Statement Report – Antochi http://antochi.ro/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:52:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://antochi.ro/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Statement Report – Antochi http://antochi.ro/ 32 32 In Assam, winner Padma detained for alleged rape of child in foster care https://antochi.ro/in-assam-winner-padma-detained-for-alleged-rape-of-child-in-foster-care/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 07:03:16 +0000 https://antochi.ro/in-assam-winner-padma-detained-for-alleged-rape-of-child-in-foster-care/ A Padma laureate was convicted under the POCSO law for allegedly raping a minor while she was placed with her foster family. Based on a complaint from a chief judicial magistrate who was informed by the District Legal Services Authority (DSLA) on December 17, Assam police registered an FIR against the man the next day, […]]]>

A Padma laureate was convicted under the POCSO law for allegedly raping a minor while she was placed with her foster family.

Based on a complaint from a chief judicial magistrate who was informed by the District Legal Services Authority (DSLA) on December 17, Assam police registered an FIR against the man the next day, citing articles of the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act. .

“We cannot comment on it as it is a pending case, but the investigation is open,” said a police officer investigating the case.

Following the FIR, the man appealed to the High Court in Gauhati, asking for bail before the arrest. On December 28, he was granted provisional bail and the court requested the diary of the case on January 7.

In his order, Judge Arun Dev Choudhury said the alleged offense was “of a serious nature”. However, provisional bail was granted, given the “applicant’s background, his allegation that the current FIR was filed to humiliate and damage his reputation” as well as a counter-petition against the Protection Committee. District Childhood (CWC). .

Noting that the FIR did not “disclose any specific statement” from the victim, the court said that an interim order would be made in “the interests of justice”. He asked the applicant to appear before the police within 7 days.

A police officer said the accused appeared before them and his statement was recorded.

According to FIR, the victim, an inmate at a children’s home, alleged a year-long sexual assault by her adoptive father while she was in her care.

DLSA Secretary Bichitra Dutta said the allegation was “serious”.

“Based on our preliminary findings on the victim impact statement, other witnesses as well as the CWC account, the victim was repeatedly raped for over a year, while she was placed in her foster home, ”she said, adding that“ the findings of the medical examination, conducted as part of the investigation, also prima facie support the allegations ”.

The victim is currently in a children’s home, under special police protection.

According to the FIR, the victim was placed in the defendant’s foster family for a period of one year (in August 2020) on the condition that it must be renewed.

The FIR alleged that the accused did not renew the act of placing the child or place the child before the CWC at the end of the year despite multiple reminders from the CWC.

On October 28 of this year, the accused produced two children (including the victim) before the CWC, but the CWC “could not come to any decision on the renewal of the foster care” and brought them down. sent to a children’s home.

According to the FIR, the problem first emerged when CWC members approached DSLA’s Dutta on November 30 with the victim impact statement, asking them to help them with available legal remedies.

The DSLA guided them and sent a letter to the president of the CWC on December 8, requesting a report on the actions taken.

When no report was submitted by December 15, the DSLA sent a show cause notice to the CWC on December 16, “taking into account the inaction of the CWC” and taking into account the “nature and severity of the allegations “. The DSLA subsequently opened a preliminary investigation into the case, recording the victim impact statement and ordering a medical examination. The victim’s medical report, according to FIR, clearly showed signs of sexual assault.

Lead lawyer AM Bora, counsel for the accused, said: “There is a context in this case, and it is very important. The CWC sent several foster daughters into his and his wife’s care for several years due to its philanthropic nature. He took care of a lot of children.

“However, a conflict had arisen between the CWC and him when he asked them to reimburse him for the money used for the treatment of the other child in his care… There is much more to this matter, and this is that’s why he was granted interim bail, even in a case like POCSO, ”Bora said.

According to the court order, S Zahan, additional prosecutor for Assam, said a person’s “social status” should not be taken into consideration in a case involving such allegations.

