Press review from 11 to 17 January
The dissident Alexei Navalny, enemy number one of the Kremlin, opponent of President Vladimir Putin, poisoned with the Novichok who left Siberia last August 20, after almost five months in Germany, has returned to Russia.
Immediately after landing in Moscow he was turned away by some agents for a passport check. His lawyer was unable to assist him and was immediately arrested by agents.
The new president of the United States immediately asked for Navalny's release, as did the Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio.
Alexei Navalny was sentenced with suspended sentence and was placed on the wanted list on December 29, 2020 for multiple probation violations, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia (FSIN) said.
The island of Sulawesi in Indonesia was hit by a terrible 14 magnitude earthquake in the night between 15 and 6.2 January, with an estimated 73 dead and thousands injured.
Heavy monsoon rains are preventing rescuers from digging through the rubble in search of new survivors. In the rubble we find a hospital, concrete buildings.
As reported by Ansa "Rain poses a risk because damaged buildings can collapse if it becomes too heavy”- explains Octavianto, one of the rescuers, adding to the effects of the aftershocks.
At the same time, "removing the rubble too quickly with heavy machinery could kill any survivors still buried below“, Explains Octavianto, adding that the people found so far were dead.
The Egyptian student of the University of Bologna Patrick Zaki in prison in Egypt for about a year on charges of subversive propaganda on the internet, is still awaiting release.
The hearing on the renewal of pre-trial detention was held in Cairo on Sunday, but for now there is no news on the outcome of the hearing, on the possible release or on the postponement of another 45 days.
New US President Joe Biden has unveiled a $ 1.900 trillion recovery plan to support families and small businesses that have suffered most from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Biden's program doesn't stop there he added that in the coming weeks he will also present an investment plan for a green economy, with the aim of creating millions of jobs.
On January 14, a caravan of at least 4.500 migrants left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to reach the United States via Guatemala and Mexico. The Guatemalan border agents did not resist given the presence of families and children.
The goal is to be able to enter the United States through the approval of the new incumbent president Joe Biden.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández has promulgated the law that legalizes unconditional abortion in the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy. After this period, abortion will also be allowed in case of life threatening for the mother or if the pregnancy is the result of sexual violence. The ceremony took place on January 14 at the Casa Rosada Bicentennial Museum. The law will go into effect on January 23.
On Sunday, January 17, Ecuadorian police managed to seize 1,3 tons of cocaine hidden in a container destined for Estonia. Patricio Pazmino, the country's interior minister, announced that the cargo was in the port of Guayaquil.
Thanks to the nose and skill of a drug dog all this was possible. Last year, 18 tons more were seized than in 2016.