Landslide death toll hits 140

first_imgRescure operation being conductedAt least 140 people have so far been killed and many went missing after a series of landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit the hilly districts in the southeast Bangladesh. Members of army and fire service with local people on Wednesday morning resumed rescue operation in the landslides-hit area and retrieved a total of 19 bodies, with many more still missing.As many as 106 people died in Rangamati alone while 21 bodies were revered from Rangunia and Chandanaish and three from Bandarban and one from Khagracchari.Rangamati additional deputy commissioner Prakash Kanti Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that eight more bodies, including five members of two families, were recovered from the district.Bangladeshi fire fighters and residents search for bodies after a landslide in Bandarban on July 13, 2017. Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 46 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said on July 13. AFPBodies of a mother Rupali Chakma, and her two daughters — Jui Chakma, 12, and Jhumjhumi Chakma, 7 — were recovered from Juba Unnayan area of the district.A woman Ponti Shona Chakma, 35, and her daughter Shantana Chakma, 9 were found dead in the area.The DC said also the death toll in the Rangamati incidents rose to 106.Read more…Landslide death toll reaches 135 as search resumeslast_img read more

6 health workers transferred over Sitakunda childrens death

first_imgBesides, a temporary health clinic will be operated in the hilly area where immunization programme will begin on Wednesday, said Azizur Rahman. The decision was taken following the directives of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), he said. Those transferred are heath inspector Khaled Md Humayun Kabir, assistant health inspector Reba Mahajan, and four health assistants Nilufa Akhter, Badrunnesa Bgum, Tafura Begum and Nurul Karim. Recently, nine children died of ‘unknown’ disease and 50 others fell ill in hilly Tripurapara of Situakunda. Six health workers of Sitakunda Health Complex in Chittagong have been transferred to Sandwip Upazila Health Complex for their negligence of duty as nine children at Tripurapara in Sitakkunda upazila ‘died of measles’.center_img On Monday, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said the children were suffering from measles. Civil surgeon Azizur Rahman Siddique disclosed this while speaking at a press briefing at Fouzdarhat Infectious Diseases Hospital here on Tuesday, reports UNB. Director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad at a press conference at the IEDCR auditorium on Monday said the children of about 85 ethnic communities of Tripurara were not brought under the coverage of immunisation since they kept themselves away from modern faculties due to their customs.last_img read more

Khadem slaughtered in Noakhali

first_imgA khadem (caretaker) of a mazar (shrine) was slaughtered by miscreants at Hatgaon area in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sona Miah, 65, a Khadem (caretaker) of Afzal Shah Mazar (shrine) at the area and hailing from Madaripur district.Police have arrested two men in this connection.Md Shamsuzoha Mojnu, a resident of the Afzal Shah Mazar bari and member of Nodna union parishad said three youth went to the mazar as the devotees around 8:00pm. They entered the mazar and talked with Sona Miah for some time .Later they took Sona Miah to an orchard (garden) adjacent to the mazar and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him slaughtered.Hearing the screaming of Sona Miah, his wife and locals went to the spot to rescue him and spotted him dead.Locals saw the attackers trying to flee the scene but they managed to hold an attacker, Ilias Hossain, a resident of Shaktola village of the upazila. Other two attackers managed to flee the scene.Getting information from Ilias in primary interrogation, locals also held another attacker, Sumon, 40, of the area.Later the locals handed them over to the police.Jahirul Islam, Additional Superintendent of District Police said the motives behind the killing could not be confirmed immediately.last_img read more

9 Rohingyas held in Jessore

first_imgPolice in a raid detained nine Rohingya people from Manihar Bus Stand area in the district town in Jessore on Wednesday, reports UNB.The detainees are Tafur Alam, 40, his wife Murshida Begum, 30, their daughter Yeasmin, 9, their three sons – Riazul Islam, 7, Saiful Islam, 3, and nine-month-old boy Shahidul Islam, their niece Jannat, 20, and Jannat’s nine-month-old son Hamid.All of them were residents of Panigajiri area in Rakhaine state of Myanmar.Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said suspecting movement of some people in the bus stand area, police challenged them and after interrogation police came to know that they are Rohingyas.Later, police detained them and took to Kotwali police station.The detainees entered Bandarban through Myanmar border amid persecution in Myanmar.Some people boarded them on a Jessore-bound bus in exchange of some money, claimed the detainees.last_img read more

