Posts Tagged ‘jail’

Dissident priest released by Vietnam before Obama visit

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Just before a visit from President Obama, Vietnam released a political dissident priest who had spent much of the last two decades in jail or house arrest. Catholic Church officials announced that Fr Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly was released from jail on Friday morning, AFP reported. President Obama started a three-day visit to Vietnam on Read more

Pregnancy may have aided woman arrested over Vatican leaks

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The woman arrested in connection with the leaking of confidential Vatican documents may have been released early because she is pregnant. Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, 33, and Msgr Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, 54, were arrested by the Vatican Gendarmerie following an investigation. Their arrests came days before the publication of two books about Vatican finances and Read more

Catholic grandmother jailed for year after air base protest

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A Catholic grandmother has been sentenced to a maximum of one year in jail after an anti-drone protest in New York state last year. Mary Anne Grady Flores took photos from a road outside Hancock Field Air National Guard Base last year. About 20 activists took part in the protest on February 13, 2013, which Read more

Time to face uncomfortable truths about our offenders

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Jail is for them, not us, is a white middle class understanding that’s well-illustrated by the case of Rick Bryant, the ageing rocker currently appealing against his jail sentence for drug dealing. I follow his case with interest. Nobody who was at university at the same time as Rick could forget him, in part because Read more