Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bedfordshire



"Police files revealing that Josef Fritzl had previous convictions and charges for rape emerged today as his victims came forward to speak about their ordeals... Amstetten police and prosecutors had claimed that Fritzl had no criminal record." - Josef Fritzl's 'rape victims' come forward

"According to Mr Leitner, the neighbour even helped Elisabeth to run away to Vienna but the teenager was tracked down by police and brought back to Amstetten at her father’s behest." - Josef Fritzl neighbour 'knew of daughter's abuse misery.

"British troops in Iraq used torture methods taught in Bedfordshire, parliament heard on Tuesday. Leading human rights solicitor Phil Shiner told the Joint Committee on Human Rights that the techniques were "100 per cent Chicksands" – a reference to the Ministry of Defence's Intelligence Corps headquarters in Mid Bedfordshire." - Torture training claim against Chicksands

"NEGOTIATIONS over whether a controversial US military laboratory should remain in Indonesia have reached a knife-edge, as officials argue about biological sample-sharing and the diplomatic status of staff in the facility. Politicians and sections of the media have joined the fray over the work of US Naval Medical Research Unit No2, known as NAMRU, which was established in Jakarta in 1970 and is one of five such facilities worldwide." - US, Indonesia at odds over “spy lab”.

Millionaire businessman wins right to seek a referendum on the EU Treaty

Socialites jailed after being convicted of £50,000 Royal 'gay sex' blackmail plot

Egypt Begins Shipping Natural Gas to Israel, Al-Masry Reports

Egypt: National strike to protest against high food prices

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