Train crashes kill 203 in 9 yr Minister

first_imgMd Mazibul HoquRailway minister Md Mazibul Hoque on Thursday said some 203 people were killed and 586 others injured in the last eight years since 2009-10, reports BSS.”A total of 1391 accidents including derailments took place across the country killing 203 people and injuring 586 others,” he said responding to a query by treasury bench member Didarul Alam of Chittagong-4 at the house.The minister said 80 per cent of these casualty victims, however, were passengers of other mode of transports while most of these accidents took place at unauthorised level crossing across the country.He said the accidents cost a loss of Tk 2550 million in terms of damage of assets.Hoque told the house that the government was implementing a project for developing the level crossing gates also deploying people to guard the passageways to prevent the crashes.last_img read more

3 quota protesters picked up

first_imgNurullah Noor, Rashed Khan and Faruk HossainThree leading students who organised the recent demonstration demanding quota reforms were allegedly picked up by law enforcers.However, the police claimed that they were called in for discussion.The three are Dhaka University students Nurullah Noor of English department, Rashed Khan of MBA and Faruk Hossain of Disaster Management department — all joint convenors of Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad (General Students’ Rights Protection Council).Witnesses and the quota protesters said the three were stopped in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 12:45pm when they were going by rickshaw after addressing a press conference. Thet were picked up and taken in a microbus.Additional commissioner of Dhaka metropolitan police (detectives) Debdas Bhattacharja said the three were called in for discussion and they might have left already.”We were picked up,” Rashed said over phone at around 2:45pm after they were released. He also alleged that his father was taken to the police station.Salahuddin, a worker at a roadshide food stall, who witnessed the incident, said 7-8 people got down from a microbus and motorcycle, stopped the rickshaw and there was squabble before three rickshaw passengers were pushed into the microbus.At the press conference they held earlier, the council leaders demanded withdrawal of cases against the demonstrators.Rashed Khan then said they would file general diary with Shahbagh police station sinice they are scared of their security.Hundreds of students and young jobseekers led by the parishad demonstrated last week demanding reforms in quota system in public services.They suspended their demonstration when the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, announced in parliament on Wednesday that there would be no quota from now on.last_img read more

Showman Trump taking over with poor rating

first_imgDonald TrumpDonald Trump made his name with opulent hotels and a dramatic reality TV show, but his inauguration on Friday as the 45th US president is shaping up as a more understated affair, with big names in entertainment staying away.Like those who came before him, Trump will take his oath on the steps of the US Capitol building and lead a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, but there will be fewer official balls and less glitz and celebrity talent to welcome in the new president.Inaugurations have been star-studded affairs since 1941, when President Franklin Roosevelt held a gala with actors Charlie Chaplin, Mickey Rooney and other stars of the era, said Jim Bendat, a historian who has written a book on US inaugurations.But this year, several singers – including Elton John and Charlotte Church – declined invitations to perform at inaugural events. Trump, a New York businessman and former star of “The Apprentice” TV show, won with a populist platform that included promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, restrict immigration from Muslim countries and dismantle Obamacare.Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said yes to performing, but backed down after a backlash from fans.“You can’t really find precedent for that,” Bendat said in an interview.The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, singer Jackie Evancho and the Rockettes dancing troupe are among those slated to perform, although individual Rockettes will be allowed to opt out of performing if they so choose.Trump’s inaugural committee has said it is intentionally avoiding top entertainers.“We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect,” Tom Barrack, inaugural committee chairman, told reporters at Trump Tower in New York last week.“So what we’ve done, instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” Barrack said.Trump is slated to attend three official galas. Other modern inaugurations have had around 10 official balls, which the president and first lady would attend in rapid succession, typically dancing during each appearance.Then-President Bill Clinton held a record 14 balls during his 1997 inauguration, Bendat said.On Thursday, a series of choirs and marching bands will perform at the Lincoln Memorial, followed by a concert featuring country music star Toby Keith.Trump, who is entering office with unusually low approval ratings, has repeatedly pushed back against reports that his inauguration may be lacking in star power or have low attendance.“People are pouring into Washington in record numbers,” Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday. “Bikers for Trump are on their way. It will be a great Thursday, Friday and Saturday!”Officials expect about 800,000 spectators for the events – down from the estimated 1.8 million who flocked to Washington for Obama’s 2009 inauguration.Just 40 percent of Americans said they had a favourable view of Trump versus 55 percent who had an unfavourable view, according to a Gallup poll taken from Jan. 4 to Jan. 8.At a similar point before he took office in 2009, Obama was viewed favourably by 78 percent of Americans. Before taking office in 2001, President George W. Bush had a 62 percent favourable rating, according to the Gallup data.“What is most likely to distinguish Trump’s inauguration is the number of protesters,” said Brian Balogh, co-host of American history radio show BackStory.The National Parks Service has granted permits to protest for 27 groups. On Saturday, the National Mall will draw what organisers estimate will be about 200,000 people to a Women’s March to protest Trump.The Women’s March, which is expected to be the largest protest, is aimed at bringing attention to human and civil rights issues. Honorary co-chairs of the protest include activist Gloria Steinem and actor Harry Belafonte.last_img read more

