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Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice

first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information As Saudis take over G20 presidency, they still hold 32 journalists, RSF says News Receive email alerts The start of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder trial in Istanbul has presented a new chance for justice for his October 2018 assassination. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) monitored the opening hearing, where eight witnesses gave testimony in the case against 20 Saudi nationals who have been indicted in connection with the journalist’s killing. The next hearing has been scheduled for 24 November. News RSF renews call for justice for Jamal Khashoggi with murder trial set to start in Istanbul December 3, 2019 Find out more RSF_en to go further July 1, 2020 Find out more TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation News July 3, 2020 Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice TurkeySaudi ArabiaEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence News RSF’s Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu monitored the 3.5 hour hearing at Istanbul’s Çağlayan court on 3 July, during which Khashoggi’s fiancée Hatice Cengiz addressed the court and eight witnesses gave testimony. New details about the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi’s murder came to light, including testimony from consulate employees about what might have happened to his corpse. “It is an unusual situation when our only hope of justice lies with the Turkish courts, as many press freedom reforms are urgently needed within Turkey, but the opening of this trial is a positive step. We will continue to monitor proceedings closely and call for transparency and adherence to international due process standards,” said Önderoğlu.The 20 Saudi nationals who have been indicted on charges of inciting or carrying out Khashoggi’s murder were tried in absentia, represented by lawyers appointed by the Istanbul Bar Association. The court ruled that the arrest warrants against the suspects would remain open until the next hearing, and it would refresh its correspondence with Interpol about the red notices Turkey had taken out. The court also issued a warning to witnesses who had failed to appear, compelling them to attend the next hearing.UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary killings Agnès Callamard was in attendance, having called for the case to be tried in other jurisdictions – including Turkey – following the miscarriage of justice in the Saudi courts in December 2019. In contrast to the secret court process in Saudi Arabia, a handful of journalists were allowed into the hearing in Istanbul. No diplomatic monitors were present, despite calls from civil society groups for states to send representatives.RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire has called Khashoggi’s assassination “one of the most horrific crimes against a journalist we have ever seen.” RSF remains committed to the pursuit of justice for Jamal Khashoggi and the release of the 32 journalists unjustly jailed in the country.Turkey and Saudi Arabia are respectively ranked 154th and 170th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. RSF took an unprecedented mission to Saudi Arabia to free jailed journalists July 10, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Eagle Raceway’s April 14, 15 Ice Breaker boasts Twice is Nice Challenge

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – The Twice is Nice Challenge returns to the format for season-opening Ice Breaker Challenge at Eagle Raceway April 14 and 15.IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on Friday and for $2,000 to win on Satur­day while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods run for $500 to win both nights.The driver who can win both nights in either division pockets a $1,000 Twice is Nice Challenge bonus, as SportMod driver Lance Borgman did last year.Both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase a $400 top check while Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $150 to win on Friday.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars run for $1,000 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win on Saturday.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance state points will be awarded each night. Special series points will also be given for Saturday’s Sprint Series of Nebraska event.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. on Friday. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults. On Saturday, gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Racing is at 6:30 p.m. Adult admission to the grandstand is $15.More information about the Ice Breaker Challenge, pre­sented by Auto Trans Matic, is available by calling 402 238-2595 and at the www.eagleraceway.com website.last_img read more

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East’s blistering charge wins Scottish title

first_img England’s Stephen East won the Scottish Senior Men’s Open Championship by two shots after a blistering charge in the last round over Glasgow Golf Club’s Killermont course.The senior international from Moortown in Yorkshire was five-under par for his final 10 holes and sped past his rivals for the title, finishing the tournament on three-under.East had been level par after 36-holes and two off the pace, but after eight holes of the final round he had dropped two shots and fallen further back.However, a three-putt for bogey on eight stung him into action and he birdied 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 for a closing 67. “It was nice to do that,” said East, whose win brought him his first Scottish title.He joined senior ranks in 2014 and is fashioning a stellar record with earlier victories in the Spanish, English and Portuguese senior championships.  He also topped the England Golf senior order of merit in his debut year.He adds those titles to earlier wins in the English (three times), British, Portuguese, European and French mid-amateur championships.East’s latest success keeps the Scottish title south of the border after fellow international Richard Partridge’s win in 2015.Click here for full scores 21 Jun 2016 East’s blistering charge wins Scottish title last_img read more

