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State Minister for Labor and Employment Festus Keyamo (SAN) said yesterday that the #EndSARS panel set up by the Lagos State government was illegal.

Keyamo, who appeared on Sunday Politics, a current affairs program on Channels Television monitored by THISDAY in Lagos, said it was outside the panel’s jurisdiction to investigate the activities of federal government institutions and officials such as the Nigerian military and the Nigerian police. .

Although the minister said he was speaking in his personal capacity as a lawyer and not as a minister of the federal government, he supported the position previously expressed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The panel said in its report that at least nine people were killed the night soldiers and police stormed the Lekki tollgate to disperse #EndSARS protesters, describing the incident as a “massacre in its context “.

But Mohammed had dismissed the panel’s report, saying it was fake news. And Keyamo said he supported his Mohammed’s submission.

When asked why President Muhammadu Buhari called for the establishment of panels across states to investigate cases of human rights violations, Keyamo said he would not answer that question as as minister in office.

“I will answer this question as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria – a member of the Inner Bar, so I am entitled to my opinion. This is not the position of the federal government. For me, this sign was an illegal sign. It was totally illegal. Any lawyer listening to me should go back and read the Lagos State Courts of Inquiry Act. He says the governor will have the power to investigate the conduct of any person – point out any person – and leadership matters and any other matter that will promote the good of the public.

“However, ‘any person’ has been defined there in Article 21 to mean public officials of the State. It is defined to mean someone within the public service of Lagos State or local government. depending on the case.

“Then the phrase was used at the end of section 1 which says ‘any matter’… they can investigate any matter. People now think that to investigate any matter it means you may just be on the run.

“However, if you look at article 21 again, it says it is to be within the legislative competence of Lagos State. In other words, it is only people over whom Lagos State has control that they can investigate their conduct. If you don’t have control over me, you can’t investigate my conduct.

“Police, Armed Forces, Military; they are not sub or officers of the State of Lagos, they are officers of the federal government. Under the Constitution, only the federal government can control the conduct of police and military personnel. Lagos State cannot be in control; nor can they legislate in police and military matters; they are on the exclusive legislative list.

Speaking on oil subsidies, the minister said that removing subsidies has become an economic necessity that should not be politicized to enable the government to provide the necessary infrastructure to Nigerian citizens.

According to him, between 2006 and 2018, the successive administration spent 10,000 billion naira, adding that between 2019 and 2020, the country spent an additional 3 trillion naira on grants.

He said, “As I speak now, we are making around 200 billion naira to 250 billion naira per month on grants. Put that next to what we have to spend on infrastructure; roads, hospitals and electricity, you will find that our wasteful spending on subsidies robs Nigerians of what should go to infrastructure.

He expressed his displeasure at the way politicians often use the subsidy cut controversy to blackmail successive governments and make governance nearly impossible.


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Two children died in police crash in Northern Brunswick https://nypdholyname.com/two-children-died-in-police-crash-in-northern-brunswick/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 22:18:36 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/two-children-died-in-police-crash-in-northern-brunswick/ Canton of North Brunswick The Attorney General’s office is investigating a fatal vehicle collision on November 25 in Northern Brunswick. According to the attorney general’s office, two children suffered fatal injuries. The identities of the deceased are not disclosed at this time. According to the preliminary investigation, the fatal incident occurred on November 25 at […]]]>

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The Attorney General’s office is investigating a fatal vehicle collision on November 25 in Northern Brunswick.

According to the attorney general’s office, two children suffered fatal injuries. The identities of the deceased are not disclosed at this time.

According to the preliminary investigation, the fatal incident occurred on November 25 at 11:35 p.m. at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 130 in Northern Brunswick. Two vehicles were involved in a collision.

The investigation revealed that the first vehicle was driven by a civilian driving on the wrong side of the road and also contained two children.

According to the investigation, the second vehicle was an identified Old Bridge Police Department vehicle driven by an Old Bridge Constable, which contained a second Old Bridge Constable and a civilian.

The two children in the civilian vehicle died from injuries sustained in the accident. Both officers and the civilian inside the police vehicle were injured.

This investigation is being conducted in accordance with Attorney General’s Directive 2019-4, which implements the legal requirement that the Attorney General’s office conduct an investigation into any death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer. order that acts in an official capacity or while the deceased is in custody and that establishes clear standards and procedures for conducting such investigations.

