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U.N. experts: Seattle-area activist’s deportation proceedings appear to be retaliation

“She says she received notice in December to appear in immigration court, even though she has never had any interaction with law enforcement that might trigger deportation proceedings” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Mora-Villalpando leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest their treatment. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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U.S. detainee policy review won’t touch harsh interrogation tactics

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Wednesday that a 90-day review of detainee policy announced by President Donald Trump will not include an examination of harsh interrogation tactics and that no one has yet been identified for possible transfer to Guantanamo Bay” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Pentagon told Reuters that no militants were currently under consideration for relocation to the detention center. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Shares in Prince Alwaleed’s Firm Soar, But Banks Remain Cautious

“A corruption settlement or tax amnesty by clients could trigger anti-money laundering checks at banks, which can potentially affect client relationships” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The prince was released from detention at the weekend and Saudi officials said he would keep ownership of the company.DUBAI (Reuters) – Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s freedom has sent shares of his flagship company soaring, but banks will remain cautious about dealing with his company until they have more clarity about the circumstances of his release from a corruption probe. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Freed Saudi prince’s Kingdom Holding firm climbs 10 percent

“Stocks in Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment firm have surged a day after he was released from detention in connection with an anti-corruption campaign” reports foxbusiness.com. The prince’s associates say he was freed Saturday after more than 80 days in detention at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Saudi Billionaire, Media Tycoon Freed as Ritz Empties

“He will remain at the helm of his company, the official said, declining to provide the other terms of the deal” writes Vivian Nereim for bloomberg.com. Saudi Arabia freed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and several of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen from detention this weekend, clearing out the Ritz-Carlton hotel that served as a jail for the country’s elite during a controversial crackdown on corruption. Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Advocates want #MeToo debate to include immigrant detention

“As the national discussion of sexual misconduct grows, advocates for immigrants say they hope the conversation will include immigrant detention facilities” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Like many of the roughly 35,000 adults in immigration detention, Monterrosa, 23, has requested asylum.Advocates say problems inside immigrant detention have persisted despite years of calling attention to the topic, in part because the facilities themselves can be impenetrable to the public.The complaint also says that another 1,016 people reported sexual abuse in detention to the Department of Homeland Security between May 2014…

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Watchdog report finds moldy food, mistreatment in immigrant detention centers

“Advocates for immigrants said the report reaffirmed their long-standing calls for the detention facilities to be closed” reports washingtonpost.com. Officials praised one facility, in Laredo, Tex., for its treatment of immigrants and said the severity of problems at the other detention centers varied.Acting Inspector General John V. Kelly, who took over Dec. 1, said the watchdog agency identified problems at four detention centers during recent, unannounced visits to five facilities. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Police reportedly used metal rods to force asylum seekers out of a former Australian detention centre

“Local police reportedly used metal poles to beat and force refugees and asylum seekers out of a former Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea on Friday” writes Rosie Perper for businessinsider.sg. On Thursday, local authorities entered the former detention center to try and move the men and there were reportsauthorities were being aggressive and threatening. Source: businessinsider.sg Share This:

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