Leftist Rebels Free Two Hostages in Colombia

first_img Leftist rebels on 16 February released two hostages they had promised to free, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. “The ICRC confirms the release of major (Guillermo) Solorzano and corporal (Salin) Sanmiguel,” a spokeswoman for the international humanitarian group said at the airport in Cali, 500 kilometers southwest of the capital, where they arrived moments after her statement was made. The men were expected to have been freed on 12 February. However false release coordinates were received by the mission picking them up, according to the government, and the operation was pushed back. By Dialogo February 18, 2011last_img read more

Dutch MH17 trial resumes after delay due to coronavirus lockdown

first_imgMH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down by a missile fired from territory held by pro-Moscow rebels amid fighting with Ukrainian troops, killing all 298 aboard.The suspects all held senior posts in pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine in 2014, according to prosecutors. They face preliminary charges of murder and of causing an aircraft to crash.Prosecutors say the four men helped to arrange the Russian missile system used to shoot down MH17, a civilian aircraft, killing all onboard. Most of those killed were Dutch.Prosecutors were expected to give an update on the investigation and when they plan to give opening statements.  Topics : Investigators say the missile launcher used to bring down the passenger jet came from a Russian army base just across the border and that pro-Russian forces had been in frequent contact with government officials in Moscow before the strike on July 17, 2014.The Netherlands holds Russia responsible, but the Kremlin has consistently denied involvement.The defendants – Russians Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg Pulatov and Igor Girkin and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko – remain at large. Pulatov is the only one who has appointed a defense team, with the others being tried in absentia.Proceedings on Monday were expected to be largely procedural, dealing with what remains to be investigated before the substance of the case can be presented.center_img Defense lawyers in the trial of the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on Monday will request more time to prepare as public hearings resumed following delays caused by the coronavirus lockdown.Five judges sat between glass dividers, and lawyers and family members were spread out as part of social distancing measures. A maximum of 30 people would be allowed into the courtroom.Four defendants went on trial in March following nearly six years of investigations by a team of international investigators from the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Ukraine and Malaysia.last_img read more

Shot Charles Tambe In Stable Condition – Abia Warriors

first_imgManagement of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia has confirmed that Charles Tambe who was shot by hoodlums on Friday morning in Ibadan is in a stable condition. The club rushed to the hospital on receiving the news. They said that he came to the hospital to show solidarity to the player, and ensure that he is adequately attended to considering the Pandemic in the country. 3SC General Manager, Dimeji Lawal led his Head Coach Edith Agoye, assistant coach Kabiru Alausa to the visit and wished him a quick recovery. read also:Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot in Ibadan It will be recalled that Tambe was a former goalkeeper at 3SC before he later joined Abia Warriors from Lobi Stars at the beginning of the current season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Confirming this to newsmen, the Club’s Sporting Director, Patrick Ngwaogu said the goalkeeper who was attacked by hoodlums while engaging in a personal walkout, is responding to treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Quoting his words the Director said ” we have been monitoring situations at UCH Ibadan. I spoke with Tambe, and he is stable. They shot him towards his right hand with a local gun, but we are grateful to God the bullets just went through and didn’t pierce his body. The doctors at the hospital gave him urgent attention and put him on observations. He is in his normal high spirit, and hopefully, by Saturday, the Doctors will give us further directives”. He further assured football followers that there is no cause for alarm, as the management of Abia Warriors is fully on top of the situation. Meanwhile, In the spirit of sportsmanship and brotherliness, officials of 3SC of Ibadan paid a visit to the Abia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more