Leader of the Ku Klux Klan 'Mississippi Burning' Died in Prison

 A leader of the United States white extremist group, the Ku Klux Klan who was convicted of the murder of three civil rights workers, has died in prison. The man whose case was picked up in the movie "Mississippi Burning" died at the age of 92.

Edgar Ray Killen was serving a 60-year prison sentence for the 1964 murder case. The three victims were killed while in the state of Mississippi as part of an attempt to record black voters. The case raised public opinion about segregation and helped pass the Civil Rights Law. The case also inspired the film "Mississippi Burning" who won an Oscar in 1988.

US officials said Edgar Ray Killen died on Thursday (11/1) local time. "The cause and mode of death are still waiting for the autopsy results, but nothing suspicious," the Mississippi Missions Agency said in a statement.

Killen was charged with orchestrating the killing of the three civil rights workers, comprised of two white men and a black man. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner initially disappeared after being captured by local police and later released. The deputy sheriff captured them, informed the KKK of his third detention, and Killen then ordered a group of KKK members to attack the three victims.

The three victims were initially declared missing, and the FBI joined in search efforts to find them. A few weeks later, the bodies of the three victims were found in a custodian. They were shot at close range. Chaney, the only black among all three, has been severely beaten.

(ita / ita)

Through Video Leader Boko Haram Claims Attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed a series of attacks in northeastern Nigeria during the festive season. The video message was the first in a few months amid growing violence in Nigeria, according to AFP. The video raises doubts over the Nigerian government's claim that the rebel group has been defeated.

"We are in good health and nothing has happened to us," Shekau said in a 31-minute video pronounced in Nigerian Hausa language "Nigerian troops, police and people who are against us can not do anything to us, and you will not get anything," he said.

"We (19659002) The video then shows footage of a Christmas Day attack at a military checkpoint in Molai village on the outskirts of Maiduguri town, northeastern Nigeria. (19659003) Boko Haram members in torn clothes were shot from behind a decrepit pickup truck.

Shekau's message emerged during the acceleration of Boko Haram's attack and days after the rebels killed 25 people outside Maiduguri, the birthplace of the rebels.

At least 50 people were killed in November when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in the state of Adamawa. Then in December, Boko Haram attacked a convoy of Nigerian soldiers and sent a suicide bomber into a crowded market in cities in northeastern Nigeria.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in his new year speech said Boko Haram had been 'beaten'. [19659003] "The isolated attacks are still going on, but even the country with the best police can not expect any terrible terror attacks by criminals," Buhari said.

Shekau took over Boko Haram in 2009 after the death of his founder Muhammad Yusuf. Boko Haram has left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria since 2009.

This group has long been divided. In 2016, Boko Haram experienced a great schism, calling Joseph's son, Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi, the leader.

(jbr / yld)

By 2017, Xi Jinping Became China's Most Powerful Leader

In 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping rose to become the country's most powerful leader in decades.

And while he assumes greater powers and responsibilities, analysts say that China is likely to take a greater risk in the year 2018 at home and abroad, even as the country overcomes domestic economic challenges, nuclear-armed North Korea and the ongoing threat of trade tensions with the United States.

When China holds a five-year reorganization in October then, Xi not only strengthened his role as the "core leader" of the authoritarian Communist Party Party, but like Mao Zedong, his name and political thought were also written in the party's constitution.

Xi was elected for a second term and many analysts believe his China's top leaders can continue for many years, if not for decades.

As the leader of the world's second largest economy, he led the effort to promote what he called "China's Solution", a Beijing effort to help resolve the world's financial and political uncertainties.

Analysts view it as continue to take advantage of opportunities abroad when the opportunity arises, despite the risks involved. [gp]

Rahul Gandhi So Leader of India's Main Opposition Party

Rahul Gandhi, the fourth generation of influential Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty in India, officially became chairman of the Congress Party, India's main opposition party. Rahul Gandhi received the post from his mother, Sonia Gandhi.

In a ceremonial ceremony marked by a dance and fireworks party in New Delhi, Sonia Gandhi in his speech portrayed his 47-year-old son as a new hope for the Congress Party. 19659002] Rahul Gandhi in his speech describes himself as an idealist, and says that the people of India are currently being deceived by the policies imposed by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Mondi.

Modi from the Hindu party, Bharatiya Janata, will become Rahul Gandhi's powerful rival in elections in 2019. The party has since eradicated the influence of the Congress Party since 2014, which has ruled for nearly seven decades. Gandhi's own party is currently embarrassing defeats in state elections despite its efforts to regain support.

As prime minister Modi has vowed to create India free from the influence of the Congress Party, while promising a revival of Hindu nationalist forces. 19659002] Rahul Gandi says his party brought India into the 21st century, while Modi's party brought the country into the past as people were slaughtered for their beliefs and what they ate. "This violence shames India in the eyes of the world," he said.

Rahul Gandhi's remarks refer to the sporadic attacks some groups have brought against the Muslims and Hindus of the lower caste who have eaten beef since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power. The attacks raised concerns about the growing intolerance of Hindu groups under the party's rule. [ab]

US Civil Rights Leader Refuses Attend Museum Inauguration Due to Trump Presence

Civil rights warrior who is also Congressman John Lewis says he will not attend the opening of the civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday (9/12), as President Donald Trump will attend.

The Museum of Civil Rights Mississippi in the city of Jackson will show prominently the often bloody civil rights struggle in the southern United States from 1945 to the end of 1976.

Exhibits, among other things, weapons of terror and hatred like the Ku Klux cross Clans and firearms used to kill Medgar Evers activists.

Decades later, while the state commemorates its 200th anniversary, the state is shown to its intricate and often brutal past in two historical museums, complete with slave chain exhibitions, Ku Klux Klan robes and striking photographs of unlawful hanging and fire-throwing racially motivated bombs

There is also a Museu m The history of Mississippi, which gives a 15-thousand-year review of the state's history from prehistoric times to the present. The two different museums under one roof are both open on Saturday, the day before the 200th anniversary of the Mississippi becoming the 20th state of the United States.

"The presence of President Trump and his pathetic policies is an affront to the people of the United States. "said Lewis in a statement.

The White House says it is unfortunate that Lewis will not attend the opening of the museum. White House spokesman Raj Shah said President Trump, "has always denounced racism, violence and discrimination and hatred in all forms. We affirm it. " [gp]