A CWC official said: “There was no intentional delay on our part. We are only a five member committee and our term already expired on August 31, 2021. This was a big business and all the members were in different places in the district so it took some time.


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Pentagon chief Austin says he tested positive for COVID | New policies https://antochi.ro/pentagon-chief-austin-says-he-tested-positive-for-covid-new-policies/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 02:27:00 +0000 https://antochi.ro/pentagon-chief-austin-says-he-tested-positive-for-covid-new-policies/ WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was showing mild symptoms during home quarantine. In a statement on Sunday evening, Austin said he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually over the coming week “as far as possible.” He said Assistant Secretary Kathleen Hicks […]]]>

WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was showing mild symptoms during home quarantine.

In a statement on Sunday evening, Austin said he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually over the coming week “as far as possible.” He said Assistant Secretary Kathleen Hicks would represent him in appropriate cases.

Austin said he last met President Joe Biden on December 21, more than a week before he started to experience symptoms, and that he tested negative on the morning of that day- the.

“I have informed my management team of my positive test result, as well as the President,” Austin said. “My staff have started tracing contacts and testing everyone I have come in contact with over the past week.”

Austin, 68, said he was fully vaccinated and received a booster in October. He said he requested a test on Sunday morning after experiencing symptoms while at home on leave and, given the result, planned to remain in quarantine for five days, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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“Vaccines work and will remain a military medical requirement for our workforce. I continue to encourage everyone who is eligible for a booster shot to get one. It remains a problem of preparation, ”he said.

In October, another member of Biden’s cabinet, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, tested positive for COVID-19.

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Statement attributable to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Sudan – on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of the independence of the Sudan – Sudan https://antochi.ro/statement-attributable-to-the-special-representative-of-the-secretary-general-for-the-sudan-on-the-occasion-of-the-66th-anniversary-of-the-independence-of-the-sudan-sudan/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 10:14:24 +0000 https://antochi.ro/statement-attributable-to-the-special-representative-of-the-secretary-general-for-the-sudan-on-the-occasion-of-the-66th-anniversary-of-the-independence-of-the-sudan-sudan/ Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Volker Perthes warmly congratulates the Sudanese people on the 66th anniversary of their independence. Today, as the country faces yet another obstacle in the wake of the recent coup on October 25, the Sudanese people’s struggle for freedom and democracy continues. In the context of the current political crisis […]]]>

Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Volker Perthes warmly congratulates the Sudanese people on the 66th anniversary of their independence. Today, as the country faces yet another obstacle in the wake of the recent coup on October 25, the Sudanese people’s struggle for freedom and democracy continues.

In the context of the current political crisis in Sudan, SRSG Perthes welcomes all the steps taken to date to find a solution in order to restore the path of democratic transition. The SRSG believes that there is an urgent need to address the lack of trust between all parties in order to find common ground for a mutually agreed way out of the current crisis. In this context, the use of violence against peaceful protesters, attacks on journalists and violations of press freedom and other violations of basic human rights do not help to create an environment conducive to the reestablishment of peace. peaceful democratic way in Sudan. These violations must end and must be the subject of credible and thorough investigations in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. The SRSG urges the authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly and to allow demonstrators who adhere to non-violence to express themselves freely. Non-violence was a key principle behind the victory of the Sudanese revolution and it continues to be supported by almost all Sudanese who courageously take to the streets to voice their demands.

The United Nations remains committed to helping the Sudanese people achieve their aspirations for a democratic and stable Sudan. The great slogans of the Sudanese revolution (freedom, peace and justice) once inspired the world, and the current resistance to non-violence of the Sudanese people once again inspires all the peace-loving people of the world. We continue to closely monitor the situation and cooperate to help establish the just and peaceful society that the Sudanese people deserve.

To all the people of Sudan, happy 66th anniversary of independence.


