News Receive email alerts Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions RSF_en News Another Al-Masdar journalist, Munir Al-Mawari, was sentenced by the special press court on 31 October to two years in prison and lifelong ban on working as a journalist for libelling the president in a May 2009 article headlined “Weapon of mass destruction” that criticised the conduct of the war against Shiite rebels in the north of the country (http://en.rsf.org/yemen-convictions-and-bans-pile-up-03-11-2009,34887.html). The editor, Jubran, was given a one-year suspended jail sentence in the same case, as well as a one-year work ban. Fakri Qassem, the editor of the newspaper Taez-based newspaper Hadith Al-Madena (http://h-almadena.net/), did not show for the court hearing he was ordered to attend on 27 April and is now regarded as a fugitive from justice. The nature of the case that was to have been heard is not known.Artist Fahed Al-Qarni’s trial on a charge of insulting the president in a stage play was postponed by a court in Taez on 27 April until 25 May. He was already sentenced to 18 months in prison and a fine of 500,000 rials on 9 September 2008 on the same charge before being pardoned by the president. That has not stopped the authorities from prosecuting him again, as they did with the journalist Abdelkarim Al-Khaiwani. Al-Qarni is meanwhile also being prosecuted by the culture ministry in Sanaa for distributing recording and distributing satirical songs without a permit. The cassettes were confiscated.The newspaper Al-Tajamu’ is meanwhile being prosecuted on charges of inciting regionalism and threatening national unity.The trial of Mohamed Al-Maqalih, the editor of the opposition Socialist Party’s news website, Al-Eshteraki, was adjourned indefinitely on 18 April. The trial of two other journalists – Fouad Rashid, editor of the Al Mukalla Press website (arrested on 4 May 2009) and Salah Al-Saqladi, the editor of the Adengulf website (arrested his Aden home on 18 June 2009 – is due to begin on 23 May. Ahmed Al-Rabizi, an activist arrested in Aden on 12 May 2009, will go on trial with them. YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 11, 2021 Find out more Al Jazeera correspondent arrested Faysal Mubarak, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Abyân province (southeast of Sanaa), was arrested on 27 April while covering a demonstration marking the 1994 war in the town of Lawdar. The security forces confiscated his camera, video cassettes and mobile phone and held him for several hours in Zinjubar’s main prison before letting him go.Campaign of intimidation (July 2009): http://en.rsf.org/yemen-al-jazeera-journalists-harassed-28-07-2009,33995.htmlSeizure of equipment (11 March 2010): http://en.rsf.org/yemen-authorities-continue-to-harass-15-03-2010,36730.htmlPresident Ali Abdullah Saleh is on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom that was released on 3 May to mark World Press Freedom Day. United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Organisation Follow the news on Yemen May 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists released but another jailed and more trials on the way February 26, 2021 Find out more News Two journalists have been freed in the past 24 hours. Al-Ayyam editor Hani Bashraheel, who was arrested on 6 January, was freed yesterday while Moaz Ashhabi, who was sentenced to a year in prison on 16 January, was freed yesterday. YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information to go further News January 6, 2021 Find out more But a harsh crackdown on independent and opposition media continues, with another journalist, Hossein Al-Leswas, getting a one-year sentence last week and more trials due to be held in the coming weeks.The former editor of the Sanaa Press (http://sanaapress.net/) website and owner of the newspaper Al-Tajdid, Al-Leswas was convicted by Judge Mansur Al-Sha’e of the Sanaa special court for press and publication offences on 2 May for articles about alleged corruption within the Al-Bayda province power company. He was taken from the court to Sanaa’s main prison to begin serving his jail sentence, which will be followed by a one-year ban on working as a journalist. His appeal against his conviction was due to be held on 8 May, but it has been postponed without a new date being set.Al-Leswas, who has specialised in investigation corruption, said he had documents that proved there was corruption within the power company, and he asked the judge to order the two men who had filed the libel suit against him, the head of the company and the provincial governor, to appear in court. The judge refused on the grounds that the court handled only press cases. The authorities did not investigate the corruption allegations.Al-Leswas was physically attacked by the governor’s bodyguards in January 2009 following an article about the governor’s alleged involvement in other cases of corruption.On 3 May, the day after the trial, the Mukhabarat (intelligence services) arrested Abdelsalam Mutabaq, the editor of the Al-Bayda Press website, for calling for Al-Leswas’ release. After being held in a Mukhabarat detention centre, he was transferred to Al-Bayda’s main prison. Upcoming and recent trials The editor of the independent weekly Al-Masdar, Samir Jubran, and four of his journalists – Sami Al-Kaf, Abdelrazeq Al-Jamal, Abelmalek Al-Mathil and Mohammed Al-‘Ala’i – are due to go on trial on 18 May on charges of disturbing public order, inciting regionalism and threatening national unity.
#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email NewsLocal NewsIn tourism’s top twentyBy Alan Jacques – February 28, 2014 695 Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Advertisement Concerns raised over Punches Cross student development Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunCllr Joe LeddinMusic Limerick Previous articleMinister told to speed up help for flood victimsNext articleGAA’s new facility in Dublin has sod turned Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Joe Leddin, GLR and his son Sean. – Picture : Kieran ClancyCITY and County Council members have praised the Great Limerick Run for putting the Mid-West region well and truly on the map.In a presentation to members of the two local authorities’ Cultural and Sporting committees, city councillor and event co-organiser Joe Leddin announced that the sporting event was listed in Failte Ireland’s ‘top 20 national events’ and continues to go from strength to strength.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It’s all about promoting Limerick,” he said.“We had participants from all 32 counties and 23 countries attended in 2013. Last year 11,200 people participated, up 30 per cent from 2012. We also have a target of 12,000 for this year,” he explained.Cllr Michael Hourigan (FG) praised the organisers of the Great Limerick Run.“Little did we know when it started that this would evolve into such a big event. It’s a huge source of income for the region generating €3.5 million for the local economy,” said Cllr Hourigan.County councillor Kevin Sheahan (FF) congratulated Cllr Leddin on the success of the Great Limerick Run. While, county councillor David Moloney (Lab) hailed the May bank holiday event as “a great success story”.“We never hear bad stories, it’s been a fantastic success that speaks for itself. The organisers are continually making improvements and creating positivity. Long may it continue,” said Cllr Moloney.City councillor Cormac Hurley (FG) described the Great Limerick Run as a “great occasion”.County councillor Francis Foley (FF) commented, “It is an excellent event that has created a hugely positive image of the city. Well done to all involved.” Print Facebook WhatsApp read more