Judge’s mandate is not renewed in Jean Dominique murder case

first_img RSF_en News Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice October 11, 2019 Find out more News Follow the news on Haïti The progress of Judge Gassant’s investigation has been constantly obstructed. His naming of Sen. Dany Toussaint, a member of the ruling Fanmi Lavalas party, as the main suspect in the murder, was followed by numerous threats against the judge by grassroots organisations. Several witnesses of the murder have also died in suspicious circumstances that point directly to the police and the Haitian authorities. Gassant was also obliged to conduct his enquiry amid continual police harassment. The last of a long list of these was on 21 December 2001, when a presidential palace security vehicle deliberately crashed into the judge’s car and threatened him with a gun. In a report on the case on 2 April 2001, RSF deplored the fact that the enquiry had several times almost been shelved. In June 2000, Jean Wilner Lalanne, suspected of having been a link between the masterminds of the murder and those who carried it out, died in suspicious circumstances after being arrested. In January 2001, the senate opposed Judge Gassant’s application to question Sen. Toussaint about the murder. June 11, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts HaïtiAmericas Reporters Without Borders (RSF) protested to Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide today against the non-renewal of the investigating judge’s mandate in the Jean Dominique murder case. The judge, Claudy Gassant, was replaced on 23 January by three others, Josua Agnant, Bernard Sainvil and Joachim Saint-Clair. RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to President Aristide that “the murder of Jean Dominique and the numerous obstructions to Judge Gassant’s investigation are a symbol of the impunity that exists in Haiti. With the replacement of Gassant, there is now virtually no hope of finding out the truth about the killing, especially if the authorities continue to block the investigation.” RSF praises the professionalism and seriousness with which Judge Gassant carried out his enquiry in the face of constant threats and pressure. Jean Dominique’s widow, Michèle Montas, and many Haitian journalists’ associations had called for the judge’s mandate to be renewed. News January 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge’s mandate is not renewed in Jean Dominique murder case RSF learns that President Aristide replaced Gassant on 23 January with Judges Josua Agnant, Bernard Sainvil and Joachim Saint-Clair. Gassant, whose term expired on 4 January, has been in the United States since 9 January. He had replaced Judge Jean Sénat Fleury as the investigating judge in September 2000 after Fleury resigned for reasons of personal security. News HaïtiAmericas Organisation Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Jean Dominique, who was well-known for his independence on the air, was gunned down in the courtyard of his radio station, Radio Haiti Inter, on 3 April 2000. Targets of his criticism had included former Duvalierists and soldiers as well as the country’s powerful families (the “bourgeoisie”) and, not long before he died, those he suspected inside Fanmi Lavalas of trying to “divert the movement away from its original ideals.” November 14, 2019 Find out more to go further Another journalist murdered in Haiti Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan

first_img News Receive email alerts News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News June 20, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders newspaper to stop publishing testimony about repression under King Hassan to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 15, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more A Rabat court yesterday ordered the Arabic-language daily Al Jarida Al Oula to stop publishing hitherto unpublished testimony about repression under the late King Hassan II which senior officials gave to an official truth commission called the Equity and Reconciliation Panel (IER).The court issued the order in response to a request by Ahmed Herzenni, an official appointed by King Mohammed to head the Consultative Council for Human Rights (CCDH), which replaced the IER in 2005 and was put in charge of its archives. Herzenni’s application cited a law for the protection of government archives, although the government has not yet issued decrees to implement it.“The court based its order on royal directives, failing to take account of either the substance of the case or even the laws currently in force,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This decision is regrettable and sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.”Al Jarida Al Oula publisher Ali Anouzla said the testimony the newspaper had been publishing – some of it given by people who were very close to King Hassan – had been helping to lift the veil on the former regime’s human rights abuses. “These documents do not contain state secrets and are not classified as public archives either,” Anouzla said, announcing his intention to appeal. “This ruling is incomprehensible as there is no law that says they cannot be published.”Al Jarida Al Oula lawyer Hassan Semlali told Reporters Without Borders that the Rabat court should have declared that it had no jurisdiction and transferred the case to Casablanca, where the newspaper is based. Only cases tried under the press law can be heard by a court in any of the places where the newspaper is distributed, he pointed out.Herzenni announced his intention to bring an action against the newspaper in a statement on 11 June. “In view of this persistence in violating public property with complete contempt for the law, we inform the public that the Council has decided to apply for a summary order to force the newspaper to stop publishing testimony intended to be a rich resource for serious researchers and not the subject of competition between journalists seeking a scoop.”A total of four previously unpublished testimonies were published in Al Jarida Al Oula before yesterday’s court order. Launched on 19 May, the newspaper has a print run of 30,000. Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Help by sharing this information last_img read more

The Shade Store Throws a Party

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff 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. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img The Shade Store in Pasadena threw a Grand Opening Party to celebrate their new Pasadena showroom. If you are not familiar with The Shade Store, what better way to get acquainted.The Shade Store offers consumers the finest quality custom window treatments in a simple, straightforward process that makes custom easy and affordable. Consultants Christi, Meghan, Kathy and Mariko were on hand to make sure all your window treatment questions were answered as well as to make sure you had plenty to nosh and drink.Speaking of nosh, a delightful spread of Wraps, Hummus and Baklava oh my, was provided by Father Nature Lavash Wraps. I must say, some of the finest and freshest Mediterranean fare I have had the pleasure to nosh on.As good as the nosh was, the real star of the evening was The Shade Store itself. The store offers the consumer a bright well-lit interior and atmosphere with which to browse, touch and feel your way to window treatment bliss. And oh yeah, the staff will take good care of you!The Shade Store Pasadena, 133 West Colorado Blvd., (800) 754-1455 or visit theshadestore.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Gatherings The Shade Store Throws a Party From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 | 2:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more