New facility opened at Diyarbakır Prison for stone-throwing minors

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Children are seen throwing stones at a group of children believed to be directed by the outlawed PKK as they throw stones at policemen.

An additional building has been opened at a prison in Diyarbakır to hold girls under 18 who receive prison sentences for throwing stones at police officers during illegal demonstrations in Turkey’s eastern and southeastern provinces. Read the rest of this entry »

Italy: Foreign terror suspects detained by police in 2008

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Rome, 7 May (AKI) – Italian police arrested 14 people suspected of having links to international Islamist terror groups in 2008. According to official data released by police on Thursday, some of the suspects had already been investigated for other crimes. Another 29 foreigners were arrested for suspected links to non-religious extremist organisations.

Nine people who allegedly belonged to extremist groups in Italy and two others responsible for attacks on Islamic targets in Italy were also arrested, according to the data.

A total of 24,234 foreigners were arrested by police in 2008. Of this number, 8,340 were returned to their country of origin. A total of 408 were arrested by Italian police for aiding illegal immigration.

The data was released by police to coincide with the 157th anniversary of the foundation of the police service in Italy.

The occasion will be marked by a special ceremony in the centre of Rome with the president Giorgio Napoletano on Friday.


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