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Investigation finds Portland Police Union president leaked confidential report on Hardesty in retaliation https://antochi.ro/investigation-finds-portland-police-union-president-leaked-confidential-report-on-hardesty-in-retaliation/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:39:00 +0000 https://antochi.ro/investigation-finds-portland-police-union-president-leaked-confidential-report-on-hardesty-in-retaliation/ An internal Portland Police Bureau investigation confirmed that an officer and former police union chairman leaked news of a traffic complaint against City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to a reporter from The Oregonian / OregonLive in retaliation for criticizing the officers, according to a document released Thursday. Police quickly discovered that a woman’s report that […]]]>

An internal Portland Police Bureau investigation confirmed that an officer and former police union chairman leaked news of a traffic complaint against City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to a reporter from The Oregonian / OregonLive in retaliation for criticizing the officers, according to a document released Thursday.

Police quickly discovered that a woman’s report that Hardesty hit her car in traffic and did not stop was a case of mistaken identity.

Oregon Public Broadcasting first reported on the findings of the internal investigation into how the media discovered the traffic complaint. The media received an October letter of Home Affairs, Lt. Scott Konczal after the media filed a request for public registration.

According to the letter, Brian Hunzeker, then president of the Portland Police Association, “released confidential information to the media in retaliation for speaking negatively to you about the Portland Police Bureau officers,” Konczal wrote to Hardesty.

Two other officers – Kerri Ottoman and Ken Le – also disclosed information about the investigation to others in violation of department policy, internal investigators have found.

According to the internal investigation, Hunzeker provided information to The Oregonian / OregonLive during a phone call and then provided a screenshot of an emergency call log that showed the motorist’s report.

The internal affairs letter confirms for the first time that Hunzeker disclosed the information as an act of retaliation against Hardesty.

“There were many reasons that Officer Hunzeker cited as the determining factors he shared the information and one of those factors, he admits, was in response to Commissioner Hardesty’s false claim that officers allegedly set ablaze during the civil unrest, ”said Kristina Jones, northern district commander. wrote. The internal affairs investigation was submitted to the city’s Police Review Board in October.

In July, Hardesty said she did not believe the Portland protesters were setting fires in the city and that it was “police action”. She also said that the police sent “saboteurs and provocateurs” into the crowd to justify their use of force. Hardesty quickly apologized for her statements after encountering stiff opposition.

Newsrooms generally do not reveal their sources, other than those they have published. As The Oregonian / OregonLive previously reported, reporter Maxine Bernstein received several reports that Hardesty had been named a suspect during a non-urgent call to police.

After receiving the information, Bernstein immediately contacted Hardesty, then verified with the police office and the mayor’s office that, in fact, Hardesty was under investigation into the alleged hit-and-run. Bernstein then contacted Hardesty through his office, obtained the commissioner’s statement denying any involvement, and included it in his article, published around 11 a.m. on March 4. The Oregonian / OregonLive article was updated throughout the day, including an update to remove an erroneous reference to the victim reported hit and run car license plate.

On the same day, Hardesty was ruled out as a suspect in the accident. The actual driver was a black woman who lives in Vancouver, police and prosecutors have said.

The allegation naming Hardesty was also published that morning by PJ Media, which describes itself as conservative, and on the Facebook page of the Coalition to Save Portland, a political action committee linked to the city’s police union. .

According to the internal police investigation, Ottoman was behind the March 4 leak to Gabriel Johnson, co-founder of the Coalition to Save Portland. Le was found to have leaked the information and a screenshot of the call log to a friend who works as an emergency dispatcher, the letter said, both violating departmental policy.

The investigation did not reveal that race was a motivator for the leaks, according to the letter.

It was not clear what disciplinary action, if any, Hunzeker, Ottoman or Le might face. The internal affairs investigation was submitted to the city’s Police Review Board in October. Once the investigation is complete, this panel will forward the information to the Chief, in consultation with Mayor Ted Wheeler, who acts as the city’s police commissioner. They will have 10 days to make a final decision on the case, depending on city policy.

Sgt. Kevin Allen, a spokesperson for the police bureau, said that despite the letter’s publication, the internal affairs investigation is ongoing and no disciplinary action has been taken.

