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Boyle-Coleman Saga

PECULIAR CASE OF THE FIVE YEAR KIDNAP OF A SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT AMERICAN AND HER CANADIAN HUSBAND IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Winny Moro
Canadian – Sudanese ANAJ Writer

There is a consensus, even at the international level, that Canadians are generally peaceful and easy going people.  However, many of the same people who have heard or read the details of the very troubling, sad story of the events that are repeatedly publicised as the kidnapping of Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman in Afghanistan, strangely face a dichotomy of not only feeling sympathetic to what happened in a five year period to the family, but at the same time feel a strange sense of anger at these victims for having put themselves and their four children so carelessly and un-necessarily in such a most disastrous predicament.

In the past few weeks, I have heard many versions of what I call the Boyle-Coleman Saga. What they said they had endured is extremely saddening, but at the same time there are so many inconsistencies and controversies in their accounts that leaves no recourse for the reader but to conclude that their narrative simply fails to make any sense and that is not even considering the new legal problems that Boyle is facing which has kept him in prison in Canada, at the point of this writing.

To begin with their story, I cannot get over what the urgency was for their “back packing” trip to Wardak Province, one of the most troubled parts of Afghanistan, that Joshua Boyle felt the need to take his seven months pregnant wife along.

I decided to speak with a Canadian friend who is familiar with the general geography and mentalities of the region.  It happens that he too had an experience of a five year internment in the area but in circumstances which by no means were anything as complicated as Boyle’s, but he still had no idea if it would ever come to an end other than an act of providence.

My associate is a member of Pen Canada and North America Ethnic Journalists and when I called him about this kidnapping account, he said that he had read a good deal about it and like me, he strongly believed that there is more to this story than what Boyle and Coleman are willing to say, the beginning of which he believes to have taken place in Toronto.

He said years ago, he had the occasions of talking with Zaynab Khadr, the sister of infamous Omar Khadr.  My associate cannot imagine how as a Canadian man, Joshua Boyle could get to the point of marrying such a super fundamentalist Muslim, burka wearing lady.  In other words, Joshua must have had a super fundamentalist Muslim beliefs himself to be attracted to and to attract Zaynab, to the point of becoming the spokesperson for the Islamic extremist family.  We believe that this is probably the crux and reason for attraction of the back packing trip to Afghanistan.

As an explanation for what they had gone to do on their trip, Boyle said that they had been in Afghanistan “helping the most neglected minority group in the world, those ordinary villagers that live deep inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, where no NGO, no aid worker and no government has ever successfully been able to bring the necessary help.”  So the question arrises, what type of aid did he and his pregnant wife have in mind to provide, making them more successful than even governments?

In a letter to CTV Ottawa, Boyle writes, “To those who strive to devote their life to acting as a servant of God, no explanation is necessary.  To those who don’t strive to devote their life to acting as a servant of God, no explanation is possible. Unfortunately, it’s really that simple.”

What is the meaning of that?  Well, the Canadian describes their expedition as a “pilgrim“ journey, which means the travel from afar to a holy place.

I suggest that Islam is what attracted the couple to the region in the first place and despite knowing that the area was a Taliban zone, the husband and wife duo regarded themselves as having the honour of potentially being martyr and sacrifices at the Alter of Islam.

Boyle and his wife have both said that the captors asked and wanted them “to do” something and when Boyle refused, they killed their first child who they named “Martyr”, which is mainly someone who has given life for a religious cause.  What was this work or mission which they denied and resulted in the child being murdered and the mother raped, yet when he was talking about these heinous crimes, Boyle found it necessary to defend Muslims by saying that the captors were not Muslims but rather pagans!

While the rest of the world believes that the Taliban and Haqqani are Muslims, Boyle’s idea of Islam is so good that he says he is a Muslim and the Haqqani are“pagans” because Muslims do not carry out acts like those they were subject to.

We also note that regardless of the extreme cruelties, Caitlan Coleman wears a full Islamic Hijab, which suggests that she, along with her husband had converted to Islam before their trip.  I say this because it is quite unlikely that someone would be kidnapped and tortured, and during captivity, take on the religion of their captures and even after release dresses like them.