Pursuant to Section II.H.3 of the directive, the investigation will be bifurcated, with the Attorney General’s Office investigating the conduct of officers involved in the collision and the Middlesex County Attorney’s Office investigating the conduct of any other party that may be responsible.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is provided at this time.


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Why is Pakistani military land used to build wedding halls, cinemas? Supreme Court asks Defense Secretary https://nypdholyname.com/why-is-pakistani-military-land-used-to-build-wedding-halls-cinemas-supreme-court-asks-defense-secretary/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:42:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/why-is-pakistani-military-land-used-to-build-wedding-halls-cinemas-supreme-court-asks-defense-secretary/ Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday grilled the Defense Secretary after the mighty army was found using “strategic and defense” land for business activities such as renting weddings and cinemas. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and including Judge Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed and Judge Ijazul Ahsan, considered the issue of […]]]>
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday grilled the Defense Secretary after the mighty army was found using “strategic and defense” land for business activities such as renting weddings and cinemas.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and including Judge Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed and Judge Ijazul Ahsan, considered the issue of military land used for commercial purposes at the Registry of the Supreme Court of Karachi.

The Dawn newspaper reported that the CJP questioned Defense Secretary Retired Lieutenant-General Mohammad Hilal Hussain about the commercial use of military land, asking whether structures such as “cinemas and theaters marriage “had been built for defense purposes.

“This land was given to you for strategic and defense purposes [purposes and yet] you started commercial activities there, “he said.” Were wedding halls, cinemas and housing companies built for defense purposes? “asked the chief justice. .

He pointed out that all of the Askari housing projects, commonly referred to as the Army Housing Scheme Defense, had been built on cantonment land.

“We have decided that this will not happen again,” the defense secretary said, adding that the construction of housing companies and the commercial use of military land would be monitored and stopped.

At this, Justice Amin asked Hussain how this would be made possible and where the process would begin.

The judge asked him to provide a written explanation.

The chief justice said colonels and majors act like kings. “What the colonels and majors desire is to happen,” he said.

“Go tell all the chefs [of the armed forces] that defense land will not be used for commercial purposes. Go to all the military cantonments and tell them that the land will only be used for strategic purposes, ”CJP Ahmed ordered the Secretary of Defense.

He also said that commercial activities were ongoing at Masroor base and Faisal base in Karachi and that buildings were erected when orders were given to remove the signs.

The bench asked Hussain if he had a written report on the case, which the secretary asked for more time to submit.

The court adjourned the hearing to November 30, stating that it would take place in Islamabad and also ordered that a written report be submitted.

When hearing the case on Wednesday, the chief justice said the conversion of cantonment land to private land appeared to be in direct violation of the Cantonment Act of 1924, the Land Cantonment Rules of 1937 and of various constitutional provisions and the matter had to be heard and decided by the court.

The judiciary had expressed resentment towards the director of cantonment and military grounds of the Karachi region, Adil Rafi Siddiqui, about such activities falling within the competence of the cantonment councils and had also asked him for a report on the construction of a wall on the premises of a Defense Housing Authority park. Phase-I, according to the Dawn newspaper.


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Unlike Washington, Russia has not enshrined the goal of achieving military supremacy in outer space https://nypdholyname.com/unlike-washington-russia-has-not-enshrined-the-goal-of-achieving-military-supremacy-in-outer-space/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 07:15:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/unlike-washington-russia-has-not-enshrined-the-goal-of-achieving-military-supremacy-in-outer-space/ Maria zakharova November 24, 2021, 1:15 pm Last modification: November 24, 2021, 01:23 PM Maria Zakharova. Illustration: SCT “> Maria Zakharova. Illustration: SCT In light of the many media inquiries we have received, it is necessary to provide some clarification regarding the successful Defense Ministry test on November 15 of this year. The test resulted […]]]>

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In light of the many media inquiries we have received, it is necessary to provide some clarification regarding the successful Defense Ministry test on November 15 of this year. The test resulted in the destruction of the inactive Russian satellite Tselina-D which had been in orbit since 1982.

The test was conducted in strict accordance with international law, including the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, and was not directed against anyone. Considering the timing of the test and the orbital parameters, the debris it produced created no threat and posed no obstacle or difficulty to the operation of orbital stations and spacecraft, or to other space activities. This debris was recorded in the main register of the home space control system. Surveillance began instantly and will continue until the debris no longer exists.

