Jailed website technician still waiting for medical care after four months

first_img Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City Follow the news on Djibouti July 17, 2020 Find out more September 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed website technician still waiting for medical care after four months Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked to go further DjiboutiAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation News Reporters Without Borders deplores in the strongest terms the appalling treatment of the website employee Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh, who has been held in Gabode prison since 19 May for allegedly insulting a police officer and defaming the police.Okieh, a technician responsible for the news website La Voix de Djibouti, has been refused medical care since imprisonment. During an official visit by the president of the National Commission for Human Rights, Ali Mohamed Abdou, to the prison on 4 September, Okieh informed him about his predicament. Despite this plea for help, the jailed technician has still not received medical treatment. “The refusal of medical care is very worrying, especially in view of the dreadful conditions in Gabode prison, as illustrated by the recent death of a political prisoner who had been held there for only a month,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the prison authorities to respect the basic rights of this wrongfully convicted journalist.” According to information received by Reporters Without Borders, Okieh was severely beaten by criminal investigation officers in Djibouti city before being taken to the prison, sustaining serious injuries to his eye and ear.On 28 August, Mohamoud Elmi Rayaleh, a jailed political activist, died in custody despite being in good health when he was admitted to Gabode prison on 3 August.Okieh awaits his release in one month, on 19 October.Djibouti is ranked 167th of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index.More about freedom if information in Djibouti:• The Okieh case• The Daher Ahmed Farah casePhoto: Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh center_img December 9, 2020 Find out more La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says News News RSF_en August 4, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts DjiboutiAfrica Newslast_img read more

Are You Limerick’s Biggest Sports Fan?

first_imgEmail Twitter Previous articleBriefs from the arts worldNext articledu Preez signs for Munster admin Sports Fans’ Dream Job!The Magners League is offering the opportunity of a lifetime to one lucky member of the public to become the ‘Magners League Professional Fan’ for this current season.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The many benefits to this dream job include seats at Magners League games, meeting rugby stars, getting to know team managers and trainers, travel, (some) fame and the appreciation of new-found fans.The winner must be available to attend matches in every round from December through to next May’s grand final. They will work with the Setanta Sports production team, interviewing players and fans as well as providing match summaries and their own blog. What more could a sports fan wish for?Applications will be taken up until November 24th, 2009. For further details visit http://www.bulmers.ie/profan. Advertisement Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsAre You Limerick’s Biggest Sports Fan?By admin – November 10, 2009 430 Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Colorado man who killed killing pregnant wife and daughters, moved to prison out of state: Officials

first_imgABC News(DENVER) — The Colorado man convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters has been moved to a prison out of state, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections.Chris Watts was sentenced this month to life without parole for the murders of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and their daughters Celeste, 3 and Bella, 4.“We will not disclose his location for safety and security reasons,” Colorado Department of Corrections spokesman Mark Fairbairn told ABC News via email on Tuesday.“The victims and District Attorney have been notified,” Fairbairn added.Chris Watts had pleaded guilty to all charges again him, and in exchange, prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty, the Weld County District Attorney’s office said. The victims’ family agreed to those terms.At his sentencing this month, prosecutors said both daughters died from smothering.“Imagine the horror in Bella’s mind as her father took her last breaths away,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said at sentencing, adding that “Bella fought back for her life.”Shanann’s father, Frank Rzucek, at sentencing said Chris Watts “carried them out like trash.”“I trusted you to take care of them, not kill them,” said Rzucek. “You disgust me.”In August, right after the killings, Chris Watts spoke out to reporters, saying his wife and daughters disappeared without a trace, leaving her purse and keys at home.“My kids are my life,” he told ABC Denver affiliate KMGH. “I mean, those smiles light up my life.”“When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he said.Within days of the disappearance, Chris Watts was arrested and the bodies of his wife and children were found.Chris Watts declined to speak at his sentencing but his attorney, Kathryn Harrold, said her client is “devastated” and “is sincerely sorry for all of this.”Prosecutors claim his “desire for a fresh start” to begin a new relationship was a motive for the crimes.At the time of the killings, Chris Watts was dating another woman, 30-year-old Nichol Kessinger, she told The Denver Post.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Summer nights

first_imgDay tempsBased on preliminary studies of locations with at least 60 years of climate data, only 9 locations had unusually high average daily maximum temperature, which typically means daytime temperature highs. These 9 included the urban stations of Atlanta, which had the fifth warmest average daily high, and Athens, which had its third warmest average daily high. Columbus had its warmest ever. Brunswick – McKinnon had its third warmest. And Savannah tied its third warmest ever.Only four rural locations had unusually high average daily maximum temperature. Waynesboro had its warmest average daily high in 75 years of records. Brooklet experienced its warmest in 84 years of records. It was the second warmest in Sunnyside/Waycross in 101 years of records. Alma experienced its third warmest in 62 years of records. AC upAir conditioning cooling demands for buildings were above normal statewide. Cooling demand was 28 percent above normal in Atlanta, 26 percent for Athens, 23 percent for Columbus, 21 percent for Macon, 23 percent for Augusta, 18 percent for Savannah, 16 percent for Alma, and 18 percent for Brunswick. Compared to last summer, cooling demand was 27 percent in Columbus, 23 percent higher in Atlanta, 19 percent in Macon, 17 percent in Augusta, 16 percent in Athens, 15 percent in Savannah, 13 percent in Brunswick, and 12 percent in Alma.There is a high probability that winter will be warmer and drier than average. The ocean-atmosphere system is expected to remain in a La Niña pattern, which normally brings a warm and dry winter to Georgia. The La Niña pattern is often the pattern that leads to a summertime drought. Thus, there is an increased probability that Georgia could experience a drought in 2011.Updated weather conditions can be found at www.georgiaweather.net. This past summer was one of the warmest on record for Georgia. It wasn’t that the daytime high temperatures were that unusual; it was the warm nighttime temperatures that set records. Meteorologists and climatologists define summer as the months of June, July and August. Almost all locations in Georgia had record to near-record warm nights for this time period. Night tempsLocations with at least 60 years of climate data that experienced record-setting warm average daily minimum temperatures, which typically indicates nighttime temperatures, included Atlanta (132 years of climate data), Jasper (68 years), Gainesville (109 years), Toccoa (107 years), Athens (67 years), Augusta – Bush Field (67 years), Waynesboro (75 years), Louisville (98 years), Macon (80 years), Columbus (63 years), Camilla (70 years), Moultrie (83 years), Brooklet (84 years), and Alma (62 years). Locations with at least 60 years of climate data that experienced the second warmest average daily minimum temperatures included Cedartown (73 years of climate data), Tifton (89 years), Brunswick – McKinnon (62 years), and Sunnyside/Waycross (101 years). The third warmest average daily minimum temperatures were reported at Clayton (109 years), Lafayette (68 years), and Milledgeville (104 years). The fourth warmest average summer nights were recorded at Eastman (105 years) and Savannah (137 years).A month, season or year that is warm or cold tells us very little about global warming or climate change. Global warming is seen in long-term trends. However, warm nighttime temperatures are what we expect with human-induced global warming. If these abnormally warm nights continue over the next several years, then we have good evidence supporting human-induced global warming or climate change.last_img read more