The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began

first_imgNews June 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The trial of the two policemen accused of beating Mohammed Khaled Said began RSF_en Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation The trial of Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismael Soliman, two policemen accused of beating the young netizen Mohammed Khaled Said to death in June 2010, began before a court in Alexandria but was postponed until 24 September (at a time when elections were scheduled) to allow a review of the forensic evidence. Judge Moussa Al-Nahrawi announced: “The court has asked a medical panel to compare the two autopsy reports. In the meantime, the defendants will remain in detention.” According to the original autopsy, Said died of a drug overdose. A subsequent one said he was beaten to death.A 28-year-old human rights activist, Said died outside an Internet café in Alexandria on 6 June 2010. The Internet café owner said he was beaten to death in the street after being arrested inside the café by two plain-clothes policemen. According to his family and local human rights organisations, he was killed after posting a video online that showed police sharing the profits from a drug deal. last_img read more

EU to ease travel restrictions

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsEU to ease travel restrictionsBy admin – April 19, 2010 611 Advertisement Previous article‘Not an inch’ says Clare, but Green councillor disagreesNext articleBrothers charged over death threat admin WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Email THE Council of EU Transport Ministers is expected to approve an interim, European-wide response to the airspace restrictions arising from the volcanic ash cloud. The response will ease restrictions, and this will facilitate the commencement of limited operations from 0500 local time tomorrow, based on ash proliferation assessments.The response to be confirmed by the Ministers later this evening includes:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A “limited No-Fly zone” including buffered area;In low contaminated areas, States should allow airlines to operate, fully supported by shared data, including advice from the scientific community (meteo, volcanic ash proliferation etc.) including safety assessments, supported by tests  under the oversight of the competent Safety Authorities;In non-contaminated airspace: no restrictions.The IAA will continue to work with neighbouring air traffic service providers and with the airlines to implement this response.Irish airspace restrictions will continue until 0500 local time, Tuesday 20th April 2010. At that time the IAA expects to reinstate some air traffic services on a phased basis. The IAA stresses that this is not a return to full service. Normal operations are not expected to be in place for up to three or four days.The IAA will continue to monitor both volcanic activity and meteorological information and will advise the public on any developments. It is now up to airports and airlines to decide how best to use this opportunity. Passengers should contact their airlines to find out how this will affect their travel plans. Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Ben Ashkenazy threatened to “go nuclear” on Century 21 family: lawsuit

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink From left: Ben Ashkenazy, 1991 Broadway, 2067 Broadway and Samuel Gindi (Getty; Google Maps)UPDATED Dec. 22, 2020, 2 pm: Real estate developer Ben Ashkenazy told the family behind Century 21 that he would “go nuclear” on them for wrecking his business, according to a recent lawsuit.Ashkenazy and the Gindi family are in a heated legal battle over their joint investments in real estate. In the lawsuit, Isaac, Eddie and Raymond Gindi of ASG Equities allege the billionaire developer engaged in illegal conduct with their investments. The Gindis claim Ashkenazy owes them at least $21 million, according to the suit, filed in Manhattan, Crain’s reported.Ashkenazy, meanwhile, has his own lawsuit against the Gindis, accusing them of spreading rumors about him and misappropriating funds.The issue arose when Ashkenazy asked the Gindis to provide millions of dollars in cash to rescue their investment properties from possible bankruptcy, according to Crain’s. The Gindis refused to pay despite having a contractual agreement, according to Ashkenazy. But the Gindis allege that Ashkenazy never provided the financials of the properties.The family members, known for the Century 21 retail chain, which filed for bankruptcy in September, are investors in seven of Ashkenazy’s North American properties including four commercial units at 1991 Broadway, retail space at 2067 Broadway and a retail building in Queens.Ashkenazy allegedly told Raymond Gindi that he would “go nuclear if I need to because you destroyed my business,” according to the Gindis complaint.The Gindis also allege Ashkenazy misappropriated money and withheld shared profits, according to their lawsuit. This includes 1991 Broadway where Ashkenazy allegedly took $1 million of the Gindis’ investment that was overfunded and put it toward the acquisition of another building also owned by the Gindis, according to the complaint.Marc Kasowitz, an attorney for Ashkenazy Acquisition, said in a statement to The Real Deal, “Ashkenazy sued the Gindis because they failed to meet capital calls during the pandemic despite making millions in profits for many years prior to the pandemic. Now, the Gindis, whose main business is in bankruptcy, have filed counterclaims making completely unfounded excuses for their failure to pay. Their desperate claims will fail.”[Crain’s] — Keith LarsenThis story has been updated to include a statement from an attorney for Ashkenazy Acquisition.center_img Tagsben ashkenazyCommercial Real EstateReal Estate Lawsuitslast_img read more