Day: September 22, 2020

Apple commits to freedom of information and expression in human rights policy

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it was committed to freedom of information and expression in a document it has published on its humans rights policy – a move which follows increased pressure from shareholders.

The U.S. tech giant has come under fire for removing virtual network apps from its App store in China and at its February annual general meeting a shareholder proposal called on Apple to publicly commit “to respect freedom of expression as a human right”.

While it was defeated, it gained 40.6% of votes cast – far more than similar motions put forward previously and enough to push the company to respond, experts said.

“We believe in the critical importance of an open society in which information flows freely, and we’re convinced the best way we can continue to promote openness is to remain engaged, even where we may disagree with a country’s laws,” Apple states in

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Officials say east Libya government resigns amid protests

Libyan officials say the interim government of eastern Libya has resigned amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditions

CAIRO — An interim government in eastern Libya resigned on Sunday amid street protests that erupted across the divided country over dire living conditions, officials said.

Prime Minister Abdallah al-Thani submitted the resignation of his government to Aguila Saleh, speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives, said the government’s spokesman, Ezzel-Deen al-Falih.

Abdallah Abaihig, a spokesman for the parliament, confirmed the government’s resignation, saying lawmakers would review it in their next meeting. No date set for the session.

The parliament on Friday accused the Central Bank and government in the capital of Tripoli of “plundering” the country and neglecting the east, in

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Civil society demands election of Mongla Pourashava, removal of mayor

Our Correspondent, Bagerhat :

Under the auspices of the members of SUJAN (Sushaner Janya Nagarik), Nagorik Sachetan Samaj and civil society a human chain was formed at Chowdhury Mor within Mongla Pourashava in Bagerhat district on Sunday morning demanding the election Tafshil (schedule) for holding a fresh election of the (Mongla) Pourashava and the immediate removal of the present Mayor whose term already expired in the year 2015. A large number of people different professions also participated in the human chain, according to delayed report received here..

The last election of Mongla Port Pourashava was held on January 23 in the year 2011. In the election Md. Zulfikar Ali, the then Secretary of Mongla Poura BNP was elected Mayor and most of the posts of Councilors were bagged by his BNP and followers. Since then Zulfikar Ali and his (supporter) councilors have been ruling the Pourashava (for the last 10

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Lawyer X: Victoria police admit use of Nicola Gobbo as informer was ‘profoundly wrong’ | Lawyer X

Victoria police has admitted an “indefensible interference” in the lawyer-client relationship by using gangland barrister Nicola Gobbo as a police informer.

The admission, made in a submission to the Lawyer X inquiry, throws into question convictions of a number of gangland figures including Tony Mokbel.

Mokbel is serving a 30-year sentence for drug trafficking, but senior lawyers assisting a royal commission into the Lawyer X scandal have revealed all three of his convictions could have been tainted.

And while Mokbel and others might walk from prison, police and Gobbo should not face criminal charges, the royal commission has found, despite widespread and damning revelations against the force and lawyer.

In more than 2,000 pages of submissions released late Tuesday, Chris Winneke QC, Andrew Woods and Megan Tittensor, said the relationship Gobbo had with police had adverse consequences on the criminal justice system and may continue to do so.

“Over a

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