Tag: jail

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Travel to Brunei is safe: No stoning to death for gay visitors may not apply to lesbians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 7, 2019 00:54

The Trump Administration refused to issue a travel advisory against Brunei, even though the country is in violation of international human rights still after the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei ... Read More

The best way to stop laser strikes on aircraft

editor editor- April 12, 2019 02:07

Pointing a laser at an aircraft can temporarily blind a pilot, and it is a federal crime carrying fines up to US$250,000 or up to 5 years in jail. Heightened ... Read More

WikiLeaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador axes asylum deal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum. That's ... Read More

From fines to execution: Phuket tourists warned to think twice about ‘runway selfies’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 9, 2019 15:07

Visitors to Thailand who are looking to tick so-called ‘runway selfies’ off their bucket list may soon kick the bucket themselves under a new Thai law which would impose penalties ... Read More

Brunei hotel boycott growing: Hollywood steps in

editor editor- April 4, 2019 00:49

The list of Hollywood stars, musicians, athletes, and now even companies, expanding globally as well, is growing every day in support of a boycott of Brunei hotels owned by the ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

Maldives former president Gayoom arrested for tourism related crime

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 19, 2019 05:49

Maldives investigators found $1 million in former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom bank account allegedly linked to a deal to lease public islands for tourism development in the Maldives. Abdulla Yameen Abdul ... Read More

American tourist arrested in Moscow ‘on suspicion of espionage’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 16:30

Public relations center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said on Monday that FSB has detained US citizen in Moscow 'on suspicion of ... Read More

London’s Gatwick Airport shuts down, grounds all flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2018 14:53

Thousands of passengers have been affected by drones flying over the UK's second busiest airport's runways. London's Gatwick Airport's runway has been shut since Wednesday night, as devices have been ... Read More

National Safety Council: American children dying while parents get away with it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 6, 2018 09:30

These parents are not terrorists, nor are they criminals, but they get away with killing their children. In the United States, nine children have died in 2018 so far because ... Read More

Canadian tourist jailed in London for not wanting his Olympic tickets

editor editor- July 31, 2012 08:41

LONDON, England - Kenneth Gaba, 38, was caught by police touting the two tickets for the tennis in Wimbledon, south west London, on Saturday. Read More

Mongolian tourists with stolen credit cards arrested in Singapore

editor editor- December 23, 2011 08:43

SINGAPORE - Three Mongolian tourists have been jailed for stealing and using stolen credit cards. Read More

Bringing guns into Canada lands US tourists in jail

editor editor- July 25, 2011 11:42

Two American tourists spent five days in jail, put up $50,000 each in bail and are facing three years behind bars after border guards seized a small arsenal of firearms ... Read More

US tourist gets 30 days in Bermuda jail

editor editor- May 26, 2011 04:12

An American tourist was today jailed for importing 35 grams of cannabis, used for medicinal purposes. Read More

Queensland cop gets jail for brutal assaults on tourists

editor editor- October 13, 2010 03:43

Canberra - Australian police have released disturbing video footage of a senior officer's assaults on aalleged offenders at Airlie Beach police station, a day after he was sentenced to jail ... Read More

Seychelles Supreme Court gives 10-year jail term to Somali pirates

editor editor- July 27, 2010 04:34

The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates. Read More

Dubai court upholds prison sentence for tourists’ public kiss

editor editor- April 5, 2010 02:59

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A Dubai appeals court on Sunday upheld a one-month prison sentence for a British couple convicted of kissing in a restaurant. Read More

Norwegian tourists facing six years in prison at home over hunting in New Zealand

editor editor- April 1, 2010 06:03

The tourists who shot and killed some of the country's endangered native pigeons are facing a tougher punishment at home than they would receive in New Zealand. Read More

Emirates airlines cabin crew ordered jailed over sexy texts

editor editor- March 18, 2010 04:57

Two Emirates airlines cabin crew have been ordered jailed for three months in Dubai over sexually explicit text messages, the latest in a string of indecency cases against foreigners, a ... Read More

A month in a clink for a peck on the cheek – welcome to Dubai

editor editor- March 15, 2010 04:10

A British woman facing jail for kissing a man in public in Dubai insisted today that she 'only kissed him on the cheek'. Read More

German tourist jailed in New Zealand for smuggling lizards

editor editor- March 4, 2010 05:44

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A German tourist was sentenced to jail time Wednesday after he admitted trying to smuggle native New Zealand lizards out of the country — the second ... Read More

US airline pilot facing jail for being legally drunk

editor editor- January 6, 2010 03:48

An American airline pilot prepared to fly a plane fly out of Heathrow Airport while three times over the legal drink-fly limit, a court heard. Read More

Assassins of Lebanon’s tourism architect and former PM released

editor editor- March 2, 2009 09:23

In an unexpected turn of events with links to a 2006 bombing, Lebanon freed three men jailed for more than three years for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik ... Read More

Indonesia jails five Australian tourists for landing in Papua

editor editor- January 16, 2009 05:27

AN ill-fated sightseeing adventure has landed five shocked middle-aged Australians in prison in Indonesia's troubled Papua region. Read More

Oregon tourist dies in Mexican jail

editor editor- September 2, 2008 10:22

An Oregon tourist is dead after being taken to a Mexican jail Wednesday August 27th. Read More

Thai jailed for killing tourist

editor editor- August 28, 2008 05:19

A Thai man has been jailed for life for murdering a Swedish tourist on a beach in Phuket, a court official said yesterday. Read More

Aussie man jailed in Thailand over tourist’s murder

editor editor- August 19, 2008 03:40

A 60-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to jail in Thailand for the murder of an American tourist earlier this year. Read More

Jail for tourist

editor editor- August 4, 2008 04:12

An Australian tourist whose cash ran out yesterday began sampling Welsh hospitality of a different kind – in jail. Read More

French tourist found dead in Silverwater jail

editor editor- July 24, 2008 04:16

Frenchman who had been in Australia for only a month has been found dead in a Sydney prison cell, after being locked up during last week's World Youth Day for ... Read More

Gay tourists face 14 years in jail

editor editor- June 4, 2008 04:23

Barcelona - Two Spanish tourists who have been detained on charges of making homosexual advances at two taxi drivers in the Gambia face up to 14 years in prison for ... Read More