A journalist charged with “damaging the monarchic regime”

first_img April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News RSF_en Organisation Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Reporters Without Borders has condemned the use of a journalist as a “scapegoat” in a political row after Abdelaziz Koukas, managing editor of the Arabic-language weekly Al Ousbouia Al Jadida, was charged with “damaging the monarchic regime”. Koukas will go on trial on 28 June 2005 and faces a heavy sentence.The weekly published an interview on 2 June with Nadia Yassine the unofficial spokesperson of the Al Adl Wal Ihssane (Justice and Charity) party in which she said the monarchy did not suit Morocco and that the regime was on the point of collapse.The following day, Koukas and the journalists who carried out the interview, were summoned to the general directorate for national security in Rabat to be questioned about the reasons for the interview. The authorities criticised the journalists for not countering what Yassine had said and accused them of producing propaganda for her party.”We condemn the use of this journalist as a scapegoat in a case pitting the authorities against the spokesperson of a political party” said Reporters Without Borders. “The authorities are trying to intimidate and discipline the media so that they only quote politicians approved by the state.””We call for charges against Koukas to be dropped and we repeat our appeal to the Moroccan authorities to decriminalise press offences,” the organisation added.”What surprises me most is that I am the main accused in this case, while Nadia Yassine is only charged with participating in the offence”, Koukas told Reporters Without Borders.Under Article 41 of the Moroccan press code any insult to the royal family is punishable by a prison sentence of three to five years and a fine of 10,000 to 100,000 dirhams (900 to 9,000 euros). “This sentence is applicable when the publication of a newspaper or writing damages the Islamic religion, the monarchic regime or territorial integrity (…) The court can, in the same judicial ruling, ban the newspaper or writing.”Journalists on various papers who picked up Yassine’s comments were also summoned by judicial police, but Koukas is the only one to have been charged. Newscenter_img News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance to go further Receive email alerts June 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist charged with “damaging the monarchic regime” April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Newslast_img read more

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Traffic stop leads to drug seizure

first_img By admin – January 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter Previous articleMan in custody charged with coin machine theftNext articleI-20 passing lanes to be closed overnight admin Chad Arnold A traffic stop by an Ector County deputy led to the discovery and seizure of various narcotics, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office press release stated.Chad Arnold, 43, was pulled over around 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning, the release detailed, and was reportedly nervous and visibly shaking upon exiting the vehicle.After consenting to a pat down search, a deputy found two small bags of suspected methamphetamine and four pills identified as Clonazepam, an anti-seizure medication, as well as a digital scale, a glass pipe and a hypodermic syringe, the release stated. About 2 ounces of marijuana were also found upon searching the vehicle.Arnold was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana, the release said.Jail records show Arnold was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday and released the same day on three bonds totaling $11,500. Pinterest Twitter Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Traffic stop leads to drug seizurelast_img read more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bust-Out “Fortune Faded” In Sydney [Video]

first_imgOn Tuesday, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Red Hot Chili Peppers made a stop at Sydney, Australia’s Qudos Bank Arena amidst their 11-date tour throughout Australia and New Zealand. RHCP’s current touring lineup includes founding members Anthony Kiedis and Flea, longtime drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.Red Hot Chili Peppers delivered a career-spanning setlist including “Breaking The Girl” and “Give It Away” off of 1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik; “Scar Tissue”, “Californication”, and “I Like Dirt” off of 1999’s Californication; “Hey”, and “Snow (Hey Oh)”, off of 2006’s Stadium Arcadium, and “Dark Necessities”, “Go Robot”, and “Goodbye Angels” off of the band’s most recent The Getaway release.The biggest surprise of the night came midway through RHCP’s set, when the band dusted off “Fortune Faded” for the first time since June 27th, 2007, at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany, a gap of nearly 12 years. “Fortune Faded” was released as a single in 2003 to coincide with the release of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Greatest Hits, a collection of songs from their time on Warner Brothers’ label between 1991 – 2002.Watch fan-shot video of Red Hot Chili Peppers working through “Fortune Faded” in Sydney below:Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Fortune Faded”[Video: RHCPtv1]Next up for RHCP is a performance at Hunter Valley, Australia’s Hope Estate on Saturday, February 23rd.For ticketing information and a full list of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Red Hot Chili Peppers | Qudos Bank Arena | Sydney, Australia | 2/19/2019Set: Intro Jam, Can’t Stop, Scar Tissue, Dark Necessities, Hey, Nobody Weird Like Me, Snow (Hey Oh), Go Robot, Fortune Faded, Breaking the Girl, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, Californication, I Like Dirt, Higher Ground, By the WayEncore: Chad & Josh Jam, Goodbye Angels, Give It Away[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Banyo container home attracts interstate interest before auction

