International community must step up pressure on Syrian regime

first_imgNews SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 8, 2021 Find out more Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more August 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International community must step up pressure on Syrian regimecenter_img Organisation News Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders expresses its support for the call that UNHuman Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay is expected to make today duringa closed session of the UN Security Council for the creation of aninternational criminal tribunal to examine Syria’s grave violations ofinternational humanitarian law.The press freedom organization urges the international community tokeep up the pressure on the Syrian regime and President BasharAl-Assad, who recently spoke of “the end of military operations.” Wehave little confidence in this kind of announcement, given the erraticstatements we have come to expect from the regime in the past.Reporters Without Borders also points out that the end of the militaryoperations does not necessarily mean the end of repression.Reporters Without Borders reiterates the urgency of the need to sendinternational observers to Syria. This is indispensable in order toestablish the truth about all the acts of violence that have beentaking place there in recent months.The organization also stresses the primordial role that journalists,both local and foreign, are playing in producing independentlyreported news and information about the events in Syria, especiallythe serious human rights violations. We demand respect for the media’sright to move about the country freely. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law February 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

Limerick shock Tipperary in SHC semi-final

first_imgLimerick have shocked Tipperary in this afternoon’s Munster SHC semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, in front of nearly 20,000 spectators.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Final score Limerick 1-18 Tipperary 1-15For more see this Limerick Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: Donal Ryan says there is a “great buzz” in the squad as the Ladies Footballer’s gear up for Offaly Twitter Facebook Advertisement Previous articleLimerick to host major gaming eventNext articleBody found on outskirts of Limerick city Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Calling all Limerick GAA Clubs WATCH: John Kiely reflects on ‘fair result’ against Tipperary TAGSfeaturedGAAGaelic GroundsMunster SHC semi-finalMusic LimerickTipperary center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Galway Beat Limerick in Free Ridden Salthill Encounter Print Email ICYMI: Billy Lee confirms 40-man Limerick Senior Football Squad for 2021 SportGaaHurlingNewsLimerick shock Tipperary in SHC semi-finalBy Guest Writer – June 9, 2013 682 Talking Points: Limerick’s unbeaten run comes to an end as they prepare for All-Ireland final rematch last_img read more

Guilty plea in high profile child abuse case

first_imgTVNZ News 4 Nov 2011A man has pleaded guilty to two child abuse charges in a high profile case in West Auckland that shocked New Zealanders. The man entered guilty pleas to representative charges of neglect/cruelty of a child, and a representative charge of assault on a child when he appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday. He remains on bail and sentencing is to take place on December 20. The maximum penalty for neglect of a child is five years imprisonment, while the maximum penalty for assault on a child is two years imprisonment. The man’s wife earlier pleaded guilty to 25 child abuse charges.Call for release of inquiry findingsMeanwhile, Family First is calling on the Minister of Social Development Paula Bennett to release the findings of the independent ministerial inquiry into the case. Family First National Director Bob McCoskrie says “the excuse” for not releasing the report earlier was that the case was still in progress. With the guilty pleas of both parents, the Government can now release the report, and should do so immediately, he said. McCoskrie said Family First believes the report will show shortfalls in collaboration and information sharing between government-funded agencies, an insufficient response when there were so many “red flags”, limited resources, and failings in targeting at-risk families and “rotten” parents , McCoskrie said.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/guilty-plea-in-high-profile-child-abuse-case-4503083Father who tormented 9-year-old pleads guiltyNZ Herald 5 Nov 2011The father of a west Auckland girl found hiding in a cupboard after being subjected to months of torture and abuse has pleaded guilty to his part in her horrific ordeal… As a result of the case Social Development Minister Paula Bennett demanded a review and report on the girl’s care. That report has been presented to Ms Bennett, but she has yet to release the findings. She could not comment yesterday, saying it was inappropriate to speak about the case until after the girl’s parents had been sentenced. But advocacy group Family First wanted the report made public. “The excuse for not releasing the report earlier was that the case was still in progress. With the guilty pleas of both parents, the Government can now release the report, and they should do so immediately,” said national director Bob McCoskrie. Mr McCoskrie said the fact that the girl’s family had been involved with CYF, a family support agency, a registered ACC counsellor, a court-appointed psychologist, the child’s court-appointed lawyer and a child and youth mental health service was “ample proof that the ‘bottom-of-the-cliff’ approach” was not working.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10764004last_img read more