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New bill makes provisions for five years’ imprisonment for “insulting the head of state”

first_img March 8, 2021 Find out more News August 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New bill makes provisions for five years’ imprisonment for “insulting the head of state” News News September 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation TogoAfrica Follow the news on Togo Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension March 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img TogoAfrica In mid-August 2002, Minister of Communications Pitang Tchallapresented a new bill to amend the Press Code to the government. The billmakes provisions for heavy prison sentences for defaming or insulting thepresident or state institutions.In a letter to Togolese Prime Minister Koffi Sama, Reporters sans frontières Secretary-General Robert Ménard stated, “This bill demonstrates that the Togolese authorities have decided to further increase their repression of journalists. In 1998,Togo was one of the first countries to initiate the decriminalisation ofpress law violations. This sudden turnaround is very disappointing andhardly encouraging for the future of the country’s private press.” Reporters sans frontières urged the prime minister not to present the bill to Parliament.Article 89 of the Press Code amendment bill stipulates that “insulting thepresident is punishable by a one to five-year jail term with no parole and afine of one to five million CFA francs” (approx. US$1,480 to 7,390; 1,525 to7,620 euros). The bill also makes provisions for a three-month to two-yearprison term for anyone who insults “the National Assembly speaker, the primeminister, parliamentarians, government members and consitutionalinstitutions”. In the current Press Code, insulting the head of state ispunishable by a one to six-month prison term.The bill also provides for a three-year jail term (vs. a three-month jailterm at present) for defamation of “courts, tribunals, the armed forces,security forces, constituent bodies and the public administration”. A newarticle also gives the minister responsible for home affairs and securitythe authority to order “the seizure of copies of all publications (…)whose content is likely to threaten public order and security”. Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Receive email alerts to go further RSF_en News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Man prosecuted for reacting to shoplifting accusation

first_img TAGSCourtDunnes StoresJetland Shopping Centrelimerick A LIMERICK man who became irate when he was accused of shoplifting despite having a receipt for the goods he purchased, has been ordered to pay €100 to the district court poor box for a breach of the peace.Stuart McNamara (23) of Kileely, Limerick had purchased some items at Dunnes Stores in the Jetland Shopping Centre on the Ennis Road.Judge Marian O’Leary heard that the father-of-two, was with his girlfriend when security staff stopped him on suspicion of shoplifting.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Although Mr McNamara produced a receipt for the goods he purchased, Gardaí were called to the store.When he protested his innocence, he became aggressive and was arrested and charged with a public order offence.Pleading guilty to the charge, defence counsel Erin O’Hagan BL said her client has apologised for his reaction. He was a recovering addict and had made strident efforts over the last number of months to right his life. He was working well with regards to his children and was free from drugs for a considerable period.Judge O’Leary ordered him to pay €100 to the court poor box adding that if he made the payment within three months, she would apply the probation act. Twitter Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleTake your partners ’round and Swing ’emNext articleDPP fails in bid to appeal Limerick drug dealer’s sentence Staff Reporter center_img Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Advertisement NewsMan prosecuted for reacting to shoplifting accusationBy Staff Reporter – March 26, 2016 990 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApplast_img read more

DA Swanson Presents 2021 Budget To Chautauqua County Legislators

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson’s budget presentation last week saw no requests for additional attorneys in his office for 2021.Swanson told WNYNewsNow during a recent interview that he wasn’t seeking new attorneys, unlike in the past, due to fiscal challenges that the County, itself, was going to face because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prosecutor doubled down on his comments when addressing members of the Chautauqua County Legislature.“Obviously, we face significant challenges this year. We were asked to cut some of our budget for 2020. We made an effort to do that,” Swanson said. “I think, if you take a look at where we are on the year, we’ve done as good as we had hoped we could do considering the circumstances.”“You all know that, year after year, I come here seeking more personnel,” he added. “I think it was abundantly clear this year that it just wasn’t a possibility. While I’d love new attorneys and an increase in staff to handle the caseload we have, I understand the reality of the circumstances that we face today.” Swanson says that his office has no open positions. He explains that he wanted to provide clarity as he’s asking for an increase of $121,000 in his personnel services, which he attributes to an increase in various raises and a “no turnover” savings.Additionally, Swanson says that his office is seeking more funds to cover the cost of insurance for his office. Overall, the department head says $164,000 of the $197,000 budget increase he’s requesting is due to costs “outside of” his control.Swanson says $9,000 would be allocated towards IT costs, allowing his attorneys to utilize various technology to help with their caseload.Chautauqua County Legislator Terry Niebel asked Swanson if there’d be any effect on the 2021 budget because of Judge David Foley’s recent dismissal of a murder indictment against Jamestown man Julio Montanez.Swanson says the 2021 DA’s budget won’t be affected at all as the case was likely going to start next year anyways. He says that the 2020 budget would only be affected if officers needed to be called in to testify, which he says that’s only if his office chooses to re-present to the grand jury.If his office chooses to appeal the ruling, Swanson states the costs would be the time an attorney spent on the appeal. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more