At Edinburgh High Court today (23rd of October), Lord Carloway sentenced Mohammed Atif Siddique - convicted last month of "terrorism" offences - to a total of 8 years in jail. The sentence is to run from the time Mr Siddique was first taken into custody.
"At this time, the state government of Chiapas and the federal government are waging a campaign against the Zapatista communities. 'Official' evictions, paramilitary attacks, invasions sponsored by officials, persecutions and threats, have become once again part of the surroundings of the indigenous communities who have set upon constructing their own destiny and improving their living conditions, always without losing their indigenous identity.....
Just like in the worst times .... the government is attacking the poor and needy, while catering to and benefiting the powerful. ....
"The average total earnings of FTSE 100 chief executives have more than doubled over the last five years to a record £3.2m"
The Daily Star Thursday, October 25, 2007
Hawi's family sues Mossad for assassination by Lebanon Daily Star staff
BEIRUT: The family of slain former Lebanese Communist Party leader Georges Hawi announced on Wednesday that it had filed a lawsuit against Israel's Mossad intelligence agency accusing it of plotting his assassination on June 21, 2005.
Speaking during a news conference at the Bristol Hotel, Hawi's step-son, Raffy Madayan, lashed out at the Lebanese authorities for "overlooking the issue of political assassinations and focusing on the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri solely."