In his pre-Afghanistan photos, we see Boyle with a very thick beard that usually is considered an Islamic signature in that area and his Canadian co-workers have said that he was taking time for Islamic prayer prior to the trip.  This shows that religion has been the center for the entire ordeal.

I believe that there had been a notion of what the Haqqani would require of the couple before they set out on their back packing trip to the mountainous region, but somewhere along the line, they encountered a glitch in their plan.  It was something the couple did not expect and denied, which resulted in the entire disaster.  Boyle and Coleman had nothing worthwhile to offer the Taliban or Haqqani except if they could use their citizenships and passports as North Americans to accomplish a serious blow on something or somewhere that was important for the USA or Canada.

After all, the pregnant American woman was the greatest cover up for a mission.

Many readers are astonished at the lack of challenge directed towards the couple and I am certainly not here to bash them, but this is such national news and I believe that there are countless unanswered questions which has left many of us scratching our heads during the past three months.

My associate, who is quite familiar with Islam, believes that a large number of people including the members of the media in North America are not willing to talk about that very strong “magnet of Islam” and particularly its power over its new converts.  He says, it makes no sense to him that someone hears some basics about Islam, he or she becomes a Muslim and in many cases all of a sudden the new faith becomes the presiding factor over not only their life, but also lives of loved ones.  He believes that is what happened to the Boyle family.

One of the most unsettling constituents of this story is Coleman giving birth to three children while in captivity.  Her first child was killed, she then had been raped, she had been subject of beatings, had been kept underground and we hear they had a place as big as a bath tub, yet she got pregnant not once but three times?  Are those conditions to bring up Canadian-American children or did the couple only consider themselves westerners when they got in trouble and needed to be rescued?

They say that they had no sun so they would give their child to one of the captors to take him out for some sunlight.  These people out of fear, allegedly had to hide Coleman’s pregnancy and even the birth, which means they were worried that their child would be martyred again, but yet they give that child to the same murderers to take out for getting sun light?

Even in our own safe country, we do not give our children to a stranger for a couple of hours and even in most favorable conditions, not many people give birth to three children in a four year period.  If this kidnapping had taken another five years, how many more children would Caitlan give birth to?

Their reasoning for having children in captivity is nearly childish, given their circumstances.  It is hard to believe that a mother who had become attached to a fetus growing and kicking inside of her for seven months, who then experiences the killing of that child, a couple months later would say because they have always wanted to have a big family, why not get pregnant again.

“We’re sitting as hostages with a lot of time on our hands,” Boyle told The Associated Press in an email. “We always wanted as many as possible, and we didn’t want to waste time.  Cait’s in her 30s, the clock is ticking.”

“Honestly we’ve always planned to have a family of 5, 10, 12 children … We’re Irish, haha,” he wrote, as if it was the appropriate time and place for them to live out their fantasies.

Their dream vacation experienced a fatal detour, but the two converts found the courage to make the best out of it by accomplishing and fulfilling their desire to have children before Caitlan’s biological clock ran out.

Joshua’s faith was more important than his family because, if it was the other way around, he would have been worried that he may get killed and then have a wife and three children in the middle of one of the most hostile societies, thus eliminating the thought of having children in the first place and more importantly, their entire trip!  Is it because “Multiply” is a concept in The Quran?

I find it quite odd that Boyle repeatedly uses the word “stupid” when referring to the Haqqani.  They have killed your child, raped your wife, beaten you, and all they are is stupid?  Stupid is certainly not a word someone who has gone through such tribulations would use to describe those responsible.

The couple had and still have great confidence in their “bravery” for taking such an unthinkable risk and they exhibit no signs of remorse for what they have done to their children, perhaps because they see nothing wrong with their contribution in creating such a tragedy.  It’s as if they would, with no hesitation repeat their actions over and over again if given the same opportunity.

After all, if you look at it as Boyle does, everything is very simple.  He was a servant of Allah.

The saga surely has not ended, as many people suggest that the recent charges against Joshua Boyle are merely a tool in having access to him and being able to put him to question about the events of the five year kidnapping.  The truth and findings might be of a much greater value for the authorities, particularly, what the kidnappers expected the husband and wife do for them in North America.