These actions were part of the Defense Ministry’s defense capability plan to prevent sudden damage to national security in space and on Earth by current and future space technology from other states.

The inactive Russian satellite Tselina-D was destroyed. Photo: Russian Space Web

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The inactive Russian satellite Tselina-D was destroyed.  Photo: Russian Space Web

The inactive Russian satellite Tselina-D was destroyed. Photo: Russian Space Web

In this context, it should be noted that since the 1950s, the United States has consistently followed a trajectory towards the use of space for combat operations and the deployment of offensive weapons systems in order to achieve military supremacy or even total domination of space. These objectives are set out in the updated Defense Space Strategy and US Space Force doctrine.

To achieve these goals, Washington and its allies are conducting large-scale programs to develop weapon systems designed to respond to the threat or use of force in space, from space, or involving space. , including preventive actions. I’m primarily referring to the creation of a space-based missile defense group (including interceptors) and ways to illegally impact elements of orbital space infrastructure.

Washington’s activities include in-orbit testing of its latest different-type attack systems without any prior notification. This also applies to the destruction of its own space equipment. For example, on February 20, 2008, an SM-3 anti-missile destroyed a USA-193 satellite. In the 1980s, the Pentagon also tested its anti-satellite systems on the F-15A aircraft platform.

The US X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, a reusable robotic spacecraft, also has the potential to arm space. It can stay in orbit for a long time, maneuver and carry a payload. We have asked our American colleagues to explain what are the specific objectives and tasks of the current X-37B mission, but our questions remain unanswered.

Unlike Washington, Russia has not enshrined the goal of achieving military supremacy in space in its doctrines. On the contrary, from the very beginning of space exploration, we have adhered to a coherent policy of preventing an arms race in space and preserving it for peaceful purposes. In this regard, we believe that it is necessary to begin, as soon as possible, to coordinate an instrument on the prevention of an arms race in outer space which is binding under international law. There is a basis for such work – the draft Russian-Chinese treaty on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space and the threat or use of force against space objects (PPWT) .

The agreement we are proposing could include a ban on placing any kind of weapons in space, as well as on the threat or use of force in space, from space or involving space. We also call on States to assume the following obligations:

  • not to use space objects as weapons of destruction against targets on Earth, in the atmosphere or in outer space;

  • not destroy, damage or disrupt the normal operation, or alter the flight path, of space objects of other States;

  • not to create, test or deploy space weapons of any kind for the performance of any task, including missile defense, or as anti-satellite weapons, for use against targets on Earth or in the atmosphere , and eliminate systems that are already in the possession of States;

  • not to test or use manned spacecraft for military purposes, including anti-satellite activity;

  • not to assist or encourage other States, groups of States and international, intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations, including non-governmental legal entities established, registered or located in the territory under their jurisdiction and / or control, to participate to the above activities.

As an intermediate step, we consider the international initiative / political commitment of Russia not to be the first to place weapons in space, which, at present, is the only effective tool to maintain the free space of weapons. Thirty states participate fully.

We reaffirm our willingness to discuss all space security issues with all stakeholders, including the United States. We are convinced that the talks on an international agreement banning the deployment of any kind of weapons in outer space and the threat or use of force against space objects offer the right way to ease tensions and allay the concerns of people. States within the framework of ensuring the security of space activities.


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A Warwick police officer shot dead a man who pointed his rifle at them during a welfare check https://nypdholyname.com/a-warwick-police-officer-shot-dead-a-man-who-pointed-his-rifle-at-them-during-a-welfare-check/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:29:28 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/a-warwick-police-officer-shot-dead-a-man-who-pointed-his-rifle-at-them-during-a-welfare-check/ A man was shot dead by police in Warwick on Monday evening after pointing a rifle at police officers, the Warwick Police Department said. The incident occurred after police responded to the Lockwood Condominiums, 3524 West Shore Road., to check on the welfare of an “apparently suicidal” man, Warwick Police Chief Bradford E. Connor said […]]]>

A man was shot dead by police in Warwick on Monday evening after pointing a rifle at police officers, the Warwick Police Department said.

The incident occurred after police responded to the Lockwood Condominiums, 3524 West Shore Road., to check on the welfare of an “apparently suicidal” man, Warwick Police Chief Bradford E. Connor said in a press release.

The person who called the police said they were concerned about the safety of a woman on the property because the man was suicidal and had been drinking, Connor said. Before arriving, officers also learned that the man had a loaded gun, according to Connor.