“The letter of findings is just part of the process and the internal investigation is not complete,” Allen told The Oregonian / OregonLive. “The chief said he was inclined, once the disciplinary decision was made, to take the unusual step of disclosing the results of the internal investigation of a city employee due to the unique circumstances of this case.”

Earlier this month, Hardesty filed a $ 5 million lawsuit against Hunzeker, Ottoman, the police union and the city.

On March 3, a woman named Evelyn Ellis called the Bureau of Emergency Communications hours after saying she was involved in a minor hit-and-run accident with a black woman. Ellis told dispatcher, who is not identified in the lawsuit, that she “swore on her life” that Hardesty hit his Toyota Corolla, leaving a centimeter circle on the bumper, the lawsuit says .

The dispatcher relayed the story to a colleague in violation of city policy, calling the information “Juicy Juicy,” according to the lawsuit. The dispatcher’s colleagues warned the report could be wrong, but the dispatcher said, “Don’t be a crank… in my head, that’s right,” the lawsuit alleged.

The lawsuit also alleged that Hunzeker contacted a stranger reporter for The Oregonian on the evening of March 3 or the morning of March 4 to say that Hardesty had engaged in criminal activity and provided a screenshot of the non-urgent police call. Hunzeker’s alleged actions violated both state law and city policy, according to the lawsuit.

– Kale Williams; kwilliams@oregonian.com; 503-294-4048; @sfkale


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Malaysian Securities Regulator Charges Serba Dinamik, Calls For CEO’s Arrest https://antochi.ro/malaysian-securities-regulator-charges-serba-dinamik-calls-for-ceos-arrest/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 04:14:00 +0000 https://antochi.ro/malaysian-securities-regulator-charges-serba-dinamik-calls-for-ceos-arrest/ KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s securities regulator has said it is seeking to arrest the chief executive of oil and gas services company Serba Dinamik Holdings and has accused company executives of having submitted a false declaration to the country’s stock exchange. Investors are monitoring stock prices in Kuala Lumpur on November 13, 2008. Malaysia […]]]>

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s securities regulator has said it is seeking to arrest the chief executive of oil and gas services company Serba Dinamik Holdings and has accused company executives of having submitted a false declaration to the country’s stock exchange.

Investors are monitoring stock prices in Kuala Lumpur on November 13, 2008. Malaysia is revising rules allowing Islamic financial institutions to short-sell stocks in an effort to improve market liquidity and encourage hedging, said Thursday the market regulatory authority. REUTERS / Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA)

In a statement on Tuesday, the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) also said it had obtained an arrest warrant requesting the arrest by the police of the managing director and managing director of the Serba group, Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah . The regulator said the CEO is “currently on the run”.

Serba declined to comment as police did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reuters was unable to contact Abdul Karim for comment, nor to establish his location.

The regulator said the false statement concerned revenue of 6.014 billion ringgits ($ 1.44 billion) published by Serba in its quarterly report for the period ended December 31, 2020.

The investigation into Serba was launched in May following a report by the external auditor KPMG.

The latter had expressed his concerns about the impossibility of verifying contracts and transactions worth 3.5 billion ringgit with 11 of Serba’s clients. KPMG resigned in June after Serba filed a complaint against him.

KPMG had said it would vigorously challenge any legal proceedings, but declined to comment after resigning as auditor.

Serba appointed EY Consulting in July as a special independent reviewer after the Bursa Malaysia stock exchange issued a directive that the company should review the issues raised by KPMG.

But Serba last month filed a lawsuit against EY Consulting, seeking to prevent it from releasing findings on the group.

Bursa Malaysia and EY Consulting did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Serba’s shares have been suspended since December 15 after defaulting on a $ 222.22 million sukuk. He said in a stock exchange file that the incident could have a significant impact on the group’s financial performance.

