Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody

first_img News August 20, 2019 Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more News It was only after days of constantly questioning different authorities that Isbah Muneeb discovered that her husband is being held at Madina police station in Karachi, where the charges against him are still reportedly being investigated. RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan She added that her husband has been accused of extortion. He publishes and edits the local Urdu-language daily Piyara Watan and had been covering police corruption and organized crime. PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment to go further News Pakistani paramilitary rangers in Karachi are deployed in case of security emergency, as here on 22 August 2016. (Photo: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for Pakistani local newspaper editor Ahmed Muneeb’s immediate release and condemns the way the police in the southern city of Karachi held him incommunicado for nearly 72 hours after his arrest on 10 August with the clear aim of intimidating local journalists. News “Abducting journalists and holding them incommunicado seems to be becoming a tradition in Karachi,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “Everything indicates that the proceedings against Ahmed Muneeb are just a new attempt to intimidate journalists and get them to censor themselves. We call on the authorities to free this journalist and to operate in a transparent manner.” Ahmed Muneeb’s wife, Isbah Muneeb, told RSF that the family took nearly three days to locate him after soldiers and police arrived at their home at around 4 a.m. on 10 August and took him away. April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Muneeb’s wife told RSF that the police had threatened him prior to his arrest. “My husband told me that Irfan Bahadar, [a police officer] in Malir district, called him on 5 August to warn him that he would be killed if he ever crossed swords with the police.”last_img read more

Gardaí investigating Letterkenny burglary

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Gardaí investigating Letterkenny burglarycenter_img Twitter By News Highland – February 4, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleInishowen crash victim namedNext articleCalls on NCT to ‘stop charging for a service they can’t provide’ News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardaí are investigating a burglary that occured in the Beechwood Road area of Letterkenny, between Wednesday the 29th of January and Saturday the 1st of February.It is believed that entry was given through a rear bedroom window of the house, and volt leads as well as a transformer box with “SFC” engraved on it were stolen.Anyone with any information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the transformer box can contact Gardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67 100 or the Garda Confidential lineon 1800 666 111.last_img read more

Guatemala Captures Narco-submarine in Pacific Waters

first_imgBy Dialogo July 13, 2010 The Guatemalan Navy has captured a narco-submarine loaded with five tons of cocaine headed for the United States, Guatemalan authorities said Sunday. The navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), intercepted the seventeen-meter-long vessel Friday, in Pacific coastal waters, and arrested four Colombians who were on board. “There was a compartment for sleeping, another for the machinery, and a cargo compartment full of cocaine,” Guatemalan armed forces spokesperson Byron Gutiérrez said at a press conference. The four men arrested remained in the custody of the DEA. Every year, the drug cartels traffic hundreds of tons of South American cocaine to the United States. In October 2009, a similar submarine was found about 175 kilometers from the Guatemalan coast, with ten tons of cocaine on board.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports still playing across the globe.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators.NFL-NEWSAP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre DesirNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed to terms on a deal, according to two people with direct knowledge of the contract. Barefoot Hamlin wins NASCAR iRaceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won a race without using a drop of gas.Racing barefoot, the three-time Daytona 500 winner beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner to win a NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.Damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button, among a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sport’s biggest stars. The International Olympic Committee now says it will consider the possibility of postponing the Summer Games. The IOC issued a statement saying it will hold four weeks of discussions with global sports officials and Japanese authorities to examine the options. It says the “scenario planning” will include the possibility of changing the July 24 start date for the Games, but that “cancellation is not on the agenda.”The announcement came after IOC President Thomas Bach led a conference call with executive board members.The leader of the international track federation has sent a letter to Bach saying holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe.The Canadian Olympic Committee has made the strongest objection yet to an Olympics this summer, announcing it will not send a team to Tokyo unless the games are postponed for a year. Canada is the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives. However, it feels it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these Games.” The Athletic first reported the Jets’ agreement with Desir, who was released by Colts on Saturday.The 29-year-old defensive back spent the past three seasons with Indianapolis, where he had 161 total tackles, five interceptions, 26 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 37 games, including 29 starts.Also in the NFL:— A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seahawks have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Chance Warmack. The former first-round pick has not played since 2018 when he appeared in nine games for Philadelphia. Warmack sat out last season to reportedly get healthy after a series of injuries.NASCAR-iRACING March 23, 2020 The United States governing bodies of swimming and track have called on their national Olympic officials to push for a postponement.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSJays’ Shapiro expects 4-week spring training before seasonUNDATED (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was Hamlin’s 31st victory in iRacing, which is where he was first discovered by Earnhardt long before he made it to NASCAR. He said he raced barefoot because “I like to feel the pedals.”Hamlin was heavily involved in putting together Sunday’s pretend race, which was broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and called by its regular team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.NASCAR has suspended racing until at least May 9.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-OLYMPICSIOC considers postponing Tokyo Olympics…Canada says no to 2020 Summer GamesUNDATED (AP) — There’s a growing possibility the Tokyo Olympics won’t begin in late July as scheduled due to the new coronavirus. Shapiro cautioned that training camps aren’t likely to open for some time because of the outbreak. All but three of Toronto’s major league players have left the team’s spring training site in Dunedin, Florida. Shapiro says no Blue Jays players or staff have displayed any symptoms of the new coronavirus, and that no one has been tested.Shapiro spoke to reporters on Sunday from his home in Toronto.In other virus-related developments:— Leading golf instructor Pete Cowen tells The Daily Telegraph in Britain he has all the symptoms of the new coronavirus. Cowen says he has told all his players to follow health and government guidelines on COVID-19. Cowen works with Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Gary Woodland and Graeme McDowell, among many others.— The St. Louis Blues say a relative of a team employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in self-isolation along with members of the person’s family, according to the team. All Blues staff who may have come into close contact with the employee have been notified. The team says it is asking for all members of the Blues to remain isolated, monitor their health and seek advice from team medical staff. Update on the latest sports Associated Press The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “It’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”Two-time gold medalist Seb Coe has sent a letter to Bach stating that holding the Olympics in July “is neither feasible nor desirable” with the coronavirus impacting huge swaths of the globe. Coe sent the letter after meeting with leaders from around the world in track, which is the biggest sport at the Olympics. It came hours after the IOC announced it could take up to four weeks to make a decision on whether to postpone the games, which are scheduled to start July 24.Coe is a two-time Olympic track champion in the men’s 1,500 and president of the International Association of Athletics Federations.Leaders at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said the update provided by the IOC about the Tokyo Olympics signaled an important step. However, those U.S. sports leaders say athletes are still beset with questions about whether the games will go ahead as scheduled.National Olympic committees in Brazil and Slovenia later called for a postponement to 2021. Norway’s Olympic body said it did not want athletes going to Tokyo until the global health crisis is under control.last_img read more