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Human Trafficker Admits To Killing Over 400 Children in Video Confession*

Human Trafficker Admits To Killing Over 400 Children in Video Confession*

 

Slavery may be deemed a historical term in many societies at this point, but it’s certainly not a thing of the past. Human trafficking, for instance, produces hundreds of billions of dollars in profit by trapping millions of people in unfathomable situations around the world. Human traffickers resort to violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other forms of manipulation to force people to take part in commercial sex or other services against their consent.

According to the International Labour Organization, there are an estimated  20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally, with 68% of them trapped in forced labour, 26% being children, and 55% being women and girls. The organization also estimates that forced labour and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.

It’s unlikely you’ll hear of a human trafficker coming forward about their crime, but recently, one has done just that, going on the record and confessing during a filmed interview that he sold thousands of children into sex slavery and killed hundreds who he wasn’t able to sell off.

Ross Kemp, a British investigative journalist, was able to get a hold of the child trafficker for an interview. Kemp is an award-winning journalist known for his raw documentary making that exposes situations many others would fear.

According to the child trafficker, he admits to losing count of just how many young girls he killed. However, he estimates that it’s “somewhere between 400 and 500.”

In the interview, it seems clear Kemp displays immense discomfort and uncontrollable emotional unease as he sits face-to-face with the man, who admits to essentially dehumanizing so many innocent children, even killing hundreds of them.

Of the interview, Kemp revealed he had to fight back tears, saying he was “shocked” and “horrified” by the serial killer’s words. He said,

“interviewing a guy who admits to killing 400 to 500 kids but doesn’t know exactly how many – that did make me cry.”

The trafficker, “Mr. Kahn,” hits Kemp with extreme confessions that would make even the most fearless journalist, never mind any bystander, squirm in their seat. Kahn revealed he had “trafficked three or four thousand” young girls, or perhaps even more. With such a revelation, Kemp goes on to ask the human trafficker if he sold girls as young as nine for sex. The man admitted to selling girls who are 12.

As for whether he ever returned children, Kahn said no. Rather, he simply killed them.

Kahn said, “If they try to run away, or if there’s any trouble selling them, they are killed and buried.”

Kahn even convinced young girls he would marry them.

At the time of the interview, Kahn had 75 traffickers working for him, and was currently being investigated for over 25 different offenses, though he has never been tried for any of his crimes. He had been trafficking for seven years.

“We go to poor communities, often Muslim or tribal, and look for real beauties,” Kahn said of what he looks for in a victim.

“The girls are auctioned, and go to the highest bidder.”

The full interview, below, may present some disturbing facts, but it’s the awareness that’s needed regarding the awful crimes.

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Prison Inmates Built Working PCs Out Of Ewaste, Networked Them, and Hid Them*

Prison Inmates Built Working PCs Out Of Ewaste, Networked Them, and Hid Them*

By Luke Miller

Inmates in Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution smuggled computer parts out of an ewaste recycling workshop and built two working computers out of them, hiding them in the ceiling of a training room closet ceiling and covertly patching them into the prison’s network.

The prisoners used the PCs for a number of activities, including several criminal acts like identity theft and credit-card fraud. They were able to network their PC by using a guard’s password; the use of this account on days when the guard wasn’t on-shift tipped off the prison’s systems administrators that something was awry.

James Clavell’s debut novel King Rat contains a fictionalized account of the real hidden radios that British POWs built in Changi, a Japanese death-camp in Malaya (now Singapore), building them into bedposts and water-bottles and plugging them in at night to hear Allied radio broadcasts about the war’s progress. American prisoners have displayed similar levels of ingenuity in the decades since, matched only by the desperate inventiveness of Soviet makers.

“It surprised me that the inmates had the ability to not only connect these computers to the state’s network but had the ability to build these computers,” Ohio Inspector General Randall J. Meyer said.

“They were able to travel through the institution more than 1,100 feet without being checked by security through several check points, and not a single correction’s staff member stopped them from transporting these computers into the administrative portion of the building. It’s almost if it’s an episode of Hogan’s Heroes.”

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West Blocks Probe as It Would Show Idlib ‘Attack’, U.S. Strike ‘False Flag’*

West Blocks Probe as It Would Show Idlib ‘Attack’, U.S. Strike ‘False Flag’*

Western countries are blocking attempts to investigate the Idlib chemical incident because in the event of a probe it will be established that the “attack” was a false flag and lie, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.

