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Radio host gunned down in northeast, drug trafficker suspected

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first_imgNews BrazilAmericas News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Organisation RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil Help by sharing this information center_img May 13, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio host gunned down in northeast, drug trafficker suspected Reporters Without Borders hopes the police will quickly solve the murder of Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, a local radio host who was gunned down in Jaguaribe, a town in the northeastern state of Ceará, on 22 February. Aged 61, he often covered crime and had been threatened. Goes was the second journalist to be killed this year in Brazil, following Renato Machado, a radio journalist who was shot in Rio de Janeiro state on 8 January. Last year, there were five murders of journalists in Brazil that were demonstrably or clearly linked to the victims’ work. “The police investigating the Goes murder are assuming it was linked to his work because of the often sensitive information he reported on the air”, Reporters Without Borders said. “In the absence of quick results, the federal authorities should take over the investigation under a mechanism envisaged after last year’s particularly deadly toll on Brazilian media personnel.”Goes was on his way to the radio station where he worked, FM Rio Jaguaribe, when he was gunned down in cold blood by two men on a motorcycle with a false licence plate that was found shortly afterwards.Police chief Vera Lúcia Granja immediately said he thought the murder was linked to the victim’s work. Goes often reported crimes on the air, and did not hesitate to name suspects. The Iguatu Notícias website quoted a police source as saying he may have been killed on the orders of local drug trafficker currently in prison. In a survey earlier this month of the high price paid by radio journalists, Reporters Without Borders reported that a total of 18 had been killed worldwide since the start of 2012. Reports to go further Receive email alerts Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Assisted suicide for ill people is ‘slippery slope’

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first_imgNewsLocal NewsAssisted suicide for ill people is ‘slippery slope’By admin – January 22, 2012 546 A REVIEW of laws which would allow doctors to assist seriously ill patients to die could lead to people who cannot make the decision for themselves being euthanised, a Limerick TD has warned. At a recent conference in Cork, Dr Adam McCauley, senior lecturer in medical and international human rights law in UCD, said that Irish law relating assisted suicide should be reviewed. Dr McCauley claimed that people with serious medical conditions are taking their lives “behind closed doors,” and sometimes with the assistance of medical practitioners.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was speaking in the wake of the publication of British report which describes current law on assisted suicide as “inadequate and incoherent”.But Fine Gael Deputy, Dan Neville, said that any liberalisation of the law on assisted death or euthanasia could have serious consequences.“It has been the experience elsewhere when euthanasia is legalised under very specific circumstances that although the criteria may be set tightly at the start, those criteria tend to loosen over time and a more liberal approach to euthanasia is taken”.Deputy Neville, who is president of the Irish Association of Suicidology, fears that older people who are ill and those severely handicapped, who do not have their full faculties, may be open to suggestion and pressure.“If someone is very ill or suffering from a disease such as Alzheimer’s, you have to ask whether they have the mental capacity to make a decision to end their own lives”.The British Commission on Assisted Dying recommended in it’s report, published last week, that a person who has a severe condition and less than a year to live, should be allowed to ask medical practitioners to assist them to die.But Deputy Neville said that this would constitute “a slippery slope.It started out tightly controlled in places like the Netherlands but that has all changed. There is a documented case recently of a woman in her fifties, who tragically lost both of her sons and she was considered a fit case for assisted suicide, even though she was in good physical health. And suicide rates generally increase in countries where euthanasia has been legalised. The attitude to all suicides changes”. Advertisement Email WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Print Previous articleUnfinished estates may escape chargeNext articleBookmaker tells family ‘too late at starting gate’ for Euro draw admin Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Drinkwater acknowledges Foxes are making life hard for themselves

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first_img Press Association Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater feels the Foxes are “flying” but admits it would be good if they did not have to keep proving themselves comeback kings. The 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday maintained Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season and was the fourth straight Barclays Premier League game in which they have salvaged something after falling behind. Indeed, it was the second successive match where they have bounced back from 2-0 down, having also done so to beat Aston Villa 3-2 the previous weekend. And Drinkwater – who won the penalty from which Leicester scored their first goal – told Foxes Player: “It is crazy, isn’t it? We can’t quite put our fingers on it. “We were definitely annoyed at half-time about the two goals and we wanted to make amends. “The momentum is flying and we just need to keep doing it – although it would be a lot easier if we didn’t concede so many goals and keep having to come back.” Leicester, still yet to register their first clean sheet this term and unable on Saturday to test boss Claudio Ranieri’s pre-match promise of a pizza reward for securing it, were behind in the 13th minute as Bojan Krkic slotted in. Their sloppy defending was then punished seven minutes later by Jonathan Walters’ finish. But they subsequently claimed a point through Riyad Mahrez’s 51st-minute penalty and a strike from fellow in-form forward Jamie Vardy in the 69th minute – the pair’s fifth and fourth goals of the season respectively. Stoke boss Mark Hughes, whose 18th-placed side remain winless in the league this term, was critical afterwards both of his players and the match officials. But he was keen to pay tribute to his goalscorers, both of whom had made returns to the team. Bojan’s goal marked his first league start since sustaining a serious knee injury in January. Walters, meanwhile, was returning to the matchday 18 for the first time since the end of the transfer window, when bids for him from Norwich – and a transfer request he reportedly handed in – were rejected amid troubled talks over extending his Stoke contract, which runs out next summer. Hughes said: “I thought Bojan showed that guile and craft that we’ll need for the season. “I also thought Jon was excellent, and he is a great professional. There was a situation that developed in the window, but it has closed now, that opportunity has gone for Jon and he just needed to get his head down and concentrate on the football. “I had a conversation with him to that end and that is exactly what he has done. “Jon wants an extra year and it is well documented at the moment that that is not on the table. “But I think it is important he just concentrates on playing, which I’m sure he’ll do.” last_img read more