Ahmed Abba – two years in prison for nothing

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img to go further Follow the news on Cameroon CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Radio France Internationale’s Hausa-language correspondent, Ahmed Abba has been held ever since his arrest in the far-north city of Maroua two years ago, on 30 July 2015, for allegedly collaborating with the Jihadi armed group Boko Haram, whose activities he was simply covering as a journalist. Held incommunicado for months, he was finally tried before a military court in Yaoundé and was sentenced on 24 April to ten years in prison and a fine of 85,000 euros on a charge of “laundering the proceeds of a terrorist act.” The verdict was incomprehensible, says his lawyer, Charles Tchoungang, who is appealing. Ever since Abba’s arrest, his lawyer, RFI and RSF have been insisting on his innocence and condemning the many flaws in the judicial proceedings, which have fallen far short of due process. “Ahmed Abba has no place behind bars because the case against him was non-existent, RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. We call for his conviction to be overturned because it was based on allegations that were never supported by tangible evidence or independent experts. This judicial persecution reflects the hostility of the Cameroonian authorities towards the media, who have been sacrificed on the altar of security and the fight against terrorism.” Travesty of justice Abba’s trial dragged on for more than a year because of repeated adjournments on a range of absurd grounds including an inability to produced prosecution witnesses, experts whose qualifications were rejected, the main judge’s absences and a failure to keep deadlines. All of the requests for Abba’s release that his lawyers presented in the course of the trial’s 18 hearings were systematically ignored. At no point was the prosecution able to produce any hard evidence of his guilt. It was only at the 15th hearing, in February, that Abba was finally allowed to give the court his version of the events. RSF repeatedly urged the Cameroonian authorities to abandon the case while RFI produced a great of irrefutable evidence of his innocence. One of the charges, condoning terrorism, was dropped during the trial but others were maintained despite the lack of any evidence Victim of mounting security fears Abba was the victim of growing alarm about Boko Haram, a terrorist group that the Cameroonian security forces have been combatting for at least five years. For a long time, he was facing a possible death sentence and it was under a controversial terrorism law adopted in June 2014 that he was tried by military court. He was held incommunicado for the first three months after his arrest, during which he was subjected to mistreatment amounting to torture without ever being able to receive medical treatment or see his family or lawyer, who was not allowed access to the prosecution case file. Cameroon is ranked 136th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case News News CameroonAfrica Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expression May 19, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court July 28, 2017 Ahmed Abba – two years in prison for nothing Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system News On the eve of the second anniversary of Ahmed Abba’s arrest in northern Cameroon, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its support for this radio reporter and its condemnation of his ten-year jail sentence on an absurd terrorism-related charge, and again calls for his release. April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Gorta Raffle

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_img TAGS000 summer raffleGorta €5Music Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsCommunityGorta RaffleBy Guest Writer – July 30, 2013 911 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email Twitter WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Printcenter_img TICKETS for the first Gorta €5,000 summer raffle are now available at the Gorta shop in High Street.The overall winner of the raffle will receive a total prize of €5,000 with second and third prizes set at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively. As well as this, there is a cash prize of €1,000 for the person who sells the most tickets. The raffle closing date is Monday 14 October with the winner being announced on Friday, 18 October. Tickets cost €5 per ticket or a book of 6 for €25. For more information call 061 310833 or visit www.gorta.org for full terms and conditions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Previous articleLimerick GAA Club Notes 30/7/13Next article€1.5m living space for artists Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more


