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Thread: Leading press freedom organisations FPU,RSF & CPJ will convene the final Case Hearing of the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists on 16&17 May in The Hague

The Syrian Govt has been indicted for neglecting to protect journalists from harm
The Tribunal’s Lead Prosecutor, Almudena Bernabeu has investigated the conduct of the Syrian government in the case of the murder of journalist Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Hearing is organised in partnership with the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression

This is the case:
During the first day, the Prosecutor will hear witnesses on the context of impunity for crimes against journalists in Syria.

The second day is dedicated to the murder of Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Prosecutor presents the evidence collected and hears witnesses.
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Thread: Leading press freedom organisations FPU, RSF & CPJ will convene the next Case Hearing of the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists on 12&13 May in The Hague

The Sri Lanka Govt has been indicted for failing to protect journalists from harm
The Tribunal’s Lead Prosecutor, Almudena Bernabeu has investigated the conduct of the Sri Lankan government in the case of the unsolved murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge. The indictment alleges the government’s complicity in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge.
During the first day, the Prosecutor will hear witnesses on the context of impunity for crimes against journalists in Sri Lanka.

The second day is dedicated to the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge in 2009. The Prosecutor presents the evidence collected and hears witnesses
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🚨 BREAKING: UN experts say Israel’s housing policies in occupied Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem, amount to racial segregation.

Similarly, on 30 March 2022, The Human Rights Committee expressed its deep concerns about Israel's discriminatory laws, policies & practices, including structural discrimination & racial segregation.

Also, on 21 March 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT, Prof. @MichaelLynk5 concluded that Israel is committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid against the Palestinians.

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🚨 BREAKING: The Human Rights Committee issues its concluding observation on Israel's 5th periodic report, expressing its deep concerns about Israel's discriminatory laws, policies & practices, including structural discrimination & racial segregation, i.e., APARTHIED.

THREAD 🧵 https://tbinternet.ohchr.or...
1. Although the Committee didn't explicitly mention Aparthied, everything in its report did. For example, it reiterated the 2020 recommendations of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. I will provide some highlights here but make sure to read the 11-page doc. https://documents-dds-ny.un...
2. The Committee reaffirmed the applicability of the ICCPR on the OPT including in situations of occupation. It further called on Israel to interpret the ICCPR in "good faith" and to review its legal position of non-applicability. Image
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There’re many Nigerians stuck abroad living in abject poverty & horrendous impecuniosity. Some of them were once professionals & mildly educated for self sustenance until the need to declare their insolvency. It even gets worse with the current pandemic induced hardship for most.
But this doesn’t excuse criminality in any clime.

Nigeria being a dystopian society, where the electorates are easily swayed by falsehood to the point of stampeding the worst of souls into public office, people stranded abroad often get unmerited awards from the ruining class.
This is why you’ll find a sitting Governor illegally Award Contract to stranded souls at the expense of the suffering masses in his state as part of his strings of failure in office.

It doesn’t take the study of psychology to find such worthless souls spread falsehood…
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It is unfortunate that the IG of @PoliceNG is drowning in confusion in the cocoon of corrupt felons he has found himself at the Force HQ. The Police Act 2020 was clear on the mandate of the @PoliceNG_CRU but corruption is fighting back within the system.
This week alone @SIAF_NG has recovered over N2M from kidnappers within the police system in Lagos not to mention Delta, Benin and cases from other states. This was what citizens widely protested against during the #EndSARS protest of 2020. Instead of waiting for NEC to act…
…The forces of corruption around the IGP have been hell bent on destroying the Police Complaint Unit with administrative road blocks to cover up the crimes of their colleagues. Reports have been blocked from reaching the IG & now they are launching a parallel complaint committee
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🚨 November 2 is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists and #GIJC21 is joining with @UNESCO and others to mark the occasion with this panel and a full track of sessions on safety and security.

💡 The panel is starting shortly. Join us or follow here!
@UNESCO @laurentrichard0 @kavithalankesh @Jos_Bartman Attacks on journalists deprive many people of their right to information. Therefore, we must regard these attacks as attacks on democracy, says @Jos_Bartman, who investigates crimes against reporters with @freepressunltd.
In many countries, there is confusion about the role of journalists, says @laurentrichard0 of @FbdnStories. This makes it more dangerous to be a reporter. News organizations need to earn the trust of their audiences and show them they are working in the public interest.
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🎉 Welcome to Day 2 of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference!

📣 Today is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists.

