Judge Slams Downplaying of Jan. 6 Insurrection and Condemns Effort to Elevate Rioters to ‘Hostages’

Washington, D.C. – D.C. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth recently condemned the attempt to downplay the January 6, 2021, insurrection during the sentencing of a participant convicted of multiple crimes. Judge Lamberth expressed his outrage at the effort to elevate the rioters to the status of “hostages,” emphasizing that such actions should not be normalized. This is not the first time Judge Lamberth has spoken out against the attempt to rewrite history surrounding the events of that day. In a previous sentencing memo, he called the insurrection a riot and emphasized the lasting trauma it … Read more

Lawyer Condemns Inhumane Conditions of Abdullah Öcalan’s Detention, Calls for Global Action

GENEVA, Switzerland – Olivier Peter, a lawyer from the Geneva Bar Association, voiced strong criticism of the conditions of Abdullah Öcalan’s detention, describing them as a serious violation of fundamental human rights. Peter’s concerns were addressed during an interview with Serkan Demirel of Medya Haber at the “Political Prisoners in the World and Turkey” conference on Saturday. During the interview, Peter emphasized that the isolation imposed on Öcalan not only infringed upon his rights, but also extended to his family’s rights. He firmly stated that families should have the right to meet and communicate with … Read more

Former Democratic Senator Lena Taylor Condemns Rushed Legislative District Enactment as ‘Insult’ to Milwaukee Constituents

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – After a 20-year career in the Legislature, former Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor bid farewell with a passionate speech criticizing the rushed enactment of new legislative districts by the Republican majority. Taylor expressed her disappointment with the lack of public hearings and votes by legislative committees, describing it as an insult to herself and her constituents. In her address, Taylor emphasized the importance of transparency and urged her colleagues to listen to the people. Her strong stance against the Republican-drawn maps resulted in her voting against them, which Democratic Gov. Tony Evers subsequently … Read more

Republican-Appointed Judge Condemns Efforts to Downplay Capitol Riot as Threat to Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-appointed judge in Washington, D.C. issued a stern warning as he sentenced a North Carolina man for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, highlighting the dangerous consequences of portraying the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters as heroes and downplaying the violence that transpired on January 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth condemned the depiction of the riot defendants as “political prisoners” and criticized attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the justice system in punishing those who broke the law during the Capitol invasion. Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald … Read more