 

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good news -Newspaper employees purchase Prince Albert Daily Herald

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The staff of the Prince Albert Daily Herald have struck a deal with the owner, Star News Publishing, allowing for an employee buyout of the newspaper.

The paper will now continue as an independent, locally-owned business.

 

The managing editor of the newspaper, Peter Lozinski, said the buyout will save 10 full-time jobs.

“It’s a new beginning, that’s for sure,” said Candi Hansen, the office manager at the Prince Albert Daily Herald.

“We’ve been working on this for a long time. We actually get to share this news with people. It’s a really exciting day,” said Hansen.

The paper started in 1884 and was in local hands until 1949. Since that time, it has been passed between five different companies. The paper will now be led by publisher Donna Pfeil.

“I wouldn’t be doing it if it wasn’t for the staff that were here because they’re all wonderful people and they’re phenomenal at their jobs. Really, I’m just here guiding them,” said Pfeil.

The Prince Albert Daily Herald publishes Tuesday through Saturday, with a daily press run of 3,000 copies. On Thursday, the paper publishes a weekly supplement, Rural Roots North, which prints 25,000 copies.

The buyout announcement comes just over a week after the Moose Jaw Times Herald published its last ever edition.

Prince Albert staff said there was motivation for the buyout, when their sister paper closed after 128 years in business.

“I really believe the importance of having a daily newspaper in a city like Prince Albert and now we know we can keep that going,” said Lozinski.

 

The Herald’s staff kept details of the buyout scarce, but said they expect the deal to close in the coming weeks.

“I’m pleased to be able to sell the Daily Herald to its employees,” Roger Holmes, the owner and president of Star News Publishing said in a press release.

“I feel strongly that this decision is a good one for the staff, the city and the industry. These employees are passionate about Prince Albert, and I have every confidence they have the tools they need to succeed.”

Journalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

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Journalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

Kameel Nasrawi, a former journalist from Damascus, started the monthly publication in August to “spread hope.”

There are wedding photos placed in quiet corners of the living room — a beaming young woman with black curls in a white dress hangs off the arm of a happy, clean shaven, suited man.

A Christmas tree, just touching the ceiling, adorned with multicoloured orbs, sits on the edge of a giant window overlooking a lightly snow-dusted, grassless front yard in suburban Etobicoke.

Tucked away, somewhere in the tidy room, are two laptops.

This is the office of Canada’s first Syrian and Arab community newspaper, “The Migrant.”

The monthly publication’s editor in chief is Kameel Nasrawi, a refugee from Syria, who came to Canada with his wife of more than 10 years and two young children in January 2016. The family was inspired to make the move after a pledge by the Liberal government to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees through sponsorships.

With the help of Nasrawi’s younger brother, already settled in Toronto, and St. Benedict’s Parish, the family came here with four bags, weighing 20 kilograms each. Their house (and newsroom) is their first home in Canada, a short walk away from the parish that helped to find it for them.

Nasrawi, 46, was a journalist in Damascus, and an award-winning screenplay writer. As a refugee, the language barrier and culture shock prevented him from continuing his work.

As he took English language lessons, he quickly noted how every ethnic community in Canada had its own newspaper, in its own language. “It made me wonder why we didn’t have our own Syrian newspaper,” he said.

  • fter doing much research and making some small capital investments, the monthly publication began last August. It has put out three editions to date, the first entirely in Arabic; the second and third in both English and Arabic.

Nasrawi’s editorial policy is simple: “I try to focus on the success stories of Arabs in Canada to inspire others to achieve their own successes,” he said. “Every community has its own problems — its own problems, its own dreams. Nobody was writing about ours.”

In the pages of “The Migrant,” readers will find interviews with some familiar faces in the Syrian community, such as father-and-son chocolatiers Assam and Tareq Hadhad, whose factory in Nova Scotia was touted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a September 2016 United Nations speech. Or Jim Estill, the CEO of an appliance factory, who sponsored 58 Syrian families in 2015.

