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Catalan Leaders in Crosshairs After Independence Push

Spain is looking to bring Carles Puigdemont, others up on rebellion, sedition, embezzlement charges

(Newser) - Spain's state prosecutor says it's seeking charges of rebellion, sedition, and embezzlement for members of the ousted Catalan Cabinet and the governing body of the regional parliament that allowed a vote to declare independence last week. The crimes can be punished, respectively, with up to 30, 15, and... More »

'Nazi Grandma' Sent to Prison for Denying Holocaust

87-year-old German woman insists Auschwitz wasn't proven to be death camp

(Newser) - Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel says there's no proof that Auschwitz was a death camp and that that's "only a belief." Those thoughts spoken in a Hamburg court Thursday—and others, such as the "Holocaust is the biggest and most sustainable lie in history" comment she made on... More »

Malaysian May Get Jail Time Over Facebook Page

He's accused of mocking a former king

(Newser) - A man in Malaysia has been arrested for mocking a former ruler on Facebook. He allegedly created a fake profile for the late Sultan Iskandar Ismail, with the stated purpose to "expose the treachery of the sultan against his race and religion," reports AP . Authorities tracked down the... More »

Hutaree Video Stars Evil Dildo-Wielding Man-Duck

In Kris Sickles masterpiece, genitals partially obscured by GWB mask

(Newser) - Adjust your opinion of Kristopher Sickles—one of the Hutaree militia members jailed on suspicion of sedition and conspiracy to murder a police officer—according to a YouTube video dug up by TPMMuckracker which is super NSFW. In it, Sickles awakens in a field naked save for a picture of... More »

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