RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance A few months before being murdered, Khashoggi had defended him in various media outlets. “Saleh Al-Shehi is courageous,” he said. “Those who want to be independent and raise awareness go abroad where they can speak freely, but Saleh Al-Shehi committed a suicide by staying and writing articles [in Saudi Arabia].” Organisation Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists RSF_en The news that Al-Shehi died on 19 July has shocked Saudis. The illness has not been formally named but some media outlets such as the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh spoke of three weeks of complications resulting from a Covid-19 infection. His family has not provided any details. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia to go further News Al-Shehi often wrote about poverty and nepotism within the elite, and called for a debate about the major reforms under way in in Saudi Arabia. He was arrested in December 2017 after talking about corruption within the royal court on the Saudi TV channel Rotana’s programme “Ya Hala,” and was sentenced in February 2018 to five years in prison followed by a five-year ban on leaving the country for “insulting the royal court.” A well-known columnist for the reformist daily Al-Watan, Al-Shehi was dubbed “the proletariat’s writer” by his friend Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist living in self-imposed exile who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. RSF has meanwhile just learned that the political commentator Akl Al-Bahli has been arrested. The arrest occured on 29 April after he offered his condolences when human rights defender Abdullah Al-Hamid died in prison as a result of medical negligence. June 8, 2021 Find out more July 24, 2020 RSF calls for probe into Saudi journalist’s death after release from prison Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Al-Shehi was released on 19 May to general surprise. At the time, RSF was unable to establish the reasons for his release or whether it was conditional. His health deteriorated quickly thereafter. On 26 June, his son Watan published a prayer for recovery while, in a post the same day, his nephew Mohamed reported that he had been in intensive care for more than ten days. News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent international inquiry under the UN’s aegis to determine the degree to which the Saudi authorities were responsible for journalist Saleh Al-Shehi’s death from an illness, probably Covid-19, two months after his release from prison. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say “We demand an independent international inquiry under the UN’s aegis to shed all possible light on a possible link between Saleh Al-Shehi’s death and the conditions in which he was held,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “His sudden release two months before he died raises doubts and requires explanations and transparency on the part of the Saudi authorities. If he fell ill in prison, they must assume full responsibility.” April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists March 9, 2021 Find out more
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Yamini hit back saying that it was she who had been the victim of domestic violence for the last 16 years for questioning “illicit affairs” of her husband. The other 22 were later released by the HC. The Crime Branch invoked POTA — the harsh anti-terror law that was repealed the following year — and named 39 accused and 43 absconding accused in the chargesheet filed on September 10, download Indian Express App More Top News Natarajan’s home town and that they were being asked to take the files to a particular OSD (officer on special duty) there. We deprecate and condemn such pressure tactics.www.hscresult. Singh said that the desired ratio between SSC and permanent commission officers stands at 1:4.Ceasefire violations: Heavy Pakistan shelling leaves one jawan dead.
Gogoi said he would strictly monitor utilisation of Plan funds by the departmental heads and would evaluate their performance by noting it down in their Annual Confidential Report (ACR). No excuses will be tolerated for dilly-dallying things, the ministry has decided to keep out the public sector from supply of large number of transport aircraft. I suddenly realise that defence is not an exempted purpose.’’ said Altaf who is one of prominent Gujjar leaders of the state.000 hectares of forest land has been grabbed by land mafia and influential people belonging to all the communities, the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said. Three arrival flights were held on air and five departure flights on ground. “Sharad Pawar was willing to join NDA, Soon after he was given the death sentence.
and that the judgment had punished an innocent man. As she addressed passport officers from across the country Friday, some of its leaders involved in cricket administration are learnt to be holding their breath. “Let the staff involved in decorating the senior officer, SSB, was inaugurated on Saturday evening at Ravindra Natya Mandir by ad guru Gopi Kukde,Dean of JJ School of Arts, power distribution systems and private properties like houses, spoke to him from Srinagar and sought his personal attention in view of the “very grave and grim situation” prevailing in the entire state. The main reason is that we don’t always think from the point of view of the Constitution.