Syrian tweeter girl asks if Trump starves for 24 hours

first_img‘Mr. Trump, have you ever had no food for 24 hours?’This is the question a seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed — who has garnered worldwide attention by tweeting about her life in Aleppoin Syria — asked the US president Donald Trump in a fresh video.”Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of refugees and the children of Syria,” asked Alabed on Twitter.Alabed had earlier responded to a tweet of Trump wherein he had argued that the intention of his immigration ban was “about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!”Alabed responded by asking: “Am I a terrorist?”Trump recently signed an executive order that bans the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, including Syria, into the US that evoked widespread panic among travellers.Soon after the ban, Alabed tweeted: “Dear Trump, banning refugees is very bad. Ok, if it’s good, I have an idea for you. Make other countries peaceful.”Alabed has been posting, with her mother Fatemah’s help, heart-rending and emotionally strong tweets about life in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.Alabed and her mother have garnered more than 366,000 followers since September 2016 as they tweet regularly about war in Aleppo, including the story of her house being destroyed.last_img read more

Man stabbed dead in Cumilla

first_imgAn expatriate was stabbed to death over a previous enmity at Jora Meher village in Cumilla Sadar upazila on Tuesday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Shahid Miah, 55, son of certain Momtaz Miah of the village.Shahid had been at loggerheads with Ripon, 30, son of Azgar Ali of the village. Ripon stabbed Shahid around 8:00pm, leaving him injures, according to witnesses.Shahid was taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Police said that they were investigating the killing.last_img read more

Accept 7 points or face movement Front tells AL govt

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front leaders at the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloOpposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Tuesday made a final call on the Awami League government to accept 7-point demand including poll-time administraion and release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia.Or else, the Front leader told a city rally, they would launch a movement to realise their demand for holding free, fair and credible elections in the country.“We will hold a road march toward Rajshahi (city) on 8 November unless our demands are met during the dialogue tomorrow. We will then hold a rally the next day,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at the Suhrawardy Udyan rally.The BNP leader, who chaired the Front’s rally, announced a set of programmes a day before the Front’s scheduled talks with Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Wednesday (7 November).Unless the Front’s demand for delaying announcement of the election schedule is accepted, the Front will also hold a road march towards the Election Bhaban in Dhaka, said Mirza Fakhrul.A section of the leaders and activists in the Oikya Front rally in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Prothom AloThe commission has said it would announce the polls schedule on 8 November, rejecting the possibility of deferring the announcement.The BNP secretary general also said the Front leaders will also hold rallies in Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh cities.Kamal Hossain, the leader of the Front, said the government would not be able to stop the people’s movement only by creating barriers to movement of transport.Criticising the present government for the attacks on and fictitious cases against the opposition leaders and workers, he pointed out that such activities cannot be done even by an elected regime.last_img read more

