Journalist freed on bail but still faces criminal defamation trial

first_img Related documents 130422_cp_amara_hassan_al-khitabi_ar-2.pdfPDF – 242.27 KB Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News Organisation RSF_en April 22, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed on bail but still faces criminal defamation trial February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa June 24, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Libya Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News to go further Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is relieved by journalist Amara Hassan Al-Khitabi’s release on bail yesterday after four months in detention but is disturbed that he is still charged with defaming and insulting the judicial system and has been banned from leaving Libya before the end of his trial. The editor of the newspaper Al-Umma, Khitabi, was arrested last December and incarcerated in Hadba prison in connection with the list of 87 judges and prosecutors allegedly implicated in corruption and embezzlement that he had published the previous month.He is facing a possible sentence of three to 15 years in prison under article 195 of the criminal code, which dates back to before the February 2011 revolution. The next hearing has been set for 23 June.He was released by a special court formed by members of the Tripoli appeal court and headed by judge Ali Zwai. The special court was formed after criminal court judge Ahmed Birbash’s impartiality was challenged, leading to his resignation.Khitabi’s lawyer is planning to ask the supreme court to examine the “constitutionality” of article 195. He has also requested the return of Khitabi’s passport so that he can seek medical treatment abroad.His health deteriorated sharply during his months in prison and was made worse by the hunger strike he began on 28 February. He has hypertension, diabetes and a prostate condition and was unable to attend the last hearing on 15 April because he was in Tripoli’s Sharie Zawiya Hospital.Reporters Without Borders points out that the media have a key role to play in ensuring transparency and combatting corruption, a role that is essential in any democratic society. The organization again urges the Libyan authorities to decriminalize defamation in line with international standards on human rights and, in particular, freedom of expression and media freedom.Read the most recent Reporters Without Borders release on Amara Hassan Al-Khitabi On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News News December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Can your smartwatch give away your ATM password?

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Could wearing a fitness tracker or smartwatch make it easier for scammers to exploit your private PIN? That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study released this month.In the paper, “Friend or Foe?: Your Wearable Devices Reveal Your Personal Pin,” researchers from Binghamton University and the Stevens Institute of Technology describe how, with the help of a computer algorithm, they used data collected by these devices to crack passwords, which they managed to do with 80% accuracy on the first try and more than 90% accuracy after three tries.Over 11 months, the researchers performed 5,000 key-entry tests on three key-based security systems, including an ATM, while 20 adults wore a variety of devices, such as activity trackers and smartwatches. continue reading »last_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges President Not to Sign EO Authorizing Discrimination

first_imgGovernor Wolf Urges President Not to Sign EO Authorizing Discrimination May 03, 2017 National Issues,  Non-discrimination,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf responded to reports of the President’s plans to sign a sweeping ‘religious liberty’ executive order that could open the door to nationwide discrimination against LGBT Americans and women and released the following statement urging President Trump to not sign such an order:“Freedom of religion is already protected under the Constitution and it is unconscionable to open the door for national discrimination of LGBT citizens and women under the guise of furthering what is already protected. If the President is even considering signing this executive order, I urge him to stop and focus on protecting all Americans, rather than further dividing the country.“LGBT citizens are still waiting for Washington and Harrisburg to enact anti-discrimination policies to protect them as other citizens, including people expressing their faith, already have been. And yet the White House seems intent on making their lives even harder.“This is not who we are and the President should not cause real distress for LGBT Americans and women just to score political points.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dodgers’ Rich Hill hopes to start meeting his own expectations

