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Archive for May 12th, 2011

The U.S Helps Terrorists To Buy Arms – Their Constitutional Right

Posted by Info on 12/05/2011

247 people, who are on a Federal list of individuals suspected of having links with terrorism bought weapons and explosives in the U.S freely in 2010.

The FBI official said that in 2009, the number of potential terrorists who bought arms in America was higher than those who bought weapons in 2010. From 2004 to 2010, 1,453 individuals suspected of links with terrorism expressed a desire to purchase handguns and explosives in America, and 90 per cent of the applicants had their constitutional wishes granted.

Under the American law, with slight variations in different states, there are only 7 reasons for denying a person the right to own a gun, and being on the list of suspected terrorists is not among them.

The Bush administration tried vainly to end the absurdity, and the Obama administration has likewise been unsuccessful so far. It is a difficult legal jigsaw, since according to the American logic, outlawing the possession of private guns touches on the untouchable- a kind of immunity for Americans. Senator Frank Lautenberg, a long time campaigner against the legalization of the abnormality, has coined a special name for it- “terrorist trap”.

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Amendments To Russian Law On Countering Terrorism

Posted by Info on 12/05/2011

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed into law the draft on making amendments to the Federal Law on countering terrorism.

The draft, adopted by the State Duma and approved by the Senate in April this year, provides for establishing terrorist threat levels that would call for some extra moves to ensure personal, public and state security against terrorist threats. The levels are due to be determined by the President. The new law will makes it possible to timely react to the threat of terrorist attack.

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French Court To Rule On Whether Uzbek President Karimov Is ‘Dictator’

Posted by Info on 12/05/2011

A French court will be asked to rule next week on whether Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan, qualifies as a “dictator”, in an unprecedented libel case involving his glamorous daughter.

Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, Mr Karimov’s youngest daughter, has launched a libel suit against Rue89, a French news website which is focused on the claim that Ms Karimova-Tillyaeva paid Monica Bellucci, the Italian actress, £165,000 to attend a glitzy Paris function.
In a separate clause it also challenges the description of her as a “dictator’s daughter” as defamation.
Rue 89 painted a poor picture of Lola Karimova, accusing her of whitewashing her country’s reputation by paying celebrities to come to parties that she organised. She is describes as a ‘dictator’s daughter’. These statements are likely to qualify as public defamation.”

Islam Karimov, 73, who has ruled the impoverished Central Asian country since the fall of the Soviet Union, has been frequently criticised for his brutal suppression of opponents and critics.

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Россия: Предлагают Гражданам защищаться Oт Tерроризма Caмим

Posted by Info on 12/05/2011

С помощью поправок к законам “О противодействии терроризму” и “О транспортной безопасности” будут “расширены организационные полномочия правительства в сфере противодействия терроризму”.

Эаконопроектом “государство расписывается в своей неспособности локализовать источники террористической угрозы”,— заявил другой справоросс, зампред комитета по безопасности Геннадий Гудков. Концепция законопроекта, по его мнению, сводится к тому, что “спасение утопающих является в России делом рук самих утопающих”. По мнению депутата, в законопроекте должны быть указаны хотя бы “критерии защищенности зданий”.

Каждое физическое и каждое юридическое лицо, в собственности которых имеются “здания, строения, сооружения или иные объекты”, обязаны сами обеспечивать их “антитеррористическую защищенность”. Соответствующие требования установит правительство.

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Lukashenka Left EU With No Option Than Sanctions Against His Regime

Posted by Info on 12/05/2011

Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy:Alyaksandr Lukashenko failed to use last December’s presidential elections to show his readiness for change and a more open and democratic. Not only did he not take this chance, but in using violence against peaceful demonstrators and multiplying the number of political prisoners, he has shown contempt for democracy and the rule of law.

Today on May 12 the European parliament is to discuss the situation with human rights, democracy and rule of law in Belarus.
The European Parliament has also called upon the leadership of the EU to immediately impose sanctions against Belarusian officials who had been involved in the crackdown during the presidential campaign. The sanctions should be in force until the unconditional release of all political prisoners.
MEPs have also called upon boycotting major sporting events at the territory of Belarus, in particular the world ice hockey championship in 2014.

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