Dutch police discover torture chamber; 6 men arrested
Dutch police captured on Wednesday captured six men after discovering seven soundproof sea containers converted into a “torture chamber” in the small village of Wouwse Plantage close to the Belgium border.
Police from The Netherlands said that the men were arrested on suspicion of the planned kidnapping, extortion, hostage-taking, and participation in a criminal organisation.
July 9, 2020
Russian governor faces jail time over death of 15 entrepreneurs
A governor in Russia could spend his life in jail for allegedly organising the slay of some 15 entrepreneurs about 15 years ago.
Sergey Furgal, 50, currently the governor of far-eastern Khabarovsk Territory, was accused of arranging an attempted murder and the killing of businessmen from 2004 to 2005, according to a report by Al...
July 9, 2020
Spain deports ex-PEMEX chief over bribery, money laundering
Spain on Monday gave its go-signal for the extradition of a former oil firm chief over charges of bribery and money laundering.
A report by Al Jazeera said that Spain’s National Administrative Tribunal has approved for the deportation to Mexico of former Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) chief executive officer Emilio Lozoya.
Lozoya, who headed PEMEX from 2012...
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