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> Rich Hill is not very happy with himself these days.“It’s just natural. It’s ‘Oh, I stink’ and you just want to crawl into a cave,” said the Dodgers left-hander, who will take his 5.14 ERA and 1.57 WHIP to the mound against the New York Mets on Wednesday looking to turn around a season that has yet to live up to expectations.Hill said he is “absolutely trying not to be frustrated” and the team’s success makes it easier. Still, he can’t help but feel he has yet to do his part for that success.“It’s awesome to see the team doing well,” he said. “We’ve gone 10-1. But I look at that and see that one loss and think, ‘That was me’ (laughs). … You don’t want to walk around with such a poopy diaper all the time. Be optimistic. I’ve caught myself a couple times this year.” “Those three things, to me, go hand in hand. ..  When your routine starts slacking, your success starts going down and without the success your confidence goes down.”The first link in that chain – his routine – has been upset this season, first by shoulder inflammation during spring training and then by his battles with a recurring blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.“I make zero excuses,” Hill said. “If I’m out there pitching then … find a way.“When you take time off from a craft some of it mysteriously goes somewhere out into space. Trying to find it and repeat it again is the challenge.”Draft signingsThe Dodgers signed their fourth-round draft pick, pitcher James Marinan, the earliest high school player they selected in last week’s amateur draft. Marinan, a left-hander from Lake Worth, Fla., reportedly signed for $825,000 – more than double the recommended slot value for the 130th overall pick.Marinan was not among the 21 signings the Dodgers announced Tuesday.Among the other known signings: Riley Ottesen (fifth round), Wills Montgomerie (sixth), Zach Pop (seventh), Rylan Bannon (eighth), Connor Strain (ninth), Zach Reks (10th), Marshall Kasowski (13th), Marcus Chiu (15th), Zach Willeman (19th), Justin Hoyt (22nd), Connor Heady (23rd), Preston Grand Pre (24th), Devin Hemmerich (26th), Justin Lewis (28th), Chris Roller (30th), Tyler Adkison (32nd), Brett De Geus (33rd), Dan Jagiello (34th), Colby Nealy (35th), Riley Richert (36th) and Corey Merrill (37th round).The deadline for draft picks to sign is July 7.The Dodgers also signed four undrafted free agents: Amaury Telemaco, Jake Roberts, Austin Hamilton and Eric Peterson. Telemaco’s father of the same name pitched in the major leagues from 1996-2005.AlsoDodgers manager Dave Roberts was asked about Clayton Kershaw’s mindset after giving up four home runs and six runs to the New York Mets on Monday.“Clayton is pretty good about turning the page,” Roberts said. “But I wouldn’t want to be the Rockies come Saturday.”Kershaw is scheduled to make his next start in the middle game of this weekend’s Dodgers-Rockies series at Dodger Stadium.Staff writer J.P. Hoornstra contributed to this report.center_img When Hill needs a refresher for that optimism, he can pull a piece of paper out of his locker which shows his player profile from 2016 when he was “one of the best in the game” at inducing swings and misses as well as getting called strikes. That deception has been missing this season, replaced instead with inconsistent command that has resulted in 23 walks and four hit batters in only 35 innings.“So I look at that and go, yeah, I know it’s there. It’s not an unrealistic expectation,” Hill said.“I’ve felt that at times over these past two months. It’s just the mystery of getting that to be repeatable again and again and again.”Hill said he believes he has ironed out some of the mechanical inconsistencies in his delivery that have led to his command issues. Hill said he has been watching a lot of video from last season, trying to restore the “subconscious muscle memory” that will allow him to repeat his delivery and restore the three-part chain in which he believes – routine, success, confidence.“You look at those three things and they all kind of go hand in hand,” Hill said. “You have a routine that you follow. You go out and have success. You have success and you build confidence.last_img read more


first_imgCrime across Donegal is up with Gardai warning that the long summer months will bring more crime into our county.Sgt Paul Wallace has issued warning.Burglaries, thefts from cars and the theft of bicycles are all up on last year.And local Crime Prevention officer for Donegal, Sgt Paul Wallace, has pleaded with householders to take precautions so they are not the next victims of crime.Sgt Wallace warned people that many crimes are now taking place, not in the dark of night, but while they are out enjoying the longer evenings.‘The public are reminded that even though the days are getting longer and hopefully warmer! Crime opportunities do not diminish, the criminal is still active and this is borne out annually by the crime statistics.“Actually the trend with residential crime is that it just occurs earlier in the evening, when people are out enjoying the evenings walking, socialising or gardening. So remember don’t let the good weather cloud your judgement, Keep an eye out and report suspicious activity,” he said.As well as burglaries, there has been a huge spike in the number of bicycles being stolen.In March alone, there was a total of 440 bids stolen with just 80 of those thefts detected.These are just some of the shocking statistics on a national basis: Property Crime has increased by 8%Burglary is up 14% on the same period of 2014 with Residential incidents up 10%Theft from Shop is up 22%Theft from Vehicles are up 7%.440 incidents of Bicycle Theft recorded in March with just 80 detections.The week marks the start of the Safer Communities Campaign which runs from Thursday, 28th of May until June 3rd.The supporting safer communities theme for this week is Home Security with emphasis on Residential Burglaries. The public are encouraged will be encouraging the public to take the ‘Home Security Checklist Challenge’ which is available at early summer campaign supports Goal 3 of the Garda Siochana Corporate Strategy Plan 2013/15 in the area of ensuring safe communities.Residential Security / How Secure is your home? Windows and Doors – always secure your windows and door, store keys away from letterboxes and windows.Inside Security – photograph and record details of valuables, do not keep large amounts of cash at home.Outside Security – light up your home, use timer switches when out.Electronic Security- always use your alarm even when at home.Neighbours – join neighbourhood watch or community text alert.Summer Crime: – Theft of BicyclesThe number of bikes reported as stolen has doubled since 2008Over 6,700 bikes were reported stolen in Ireland in 2014.Twice as many bikes were stolen in the summer than in the winter.Peak Months July, August, September and October.Average bike value is €500, with 11% valued over €1000.Only 10% of bike owners were able to provide the frame number, or an accurate description when reporting a stolen bike. – Photograph it.SPIKE IN CRIME ACROSS DONEGAL AS SUMMER ARRIVES was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crimedonegalSgt Paul Wallacelast_img read more

