Japan acquits 3 in Fukushima criminal trial
Tokyo: AJapanese court ruled on Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that time.
It said there is no proof they could have foreseen that a tsunami could flood the plant the way it did in 2011. The ruling ended the only criminal trial related to the nuclear accident. Miami: A mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner had expressed a desire for Allah to hurt non-Muslims, stored violent Islamic State videos on his cellphone and has a brother in Iraq possibly involved with the extremist group, according to new evidence unveiled at his bail hearing Wednesday.
US magistrate judge Chris McAliley cited those revelations from prosecutors in ordering pretrial detention for Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at the hearing in Miami federal court. Alani is accused of disabling a critical navigation component on the Boeing 737, which had 150 passengers and crew aboard.
Other evidence revealed was that Alani, 60, recently sent a $700 wire transfer to someone in Iraq — where he has extended family — and that he travelled to Iraq in March but did not disclose that to authorities after his arrest. Prosecutors also presented evidence that he has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with the IS extremist group.