The United States and other Western countries block any attempts to launch an impartial investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, Syrian President Bashar Assad told Sputnik.

“We formally sent a letter to the United Nations, we asked them in that letter to send a delegation in order to investigate what happened in Khan Shaykhun,” Assad said in an interview.

“Of course till this moment they didn’t send, because the West and the United States blocked any delegation from coming, because if they come, they will find that all their narratives about what happened in Khan Shaykhun and then the attack on Sha’irat airport was a false flag, was a lie,” Assad stressed.

There was no chemical weapons attack in the Syrian province of Idlib, the reports of it were a false flag play which was supposed to justify a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian armed forces’ airbase, Bashar Assad told Sputnik.

“So, for us, there was no gas attack and no gas depot, it was a false flag play just to justify the attack on the Shairat base. That’s what happened,” Assad said.

Assad added that the Syrian army did carry out an attack in the province of Idlib on April 4, when the suspected chemical weapons incident in Khan Shaykhun took place, but at a different time than reported by western media.

“First of all, we don’t know if the site that we attacked that day half an hour before noon, about 11:30, was a chemical warehouse or depot or anything like this. And their story said that the attack happened at 6, 6:30 in the morning. We didn’t launch any attack at that time. So, you have two possibilities: the first one is that there was an attack at lunch time or at about 11:30. The other possibility that we believe in is that it was a false flag, there was no attack,” the president explained.

The videos and pictures from the site resemble those created by the White Helmets in “the last year or two years or more … which is an elusive story,” Assad said.

“That’s what we believe in, because the attack was already prepared, and they didn’t want to listen, they didn’t want to investigate; they only wanted to launch the attack. We believe it was a false flag for one reason and a simple reason: if there was gas leakage or attack, and you’re talking about 60 dead in that city, how could the city continue its life normally? They didn’t evacuate the city. No-one left the city, life continued as normal, and this is mass destruction. The other day, they attacked Sha’irat where they said there was the gas depots, and they attacked all the depots, and there was no gas coming out of that airport. No-one of our army officers or military staff, was affected by any gas,” he said.

A video footage from the Syrian Khan-Shaykhun presented by the “White Helmets” completely contradicts the specifics of sarin gas use, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Sputnik.

Assad stressed that the video clearly shows people without any means of chemical warfare protection helping those who allegedly fell victims to sarin gas attack.

“…Even if you look at the pictures, you can see that the rescuers — presumable rescuers — were rescuing people without masks, without gloves, and they were moving freely. How? This is against all the specifications of the sarin gas that they talked about,” Assad said.

“You can fake this image, it’s very easy. So, you cannot just base your judgment on images and videos, especially made by al-Qaeda [terrorist group outlawed in Russia],” the Syrian leader stressed.

On April 4, a chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. The Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, as well as a number of Western states, accused the Syrian government troops of carrying out the attack, while Damascus refuted these allegations, with a Syrian army source telling Sputnik that the army did not possess chemical weapons.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on April 5 that the airstrike near Khan Shaykhun by the Syrian air force hit a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq, and called on the U.N. Security Council to launch a proper investigation into the incident.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said April 6 that groundless accusations in the chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib were unacceptable before the investigation into the matter had been carried out.

However, the incident was used as pretext for a U.S. missile strike against the Ash Sha’irat airbase carried out late on April 6. U.S. President Donald Trump characterized the strike as a response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government troops while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it was a violation of the international law. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the U.S. missile strike against the Syrian airfield as a strategic mistake.

In an exclusive interview with Fox Business on April 12, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed the current situation in Syria on Moscow’s support for country’s Assad, calling the Syrian leader “an animal.”

Earlier this year, Syrian President Bashar Assad said that the country’s government had never used weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, against the Syrian people. Besides, under a Russian-U.S. deal after the east Ghouta sarin gas incident in 2013, Damascus joined the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and agreed to destroy its stockpile under Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) oversight. In January 2016, the OPCW announced that all chemical weapons in Syria had been destroyed.

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Tens of Thousands March Across U.S. Demanding Donald Trump Release His Tax Returns*

Tens of Thousands March Across U.S. Demanding Donald Trump Release His Tax Returns*

Protesters took to the streets in midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on April 15, coinciding with the traditional deadline for U.S. federal tax returns (this year the filing date has been pushed backed two days, to April 18). Protesters marched, calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know his tax history, his business ties with foreign powers, and conflicts of interest, if any exist.