👇 We mark this at #GIJC21 with an array of sessions on combating attacks on journalists and new tools for safety and security.
Headlining a full track on journalist safety at #GIJC21, this panel assembles investigators, including @laurentrichard0, @kavithalankesh, @Jos_Bartman, @daddyhope, Roman Anin, and Deborah Nelson. They track down those behind attacks, spying, and harassment on the press.
Climate change will be the story of the 21st century. @hans_nich, @margosmit1, @naberacka, and @gufalei, offer tips on how to follow the money, methane, and maneuvers of embedded interests.
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61/. Human rights lawyer & husband of ex-PM, Cherie Blair has been revealed as ‘ethics advisor’ to NSO, the Israeli firm that sold #PegasusSpyware to human rights abusing govts

NSO are implicated in facilitating the murder of Jamal Kashoggi. #Pegasus…
62/. On Saturday, we mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia

At the time, she was investigating the Panama Papers & links btw SCL/#CambridgeAnalytica & Henley Ptnrs

There are vigils in Malta & London

@Europarl_EN has a journalism award in her honour. ImageImageImageImage
63/. In times of greater repression the job of journalists becomes more vital than ever: more vital & more dangerous

It’s in the interest of the corrupt & powerful to silence effective media

Today we mark 4 years since the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia
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BREAKING: People’s Tribunal to indict governments, seeking justice for murdered journalists.
Press freedom groups @freepressunltd, @pressfreedom & @RSF_inter are launching The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists to #EndImpunity. More: 1/
Since 1992, more than 1400 journalists have been killed. In 8/10 cases, the killers go free. The persistently high level of impunity perpetuates a cycle of violence against journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression. So we are stepping in. 2/
The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists will indict the governments of Sri Lanka, Mexico and Syria for failing to deliver justice for the murders of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, and Nabil Al-Sharbaji.

#EndImpunity 3/
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24/. It may be tempting to frame this as “a battle btw democracies & autocracies” BUT the problem of malign surveillance is inseparable from the wider assaults on our privacy that are intrinsic to our daily online life.
#Pegasus #PegasusProject @NewYorker… ImageImageImageImage
25/. “My work to expose the crimes of the Saudi regime led to a hacking attempt on my phone. Today, I am overwhelmed by feelings of vulnerability & intrusion.”

Analyst @MadawiDr, on how #PegasusProject findings have affected her. #Pegasus @declassifiedUK…
26/. Alarmed by #PegasusProject revelations that #Pegasus has been used to facilitate worldwide human rights violations on a mass scale, 146 NGOs call on states to implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance technology… Image
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1/. Gross press freedom violations revealed by #PegasusProject can’t be met with impunity

Govts & agencies who’ve spied on journalists must provide answers on this misuse of NSO technology #Pegasus #PegasusSnoopgate @amnesty @globalfreemedia @pressfreedom…
2/. Journalists, MPs & human rights activists were selected as targets for surveillance by authoritarian regimes

#Pegasus is the spyware developed, marketed & licensed to govts around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group.
@citizenlab #PegasusProject
3/. In the months before he died & a year after his murder, people associated with Jamal Khashoggi, were selected for potential surveillance by clients of NSO

Hungary’s far-right govt is suspected of hacking phones of journalists & targeting owners
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In October 2019, #Iraq protested against the gov, political parties, that had failed to build a state for the Iraqi people. Unemployment in Iraq is more than 40% and the poverty rate has reached more than 31%, according to MOP , due to massive corruption,
and according to the recent statement of the @BarhamSalih , there are a thousand billion dollars looted. In this country, when the people came out to demonstrate against the government and militias, they stood against the Iraqi people with the utmost repression.
More than 800 people were killed in the protests, and more than 20,000 people were injured. After the resignation of @IraqiGovt headed by @AdilAbdAlMahdi and @MAKadhimi became prime minister, the Iraqis waited for Al-Kazemi to do something for them,
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In light of GOP's evisceration of Impeachment, abdicating all responsibility, I did a thing:

An Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The elimination of impeachment of the Chief Executive and the establishment of the Office of Governor General as Chief Executive.
1/ In recent years the Dep't of Justice has failed to indict a sitting President for criminal misconduct and Congress has declined to convict upon impeachment, for a President facing a re-election, and a former president having lost faith with the electorate and lost re-election.
2/ Whereas the Congress of the United States has acted repeatedly to deny any accountability for the President of the US, even beyond failing to convict in trials upon Impeachments. but rejecting the concept that the process serves a valuable purpose in our system; #TrumpTrial
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My Crazy Thoughts On #Lekki

When the #EndSARS protests began, no one mentioned President @MBuhari

But, just like aides of Governor @senatorbenayade often find a way to make others opinions seem like direct attacks on their principal, apologists and handlers of the @NGRPresident did same.
Minister Lai Mohammed succeeded in selling the narrative to the press that protests were hijacked and it was bought hook, line and sinker! What a spin! That was to justify what will happen next especially as the seemingly facelessness of the protests made negotiations difficult!
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1. Anybody who is protesting currently and demanding for @MBuhari ,a democratically elected government we,majority of Nigerians elected in 2019 to step down is mad!
I am saying again, your wish for the So called "Arab Spring" is dead on arrival!!!
2. From Egypt to Libya, Algeria,Syria & recently Sudan,the leaders of those countries spent over 20 to 30yrs ,they were dictators that kept changing the democratic goal post and changing the constitution to perpetuate themselves in power.
Majority of us came out last year to vote
3. For him. You have a right to demand for #ReformTheNigeriaPolice ,#EndSARS #EndImpunity and #DemandGoodGovernance but the candidate you support can't loose an election and you see this protest as an opportunity to remove my own candidate the majority elected democratically .
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Today is DAY 9 of #EndSARSProtest, as aggrieved Nigerian youths continue to yearn for a holistic #PoliceReforms.

