu supporter Sheldon Adelson.
Former State Prosecutor’s Office financial investigations department head Avia Alef said if the above report is true, “there is no question that this is bribery.”
Germany- Federal Constitutional Court stops deportation of IS supporters for possible torture. The Turkish man committed bank fraud for 25.000 Euros to support ISIS and would have been deported to Turkey. https://t.co/53iUIz7MVW pic.twitter.com/037m1mF2k9
— Stan (@StanM3) January 9, 2018
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Tomorrow is the trial of a Scottish youtuber @CountDankulaTV. The charge? Committing a Hate Crime,What did he do? Taught his Dog to do a Nazi Salute as a joke in order to piss off his girlfriend & uploaded it.
— Black Pigeon Speaks (@navyhato) January 4, 2018
What a ‘horrible, horrible’ crime…
… lock him up and also the dog…
– ‘The Sun has sunk to a new low’: British public reacts with fury after tabloid publishes 80-year-old pictures of the seven-year-old Queen and the Queen Mother being taught a Nazi salute (Daily Mail, July 18, 2015):
- Footage has emerged of the Queen being taught Nazi salute by Edward VIII
- 1933 video shows future King, Elizabeth and Princess Margaret at Balmoral
- The Queen Mother is also in archive footage, taken as Hitler rose to power
- Buckingham Palace has slammed The Sun’s ‘exploitation’ of the footage
… and then there is this photo… 😂😂😂😂😂
…and not to forget… 😂😂😂😂😂
…but joking aside… 😂😂😂😂😂
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A German satirical magazine’s Twitter account was blocked after it parodied anti-Muslim comments in what the national journalists’ association said showed the downside of a new law against online hate speech.
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Unsealed court documents detail how the team of prosecutors tasked with convicting Cliven Bundy and his sons of crimes relating to a 2014 armed standoff failed to turn over potential exculpatory evidence to the court, The Oregonian reports.
The Bundys’ case ended in a mistrial Dec. 20 after Judge Gloria Navarro ruled that prosecutors violated the civil rights of the defendants by withholding evidence supporting the Bundys’ case. Navarro is considering dismissing the case “with prejudice” and blocking prosecutors from retrying the case. Her decision will come Jan. 8, according to The New York Times.
The Bedouin village of Al Araqib in the southern Negev has been demolished for well over 100 times. Its ethnic cleansing follows a similar pattern and logic to that of other Bedouin villages such as Umm Al Hiran, which saw violent ethnic cleansing operations this year, also involving extrajudicial execution of an Israeli Bedouin citizen.
Now the state reaches new heights of Kafkaesque madness: Sheikh Saih Abu Madiam, 68, is sentenced to 10 months in prison, 5 additional months of conditional imprisonment, as well as a fine of 36,000 Shekels (over $10,000), as Haaretz reported (Hebrew).
The offense: Abu Madiam has supposedly trespassed state land – which he claims is his own.