Harassment of journalists continues in Somaliland with two arrested and one beaten

first_imgNews RSF_en August 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Harassment of journalists continues in Somaliland with two arrested and one beaten to go further News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia January 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Organisation SomaliaAfrica center_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Follow the news on Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts March 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of two journalists employed by Radio Horyaal, an independent station based in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland. They are Fowsi Suleyman Awbindi, held since 30 July, and Yasin Jama Ali, a website editor and Radio Horyaal stringer, who has been held since 13 August.The press freedom organisation is also worried about the condition of freelance journalist Ali Adan Dahir, who was attacked and badly beaten in Somaliland on 17 August.“Within three days of the release of Radio Horyaal journalists Ahmed Saleyman Dhuhul and Sayid Osman Mire, two other journalists working for the same station were in detention,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the Somaliland authorities to put a stop to this harassment by freeing them and by recognising the legality of independent radio stations.”The press freedom organisation added: “Meanwhile, the release of Ali Adan Dahir’s four assailants is a real bonus for impunity.”Yasin Jama Ali was arrested on 13 August in the port city of Berbera, 125 km northeast of Hargeisa, because of comments about Somaliland’s coming elections that readers posted on Berberanews.com, the website he edits. The Berbera authorities accused him of spreading “scandals against the nation.”Awbindi was arrested in Buro, 155 km east of Hargeisa, on 30 July for sending a “false report” to Radio Horyaal. He is still being held in the Buro police station.The governor of Erigabo, 250 km east of Hargeisa, yesterday ordered the release of the four armed men who had given Dahir a severe beating the day before for unknown reasons.The Somaliland authorities adopted a law in June 2002 that outlaws independent radio stations. The region, which unilaterally declared independence in 1991, is preparing to hold a presidential election on 27 September. Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica last_img read more

Vans hijacked in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – August 4, 2020 Twitter A number of vans have been hijacked in Derry.Its believed over the past 24 hours, a number of postal and delivery vans have been hijacked and later found burnt out across the city.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous articleUnlikely pubs will reopen on MondayNext articleGovernment delays entering phase 4 News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Vans hijacked in Derry Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Joseph Bassett Burress III

first_imgJoseph Bassett Burress III, 34, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born March 20, 1984 in Louisville, KY, son of the late Joseph B. Burress Jr. and the late Deborah A. Schnur-Burress.Joey, as he was known by his family and friends, worked at the Frisch’s in Aurora, IN.He was a Mooseheart High School Graduate in Mooseheart, IL. (near Batavia, IL). He enjoyed watching DVD’s, fishing, the Bengals and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone.Surviving are his grandparents, Gordon, Sr. and Marian Schnur of Harrison, OH; uncle, Gordon (Nicole) Schnur Jr. of Erlanger, KY; aunt, Donna (James) Ritter of Springdale, OH; uncle Gary (Renee) Schnur of Mascoutah, IL; and several cousins.Celebration of Life Services will be held May 12, 2018 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Riverview Crossing clubhouse. 4900 River Crest Dr., Harrison, OH 45030. There will be a small service at 3:00pm.Contributions may be made to the Mooseheart Charities (155 S International Dr. Mooseheart, IL 60539). Please mark donation “In Memory of Joseph Burress (Mooseheart Operating Fund)” If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more