($ 1 = 4.1800 ringgits)

Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell


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Holiday retail sales skyrocket as e-commerce posts huge gains https://antochi.ro/holiday-retail-sales-skyrocket-as-e-commerce-posts-huge-gains/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 09:56:00 +0000 https://antochi.ro/holiday-retail-sales-skyrocket-as-e-commerce-posts-huge-gains/ Retail sales in the United States have jumped nearly 11% this season compared to the holiday period in 2019, the year before the pandemic hit the global economy, according to a Mastercard report released on Sunday. The report, Mastercard ExpensesPulse, showed an 8.5% increase in retail sales during the holiday season, set from November 1 […]]]>

Retail sales in the United States have jumped nearly 11% this season compared to the holiday period in 2019, the year before the pandemic hit the global economy, according to a Mastercard report released on Sunday.

The report, Mastercard ExpensesPulse, showed an 8.5% increase in retail sales during the holiday season, set from November 1 to December 24, compared to last year. Figures exclude auto sales.

In-store sales increased 8.1% from a year ago, while e-commerce sales increased 11%. Compared to 2019, before the pandemic led to an explosion in online orders, e-commerce sales jumped more than 61%.

Online sales accounted for 20.9% of all retail sales this year, according to the Mastercard report. In 2019, online sales accounted for just 14.6% of all retail sales, highlighting how the pandemic has accelerated the shift to e-commerce.

In a statement, Steve Sadove, senior advisor to Mastercard, said many Americans had done their Christmas shopping earlier this year. “Buyers were anxious to secure their gifts before the retail rush,” he said, “with conversations regarding supply chain issues and labor supply sending consumers online and in stores en masse “.

Indeed, despite initial fears, holiday shoppers received their gifts for the most part on time, with many purchases being early and in person. Retailers, too, placed orders for merchandise early and tried to avoid other bottlenecks. For their part, delivery companies have increased their hires to cope with the deluge of parcels, which crushed the Post office last year. Almost all of the packages delivered this year by UPS, FedEx and the Postal Service arrived on time or with minimal delays, according to ShipMatrix.

As the holiday season begins Nov. 1 according to Mastercard accounts, Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start to holiday shopping, was crucial for retailers. Black Friday, Mastercard noted, was the top spending day during the holiday season, and spending for the entire long weekend was up 14% from a year ago.


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3 members of K-pop sensation BTS diagnosed with COVID-19 https://antochi.ro/3-members-of-k-pop-sensation-bts-diagnosed-with-covid-19/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 16:07:15 +0000 https://antochi.ro/3-members-of-k-pop-sensation-bts-diagnosed-with-covid-19/ SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Three members of K-pop superstar group BTS were infected with the coronavirus after returning from overseas, their management agency said. RM and Jin were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday evening, Big Hit Music said in a statement. He said earlier that another member, Suga, tested positive for the virus on […]]]>

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Three members of K-pop superstar group BTS were infected with the coronavirus after returning from overseas, their management agency said.

RM and Jin were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday evening, Big Hit Music said in a statement. He said earlier that another member, Suga, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

All three received their second blow in August, the agency said.

BTS is a seven member boyband. The other four members are J-Hope, Jungkook, V and Jimin.

According to the agency, RM has not shown any particular symptoms while Jin has mild symptoms, including a mild fever and undergoes self-treatment at home. The agency said on Friday that Suga had no symptoms and was providing personal care at home as directed by health authorities.

RM had tested negative after returning from the United States earlier this month following his personal schedule there. But he was then diagnosed with the virus ahead of his scheduled release from self-quarantine, the agency said.

After returning to South Korea this month, Jin underwent PCR testing twice – upon arrival and later before his release from self-quarantine – and tested negative each time. But he had flu-like symptoms on Saturday afternoon before having another PRC test which came back positive, the agency said. Media said he also traveled to the United States

Suga, who had a number of personal engagements in the United States during the group’s official leave, was diagnosed with COVID-19 during quarantine after returning from the United States, the agency said.

The agency said it would continue to support the three members in their speedy recovery. He said he would cooperate with requests and guidelines from South Korean health authorities.

