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WikiLeaks founder appeals Swedish arrest warrant: lawyer

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 6:13 am

Swedish court orders arrest of WikiLeaks founder for rape

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 5:57 am

City police arrest speed racers

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm

City police arrest speed racers

QĐND – Monday, October 25, 2010, 20:36 (GMT+7)

Police impounded about 550 motorbikes and arrested dozens of youths who were planning an illegal speed ride through the streets of HCM City on Oct. 23 night.

Many of the youths escaped and left their motorbikes behind after being approached, Binh Thanh district police said.

It was alleged the large group was planning a speed ride, to be accompanied by the noise of modified exhaust pipes.

Police spokesmen said the catch was their biggest so far in the fight against illegal motorbike racing. Violators would receive a heavy fine.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Thailand will ask Interpol to seek Thaksin arrest: deputy PM

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Vietnam police arrest bank robber wanted in US

In Uncategorized on April 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Vietnam police arrest bank robber wanted in US

QĐND – Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

A 29-year-old of US nationality, Le John (or Le Dung), wanted by US police under an international red alert, has been arrested by Vietnamese police. 

The Public Security Ministry’s Department of Criminal Investigation on April 19 said that it had coordinated with Kien Giang provincial police to identify Le John while he was sheltering at a house in Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province. 

According to the investigation, Le John is accused of committing armed robbery at a bank in Houston, Texas on May 20, 2008 and another, also in Houston, on June 7, 2008. 

After he escaped to Vietnam on February 2009, he married a woman in Kien Giang province and has been hiding out there ever since. 

The US police issued an international red alert for Le John on September 8, 2009. 

He is currently being kept by Vietnamese police and will be handed over to the US.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Kyrgyz leader must come to capital or face arrest

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

A leader of the self-declared interim government that has claimed power in Kyrgyzstan said Tuesday the deposed president must return to the capital or face arrest by special forces.

But ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev was defiant, rallying some 5,000 supporters in his power base and refusing to give in to demands that he step down.

“My power is in the people, not in me,” he told the crowd in the city of Jalal-Abad.

In Bishkek, the capital, interim government vice-premier Azymbek Beknazarov told reporters that if Bakiyev does not come to Bishkek after this rally, special forces would prepare an operation to arrest him.

It was not immediately clear what the interim authorities would do with Bakiyev if he did go to Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan’s deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev greets his supporters after a rally in the village of Teyit, in Jalal-Abad region in southern Kyrgyzstan,

The hardening positions on both sides raised the prospect of new violence in the impoverished, strategically important former Soviet Central Asian country. The United States and Russia both have military bases in Kyrgyzstan and developments are being watched with concern in both Washington and Moscow.

Bakiyev fled the capital to his native south last Wednesday after a protest rally in the capital erupted into shooting and chaos; at least 81 people were killed. Protesters stormed government building and opposition leaders declared themselves in control.

The opposition initially had guaranteed Bakiyev safe passage out of the country if he stepped down, but Bakiyev insists he is the legitimate leader and refuses to go.

Beknazarov said Tuesday that his government has ordered Bakiyev stripped of the usual presidential immunity. He also said the country’s constitutional court has been suspended because of unspecified violations.

The U.S. base, at the capital’s international airport, is a key piece in the NATO military campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan. The base provides refueling flights for warplanes over Afghanistan and is a transit point for troops.

Source: SGGP

Polanski arrest puts latest film `Ghost’ on hold

In World on September 29, 2009 at 6:54 am

Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland has left his latest film in limbo, with several months of work before the political thriller is ready for theaters.

Polanski’s agent, International Creative Management chief Jeff Berg, said Polanski had completed much of the editing on “The Ghost.” But other post-production work, including music scoring and sound mixing, had yet to be done, Berg said.

Based on the provocative novel by Robert Harris, “The Ghost” stars Pierce Brosnan as fictional former British leader Adam Lang and Ewan McGregor as a ghostwriter hired to help complete his memoirs. The cast includes Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Olivia Williams and James Belushi.

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Polish director Roman Polanski is seen in Oberhausen, Germany.

The novel caused a stir in Britain for Lang’s resemblance to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Like Blair, Lang is a once-popular leader brought down by his allegiance with the United States in the war on terror.

While the film does not yet have a U.S. deal, it has distribution in many overseas territories, among them Germany, where it was shot early this year, and France, where Polanski lives. He fled America in 1978 after pleading guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles.

Polanski was arrested over the weekend in Zurich, where he had traveled to receive a lifetime achievement award from a film festival. His lawyer said Polanski will fight U.S. attempts to have him returned to the United States.

“The Ghost” is the first Polanski movie with a U.S. setting since 1974’s “Chinatown.” Locations in Germany had to stand in for the story’s New England settings.

“There’s a lot of psychological intrigue in the story, as well as espionage and politics, and most of the action takes place in an oceanfront house during the middle of winter — all of it classic Polanski territory,” Harris said when the film was announced in 2007.

Berg said Polanski usually finishes his films before lining up U.S. distribution, so the completed movie can be shopped around.

“There is always interest in movies that Roman distributes,” Berg said. “It should be accepted on its own merits, but we feel highly confident we’ll find proper distribution.”

Polanski’s films include the horror hit “Rosemary’s Baby,” the costume drama “Tess” and the Holocaust saga “The Pianist,” which earned him the 2002 Academy Award for best director.

A Holocaust survivor himself, Polanski has endured other dire trauma, including the murder of his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, by followers of cult figure Charles Manson in 1969.

With Polanski jailed, it’s unknown when work might resume on “The Ghost.” Berg said he is confident Polanski will put his legal troubles behind him and finish the film.

“I’m always optimistic when it comes to Roman,” Berg said. “He’s strong, and he has survived every situation imaginable.”

Source: SGGP