A State Police crime scene truck and several Warwick police cars were still at the scene Tuesday morning.

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Officers were able to get the woman out of the condo safely, Connor said.

Then, as the police set up a perimeter around the condo unit, they attempted to contact the man, according to Connor.

The man came out of the condo twice with a gun and pointed it at the officers before heading back inside, according to Connor.

When the man got out a third time, he walked over to the police “while pointing the rifle in their direction and ignored repeated orders from the police to drop his gun,” Connor said in the statement. “An officer discharged his gun, hitting the suspect.”

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Warwick Fire Department personnel immediately provided medical assistance and took the man to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:31 p.m., Connor said.

The names of the man and the officers involved were not disclosed.

A state police crime scene truck and several Warwick cruisers were at the scene around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Dave Coningford, 59, has lived in Lockwood condominiums for four years and describes the old school complex as a quiet community.

The fact that an incident like this happens in the same apartment building where he lives “makes me a little nervous,” he said.

The shooting happened at the other end of his apartment building, he said, and he heard nothing, although he saw flashing police lights through the window and thought it might being a rescue for another resident, a common occurrence.

“It’s a bit too close to have a shootout in the same building,” he said. “You can never really talk about people. But the people here are very nice. I haven’t met anyone who I think something like this could happen.

Bill Halacy, 69, said the last heavy police presence at the condominium complex was several years ago, when local police were chasing a fugitive from another state.

Halacy lives in a separate building about 200 yards from where Monday’s incident took place.

“I’m a little shocked and I think the Lockwood (condo) board needs to take care of this and find out who has guns on the property – if in fact this guy was a resident ….”

Several residents who did not give their names said their condos were soundproofed to dampen the roar of jets passing overhead on take-off from nearby TF Green Airport, which may explain why they heard little noise outside Monday night.

The incident is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, State Police and Warwick Police.

This article originally appeared in The Providence Journal: Man shot dead by Warwick police after pointing gun at officers


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Roanoke’s Drumstick Dash Baffled Due to Police Shortage | Local News https://nypdholyname.com/roanokes-drumstick-dash-baffled-due-to-police-shortage-local-news/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 19:26:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/roanokes-drumstick-dash-baffled-due-to-police-shortage-local-news/ Runners and walkers gather at the start of the 12th Annual Union Bank and Trust Drumstick Dash 5K Run and Family Walk on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. An inflatable turkey watches over participants in the 2019 Drumstick Dash 5K Run and Family Walk in downtown Roanoke. Runners make their way along Franklin Road during […]]]>

Thursday’s Atlantic Union Drumstick Dash was rerouted because there aren’t enough cops to fill the regular downtown Roanoke course.

The new route will use greenways and areas around River’s Edge to avoid intersections. The new start line will be on Wiley Drive at River’s Edge Park.

Police officers were stationed at every traffic light and major intersection as runners and walkers took part in the popular Thanksgiving Day 5K event downtown. But the Roanoke Police Department has too few officers available to oversee the safety of the traditional run of the holiday race, according to a statement from the organizers of Drumstick Dash.

Police officer shortages have been experienced locally and nationally in recent years. The International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2019 described it as a recruitment crisis due to the shrinking pool of applicants.

Typically, the Drumstick Dash requires a minimum of 13 officers, and ideally 15-18. The City Police Department currently has 45 regular officer positions that are vacant, spokeswoman Caitlyn Cline said in a statement. E-mail.

Cline said the police department had contacted neighboring jurisdictions to find additional staff for the event, but the response was still not sufficient to accommodate the race downtown.


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Police officer sentenced to prison for the death of Ahin Öner https://nypdholyname.com/police-officer-sentenced-to-prison-for-the-death-of-ahin-oner/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:35:55 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/police-officer-sentenced-to-prison-for-the-death-of-ahin-oner/ Click to read the article in Turkish / Kurdish Sahin Öner, 19, was hit by an armored vehicle in the predominantly Kurdish-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey eight years ago. The court issued its decision in the trial on his death today (23 November). In the trial which started 5 years later, the 1st […]]]>

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Sahin Öner, 19, was hit by an armored vehicle in the predominantly Kurdish-Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey eight years ago. The court issued its decision in the trial on his death today (23 November).