Since their debut in 2013, BTS has gained worldwide recognition for its self-produced music and activism, including speaking at the United Nations and publicly speaking out against anti-Asian racism. The group topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts three times in 2020 and were nominated for top music awards like the Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.


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Statement by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Libya – Libya https://antochi.ro/statement-by-the-special-adviser-to-the-secretary-general-on-libya-libya/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 17:34:10 +0000 https://antochi.ro/statement-by-the-special-adviser-to-the-secretary-general-on-libya-libya/ At the request of the Secretary-General, I arrived in Libya on December 12 to lead the United Nations good offices and mediation efforts and engagement with Libyan and international stakeholders to continue the implementation of the three pillars of the dialogue. intra-Libyan: political, security and economic. –and to support the holding of presidential and parliamentary […]]]>

At the request of the Secretary-General, I arrived in Libya on December 12 to lead the United Nations good offices and mediation efforts and engagement with Libyan and international stakeholders to continue the implementation of the three pillars of the dialogue. intra-Libyan: political, security and economic. –and to support the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya. Over the past ten days, I have had the honor of meeting hundreds of people from all parts of Libya, and traveling from Tripoli to Misrata, Sirte and Benghazi. These broad consultations in Libya included meetings with representatives of national and municipal institutions, political, security and civil society actors, as well as election candidates.

I was particularly happy to witness the shift from a discourse of conflict to a discourse of peaceful dialogue. Even those who, last year alone, bore arms against each other continued to rally. Tangible progress has been made since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in October 2020 and the adoption of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum roadmap in November 2020, both facilitated by the United Nations. The ceasefire holds and relative calm reigns throughout the country. I was able to travel on the coastal road between Misrata and Sirte, reopened thanks to the leadership and efforts of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Commission. I had the pleasure of participating in a meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank and his Deputy to discuss concrete steps to fully reunite this vital sovereign institution and look forward to the full implementation of the recommendations from the audit of the two branches of the bank. Despite the many hardships endured by many Libyans, including in southern Libya, and the appeals of those still displaced by the conflict that has torn the country apart over the past 10 years, I have met many Libyans who have regained a sense of normalcy. I have heard stories of separated families finally able to travel to visit relatives, a development made possible by the ceasefire and the resumption of flights and the reopening of roads.

I have also heard time and again the overwhelming desire of Libyans to go to the polls to determine their future and end the long period of transition by holding inclusive, free, fair and credible elections. I have also heard their sincere hopes that the elections must be part of the solution and not part of the problem in Libya, as also noted by the Secretary-General.

On December 22, the High National Electoral Commission announced that despite its technical preparation, it was not able to meet the date of December 24, 2021 set by the political roadmap for national elections. Citing difficulties related to the inadequacies of the electoral legislation and the process of contesting and appeals relating to the eligibility of the candidates, the Commission asked the House of Representatives to set another date for the first round of the presidential election in within thirty days in accordance with the law, while taking the necessary measures to deal with the difficulties encountered in the completion of the electoral process. The United Nations takes note of the Commission’s recommendation to the House of Representatives and welcomes its commitment to the ongoing electoral process and to the continued examination of the candidatures of candidates for parliamentary elections.

I am ready to work with relevant Libyan institutions and the wide range of stakeholders to address these challenges through good offices and mediation. I call on the institutions concerned to honor and support the will of the 2.8 million Libyans who have registered to vote. To contribute to a solution to the political crisis in Libya and to lasting stability, the presidential and legislative elections must take place under appropriate conditions, on an equal footing among all candidates to peacefully end the political transition and transfer power to democratically elected institutions.

The current challenges of the electoral process should in no way be used to undermine the stability and progress made in Libya over the past 15 months. I strongly urge the institutions concerned and all political actors to focus on the electoral process and on creating the political and security conditions to ensure the holding of inclusive, free, fair, peaceful and credible elections, the results of which will be accepted. by all parties.