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Reader disagrees with column on Jason Whitlock statements

first_imgDear Mr. Bruce,Today I came across your most recent column that comments on Jason Whitlock and the statements he made in reference to Tony Dungy, Michael Sam, and Michael Vick(http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2014/07/30/inside-conditions-mummers-dance-dungy-sam-and-jason-whitlock/).Admittedly, I am a new reader of yours (this is the first of your columns that I have read), so I am not familiar with your writing style or tone. Hence, I apologize if I am misinterpreting your intent. However, I respectfully disagree with your assertions about Mr. Whitlock and his comments.I have been following Jason Whitlock as a sports journalist for a while now. In the past he has made what I believe to be outlandish and/or contrarian statements for the sake of entertainment, shock value, and stirring the pot of public discussion on sports-related topics. But I think it is a gross mis-characterization to call Mr. Whitlock a “sell-out”, “…the Clarence Thomas of Black sports journalism”, or an “…unofficial representative of the ‘Tea Party’”.Instead, I would argue that Mr. Whitlock is a Black man, in a profession that is currently and historically dominated by White males, who expresses his opinions in an unfiltered way.  I don’t think it’s fair for a Black man who is critical of the statements and/or behaviors of  Black athletes and coaches to be labeled a sell-out.In my opinion, such labels only serve to squash the diversity of opinion within the Black community.We, as Black people have fought for diversity in the sports arena, the workplace, and in the larger society. The willingness to take up this fight was not only based on the personal vested interests Black people have in their own freedom and equality, but also in an inherent understanding that a body constructed of diverse components, makes the unit stronger.A diverse workforce that includes Black workers, managers, and executives makes for a better, stronger workforce.  Clearly the diversity in sports, with the inclusion of Black athletes and coaches, makes for better sporting events.Even, at a basic biological level, it has been scientifically proven that genetic diversity makes a given population and/or a given species stronger. Yet, I regularly witness efforts to squash, condemn, and discourage the diversity of thought and opinion within our own community. Your commentary comes across as one of these efforts.Furthermore, if you look at other statements Mr. Whitlock has made about Black athletes who have transgressed, by word or deed, I think you will find many examples of Mr. Whitlock expressing thoughtful and nuanced opinions.For example, he writes a thoughtful, well-articulated piece critical of Kobe Bryant’s comments on the Trayvon Martin case (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10704715/jason-whitlock-kobe-bryant-trayvon-martin).In addition, on Friday’s PTI (http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=11293068), he condemned Ray Rice’s actions in Rice’s domestic violence case, while also stating that he appreciated the level contrition and the introspective tone of Rice’s recent press conference, calling for the public to be supportive of Rice’s effort to rehabilitate his life.In neither of these cases does Mr. Whitlock sound like someone who is anti-Black or carrying water for Fox News.Admittedly, your commentary hit close to home because, although I don’t agree with Mr. Whitlock on everything he says, many of the sentiments he expresses ring true for me or at least cause me to reconsider my position.Let’s take his stance on Tony Dungy, for example. I have the utmost respect for Tony Dungy. His conduct on the field as a player, as a coach, and as a member of the community all exemplify so many characteristics that make him an admirable human being.  On top of that, Pittsburgh is my hometown and Mr. Dungy’s connection the Steelers only adds to my admiration.However, I think the opinions he expressed about how he would handle a situation like the one involving Michael Sam were wrong — or, at the very least, misguided.  To be fair, I think the opinions of some sports writers and commentators were egregiously off base when they made both implied and direct comparisons between the sentiment of Mr. Dungy’s statements to the attitudes of Jim Crow proponents.Nevertheless, I disagree with the underlying message of Mr. Dungy’s remarks.  That doesn’t take away or diminish the respect I have for him as a man.  I simply think he is wrongheaded on this particular issue.  Does that make me a sell-out?Does expressing such an opinion in public make me Clarence Thomas? I would argue that it just makes me a man with a critical opinion. Nothing more. Nothing less. That is how I view Jason Whitlock and his opinions — even when I disagree with him. Please consider extending him, and those of us who may be like him, the same courtesy.Please note that the criticism in this letter is not intended as an attack on you. I appreciate you, as a Black man voicing his opinion and adding to the public discourse on sports-related social topics.However, I ask that you reconsider the language you use when referring to others in the community who express opinions that differ from yours. I believe that encouraging diverse thought and demonstrating mutual respect will provide our community with the strength it needs to address the many challenges we face in and out of the sports arena.Respectfully,Jason Glennlast_img read more

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