Newly released journalist rearrested after appealing against banishment

first_img Help by sharing this information August 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newly released journalist rearrested after appealing against banishment Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more News to go further News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” December 26, 2019 Find out morecenter_img News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders today protested against the arrest of journalist Abdallah Zouari of the banned weekly Al Fajr on 19 August, just 10 weeks after his release upon completing more than 10 years in prison. His arrest appears to stem from a recent administrative order issued by the interior ministry banishing him to the south of the country.”This arrest is unacceptable and this administrative measure taken by your department is utterly abusive”, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Interior Minister Hedi M’henni. “The completely arbitrary arrest of a man whose life has been destroyed by more than 10 years in prison is simply inhuman”, the letter said. “We call on you to release this journalist immediately and to rescind this banishment order.”Following his arrest by police in Tunis on 19 August, Zouari was taken to Harboub prison in the governorate of Mednin (southern Tunisia). Although residing in Tunis, he had been notified by an interior ministry letter dated 15 July that he was being banished to Zarzis, in the Mednin governorate. Zouari had not complied, calling the order “arbitrary”, and had appealed to an administrative court which has not yet issued a ruling. On 16 August, three days before his arrest, police had gone to his home in a Tunis suburb, threatening his 80-year-old aunt when they failed to find him there.According to his lawyer, Zouari is accused of having refused to comply with this banishment order. The lawyer says there is no justification for the order inasmuch as Zouari has been residing in the outskirts of Tunis and not in Zarzis, where only part of his family resides. A hearing on the case has been set for 23 August before a Zarzis court.A contributor to Al Fajr, the official mouthpiece of the Islamic movement Ennahda, Zouari was arrested on 12 April 1991 and sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for “belonging to an illegal organisation”. He was also sentenced to five years of administrative control on completion of the jail sentence, which means he must present himself regularly to the police station nearest his home. He was released on 6 June 2002.”What ecstasy to have my pen and paper back, to be able to jot down a few notes without the threat of a meticulous and humiliating body search”, Zouari said to Reporters Without Borders earlier this month. “For years, it was strictly forbidden to have a pen or piece of paper, and there were terrible punishments for those who tried to get them. The threats are still there because, whereas the pen is banned behind bars, it is muzzled outside, in this bigger prison.”The editor of Al Fajr, Hamadi Jebali, has been imprisoned since 1991. After completing a one-year sentence for an article criticizing the system of military courts, he was sentenced by the Tunis military court to 16 years imprisonment for “aggressive intention to change the nature of the state” and “belonging to an illegal organisation”. Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder RSF_en last_img read more

Calling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR…

first_imgWhatsApp Republic of Ireland internationals Jack Byrne and Amber Barrett were on hand today to help launch the SPAR FAI School Zone. One school in Limerick will win a specially commissioned  SPAR FAI football kit for their school; all they need to do to enter is for teachers  to register for the lesson plans online. One school selected from all participating schools nationwide will win a grand prize of a Zoom call with three Irish International players for their class. “We’ve been supporting the FAI for over 6years now through our sponsorship of the SPAR Primary Schools 5s competition. It’s been an exceptional year for teachers, parents and students and while the SPAR 5s may not be going ahead we are equally delighted to be sponsoring this initiative.So much work has gone into this programme to make it educational, fun and easy to deliver for parents and teachers alike. By signing up you’ll not only have all the resources and lessons delivered straight to your email but you’ll be in with a chance of winning brilliant prizes for a school in every county in Ireland.” Sign up now by visiting: https://www.fai.ie/domestic/spar-fai-school-zone/register/ & www.spar.ie Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Dora GolaNext articleLet There Be Theatre – the actor announced to read the play this Saturday for Limerick is Liam O’Brien Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Speaking about the initiative, SPAR ambassador Jack Byrne said, ‘I’m delighted to be working with SPAR and the FAI to support this fantastic initiative. It is great to see SPAR supporting teachers and parents by sponsoring the School Zone concept, a resource that makes football relevant in so many innovative ways. I’m sure that it’s been a tough year for teachers, parents and students and that these lesson plans will bring everyday subjects to life in a new and exciting way.” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live The sponsorship of the SPAR FAI School Zone initiative, developed by the FAI, is a continuation of SPAR’s dedication to grassroots football, following on from the successful SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme. Commenting on the new initiative, SPAR Sales Director, Colin Donnelly said: Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSPAR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash THE SPAR FAI School Zone is a new digital learning platform for teachers and parents of primary school children in 4th, 5th and 6th class offering interactive and engaging lesson plans designed with both the classroom and home schooling in mind. The lesson plans have been designed in consultation with a panel of teachers and promise to engage, educate and enthuse students. Email Print Linkedin Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fellow SPAR ambassador Amber Barrett, and qualified teacher, added,“We hope everyone enjoys learning from the SPAR FAI School Zone. As a qualified teacher I know how difficult the last year has been and the importance of finding new and interesting ways to make learning exciting. The lessons have been designed to be really easy to deliver and are backed up with easy to use resources and videos.”’  Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new teaching resource will be hosted on the FAI’s website with innovative football themed lessons uploaded twice a week over the course of 4 weeks – beginning on the 15th of March and running until the 12th of April. The heavily resourced and user-friendly lessons covering core subjects such as Maths, History, Geography, English, Art, Irish and healthy eating will be emailed to teachers and parents weekly along with answer sheets. LimerickNewsCalling on All Limerick Parents and Teachers to Register for SPAR FAI School Zone and a chance to Win Football Kit for their SchoolBy Sarah Carr – March 9, 2021 59 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Summer Dance Day Camp at The Kennedy Dancers, Inc.

