Human rights lawyer prevented from going to France to take part in Al-Jazeera programme


first_img News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa October 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights lawyer prevented from going to France to take part in Al-Jazeera programme News Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Organisation November 11, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Human rights lawyer Mohammed Abbou was prevented from leaving Tunisia today for the fourth time since his release from prison in 2007. This time, immigration police said he lacked documentary proof that his period of conditional release was over. Abbou had intended to fly to France to participate in a live broadcast for the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera.“After journalist Sihem Bensedrine, who tried twice in August without success to catch a flight to Austria, now it is Mohammed Abbou’s turn to be denied the freedom of movement,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says everyone has the right to freedom of movement, and the right to leave and return to their own country. But venturing on to the Tunis-Carthage airport tarmac has become an ordeal for dissidents in Tunisia.”Abbou was supposed to have taken an Air France flight to Paris in response to an Al-Jazeera invitation to take part tomorrow in its “Live with…” programme, which is broadcast at 1800 GMT. “My period of conditional release ended in August,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “The authorities can no longer use that excuse to stop me leaving the country. Instead of clearly announcing that I am banned from going abroad, the immigration police prefer to win time by inventing a new pretext.”Abbou was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in 2005 after a sham trial in which he was convicted of an alleged assault in 2002 as well as spreading “false information” on the Internet. Jailed in March 2005, he was finally granted early release from Kef prison (170 km southwest of Tunis) on 24 July 2007. Since then, he has been defending political prisoners, including journalist Slim Boukhdir, jailed in November 2007. RSF_en Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

Battling meningitis as a lasting memorial to Lola


first_imgFun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.Fun times at last year’s Lola’s Ball.A SPECIAL fundraising event will take place in Limerick’s Greenhills Hotel on April 22 in memory of 17-month-old baby Lola Nagle.On April 15, 2015, her family’s word was turned upside down when they lost their precious little girl to meningitis. Nothing could have prepared them for the devastation that losing a child would cause and since then, they have worked relentlessly to prevent another family from going through their nightmare.By raising awareness of meningitis and raising funds for the ACT for Meningitis charity, they are working to ensure that no one faces the meningitis journey alone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Saturday April 22, Lola’s family will host the second Annual Lola’s Ball at the Greenhills Hotel in her memory. Last year’s inaugural event raised a phenomenal €16,786 and all funds from this year’s ball will once again go directly to ACT for Meningitis.“We never thought meningitis would affect us but it did,” says event organiser and Lola’s sister, Leah Melling.“We are organising this ball to remember our beautiful Lola, to raise funds, but also to raise awareness of meningitis because knowing the signs and symptoms may just save a life.“We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received so far and would welcome any raffle prizes or donations to help make this night a massive success by logging onto www.idonate.ie/lolasball.”RTE’s ‘Winning Streak’ presenter Sinead Kennedy will present the Limerick event which will feature a full entertainment line up including Tiny Giants, MizDrea, Leon Anderson, Laura McLoughlin’s Fame Academy Dancers, DJ Ian McLoughlin and lots of surprises throughout the night.Tickets cost €60 or €540 for a table of ten, and are now on sale at the Greenhills Hotel, through the www.idonate.ie/lolasball link or by calling Vanessa at 083 3475109.by Alan Jacqu[email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBattling meningitis as a lasting memorial to LolaBy Alan Jacques – March 5, 2017 978 WhatsApp Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSACT for MeningitisfeaturedGreenhills HotellimerickLola NagleLola’s BallMeningitis Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Printcenter_img Previous articleUnique night of choral enchantment by AnúnaNext articleMarching band competition will bring 1,000 musicians to Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Vanderburgh County Democratic Party Calendar of Events


first_imgWednesday, January 4thFundraiser5:30 PM – 7:00 PMCommissioner Shoulders Inauguration CelebrationLocation: Acropolis – 501 N Green River Road – Evansville, IN$50 per person.  $500 Gold Sponsorship – $1,000 Platinum SponsorshipRSVP at [email protected] or (812) 202-9384 Tuesday,February 28thFundraiserTBDJonathan Weaver for City Council Annual Mardi-Gras FundraiserLocation: TBD FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Gordon Brown: UK and US must coordinate economic policy


first_imgIn his first major speech since losing the election in May, the former Prime Minister called for the establishment of a global financial constitution that sets out clear rules for banks, and urged that major powers begin to co-ordinate global economic policy.“The question is where are the jobs going to come from and where’s the growth going to come from,” Mr Brown said in the Malcolm Wiener Lecture in Political Economy at Harvard University on Thursday…Read more herelast_img