Rising Rent, Falling Incomes Keeping Millennials from Homeownership

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Share Save Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. About Author: Mike Albanese September 20, 2019 1,295 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A new report by HireAHelper finds that while only baby boomers faced less affordable rent prices than Gen Xers and millennials, buying a home is out of reach for many millennials as income hasn’t been able to keep up with rising home values. The report states that rent costs for baby boomers, when they were entering the housing market, were equal to 38.1% of monthly incomes. Rent costs equaled 35.9% for Gen Xers and 35.7% for millennials. According to the report the average home for millennials is worth 6.4 years’ of income, which is a 15% increase from the 5.6 years’ of income for an average home for booth baby boomers and Gen Xers. Information from HireAHelper shows that home values and the amount of income needed to buy a home have skyrocketed since 1970. In 1970 it took 5.18 years’ of income to purchase a home, which rose to 6.76 years’ of income by 2010. Home values have nearly doubled during the same time period, going from $97,100 in 1970 to $218,776 in 2016.“Other obstacles stand between millennials and their first home purchase: the burden of student debt, stricter home lending standards, and a shrinking supply of affordable housing,” the report states. “Overall, homeownership is far less accessible to millennials than it was to previous generations in their early years of adulthood.”The report adds that fewer millennials are able to graduate from renting to owning, and that 82% of renters view their current housing situation as more affordable than purchasing a home.Additionally, millennials live in their homes for shorter periods than prior generations. Millennials report moving every two years, on average, which is twice as often as Gen Xers at four years and three times more frequently than baby boomers who stay in a home for an average of six years. Seventy-three percent of millennials plan to move in the next decade, compared to just 58% of Gen Xers and 43% of baby boomers. Rising Rent, Falling Incomes Keeping Millennials from Homeownership Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Affordability Millennials Rent prices 2019-09-20 Mike Albanese Previous: The Week Ahead: Home Values and Affordability Next: Computershare Loan Services Earns Fannie Mae “STAR Performer” Status Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Rising Rent, Falling Incomes Keeping Millennials from Homeownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Affordability Millennials Rent prices Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


Court Cannot Break Open The Seal Of “Sealed Cover CBI Reports” In Front Of Parties Without Returning Final Or Prima Facie Contentious Issues: Meghalaya HC

Posted On May 26 2021 by

first_imgNews UpdatesCourt Cannot Break Open The Seal Of “Sealed Cover CBI Reports” In Front Of Parties Without Returning Final Or Prima Facie Contentious Issues: Meghalaya HC Nupur Thapliyal1 Feb 2021 10:30 PMShare This – xThe division bench of the Meghalaya High Court on Thursday observed that the Court cannot break open the seal of sealed cover CBI reports in the presence of parties to the lis without returning “final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues”. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice H.S. Thangkhiew made the observation. The High Court…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe division bench of the Meghalaya High Court on Thursday observed that the Court cannot break open the seal of sealed cover CBI reports in the presence of parties to the lis without returning “final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues”. A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Biswanath Somadder and Justice H.S. Thangkhiew made the observation. The High Court was dealing with an appeal preferred by Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) and three other persons challenging an order passed by the single judge of the Court dated 09.12.2020. The single judge had directed for breaking open the seal of a CBI enquiry report in the presence of the parties. However, when the appeal came before the High Court, the division bench observed that the direction issued by the single judge to break open the CBI report could only have been done after “returning final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues” which was not done in the instant matter. At the outset, the bench reiterated an earlier order of the division bench of the High Court in W.A. No. 67 of 2016 wherein it was observed that “Obviously, after returning final or at least prima facie finding on the contentious issues, the aspects relating to CBI report may also be examined by the learned Single Judge and appropriate decision thereupon could be taken in accordance with law.” Therefore, in view of this, the High Court observed: “It is palpably evident that the learned Single Judge has not returned any final or even a prima facie finding on the contentious issues. As such, we are of the view that the directions of the learned Single Judge to break open the seal in the presence of the parties to the lis is not in accordance with the observations made by the Division Bench in WA No.67 of 2016.” Subsequently, the Court set aside the order dated 09.12.2020 as the same could not be sustained in view of the observations discussed above. Case Name: Meghalaya Public Service Commission & Ors Vs. Millon Ch. Momin & Ors. Order Dated: 28.01.2021Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more


