UK may ex­tend vot­ers list­ing dead­line

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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

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