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Today The Raw Story published a Reuters article titled “Holder promises not to pursue death penalty against Snowden.”
The article reads:
Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty or be tortured and would have all the protections of the U.S. civilian court system if he were sent home, the chief U.S. prosecutor wrote in a letter to his Russian counterpart this week.
In the letter dated July 23 and released on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that he sought to dispel claims about what would happen to Snowden if Russia handed him over to face charges of illegally disclosing government secrets about surveillance programs.
Today Amnesty International published an article titled “Russia: Second Pussy Riot singer denied parole.”
The article reads:
A Russian appeal court’s decision to keep a second Pussy Riot punk band member behind bars for singing a protest song is further confirmation of the country’s dangerous slide towards greater suppression of free speech, Amnesty International said.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Think Progress published an article titled “Bank Reposseses Wrong House, Refuses To Compensate Victim.”
The article’s author Bryce Covert writes:
Katie Barnett, a resident of MacArthur, OH, claims that a bank broke into her house while she was on vacation and either took or destroyed most of her possessions even though it isn’t her bank. First National Bank in Wellston had meant to foreclose and repossess a house across the street and blames its GPS for the mix-up.
She says she has since presented the president of the bank with an $18,000 estimate to compensate her for the loss but he has refused to pay her.
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