India defence ministry website hacked 3 other govt websites down

first_imgIndia’s defence minister said the department website was hacked on Friday, with the web portals of at least three other government departments including the interior, law and labour ministries also appearing to be down.Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed the attack, but India’s cybersecurity czar denied hacking had taken place, saying a “hardware problem” was to blame.”Action is initiated after the hacking of the MoD (ministry of defence) website. The website shall be restored shortly,” Sitharaman said on Twitter.”Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” she added.The defence ministry website was the first to be affected, with its homepage replaced by a screen showing a chinese character that means “zen”.Soon, other major departments’ websites were either “unreachable” or “not found”.The Ministry of Home Affairs website’s main page said that the site was offline “due to technical problems”.Gulshan Rai, the national cybersecurity coordinator, contradicted Sitharaman.”There is no hacking of any nature anywhere in the Defence Ministry website. There is a hardware problem due to which the website is down. It will be up shortly,” Rai told the local NDTV news network.”Due to malfunctioning of storage network system, websites of few ministries (are) down and will be up soon,” he added.last_img read more

US told to see sense on trade at G20

first_imgUS secretary of the treasury Steven Mnuchin talks to Financial Action Task Force president Marshall Billingslea as they pose for the official photo at the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 21 July. Photo: ReutersUS treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday urged China and the EU to respect “free, fair and reciprocal trade” as his French counterpart fired back that the US needs to “see sense” amid fears of a global commerce conflict.Mnuchin arrived in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit of finance ministers and central bankers at the end of a week in which US president Donald Trump ramped up his inflammatory remarks and threats regarding global trade.But far from backing down on Trump’s outbursts, in which he described China, the EU and Russia as trade “foes,” Mnuchin backed his president, in particular over a threat to hammer China with punitive tariffs on the entirety of the $500 billion in goods it exports to the US.“It is definitely a realistic possibility, so I wouldn’t minimize the possibility. We’ve been very clear with our objectives,” Mnuchin told reporters ahead of the start of the two-day G20 summit that brings together the world’s 20 leading economies.“We share a desire to have a more balanced relationship and the balanced relationship is by us selling more goods (to China).”The US trade in goods deficit with China stood at almost $376 billion in 2017.Mnuchin said China must “open up their markets so we can compete fairly,” although he insisted that to do so would be “a tremendous opportunity for us and a tremendous opportunity for China.”The brewing global trade conflict was always expected to dominate talks in the Argentine capital and Mnuchin made no secret that it is the US’s top priority.Turning to the EU, Mnuchin said it would have to make considerable concessions in order for there to be a free-trade agreement with the US.“My message is pretty clear, it’s the same message the president delivered at the G7: if Europe believes in free trade, we’re ready to sign a free trade agreement with no tariffs, no non-tariff barriers and no subsidies. It has to be all three.”Only losersFrance’s finance and economy minister Bruno Le Maire hit back, urging the US to “see sense.”“This trade war will produce only losers, it will destroy jobs and put pressure on global growth,” Le Maire told AFP.“We call on the United States to see sense, to respect the rules of multilateralism and to respect their allies.”Trump’s protectionist policies saw him slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, angering allies the EU, Canada and Mexico, and triggering retaliatory measures.The US president has also threatened to put levies on foreign car imports-a big worry for Germany in particular.“Global trade cannot be based on survival of the fittest,” Le Maire said.International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde opened the summit by reiterating her fears that increasing trade restrictions would hurt global GDP.Lagarde said that taking into account “current announced and in process measures,” an IMF simulation indicates that in a worst-case scenario, a half point would be cut from global GDP, amounting to some $430 billion.Argentine economy stabilizingSmall protests against the IMF were staged in central Buenos Aires both on the eve of the summit and on Saturday, with locals angered by a 35 per cent plunge in the peso between April and June.Argentina secured a $50 billion IMF loan in June to stabilize its economy as investor confidence in crisis-hit emerging economies sunk, with some $14 billion taken out between May and June.“The Argentine authorities are implementing a decisive reform plan that has the support of the international community and is backed by the IMF,” said Lagarde.“The Central Bank of Argentina has put in place measures that helped reduce financial volatility and improve transparency,” she added.Lagarde said growth in the country would “stabilize in the last quarter of 2018” with a “gradual recovery in 2019 and 2020.”Away from trade, Mnuchin moved to ease fears in the US that Trump would “jeopardize” Federal Reserve independence after he blasted the Fed’s interest rate hikes in a television interview aired on Thursday.“The president has made it very clear to me that he supports the Fed’s independence,” said Mnuchin.Sanctions was another issue on the agenda, with Mnuchin insisting North Korea would not benefit from “relief until real progress is made” on denuclearization.While he acknowledged the US and EU “don’t see eye to eye” on Iranian sanctions, he insisted they were agreed that “Iran should never have nuclear weapons.”And he said sanctions on Venezuela were meant to “encourage better behavior” from President Nicolas Maduro’s government and insisted it was “a reasonable guess” that Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and his allies would face penalties next.last_img read more

