Managing editor of daily “Le Matin” sentenced to two years in prison

first_img April 29, 2021 Find out more Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Algeria News Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the imprisonment of Mohammed Benchicou, managing editor of the daily “Le Matin”, following the 14 June 2004 verdict sentencing him to two years in prison for a “violation of foreign exchangecontrols”. The organisation vigorously denounces the dangerous escalation of repression of Algeria’s private press since the presidential election.”We are stunned by the severity of the sentence against Benchicou. The violation of foreign exchange controls is a pretext to silence this journalist, but also a warning to all those who dared to criticise the government during the presidential campaign. The imprisonment of Hafnaoui Ghoul on 24 May, whodenounced local officials’ misuse of public funds, and that of Benchicou, whose newspaper did not hesitate to bring to light serious political dysfunctions, illustrate the government’s fierce repression of a segment of the press. President Bouteflika, who a few months ago compared journalists to ‘terrorists’ and ‘mercenaries with pens’, is now pursuing his dangerous logic of repression of freedom of expression,” said Reporters Without Borders.On 14 June, Benchicou was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 20 million dinars (approx. 230,000 euros). Placed under a committal order, he was taken to El-Harrach prison in suburban Algiers as soon as the verdict was delivered. On 23 August 2003, upon his return from France, Benchicou was found to be in possession of a large sum of money in payment orders. The finance minister lodged a complaint for “violation of rules governing foreign exchange and the movement of capital”, after which Benchicou was placed under formal investigation.Despite the various warnings directed at Benchicou, “Le Matin” did not alter its editorial line, most notably during the presidential campaign. In February 2004, Benchicou published a pamphlet entitled, “Bouteflika, an Algerian imposture”.In Algeria, journalists are already mobilised and a national committee has been created to demand the release of Benchicou and Ghoul. June 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Managing editor of daily “Le Matin” sentenced to two years in prison May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the imprisonment of Mohammed Benchicou, managing editor of the daily “Le Matin”, following the 14 June 2004 verdict sentencing him to two years in prison for a “violation of foreign exchange controls”. The organisation vigorously denounces the dangerous escalation of repression of Algeria’s private press since the presidential election. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News May 12, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

[Breaking] SC To Hear Tomorrow The Review Petition Filed By Six Ministers From Six States Against Order Dismissing Pleas For Postponement Of NEET/JEE

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] SC To Hear Tomorrow The Review Petition Filed By Six Ministers From Six States Against Order Dismissing Pleas For Postponement Of NEET/JEE LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 5:57 AMShare This – xA Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear Tomorrow the review petition filed by Six cabinet ministers from six states against Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to…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?LoginA Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear Tomorrow the review petition filed by Six cabinet ministers from six states against Supreme Court against the August 17 order dismissing pleas to postpone NEET-JEE exams scheduled in September.The petition filed through Advocate Sunil Fernandes states that the SC order fails to “secure the safety, security and Right to Life of the Students/Candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”.The hearing will be in Judge’s chamber On August 17, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had dismissed the writ petitions. Since Justice Arun Mishra has retired on Wednesday, the matter will be heard by  the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan .It is further contended that the SC ignored the “teething logistical difficulties in conducting the examinations at the proposed dates” and “failed to balance the competing but equally important aspects of conducting the examination and securing safety of the students”.The petitioners are Moloy Ghatak ( Minister-in-Charge, Department of Labour & E.S.I. (MB) Scheme and Departments of Law & Judicial, Government of West Bengal), Dr. Rameshwar Oraon( Cabinet Minister of Finance, Government of Jharkhand), Dr. Raghu Sharma(Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan), Amarjeet Bhagat(Minister of Food, Civil supplies, Culture, Planning, Economics & Statistics, Government of Chhattisgarh), Balbir Singh Sidhu(Cabinet Minister Health and Family Welfare & Labour, Government of Punjab), and Uday Ravindra Samant(Minister of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra).On August 17, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B R Gavai and Krishna Murari had dismissed the writ petition “Sayantan Biswas & Ors. vs. National Testing Agency (NTA) & Ors” observing :”We find that there is absolutely no justification in the prayer made for postponement of the examination in question relating to NEET UG-2020 as well as JEE (Main) April, 2020. In our opinion, though there is pandemic situation, but ultimately life has to go and the career of the students cannot be put on peril for long and full academic year cannot be wasted”.Challenging this order, the review petitioners state :”The advice of “Life Must Go On” may have very sound philosophical underpinnings but cannot be a substitute for valid legal reasoning and logical analysis of the various aspects involved in the conduct of the NEET UG and JEE exams”.It is contended that the SC order is cryptic, non-speaking, does not discuss let alone enumerate the various aspects and complexities involved in a matter of this magnitude and complex nature.”Next Storylast_img read more

