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Retrial court urged to acquit when issuing verdict tomorrow

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Retrial court urged to acquit when issuing verdict tomorrow Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en to go further They are Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were freed on bail, and Peter Greste, an Australian citizen who was deported back to his country of origin under a presidential decree in February. All three were arrested in December 2013.“These Al-Jazeera journalists must be acquitted at this second trial,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“They should never have been tried in the first place because they were unjustly arrested and charged just for doing their job. The entire world has its eyes turned on Egypt because this is a decisive trial for media freedom. It is unfair, politically-motivated trials, not journalists, that tarnish the country’s reputation.”At the first trial, Fahmy and Greste were sentenced to seven years in prison, while Mohamed got ten years. On the grounds of a lack of evidence, the Court of Cassation requested a retrial in January.The Egyptian authorities have had the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera in their sights ever since the start of the popular uprising in 2011. In Egypt, Al-Jazeera is regarded as the mouthpiece of the Qatari government and biased in favour of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was declared a “terrorist organization” in December 2013.The pro-government media refer to the Al-Jazeera journalists as the “Marriott cell” after the name of the hotel where they were arrested in December 2013. The international outcry about their arrest and trial has been a constant source of embarrassment for the government, which has repeatedly cited national security and the need to combat terrorism as grounds for silencing dissident journalists.A new anti-terrorism bill that is awaiting President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s approval has received strong criticism from the journalists’ union and international organizations. Under the initial version of article 33 of the bill, journalists could have been sentenced to two years in prison if their coverage of terrorist attacks strayed from the official account. In an amended version, the jail term has been replaced by a heavy fine of 200,000 to 500,000 Egyptian pounds (23,000 to 58,000 euros).With at least 15 journalists currently detained in connection with their work, Egypt is the world’s fourth biggest prison for media personnel (after China, Eritrea and Iran). It is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.RSF has launched an awareness campaign on the social networks about their trial and the situation of journalists in Egypt: EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more News An Egyptian court is due to issue its long-awaited verdict tomorrow in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists accused of collaborating with a terrorist organization and disseminating false news reports. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the acquittal of these journalists, who were released in February after being held for more than 400 days. February 1, 2021 Find out more News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Receive email alertslast_img read more

Trusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?

first_img TAGSair rageairportsecurityShannon Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsTrusted Traveller scheme to replace air rage?By Bernie English – January 12, 2016 872 WhatsApp Print New high-end jobs for Shannon THE KIND of air-rage that can be sparked in security queues could soon be avoided at Shannon and other European airports, if the European Commission acts on an undertaking to operate security checks through a ‘trusted traveller’ scheme.Under the scheme, passengers can volunteer their information for expedited screening, with random selection to allow for some unpredictability. They would not have to remove jackets, belts, laptops and liquids from cabin luggage, thus streamlining waiting queues.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ireland South MEP and member of the EU Transport committee Deirdre Clune has welcomed the commitment by the European Commission to use new screening technologies and apply risk-based security checks.“This is not about reducing security. It’s about using technology and new methods to make security a less cumbersome prospect. Airport security now accounts for 35 per cent of airports operating costs. Rather than a “one size fits all” solution based on reacting to a specific security incident, Europe should move towards a risk-based security system, where low risk passengers are identified and given expedited checkpoint screening.“Modern technology should mean that we are gone beyond the stage where we are asking 90-year-old women to remove their belts, shoes and wallets to walk through an old-fashioned metal detector.“There is little value in making someone queue for 30 minutes to take a half empty bottle of shampoo from them. We must have a realistic approach to what and who actually presents a risk to air travel” she said.center_img Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin Twitter Email Previous articleLawlor new Network presidentNext article#WATCH Minister encourages INTO teachers to negotiate issues Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19last_img read more

Old Trafford Holds no Fears for Guardiola

first_imgGuardiola, however, refused to use that form guide as a reason for confidence, although he accepted a trip to Old Trafford was not as daunting as in previous years.“I don’t make theories about what happened in the past for what is going to happen in the future,” Guardiola told reporters yesterday.“Every game is completely different. The reason why is the fact this club in the last decade grew a lot and it is not scary to go there.“Before it was maybe more difficult. The players Manchester City had in the last decade made this game a little bit more equal.”Man City can move one point clear of title rivals Liverpool at the top of the table heading into their final three games of the season with victory over United.This latest derby takes place against the backdrop of United’s woeful 4-0 loss away to Everton on Sunday, a lacklustre display that was roundly criticised.Guardiola, however, did not expect the Goodison Park performance to have a major bearing on the derby.“A little bit, yeah but even a good result, the confidence will be higher,” said Guardiola when asked if United’s defeat by Everton made his task harder.“It is a derby and all the times we play against United, the derbies are always special games and the players do their best for the fans, the club.”The Catalan boss added: “I saw the game, I imagine what will happen against us. The game against Everton is over.”City will visit Old Trafford without inspirational playmaker Kevin De Bruyne who suffered a hamstring injury in the weekend win over Tottenham Hotspur that came just days after a dramatic Champions League semifinal loss to Spurs ended hopes of a quadruple.It is the latest problem to hamper the Belgian in a campaign that has seen him plagued by knee trouble and Guardiola said De Bruyne would required a concerted training programme ahead of next season.“Muscular problems, he had two or three,” recalled Guardiola.“In England you don’t have time to make a preparation.“You play every three days that is not the best way. You have to make a good pre-season. Now he has to pay attention, the little details, see if he can play one or two more games this season and next season make a good pre-season.”Meanwhile Guardiola denied claims that winger Riyad Mahrez – the club’s £60-million record signing from Leicester last season – is unhappy at his lack of first-team opportunities and keen to move on from City.“Riyad will be with us for the next season here and the next one and the next one,” he said.“I don’t need to speak with him. He will be with us next season,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added. “He is a player for us. We are delighted with him and the way he plays.“He is happy we are here. Everyone knows the competition we have here. He came last season to stay longer. It is not necessary to speak to him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Old Trafford is no longer a “scary” place to visit ahead of tonight’s derby at the home of Manchester United.Victory for City in the Premier League clash will keep the reigning champions on course to become the first team in English football history to win a treble of all three major domestic trophies in the same season.Man City boast an impressive run of five wins and a draw in their last seven league visits to Old Trafford – a sequence that includes 6-1 and 3-0 victories.last_img read more