UK may extend voters listing deadline
group. He was arrested in March 2014 near the Canadian border, while en route to Syria to join the terror network.
His prison sentence will be followed by 25 years of supervised release. “Terrorism has to become a zero-tolerance crime. There is no margin for error,” US District Judge John Mendez said in imposing the
In his subsequent dealings with an FBI informant, he spoke of a plot to attack the Los Angeles subway but later backed away from those plans. Teausant, who has an infant daughter, was “fixated on violence,” officials said, and wanted to go to Syria in the hope of “being on every news station in the world.”
Authorities said the case illustrates awareness of this issue and consider how they can lead from where they stand by reaching out to individuals before their fascination evolves into recruitment by a violent extremist group.” Teausant’s attorney had argued in court documents that he posed no real threat and “couldn’t provide material support to a pup tent.”—Agencies LONDON—The British government is looking at passing emergency legislation to extend the deadline for voters to register to take part in a June 23 referendum on EU membership, a minister said on Wednesday.
The government website crashed shortly before the midnight Tuesday deadline, prompting calls from senior politicians and Britain’s electoral watchdog the Electoral Commission to extended the registration period. “We are looking at legislative options... We need to make sure that we get the details of any emergency legislation exactly right,” Matt Hancock, a minister for the Cabinet Office department responsible for the issue, told parliament.
Hancock said the website was now back up and that people should continue to apply to register to vote, but legislation was likely to be needed in order to ensure those registering after the deadline will be allowed to vote.—Agencies or national occasions.
Special committees consisting of representatives from the governorates, prison departments, passport police and other concerned government bodies consider the files of prisoners to nominate some of them for pardoning.
Director general of Asir prisons, Brig. Mubarak Bin Muhaya Al-Silais, said 156 prisoners in the region were pardoned, as a first batch, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
He said the committees would continue to check the files of the other prisoners to nominate more of them for the royal amnesty. The director said necessary arrangements were being made to deport expatriate prisoners who were covered by the pardon.
Director of Al-Baha prisons, Maj. Gen. Ishq Al-Shibani said 32 prisoners were pardoned in Al-Baha, Al-Mandaq, Beljurashi, Al-Mikhwah and Qalwa.—Agencies