Tag: detention

Phoenix Mercury Meet State Department as Griner Detention Continues

The Phoenix Mercury met with the State Department on Monday amid seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner’s ongoing detention in Russia, U.S. officials said. Griner was detained at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 when a search of her luggage allegedly revealed multiple cannabis oil vape cartridges. She could face up to 10 years in prison….


After Djokovic, Australia Detains Another Tennis Player Over Visa Issues

MELBOURNE—Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was joined in Australian immigration detention by Czech women’s player Renata Voracova on Friday as he sought to fend off deportation over the country’s COVID-19 rules and compete in the Australian Open, where he is seeking to win his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title. Both players were being kept at…


Australia Detains Another Tennis Player Over Visa Issues

MELBOURNE—Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was joined in Australian immigration detention by Czech women’s player Renata Voracova on Friday as he sought to fend off deportation over the country’s COVID-19 rules and compete in the Australian Open, where he is seeking to win his record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title. Both players were being kept at…


‘Chronic Underutilization’ of America’s Trucking Capacity Means 40 Pecent Is ‘Left on the Table Every Day’: MIT Expert

An expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) told lawmakers at a Nov. 17 congressional hearing that holdups at pickup and delivery points are causing a chronic underutilization problem impacting U.S. long-haul truck drivers, leading to 40 percent of America’s trucking capacity being “left on the table every day.” David Correll, a research scientist…


‘Chronic Underutilization’ of America’s Trucking Capacity Means 40 Percent Is ‘Left on the Table Every Day’: MIT Expert

An expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) told lawmakers at a Nov. 17 congressional hearing that holdups at pickup and delivery points are causing a chronic underutilization problem impacting U.S. long-haul truck drivers, leading to 40 percent of America’s trucking capacity being “left on the table every day.” David Correll, a research scientist…


Detainee Says China Has Secret Jail in Dubai, Holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai, along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a “black site” beyond its borders. Wu Huan, 26, was on the run to avoid extradition to China because…


‘Closed and Opaque’: Australia Decries China’s Legal Process for Detained Writer Yang Hengjun

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called out the Chinese Communist Party’s lack of transparency regarding an impending closed-door trial of Australian writer Yang Hengjun who has been detained in China since January 2019. She indicated that Beijing has failed to conform to the basic standards of international norms of transparency and implored the communist regime to…


Foreign Journalists in China See ‘Rapid Decline in Media Freedom’: Survey

BEIJING—China used coronavirus prevention measures, intimidation, and visa curbs to limit foreign reporting in 2020, ushering in a “rapid decline in media freedom,” the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) said on Monday. For the third year in a row, no journalists told the group that working conditions had improved, the FCCC said in an…


Australian Journalist Cheng Lei Formally Arrested in China

Australian journalist Cheng Lei was formally arrested in China on Feb. 5 on suspicion of illegally supplying state secrets overseas, after being detained for six months without charge. Cheng, 49, was a news anchor for CGTN, the international arm of the Chinese regime’s state broadcaster, CCTV, before being detained in Beijing in August 2020 amid testy relations…