Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya

first_img June 24, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Libya to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is shocked to learn that Naseeb Miloud Karfana, a TV journalist based in the southern city of Sabha, was murdered on Thursday 29 May. Her body was found together with her fiancé’s in the city’s northern Al-Hay Al-Jadida district. Her throat had been cut and she appeared to have been tortured.Naseeb had worked for the state-owned TV station Libya Al-Wataniya as its programme coordinators in Sabha for the past eight months, the station’s director, Ali Shaniber, said.Karfana left the TV station at about 7 p.m. with her fiancé, who came to collect her in his car, so that they could attend a friend’s wedding together. When she failed to arrive, her mother contacted the TV station, where an employee confirmed that Karfana had left.The authorities have not as yet released any autopsy reports identifying the exact cause of death of the two victims.Relatives said Karfana and her fiancé had recently received repeated threats from an unidentified person. Reporters Without Borders urges the competent authorities to carry out an impartial investigation without delay to identify the motive for this double murder, giving full consideration to the possibility of a link to Karfana’s work. “It is imperative that those responsible for this shocking murder are quickly found and brought to account, in order to end impunity in Libya,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“The environment in which journalists have to work in Libya is becoming increasingly intolerable. According to our tally, there have been more than 60 violations of freedom of information since the start of 2014, including two murders of journalists this week, although the motives for these murders have yet to be established.”Karfana’s murder came just three days after Muftah Buzeid, the editor of the state-owned newspaper Burniq, was gunned down on a central Benghazi street on 26 May (LINK). The situation is now extremely dangerous for journalists in Libya.The government must immediately take concrete and effective measures – executive, legislative and judicial ones – with the aim of containing the growing violence, including violence against the media. The new “free” Libya must accept its national and international obligations as regards freedom of information, expression and opinion. LibyaMiddle East – North Africa News June 2, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman journalist found with throat cut in southern Libya On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information News News News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul LibyaMiddle East – North Africa December 17, 2019 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife announce fourth pregnancy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAaron J. Thornton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kelly Stafford, wife of NFL star Matthew Stafford, shared an announcement about their growing family from the happiest place on earth. The proud parents of three girls shared the news on Sunday that they are expecting a fourth child this summer in an Instagram post with a snap of the family at Disneyland in California.“Got to enjoy one of the most magical places with my husband and three of our kiddos,” Kelly Stafford wrote in the post. Their youngest daughter of three, Hunter, was not pictured. “Baby stafford #4 due this summer (no worries, well before training camp) — We won’t know whether the Stafford kids will continue as a girl squad or if a little brother will enter the craziness until baby is here. Excited and exhausted,” she said. The announcement comes less than a year after the wife of the Detroit Lions quarterback underwent a successful 12-hour surgery last April to remove a brain tumor. Stafford, 30, did not lose hearing or facial functions and shared a first person essay last October with ESPN to highlight the details on her road to recovery, including relearning to walk, battling extreme fatigue and being apart from her daughters.In the essay, Stafford wrote,”[Matthew] was literally by my side at every step.” “I had exercises I needed to do — some of them were seemingly simple, like shaking my head left and right — and Matthew helped me through all of it,” she wrote. April 17, 2020, will mark one year from her surgery, which is how long Stafford said her doctors told her it could take for her to “feel symptom-free and have the same energy” as before. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. March 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife announce fourth pregnancy Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Wisconsin wins despite slower night for Tucker

first_imgBy the time the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team had finished its 29-4 run by the second half of play to bury the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, it was abundantly clear that this team isn’t the “Alando Tucker and friends” show that many have made it out to be.Instead, it was yet another incarnation of the complete-team effort Wisconsin fans have become accustomed to.On a night where the much-ballyhooed Tucker scored just five points and took only one shot, the Badgers still rolled to a 38-point victory, with almost every player on the team contributing points.Though Tucker is undoubtedly Wisconsin’s biggest offensive threat, most dynamic player and the go-to guy on any given night, how well the team can perform when its star is having an off-game will be one of the key factors in how successful UW will be this season. If Saturday’s game is any indication, UW should be fine.Tucker, a pre-season all-conference selection and candidate on the Wooden Award watch-list, didn’t have a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, despite only putting up five points. The junior forward made the only shot he attempted and provided three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of play.”He was getting a lot of attention and some teams are going to do that to him — probably a lot of teams. But there were guys that were open,” Ryan said. “He didn’t have to shoot a lot, other guys were open. There are guys out there who think about awards and how to impress people and things like that. He’s just going to play and do what’s best for the team and I don’t even have to say anything.”One shot was all the star needed to take, as Wisconsin showed the kind of offensive team chemistry that has become the signature of the Bo Ryan era. The Badgers turned the ball over only 11 times, while dishing out 23 assists.As Coastal Carolina tried to keep Wisconsin out of rhythm, changing defenses seemingly every time down the floor, the Badgers were able to calmly swing the ball around the perimeter and into the post for open shots. Thus Tucker, his creativity, and his playmaking skills weren’t necessary, at least not on this night.”He didn’t force anything, but when you are getting the kind of shots we were getting … there was no reason to force anything,” Ryan said.An interesting side note that bodes well for Wisconsin should Tucker have more quiet games like Saturday’s: the Badgers are 15-1 all-time when Tucker scores fewer than 10 points. The only loss came against Illinois last year in the Big Ten tournament championship game, when Tucker was held to nine points.Williams gets quality minutesRedshirt freshman guard DeAaron Williams played a career-high 15 minutes Saturday and made his presence felt, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting while chipping in six boards. Williams was very active and drew the crowd’s applause on several occasions, most notably when the former Illinois slam-dunk champion took to the sky to convert an alley-oop from Michael Flowers in the first-half.”Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have guys who just try to make the most of the minutes that they do get,” Ryan said. “DeAaron just wants to play. He is going to try and take advantage of the minutes he does get, to try and get more minutes.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 18, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, June 18, 2015•6:37 a.m. Officers conducted a Courtesy Motor Vehicle Accident report in the 400 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Bryan C. Tracy, 41, Wellington and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.•10:15 a.m. Officers took a report of an animal welfare check in the 1100 block N. Plum, Wellington by known owners.•5:56 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 1900 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•7:59 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10 p.m. Jackie D. Mashburn, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight and driving in violation of restrictions.last_img read more