Others may be less familiar, such as the owners of Canada’s first Syrian soap factory — Aleppo Savon — in Montreal; or the organizers of the play “Thanks Canada,” about the experience of being a Syrian newcomer, put on last month in Montreal.

The newspaper is distributed across Mississauga, Toronto, Etobicoke and Scarborough, in Arab community centres and restaurants. It has a growing following on Facebook, with the interview with the Hadhad family reaching more than 114,000 people.

“The reaction shocked me,” said Nasrawi. “People told me to keep going.”

The Migrant is a community newspaper that highlights stories about successful Syrian and Arab people in Canada, as well as offering information for newcomers in the region.  (RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR)  

Two pages of each newspaper are devoted to information about citizenship and newcomer-specific programs to assist the community’s integration and success, said Nasrawi. “Because of the language barrier, newcomers don’t have the chance to know about these programs,” he said. “And the programs don’t have the tools to reach them.”

Absent from the newspaper are any coverage about the politics of the region, or news from home. “Only Canadian community news,” said Nasrawi. “We just want to share our skills and stories with the society in Canada. To show we can start from scratch and succeed, and support ourselves.”

Nasrawi, with the aid of his wife, Arij, and some volunteer writers from different Arab countries, creates community-specific content. Articles include an interview with a divorced woman about her personal experiences navigating the Canadian system alone (“An issue in our community here,” Nasrawi said), an article about sex education, and another about entrepreneurship.

Like his newspaper, Nasrawi won’t talk about the politics of the country he was forced to leave behind. He won’t talk about the critical illness that his 9-year-old daughter faced before coming to Canada and being treated at Sick Kids hospital the day after their arrival. He won’t talk about the list of “survivor jobs” he’s undertaken in the time that he’s settled here.

“I just want to spread hope,” he said. With two sisters still in Syria, along with his wife’s parents, he hopes the newspaper will “add value to the meaning of my life here.” In the new year, “The Migrant” will be published twice a month.

Fittingly, the logo of his newspaper is a bird — an animal beloved by the Arab community, one that travels from country to country, a symbol of hope and home.

Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

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Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

(Reuters) – A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held captive in Somalia for 460 days and released only after her family paid a ransom, Canadian media reported on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Freed hostages, Amanda Lindhout (L), a Canadian freelance reporter, and Nigel Brennan, a freelance Australian photojournalist smile to photographers in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on November 26, 2009. Courtesy Government of Somalia/Handout via REUTERS

Ali Omar Ader, 40, was found guilty of one charge of hostage-taking for his role as negotiator for the kidnappers, in a decision handed down on Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court in Ottawa.

Lindhout, a freelance journalist, was taken hostage in Somalia on Aug. 23, 2008, along with Australian photographer Nigel Brennan, while working on a story. They were released for ransom in November 2009.

Ader was lured to Canada from Somalia in 2015 and arrested in Ottawa as part of a sting operation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in which an officer posed as a publisher interested in a book Ader was writing on Somalia, according to court documents.

Prosecutors argued that Ader had been the main spokesman for the hostage-takers, negotiating first with Lindhout’s mother and later with a private consultant hired by the families of Lindhout and Brennan.

FILE PHOTO: Somali national Ali Omar Ader arrested for 2008 hostage-taking in Somalia of two freelance journalists, Canadian Amanda Lindhout and Australian Nigel Brennan, is seen in an undated photo from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Courtesy RCMP/Handout via REUTERS

According to court documents, he referred to himself as “a commander” and repeatedly threatened that the hostages would be harmed or killed unless the ransom was paid.

During his trial, Ader said that he too had been kidnapped by the group holding Lindhout captive, and was forced to act as their spokesman, as he spoke some English.

In his ruling, Justice Robert Smith said Ader’s claims were “completely unbelievable,” numerous Canadian media outlets reported. Reuters has not read the ruling.

Ader faces up to life in prison. Sentencing in the case is not expected until next year.

Lindhout has said she was repeatedly sexually and physically assaulted during her captivity, and both she and Brennan have said they were tortured and starved.

In 2013, Lindhout recounted her experience in the book “A House in the Sky.”

