Website technician gets 45 days in jail, big fine for defaming police

first_img RSF_en Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City DjiboutiAfrica Follow the news on Djibouti Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders regards the jail sentence and heavy fine passed yesterday on news website employee Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh as typical of the way the government hounds critics, including journalists, media employees, social networkers and opposition activists.The prosecutors had nothing on Okieh, who handles the technical aspects of the La Voix de Djibouti website and is in charge of media relations for the National Salvation Union (USN), a coalition of opposition parties. All he did was post images online that embarrassed the police and, by extension, the government.A Djibouti court yesterday sentenced Okieh to 45 days in prison and a fine of 200,000 Djibouti francs (860 euros) for posting photos on his Facebook page of police breaking up an opposition demonstration. It also ordered him to pay 2 million francs (8,600 euros) in damages. December 9, 2020 Find out more News DjiboutiAfrica July 17, 2020 Find out more News Organisation center_img News ——-27.05.2013 – La Voix de Djibouti journalist held for past two weeks over Facebook photosReporters Without Borders calls for the release of Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh, a technician responsible for the news website La Voix de Djibouti, who has been detained since 15 May.Okieh is due to appear in court tomorrow on charges of “insulting a police officer” and “defaming the police.” “The charges against Okieh are baseless,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There is nothing in the prosecution file. All he did was post photos of the police using excessive force to disperse a peaceful demonstration. His arrest is a sign of the regime’s paranoia. We call for the journalist’s immediate release and the withdrawal of all the charges held against him.”Arrested at his Djibouti home, Okieh spent four days in police custody before being transferred to Gabode prison under a court detention order. He was detained for posting photos on his Facebook page that showed police breaking up an opposition protest. The charge of “insulting a police officer” concerns Elmi Daher Miguil, also known as Elmi Gess, who heads the police station in Balbala, a suburb of the capital.When Okieh appeared before a judge for the first time on 21 May, he identified himself both as a journalist with La Voix de Djibouti and as an opposition activist.After his transfer to Gabode prison, La Voix de Djibouti posted this note on its website on 19 May: “We have learned that Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh was the victim of violence during his detention at the police criminal brigade. Maydaneh was subject to inhuman and degrading treatment of an extreme and savage nature for 48 hours.”Djibouti is ranked 167th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says May 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website technician gets 45 days in jail, big fine for defaming police News Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked More information about media freedom in Djibouti.Photograph : Djibouti City (ALEXANDER JOE / AFP) August 4, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alertslast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Shares Full Halloween Show Brought To You By The Letter “P”

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong have always been about the letter P. Between their albums Pleasure and Psychology, and their alliterative band name, there’s always been an affinity for P. After many years, the band finally embraced their P love with a “Brought To You By The Letter P” show on Halloween, fittingly at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.Pigeons treated the capacity crowd to their funky originals, mixed in a number of fan-favorite covers into their show, most of which started with the letter P. Songs included Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City,” The Doors’ “Peace Frog,” Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” Pink Floyd’s “Pigs (3 Different Ones),” Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music,” The Who’s “Pinball Wizard,” Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T.,” and a number of theme songs like “Pink Panther,” “Pinky And The Brain,” “Peanuts” and more!Fortunately, Pigeons has graced us with a full audio recording from this fun-filled performance. Listen in below, and also check out the video of “High As Five > PYT > Pinball Wizard > Praise You > Picture In Picture > Praise You > High As Five” streaming below.<a href=””>2016-10-28 • Paradise Rock Club • Boston, MA by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong</a>Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will resume touring this Thursday, November 10th with Dopapod, and their full tour schedule can be found via the band’s website. The full setlist from this “P”-Themed Halloween can be seen below.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA – 10/28/16PorcupineParadise City* > Penguins > Peace Frog* > War Pigs*% > Pigs (3 Different Ones)*# > War Pigs > Peace Frog > People Say*^ > Play That Funky Music^” > Pick Up The Pieces^”” > Play That Funky Music^ > Pick Up The Pieces^Pop OffPoseidon > Pink Panther > Pinky And The Brain* > Pink Panther > PoseidonHorizonDoc > Po-Jama People~ > DocHigh As Five > PYT* > Pinball Wizard* > Praise You* > Picture In Picture* > Praise You > High As FiveSpacejam > The Hop > F.U. > P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)*^ > F.U.^The LiquidE. Pigs On The Wing* > Julia > Peanuts* > JuliaNotes:“Brought To You By The Letter P” Halloween Night 1* First time played% w/ Paint It Black and Power Rangers teases# w/ Phantom Of The Opera teases^ w/ “Lee Ross” Neckritz on sax” Last time played 12/31/2012“” Last time played 5/30/2014~ Last time played 3/28/2012last_img read more