first_imgInside, the container and finishes provide an industrial look.He said about 30 groups of people had inspected the home, who loved the finish, layout and orientation.“It catches those nice bay breezes, the way that they’ve incorporated the shipping containers in the living spaces and that it just flows out on to the backyard,” he said.“Also, the third bathroom has been a big point for a lot of buyers.” Interest parties love the open plan design and the indoor/outdoor feel.“It’s quite interesting directly across the road from where we are, riverfront properties are selling for $3 million.“I suppose what we’ve got, even though it’s a beautiful home, it’s nearly entry level for Tennyson.” A shipping container extension on this Banyo home has sparked interest online.He is marketing 40 Jensen Rd, Banyo, which will go to auction at 1.30pm, underwent a shipping container extension, which has sparked interest from across the country. BANYO’S JAW-DROPPING SHIPPING CONTAINER EXTENSION Mr Freeman said in the past five years, Banyo had grown 34 per cent and the second runway that’s planned for the Brisbane Airport in 2020 was a big coo for buyers.“Over the past five years we’ve had a high percentage of buyers in the Banyo, Nudgee, Northgate, Nundah area that have been in that airspace, so pilots, ground crew, ground controllers,” he said.“We’ve had pilots that have wanted to just buy a property local just as their stopping area for fellow pilots to stay there for a couple of days until their next flight.” HAMMER TIME: The container home at 40 Jensen Rd, Banyo is going to auction this Saturday.WITH the spring selling season is just around the corner, almost 80 properties within the greater Brisbane region are geared up for the gavel this Saturday, August 25.Banyo has proven a popular choice with many buyers over the past five years, according to Ray White Nundah sales consultant Scott Freeman. The traditional Queenslander has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.McGrath Bulimba sales agent Paul Shelton will present 50 King Arthur Tce, Tennyson to the market at 10am. Step inside 40 Jensen Rd, Banyo.Space Property property consultant Judi O’Dea said she had taken more than 60 groups of people through her listing at 47 Raleigh Pde, Ashgrove, which will go to auction at 10am.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoDespite receiving three offers prior to auction, 47 Raleigh Pde, Ashgrove will go under the gavel this Saturday.“We’ve had strong interest there, I think it’s to do with that land size of 940sq m of land, and also just the charm of the Queenslander overlooking parkland, there is a lot going for it,” Ms O’Dea said.She said there had been three offers put forward in the lead up, but they would go ahead with the auction due to the seller’s circumstances.“My seller has actually taken her entire family to Oxford,” she said.“She’s studying, she’s doing a PHD in international tax law … so we were always going to go to auction, because it was easier for her and her husband to make a decision on auction day, because they are now firmly entrenched.” The home was built in 1920, but has been extensively renovated.With all the hallmarks of a traditional Queenslander home, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a bay window with lead lighting, high ceilings, VJ walls, ornate fretwork and large verandas.The home was built in 1920, according to CoreLogic, but has undergone extensive renovations, keeping in theme with its original charm.The house sits on a 940sq m block of land and is within 7km of Brisbane’s CBD. No. 50 King Arthur Tce is almost entry level for Tennyson.He said he had about 20 groups of people through on inspection, with “solid” interest so far.“It’s obviously a sought after area, Tennyson, at the moment,” Mr Shelton said. The Tennyson property will go to auction at 10am on Saturday.He said interested parties loved the open plan layout with the glass doors opening outside on the lower level.“It’s just that open plan and indoor/outdoor living is what people are really loving.”last_img read more

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Section of SR 156 to close thru December

first_imgPatriot, IN—S.R. 156 is scheduled to close in Ohio County, east of Patriot, on or after Wednesday, July 10, for slide correction work. The road will remain closed until early December between N. Landing Road and S.R. 56. The closure is dependent upon weather and completion of additional work further west on S.R. 156. The official state detour for the closure is S.R. 56.last_img

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