At least, 90% of @PoliceNG contacts with ordinary Nigerians, which sparked the ongoing protests, occur on roadways, with motorists. Image
2/ Having critically examined the contending issues behind the #EndSARSProtest, in this thread, I'll bare my mind on 5 Major Keys to rewiring Nigeria.

@NigeriaGov must look into:
- Central Database
- Policing System
- Justice System
- Road Infrastructure
- Transport Ministry ImageImageImageImage
3/ On October 11, in a thread, I bared my mind on how the Police in saner climes, e.g., U.S., make traffic stops across roadways, according to best global practices, as opposed to how @PoliceNG make traffic stops at their roadblocks of extortion. Read👇

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Distinguished, an Advocacy like ours can’t be hijacked. It will outlive all of us. Your protest is your right but if you choose to commercialize it & exchange it for Jollof rice on the Highway, that choice, people like us will have to respect. Cheers
I may not agree with the opportunists exploiting your vulnerability but I will forever support your rights to express your discontent. All I am saying is that we shouldn’t inconvenience others and make things worse. People’s businesses are suffering as we dance on the precipice.
Trust me I understand. There’s so much despair and our youth have nothing to lose. Unfortunately, our authorities are using old tactics to engage a new generation that is far more exposed than their rulers. You can’t divide us with religion, politics and ethnicity like before.
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In #Russia, 14 yrs ago today, #journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead in Moscow. She was known for critical coverage of Chechnya, Caucasus. Russia is a country with one of the highest rates of impunity in murders of #journalists #EndImpunity…
At least 38 #journalists have been murdered in direct retaliation for their #journalism in #Russia since 1992 when @pressfreedom started keeping the record. 20 more were killed in crossfire or dangerous assignments…
Only in 2 cases out of 38 murders of journalists, full justice was achieved. #AnnaPolitkovskaya 's case is not one of them. #EndImpunity…
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SARS Operatives Still On Roads, Defying IGP’s Orders, Nigerians Cry Out

Following public outrage, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Sunday banned officials of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other police tactical squads from carrying out routine patrols and other low-risk duties, but Nigerians
say nothing has changed.

Various road users shared their observations and experiences on Twitter between Sunday and Monday, suggesting that the FSARS operatives have yet to comply with the police chief’s instructions.
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We’ve been monitoring the detention of @HarrisonBbi18 for days now. There’s no case here save for the attempt by the Commissioner of @PoliceNG in Delta to punish Harrison for reporting the crimes of rogue police officers in the state. The police is now run as a cult. #EndImpunity
Several threats were issued to Harrison for going public on the extortion of innocent citizens by rogue police officers in Delta state and the CP took this as an attack on his command instead of addressing the actual rot. He is bent on keeping Harrison locked up because he can.
There are digital evidences that prove this as shared with @PoliceNG_CRU. The IGP & the Police Service Commision as well as @NhrcNigeria should do the needful & weed out these cancerous nodes from the system. The mafia styled operation will lead to chaos. @citizen_gavel @SIAF_NG
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So I left my house this morning with 2 of my friends, heading to warri from Lagos for my brother's wedding. We took Muyi line. Getting to Epe, an AKS police group stopped the vehicle and asked me and 1 of my friends to get down along with other people.
I explained I was a Sales coordinator working for Rifugio communications limited. They searched heaven and earth till they saw the word "client" on a whatsapp chat.
I was handcuffed and forced into their vehicle and taken into via a bushy route into one Eredo police station, still in Epe. The police man called "Scorpion" kept tightening the cuff and said if I do not pay N100,000 I'd be looked in a cell without anyone knowing my whereabouts
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Corrupt misfits stuck as clogs in the wheels of most institution always believe they are members of a cult group. The “You want to teach me my job?” mentally reinforces their impunity even in their delusion that only members of their cult has the right to correct them. ⛱
It is true for corrupt police officers as it is true for charge and bail lawyers milking vulnerable members of society of funds illegally for a living. They know themselves and will always rise to the occasion to defend impunity no matter how absurd it sounds/looks. #EndImpunity
When you question their impunity, they will always want to distract by stating that you are not Greek enough. This destructive, unethical and toxic behavior must be condemned by everyone with a pulse. The criminal justice system is ruining lives & we must all take responsibility.
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You will actually have an ear full. A national orientation will be ignited in the content of the bill to ease implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Congratulations to the people. #EndImpunity 🚔
The objective of the Bill is to provide for a more efficient and effective police SERVICE that is based on the principles of; Accountability and Transparency, Protection of Human Rights & Fundamental Freedoms, & Partnership with other security agencies. @ayemojubar please note.
Here are specific objectives of this Bill. Which simply means any police officer that violates the fundamental objective of the establishment law has broken the law of the land even while prosecuting an actual suspect. Suffice to say that the full implementation will help a lot.
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