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60 killed, many beheaded in Brazil prison riot

Bodies butchered, decapitated and set on fire after conflict between rival drug gangs at a prison complex in Amazonas state.

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Sao Paulo, Jan 3: At least 60 people were killed brutally with many beheaded, some were set on fire in a clash between rival gangs over the weekend at the Anisio Jobim penitentiary in Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, officials said on Monday.

The incident held on Sunday afternoon when a fight broke out between members of the Familia do Norte (FDN), the gang that controls the prison with members of the First Capital Command (PCC), a criminal organisation based in Sao Paulo, EFE news reported.

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Relatives of prisoners wait for information outside the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in Manaus, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot here in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, in the biggest killing at a Brazilian prison since 1992. (Edmar Barros/Futura Press via AP) NAO PUBLICAR NO BRASIL

Horrifyingly many inmates were beheaded, mutilated and set on fire in the fight, which the FDN started to give a “message” to the PCC about its power in the state, Amazonas Public Safety Secretary Sergio Fontes said in a press conference.

“There were only deaths on one side. The FDN massacred the suspected members of the PCC and a few other inmates,” Fontes said.brazilprisonriotThe FDN is an ally of the Red Command (CV), a gang from Rio de Janeiro that is a rival of the PCC.

The incident was termed as “biggest massacre in the prison system” in Amazonas which produced the highest loss of life ever at the hands of inmates in a penitentiary fight in Brazil, the Public Safety Secretariat said.

An uprising 24 years ago at Sao Paulo’s Carandiru prison 111 inmates were killed, but the majority of the deaths were at the hands of police who stormed the penitentiary.

“Unfortunately, we are looking at the largest and most horrible massacre to occur in Brazil’s prisons,” the head of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) Human Rights Commission in Amazonas state, Epitacio Almeida, said.

The OAB assisted the inmates with the negotiations and worked to get the 12 hostages taken during the riot released.

 Wefornews Bureau

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Philippines President Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

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Infuriating the Catholic population in the country,Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte courted controversy after he called God “stupid” for the concept of “original sin” in the Bible’s creation story.

Duterte’s provocative comments about God come in the wake of the recent killing of three Catholic clergymen in the Philippines.Duterte, in recounting the Catholic Church’s version of the Adam and Eve creation myth, stated: “Adam ate it then malice was born. Who is this stupid God?”

“You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work,” he added.

“That was your mother and father’s deed,” Duterte extrapolated to the audience, adding, “you weren’t born yet, but now you have original sin. What kind of religion is that? I can’t accept it,Media reported quoted Duterte as saying.

Addressing a summit in Davao City on Friday, Duterete said that he had issues with the Bible and questioned God’s logic, calling him “stupid.”
The Philippine strongman continued in a similar vein, remarking: “That son of a bitch is stupid if that’s the case.”

After Duterte made those remarks, the Catholic Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Socrates Villegas, released a statement criticizing the cursing of God.

“The list of cuss words against God is endless. God is still God and those who have cursed Him are now dust,” Villegas, former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said on June 10.

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25 injured in Germany building explosion

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Berlin, June 24 (IANS) At least 25 people were injured in an explosion that ripped through a building in Germany’s Wuppertal city, police said on Sunday.

The explosion took place late Saturday night with fire fighters still trying to douse the flames in different parts of the building as of Sunday morning, reports Express News.

The cause of the explosion remains unclear.

“It can currently not be ruled out that there are still other people in the building. The rescue efforts are ongoing,” a police officer said.

Four of the injured were reported to be critical.

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Erdogan seeks second term as Turkey votes to elect President, Parliament

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Ankara, June 24 : Turkish voters are going to polls to to decide whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term and for a new Parliament.

This elections is considered as  the most fiercely fought elections for Erdogan and his Islamist rooted AK party that has ruled Turkey for 15 years.

Erdogan is facing major challenge from Muharrem Ince from the main opposition Republican People’s Party as country’s economic condition has worsened  and national security is also one of  the  main electoral issue.

If Erdogan is elected , democracy will be weakened as he  narrowly won a referendum last year to convert the country’s parliamentary system to a powerful executive presidency.Whoever wins will be given sweeping new powers, as the role of Prime Minister is dissolved and the President gains the authority to issue laws by decree.

He implemented policies that encouraged sustained economic growth and development, challenged Turkey’s secular foundations by bringing Islamic conservatism to public life and gutted public institutions by having tens of thousands of people arrested following a failed military coup in 2016.

 

There are a total of 56,322,632 registered voters with 180,065 ballot boxes across the country.

Voting started at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5.00 p.m and voters are casting two separate ballot papers in the same envelope — one for the presidential and one for the parliamentary elections.

After the voting ends, ballots cast for the presidential candidates will be counted first.

Some 1.49 million expats voted in a 13-day period between June 7-19 at 123 Turkish missions abroad.

Six candidates are running for president: incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the People’s Alliance formed by the Justice and Development (AK) Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Muharrem Ince from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Selahattin Demirtas for Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Meral Aksener for the newly formed Good (IYI) Party, Temel Karamollaoglu for the Felicity (Saadet) Party, and Dogu Perincek for the Patriotic (Vatan) Party, Anadolu reported.

If none of the candidates gain a clear majority, Turkey will hold a run-off presidential vote on July 8

For the parliamentary polls, eight political parties are in the fray.

 

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