L’Office managing editor freed conditionally pending appeal

first_img to go further News In Senegal, arrest warrants that are never enforced are frequently issued by the courts. According to Sow’s colleagues, he never expected to be jailed. January 8, 2021 Find out more The publication director of “L’Office” was prosecuted for “defamation” against Bara Tall, CEO of a construction firm, whose name was cited in a case of over-billing and misappropriation of funds at building sites in Thiès (western Senegal). The prosecutor accused “L’Office” of publishing some 75 articles on the role allegedly played by Tall in this affair, which he characterised as media harassment”. During the trial, the plaintiff’s lawyers demanded 2.25 billion CFA francs (approx. 3.5 million euros). Moustapha Sow, the managing editor of the Dakar-based daily L’Office, was freed conditionally on 14 July pending the outcome of his appeal against his conviction on a charge of libelling Bara Tall, the CEO of a construction company. The release hearing should have been held on 7 July but was postponed a week by Dakar appeal court judge Boubacar Diallo. After being sentenced by a Dakar court to six months in prison in the Tall case in May, Sow began serving his sentence on 29 June and had spent two weeks in prison when the release request filed by his lawyers was finally held by the Dakar appeal court.———————————- 05.07.2006 – Publication director jailed for “defamation”Reporters Without Borders has denounced the incarceration, on 29 June 2006, of Moustapha Sow, publication director of the privately-owned daily “L’Office”, who was sentenced to a six-month prison sentence with no parole for “defaming” a businessman. The Thiès building site case shook Senegalese political life for several months, most notably when the former prime minister and mayor of the city, Idrissa Seck, was imprisoned for “corruption”. News Follow the news on Senegal “In Senegal, as elsewhere, journalists pay the price for political crises when the press laws are inappropriate. With the incarceration of Moustapha Sow, we have additional proof that a bad law creates injustice. Throwing a man of the press in prison, on the pretext of alleged defamation, repairs no harm and only serves to satisfy a desire for personal revenge,” said Reporters Without Borders. RSF_en Help by sharing this information July 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 L’Office managing editor freed conditionally pending appeal News RSF decries exceptional press freedom violations in Senegal Sow was arrested by police on 29 June on the basis of a six-month prison sentence pronounced against him by a Dakar court in February. An arrest warrant was issued, but had no effect until his summons to the police station. The journalist is currently detained at the Reubess detention centre. His lawyers have filed a request for his release to the Dakar Appeals Court. Reports Receive email alerts March 5, 2021 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF asks Senegal to amend its new press law Organisation SenegalAfrica SenegalAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Bringing Halloween to Sick Kids at Huntington Children’s Hospital Pasadena

first_imgGiving Back Bringing Halloween to Sick Kids at Huntington Children’s Hospital Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm Business News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img The Helpful Guys in Blue made it a very Helpful Hondaween to the kids at Huntington Children’s Hospital in Pasadena on Tuesday, October 28th by surprising the kids with a not-so-scary Halloween celebration complete with costumes, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and Halloween-themed games.The Guys In Blue set up their Hondaween celebrations by treating kids to various activities, and even provided Hondaween beside kits (filled with toys, stickers, glow in the dark tattoos, masks, fun sunglasses, costumes, and more) to patients unable to join in the playroom.Throughout the month of October, the SoCal Honda Dealers are Spreading Random Acts of Helpfulness by hosting special events for kids at (8) local hospitals and surprising families with thousands of complimentary pumpkins at (24) local pumpkin patches as just another way to be helpful.Learn more about SoCal Honda’s Random Acts of Helpfulness at www.facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers and find real-time updates on https://twitter.com/helpfulhondaTo request a Random Act of Helpfulness visit from the Guys in Blue, please visit http://www.socalhondadealers.com/help-me-honda More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man United’s Maguire gets suspended sentence over brawl on Mykonos Island

first_img“Following the hearing today, I have instructed my legal team with immediate effect to inform the courts we will be appealing,” Maguire said in a statement.”I remain strong and confident regarding our innocence in this matter – if anything myself, family and friends are the victims.”Maguire was arrested, along with brother Joe and friend Christopher Sharman, on Thursday night after a brawl in which two police officers were allegedly assaulted on Mykonos.”What the policemen, who are the victims, are still waiting for is a simple apology from a man who says that he is a champion,” Ioannis Iakovos Paradisis, the lawyer who represented the police officers, told Reuters. Joe Maguire was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, violence against public employees and attempted bribery. Sharman was found guilty of insult, repeated bodily harm and violence against public employees.Both were sentenced to 13 months in prison, suspended for three years.All three men had denied the charges against them.Manchester United captain Maguire, who was released from custody over the weekend, was not present at the trial before a judge on the nearby island of Syros on Tuesday.As the trial went ahead, England coach Gareth Southgate selected Maguire in his squad for next month’s Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark.Maguire is being represented by Greek human rights lawyer Alexis Anagnostakis, whose request for an adjournment was rejected.Anagnostakis told the court that two Albanian men had approached Maguire’s sister Daisy – who fainted immediately after being injected with an unknown substance.The defendants asked to be driven to a hospital, but were instead taken to a police station, he added.A police witness for the prosecution told the court that Maguire attempted to bribe his way out of the situation.”Do you know who I am? I am the captain of Manchester United, I am very rich, I can give you money, I can pay you, please let us go,” the witness told the bench.Former Leicester City player Maguire’s ill-fated trip to the popular Greek holiday island followed his club’s semi-final defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League in Cologne.Maguire has earned 26 England caps since making his debut against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier in 2018.United paid Leicester 80 million pounds ($105 million) – a world record fee for a defender – for Maguire in August 2019 and he was made captain at the start of this year.”It should be noted that the prosecution confirmed the charges and provided their evidence late on the day before the trial, giving the defense team minimal time to digest them and prepare,” United said in a statement.”A request for the case to be adjourned was subsequently denied.”On this basis, along with the substantial body of evidence refuting the charges, Harry Maguire’s legal team will now appeal the verdict, to allow a full and fair hearing at a later date.” England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was handed a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days by a Greek court on Tuesday after he was found guilty of multiple charges following a brawl on the island of Mykonos last Thursday.Court officials said he had been found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after his arrest Mykonos.The 27-year-old England international was one of three people arrested on Thursday after an altercation with police.center_img Topics :last_img read more