LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News to go further Follow the news on Libya Organisation News December 17, 2019 Find out more May 12, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Still no word of cyber-dissident Al Mansouri five months after his arrest LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders today urged foreign embassies in Tripoli to ask the Libyan authorities what has happened to bookseller and cyber-dissident Abdel Razak Al Mansouri, who has disappeared without trace since his arrest on 12 January, apparently for making fun of a speech by President Muammar Gaddafi in an article he sent the day before to a foreign website. His family has received no news of him since then. February 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom June 24, 2020 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Reporters Without Borders today urged foreign embassies in Tripoli to ask the Libyan authorities what has happened to bookseller and cyber-dissident Abdel Razak Al Mansouri, who has disappeared without trace since his arrest on 12 January, apparently for making fun of a speech by President Muammar Gaddafi in an article he sent the day before to a foreign website. His family has received no news of him since then.”Although carried out by the police, the arrest seems more like a kidnapping,” the press freedom organization said. “Abdel Razak Al Mansouri’s family has not been informed of the charges against him or where he is being held, so we call on foreign diplomats based in Tripoli to ask the Libyan government for the official reason for his arrest and his place of detention.”Al Mansouri’s last article, dated 11 January and posted on the London-based dissident website www.akhbar-libya.com, mocked a speech made a few days before by President Gaddafi in which he said he “accepted different opinions.”Two messages were posted in late April and early May on the Akhbar Libya site by persons claiming to be Al Mansouri’s sisters, Noria and Faiza, in which they said they were “proud” of their brother and called on other Libyan Internet users to follow his example by posting messages on the Web in their own name.Aged 52, Al Mansouri is believed to have been arrested in the eastern city of Tobruk on the evening of 12 January. It is believed the security services transferred him to a prison in Tripoli two days later. Only Akhbar Libya has reported his arrest, which has never been confirmed by the authorities.Al Mansouri began writing articles for Akhbar Libya last year, discussing social issues and human rights violations by the Libyan authorities.Libya is ranked 154th in the Reporters Without Borders classification of 167 countries according to their respect for press freedom.
Drugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Email Facebook Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Previous articleLimerick man jailed for threatening to kill Garda detectiveNext articleIce cream vans used as cover for Limerick drug dealer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda NewsLimerick drug dealers cutting heroin with cattle medicineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2016 3044 Linkedin HEROIN and cocaine sold by Limerick drug dealers is mixed with everything from talcum powder to cattle ringworm medicine.Forensic Science Ireland, based at Garda Headquarters, have confirmed the common belief that drug purity levels in Limerick can be less than 20 per cent with the other 80 per cent made up of a host of ingredients.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dublin purity levels are recorded at 28 per cent, which is well below the European average of 35-45 per cent.According to analysis of drugs seized by Gardaí, unscrupulous dealers are bulking or “cutting” cocaine with potent levels of levamisole which is used to kill parasitic worms in animals.Three out of every four cocaine seizures had levamisole present.Heroin found in Limerick had been cut to just 30 per cent but bulk seizures had purity levels of more than 40 per cent, indicating that local gangs are further cutting the drugs before distributing them on the streets.The State laboratory said that white sugars, caffeine, diazepam, paracetamol and creatine were also used in the drug mixes.Earlier this year, Kieran (40) and Brian Collopy (43) were jailed for eight years after they were found cutting, mixing and bagging €37,000 of heroin in mixing bowls and in the bath of a house in St Mary’s Park.The brothers were described as being at the “top end of the drugs pyramid”.Testing has shown that the drugs also contain benzocaine and lignocaine, which are local anaesthetics used in dentistry, as well as caffeine and phenacetin, a painkiller banned in a number of countries due to its cancer causing properties.There have been large quantities of Amphetamine seized in Limerick which have have had purity levels as low as 9.2 per cent. TAGScollopydrug dealersdrugsGardaheroinlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Print WhatsApp Newcastle West Gardaí move Gardaí warn students of rental scams