In the trial which started 5 years later, the 1st High Criminal Court of Diyarbakır ruled that the SK policeman should be sentenced to 4 years, 5 months and 10 days in prison for “causing death by negligence”.

Why did the trial start five years later?

The first trial hearing was held on June 29, 2017 before the 7th Diyarbakır Magistrates’ Court of First Instance. The only suspect, Police Officer SK, did not attend the hearing.

Approving the request of the lawyers of the Öner family, the court ruled that it was a “voluntary murder” rather than a “reckless murder” and transmitted the file to the court of assizes.

The Institute of Forensic Medicine released a report on November 12, 2014 and confirmed that the incident could not be considered a simple traffic accident. Yet the Diyarbakır 1st Assize Court, later ruling on the incompetence over the case, ruled that the incident was an accident and referred the case to the Antep Regional Court of Justice for the jurisdiction conflict between courts be resolved.

Speaking to bianet, Öner’s family lawyer Abdullah Zeytun said: “the court ruled on the non-jurisdiction on the basis of abstract evidence aimed at justifying the accused”, and added ” the [court] committee rendering this verdict when there is so much evidence must be recorded in history.

The Antep Regional Court of Justice considering the case upheld the decision of the first district court that Öner’s death was “not an accident but a deliberate murder” and referred the case to the 1st Diyarbakır Assize Court, which ruled that the verdict of non-jurisdiction should be quashed.

The Diyarbakır First Assize Court ruled that the first hearing would be held on February 15, 2018 and that a notification would be sent to the Diyarbakır Security Directorate to arrange for the suspect to appear in court at the first hearing.

What happened?

Police intervened during the demonstration in Şehitlik neighborhood in Yenişehir district in Diyarbakır on February 10, 2013. 19-year-old high school student Şahin Öner lost his life.

The governorate of Diyarbakır declared that “he lost his life when an attempt was made to take the explosive from his hands”. However, according to the preliminary autopsy report, ner “died of a crash in an accident”.

Lawyer Serdar Çelebi, vice president of the Diyarbakır branch of the Human Rights Association (İHD), told bianet that they had reviewed Öner’s autopsy report and that no evidence explosives could not be found in the report contrary to the governor’s allegation.

Two eyewitnesses also testified that Öner died in an armored vehicle by crashing it.

In addition, İHD Diyarbakır branch said that despite fatal injuries, Öner was taken to the garden of a police station rather than to a hospital and then taken to hospital after being kept there. for half an hour.

However, the Office of the Chief Prosecutor authorized by Article 10 of the Anti-Terrorism Law issued a verdict of non-jurisdiction for the police driver of the vehicle for the offense of “reckless homicide” and sent it to the office. of the prosecutor. At the end of a four-year investigation, the case was opened with this offense.

The first hearing of the trial was held on June 29, 2017. Approving the request of the lawyers of the Öner family, the 7th Criminal Court of First Instance of Diyarbakır ruled that it was “intentional homicide” and a referred the case to the heavy criminal court.

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“Greek military exercises, provocative remarks pushed by other powers” https://nypdholyname.com/greek-military-exercises-provocative-remarks-pushed-by-other-powers/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:16:38 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/greek-military-exercises-provocative-remarks-pushed-by-other-powers/ Greece’s military exercises as well as its provocative statements are not made only by themselves, but are stimulated by certain powers, said on Monday Justice and Development Party (AK Party) vice-chairman Numan Kurtulmuş . “The main problem here is the unease felt by Turkey’s strong presence in the Mediterranean,” Kurtulmuş said during a media workshop. […]]]>

Greece’s military exercises as well as its provocative statements are not made only by themselves, but are stimulated by certain powers, said on Monday Justice and Development Party (AK Party) vice-chairman Numan Kurtulmuş .

“The main problem here is the unease felt by Turkey’s strong presence in the Mediterranean,” Kurtulmuş said during a media workshop.

More recently, Greece and the United States staged a joint military exercise in the Aegean Sea amid mounting tensions with Turkey.

The exercise comes a week after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that “Greece, as a whole, has become an American military base”.

The Turkish leader was referring to the numerous military installations of the United States in Alexandroupoli in Greece (Dedeağaç).

The two neighbors, NATO allies, disagree on a number of issues such as competing claims to jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean, airspace, energy, the ethnically divided island of Cyprus and status. of the Aegean Islands.

