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Events surrounding pardoned ex-prisoner facing deportation

Events surrounding pardoned ex-prisoner facing deportationA Cuban immigrant who was pardoned by Colorado's governor after he was ordered released from prison only to be arrested by immigration authorities is free again. This is a timeline of Rene-Lima Marin's case:



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Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claims

Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claimsThe former Russian double agent left close to death after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury had written to President Vladimir Putin asking to be pardoned and to be allowed to visit his home country, a friend has claimed. Vladimir Timoshkov, a friend of Sergei Skripal, said he regretted having spied for the British and wanted to return to Russia to visit his family. In 2006 Colonel Skripal was jailed by the Russian for selling secrets to MI6 and came to Britain in 2010 as part of a spy swap, setting up home in Salisbury. He remains in a critical condition with his daughter Yulia, three weeks after they were poisoned with the highly lethal nerve agent Novichok. The attempted assassination sparked a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Britain. On Friday, EU leaders promised an "unprecedented" diplomatic response to the attack after backing Theresa May's assertion that Moscow was responsible. According to Mr Timoshkov, who says he had known him since school, Col Skripal, 66, did not see himself as a traitor as he had sworn an oath to the former Soviet Union. "Many people shunned him. His classmates felt he had betrayed the Motherland," he told the BBC. "In 2012 he called me. We spoke for about half an hour. He called me from London. “He denied he was a traitor… (he told me) he wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be fully pardoned and to be allowed to visit Russia. His mother, brother and other relatives were (in Russia)." Profile | Sergei Skripal In what is being interpreted as a cynical move Russia's ambassador to the UK sent his well wishes to Mrs Skripal and his daughter on Friday, saying he hoped for their recovery. Alexander Yakovenko also wrote to Wiltshire Police detective sergeant Nick Bailey, who was left seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison as he went to the aid of the Skripals. Detectives are still trying to established whether the nerve agent which left the Skripals fighting for their lives was inserted into Col Skripal’s car or unwittingly brought from Russia to Britain by Yulia in her suitcase, possibly secreted in a present or item of clothing. On Friday, police in protective suits and gas masks removed the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent in Salisbury Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP On Friday police officers in chemical protection suits removed the bench onto which Skripals collapsed shortly after leaving Zizzi’s restaurant in Salisbury following the attack. It is understood the bench has been taken to the Ministry of Defence’s Porton Down laboratory for closer examination. The move signals the beginning of the end of the overtly visible part of the investigation into who targeted the Skripals, how they did it and, crucially, on whose orders. About | Novichok agent It came as a relief to the people of Salisbury. “I’m so glad to see it go,” said Jennifer McMenamin, 66, a school cleaner from Salisbury, who joined a small group of shoppers to watch. “To think what happened to those poor people on that bench. It makes you wonder what else goes on in the world. “Perhaps Salisbury can start getting back to normal now. It’s been like a ghost town since it happened.” Scotland Yard said: “The park  bench that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were sitting on when they were found unwell in Salisbury is being removed to preserve it as a potential crime exhibit as part of the investigation into the attempted murder.” On hearing it had been taken away one nearby cafe owner said simply: "It's gone? Thank God for that."



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Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claims

Poisoned Russian spy wrote to Putin asking to be pardoned, friend claimsThe former Russian double agent left close to death after a nerve agent attack in Salisbury had written to President Vladimir Putin asking to be pardoned and to be allowed to visit his home country, a friend has claimed. Vladimir Timoshkov, a friend of Sergei Skripal, said he regretted having spied for the British and wanted to return to Russia to visit his family. In 2006 Colonel Skripal was jailed by the Russian for selling secrets to MI6 and came to Britain in 2010 as part of a spy swap, setting up home in Salisbury. He remains in a critical condition with his daughter Yulia, three weeks after they were poisoned with the highly lethal nerve agent Novichok. The attempted assassination sparked a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Britain. On Friday, EU leaders promised an "unprecedented" diplomatic response to the attack after backing Theresa May's assertion that Moscow was responsible. According to Mr Timoshkov, who says he had known him since school, Col Skripal, 66, did not see himself as a traitor as he had sworn an oath to the former Soviet Union. "Many people shunned him. His classmates felt he had betrayed the Motherland," he told the BBC. "In 2012 he called me. We spoke for about half an hour. He called me from London. “He denied he was a traitor… (he told me) he wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be fully pardoned and to be allowed to visit Russia. His mother, brother and other relatives were (in Russia)." Profile | Sergei Skripal In what is being interpreted as a cynical move Russia's ambassador to the UK sent his well wishes to Mrs Skripal and his daughter on Friday, saying he hoped for their recovery. Alexander Yakovenko also wrote to Wiltshire Police detective sergeant Nick Bailey, who was left seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison as he went to the aid of the Skripals. Detectives are still trying to established whether the nerve agent which left the Skripals fighting for their lives was inserted into Col Skripal’s car or unwittingly brought from Russia to Britain by Yulia in her suitcase, possibly secreted in a present or item of clothing. On Friday, police in protective suits and gas masks removed the bench where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent in Salisbury Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP On Friday police officers in chemical protection suits removed the bench onto which Skripals collapsed shortly after leaving Zizzi’s restaurant in Salisbury following the attack. It is understood the bench has been taken to the Ministry of Defence’s Porton Down laboratory for closer examination. The move signals the beginning of the end of the overtly visible part of the investigation into who targeted the Skripals, how they did it and, crucially, on whose orders. About | Novichok agent It came as a relief to the people of Salisbury. “I’m so glad to see it go,” said Jennifer McMenamin, 66, a school cleaner from Salisbury, who joined a small group of shoppers to watch. “To think what happened to those poor people on that bench. It makes you wonder what else goes on in the world. “Perhaps Salisbury can start getting back to normal now. It’s been like a ghost town since it happened.” Scotland Yard said: “The park  bench that Sergei and Yulia Skripal were sitting on when they were found unwell in Salisbury is being removed to preserve it as a potential crime exhibit as part of the investigation into the attempted murder.” On hearing it had been taken away one nearby cafe owner said simply: "It's gone? Thank God for that."



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Pardoned and praised by Trump, Joe Arpaio announces Senate run

Pardoned and praised by Trump, Joe Arpaio announces Senate runThe controversial ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced a Senate run. Take a look at how Donald Trump praised him on the campaign trail.



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Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seatJoe Arpaio likely to face a crowded Republican field to succeed Trump critic Senator Jeff Flake. Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Tuesday that he would run for the United States Senate in Arizona.



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Man Pardoned, Freed After Spending Nearly 40 in Prison

Man Pardoned, Freed After Spending Nearly 40 in PrisonJust in time for Thanksgiving, 70-year-old Craig Coley was granted a full pardon after spending 38 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He spent the holiday with the detective who helped set him free.



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