Trump is the first major-party presidential nominee in more than 40 years to refuse releasing his tax returns, saying that he is under IRS audit – however, there is no law prohibiting him from releasing his own returns in these circumstances. Trump also stated that American voters don’t care; he declared a $916 million loss in 1995, which was, The New York Times reported, “a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.”

“Thanks to Trump, I think that releasing your taxes when you run for president now has to be a law,” 51-year-old New Yorker Marni Halasa, who arrived in a tutu and leggings made of fake dollar bills and holding a sign that read “Show Me The Money!”, told Reuters.

The nationwide protests, dubbed the Tax March for economic justice, stemmed from the Women’s March that took place a day after Trump’s inauguration. The Tax March, among the largest protests since the Women’s March, unfolded a day after the White House announced that it would end the practice of releasing White House visitor logs, an attempt by Trump (who had promised to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington) to shield his activities from scrutiny.

The tax returns of presidents and vice presidents are automatically audited every year, and it is totally legal to publish their tax returns. Although there is no legal obligation, U.S. presidents and presidential candidates have released their returns voluntarily for decades.

But Trump – who has repeatedly admitted using legal loopholes to minimize his tax burden – has justified his refusal to publish tax returns by noting they are being audited; however, federal tax authorities say that does not bar him from releasing the documents.

67-year-old Ellen Lodwick, a retired corporate researcher from Maryland, cast doubt on Trump’s businesses:

“There are probably many illegal or questionable investments in things that could affect how he looks at government and legislation, because he’s too connected.”

Why does he want to hide his taxes? That’s what I want to know. He promised transparency; remember ‘Drain the swamp?” 53-year-old Martha Marquez, a graduate school professor who attended the Palm Beach march holding a sign that read “Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine,” told The New York Times.

In Los Angeles, television director Mike Stutz turned up at the march holding a sign that read: “What Tax Returns? Putin paid cash. Trust your oligarchs,” referring to allegations of contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin.

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NYPD Boss Jailed For 28 Years by Elite Pedophile Ring Investigators*

NYPD Boss Jailed For 28 Years by Elite Pedophile Ring Investigators*

By Baxter Dmitry

Alberto Randazzo, a former New York City Police Department boss, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for sexual exploitation of children and receipt of child pornography, as the Trump administration’s investigation into the elite pedophile ring that has infiltrated politics and law enforcement nationwide continues taking down high-profile perpetrators.

Randazzo was caught targeting mothers, persuading them to sexually abuse their children and send him pictures and videos of the acts.

The federal investigation into the elite paedophile ring is moving full steam ahead and heavy hitters have been employed to lead prosecutions. Randazzo’s sentence was announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Alberto Randazzo lived a double life, publicly serving as an NYPD police officer while privately engaging in conduct to exploit the most vulnerable members of the community – our children,” stated Acting United States Attorney Rohde.

Together with our law enforcement partners we will continue to strive to protect the most vulnerable among us.”  

Special Agent-in-Charge Melendez said the days of elite paedophiles getting away with their heinous crimes because of their positions in society are officially over.

“Randazzo held a position with the sole purpose to serve and protect the people of this city. Instead, he targeted certain women, persuaded them to sexually abuse their children and had them send him pictures and videos of the acts,” said Special Agent-in-Charge Melendez.

His behavior is no less than deplorable. It is with continued joint law enforcement efforts that we can target these types of offenders and ensure that they are punished for their heinous deeds.”

After the conviction, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill took the opportunity to deliver a shout out to Trump’s team of elite paedophile ring busters.

“Alberto Randazzo’s exploitation of innocent children is unconscionable. I am grateful to our detectives in Internal Affairs, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York for their work in bringing Randazzo to justice for these horrific crimes,” said O’Neill.

According to the Department of Justice: On July 12, 2016, the defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and one count of receipt of child pornography.  According to court filings, from as early as 2010 through 2013, Randazzo targeted women through websites such as Ashley Madison and Match.com and persuaded them to sexually abuse children to whom they had access, so he could watch the abuse.

Randazzo was caught in February 2013, when a witness found disturbing text messages on Randazzo’s phone and uncovered emails from women sending Randazzo pictures of them molesting their children.  When the witness confronted him, Randazzo admitted his sexual interest in mothers having sex with their children.