Stressing that Turkey will not give up its rights in the region and will continue its presence, Kurtulmuş said: “Since some people are uncomfortable with Turkey’s existence, they express their dissatisfaction with of Turkey’s defense of its sovereign rights in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, through the support they give to Greece, as they have always done for Greece.

Turkey, which has the longest continental coastline in the eastern Mediterranean, has rejected maritime border claims by Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration, stressing that these excessive claims violate the sovereign rights of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots.

However, Ankara has repeatedly stressed its support for resolving all outstanding issues in the region, including maritime disputes, through international law, good neighborly relations, dialogue and negotiations. .

Kurtulmuş said Turkey’s deal with Libya underlines that Ankara will not give up its rights to oil resources in the eastern Mediterranean.

On November 27, 2019, the internationally recognized Libyan government signed a cooperation agreement on security and maritime border demarcation with Turkey.

The agreement also confirmed that Turkey and Libya are maritime neighbors. The delimitation starts from the southwest coast of Turkey of Fethiye, Marmaris and Kaş, and extends to the Libyan coast of Derna-Tobruk-Bardia.

On the other hand, another cause of tensions is the migration crisis in the region.

Turkey has repeatedly condemned Greece’s illegal practice of pushing back asylum seekers, saying it violates humanitarian values ​​and international law by endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants, including women and children .

13 irregular migrants repulsed by Greece were rescued Monday by the Turkish coastguard off the districts of Dikili (west of Izmir) and Kuşadası (Aydın province).

The rescued migrants were taken to the provincial migration directorate.

Turkey’s five Aegean provinces – Çanakkale, Balıkesir, Izmir, Muğla and Aydın – are favorite places for refugees leaving Turkey for the European Union, with the Greek islands within sight of the Turkish coast.

In recent years, hundreds of thousands of people have made short but perilous journeys across the Aegean Sea in an attempt to reach Northern and Western Europe in search of a better life.

Hundreds of people have died at sea as a number of boats carrying refugees sank or capsized. The Turkish Coast Guard command saved thousands more.

Turkey and Greece have been key transit points for migrants wishing to enter Europe, fleeing war and persecution to start a new life. Turkey has accused Greece of large-scale refoulements, summary expulsions and denying migrants access to asylum procedures, in violation of international law. He also accuses the European Union of turning a blind eye to this flagrant violation of human rights.

Refoulements are considered contrary to international refugee protection agreements, which stipulate that people must not be expelled or returned to a country where their life and safety could be in danger because of their race, religion, nationality or affiliation. to a social or political group.

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Expanding the US military presence in the bases of Phl https://nypdholyname.com/expanding-the-us-military-presence-in-the-bases-of-phl/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 10:52:04 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/expanding-the-us-military-presence-in-the-bases-of-phl/ Yesterday, China’s continued intrusions into Philippine maritime jurisdiction in the Western Philippine Sea made headlines following a new incident that sparked strong protests and mixed responses. The title of this article read: “Chinese Ships Use Water Cannons Against Phl Supply Boats”. On Tuesday, two large Chinese Coast Guard vessels stranded two small Philippine civilian vessels […]]]>

Yesterday, China’s continued intrusions into Philippine maritime jurisdiction in the Western Philippine Sea made headlines following a new incident that sparked strong protests and mixed responses. The title of this article read: “Chinese Ships Use Water Cannons Against Phl Supply Boats”.

On Tuesday, two large Chinese Coast Guard vessels stranded two small Philippine civilian vessels en route to transport food supplies to military personnel stationed on a grounded warship (the BRP Sierra Madre) serving as Ayungin’s outpost (Second Thomas ) Shoal. A third Chinese ship detonated the two Filipino ships with a water cannon, forcing them to turn back.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has lodged strong diplomatic protests with the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Manila. The actions of the Chinese ships were illegal, he said: China “has no law enforcement rights in and around these areas …[and] must pay attention and step back. The supply of troops to Ayungin Shoal will continue, he said, adding: “We don’t need to ask permission to do what we need to do in our territory.”

But the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman defended the actions of their ships as “in accordance with the law,” saying the Philippine ships had entered Chinese waters. Locsin said he reminded China that “a public ship is covered by the Philippines-US mutual defense treaty.” He was referring to former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s public pledge in March 2019 that any armed attack on the Philippine armed forces, public ships or planes in the South China Sea “would trigger the article IV of the MDT ”. This commitment has since been reiterated by senior US diplomatic and military officials.

