Soldiers overrun media company to suppress story about army raid on police station

first_img News February 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation News Soldiers stormed the building of 14 October, a national media company based in Al-Ma’ala, in the southern province of Aden, on the evening of 21 April in order to seize the latest issue of Al-Tariq, a daily newspaper it publishes. The building remained surrounded until yesterday morning.“What happens in Yemen is hallucinating,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Not a day goes by without a news media being attacked or a journalist being kidnapped, arrested or convicted.” The raid in Al-Ma’ala took place just as President Ali Abdallah Saleh was ordering the release of three executives of Al-Ayyam, a daily newspaper based in the city of Aden.The soldiers who overran the 14 October building searched all the vehicles parked outside, including that of publisher and chairman Ahmed Al-Hubaish, in order to confiscate that day’s issue of Al-Tariq, which had a story about a raid by soldiers on a police station the previous afternoon in the nearby town of Al-Tawahi.According to Al-Tariq’s report, the raid on the police station was probably an act of revenge for a dispute between a police and a soldier during an operation to remove illegally-built homes on a hillside outside Al-Tawahi. The newspaper also offered the alternative theory that is was prompted by an argument between a soldier and a policeman in the town’s market (http://www.attariq-ye.com/).Al-Tariq’s office in Al-Tawahi was seized by the army on 21 February because the newspaper had referred to the situation in south Yemen as an “occupation.” As a result, it had to suspend operations for two weeks.The three senior members of Al-Ayyam’s staff whose release was ordered by the president were journalist Hani Bashraheel, who edits the sports edition, director Mohamed Bashraheel, and secretary-general Arhab Hassan Yassine. They were arrested during an army raid on the newspaper’s headquarters in early January (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-arrest-of-editor-in-chief-of-al-08-01-2010,35675.html). Hisham Bashraheel, the newspaper’s founder and owner, who had been arrested at the same time, was released on 24 March on medical grounds (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-two-journalists-freed-on-health-25-03-2010,36836.html).The press freedom situation in Yemen has been worsening steadily since May 2009. (Read the latest report: http://en.rsf.org/yemen-yemeni-media-and-journalists-20-04-2010,37080.html) YemenMiddle East – North Africa Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months April 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Soldiers overrun media company to suppress story about army raid on police station Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Receive email alertscenter_img News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Yemen January 6, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Police in appeal following vicious assault on man in Derry

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCllr Frank McBrearty accuses senior Gardai of not listening to Councillor’s concernsNext articleLatest Live Register figures indicate level of youth emigration in Donegal News Highland Police in appeal following vicious assault on man in Derry Detectives in Foyle are appealing for information after a man viciously assaulted in Derry.The man was found injured in the city centre shortly before 4am on June 30th.An ambulance crew picked up the man at Waterloo Place however it is not clear if that is where he was attacked.The man was left with head injuries including a broken nose, jaw and eye socket.Anyone who was in the area of Waterloo Place around that time and could help police with their enquiries is asked to telephone Strand Road.Meanwhile, A 25 year old man is expected to appear at Derry MC today (July 4th) charged with aggravated burglary, making threats to kill, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.The charges relate to a domestic incident in the city on July 3rd. Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – July 4, 2013 center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Google+ Newslast_img read more

Lady Trojans VB Teams Win Against Lady Knights

first_imgAll three EC volleyball teams swept South Dearborn in straight sets tonight.Varsity won 25-16, 25-11, and 25-13.EC vs SD Varsity VB (9-11)It was a night full of challenges that resulted in all three teams playing back-to-back-to-back. The girls adjusted well and came ready to play.We started the match with our normal lineup and for most of the seniors, game one was the only time they saw the court. All of our juniors and sophomore Sarah Hornbach finished out the rest of the match under the leadership of our senior setters.The juniors were given a chance to show the coaches what they could bring to the team. We have a lot of talent and we are at the midway point in the season so they had to prove why they should be on the court. I’m actually happier with how they played in games two and three than I am with our “normal” line-up in game one. They came to play and it showed.‘I’m proud of the girls for adjusting to three different line-ups. We tend to get comfortable playing next to certain people, so it can be a challenge to play next to someone different. They all stepped up and played hard.’  EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 10-4 on the season and 6-0 in conference play.East Central Junior Varsity came out on top 25-9 and 25-7.Serves Becca Eckstein 7/7 1 ace, Leah Broderick 10/10 3 aces, Brianna Hart 10/11 2 aces, Therese Gregg 6/6 1 ace.  Attacks Breanne Fox 6/6 kills, Kylie Gindling 8/0 3 kills.  Assists Becca Eckstein 10, Leah Broderick 5.‘We dominated the games with our serves having only 2 errors. I’m proud to see the improvements the girls have made this season.’  EC Coach Bernice Rosemeyer.Next match: All three teams travel to Batesville on Monday. Start time is 5 PM.Courtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Bernice Rosemeyer.last_img read more