Tag: Detention

Sanction Lebanese Officials For Fakhoury Detention, Senator Says

A U.S. senator says she is drafting sanctions legislation against Lebanese officials over the detention of a senior official of a former Israel-linked militia that tortured hundreds of Lebanese detainees. Amer Fakhoury, a member of the Israeli proxy South Lebanon Army, is accused of the torture and murder of Lebanese inmates …….MORE: Dailystar

AOC Questions Migrant Mother Whose Child Died in U.S. Detention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez <span class="copyright">PHoto: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call.</span>Yazmin Juárez, the mother of a toddler who died shortly after being released from a for-profit detention center in Texas, offered a powerful testimony in front of a panel of U.S. House members on Wednesday. Juárez said she and her daughter fled violence in Guatemala and hoped for a better future in the U.S. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she told the lawmakers….more: yahoo

US mercenaries linked to UAE agrees deal with China to run anti-Muslim detention camps

Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention campA controversial US mercenary group with ties to the UAE has signed a deal with China to build a training centre in Xinjiang where up to a million Uighur Muslims are reportedly held in detention camps.

Hong Kong-listed security firm Frontier Services Group (FSG), which is founded by Erik Prince, has signed a preliminary deal with the Chinese authorities. A statement posted on its Chinese website confirmed the deal but was later deleted in what appears to be an attempt to avoid a backlash against Prince’s activities.more: middleeastmonitor.com

Expert on Australia’s decision to close detention center in Melbourne

The Australian government has announced the closure of a detention center in Melbourne, one of the nine facilities used to lock up immigrants who arrived in the country without papers. The government called the decision to close the facility a “milestone in the ramping-down of Australia’s onshore immigration detention network”.