RSF calls for release of Omani journalist and writer Sulaiman Al Moamari

first_imgNews According to the local media, 42-year-old Al Moamari, who heads the national radio broadcaster’s cultural department, is being kept in solitary confinement by the Muscat section of the domestic intelligence agency, which summoned him for questioning on the evening of 28 April.“The authorities must give their reasons for arresting Sulaiman Al Moamari and must say where they are holding him,” said Alexandra El-Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “We urge the Omani authorities to either bring charges against him, so that he has the right to a fair trial, or free him at once.”Many Omani and Arab journalists and writers have voiced outrage at his detention, which is seen as tantamount to enforced disappearance. Al Moamari enjoys a great deal of popularity in Oman because of his many radio broadcasts, his writings and pro-democracy views. A petition for his release has been posted on social networks.Censorship and obstruction of freedom of information are common in the Sultanate of Oman, which is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Suleiman Al Moamari – Al Balad Oman/Youtube RSF_en Two Omani bloggers freed after being held arbitrarily for a month April 8, 2015 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about the arbitrary detention of Omani journalist and writer Sulaiman Al Moamari, who has been held in solitary confinement ever since his arrest by intelligence officials on 28 April without any official reason being given. News Omani authorities persecute online activistscenter_img to go further News Supreme court upholds one-year jail terms for five netizens News Follow the news on Oman May 12, 2016 RSF calls for release of Omani journalist and writer Sulaiman Al Moamari August 18, 2014 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 8, 2013 Find out more OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Freedom of expression last_img read more

Buncrana Council committed to maximising City of Culture benefits

first_img Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Buncrana Town Council has committed to make every effort to ensure Inishowen benefits to the maximum from Derry being the City of Culture 2013.The issue was raised at the December monthly meeting of Buncrana Town Council by Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin who called for a meeting with the Derry City of Culture Committee 2013.He said some time had passed since the last meeting and it is in Buncrana’s best interest to be best prepared for all opportunities to promote the town.He says Inishowen has plenty to offer the hundreds of thousands expected in the Northwest for the year long event. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – December 30, 2011 Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleMajor increase in UFO sightings in 2010 but just one in DonegalNext articleDonegal Sperm Whale stranding not out of the ordinary News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Buncrana Council committed to maximising City of Culture benefitslast_img read more

Inside the ‘priceless’ interaction between Savannah police, a 21-year-old mom and her twins

first_imgiStock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) — Officers from Savannah, Georgia, pulled over a young mom for driving without a license plate — but ended up engaging with her and her kids in a way that gave her “a completely different outlook on police,” the department said.When officers on Friday night stopped a car that didn’t have a license plate, they also found 1-year-old twins who weren’t in proper car seats, according to the Savannah Police Department.“The mother was only 21 years old and had her original vehicle stolen recently, hence the no license plate,” the department said in a Facebook post. “She had also just started a new job.”The officers decided to buy her new car seats, and while Cpl. Steve Bland went to the store, Officers Austin Neumann and William Daniels kept the children entertained, police said.The kids were crying and scared, so “I kind of leaned down next to a little boy. He just turned right to me and wanted to be picked up,” said Neumann, who’s seen in this photo first posted to Facebook by his wife.“And that was it — we were just best friends after that,” Neumann said. “He didn’t want to be let down.”“The boys just really, really took a liking to the officers, so much so that when the interaction was over … the boys just did not want to let go,” Savannah police spokeswoman Bianca Johnson told ABC News.Neumann said it’s important for the public to know that police aren’t looking to “harass” or arrest drivers — officers are there to help keep communities safe.“She was very thankful,” he said of the young mom.“They go above and beyond for kids all the time,” Officer Neumann’s wife, Kelsey Neumann, said of her husband and his colleagues. “I didn’t expect anything less from them.”“You could tell that that not only touched the hearts of the officers and the boys, but the mother,” Johnson said. “With the way some attitudes are toward police, those interactions are really priceless.”After the officers installed the car seats, “the mother drove away with a completely different outlook on police,” the department said on Facebook.And Kelsey Neumann called her husband’s actions good practice — the Neumanns’ first child, a daughter, is due in January.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ocean City High School Senior Drafted by MLB’s Los Angeles Angels

first_imgDan Nunan 6-foot-6 OCHS senior, Dan Nunan, has been drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 12th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday, June 6th. Nunan, a left-handed pitcher, was slated to attend the University of Delaware this fall, but the MLB has other plans for him.last_img

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