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Iran FM proposes swap for jailed British national

Iran FM proposes swap for jailed British nationalIran’s foreign minister on Wednesday proposed a prisoner swap for a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran, saying the United States should drop charges against an Iranian woman it is seeking in Australia. Britain has been trying unsuccessfully to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual national who worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and was arrested in 2016. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif drew a parallel to Negar Ghodskani, an Iranian woman who was arrested by Australia in 2017 and separated from her newborn child as the United States asks for her extradition.



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Bernie Sanders supports letting jailed felons vote in elections

Bernie Sanders supports letting jailed felons vote in electionsThe Vermont senator says prisoners “have a right to vote.”



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Feds: man jailed after claim has twice made similar claims

Feds: man jailed after claim has twice made similar claimsCINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local):



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Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more months

Trump ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort jailed for 43 more monthsPresident Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort, already facing 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud, was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison Wednesday on conspiracy charges. “The defendant is not public enemy number one,” US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in delivering the sentence in a hushed Washington courtroom. “But he is not a victim either,” Jackson added, stressing that the veteran Republican lobbyist and political consultant had shown little remorse and had lied repeatedly.



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Former Vatican treasurer Pell jailed for six years for 'brazen' sexual attack on choir boys

Former Vatican treasurer Pell jailed for six years for 'brazen' sexual attack on choir boysCounty Court of Victoria Chief Judge Peter Kidd, who handed down the sentence in a live television broadcast, said there was a real possibility that at age 77, Pell could spend the rest of his life in prison. Pell, a former top adviser to Pope Francis, is the most senior Catholic to be convicted for child sex offences. “In my view, your conduct was permeated by staggering arrogance,” said Kidd in handing down the sentence after Pell was convicted of five charges of sexually abusing two children.



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Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in inquiry into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in inquiry into Julian Assange and WikiLeaksChelsea Manning, who was jailed in 2013 for leaking US military secrets to WikiLeaks, was arrested again on Friday for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation targeting the anti-secrecy group. US District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to be held not as punishment but to force her testimony in the secret case, according to a spokesman for the US attorney in the Alexandria, Virginia federal court. "Chelsea Manning has been remanded into federal custody for her refusal to provide testimony" to a grand jury in Arlington, Virginia, said a statement from her support group The Sparrow Project. They cited the judge in the case, Claude Hilton, as saying Manning would be held indefinitely "until she purges or the end of the life of the grand jury." Manning, 31, was held in contempt of court after refusing earlier this week to testify for an investigation into actions by WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange in 2010, according to her own description. Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been placed in jail to coerce her to testify against Julian Assange. Whistleblowers are now being forced to testify against journalists. A new angle in the attack on media freedom. More: t.co/jFzuiRUaYo Fund: t.co/X51GmHBUQH— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 8, 2019 Manning, a transgender woman then known as Bradley Manning, was a military intelligence analyst at the time who delivered more than 700,000 classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into WikiLeaks's hands. She became a hero to anti-war and anti-secrecy activists and her actions helped make WikiLeaks a force in the global anti-secrecy movement. In 2013, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison.  She was released in 2017, after President Barack Obama commuted the final 28 years of her 35-year sentence.  Anticipating the contempt charge, Manning said Thursday she had asserted her constitutional rights to refuse to answer questions the day before even as she was offered immunity for her testimony. She objected to the secret nature of grand juries, which can interview witnesses without their attorneys present. "All of the substantive questions pertained to my disclosures of information to the public in 2010 – answers I provided in extensive testimony, during my court-martial in 2013," she said. "In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles. I will exhaust every legal remedy available," she said. "My legal team continues to challenge the secrecy of these proceedings, and I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal." tomorrow i’m facing a sealed contempt hearing for refusing to testify at a secret grand jury over my 2010 disclosures statement: pic.twitter.com/M1uhssUzXh— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) March 7, 2019 Manning spent more than three years in prison in 2013-2017, during which she underwent gender transition therapy, spent time in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. Last year she ran for the Democratic Party's nomination to the US Senate in Maryland but failed to unseat the incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin. The US government has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks for years and has stepped up its efforts against the Britain-based group after it served as an outlet for internal Democratic communications that Washington alleges were stolen by hackers from Russia's GRU intelligence agency during the 2016 US election. Fearing arrest and extradition to the United States, Assange has been sheltering in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012. He says WikiLeaks's publishing of US secrets is no different than what the mass media does and he should enjoy the same protections as journalists.



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Wisconsin man jailed for kidnap-murder confesses in letter -report

Wisconsin man jailed for kidnap-murder confesses in letter -reportJake Patterson, 21, wrote to a reporter at KARE 11 News that he had acted “mostly on impulse” but does not “think like a serial killer,” according to a copy of the Feb. 28 letter published by the Minneapolis-based television station. Patterson was charged in February with murder for the Oct. 15 shooting deaths of Closs’ parents in Barron, Wisconsin, and for kidnapping the girl he is alleged to have targeted seemingly at random after spotting her boarding a school bus. KARE 11 News said the letter from the Polk County jail was sent to one of its reporters who wrote to Patterson asking him whether he had any remorse or regret for the crimes.



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Ex-Army intelligence analyst Manning jailed for defying grand jury subpoena

Ex-Army intelligence analyst Manning jailed for defying grand jury subpoenaManning had appeared before the grand jury on Wednesday but declined to answer questions in connection with what is widely believed to be the government’s long-running investigation into Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange, citing her First, Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights under the Constitution.



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Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt after refusing to testify in WikiLeaks grand jury investigation

Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt after refusing to testify in WikiLeaks grand jury investigationJudge jails Chelsea Manning for contempt after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.



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Seven jailed for life over Tunisian museum, hotel massacres

Seven jailed for life over Tunisian museum, hotel massacresA Tunisian court jailed seven people for life on Saturday for their involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and the other on a hotel in a Mediterranean resort. Other defendants received jail sentences ranging from 16 years to six months, state news agency TAP quoted court spokesman Soufiane Sliti as saying. The assault on the Bardo National Museum left 21 people dead, while 38 were killed in the beach resort of Sousse, some 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the capital.



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