Association of North American Ethnic Journalists and writers  – www.anaj.org

Heather O’Neill wins Quebec’s Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction Ryan B. Patrick ·

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Heather O’Neill wins Quebec’s Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction

‘Montreal is in my DNA’: Meet Joshua Levy, CBC/QWF’s 2018 writer-in-residence

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‘Montreal is in my DNA’: Meet Joshua Levy, CBC/QWF’s 2018 writer-in-residence

An ex-Montrealer who has just returned to the fold, Levy is passionate about city’s history

By Loreen Pindera, CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:04 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017 8:52 PM ET

CBC Montreal is proud to announce writer Joshua Levy will be the 2018 CBC/Quebec Writers’ Federation writer-in-residence.

The poet, writer and storyteller recently moved back to Montreal from Toronto, but he has deep roots on this island.

“Montreal is in my DNA,” said Levy, who grew up in Côte Saint-Luc and is now on a mission to persuade his future wife, who is Scottish, that Montreal is the best city in Canada.

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Joshua Levy’s great-great-grandfather built the Bagg Street Shul on the corner of Clark and Bagg streets, the oldest synagogue still in use in Canada. (Jason Schwartz/Wikimedia)

Levy’s great-great-grandfather, Boris Kaplan, emigrated from Russia as a teenager in the early 1900s, working odd jobs to bring over the rest of his family and founding a construction company in 1915. Kaplan built the oldest synagogue in Canada still in operation today, the Bagg Street Shul.

Levy was raised on tales about that great-great-grandfather, whose Hebrew name of Baruch he bears — including the story of how he had 15 minutes to woo his future bride.

​The streets of Dollard-des-Ormeaux are named after Levy’s relatives: The city on Montreal’s West Island was founded by Levy’s grandfather, David Zunenshine, who, along with his brothers, ran Belcourt, a property development company that began with the construction of a handful of rental apartments in the early 1950s.

All these connections make Levy passionate about Montreal’s rich history.

“I have a special interest in bridging the gap between past, present and future, as well as in connecting the dots between seemingly unrelated people and events,” Levy said in his pitch for the writer-in-residence position.

Association of North Ethnic Journalists and Writers (  ANAJ )  Canada

www,anaj.org

Senator Lind Frum disrespect Iranian Nation in Canada Senate

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Senator Frum Must Apologize to Iranian-Canadians

On October 26, 2017 during the debate on Bill S219 (Non-nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act) Senator Linda Frum said the following about Iran and Iranians:“Bill S-219 is grounded in a moral and ethical purpose, and that is to monitor one of the most maligned nations in the world and to calibrate our nation’s sanctions accordingly.”

Senator Frum’s discriminatory and anti-Iranian comment is a disrespect to the Iranian-Canadian community, one of the largest and fastest growing immigrant communities in Canada. It is estimated that over 300,000 Iranian-Canadians live across Canada. These individuals are an integral part of the Canadian multicultural fabric. In every city and province in Canada the positive contributions of the Iranian-Canadian community are evident. Iranian-Canadians are proud of their culture, their heritage and their ethnic and national origin.

Senator Frum must retract her comments publicly in the Senate of Canada and apologize to the Iranian-Canadian community.

We call on members and supporters of the Iranian Canadian Congress to contact their Senators and ask them to keep Linda Frum accountable for her discriminatory comments against Iranians. 

Follow this link to email your Senators: www.iccongress.ca/S219

Sentor Frum must realize that while this kind of charged and irresponsible rhetoric is becoming a part of the daily politics south of the border, here in our multicultural and diverse Canada we do not accept this language.

 

Army Combat Photographer Captures Last Moments Before Her Death

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By: Winny Moro
Canadian – Sudanese ANAJ Writer

Two extraordinary photos of combat photographer Spec. Hilda Clayton’s last seconds before her accidental death were released and published by the U.S. Army in their May-June issue of Military Review.
Clayton, along with an Afghan military photographer she was training and three Afghan National Army soldiers were killed in July 2013 when a mortar tube accidentally exploded right in front of them, injuring eleven other people. Astonishingly, right before the device detonated, Clayton and one of her trainees captured two last photos which display the fiery blast, engulfed in smoke and debris as it turned deadly.

