12 Jun

Demonstration at Grand Mosque of Paris in support of Iraq hostage Jill Carroll

first_img January 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Demonstration at Grand Mosque of Paris in support of Iraq hostage Jill Carroll Help by sharing this information Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation With the ultimatum given by the kidnappers of US journalist Jill Carroll due to expire this evening, a demonstration in support of Carroll was held today at the Grand Mosque of Paris by Reporters Without Borders, mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur and former French hostages Florence Aubenas, Roger Auque, Jean-Jacques Le Garrec, Roland Madura and Ivan Cerieix.Calling for Carroll’s release, the participants pointed that today’s demonstration was being held exactly one year after a similar show of support for Aubenas, who was finally freed and was able to take part today, and they said they hoped that today’s appeal would also be heard by those holding Carroll in Iraq.On 17 January, the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al Jazeera broadcast a video of Carroll in captivity and reported that her abductors had threatened to kill her if all the female detainees in Iraq were not freed within 72 hours. The deadline expires this evening.Carroll is a freelance reporter who has been writing for several Jordanian, Italian and US newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor. She was kidnapped by gunmen at about 10 a.m. on 7 January in the west Baghdad neighbourhood of Adel, where she had expected to meet with a Sunni politician, Adnan al-Doulaimi. The body of her interpreter, Allan Enwiyah, was found at the scene of the abduction. He had been shot dead.A total of 55 journalists and 22 media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. Of these 77 victims, 56 (73 per cent) were Iraqi and four (5 per cent) were American.Thirty-five media workers have been abducted since the start of the war. Five of the kidnap victims – four Iraqis (Raeda Wazzan, Houssam Hilal Sarsam, Ahmed Hussein Al Maliki and Ahmed Jabbar Hashim) and an Italian (Enzo Baldoni) – were killed by their abductors. The others were all released safe and sound. Twenty-three of these kidnappings have taken place in or near Baghdad.Jill Carroll is the seventh woman journalist to be kidnapped in Iraq.Despite its name, the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor is not a religious newspaper. It is well known for the quality and thoroughness of both its international and domestic coverage. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq to go further RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 28, 2020 Find out more News News With the ultimatum given by the kidnappers of US journalist Jill Carroll due to expire this evening, a demonstration in support of Carroll was held today at the Grand Mosque of Paris by Reporters Without Borders, mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur and former French hostages Florence Aubenas, Roger Auque, Jean-Jacques Le Garrec, Roland Madura and Ivan Cerieix.last_img read more

4 Jun

Common sense would light up Croom

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleListen: The Last Post News Roundup April 13, 2019Next articleNo sex assault unit in Limerick despite rise in number of victims Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Email €110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme Richard O’Donoghue, Independent. Photo: Cian ReinhardtINDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue has urged Limerick City and County Council to use “common sense” and light up the public road in front of apartments off High Street in Croom.He maintains that the area has suffered a number of ongoing issues because of the lack of public lighting,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a public area serviced by a public road. The ongoing issues are anti-social behaviour, especially at holiday time, constant break-ins in the area, with two more house break-ins and one break-in to a car again this week,” he told the Limerick Post.“The lights are there, wired and working, as agreed with Limerick City and County Council at the time that the apartments were built. Residents signed a petition to block off a roadway at the back of High Street and a light was erected to light the public roadway and agreed with the Council.“Thousands upon thousands have been wasted on investigations by the Council and others when hundreds will fix this. Lives and properties can be saved if common sense is used.“I have made countless representations on this matter. I have met on-site with Gardaí due to anti-social behaviour in the area. Countless man-hours have been wasted in an attempt to resolve this issue and my representations are going around in circles.”Cllr O’Donoghue met on-site last week with residents and the owner of the apartments.“Three poles were erected in the area to light up the public road. I discovered yesterday that the power at the main pillar box at High Street, feeding these three poles, has been disconnected,” he said.He is now calling on the local authority to restore, without any further delay, the power to the three poles lighting this public roadway.“The resources of the Gardaí and the Council can be better spent. Common sense must be used in this instance. For an outlay of little more than €200 per annum this public area could be lit and made safe,” Cllr O’Donoghue declared.There was no response from Limerick City and County Council at the time of going to print. Linkedin Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Printcenter_img Advertisement Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPoliticsCommon sense would light up CroomBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2019 779 TAGSCroomIndependentLimerick CountyLocal Elections 2019local newsNewspoliticsRichard O’Donoghue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick cafe owner calls for injection centres to tackle on-street drug use last_img read more