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VYBZ KARTEL SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR MURDER

Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. A jury found 38-year-old Palmer guilty of the death of associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Williams was killed after being asked to Kartel’s home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns. His body has never been found. Palmer won’t be eligible for parole for 35 years. … When ‘bad man’ antics go wrong.

DEATHS AS ISRAELI FORCES STORM GAZA SHIP

Via BBC News More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says. Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board. It happened about 40 miles (64 km) out to sea, in international waters. Israel says its soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. There has been widespread condemnation []

LONDON BASED FILM MAKER LOCKED UP IN ISRAELI PRISON

Film director and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove. London based film-maker and founder of Rice n Peas Films Ishmahil Blagrove has been locked up in an Israeli prison with more than twenty campaigners,  after their boat carrying aid to Gaza was seized on Tuesday.  The activists, who include Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and former US senator Cynthia McKinney, were held at gunpoint and taken to Ramla High Security Prison after their mission was intercepted by the Israeli military. Continue Reading…. I am stunned! I had []