Daily Archives: 08/08/2017

The Philippines: Slain Butuan judge on Rody’s narco list — PNP

August 8, 2017

Slain Butuan Judge Godofredo Abul Jr. was on President Duterte’s order of battle against illegal drugs, a police official said yesterday.

Superintendent Martin Gamba, Caraga police information officer, said Abul had denied any involvement in the illegal drug trade and even issued a “letter of denial” when he learned that he was on the President’s narco list.

“He went to the Butuan City police and…cleared himself,” Gamba told The STAR.

A report of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency showed Abul also went to the PDEA-Caraga office in this city to deny the allegations.

The STAR obtained a copy of a Supreme Court ruling dated Feb. 28, 2017, which showed that Abul was suspended for six months for allegedly extorting money from six drug suspects in exchange for the dismissal of the charges filed against them.

The SC cited a complaint filed by Lito Saniel, director of the prison ministry of the diocese of Butuan, and the investigation report of Rullyn Garcia of the Office of the Court Administrator, which stated that Abul asked for P200,000 to P300,000 from five inmates.






Pakistan: Lawyers observe ‘black day’ to mourn Quetta Civil Hospital tragedy

August 8, 2017

The lawyers’ community is observing ‘black day’ today to mourn the August 8, 2016 Civil Hospital suicide bombing, which killed 73 people including 56 lawyers and left scores injured.

Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) on Monday also announced a three-day lawyers’ strike to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.

BHCBA president Shah Mehmood Jatoi, speaking to Geo News, said lawyers began their province-wide strike on Monday and will boycott the court duties during the three-day strike.

Awami National Party has called for a strike in various cities including Chaman, Ziarat, Zhob, Pishin and Musakhel in memory of those who lost their lives in the deadly bombing and to express solidarity with the families of the victims of the Civil Hospital attack.

Shops and markets remained closed today while educational institutes also were closed in observance of the strike.
















The Lahore Bar Association is observing the strike today, August 8, 2017.

Cameroon: I will be 200 days in Jail Soon For Being An “Anglophone” – Justice Ayah

August 7, 2017

Ayah Goes Ballistic, Dish Off Political Correctness


IT WILL SOON BE 200! 200 days since I was kidnapped by armed unidentified men on orders from above. 200 days in captivity, held hostage on no charge. 200 days with a failing health situation characterised by multiple cardiac attacks. 200 days under diverse forms of torture inflicted unto meFOR NO JUST GROUNDS. But my morale is exceedingly high, as I keep holding the fort, and will so do TILL THE END, with integrity, in all truth and honesty and above all, WITHIN THE LAW.

I am held hostage not because I have stolen, nor killed nor broken the law. I am held hostage because I am ‘anglophone’, born west of the mungo, a place wherein all its indigenes who stand for truth are tagged as terrorists. Not even my status mattered, nor the law which protects me. From that area wherein we hail, the law is secondary, anarchy is paramount.

To Parents, I say: Love your kids with all your hearts; for no one can love them better/more than you do; not even the self proclaimed righteous. Teach them truth, hardwork, integrity an honesty. Above all, delete the virus of greed and selfishness in them from the outset, and inculcate in them the value of the common good/general interest. If you so do, they will grow up to be pillars of tomorrow with a profound understanding of the value of sacrifice, the love for the other and true patriotism.

To detainees: I feel what you feel for I am in this mess with you all. I wish I could take your place and carry the cross for all.



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