Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists

first_img News Turkey, the country where the murder took place, began holding its own trial in July. RSF is registered as in interested party so that it can attend the proceedings, in which those accused are being tried in absentia. News Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. March 9, 2021 Find out more There were 11 defendants at the original trial but the court acquitted three of them for lack of evidence when it issued its verdict in December 2019. They included a close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They also included Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, the deputy head of intelligence, who was suspected of supervising the murder. Organisation “The total of 124 years in prison for those convicted of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder gives the impression that justice has been administered in an appropriate manner, but we must not forget that the trial was held behind closed doors and therefore did not respect basic principles of justice” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “This trial with no public and no journalists has not revealed the truth and has not enabled us to learn what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 and who gave the prior order to commit this state murder. As premeditation was ruled out, we are asked to believe that matters got out of control, but a great deal of evidence demonstrates the contrary. We nonetheless note with satisfaction that the court abandoned the death sentences originally imposed on some of the defendants.” Receive email alerts After a Saudi court today issued final verdicts and sentences on appeal in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case, giving eight unidentified defendants sentences ranging from 7 to 20 years in prison, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its position that only an independent international investigation will be able to render justice in this case. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saycenter_img Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity Help by sharing this information News The Saudi TV channel Al Arabiya reported that, according to the public prosecutor’s office, the five defendants sentenced to death at the original trial were given 20-year jail terms, while the other three were given sentences ranging from 7 to 10 years in prison. In all, the jail sentences totalled 124 years. As in the original trial, the court maintained that the journalist’s murder was not premeditated. Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS June 8, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Saudi Arabia September 7, 2020 Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalistslast_img read more

Police charge two with child endangerment

first_img A man and woman were charged by police during a traffic stop over the weekend after they were found with crack cocaine, a three-year-old child without a safety seat or seat belt securing him.Officers stopped the two around 8:43 a.m. Sunday after seeing them speeding on Reynosa Street before turning north onto College Avenue, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.During a traffic stop, officers identified the driver, 43-year-old David Solis, and the passenger, 32-year-old Kristy Flores, with a 3-year-old child standing up in the back middle seat area of the vehicle unsecured by a seatbelt or safety seat of any kind, the release detailed.Officers also found crack cocaine on top of the front center console, the release stated, and a crack pipe between the center console and front passenger seat.Solis and Flores were charged with endangering a child and possession of cocaine, state jail felonies, and Solis was further charged with no proof of insurance with prior convictions and driving while license invalid, class B misdemeanors.Jail records show Solis was taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center Monday and released the same day on four bonds totaling $23,500, and Flores was taken to the ECLEC Sunday and released Monday on two bonds totaling $30,000. Facebook Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Twitter By admin – April 10, 2018 Pinterest Pinterest Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFruit Salad to Die ForVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Crime Police charge two with child endangermentcenter_img Twitter Local NewsCrime Police charge two with child endangerment WhatsApp Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: April 10Next articleOPD: Man charged after selling drugs with minor admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends WhatsApp David Solis, left; Kristy Floreslast_img read more

Watch Portugal. The Man Play With Local Youth Chorus & Drumline On The Late Show

first_imgLast night, recent Grammy-winners Portugal. The Man made their way to the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater for a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The performance saw the band reach out to the local New York community for some support. They were joined by the BK Steppers, a Brooklyn-based program that aims to “develop a commitment to personal excellence in young people through innovative, quality performance arts education and practical experience in arts-related careers,” and the PS22 Chorus, the historically vibrant and over-achieving 5th-grade choir at Staten Island’s PS22.The chorus sang and danced with excitement as they basked in their opportunity to live in the moment on national TV, and the young but skilled drumline added an extra driving pulse to the tune. The performance on The Late Show coincided with the band’s full performance at Brooklyn Steel on Tuesday evening. Watch Portugal. The Man’s performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below:Portugal. The Man – “Live In The Moment” – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]The Alaskan-native, Portland, OR-based outfit has been one of the hottest bands in the world of late (the fact that their bus literally caught fire recently has ensured plenty of jokes to that effect). They also just announced an extensive new crop of tour dates which will have them on the road throughout much of this year worldwide before finally returning to Alaska for two tour-closing nights in Anchorage.See below for a full list of upcoming Portugal. The Man tour dates. For more information, or to cop your tickets, head to the band’s website.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesFEBRUARY21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris24 London, UK Forum28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Centerlast_img read more