August 17, 2019

After Iran Sentences Another American Hostage, State Dept. Can’t Guess Why

WASHINGTON — The State Department said Tuesday that it can’t determine why Iran sentenced yet another American citizen to a lengthy stretch behind bars on trumped-up charges this week. San Diego resident Robin Shahini, 46, a grad student pursuing a master’s degree in homeland security, was visiting his Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother in Iran when he was seized […]

Obama Commutes Sentences Of Over 50 With Firearms Violations

President Barack Obama issued a record amount of commutations on Wednesday, and over 50 of them had firearms violations. Of the 214 commutations issued by Obama, 56, or about a quarter of the total commutations, had firearms violations on their record in conjunction with a drug trafficking or carrying a firearm as a felon, which is […]

Obama Commutes The Sentences Of 61 Drug Criminals

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 inmates Wednesday, all of whom were drug offenders. Obama has now commuted the sentences of 248 criminals — more than the last six presidents combined. Commutation does not wipe away a conviction as a pardon does, but instead shortens an inmate’s sentence. Most of those receiving a […]

Egypt Sentences Islamist Ex-President to Death

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 others to death Saturday over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak and later brought Islamists to power for the first time in Egypt. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his […]

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