STS9 Announces 3-Night Aspen Run

first_imgIn the wake of their New Year’s celebration in Colorado, STS9 has announced their return to the Rockies for a three-night run at Belly Up Aspen. The mountain town run is set to take place on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2019.Pre-sale tickets for STS9’s upcoming Aspen run are now available here. Public on-sale begins this Friday, January 11th, at 10 a.m. MT here.The newly announced dates land in the middle of a busy early-2019 touring schedule for STS9. For a full list of the band’s upcoming dates, head to their website here.last_img read more

Colombian Army Kills 24 Leftist Rebels

first_imgBy Dialogo March 22, 2012 “There are 24 dead and 10 captured,” Santos said in his message, which was also posted in his official webpage. “A huge blow against the FARC in Arauca where they killed our soldiers,” Santos wrote. Colombian troops killed 24 FARC leftist rebels and captured 10 others during a gun battle in the country’s eastern Arauca province, President Juan Manuel Santos said in a Twitter message on March 21. The violence follows FARC rebel overtures — deemed insufficient by the government — to make peace with the Bogota government. Over the weekend, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia rebel group ambushed an army unit in Arauca, killing 11 soldiers. The FARC officially renounced abduction of civilians late last month, but still holds 10 members of Colombian security forces, though it has pledged to release them soon. The FARC, believed to have 8,000 members, has been at war with the government since 1964. It began a campaign of kidnappings in the mid-1980s, seizing army hostages to serve as bargaining chips for FARC prisoners. Santos has said he would open a direct dialogue with the FARC only when all hostages are released and the group vows to cease “terrorist” actions. He also wants the FARC to stop recruiting children. last_img read more

Convicted murderer John Kei arrested for alleged attacks, murder after months released on parole

first_img“John Kei’s group, consisting of five to seven people, allegedly attacked Nus Kei’s group in Kosambi, West Jakarta. One person, identified as ER, died from stab wounds to several parts of the body,” Nana said.On the same day, the group also allegedly attacked an area in Green Lake City in Tangerang, where two people were reportedly injured. Some members of the group were allegedly involved in a shooting incident at the Australian cluster at the residential complex.Kompas.com reported that during the raid at John’s house, police confiscated 28 spears, 24 sharp weapons, two arrows, two baseball bats and 17 mobile phones.John was released in December 2019 on parole after completing two-thirds of his 12-year sentence after being found guilty by the Central Jakarta District Court in 2012 for the murder of former PT Sanex Steel director Tan Harry Tantono, also known as Ayung. The victim was found dead in a room at the Swiss-Belhotel in Sawah Besar district, Central Jakarta on Jan. 26, 2012.John Kei was said to have violated Article 340 in conjunction with Article 55 of the Criminal Code. He once filed an appeal but the Supreme Court increased his sentence to 16 years.After being granted remission, he was expected to be released in 2025, but has reportedly been qualified for parole since December last year.Responding to the incident, Rika Aprianti, a spokesperson for the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Corrections Directorate General confirmed that John Kei had been released on parole since December, during which he was supervised under the guidance of the ministry’s correctional facility department.The ministry will coordinate with the police regarding the case. She said a hearing would be conducted afterward.“From the hearing, [we] will decide what kind of measure [we] will apply to John Kei,” Rika said in a statement on Monday. (asp)Topics : The Jakarta Police have arrested infamous thug John Kei for allegedly masterminding attacks in two places that claimed a life and injured two others, months after he was released on parole for murder.John Kei, or John Refra, was arrested on Sunday along with 24 of his men in his house on Jl. Tytyan Indah Utama X at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said as quoted by tempo.co.The men were accused of being involved in two separate attacks in Tangerang, Banten and West Jakarta. Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana said John allegedly ordered his men to murder Nus Kei and a member of his gang, identified only as ER, over discrepancies from land sales.The order was revealed when investigators checked the mobile phone of one of his men. John also allegedly sent a threatening message prior to the attack.“Upon checking the cell phone of the perpetrator, we found an order from John Kei to his men. There is indication of a plan to murder Nus Kei and ER,” Nana said in a press conference on Monday as reported by kompas.com.ER died after being stabbed by a sharp weapon in an attack in Kosambi, Cengkareng district in West Jakarta on Sunday.last_img read more