The Daily Populous

Saturday May 6th, 2023 evening edition

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An Audi car carrying Zakhar Prilepin, a Ukrainophobic writer and member of the political party A Just Russia — For Truth, has been blown up in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.

Details: According to media reports, Prilepin was seriously injured and the driver was killed.

According to RBC, Prilepin was on his way back to Moscow from occupied Donbas.

As a result of the explosion, Prilepin received "leg injuries".

The Atesh resistance movement has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on Prilepin.

Reference: Prilepin is a well-known Russian writer and propagandist who has supported Russian-backed separatists in the occupied territories of Donbas since 2014 and actively advocates the war.

Previously: In January, it was reported that Prilepin had "signed a contract with the National Guard of Russia" and "gone to fight in Ukraine". »

Jan. 6 prosecutors seek 25 years for Oath Keepers’ Rhodes

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Prosecutors described the Oath Keepers’ actions as “terrorism,” and told the judge that a harsh sentence is critical to deter future political violence.

Prosecutors are seeking prison sentences ranging from 10 to 21 years for eight other Oath Keepers defendants convicted at trials.

Prosecutors said Oath Keepers stashed weapons for “quick reaction force” teams prosecutors said were ready to get weapons into the city quickly if they were needed. »

Americans caught smuggling 375 pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel. TikTok is blamed

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It wasn’t the first time Americans have been caught sneaking cavity-inducing amounts of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel this week.

Times of Israel reporter Amy Spiro shared the video of security uncovering heaps of Fruit Roll-Ups in traveler’s suitcases on Twitter.

A total of 661 pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups have been seized by the airport authorities in the past week, Times of Israel reported. »

Botswana to disrupt De Beers, Africa diamond trade

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The three-year old HB Antwerp is worth “hundreds of millions” of dollars, co-founder Rafael Papismedov told Semafor Africa.

The diamond sector accounts for some 20% of Botswana’s GDP and over 90% of its foreign export earnings and just over 30% of government revenue.

“The legacy of the diamond industry is that everything is built on trust and a handshake,” Papismedov told Semafor Africa. »