49ers make offensive line shakeup by cutting veteran

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Garry Gilliam’s release Wednesday means the 49ers are on the hunt for a new offensive tackle with starter potential but one who initially will back up starters Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey.Staley, in his 12th season, and McGlinchey, last year’s top draft pick, started every game and were the team’s most reliable offensive players during the 4-12 season.Gilliam, 28, served as their rarely used backup. …last_img read more

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Adamson stops UE’s win streak

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES “But my team stayed within the course, and we just had to slow [Alvin] Pasaol down a bit.”Pasaol was averaging 30.67 points the past three games but the Soaring Falcons managed to slow him down to 22 points and 12 boards.Papi Sarr powered Adamson with 12 points and 15 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi led the team in scoring with 14 points.Mark Olayon added 16 points for the Red Warriors who lost Nick Abanto and JC Cullar to injuries in the fourth quarter.Abanto hurt his knee late in the final quarter a few minutes after Cullar fell awkwardly on his left ankle with 6:35 left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Soaring Falcons held fort at the third place with a 6-3 record while the Red Warriors saw their two-game win streak snapped and slipped to 2-7.Jerrick Ahanmisi capped off Adamson’s 19-7 run that spanned the last two quarters with a fade-away bank shot with 2:22 left in the game that gave the Soaring Falcons a 64-55 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren knew facing a UE team that had won two straight games would be a different task compared to their meeting in the first round which ended in a blowout, 79-60 .“It was not an easy game for us, we struggled because UE is on a streak and they really played well,” said Pumaren. “They’re not the UE team that we played during the first round.” Adamson U won its fifth game in six outings in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after swopping down on University of the East, 66-57, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Photos: USC Unveils New Trojan Logo, Design Evolution

first_imgnew usc trojan usc trojan logoFriday, USC unveiled a new set of logos, calling the updates part of a “design evolution” for the program. But don’t worry, Trojans fans – the football team won’t be moving to the new Trojan logo on its helmets just yet.USC says that it’s been working with Nike for the last 18 months on the brand evolution.#USC has unveiled a new Trojan logo but it will not be used for football helmet— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) April 15, 2016From USC: –A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head on the football helmet will continue on the helmet.— Lisa Horne (@LisaHorne) April 15, 2016Here’s what the school is calling the highlights of the unveiling:–The SC interlock remains the primary logo and mark for USC Athletics, but the current script-face TROJANS above the SC interlock has been eliminated. However, the specific logos currently used by USC baseball (SC monogram) and track (SC shield) will continue to be used by those programs.–A new Trojan Head logo has been designed. However, the current Trojan Head used on the football helmet will continue in use on the helmet.–A new custom alphabet and numeral type font–based on Greek Doric architecture–is used for USC’s word marks (“USC,” “Trojans,” “Fight On”), its sport-specific logo lock-ups and other typography.–A new ornamental Greek key pattern is available for use as trim on uniforms, gear and promotional material.–USC’s primary colors remain Cardinal and Gold. But secondary colors of Black and White and a tertiary color of Metallic Gold have been added for occasional use.The refreshed look will be used on the uniforms, gear, stationery and promotional material for all 21 Trojan sports.You can see all of the new designs over at There is apparently already new USC merchandise with the changes in the bookstore.last_img read more

Shipping Corporation of India Modernizes Fleet

first_imgzoom The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has rejuvenated its outdated fleet slashing its age by almost a half.“Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has replaced most of its aged fleet and it has a modern and fuel efficient fleet with an average age of 9.5 years as on March 2017 compared to average Indian fleet age of 18.4 years,” Shipping Minister Mansukh Lal Mandavya is quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India.As a result, SCI’s fleet meets the latest regulations of IMO and its ships are equipped with modern facilities, the minister added.The company was asked to modernize its fleet in May last year by India’s standing parliamentary committee on transport.As SCI was posting losses since 2011, it abstained from ordering new tonnage and vessel acquisitions. However, the company bounced back to a net profit of Rs.384.41 crore during 2015-16.According to SCI’s data, six ships were disposed off during the current financial year, those being three tankers aged between 1992-1994, a bulk carrier built in 1998 and two offshore vessels built in 1984. In addition, one VLCC was added to the fleet-Desh Vibhor, built by China-based Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries.Based on the company’s website info last updated in March, 2017, SCI owns a fleet of 69 ships equaling in 3.26 million GT and 5.85 million DWT. SCI’s owned fleet includes bulk carriers, crude oil tankers, product tankers, container vessels, RORO vessels, LPG/ammonia carriers and offshore supply vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more