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Archive for September 26th, 2010

IRA Dissident Seeking Weapons For Terrorist Purposes From Lithuanian Agent

Posted by Info on 26/09/2010

A Lithuanian court has begun hearing evidence in a trial against a suspected IRA dissident accused of trying to buy weapons and explosives there. Many British agents participated in the sting.
Michael Campbell, the brother of a senior Real IRA figure in Ireland, was arrested in January 2008 in an international sting operation when he allegedly handed 10,000 euro (£8,500) to an undercover Lithuanian agent posing as a weapons supplier.

It is unclear when the trial, which began last year, will end. Campbell, 36, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of seeking weapons for terrorist purposes.

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Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Banned Film Shot By Human Rights Activist

Posted by Info on 26/09/2010

Kyrgyz intelligence agency claims that they banned screening a film shot by a human rights activist from China according to the order issued by the Head of Presidential Administration Emil Kaptagaev.

The State National Security Service suspended the screening of “The 10 Conditions of Love” directed by John Lewis (Australia), which was shown in the Historical Museum at the IV International Festival on Human Rights, held in Bishkek. Officers of the intelligence agency stopped screening of the film in the middle of the show. “According to GSNB officers, the film was banned. ”

GSNB officers also foiled a film “Russian Lessons” directed by Andrei Nekrasov and Olga Konskaya (Russia – Norway), displaying human rights violations.
Human Rights Center “Citizens against corruption” stated that “the film focuses on the fate of a prominent human rights defender – the president of the World Uighur Congress – Rebiya Kadeer. In the mid-1990’s she became China’s seventh richest person. Rebiya Kadeer has also been an advisor to the government. She openly criticized the policies pursued by China in her native Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang).”

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