first_img× Campers will be transported into the world of dance and will participate in professional dance classes in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Latin, Hip Hop, Theatrical Jazz, and Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Acrobatics. There will also be activities with Music, Acting, Drawing & Sketching, Tennis, Soccer, and Swimming (if permitted).Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, & Snacks provided by the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services and New Jersey Department of Agriculture will be served daily, included in tuition! You may also bring your own lunch, packaged from home. No fast food.Tuition costs for our camp very modest.Register and Pay by June 11th and Save $50!2 WEEKS – $4104 WEEKS – $7806 WEEKS – $1110Register and Pay by June 25th to secure your childs spot!2 WEEKS – $4604 WEEKS – $8306 WEEEKS – $1160**There is a discount for a sibling in the same family. Call or email for details.**For more information, or to enroll early, please call 201-659-2190 or email us at [email protected] so that we can start your registration process!Sincerely,Diane DragoneArtistic DirectorThe Kennedy Dancers, Inc.A Non-Profit Organization79 Central AvenueJersey City, NJ [email protected] The Kennedy Dancers, Inc., a Non-Profit Organization has announced that In-Person Summer Dance Day Camp will resume this Summer from July 6 through August 13, 2021.Summer Dance Day Camp will run from 8:45AM-3:30PM Monday through Friday, offering 2, 4, and 6 week programs for those who may be traveling or taking time off during the Summer but who still want to participate.last_img read more

State parks offer healthy options

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Get outside and get healthy this year at the most beautiful fitness centers in the state — Indiana’s state parks.The Indiana State Parks Fitness Challenge is a great way to track your progress.The challenge encourages visitors to walk, run, bike, paddle or swim at least 25 miles inside one or more of Indiana’s state park properties. If you’re a horseback rider, you can participate by riding at least 100 miles on state park or reservoir horse trails.Those who complete the challenge by Nov. 30 will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a 2019 Annual Entrance Pass, Outdoor Indiana magazine subscriptions, DNR camping gift cards and State Park Inns gift certificates.Participants must download and keep a Fitness Challenge log that documents their visits to state parks and get a signature from park staff each time they visit.The log and additional information on the challenge is at dnr.IN.gov/healthy.Indiana State Parks director Dan Bortner said state parks offer hundreds of miles of trails that wind past lakes, climb big hills, wander through deep forests and canyons, and explore prairies. Many locations also offer accessible hard-surface trails.“All of these pathways offer opportunities for exercise,” Bortner said. “They also offer the added benefit of just being outdoors, where it is possible to shed the worries and challenges of daily life for a little while.”last_img read more

Football News Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal Derby Clash Ends In a Goalless Draw

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Defending champions Mohun Bagan dished out a dominant display but were held to a goalless draw by East Bengal in the high-voltage derby of the Calcutta Football League Premier Division A in Kolkata on Sunday. Mohun Bagan, undoubtedly, were the superior team with Joseba Beitia brilliantly leading the attack in a 4-4-1-1 formation but VP Suhair let the team down missing a couple of sitters in what was the season’s first Kolkata derby at the Salt Lake Stadium. East Bengal midfield looked unorganised especially in the first-half but their defence manned by Marti Crespi did not give any chance to their arch-rivals to come out with a point.  East Bengal now have seven points from four matches to occupy fourth place in the table. The defending champions, on the other hand, are languishing in the relegation zone at ninth spot with five points from four outings in the 12-team standings.  A fortnight ago, Suhair had scored an extra-time brace at the same venue to guide Mohun Bagan to the Durand Cup final but he seemed to have a bad day in office on Sunday. The best chance Suhair got was in the hour’s mark when he found himself at the handshaking distance of East Bengal goal but only to shoot wayward.  Then again in the 43rd minute, Suhair surged in with East Bengal defence nowhere in sight as he attempted a grounded shot from inside the box but it went straight to East Bengal goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte.  Alexander Romario could have killed the game in the 91st minute after he received a curling cross from Beitia but he failed to find the back of the net. The earliest chance Mohun Bagan got was in the 15th minute when captain Gurjinder Singh’s header from a swinging freekick by Beitia went outside the far-post. It was an end-to-end action in the second half with East Bengal pressing the attack but a goal eluded them as well.  In the 59th minute, Ralte found himself in the close range but could not connect well with Debjit Majumder out of position. Moments later, Mohun Bagan had their best chance in the first hour’s play but Suhair missed the target just in front of the goal. It was Ashutosh Mehta who gave a fine low cross from the right which needed a simple tap-in but Suhair squandered the sitter.  With 20 minutes left on the clock, East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez brought on his key players, Jaime Santos and Bidyasagar Singh, but they too failed to make any impact. In the second half stoppage time, Beitia once again set it up with a curling cross but substitute Alexander Romario failed to make it count in what was their last chance. East Bengal now have seven points from four matches.Mohun Bagan are languishing in the relegation zone at ninth spot.Mohun Bagan are the current defending champions.center_img highlightslast_img read more