[First Democrat Official Tied To Elite Pedophile Ring Pleads Guilty]

At sentencing the government presented evidence that at least five women complied with Randazzo’s solicitations and sexually abused children in order to satisfy his sexual desires.  Randazzo’s victims ranged in age from a few months to eight years old, and he traveled out of state to watch two of them be molested in person.  Randazzo arranged to have the eight-year-old victim drugged so that he would not remember the abuse.

Three of the women Randazzo solicited have also been charged in the Eastern District of New York. Two have pleaded guilty, one of whom was sentenced to five years imprisonment, one of whom is awaiting sentencing, and another is awaiting trial.

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U.S. Embassy in London Insists on Interviewing Three Month Old Terror Suspect for Visa*

U.S. Embassy in London Insists on Interviewing Three Month Old Terror Suspect for Visa*

By Jim W. Dean

Tiny Baby’s Terrorism Interview Makes US Embassy Laughing Stock of the Internet

“You just can’t make stuff like this up” – Jim W. Dean

[Editor’s Note: This boggles the mind in its stupidity; that no one in the U.S. Embassy system wanted to draw attention to themselves by interfering in standard procedures. So a 3-month-old baby had to be brought down to London to be “interviewed” about poor grandpa mistakenly checking ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ on the baby’s travel visa form about engaging in terrorism.

Sometimes our hunting down bad government is a long drawn out process of digging into dirty laundry to find what has been hidden there. But I chose this for publication for its wonderful simplicity.

We live in the age of computer processing and accountability of mid-level administration people being monitored by software for efficiency and the proper following of procedures. But what this case shows you is how easily the human common sense part of good admin work can totally disappear from the process.

And, if a simple situation like this got handled so badly, we have to ask ourselves, how many others that we don’t know about have been also, but over much more important issues… Jim W. Dean ]

U.S. Embassy in London

 

The U.S. embassy in London has become the butt of internet jokes after staff there interviewed a three-month-old baby on suspicion of terrorism. Young Harvey Kenyon-Cairns had been due to fly to Orlando, Florida with his parents and grandparents. His grandfather Paul Kenyon filled out his ESTA visa waiver application form, but made a mistake.

When he got the question of the form which asks, “Do you seek to engage in or have you ever engaged in terrorist activities, espionage, sabotage, or genocide?” Kenyon ticked yes instead of no.

As a result, Harvey, his mother Kaye and his grandfather Paul traveled with him on a ten-hour round trip from their home in Poynton, Cheshire, to the embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square.

Harvey, who isn’t talking yet, passed the interview and was eventually given permission to travel to the U.S. However, he wasn’t given the all-clear in time to travel with the rest of the family and Kenyon ended up having to pay an extra £3,000 ($3,767) to re-book tickets for Harvey and his parents.

Hearing about Harvey’s story, users of social networks were astonished that the embassy required him to visit in person for the interview, despite being aware that he is just three months old and obviously incapable of terrorism.

His grandfather joked that Harvey “has sabotaged quite a few nappies in his time.”

​​​”Baby Harvey was good as gold for the interview and never cried once. I thought about taking him along in an orange jumpsuit, but thought better of it,” Kenyon told the Guardian.

Others agreed with a point made by the child’s grandfather Paul Kenyon and criticized the inclusion of a question asking whether the visitor had ever engaged in terrorism.

“If you were a terrorist, I suspect you’d not be ticking yes on the ESTA form anyway,” the baby’s grandfather added.

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Venezuela’s Opposition Activists Confess Being Paid to Promote Violent Protests*

Venezuela’s Opposition Activists Confess Being Paid to Promote Violent Protests*

By Lucas Koerner

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro released video footage Sunday of opposition activists confessing to having been paid to carry out violent attacks during anti-government protests over the past two weeks.

In one video broadcast during the president’s televised evening address, a young opposition protester named Guido Rodriguez admits being paid 300,000 bolivars (US $70) – more than double the monthly minimum wage – to commit acts of anti-government violence during April 8’s demonstrations.

“They proposed that I go to today’s march and burn and vandalize, and that they were going to pay me 300,000 bolivars. And I accepted,” stated Rodriguez, who says he has been working with the youth section of the right-wing Justice First (PJ) party “for a while”.

