The federal judiciary accused Hunter, the son of US President Joe Biden, of illegally possessing a firearm. If convicted, he could be punished with a maximum prison sentence of 25 years.
On Thursday, the federal judiciary charged Hunter, the son of US President Joe Biden, with illegal possession of a firearm.
Hunter Biden was accused of making a false statement when purchasing a firearm in Delaware in 2018, while denying that he had a drug abuse problem, while he had admitted at that time that he had used drugs.
The court documents stated that Hunter Biden made an “intentionally false written statement” and subsequently obtained the firearm illegally.
Hunter, 53, may be tried during his father’s election campaign next year, during which Joe Biden is trying to be elected for a second term.
If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Republicans announced (Tuesday) the opening of an investigation to impeach President Biden over his son’s controversial issues abroad, accusing the Democratic president of fueling a “culture of corruption,” while the White House strongly condemned this measure.
Conservative parliamentarians also blame Hunter for making suspicious deals in Ukraine and China when Joe Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama between 2009 and 2017 by taking advantage of his father’s connections and name.
The American President has often emphasized that he stands by his son in his personal and legal troubles.
Chinese spokeswoman : Because of selling weapons to Taiwan, China imposes sanctions on American companies
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman announced that China has decided to impose sanctions on American companies for their participation in arms sales to Taiwan, warning the United States not to “proceed on the wrong and dangerous path by providing military support to Taiwan.”
Beijing has decided to impose sanctions on two US-based military industrial companies over their “involvement in selling weapons to Taiwan,” according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
During a press conference on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said: “China decided to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, which was directly involved in arms sales to Taiwan on August 24 as the main contractor, and Northrop Grumman, which… It contributed to numerous arms sales to Taiwan.”
Mao added: “The United States is moving forward on the wrong and dangerous path by providing military support to Taiwan.”
The statement said: “We call on the United States to adhere to the ‘one China’ principle and stop arms sales to Taiwan, otherwise it will be faced with severe sanctions.”
On September 13, China warned Taiwan’s ruling party that its attempts to purchase weapons from the United States harm the interests of the island’s residents and undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
China does not recognize Taiwan’s independence and considers it part of its territory, and rejects any attempts to secede from it. In contrast, Taiwan does not recognize Beijing’s central government.
United Nations : The US-Mexico border is the most dangerous land route for asylum seekers
The United Nations International Migration Agency announced that the border between the United States and Mexico is the most dangerous and bloody land route for asylum seekers, according to data indicating that 686 disappearances and deaths were recorded among irregular migrants at the border last year.
The United Nations migration agency said the US-Mexico border is the deadliest and most dangerous land route for asylum seekers, with hundreds dying trying to cross the perilous desert divide.
On Tuesday, the UN agency published data indicating that 686 cases of disappearances and deaths were recorded among irregular migrants on the border last year, but the actual number is likely to be greater than that in light of the loss of data from the Texas forensic offices and the Mexican Search and Rescue Agency.
American officials at the border said that many asylum seekers die due to high temperatures in the summer and hypothermia in the winter, in a barren desert and hills studded with cactus plants, noting that some bodies are never found.
In this context, International Migration Agency spokesman Paul Dillon said that the recorded numbers “represent the lowest possible estimates.”
He added in statements to reporters in Geneva, “The worrying numbers are a stark reminder of the need for decisive measures to legislate regular legal pathways for migration.”
The UN agency said that about half of the deaths recorded last year were linked to crossing the Sonoran and Chinhuan deserts.
Harsh facts at Darien crossing
The number of deaths and disappearances documented by IOM along the border represents about half of the estimated 1,457 total cases in the Americas last year.
In this regard, Dillon said: “One of the most disturbing trends observed by the International Organization for Migration in the Americas is the increase in deaths on migration routes in the Caribbean region.”
He said that 350 deaths were documented in 2022, compared to 245 in 2021 and less than 170 cases recorded in previous years. Most of the victims were from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba.
The Darien Crossing, a border crossing between Panama and Colombia, witnessed 141 documented migrant deaths last year, according to the International Organization for Migration.
“The remote and dangerous nature of this area and the presence of criminal gangs along the route means that this figure most likely does not represent the actual number of deaths,” Dillon explained.