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Mubarak ‘stable’ as Egypt protesters hail his detention

CAIRO – Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak, in detention pending a probe into state violence against protesters, was reported Thursday to be in “stable” condition after suffering a heart attack.
The official MENA news agency in a brief statement said the 82-year-old former strongman’s condition was “stable and reassuring.” Egyptian protesters who spearheaded a popular uprising that toppled Mubarak in February, hailed his detention and that of his two sons as a “positive step” by

CIA ‘out of’ detention, interrogation business

LAHORE – Indonesian militant Umar Patek is considered one of world’s most dangerous terrorism suspects for whom the US offered a $1-million reward in 2005. Intelligence experts say he possesses a wealth of information about the al Qaeda-linked groups in Southeast Asia. Yet the US has made no move to interrogate or seek his custody since he was apprehended earlier this year by in Pakistan with the help of a CIA tip, The Los Angeles Times reports while quoting the US and Pakistani

36 peasants released from landlord’s illegal detention

MIRPURKHAS – Thirty-six peasants including women and children were released from illegal custody of a landlord by Pithoro police on Sunday. Pithoro Police Station Station House Officer (SHO) Ghulam Haider Kaniyo reported that a police raid was carried at the agricultural land of Zamindar Shareef Shahani late at night on a Sindh High Court Circuit bench (Hyderabad) order.
He said that all released peasants were now secure and in police custody. He said the released peasants would

Britain scraps 28-day terror detention

LONDON – The British government on Thursday said it will give up a controversial power that allows terror suspects to be held for 28 days without charge, after a major review of counter-terror measures.
Home Office Minister Damian Green told lawmakers that the order, which was introduced by the former Labour government but must be voted on every year, would not be extended when it expires at midnight on January 24. It was due to be announced as part of a much anticipated

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