While a number of senators – including Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan and Richard Gordon – supported Locsin’s diplomatic protest, they deemed it insufficient and called for stronger action.

Filing diplomatic protests against China may “not be enough anymore,” said Deputy House Minority Leader Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate. He also said President Duterte must demand justice through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and insist that China abide by the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling overturning China’s claim to the law of the sea. almost all of the South China Sea, including the WPS.

At least three presidential candidates in the May 9, 2022 elections weighed in on the issue, with various actions suggested.

• Senator Panfilo Lacson and his vice-presidential running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, called for a stronger response from the government. Lacson cited the need to forge alliances with “militarily strong” nations, noting that given its current military capability, the country will not win over China. Sotto urged invoking the relevant provisions of the 1951 RP-United States Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT).

• If he becomes president, the mayor of Manila Isko Moreno has said he will seek to strengthen defense agreements like the MDT and the visiting forces agreement of 1999. na Pilipinong of uniformed personnel ”, a- he declared.

• For her part, Vice President Leni Robredo called for a stronger position in asserting Philippine sovereignty to protect Filipino interests. “Our victory in the arbitration award is what we count on to be able to continue to protect what is ours,” she added.

Robredo revealed that she and her running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan met for three hours last Wednesday with former AFP generals, including two former chiefs of staff, to discuss key aspects of national security . “We are committed to continuing our consultation with them,” she underlined.

“The expert views of these respected generals and military strategists are greatly appreciated,” she said, “as we recognize that with both current and evolving threats we need an institutional approach, comprehensive and deliberate national security. “

Secretary Locsin’s invocation of the MDT, specific references to it by two presidential candidates – and a recent bilateral decision to expand the US military presence, US military installations and storage of war material to the inside Philippine military bases as part of the implementation of the treaty – should make the Mutual Defense Treaty a priority issue in the upcoming election campaign.

Without much ado, Filipino and US diplomatic and defense officials met in Washington DC last week (November 15-16), in what was billed as the 9th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, a biannual meeting that kicked off in 2011.

The two panels discussed cooperation in defense, economy, rule of law and regional diplomacy. They signed a joint vision statement for the 21st century U.S.-Philippines partnership that includes, among other things:

• In addition to resuming more than 300 military activities under the VFA in 2022, the Philippines allows the United States to construct facilities and pre-position defenses within Philippine military bases as part of the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

While the United States already has “facilities” at four military bases, both panels say, “We intend to continue to implement infrastructure projects at the current EDCA and d ‘explore additional sites for further development. The four existing facilities are located inside Antonio Bautista Air Base in Palawan, Mactan-Benito Air Base in Cebu, Lumbia Air Base in Cagayan de Oro and Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija .

• Negotiate an agreement governing the modalities of intelligence sharing and the proper joint use of equipment during military operations or combined training exercises.

• Promote the interoperability of the US and Philippine armed forces, including the establishment of a coordination center, the development of a joint command and control of operations and the finalization of the maritime “framework” to enable more efficient execution. joint operations.

Looking at all of this, one can surmise the likely increase in national security risk if a militarily powerful country viewed as an enemy by the United States chooses to launch a pre-emptive attack on American facilities inside Philippine bases (a prospect that President Duterte has said he dreads). And since American soldiers are present practically all year round, the old social ills brought about by their previous presence, such as the prostitution of women near bases, are likely to worsen.

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Email: satur.ocampo@gmail.com

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Extend the US military presence in the bases of Phl https://nypdholyname.com/extend-the-us-military-presence-in-the-bases-of-phl/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://nypdholyname.com/extend-the-us-military-presence-in-the-bases-of-phl/ Yesterday, China’s continued intrusions into Philippine maritime jurisdiction in the Western Philippine Sea made headlines following a new incident that sparked strong protests and mixed responses. The title of this article read: “Chinese Ships Use Water Cannons Against Phl Supply Boats”. On Tuesday, two large Chinese Coast Guard ships stranded two small Philippine civilian ships […]]]>

Yesterday, China’s continued intrusions into Philippine maritime jurisdiction in the Western Philippine Sea made headlines following a new incident that sparked strong protests and mixed responses. The title of this article read: “Chinese Ships Use Water Cannons Against Phl Supply Boats”.

