US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist

first_img February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 US cable reveals ill-treatment of activist Cable 09CAIRO255 Palestinian activists Ahmed Saad Abu Doma and Ahmed Kamal Abdelal, authors of the blog “The Angry Ones” (Ghadeboon), were each given one-year prison sentences and fined $350 on 10 February 2009 for illegally crossing the border into Gaza, according to the cable, released by Wikileaks on 16 February 2011. News RSF_en Hafez Abu Seada, secretary-general of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, speculated that international publicity about his arrest, along with his German nationality, had prevented the regime holding him for more than a few days (6-11 February), the cable said. The cable also reported, quoting Eid, the arrest on 6 February that year of Dia Eddin Gad, author of the pro-Palestinian blog “An Angry Voice”, who had been detained several times between December 2008 and January 2009 after taking part in pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Egyptian-German blogger Philip Rizk was tortured in an Egyptian prison in February 2009, according to a US diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks which also reported the hounding of pro-Palestinian activists. The 11 February 2009 cable quoted his lawyer, Gamal Eid, as saying he had blindfolded and beaten as part of “physical and mental abuse” during his detention in a bid to get personal information out of him, including pass-words for his computer. Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

UHL staff asked to self-isolate

first_imgNumbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days WhatsApp Designed by FreepikIT HAS been confirmed that staff at University Hospital Limerick have been asked to self-isolate if they were in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.Four members of one family from Clare are being treated in the hospital and it has also been confirmed that people the HSE consider contacts include patients who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Department in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday last, February 26 and they are being contacted directly. Patients in any other area of the Emergency Department or the wider hospital are not considered to be contacts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patients who attended a small number of other health services are also being contacted by public health in line with procedure.Among this wh are being asked to self-isolate are a number of hospital staff who had contact with the confirmed case.General advice and information on COVID-19  for members of the public is available on\coronavirus  and the vast majority of people in the MidWest can access all the relevant information here. TAGSCoronavirusfeaturedself-isolateUHL Print NewsBreaking newsUHL staff asked to self-isolateBy Bernie English – March 6, 2020 4457 Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Twittercenter_img Previous articleCouncil strategy to bring new life to city centreNext articleLeo Sayer on a Selfie Tour Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email No vaccines in Limerick yetlast_img read more

Governor Mike Pence Directs Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide for Victims of Orlando…

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Governor issues statement, calling the attack “senseless act of terror”Indianapolis – In accordance with a presidential proclamation issued this afternoon, Governor Mike Pence directs flags be flown at half-staff at state facilities statewide to honor the victims of Sunday’s terror attack in Orlando. Flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday, June 16. Governor Mike Pence also issued the following statement:“Karen and I are shocked and saddened by the senseless act of terror committed in Orlando this morning,” said Governor Pence. “On behalf of the state of Indiana, we extend our prayers to the victims, their families, and the Orlando community. Today’s horrifying news stands as a grave reminder that we live in dangerous times and the war on terror continues.  For this reason we must commit to ensuring the safety and security of our people.”Governor Pence has also asked the Indiana State Police to offer any assistance to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), particularly during a vigil tonight at the Old National Center in Indianapolis to honor the shooting victims in Orlando.Today’s flag directive overlaps a previous directive from the Governor, which directed that flags be lowered to half-staff for the passing of Hoosier West Point Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey. Cadet Winey was one of nine soldiers killed when their truck overturned in a flooded area in Ft. Hood. He was in Fort Hood for Cadet Troop Leader Training. Flags for Cadet Winey should remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral, Saturday, June 18.last_img read more