Egypt : Shawkan freed from prison but must spend nights in a police cell

first_img News March 4, 2019 Egypt : Shawkan freed from prison but must spend nights in a police cell RSF has been calling for Shawkan’s release after since his arrest. It launched the #MyPicForShawkan campaign, which was widely followed on social networks, including in Egypt despite the risks entailed there. As a result of a simultaneous campaign by RSF’s Washington bureau, the US Congress’ Human Rights Commission took up his case. A few days before the verdict in his trial, RSF and Amnesty International France staged a joint demonstration outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris to demand his immediate and unconditional release. RSF also supported Shawkan’s nomination for UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, which he was awarded last year. (c) Khaled DESOUKI / AFP After being held arbitrarily for more than two and a half years, Shawkan was put on trial with around 700 other defendants in December 2016. When the trial finally concluded in September 2018 with Shawkan receiving a five-year jail term, he should have been freed at once because he had already spent more than five years in detention. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that he is still only half free because he is supposed to spend 12 out of every 24 hours in a police station for the next five years. Organisation Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution He was released at dawn today but is due to remain under strict judicial control for five years, spending part of his days and all of his nights, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., in a police cell. An appeal is under way which, if approved, could free him from the obligation to spend every night at a police station. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Instead, for Kafkaesque reasons that are common in Egypt, he had to spend another six months in prison, and then another two weeks in a police station before finally being able to go home today.center_img to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more With at least 32 professional and non-professional journalists currently held in connection with their reporting, independent journalism is dying in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. January 22, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Imprisoned “Shawkan must now recover his complete freedom, not just 12 hours a day,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “A first battle has been won and we thank all those who joined in our efforts to get him freed. The campaign will continue as before, not just during Shawkan’s appeal but also to press for the release of the more than 30 other journalists detained in Egypt because of their work.” Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan had been held ever since 14 August 2013, when he was arrested as he was preparing to photograph the use of extreme force by police to disperse a massive sit-in by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, resulting in a bloodbath. Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsStatus Orange weather warning for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 2, 2019 700 TAGSlimerickLimerick Poststorm lorenzoweather Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Print A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryA status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage. Previous articleNew Regional Ambassador to the West to ‘create a stronger voice’ across the Shannon Region and Galway for SITE IrelandNext articleLimerick people reveal their favourite sound Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

“Right Jab And Left Jab” August 12, 2019

first_img“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “LEFT JAB” is a liberal view and the “RIGHT JAB is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Courteney Cox Shares Funny Selfie While Microblading Brows: Pic

first_imgCourteney Cox Shares Snap of Microbladed Brows and Stars Cannot Get EnoughCourteney Cox Courtesy Courteney Cox/InstagramOMG! Courteney Cox shared the most hilarious selfie while getting a little beauty treatment.On Sunday, November 15, the 56-year-old posted a pic to Instagram of herself while microblading her eyebrows. “Had my eyebrows microbladed,” she wrote in the accompanying caption. “Too much?”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The stars didn’t think so! Tons of A-listers chimed in on the comments, such as Lily Collins and Gwyneth Paltrow, who posted a series of encouraging heart and laughing emojis.Others praised the Friends alum. “I think it’s perfect ❤️,” Michelle Pfeiffer wrote. “Smoke show,” commented Kate Hudson and “More,” wrote Sean Hayes. “Hahaha nope spot on,” Brandi Carlile posted.Then there were other celebs who couldn’t wait to get in on the joke, writing that they didn’t notice anything off. “I don’t see the difference,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson joked. “Wait! What?? I see no difference! 💋” Kathy Najimy posted.- Advertisement – Microblading is favored by many celebrities, from Serena Williams to Tori Spelling. Back in August, Spelling shared a before-and-after pic of her brows, praising the microblading process. “Ok, I finally took the BROW PLUNGE. I know sooooo many people who have tried #microblading but honestly I was terrified to do it,” she wrote in the accompanying caption.But after over-plucking throughout the ‘90s, she decided to give it a go. “Who knew brows could literally boost your self confidence! I feel so good about myself right now. Thank you my friend! So natural. So easy. So brilliant.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) “I’m not seeing anything different than normal,” Geoff Stults wrote. “Am I missing something?”Courteney Cox attends The Last Ship musical Courteney Cox Shares Snap of Microbladed Brows and Stars Cannot Get EnoughCourteney Cox attends ‘The Last Ship’ musical at Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on January 22, 2020. Ryan Miller/ShutterstockHowever, our favorite comment came from Schitt’s Creek actress Sara Levy, who hilariously wrote, “Dad?” Of course, she’s referencing her father Eugene Levy’s legendary dark, thick brows.The microblading was done by microblading artist and owner of cosmetic tattoo studio, Audrey Glass. She reposted Cox’s selfie to her Instagram Story, writing, “Nothing like a client who has a good time with the process!” Then she responded to Cox’s question, “Is there such a thing as too much brows?!” Honestly, in this day and age, not really.- Advertisement –last_img read more

