Disquiet about death penalty for man convicted of journalist’s murder

first_img Organisation March 2, 2021 Find out more News News March 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Disquiet about death penalty for man convicted of journalist’s murder Reporters Without Borders deplores the death sentence that a military court passed yesterday on a man found guilty of radio journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge’s murder last September in Mogadishu. “It is not up to us to decide the nature or severity of the sentences imposed on those convicted of murdering journalists, but we cannot regard the application of the death penalty as a victory,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hail the measures taken by the authorities to identify and punish journalists’ killers, and thereby end the vicious circle of impunity that has gone on for too long. But taking people’s lives by applying penalties that violate the most fundamental human rights is unacceptable.”The death penalty was passed on Adan Sheikh Abdi Sheikh Hussein, a member of the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab, who confessed to Absuge’s murder in the hope of receiving a less severe punishment.Employed by Radio Mantaa, Absuge was gunned down as he left the station on 21 September after covering a suicide bombing the day before that had killed around 10 people including three fellow journalists.The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Somalia, released a report last November condemning the impunity enjoyed by the enemies of news and information and reporting that 44 journalists had been killed in Somalia since 2007.A total of 18 journalists were killed in Somali in 2012 alone, which was the deadliest year for media personnel in the country’s history.Last month, the government offered a reward of 50,000 dollars (37,500 euros) for information leading to the arrest of anyone who had murdered a journalist. Yesterday’s conviction of Hussein and the arrests of three people suspected of the murders of the journalists Mohamed Mohamud Turyare and Abdihared Osman Adan suggest that the authorities really are determined to end the impunity. News January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Photo : members of the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab (Mohamed Dahir / AFP) Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia to go further SomaliaAfrica Receive email alerts RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Follow the news on Somalia News February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information SomaliaAfrica last_img read more

Gnocchi – some really good fast food

first_imgNewsGnocchi – some really good fast foodBy admin – December 14, 2011 596 Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleWarning issued to jewellersNext articleGrant payment delays forcing students out admincenter_img Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp GIVING a hat tip to a fast food theme as it were, this gnocchi dish is really very good and as with most things Italian in nature, it is all down to the sauce and the quality of the produce used. A good potato gnocchi is as much about the potato as anything else. So using a good quality potato, baking it and then shaping them may seem like a lot of work but the end result is simply amazing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT TO DO For the gnocchi4 baked potatoes2 eggs150g flourPinch of salt and nutmeg (it works)For the sauce1 punnet of cherry tomatoesfresh basil – it’ll be foreign, but worth itparmesan cheese1 finely diced onion 2 cloves of garlicA light squeeze of tomato pureeOlive oilA little knob of butterWHAT TO DOFirst off, you must bake the potatoes, I find that baking them makes for a better result in my opinion. Also, I will say that there are several very good pre-made options out there and for those of you caught for time, they are perfectly acceptable to offer. Making your own gnocchi is something, like many of the Italian classics, that you must do at least once. Once the potatoes are baked, scoop the white flesh out of the skins and add the eggs and flour to a bowl and combine with the salt and the nutmeg. Shape into a long cylinder and cut them to small bite sized pieces. You can roll them into oblong shapes for that authentic feel and look. They will only take a few minutes to cook so have a pan of salted boiling water ready to cook them as they will only take three minutes to bring back to life. Meantime, get the sauce on by sweating the onion and the garlic in a pan with a little olive oil and butter. Add the cherry tomatoes and a little cup of water with the tomato puree. Some pasatta will suffice also. A sprinkle of sugar is an optional extra if you want to lift the sweetness. Allow that to reduce and let the tomato-ness shine through. Drop the gnocchi into the salted boiling water and once they have floated to the top, remove them and combine with the sauce. Top with some shredded basil and grated parmesan cheese. last_img read more