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chinese legal activist released at end of 4-year prison term


the lawyer of a chinese legal activist says he has been released from prison at the end of a four-year sentence imposed on him after he founded a loose network of socially conscious campaigners.






chinese legal activist released at end of 4-year prison term


a chinese legal activist who founded a loose network of socially conscious citizens was released from prison saturday at the end of a four-year sentence, his lawyer said.






chinese legal activist released at end of 4-year prison term


beijing (ap) — the lawyer of a chinese legal activist says he has been released from prison at the end of a four-year sentence imposed on him after he founded a loose network of socially conscious campaigners. xu zhiyong helped found the new citizens movement, which at the time organized monthly dinners to discuss china’s […]






chinese legal activist released at end of 4-year prison term


beijing (ap) — a chinese legal activist who founded a loose network of socially conscious citizens was released from prison saturday at the end of a four-year sentence, his lawyer said. xu zhiyong helped found the new citizens movement, which at the time organized monthly dinners to discuss china’s constitution and other legal issues. zhang […]






immigration officers detain man whose prison term was cut


what was supposed to be a joyous homecoming for a colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short turned to heartache when he was detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released.






immigration officers detain man whose prison term was cut


denver (ap) — what was supposed to be a joyous homecoming for a colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short turned to heartache when he was detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. rene lima-marin’s wife, jasmine, had decorated her home with balloons wednesday and said she was […]






family says chinese human rights activist formally arrested


beijing (ap) — the wife and father of a prominent chinese human rights campaigner said friday that police have told the family he has been formally arrested and has dismissed his lawyers. legal activist jiang tianyong disappeared in november after publicizing the plight of families of lawyers who had been detained in an intense crackdown […]






poland hands 4-year prison term for spying for russia


a polish court has convicted a lawyer of spying for russia and has handed him a four-year prison term.






chicago man gets 120-year prison term for kidnapping, assault of mundelein child


referring to the case as the worst he has seen in his legal career, a lake county circuit court judge sentenced a chicago man to 120 years in prison wednesday for the november 2013 kidnapping and rape of a 3-year-old mundelein girl.judge mark levitt imposed the maximum sentence available upon jose...






cal state l.a. student activist detained by border patrol to be released, attorn


a 22-year-old immigration activist and college student who was detained by border patrol agents last month will be released, her attorney said friday. claudia rueda will be released on her own recognizance friday afternoon or on monday, according to attorney monika langarica. rueda was moving her...






us mine blast: ex-coal ceo blankenship at end of prison term


charleston, w.va. (ap) — former massey energy ceo don blankenship is finishing up a one-year federal prison sentence arising from the deadliest u.s. mine explosion in four decades. according to the u.s. bureau of prisons website, blankenship was set to be released wednesday from a halfway house in phoenix, arizona. he must serve one year […]






china labor activist sentenced to 4 ½ years for subversion


rights groups say a veteran chinese labor activist has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power after he published his personal account of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.






czech man released from sudan prison during minister's trip


the czech republic's foreign ministry says a czech national who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in sudan last month has been released and is on the way home with the minister.






family says chinese activist faces subversion charge


chinese authorities have charged rights activist jiang tianyong with subversion of state power six months after he disappeared and lost contact with his family and lawyers.






china labor activist sentenced to 4 ½ years for subversion


veteran chinese labor activist liu xiaoming has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power after he published his personal account of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, rights groups reported friday.






son of dissident cleric begins prison term


iran's semi-official fars news agency is reporting that the son of late dissident cleric grand ayatollah hossein ali montazeri has begun serving a six-year prison term.






cal state l.a. student activist detained by border patrol is released


a 22-year-old immigration activist and cal state los angeles student detained by border patrol agents last month was released from custody friday. claudia rueda walked out of the otay mesa detention center near san diego after a federal judge ordered her freed on her own recognizance pending further...






us college student released by north korea arrives in ohio


an american college student whose parents say has been in a coma while serving a 15-year prison term in north korea was released and returned to the united states tuesday as the trump administration revealed a rare exchange with the reclusive country.