Former priest appears in court over indecent assault charge

first_img Former priest appears in court over indecent assault charge Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp A former priest has appeared at a court in County Donegal on a charge of indecent assault.The defendant appeared at yesterday’s sitting of Dungloe District Court.Garda McHugh gave evidence of serving the book of evidence on the accused at the district court.The defendant made no reply, the court heard.Inspector Seamus McGonigle said the DPP had consented for the defendant to be returned for trial to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 28 on one charge in the Book of Evidence.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian applied for, and was granted two counsel, for the circuit court sitting.The defendant was remanded on continuing bail.A publication order was made preventing the publication of anything that might tend to identify either the defendant or the alleged injured party. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMajor building project announced for Scoil Mhuire in BuncranaNext articleDonegal IFA meeting to discuss issues facing dairy farmers News Highland Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – January 14, 2020 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Syracuse doesn’t finish chances in season-ending loss to Akron

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Only McIntyre and Delhommelle were made available for comment after the game.SU’s offense pressured the net and looked to overwhelm the Zips. John-Austin Ricks kickstarted the effort in the third minute when he picked off a cross-field pass and launched a pass down the wing to a streaking Tajon Buchanan. On that ensuing possession, crosses were whipped into the penalty box at Akron goalkeeper Ben Lundt.In their last meeting, passes and shots rattled off Lundt like a backboard which led to easy scores. Jonathan Hagman, who scored thrice in Ohio earlier this season, tallied three shots but no goals. Lundt squeezed the plastic on Sunday, however, recording saves and limiting rebound shots. SU forwards kept attacking.A Delhommelle shot, one of his season-high five, was flicked backwards and over the bar. Simon Triantafillou tracked down the ball at his feet after a corner was parried out of the box. His shot flew high. Each almost-goal drew applause from the crowd, but it didn’t affect the scoreboard in the left corner of the stadium.When Syracuse was threatened, it responded. After Akron’s David Egbo nearly scored in the first half, SU executed a series of short passes down its left wing. The momentum built before reaching a crescendo in the form of a weak dribbler from Buchanan’s right boot to Lundt’s gloves.Sondre Norheim’s yellow card in the 35th minute birthed a spell of possession for Akron near the SU net. Two minutes later, Abdi Mohamed netted a pass from Egbo and gave the Zips a 1-0 lead. Led by substitute Ferrin, Syracuse nearly scored on its following trip down the pitch. But Hagman curled a pass-back wide of its target.SU finally broke through late in the first half as Ferrin settled a through-ball from Hagman and slotted one past Lundt. Ferrin’s goal was a hopeful sign of goals to come, Delhommelle said. The Orange saw the validation of its gameplan and felt confident the win was obtainable.“We started the game excellently,” McIntyre said. “…We caused them problems. The game opened up.”The second half started in a similar path. Norheim headed a corner into the body of an Akron defender. Hagman had a shot blocked and another miss high. Midfielder Julio Fulcar caught Buchanan sprinting past a flat-footed backline — Syracuse’s best chance of the game and emblematic of its offense all season — and watched as SU’s leading scorer skied the ball over the bar.Two minutes later, Mohamed had a doorstep shot saved and Marcel Zajac knocked it in to give the Zips an advantage only present on the scoreboard.Following the score, SU widened its formation. It knew Akron would keep pressing, McIntyre said, and it believed it could sneak its forwards behind the defense. Syracuse couldn’t, though, and Morgan Hackworth’s goal in the 81st minute doubled the margin.By then, it was too late for the Orange even though it still controlled possession and still managed shots. Full-on sprints by Syracuse players turned into jogs in the game’s final seconds. When the final buzzer sounded, Hagman dropped to the turf in tears. The clock had run out.“What did (Akron) do differently?” McIntyre started before pausing, his voice lost in the cold. “Look, we created chances today. We took our chances. We probably had as many in the last game against them and we scored three. Today was a little bit unfortunate.”After the game, McIntyre led the team towards the stands for SU’s customary post-game thank you to the supporters. McIntyre clapped his hands and shook his head at multiple Orange-clad fans. His team trailed behind him. They were slower to walk across the field one last time, knowing they hadn’t done enough. Comments HAMILTON, N.Y. —After his last post-game huddle in a Syracuse jersey, Hugo Delhommelle walked around the turf aimlessly. Snow fell and rested in bunches atop his hair. His eyes darted from goal-to-goal and then to the ground before he jogged to the locker room. He was done searching for the ball to bounce SU’s way. He was done searching for elusive goals that hadn’t come.Delhommelle, like Syracuse’s season, was finished.“I’ll be honest, I really thought we had (Akron),” Delhommelle said postgame. “… I think we should’ve scored more goals. It didn’t happen.”Sixteenth-seeded Syracuse (7-7-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast)) fell short against Akron (11-6-2, 1-2-1 Mid American), 3-1, in the second round of the NCAA tournament under a snow flurry at Beyer-Small ‘76 Field. Due to weather the game moved to Colgate’s campus 24 hours ago, though the environment didn’t limit SU’s shot creation. It managed 18-plus shots for the seventh time this season. Massimo Ferrin equalized late in the first half to knot the game at one goal apiece. And the Orange enacted the same game plan it perfected in last month’s win against the Zips. But on Sunday afternoon, the missed opportunities — the volleys mis-hit, the tap-ins pushed wide — cost Syracuse in its biggest game of the season.After it averaged more than three goals a contest in a five-game stretch in early-October, SU scored just five times in its last 490 minutes of soccer. Its latest disappointment prevented the Orange from reaching the third-round in its fourth-straight tournament appearance. Akron’s defense wasn’t abnormally stout. Syracuse just wasn’t good enough.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We just needed someone to get on the end of things,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “It was a good finish by Massimo, we just needed a little bit more quality in the final third. If we get that, this could’ve been a different result today.”MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse eliminated from NCAA tournament without the answer it neededTakeaways from Syracuse’s season-ending loss to Akron Published on November 18, 2018 at 6:34 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