It is suggested that at the instant of the explosion, due to the pressure differential of 14.7 Lbs of an atmosphere increase to at least that of a 100 times, the air pressure had almost instantly compressed all of her vital cavities to a combined mass of fluids and tissues. In other words she had been already dead while pictured standing up.

Twenty-two year old Hilda Clayton had been deployed overseas for less than a year when she died and was the first combat documentation and production specialist to be killed in Afghanistan. She was assigned as a visual information specialist to the Army’s 55th Signal Co., known as Combat Camera and was documenting a live-fire exercise in Laghman Province, Afghanistan at the time of her death.
Clayton was attached to the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, where her mission was to document the training of Afghan forces. As a combat photographer, she was exposed to many dangers but also played a large role in participating in the Army’s efforts to create a visual record of U.S. military operations and having an eye on the ground to give commanders far from the battlefield a view of the action.
“Clayton’s death symbolizes how female soldiers are increasingly exposed to hazardous situations in training and in combat on par with their male counterparts” the Army’s journal wrote. “Spc. Clayton embodied the Cavalry spirit. She was always willing to take on any mission and she pursued every opportunity to tell our story with her images.”
To honor her memory, Combat Camera has renamed its annual photo competition “SPC Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera (COMCAM).” Clayton’s name is also now etched into the Hall of Heroes at her alma mater, the Defense Information School.

Reporting with a blindfold: What it’s like to be a journalist covering North Korea

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Reporting with a blindfold: What it’s like to be a journalist covering North Korea

Communist country described as ‘possibly the most difficult place on earth to get information out of’

By Diana Swain, CBC News Posted: Mar 04,

CBC’s Asia correspondent has been reporting on Kim Jong-nam’s death, and the subsequent murder investigation by Malaysian police, by pulling together information from other countries to try to figure out what happened, an unfamiliar experience for journalists accustomed to going to the heart of a story to report on it.

“You have to piece together these bits and pieces of information, and try to come up with a broader narrative,” he says.

The odd death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, has focused a spotlight on the secretive country. But that light isn’t revealing much for journalists trying to investigate what happened.

“North Korea is possibly the most difficult place on earth to get information out of. The curtain is very tightly drawn at all times,” says Saša Petricic.

Petricic has been to South Korea, but that’s as close as he got to the so-called “hermit kingdom,” adding “the average North Korean probably knows very little, if anything, about this case,” in spite of the fact it’s been making headlines around the world.

While CBC journalists have been to North Korea in the past, those visits are tightly controlled and usually at the invitation of the ruling party when there’s something it wants Western media to see — unlike now.

“They’ve been holding news conferences,” Petricic says of North Korean authorities who’ve responded to the worldwide attention on the story. “But not inside the country, not in North Korea.

Kim died en route to hospital last month after being attacked by two women as he stood in line at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The incident was caught on overhead security cameras and appears to show the two women smearing Kim’s mouth with a rag that Malaysian authorities believe was coated with deadly VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon.

The two women were this week charged with his murder, widely speculated to have been ordered by his estranged half-brother.

While Western news agencies such as the Associated Press or Agence France-Presse have bureaus in Pyongyang, their work is monitored and restricted by North Korea’s communist government.

Trudeau: we are watching you – CJFE day of action in Toronto

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Trudeau: we are watching you – CJFE day of action in Toronto – #Protect Press Freedom

Massi Farahni-Association of N. American Ethnic Journalist 0Feb 25- 2017 – Trinity Bellwoods Park – 2-3 pm

#ProtectPressFreedom

The event  organized by CJFE (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression) to call on the Canada Liberal government for an end to mass surveillance practices .  CJFE  call Trudeau to protect  private data of citizens and groups including Journalists, Muslims, Communities, ….);

CALL ON  prime Minister to  Support Private Member’s Bill C-303 = which  repealS the Anti-Terrorism Act (formerly Bill C-51 Harper era ) and to support Private Member’s Bill S-231 to protect journalists rights.

Similar events hold in other cities such St. John,Ottawa, Montreal ,Vancouver , St. John

Demonstrators  signed a petition which call on Liberal = government to act.

 

 

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