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Two more arrests in Egypt

first_img RSF_en Al-Shaab newspaper editor Amer Abdel Moneim was arrested at his home in the Cairo district of Gizeh on the night of 18 December and was placed in pre-trial detention for an initial period of 15 days that is renewable. After being questioned without a lawyer being present, he was charged with “spreading fake news” and “participating in terrorist activities.” Relatives say he is in very poor health, suffering from diabetes and having recently undergone an operation to his eyes. Moneim had published several articles in recent weeks criticizing President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s authoritarian policies and condemning the many arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.The other recent arrest is that of the blogger Shady Abu Zaid. A month after his release on 18 October, he was re-arrested as a result of an appeal court’s decision to sentence him to six months in prison, upholding his 2016 conviction by a Qasr Al-Nil criminal court on a charge of “defaming the interior ministry” in a satirical video in which he pranked police officers. Zaid spent more than two years in provisional detention after he was arrested for the first time in May 2018, when the authorities said they were investigating him on suspicion of “spreading fake news” and “membership of a terrorist group.”“It is distressing to see the Egyptian authorities continue to flout the right to be informed by arbitrarily arresting and detaining yet more news providers and bloggers,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We call for the immediate release of the 31 journalists detained in Egypt.”The latest arrests came just as the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2912 condemning “in the strongest possible terms the continuing and intensifying crackdown on fundamental rights and on human rights defenders, lawyers, protesters, journalists, bloggers, trade unionists [and others].”The resolution has annoyed Egypt’s political class, which regards it as meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs.Egypt is ranked 166th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index . EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a newspaper editor and ablogger, whose arrests have brought the number of journalists detained arbitrarily in Egypt to31. Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more News February 1, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2020 Two more arrests in Egypt Help by sharing this information to go further Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison News Receive email alerts Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Imprisoned News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Newslast_img read more

Bucksport Nips GSA

first_imgCatcher Stevie Theoharidis of the George Stevens Academy Eagles reaches for the ball as Meagan Harriman of the Bucksport Golden Bucks beats the throw and scores in Bucksport’s 4-3 win on Friday.—HUGH BOWDENBUCKSPORT — The Eagles committed four errors, one of them allowing the winning run to score, in Friday’s 4-3 loss to the Golden Bucks at Bucksport.GSA jumped in front in the first inning on a triple by Clapp and a single by Davis against Bucksport righthander Abby Yeo.The Eagles added two more runs in the third.Alida Peake singled and scored on a triple by Clapp, and moments later Clapp raced home when the ball was thrown past third base on a pickoff attempt.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBut Bucksport knotted the score in the bottom of the inning.Emily Lenor reached on an error, Meagan Harriman singled and Bailey Blair drove in Lenor with a single.Harriman raced home as Rochelle Pelletier grounded out and Blair scored when Kaitlynn Williams grounded out to first base.The Golden Bucks loaded the bases in the sixth inning on two walks and an error but couldn’t score.But in the seventh, Pelletier drew a one-out walk and went to second when Williams reached on an error.Both runners then advanced on a passed ball and Pelletier scored on when Megan Panaro’s fly ball to center was dropped.For Bucksport, Blair finished with three singles and Shelby Redman singled twice.Lydia Clapp doubled and tripled, Anna Clapp tripled and Peake, Davis and Lexi Wessel all singled for GSA. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img Bio Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

JMU meets Elon in CAA tourney

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com JMU meets Elon in CAA tourney FAB FRESHMEN: James Madison’s Matt Lewis, Darius Banks and Michael Christmas have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Dukes points over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Marcus Sheffield II has made or assisted on 43 percent of all Elon field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 38 field goals and 17 assists in those games.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Dukes have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Phoenix. Elon has 40 assists on 79 field goals (50.6 percent) across its past three contests while James Madison has assists on 46 of 78 field goals (59 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Elon as a collective unit has made 10.2 3-pointers per game this season, which is seventh-best among Division I teams. The Phoenix have averaged 12.4 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___ Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed James Madison (9-20, 2-16) vs. No. 7 seed Elon (11-20, 7-11)Colonial Conference Tourney First Round, Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: James Madison is set to square off against Elon in the opening round of the CAA tourney. Elon won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last went at it on Feb. 20, when the Phoenix outshot James Madison 48.1 percent to 38.9 percent and hit five more 3-pointers en route to the eight-point victory. March 6, 2020last_img read more

Bounty Killer donates 60 beds to Jamaica hospitals

first_imgDancehall artiste Bounty Killer featured with Minister of Health Dr. Chris Tufton. Jamaican Dancehall artiste Bounty Killer, has extended a helping hand to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals in downtown Kingston by donating more than 60 beds to the institutions. The deejay, whose real name is Rodney Price, said he was decided to help after seeing several reports about the state of the island’s health sector. He revealed that he received assistance from a friend in the international health sector in securing the beds at an affordable price.He told reporters that he was able to get them into the country hassle-free via a waiver from the finance ministry. This comes on the heels of the J$100 million raised by the Shaggy ‘Make a Difference Foundation’ for the Bustamante Hospital for Children.last_img read more