Ed: here's one for Amnesty International. Sounds like the police even roughed up the sister of one of the suspects while she was trying to keep them from steeling their computers and rifling through their offices. I wonder how many would have that kind of courage?
The Austrian government definitely needs to be made ashamed of this.
According to "Kronen" news, the national justice gave the green light for it. A house search in Vienna escalated the situation. Computers were confiscated and evidence secured. It also involved "kreuz.net".
Vienna (kath.net) A number of days ago in Vienna, police executed a search warrant on the facilities of the internet website "gloria.tv". This was reported on Saturday by the "Kronen" news. According to the report, it was directed against two priests from Lower Austria and Vienna. The charges are serious. According to "Krone" it was related to an article with radical right as well as anti-Jewish and homophobic contents, which had been published on websites "kreuz.net" and "gloria.tv".
In Germany and also in Switzerland there have been investigations ongoing for some time. Now the Austrian judiciary has given a green light. The situation has been escalated by a house search in Vienna. According to "Krone" the sister of the accused priest is being charged, for attempting to erase computers and obstructing the officials by taking the PCs with her. An official is said to have been injured.
At present the national police are surveying the confiscated computer as well as the secured evidence. The suspects were sought at churches, according to "Krone". They are, in any case, still at large.
Edit: remembering when all of this happened to kreuz.net earlier this year.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Edit: Can American Bishops be far behind?
By Leslie Hook, Published: July 10
BEIJING — Tensions between Beijing and the Vatican are mounting after Chinese authorities detained an outspoken Catholic bishop who has defied state control of the church, a move that highlights the Communist Party’s deep mistrust of religious organizations.
Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin was whisked away just hours after he announced his resignation from the leadership of the Patriotic Catholic Association, or PCA, the government body that controls China’s state-sanctioned version of the Catholic Church, according to two people close to the PCA.
Link to WP...
Monday, July 11, 2011
Editor: one of the nice things about the Chi-Coms is that they provide a wonderful opportunity in this day and age to stand against a malevolent bad guy. There are those in the neo-Conosphere who've been insisting for a long time that the depradations of Communism are long past, even while Marxist politicians, Professors, Military Generals, Dali Llamas and the like ply their trade undermining the spiritual and physical foundations of the West, they incredibly deny the palpable threat and kick the dog that often barks.