Hank Williams Festival June 4-5

Posted On May 24 2021 by

first_img Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like County BOE approves personnel changes The Pike County Board of Education accepted the resignation of Bart Snyder, head football coach at Goshen High School, at… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Also, featured at the 42nd Annual Hank Williams Music Festival will be Ricky Fitzgerald, Mary Battiata, Luke Erwin, Morgan Brown, Jessie Lynn, Colon Leatherwood, New Version, Gerry Ward, Pat Rance and Terry Smith.Advance weekend tickets for the 42nd Annual Hank Williams Music Festival weekend are $40 until May 29. Friday tickets are $20 and Saturday tickets are $30 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Hank Williams Festival June 4-5 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The 42nd Annual Hank Williams Music Festival is set for June 4 and 5 in Georgiana and will feature country music at its best and also arts and crafts, food and festival fun. Headliners for the Hank Williams Music Festival are Mark Wills, TG Sheppard and the Shane Harrell Band. The country music festival also has a fantastic supporting lineup of country music favorites including Starla Jones, Mary McDonald, Flashback Backwoods Shine featuring Robin McCombs and Ben Norris.Gerald Hodges, festival publicity, said the 42nd Annual Hank Williams Music Festival will actually get underway on Thursday night, June 3 with karaoke. Max Conway and The Girl Next Door will also take center stage free of charge. Next UpOn Friday, June 4, the festival will open at 2 p.m. and the featured coun-try music stars will be JT Sheppard and Ben Norris.On Saturday night, Mark Willis and the Shane Harrell Band will highlight the festival. “The Hank Williams Festival is an outdoor event with no reserved seating, Hodges said. “Just bring your lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy great county music as we remember and honor Hank Williams.” By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel For advance ticket information, call 334-376-9852. Other tickets will be available at the gate. Book Nook to reopen Published 6:38 pm Thursday, May 20, 2021 Email the author Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.last_img read more


South Korean footwear manufacturer Sejin to relocate from China to Indonesia

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgGarment company PT Sejin Fashion Indonesia, a subsidiary of South Korean footwear manufacturer Parkland Co., Ltd., has made the decision to relocate its production base from China to Indonesia, a top official said on Saturday.The plan was confirmed following a visit to South Korea by Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Bahlil Lahadalia and State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir on Wednesday and Thursday.“One more company is going to relocate from China to Indonesia. It’s a labor-intensive industry, it could add up to 4,000 new jobs. Hopefully, it will help the economy during this COVID-19 crisis,” Bahlil said in a written statement on Saturday, adding that Sejin would also increase foreign exchange as it exported its products. Sejin plans to relocate its factory from Dalian city in China to Pati regency in Central Java. The company’s total investment value is estimated at US$35 million.Read also: Experts warn against complacency as foreign companies plan relocation to IndonesiaThe company is expecting support from the Indonesian government in the form of a survey on non-new capital goods (BMTB) machines to be relocated from factories in China, the establishment of an industrial zone, a permit on bringing in expert foreign workers during the pandemic and eligibility for a tax allowance scheme.Bahlil further said the government had accepted Sejin’s application on tax incentives. Parkland CEO Myeong-gyu Park expressed optimism that Sejin would thrive in Indonesia, just as Parkland did for the past 15 years.The Busan-based company established its local company, PT Parkland World Indonesia, in 2005 and has since produced footwear for brands such as Adidas, New Balance and Reebok. It has factories in Serang in Banten and Jepara, Rembang and Pati in Central Java.Sejin director Ho-jung Park said he appreciated the BPKM’s quick response to the investment.“We are greatly helped by all the support given. We will do our best so that we can immediately realize our investment in Indonesia,” Park said.Topics :last_img read more


Battle won for O’Brien

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Just 12 months on from O’Brien’s win in the race with Daddy Long Legs, Ryan Moore made a positive move off a slow early pace to track Snowboarder into the straight. Lines Of Battle kicked a couple of lengths clear, but David Marnane’s Elleval emerged from the pack as his most serious challenger. He could never get on terms, though, and Lines Of Battle was a decisive winner. Snowboarder clung on for third. O’Brien said: “We wanted the race to be a true test, but it wasn’t because of the slow pace, which made it a good win in the circumstances. He doesn’t like being in front too soon, but he quickened well and stayed well in the end. Ryan gave him a great ride.” Victory in the Group Two event earned Lines Of Battle significant points under the qualification criteria for the Kentucky Derby, and O’Brien confirmed: “Absolutely, that (the Kentucky Derby) was the plan coming here.” Moore said: “It was a farce of a race, they went so slow and I was saying to Hughesie (Richard Hughes, on Law Enforcement) down the back that this was too easy, and one of the problems was that my horse is idle. “But he’d won around Dundalk and had a US pedigree, experience of travelling and the draw helped.” Aidan O’Brien’s Lines Of Battle held off Elleval to lead home an Irish one-two in the UAE Derby at Meydan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more