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Police seek perpetrator who fatally stabbed Drakeo the Ruler at concert https://antochi.ro/police-seek-perpetrator-who-fatally-stabbed-drakeo-the-ruler-at-concert/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 02:09:01 +0000 https://antochi.ro/police-seek-perpetrator-who-fatally-stabbed-drakeo-the-ruler-at-concert/ Hip-hop artist Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed during the Once Upon a Time in LA concert at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday night, a source told The Times. Paramedics responded to a report of a stabbing in Exhibition Park stadium around 8:40 p.m., said Margaret Stewart, public information officer for the Los Angeles […]]]>

Hip-hop artist Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed during the Once Upon a Time in LA concert at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday night, a source told The Times.

Paramedics responded to a report of a stabbing in Exhibition Park stadium around 8:40 p.m., said Margaret Stewart, public information officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department. One person was taken to hospital in critical condition, she said.

The individual has not been identified, but someone with direct knowledge of the incident told The Times that Drakeo the Sovereign was attacked by a group of people.

The rapper was scheduled to perform at the concert, which included lineup consisting of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent.

The rapper, real name Darrell Caldwell, later died of his injuries, according to the source, who requested anonymity to frankly discuss the case.

A source said the video after the stabbing showed people rushing to the stage and security guards trying to end a fight.

Caldwell, 28, was backstage when an argument broke out between several people and he was stabbed, according to the source.

No arrests had been made on Sunday morning, said officer Luis Garcia, spokesperson for the LAPD. “Detectives are still trying to figure things out,” he said.

The California Highway Patrol said it was handling the investigation and asked anyone with information to call the South Division Investigative Services Unit at (323) 644-9550.

Shortly after the stabbing, organizers put an end to the event as patrons moved to exit. The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter that an “incident” had occurred but did not provide details. “The festival ended early. LAPD will be in the area to help [California Highway Patrol] with the investigation, ”the agency said.

The music festival was late. Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform at 8:30 am, but a DJ on the main stage had been playing for about 45 minutes.

Snoop Dogg said in a declaration that he heard about the incident while in his dressing room and chose to leave the festival grounds immediately.

“My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Sovereign,” he wrote. “Nothing negative about it and as one of the many artists I was there to spread positive vibes only in my hometown of LA.”

At around 9:20 a.m., the backstage entrance appeared to be blocked by the police. At least 20 police gathered behind the main stage, where yellow police tape was taped.

At 9:30 p.m., there had been no announcements from the festival organizers.

Police backstage at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday.

(Mikael Wood / Los Angeles Times)

Shortly before midnight, Live Nation released a statement: “There was a backstage altercation on the pavement. Out of respect for those involved and in coordination with local authorities, the artists and organizers decided not to go ahead with the remaining sets, so the festival ended an hour earlier.

Photographer Bridget Arias said she was working backstage at the event, watching George Clinton perform around 8pm, when she heard someone say, “Drakeo was stabbed. Then another person confirmed it and then it was kind of like the monkey game where everyone was rehearsing a version of what was going on.

Soon after, festival security ordered her and others to leave, she said, although in confusion they were still stuck in their car hours later.

Caldwell, from LA, released 10 mixtapes and released his debut studio album earlier this year. He recorded the mixtape “Thank You for Using GTL”, a reference to the prison communications company Global Tel Link, with verses recorded over the phone while being held at the Central Men’s Prison awaiting trial. in connection with the 2016 murder of a 24-year-old man.

Caldwell was acquitted of the murder and attempted murder charges, but LA County prosecutors sought to retry him on charges of conspiring to murder. The second case was ultimately resolved by a plea deal and Caldwell was released in November 2020.

Friends and colleagues of the rapper mourned his death on Sunday.

“We spent the most difficult two years together fighting for his freedom, in the face of life, before releasing a free man a little over a year ago,” wrote attorney John Hamasaki, who defended Drakeo against criminal charges. “Thanks to that, we became friends, then like family. I don’t even know how to start dealing with this.