On Tuesday, two large Chinese Coast Guard ships stranded two small Philippine civilian ships en route to carry supplies to military personnel stationed on a grounded warship (the BRP Sierra Madre) serving as Ayungin’s outpost (Second Thomas ) Shoal. A third Chinese ship detonated the two Filipino ships with a water cannon, forcing them to turn back.

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has lodged strong diplomatic protests with the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Manila. The actions of the Chinese ships were illegal, he said: China “has no law enforcement rights in and around these areas …[and] must pay attention and step back. The supply of troops to Ayungin Shoal will continue, he said, adding: “We don’t need to ask permission to do what we need to do in our territory.”

But the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman defended the actions of their ships as “in accordance with the law,” saying the Philippine ships had entered Chinese waters. Locsin said he reminded China that “a public ship is covered by the Philippines-US mutual defense treaty.” He was referring to former US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s public pledge in March 2019 that any armed attack on the Philippine armed forces, public ships or planes in the South China Sea “would trigger the article IV of the MDT ”. This commitment has since been reiterated by senior US diplomatic and military officials.

While a number of senators – including Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan and Richard Gordon – supported Locsin’s diplomatic protest, they deemed it insufficient and called for stronger action.

Filing diplomatic protests against China may “not be enough anymore,” said Deputy House Minority Leader Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate. He also said President Duterte must demand justice through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and insist that China abide by the 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling overturning China’s claim to the law of the sea. almost all of the South China Sea, including the WPS.

At least three presidential candidates in the May 9, 2022 elections weighed in on the issue, with various actions suggested.

• Senator Panfilo Lacson and his vice-presidential running mate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, called for a stronger response from the government. Lacson cited the need to forge alliances with “militarily strong” nations, noting that given its current military capability, the country will not win over China. Sotto urged invoking the relevant provisions of the 1951 RP-United States Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT).

• If he becomes president, the mayor of Manila Isko Moreno has said he will seek to strengthen defense agreements like the MDT and the visiting forces agreement of 1999. na Pilipinong of uniformed personnel ”, a- he declared.

• For her part, Vice President Leni Robredo called for a stronger position in asserting Philippine sovereignty to protect Filipino interests. “Our victory in the arbitration award is what we count on to be able to continue to protect what is ours,” she added.

Robredo revealed that she and her running mate Senator Kiko Pangilinan met for three hours last Wednesday with former AFP generals, including two former chiefs of staff, to discuss key aspects of national security . “We are committed to continuing our consultation with them,” she underlined.

“The expert views of these respected generals and military strategists are greatly appreciated,” she said, “as we recognize that with both current and evolving threats we need an institutional approach, comprehensive and deliberate national security. “

Secretary Locsin’s invocation of the MDT, specific references to it by two presidential candidates – and a recent bilateral decision to expand the US military presence, US military installations and storage of war material to the inside Philippine military bases as part of the implementation of the treaty – should make the Mutual Defense Treaty a major issue in the next election campaign.

Without much ado, Filipino and US diplomatic and defense officials met in Washington DC last week (November 15-16), in what has been billed as the 9th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, a biannual meeting that kicked off in 2011.

The two panels discussed cooperation in defense, economy, rule of law and regional diplomacy. They signed a joint vision statement for the 21st century U.S.-Philippines partnership that includes, among other things:

• In addition to resuming more than 300 military activities under the VFA in 2022, the Philippines allows the United States to construct facilities and pre-position defenses within Philippine military bases as part of the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).

While the United States already has “facilities” at four military bases, both panels say, “We intend to continue to implement infrastructure projects at the current EDCA and DC sites. ‘explore additional sites for further development. The four existing facilities are located inside Antonio Bautista Air Base in Palawan, Mactan-Benito Air Base in Cebu, Lumbia Air Base in Cagayan de Oro and Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija .

• Negotiate an agreement governing the modalities of intelligence sharing and the good joint use of equipment during combined military operations or training exercises.

• Promote the interoperability of the US and Philippine armed forces, including the establishment of a coordination center, the development of a joint command and control of operations and the finalization of the maritime “framework” to enable more efficient execution. joint operations.

Looking at all of this, one can surmise the likely increase in national security risk if a militarily powerful country viewed as an enemy by the United States chooses to launch a pre-emptive attack on American facilities inside Philippine bases (a prospect that President Duterte has said he dreads). And since American soldiers are present practically all year round, the old social ills brought about by their previous presence, such as the prostitution of women near bases, are likely to worsen.

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E-mail: satur.ocampo@gmail.com


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