The KGB was from 1954 to 1991 the post-Stalinist political police of the USSR. It succeeds the MGB that was set up between 1946 to 1954. The initials refer to Komitet gossoudarstvennoï bezopasnosti, Committee for State Security.


Ensemble des forces chargées de la sécurité quotidienne d’un territoire et d’y faire appliquer le droit – Ce pouvoir (souvent armé) renvoie à sa manière de s’exercer conditionnée par la formation suivie (technique, psychologique, morale…) et les objectifs assignés par un type de société au regard de ses codes, valeurs, et des formes (et légitimité) de l’autorité.

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Julian Assange

Julian Paul Assange (1971 -) - An Australian editor, publisher, and Internet activist - Founder of WikiLeaks in 2006. Surrendering to UK police in 2010 on allegations of sexual assault from Sweden, he breached his £340,000 bail. He was granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012, remaining in the Embassy of Ecuador in London for almost seven years. He was associated with other suspicions of interference in the 2016 United States elections about emails sent or received by candidate Hillary Clinton from her private email but denied any collusion with Russia. Following disputes with the Ecuadorian authorities, he was arrested in 2019.

« El Salvador: Gangs ‘taking advantage of pandemic’… »

« El Salvador: Gangs ‘taking advantage of pandemic’… »

"The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has said criminal gangs are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic after more than 50 people were killed between Friday and Sunday. He authorised the police and army to use lethal force to curb the violence. He also ordered a 24/7 lockdown for imprisoned gang members, arguing that many of the murders were ordered from behind bars.(…) El Salvador's security minister said the idea behind making rival gang members mix was so as to break up lines of communication between members of the same group and thereby limit their ability to plan attacks. Before President Bukele came to power, members of the two rival gangs that are behind much of the violence in El Salvador - Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gang - were housed in separate prisons in order to prevent deadly prison fights. But President Bukele put an end to that arrangement, arguing it allowed the gangs to impose their own rules and take control of "their" prison to the extent that they would continue running their criminal enterprises from the inside, including ordering murders of prison staff and their family members. As part of the new, more restrictive prison regime, inmates' communication was cut off, with wifi signals being scrambled and cell phones seized." - BBC News - April 2020

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