“He was special, a rightful genius and a kind and caring friend,” journalist Jeff Weiss tweeted. “There are no words to express grief.”



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Indigenous women make up almost half of female prison population, ombudsperson says https://antochi.ro/indigenous-women-make-up-almost-half-of-female-prison-population-ombudsperson-says/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://antochi.ro/indigenous-women-make-up-almost-half-of-female-prison-population-ombudsperson-says/ Indigenous women now make up nearly half of the female prison population in federal prisons, according to a new report from Canada’s Correctional Investigator. Aboriginal people represent approximately 32% of the federal prison population, although they represent less than 5% of the total population. Indigenous women make up 48% of the population in women’s prisons. […]]]>

Indigenous women now make up nearly half of the female prison population in federal prisons, according to a new report from Canada’s Correctional Investigator.

Aboriginal people represent approximately 32% of the federal prison population, although they represent less than 5% of the total population. Indigenous women make up 48% of the population in women’s prisons.

Federal Corrections investigator Ivan Zinger called the situation “appalling and shameful.”

“It’s just a trend always, year after year, in the wrong direction. And that regardless of what various governments have done,” he said.

The Indigenous prison population has grown by about 18% over the past decade, while the number of non-Indigenous inmates has fallen 28% over the same period, according to Zinger’s report.

Cree lawyer Eleanore Sunchild said the increase in numbers is disturbing but not surprising because she does not believe the Canadian justice system views Indigenous peoples as “human beings.”

“These numbers only reflect the ongoing systemic racism and the battle our people face in the criminal justice system,” she said.

Although the percentage of non-Indigenous offenders has declined, Zinger said, there has not been a corresponding drop among Indigenous inmates, as they are more likely to serve longer portions of their sentence and are less likely to get parole or parole.

In an emailed statement, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) said it shares Zinger’s concern and highlighted a number of initiatives he is undertaking, such as healing lodges that offer services culturally. appropriate for Aboriginal offenders.

“We are making progress, but recognize that there is still work to be done. CSC will continue to work with its partners in the criminal justice system and Aboriginal communities to support the rehabilitation of Aboriginal offenders, ”the release said.

Government is not doing enough, critics say

But Zinger and a number of lawyers have said the government needs to go much further.

In the 10 healing lodges operated in part by CSC, there are only 200 places available. Zinger said that was not enough and that the lodges needed more funding.

Marion Buller, who was chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, echoed Zinger’s point.

The final report of the inquiry made 13 recommendations to address the over-incarceration of Indigenous women, including calls for more Indigenous-led, culturally appropriate rehabilitation programs.

“The programming that exists is not available as much as anyone would like, especially inmates,” Buller said. “And the programming that is available most often is not culturally appropriate, and the culturally appropriate programming is underfunded and understaffed.”

Mandatory minimum penalties

Prior to joining the Red Chamber, Senator Kim Pate was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, which works on issues affecting women in the justice system.

She said the government must also examine the underlying causes of the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in federal prisons.

“Just putting in more native programs and services, or saying you’re doing that – and a lot of it has been performative anyway – isn’t going to solve the problem,” she said.

Justice Minister David Lametti cited the recently tabled Bill C-5 – which would reduce a number of mandatory minimum sentences in the Criminal Code – as a tool to tackle the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the prison system.

“C-5 is an important step in addressing the distressing statistics in the Correctional Investigator’s Report,” Lametti said in a press release.

But Pate said the government needs to go further and give judges more discretion over mandatory minimum sentences in cases involving Indigenous offenders.

Sunchild said the government needs to put more emphasis on so-called Gladue reports – sentencing and bail hearing reports that educate judges about the backgrounds of Indigenous offenders, including trauma cases.

“The prisons are full of Indigenous people who are residential school survivors, or children of survivors,” she said.

Zinger said he was optimistic the government would start making meaningful changes. He pointed out that Lametti’s mandate letter – his Prime Minister’s marching orders – instructs him to tackle the over-representation of Indigenous people in prisons.


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