Turkey: Three journalists arrested on “terror propaganda” charges

Turkish authorities arrested three prominent activists for freedom of press under the charges of “terror propaganda” yesterday (20th June). Erol Onderoglu, Reporters Without Borders’ Turkish representative; Sebnem Korur Fincanci, President of Turkey Human Right Foundation; and Ahmet Nesin, were arrested yesterday on charges of “propagandizing for terror” for taking a part in a campaign in …

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Huge forest fire in Cyprus

An area of 15 square kilometers have been scorched by a huge forest fire in the island nation of Cyprus. News reports from yesterday (20th June) say that one firefighter lost his life and two more were injured when their truck was overturned.


Croatian parliament dissolved

Today, Croatian MPs voted for the dissolution of Sabor (Croatian Parliament) on July 15.  The motion for the dissolution passed overwhelmingly with 137 votes in favor, two votes against and with one MP who abstained from voting.


Government reveals POLICHACAO’s US embassy links and US police training

During the POLICHACAO’s (Chacao’s opposition-controlled municipal police force) three month probe phase, President Nicolás Maduro presented to public, evidence of US Embassy involvement and training of the POLICHACAO officers in the US, with US police forces. Furthermore, Chacao’s police forces allegedly trained with Israeli forces as well, as the Venezuelan newspaper Últimas Noticias published last week.