Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en to go further News Reporters Without Borders called today on Tunisian justice and human rights minister Beshir Tekkari to improve the prison conditions of jailed journalist Slim Boukhdir and to review his trial and year-long prison sentence. “His conditions of detention in Sfax prison are not up to international standards,” it said. “He shared a dirty cell with two prisoners who constantly harassed him and has since been put in solitary confinement, which is against Tunisian law and could also seriously damage his mental health.“He has done nothing to justify being put in solitary confinement (under prison regulations), but the authorities may be determined to punish him for what he has written and for his outspokenness. His family is allowed to see him once a week but only briefly (the last time was only for five minutes) and in the presence of the prison governor and several guards who listen to the conversation. The family was not allowed to see him on 24 January, when guards told his wife he did not want to see her, which Boukhdir said later was a lie.“We also deplore his unfair trial by a court in Sakiet Ezzit,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The charges against him must be dropped.” Boukhdir, correspondent of the London-based Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper and the Al-Arabiya TV station’s website, was arrested on 26 November last year and sentenced to a year in prison on 4 December for “insulting a public official,” “offensive behaviour” and “refusing to show identity papers.” He has also written articles for several websites, including Tunisnews and Kantara. Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Follow the news on Tunisia Receive email alerts December 26, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Justice ministry asked to improve prison conditions of dissident journalist Organisation November 12, 2019 Find out more
The home at 35 Constance Ct, Newport.THIS architecturally-designed, waterfront home is going under the hammer for the second time since it was built. Terry McGarry bought 35 Constance Crt, Newport, at auction by chance 17 years ago and has loved calling it home ever since. “I went along to the auction with some other people … and I ended up buying it,” he said. “When I told my wife I’d bought a house she said she quite liked the house we had, but I talked her around.“It’s been 17 years since then and a lot of fun with our three kids growing up there.”The north-facing, four-bedroom home is spread across two levels and has stunning canal views. On the ground floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that flows out to the poolside entertaining area. The home has beautiful views out over the canal.Outside the covered entertainment area and swimming pool overlook the canal and there is a large, fenced front yard and a near-new pontoon. Mr McGarry said his favourite part of the home was the view from the upstairs bedrooms to the bay.“We look right towards the opening of the canals — it’s lovely when the morning sun comes across there,” he said. The property is being marketed by Adam Clark-Lynch from Kindred. The home will be auctioned on May 25 at 6pm. The living areas flows out to the poolside entertaining area.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The kitchen has stone benchtops, walk-in pantry and new Bosch dishwasher and oven. There is also a media room on the ground floor along with an office, the fourth bedroom, a laundry and a bathroom with a six-person cedar sauna. Upstairs is a huge north-facing master bedroom with walk-in robe, reading nook, ensuite with bathtub, shower and separate toilet, and a balcony with views over the swimming pool and canal. The two remaining bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, water views and built-in robes. There is also a lounge room on the second floor and a family bathroom.