New Orleans Shooting Leaves 11 Injured; Person of Interest Detained

first_imgNew Orleans Police report that 11 people were hit in a shooting early Sunday morning on the edge of the city’s French Quarter.A police release states that two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made.According to police superintendent Shaun Ferguson, a person of interest has been detained but not arrested. The shooting occurred on Canal Street. Ferguson says patrols had already been increased for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend football game between Grambling State and Southern University, which takes place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He adds that 10 people were taken to two hospitals, while the 11th victim was a walk-in.last_img

Boca Raton City Council Approves Deal to build Brightline Train Station

first_imgShortly before midnight Boca Raton city council members unanimously approved a lease deal with Brightline a.k.a. Virgin Trains to build a new train station in the city.The train station and parking garage will be built on a portion of city-owned property just east of the Boca Raton Public Library next to N. Dixie Highway.More than 60 people spoke about the project with the majority of them supporting it. Some had concerns about traffic and safety.The mayor says he looks forward to seeing how the station will help the city grow.“We’re going to reap the benefits that other cities and other mayors have universally told me across the board that their cities have seen. We’re looking forward to receiving them as well,” said Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer.last_img

Antonio Brown Dumped by Hollywood Police

first_img(WARNING – Audio not suitable for work)(Hollywood, FL) — What’s up with former NFL star Antonio Brown? Police in Hollywood, Florida announced yesterday the former wide receiver is no longer allowed to work with the Police Athletic League youth football team, and a check he donated was returned. The decision came after Brown could be seen on video yelling at police who arrived at his home for a domestic disturbance.It’s the third time in the last three months police have responded to a domestic call at Brown’s home, and authorities say these incidents have caused an irreparable rift between them, the Police Athletic League and Brown.last_img

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence named honorary Miami officers

first_imgIt has been 17 years since the last “Bad Boys” movie came out.The new “Bad Boys for Life” movie is hitting theaters nationwide January 17th starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.After playing Miami cops in the movie,Will Smith and Martin Lawrence now have real police badges. They were both named honorary police officers and received the key to the city from Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina.“They’ve earned their police badges and are always welcome here in Miami,” Miami police tweeted. Jan. 12 was also named as Bad Boys for Life Day in the city.last_img

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake has been reported off coast of Jamaica

first_imgA 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit off the island of Jamaica on Tuesday.The quake was recorded 117 kilometers northwest of Lucea, Jamaica.There is now a Tsunami warning in effect. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues tsunami alert for Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Cuba. Anywhere Within 300KM Of The Earthquake At Risk For “ hazardous waves”This is a developing story.last_img

Kayaker found after missing for nearly a week in Florida Everglades

first_imgThe Collier County Sheriff’s Office says a Virginia man who went missing while kayaking in the Florida Everglades has been found alive by a helicopter crew.The crew spotted 67-year-old Mark Miele on Monday and led a marine unit to his location. Miele was transported to a local hospital to be treated.Officials say he went on kayaking on January 22nd and was suppose to be back on January 29th but never returned.National Park Service rangers found a bag with his wallet and phone Sunday, which helped authorities find him. Collier County Sheriff’s Officelast_img