Jack Letts has been nicknamed by the media as Jihadi Jack. This was after the young man travelled to Raqqa, Syria in 2014. A Muslim convert from Oxford, Jack was eventually arrested by Kurdish PYD forces after escaping from the Islamic State.
His parents, however, claim that their son has been tortured by Kurdish authorities and now they are planning to sue the Foreign Office if they do not release Jack from jail.
21-year-old Jack Letts (aka Jihadi Jack) has been missing in action for a while before he began sending messages claiming he was being tortured.
According to reports, John and Sally, Jack’s parents, received messages from their son saying he was experiencing torture in his Syrian prison cell.
Tayab Ali, the parents’ solicitor, said that they plan to sue the British government and file a criminal complaint against Kurdish officials. Ali emphasizes that Letts’ unlawful detention and treatment are a crime and Reprieve, a human rights group, fully supports these actions.
Letts says he didn’t actually fight for IS and even claims he publicly condemned them which led to him getting captured and locked in the terrorist group’s jails.
Based on Jack’s letters to his parents, Kurdish interrogators have been given questions by British officials which denotes that the government has an idea where he is and who is responsible for his detention.
Ali eventually wrote a message to the Foreign Office, asking them to help release Letts and adding they should “make representations that under no circumstances should Jack Letts be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment… You will understand that sending questions while Jack is being subjected to torture may make UK agents complicit in that torture.”
In a DailyMail interview, Ali likewise added:
“The PYD are our allies, and they have confirmed they have not even received a request to transfer Jack Letts to UK custody. There can be no adequate reason for refusing even to ask for him to be handed over.”
Meanwhile, Sinam Mohamad, PYD’s European representative, stated that Letts had not been subject to torture.
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Priests Should Be Allowed To Be Married, Pope Francis Says
So far, conservatives have expressed opposition to the controversial move.
If there’s something we’ve all come to expect from Pope Francis, it’s definitely his tendency to say and do unorthodox things. This has once again been established by recent reports which say the Catholic leader has said married men in Brazil should be allowed to become priests.
The controversial request was made by Pope Francis in order to address the shortage of priests in the remote communities of the Amazon where the religion only has “one priest for every 10,000 Catholics,” according to Cardinal Claudio Hummes, President of the Episcopal Commission for the Amazon.
In a controversial move, Pope Francis requested married men to be allowed to become priests in Brazil.
Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans to Build Futuristic ‘Megacity’ Spanning Three Countries
The ambitious $500-billion project will run entirely on renewable energy – and will have robots and driver-less vehicles!
Remember how we, as kids, thought the future would be about flying cars, jetpacks, and modern cities? Well, we’re not close to realizing that - at least in a way that such technology has become widely available to the masses.
Well we’re now getting a little closer to that – at least in the ‘modern cities’ category. As a recent report confirmed, Saudi Arabia has officially announced its plans to build a futuristic megacity that will span three countries.
The fascinating project, dubbed Neom, is estimated to be worth $500 billion.
Dashcam Footage Shows Massive Speeding Truck Ramming Into Vehicles In Philippines
Ten people were injured and at least four died from the horrific accident.
Multiple people have been injured while four have been killed in a road collision caused by a trailer truck carrying steel construction beams. The incident happened on Thursday, Oct. 26 afternoon, causing a nine-vehicle pile-up along Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Philippines.
Initial reports stated that at least 10 people were injured in the horrific accident. Four people were confirmed dead, which included a male motorcycle driver and a woman who was declared dead upon arriving at a hospital. Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said the heavy load took a toll on the truck and the driver alleged he lost control of the vehicle.