Convened by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition, the April 8 march saw widespread instances of violence in the wealthy eastern Caracas municipality of Chacao, including an attack on a Supreme Court administrative office by scores of protesters wielding Molotov bombs and blunt objects taken form a nearby construction site.

Aftermath of the attack on the Supreme Court office in Chacao. (Horacio Siciliano)

 

Rodriguez, who was arrested for his alleged participation in the Supreme Court attack, indicated that he was paid by the First Justice Youth leaders, Jose and Alejandro Sanchez, during a 3pm meeting at the PJ headquarters in Chacaito the day prior.

In another video confession, one of the Sanchez brothers explains that attacks were planned three weeks ago by PJ Caracas Youth Secretary Carmelo Zambrano in conjunction with PJ National Assembly deputies in Caracas.

“We participated in the burning of the DEM [Executive Office of the Judiciary] together with Carmelo Zambrano who is the planner and executor of this play. They gave him the money, I don’t know, he has contacts among the Caracas [PJ] deputies, Marialbert Barrios, Tomás Guanipa, José Guerra,” the right-wing youth leader told the camera.

Sanchez continued, “Three weeks ago in the basement of the [PJ] headquarters in Chacaito they met and planned this. The instructions were to set Caracas alight and he was going to distribute the money they gave him among the parishes of Caracas.”

According to Sanchez, the orders came directly from PJ General Secretary and lawmaker Tomás Guanipa, with Zambrano “divvying up the money among the bases to buy water and do protest activities”.

Torture allegations

During the broadcast, President Maduro asserted that the videos “demonstrate to the Venezuelan people how [the right-wing] conspires against the country”.

He moreover indicated that the footage had been released with the authorization of the Public Prosecutor’s office and that his government is in possession of “30 or 40 more videos like these”.

For his part, PJ General Secretary Tomas Guanipa responded to the allegations Monday, denying that the government had authorization to release the videos and claiming that the testimony was obtained under “torture”.

In particular, the parliamentarian claimed that the Sanchez brothers had not been allowed to meet with their father or lawyer, and accused authorities of “kidnapping” the youths.

The accusations stand at odds with the official statement released by National Ombudsman Tarek William Saab, who confirmed Saturday that the detained PJ leaders had met with their father and lawyer and were due in court this Monday. Saab also announced that he had solicited a forensic medical exam of both men to verify that no human rights abuses had occurred during their detention.

Fresh violence

The revelations come on the heels of nearly two weeks of opposition protests aimed at forcing the government to hold early presidential elections not due until next year.

The anti-government demonstrations continued throughout Easter despite the week being a national holiday that typically sees millions leave Caracas for the beach and other destinations.

Thirty people were detained late Friday evening in connection with the firebombing and ransacking of a government medical clinic and a MERCAL food distribution office in the Miranda state municipality of Guaicaipuro.

MERCAL facility destroyed in Miranda state. (Wilmer Errades/AVN)

 

According to local Mayor Francisco Garcés, the attacks occurred “just metres” from the state police and fire-fighter stations, who nonetheless, “did not help put out the fire that resulted from the firebombs” that left the MERCAL in ruins.

Government-run Barrio Adentro medical clinic ransacked. (Wilmer Errades/AVN)

 

The Chavista mayor also reported that the protesters had desecrated the local graveyard by “removing graves, and burning them” in order to mount roadblocks.

Photos of the incident were later shared on social media.

A photo of coffins being used as a roadblock this past weekend in Los Teques. (Aporrea)

 

Garcés accused Miranda Governor and leading opposition leader Henrique Capriles of failing to take action to control the violent protests in his state.

“[This evidences] the irresponsibility of the governor, who… not only doesn’t attend [to his state] but encourages violent actions… The inaction on the part of the security bodies under his administration reveals his complicity with these type of acts,” the mayor told AVN.

The incident is the latest in a series of violent attacks on government facilities and public infrastructure that according to Maduro surpasses 50 million bolivars (US $70,000) in damages.

The past two weeks have seen similar attacks on a Supreme Court administrative office, a public school in Chacao, a radio facility belonging to state cellphone company MOVILNET in Valles de Tuy, as well as other aggressions against public transport units and government vehicles.

Seven people have died so far as a result of the protests. Both the government and the opposition have called large mobilizations for this Wednesday to mark Venezuela’s independence day.

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