Jail terms and heavy fines for two Somaliland journalists

first_img SomaliaAfrica News March 2, 2021 Find out more Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the long jail sentences that a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the autonomous northwestern region of Somaliland, imposed yesterday on Hassan Hussein Abdullahi, the editor of the Hargeisa-based daily Hubaal, and Mohamed Ahmed Jama, the newspaper’s manager.Abdullahi was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 2 million Somaliland shillings (1,100 euros) and Jama was sentenced to a year in prison and a fine of 1 million Somaliland shillings (550 euros) for allegedly libelling foreign diplomats and Somaliland’s president.“The jailing of Abdullahi and Jama is a gross violation of freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This decision by Somaliland’s judicial authorities violates the region’s legislation, which stipulates that media offences must be tried before a civil court, not a criminal one.“The way the judicial authorities and police have worked together to gag outspoken journalists with complete impunity is deplorable and unacceptable. We condemn this campaign of harassment by Somaliland’s authorities against the region’s media and we call for the immediate and unconditional release of these two Hubaal journalists.”Omar Faruk Osman, the secretary-general of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), described the sentences as among the severest every passed on journalists in Somalia.Abdullahi (who is also known as Keefkeef) and Jama were convicted on charges of defamation, falsification and publishing false news in connection with two articles published in the newspaper.One, published on 21 January, accused Hargeisa-based Ethiopian diplomats of smuggling drugs. The other, published on 10 June, reported that Somaliland President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo was in poor health and had relinquished responsibilities to the state minister for presidency.On 17 June, NUSOJ issued a statement criticising the closure of the Hubaal Media Group, which publishes Hubaal and an English-language weekly, The Independent. It was closed under a Hargeisa court order issued on 11 June at justice minister Adan Ahmed Musa’s request.NUSOJ also reported that two gunmen attacked Hubaal’s offices on 24 April, when Jama and two colleagues were present, and a ricocheting bullet injured Jama’s right hand during the attack. One of the gunmen was formally identified as a Hargeisa police officer, Ahmed Hashi Hassan, but no action was taken against him.Abdullahi and Jama were placed in Hargeisa prison at 10 p.m. yesterday. Their lawyer, Adburahaman Mohamoud, said they would appeal against their conviction. Hubaal meanwhile remains closed.Somalia is ranked 175th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. More information about media freedom in Somalia. Photograph: Prison in Hargeisa, Somaliland (Simon Maina / AFP) RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News Help by sharing this information February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somaliacenter_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region News July 4, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jail terms and heavy fines for two Somaliland journalists SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en Newslast_img read more

Burrito Express Offers New Menu Items, Plus Popular “Shavie Shack”

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Restaurant Cover Column 3 Burrito Express Offers New Menu Items, Plus Popular “Shavie Shack” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 3:54 pm 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 Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Burrito Fish TacoBurrito Express Shavie ShackBurrito Express has been operating since 1978 and owner Wil Orozco says they continue to use the original time-taste-tested recipes that they’ve been using since the beginning.Though the menu usually remains the same, once in a special while they add an item or two. (Most recently in the last five years we’ve added Carne Asada to our meat choices and Tortas to our menu, Orozco says.)This year Burrito Express is launching something new: Fish Tacos!“We’re taking Alaskan Pollock and dipping it in our beer batter and frying it in Canola oil to a golden crisp. We then top it with cabbage, tomatoes and our own white sauce and wrap it in 2 corn tortillas,” Orozco says.They’re also offering a Fish Burrito, which has the fish, beans, cabbage, tomatoes and our white sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.“We are offering them for a limited time at his point, but if they’re received well, we may keep them on permanently,” he says.Spring is here, and May is just around the corner, which means also that summer is close too. In May Burrito Express opens up their popular “Shavie Shack” and bring back “Shavies” for the summer.What is a â€œShavie”?“Well, we take a block of ice and shave it to a soft snow consistency that just melts in your mouth,” says Orozco. “There’s ice cream at the bottom and we have 18 syrup flavors to pour onto the ice. Top it off with one of our toppings and you have an amazing treat.”During May Shavies are offered only on the weekends Fridays 5:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 12:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m. then in June, Monday thru Friday 5:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.until Summer is over.Burrito Express is located at 1597 E Washington Blvd., Pasadena.For more visit http://burritoexpresspasadena.com/ or call (626) 798-0844. 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newslast_img read more

Listen To Break Science’s Exciting New Mix Of “Reno” From The Brooklyn Bowl [Premiere]

first_imgThere’s no denying the excitement that comes along with a Break Science show. The fusion between Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee never fails to incite a dance party celebration, with in-the-pocket grooves that leave the whole crowd wanting more.The duo are set to host two Live Band performances at the Brooklyn Bowl this weekend, with Jesus Coomes, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis contributing to the musical fusion. The two shows, on December 16th with Exmag and Chris Karns and December 17th, with Jaw Gems and Chris Karns, are sure to be power packed with great hip hop influenced grooves throughout the weekend.In anticipation of the upcoming Bowl shows, the band members looked back to their last performance at the famed Brooklyn venue and found a great track to share. The two offered up a new mix on their classic Break Science jam “Reno,” delivered with a uniquely dreamlike approach. Says Deitch, “We released our newest mix of Reno because it’s an old school classic BrkSci track. We believe the fans that have stuck with us over the years deserve that chill fire we’ve been developing during our career. We never fit into a major category of Electronic music because our tastes are not influenced by trends. This one is for the true heads that wanna bop their head while having the sonic textures envelope them into a dream like state…”You can catch the newest BrkSci mix of “Reno” in the player below.We can’t wait to get down with the Break Science Live Band this weekend! For tickets and more information about the shows, click here for December 16th, and click here for December 17th.last_img read more