philadelphia man out of prison after 24 years


philadelphia (ap) — a philadelphia man who was exonerated of murder has been released from prison after 24 years. shaurn thomas’ conviction was removed during a hearing tuesday, and he was released from the prison in frackville that night. the 43-year-old says he got to use a cellphone for the first time and plans to […]






china labor activist sentenced to 4 ½ years for subversion


beijing (ap) — rights groups say a veteran chinese labor activist has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power after he published his personal account of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. amnesty international said liu shaoming was sentenced by a court in the […]






american student, said to be in a coma, released by north korea arrives in ohio


an american college student whose parents say has been in a coma while serving a 15-year prison term in north korea was released and returned to the united states tuesday as the trump administration revealed a rare exchange with the reclusive country. an airplane carrying otto warmbier, who's from...






china labor activist sentenced to 4 ½ years for subversion


beijing (ap) — veteran chinese labor activist liu xiaoming has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion of state power after he published his personal account of the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, rights groups reported friday. liu was sentenced by a court in the southern city […]






colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody


denver (ap) — a colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. rene lima-marin, 38, was released to the custody of immigration and customs enforcement in denver on wednesday, according to the colorado department of corrections. he […]






former alabama governor released from federal prison


former alabama gov. don siegelman was released wednesday from a federal prison in louisiana where he was serving a six-year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice, a family spokesman said.






colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody


denver (ap) — a colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. rene lima-marin, 38, was released to the custody of immigration and customs enforcement in denver on wednesday, according to the colorado department of corrections. he […]






young transients avoid life in prison without parole after murdering quebec tour


morrison lampley, 24, agreed to a 100-year prison sentence and lila scott alligood, 19, accepted a 50-year term after each pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder






family says chinese activist faces subversion charge


beijing (ap) — chinese authorities have charged rights activist jiang tianyong with subversion of state power, six months after he disappeared and lost contact with his family and lawyers, his wife said tuesday. prosecutors in the central city of changsha sent the family a notice of the charge dated may 31, jin bianling told the […]






taiwan democracy activist said to be detained in china


taipei, taiwan (ap) — people close to a taiwanese pro-democracy activist say he went missing nine days ago during a visit to the chinese territory of macau and appears to be in chinese custody. the taiwan association for human rights said lee ming-che disappeared after clearing immigration on march 19 in macau and never showed […]






schaumburg woman who killed disabled daughter faces possible return to prison


a schaumburg woman who was convicted of killing her disabled daughter could be sent back to prison now that an appeals court has upheld her sentence.bonnie liltz, 57, was given a four-year prison term after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her daughter courtney,...






schaumburg woman who killed disabled daughter faces possible return to prison


a schaumburg woman who was convicted of killing her disabled daughter could be sent back to prison now that an appeals court has upheld her sentence. bonnie liltz, 57, was given a four-year prison term after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her daughter courtney,...






7 hong kong police get 2 years' prison in activist's beating


seven hong kong police officers were sentenced friday to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests, in an attack that was caught on film by tv news cameras.






family say chinese human rights campaigner formally arrested


beijing (ap) — the wife and father of a prominent chinese human rights campaigner say police have told the family he has been formally arrested and has dismissed his lawyers. legal activist jiang tianyong disappeared in november after publicizing the plights of the families of lawyers who had been detained in a crackdown on rights […]






oregon man faked insanity for 20 years to avoid prison — then fatally stabbed wi


an oregon man was released late last year after admitting he had faked insanity for two decades to avoid prison for kidnapping his first wife and son. tony montwheeler was released from a state hospital in december over the objections of a psychologist, who warned the 49-year-old was likely to commi...






milwaukee man gets 38-year prison term for drowning son


a milwaukee man will serve 38 years in prison after pleading guilty to drowning his infant son in a pond last year.






state reps ask hickenlooper to pardon lima-marin as legal response to ice hold


state reps. paul rosenthal and dave williams have asked gov. john hickenlooper to grant a pardon to rene lima-marin as a possible legal remedy for the 38-year-old aurora man who was ordered released from prison wednesday only to be taken into custody by immigration officials who could possibly deport him to his native cuba.






family says chinese activist faces subversion charge


beijing (ap) — chinese authorities have charged rights activist jiang tianyong with subversion of state power six months after he disappeared and lost contact with his family and lawyers. jiang’s wife said his family received a notice from prosecutors in the central city of changsha dated may 31, the first official confirmation of jiang’s whereabouts […]






7 hong kong police get 2 years' prison in activist's beating


seven hong kong police officers have been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a pro-democracy activist at the height of 2014 protests.






roe v. wade is a ‘jealous god’ that demands blood and generates rage


the legacy of roe v. wade and its companion case doe v. bolton is a 43-year flight from reason and a society and political system distorted almost beyond recognition.