New call for the release of Mohammed Abbu

first_img Reporters Without Borders has renewed its call for the release of lawyer and human rights defender Mohammed Abbu (photo), jailed since 1st March 2005 over articles posted online, who remains in prison, despite the release of nearly 80 political prisoners by the authorities on 25 February 2006. Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Organisation Reporters Without Borders has renewed its call for the release of lawyer and human rights defender Mohammed Abbu, jailed since 1st March 2005 over articles posted online, who remains in prison, despite the release of nearly 80 political prisoners by the authorities on 25 February 2006.”We welcome the release of the Zarzis Internet-users and journalist Hamadi Jebali. But why exclude Mohammed Abbu from the list of prisoners freed to mark the 50th anniversary of national independence?” asked Reporters Without Borders.“We urge diplomats to keep campaigning to secure his freedom,” the press freedom organisation added.Mohammed Abbu’s wife along with four of his lawyers, managed to hold a short-lived demonstration on 2 March 2006 in front of Kef prison where her husband is serving his sentence. They brandished the lawyer’s portrait and chanted his name. Police stopped their vehicle about 15 times on the road from Tunis to the prison. Other human rights activists who tried to join the demonstration were turned back.The organisation also calls on the Tunisian authorities to allow pro-democrat activists access to the Internet. The personal connections of most opposition figures have been cut off, at the request of the Tunisian Internet Agency, since the end of October 2005 – just before the start of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). News News Mokhtar Yahyaoui, a former judge, opposition activist and weblogger, spoke out against the harassment. “They cut off my Internet connection as soon as I began my hunger strike, on 18 October 2005. Since then I have had a lot of problems trying to get my blog up and running again. In addition I am under constant police surveillance. Our situation has worsened since the end of the WSIS”.Abbu was sentenced on 29 April 2005, to three years and six months in prison, at the end of a mockery of a trial. His sentence was upheld on appeal two months later. He was tried on two counts. On the first he was sentenced to two years in prison for an alleged assault on a female colleague, in 2002, without any evidence being produced. On the second count, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for posting an article online in which he compared torture inflicted on political prisoners in Tunisia with abuses committed by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib.Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Mohammed Abbou is sponsored by Aldaketa Hamasei-Cambio 16, El Periodico de Catalunya, CIBL FM, Campus, Quartier Libre, Le Métropolitain RSF_en November 12, 2019 Find out more to go further ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder March 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New call for the release of Mohammed Abbulast_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballRed, White and Blue TournamentST. GEORGE, Utah-Kasey Giddings and Keegan Moriarty had 2 RBI apiece as the Richfield Wildcats downed the Canyon View Falcons 8-6 Saturday at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School.ST. GEORGE, Utah-CJ Maddux posted four strikeouts in seven innings of work and the Kanab Cowboys bested Richfield 7-5 at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School Saturday. Heston Jenson and Jaron Ross ech had RBI in defeat for the Wildcats.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Cole Clarkson netted 4 RBI and Drew Hafen posted 10 strikeouts in 5 innings of work as Kanab downed Canyon View 6-3 Saturday at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School.SoftballNon-RegionHURRICANE, Utah-Riley Fox and Abbey Stout had 3 RBI apiece and the Hurricane Tigers drilled Kanab 13-3 in non-region softball action Saturday. Annie Hutchings earned the win in the circle for Hurricane. March 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27 Written bycenter_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

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What time is the Big 12 championship game? TV channel, odds for Oklahoma vs. Texas

first_imgMORE: 10 best Playoff combinations, from reasonable to absurdThe Big 12 is known for its high point totals, and quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Sam Ehlinger have proven they can score at will. No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas entered the final weekend in a three-way play-in with West Virginia for a championship game berth, but the Sooners defeated the Mountaineers head to head in a 59-56 shootout to seal their bid.The Longhorns (9-3) held off Kansas 24-17 for a shot at their first conference championship since 2009.Here is everything to know about how to watch the Big 12 championship game game plus a full list of past winners. Who is playing in the 2018 Big 12 championship game?Three teams — No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 11 Texas, and No. 12 West Virginia — entered the final weekend in contention to play in the Big 12 championship game. Texas had the easiest path, and it defeated Kansas 24-17 for a berth. The Sooners beat the Mountaineers and will play for a fourth straight conference title.What time is the Oklahoma-Texas game?The Big 12 championship game will be at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1.What channel is the Oklahoma-Texas game on?The game will be broadcast nationally on ABC. Where is the Big 12 championship game played?AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, will be the site of this year’s game. Oklahoma vs. Texas betting oddsOklahoma is favored (-8) to win the 2018 Big 12 championship game, according to OddsShark.com. The over/under is 77.5 points.Big 12 championship game historyYearChampionRunner-upScore1996TexasNebraska37-271997NebraskaTexas A&M54-151998Texas A&MKansas State36-331999NebraskaTexas22-62000OklahomaKansas State27-242001ColoradoTexas39-372002OklahomaColorado29-72003Kansas StateOklahoma35-72004OklahomaColorado42-32005TexasColorado70-32006OklahomaNebraska21-72007OklahomaMissouri38-172008OklahomaMissouri62-212009TexasNebraska13-122010OklahomaNebraska23-202017OklahomaTCU41-17Note: The Big 12 didn’t hold a championship game from 2011-16. Oklahoma will get another shot at Texas in the 2018 Big 12 championship game, a rematch of the Sooners’ only loss this season that will carry College Football Playoff implications.And one thing seems extremely likely: It will be an offensive showcase.last_img read more

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