NGO coalition says Saudi Arabia must be held to account

first_img News A coalition of more than 160 NGOs, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is demanding concrete measures to end the impunity that Saudi Arabia has until now enjoyed for its many human rights violations, of which journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder on 2 October is just one. The NGO coalition is also asking the UN General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council because the Khashoggi murder is just the latest in a series of systematic human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests and death sentences, of which journalists are often the targets. June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News The more than 160 NGOs are relaying the joint request that RSF, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Committee to Protect Journalists sent to the United Nations secretary-general requesting an independent international enquiry into Khashoggi’s murder. April 28, 2021 Find out more The coalition calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release all political prisoners – including 28 arbitrarily detained journalists and bloggers, portraits of whom RSF has just unveiled – and to respect its international obligations. More details are available in the text of the declaration below. Organisation Help by sharing this information Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodies United NationsViolence center_img News to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesInternational bodies United NationsViolence News Related documents saudi_arabia_-_joint_statement_26_october_2018_fr.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 32.47 KBsaudi_arabia_-_joint_statement_26_october_2018_final.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 21.74 KBsaudi_arabia_-_joint_statement_ar._26_october_2018_ff12.docMSWORD – 123.5 KB RSF_en Follow the news on Saudi Arabia March 9, 2021 Find out more October 26, 2018 NGO coalition says Saudi Arabia must be held to accountlast_img read more


Renowned Singer Al Jarreau Has Passed Away At The Age Of 76

first_imgThe inimitable Al Jarreau has passed away. Just four days ago, the famous singer announced his retirement from touring, following his admittance to the hospital for exhaustion. A message on his social media channels suggested that he was “slowly getting better,” but it seems things took a turn for the worse over the weekend, and Jarreau passed away this morning at the age of 76.Jarreau was a seven-time Grammy Award winner, winning awards in the jazz, pop, and R&B categories. He got his start in the late 1960s as a singer in various jazz bands before he released his debut album in 1975, the internationally successful We Got By. Jarreau would release twenty albums in total over the course of his career, and he toured constantly, performing over fifty concerts in 2016, including an appearance at the White House.To honor of Al Jarreau after a life and career filled with music, check out a few of his greatest moments below. You’ll find his debut album We Got By, arguably his most commercially successful single “We’re In This Love Together”, “Hot News Blues”, a song he recorded with Chick Corea on the album Secret Agent, and “We Are The World”, which features Jarreau as one of the lead voices of the star-studded cast of vocalists (Jarreau delivers the classic line “…and so we all must lend a helping hand.”).“We Got By”“We’re In This Love Together”“Hot News Blues”, Chick Corea feat. Al Jarreau“We Are The World”Rest in Peace, Al Jarreau.last_img read more


Brazilian Contingent in Haiti Lends Support to Regions Most Affected by Hurricane Matthew

first_imgBy Brazilian Ministry of Defense Social Communication Office, with communication from CONTBRAS October 11, 2016 The Brazilian Contingent (CONTBRAS) in Haiti deployed troops to the country’s south, where the most damage was caused due to Hurricane Matthew, from Octiber 4th-7th. More than 450 service members are working on the relief operation to support the victims of the catastrophe in the cities of Les Cayes, Jeremie, Port-Salut, and Camp Perrin, among others. Peace Force members from Brazil’s Infantry Battalion (BRABAT) and Engineering Company (BRAENGCOY) had already preemptively deployed to the country’s south to offer initial assistance in response to the hurricane. During the course of October 7th, a platoon from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Marine Corps Operational Group was the first to arrive in the city of Jeremie. Together with the Brazilian Army’s Engineering Company, they carried out reconnaissance work throughout diverse regions and worked to clear the roadways to allow for the arrival of humanitarian assistance to reach the local people. “All our Marines knew that their main task was not security, but rather the immediate clearing of roadways to allow trucks carrying water and food to reach the affected populations,” stated Brazilian Marine Corps Commander Jose Emilio de Oliveira Rodrigues. The members of CONTBRAS are also carrying out joint tasks with military members from other countries to receive the different donations that are arriving from the international community at the international airport in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, especially, food and water. Members of Brazil’s Air Force are responsible for all the logistics by air; they are transporting the material for the Brazilian Contingent and the humanitarian aid for Haiti. A stretch of about 100 km on Haiti’s southern coast was destroyed by 240 km/hour winds.last_img read more


Sunland’s Abian tower achieves highest apartment resale to date

first_imgThe foyer of the $239m Abian residential tower by Sunland Group in the Brisbane CBD. Inside the apartment at 3601/140 Alice St, Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Caulfield said the property was snapped up by a local family downsizing from a riverfront home at Yeronga.“They’ve been in the market for a little while and what’s unique about Abian is you don’t really notice your neighbour,” he said.“It’s very private up in the sky there.“For a CBD location, it’s an amazing lifestyle.” GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The apartment also includes a separate media room, full sized laundry and a guest powder room.Mr Caulfield said the sale demonstrated the strength of the prestige apartment market in Brisbane despite concerns about an oversupply of lower grade units in the inner-city. An apartment in Sunland Group’s Abian building has sold for $3.9m.AN apartment in Sunland Group’s luxurious new residential tower in Brisbane’s CBD has sold for $3.9 million — the highest resale in the building to date.In a windfall for the vendor, the half-floor sub-penthouse in Sunland Group’s Abian building fetched $240,000 more than he paid for it two years ago.The apartment at 3601/140 Alice Street spans a huge 322 sqm and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three car parks. The view from one of the bedrooms in the apartment at 3601/140 Alice St, Brisbane.The Abian tower, overlooking Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, has attracted buyers such as celebrity chef Matt Moran, who forked out about $1 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad on level four of the building.The 40-level tower features a 24-hour concierge, resort-style pool and spa, plunge pool, sauna, Hammam thermal stone room and steam room.“The facilities in the building are amazing,” Mr Caulfield said.“It’s just a very family-friendly building compared to most inner-city residential buildings.” The view from the living room at 3601/140 Alice St, Brisbane.From the 36th floor on the northeast side of the building, it offers 270 degree views of the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point and South Brisbane.The sale was negotiated by Simon Caulfield and James McKinlay of Place Kangaroo Point after attracting three written offers during an eight-week sales campaign. BRISBANE SUBURBS NO ONE WANTS TO LEAVE SLEEPY SUBURB LANDS $3M-PLUS SALE PEAK REAL ESTATE GROUP BAGS POLICY last_img read more