English football ‘needs to wake up’ over players’ security: expert

first_imgHe said he tells them if they are with their family in a car and someone is following them, they should ask themselves: “What are we going to do to prevent them trying to stop the car?”“Do as the footballers did? Get out and confront them or dial the police, or beep the horn to bring attention to yourselves.“Or drive to the nearest police station or to a garage forecourt where there is CCTV?“It is knowing that. You have got to start somewhere and I believe footballers are not being given the right advice.”Bomberg says he believes one of the reasons for such attitudes is a lack of understanding of the concept of security.“I think that security for a lot of people is a dirty word,” he said.“They think of an old bloke falling asleep in his hut or some guy wearing a yellow vest.”Bomberg’s basic entry package costs a cool £400,000 ($490,000) and uses close protection officers who are normally ex-special forces or policemen.He said the approach of International Intelligence Limited, which he founded in 2002, was high-tech.“We can put a technical fence round your property.“If someone is outside and tweeting ‘I am going to (expletive) kill him’ they don’t need to mention the name as that will still flag up to us because they are using profanity and a threat within that ‘geo-fenced’ area.”Bomberg is unsure where the duty of care for football clubs ends.“I think the whole football business industry needs to wake up,” he said. “These men and women are the assets of the club.“Okay the club might have the bricks and mortar of the stadium but these people are the celebrities and what the sponsors are paying for.“If you have a vehicle worth half a million pounds would you leave it parked randomly somewhere in London?“They need to start to realise they have a legal duty of care, a responsibility not just to footballers but to families.”Share on: WhatsApp English football need to wake up to the threat to footballers and their families security in the wake of the attack on Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac security expert Alex Bomberg told AFPStroud, United Kingdom | AFP | English football clubs will only wake up to the security risks their players face when either one of them or a member of their family are maimed or killed, a security expert told AFP.The stark warning from former soldier Alex Bomberg comes after Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were targeted in a carjacking attack by knife-wielding men on mopeds in London in July.The fallout from that incident resulted in the duo being left out of the opening Premier League fixture with Newcastle due to “further security incidents”.Bomberg, founder and CEO of Intelligent (UK Holdings) Limited, is responsible for the personal protection of nine footballers in Spain and France but says he has had no approaches from England-based players even since the incident involving German star Ozil and Bosnian international Kolasinac.He said he was surprised that super-rich Premier League players and clubs were underestimating the threat.“Footballers are more exposed in the United Kingdom, far more exposed,” the former aide to the British royal family told AFP at his office in Gloucestershire in the west of England.“I think we have a serious problem in the UK and it does surprise me how we look at it.“This is a really serious subject which needs proper attention and I can tell you what will happen; nothing will change dramatically until a footballer or member of his family either is seriously injured or killed.”Bomberg, who says he has been contacted by other players in mainland Europe since the Arsenal stars were attacked, believes footballers and their families are especially vulnerable.“I came across newspaper clippings from 2009 where they were talking about 21 robberies of British players’ homes in a three-year period,” he said.“That is 2009 so where are we now? We are nearly 2020, we were talking about it 10 years ago and it is still a problem today.He said elite footballers were particularly vulnerable because their movements are so widely known.“It’s advertised when footballers are away from home because they are playing football. Straight away that leaves them exposed.”The Ozil incident received widespread coverage because Kolasinac fought off the assailants, but Bomberg says that was the wrong way to respond.“He did what many young guys would do but he put himself and his friend (Ozil) in danger,” said Bomberg.“It could have ended in a very different way, we know how many people get stabbed in London every day.”– ‘Protecting clubs’ assets’ –Bomberg, whose clients also include celebrities, members of foreign royal families, lawyers and bankers — he will not divulge their identities — says he teaches clients how to deal with such incidents.last_img read more