RSF_en News March 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Ali Said badly beaten Journalist Ali Said of the magazine Radio wa Telvesa was badly beaten by thugs following an interview in which the actress Yetimad Khurshid, widow of the secret police chief under former President Gamal Adbel Nasser, talked about crimes ordered by Safwat Al-Sherif, former secretary-general of the then-ruling National Democratic Party and information minister for 22 years. Reporters Without Borders said the recent wave of physical attacks and arrests recalled the practices of the Mubarak years. Organisation Help by sharing this information
By Dialogo September 07, 2012 In another blow to this group, Rolando Cabezas Figueroa, a senior leader of the Shining Path, was killed during a confrontation with military forces in Ayacucho (southeast), reported Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on September 5. “As a result of the confrontation with the Armed Forces, we have been able to confirm the death of so-called ‘Comrade William’. This is a hard blow to the terrorist organization in the VRAEM” (Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers), Humala said to RPP radio. The clash between the Military Forces and the Shining Path leader occurred on the morning of September 5 in the Llochegua district of Ayacucho Department (about 360 miles southeast of Lima). The president highlighted that Figueroa was second in command in the VRAEM region, and that he led the Shining Path attacks and ambushes against Military bases in the Peruvian jungle for 22 years. In February, the Peruvian Military Forces captured Florindo Flores a.k.a. ‘Comrade Artemio’, one of the top leaders of the Shining Path in the Alto Huallaga valley (northeast). Rolando Cabezas Figueroa, 43, a.k.a. ‘Comrade William’ or ‘Guillermo’ was deemed responsible for the attack on the Mazangaro Military Base in Junín (central jungle), where five soldiers died and seven more were wounded in August. “Comrade William was responsible for the sniper attack against helicopters of the Armed Forces,” said Humala after noting that operations continue in the area to capture the leaders of the Shining Path. Rolando Cabezas Figueroa was the creator of an ambush on a military patrol in Sanabamba, Ayacucho, on April 9, 2009, in which 14 Soldiers died, he reported.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he will hold talks with Gerrard over a new contract and is convinced he can play into his late 30s. Carragher, who is retiring at the end of the season, admits striker Luis Suarez is now close to rivalling Gerrard as the best player he has played alongside for the Reds. The spot-kick against Villa was awarded for a challenge on Suarez who shrugged off the tiredness from his World Cup qualifier exertions and travelling with Uruguay to produce another dynamic performance. Carragher said: “Every side has a couple of players in the side you hope can turn things for you and Luis does it on a weekly basis. I’ve played with a lot of top players here and I’ve always said Stevie was the best player I’ve played with. But Luis is definitely on his shoulder, he is very close.” Liverpool came from behind to win a Barclays Premier League game for the first time in two years with Jordan Henderson cancelling out Villa striker Christian Benteke’s opener. It was their third victory in four games but Carragher is playing down talk of challenging for a European spot. He said: “Winning that game (against Villa) now makes Southampton look like a blip because we were on a good run. But I don’t really look too far ahead and to be honest if you asked most of the lads, they wouldn’t even know what position would get us into Europe.” Gerrard, 32, deservedly won the man of the match award in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday and scored the winner from the penalty spot. Carragher said: “I’m sure Stevie will sign a contract and finish his career at Liverpool the way I’ve done. There is no doubt about that. I’m sure he’ll sit down and sort it out in the next couple of months. Steve will be finishing his career at Liverpool. He is ‘captain fantastic’ every week.” Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will follow his example and end his career at Anfield by signing a new contract. Press Association