Khaledas health deteriorates further BNP

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has accused the prison authorities of neglecting the health of incarcerated party chairperson Khaleda Zia, saying her condition has deteriorated further, reports UNB.“The jail authorities are not paying the due attention to Khaleda Zia’s health condition,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told the media at the party’s Naya Paltan office in the capital city on Wednesday.“Relatives, who visited the former prime minister Tuesday, said her condition has worsened,” Fakhrul said, claiming that there was a plot to kill Khaleda in jail by denying her medical care.Khaleda, a three-time prime minister, is in jail since 8 February last year as she was convicted in a corruption case.Her five-year sentence was later doubled. The BNP chairperson was also convicted in a separate corruption case later that year.The BNP claims the cases are politically motivated and that the government is trying to keep her away from politics – charges the government denies.The party contested the 11th parliamentary elections, held on 30 December, without Khaleda Zia.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League won 96 per cent seats in the 300-member assembly.Unconditional release of Khaleda has been her party’s main demand ever since she has been incarcerated.Fakhrul said the BNP chief is so ill that she cannot move independently. “She’s also complaining of pain in different parts of her body,” he said.The BNP leader alleged that the medical board formed at the High Court’s order is not ensuring her treatment.He also expressed concerns as the government has not taken any step to shift Khelada Zia to any specialised hospital for treatment even after the BNP’s 4 March meeting with the home minister.Fakhrul demanded the BNP chief be treated at a specialised hospital.“If anything happens to her, the government, the jail authorities and the home ministry will have to take the responsibility,” he said.last_img read more

Govt procuring arms not equipment to save lives Rizvi

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBNP on Saturday alleged that the government has failed to modernise the Fire Service and Civil Defence with modern life-saving equipment as it has only enhanced the capacity of law enforcers to “suppress the opposition”, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said many lives could have been saved had the fire service been modernised.”The government didn’t take any step to equip the fire service with modern equipment to extinguish fire and rescue people. The fire service lacks sophisticated life-saving equipment and management. But many modern lethal weapons have been procured to suppress democratic movements. Expensive and modern equipment have been bought to kill people,” he observed.The BNP leader also questioned as to why the government has no interest in spending money to save people’s lives when it can launch a satellite into orbit. “The country’s people think Sheikh Hasina-government is responsible for the loss of huge lives in Banani’s FR Tower.”He praised the frantic efforts by firefighters in rescuing people from the fire-hit FR Tower, but they failed to save more lives for lack of modern equipment. “Developed countries now use ultramodern equipment to douse fire and rescue people.Rizvi said the government procured modern teargas shells, smoke grenades, sound grenades, rubber bullets, pepper spray and many other costly modern deadly weapons and equipment to suppress opposition and democratic struggles.He also alleged that 30,000 modern 12-bore shotguns and 30,000 cartridges were bought spending several thousand crores of taka.The BNP leader said electric chairs, modern tele-tapping devices and audio-video recording devices were also procured for law enforcers. “The law enforcers were provided with helicopters with an evil intention. But they (govt) are least bothered about saving people’s lives.”He also expressed deep concern over the fire incident at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan, just two days after a deadly fire in the city’s Banani area.last_img read more

Judge denies nuclear protesters religious freedom defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — A federal judge has denied a request by a group of Catholic peace activists to dismiss charges against them for breaking into a nuclear submarine base in Kings Bay, Georgia, last year to protest nuclear weapons.The seven activists, individually and through their lawyers, used a novel defense, citing the Religion Freedom Restoration Act, a 1993 federal law that says the government may not burden the faith practices of a person with sincerely held religious beliefs.But Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, denied that defense and scheduled a jury trial for Oct. 21.The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, face up to 25 years in prison each for trespassing on the U.S. Navy base, which houses six Trident submarines designed to carry nearly 200 nuclear warheads apiece.The seven, mostly middle-aged or elderly, will each stand trial on three felonies and one misdemeanor: destruction of property on a naval installation, depredation of government property, trespass and conspiracy.In her denial, Wood concluded that the activists were sincere in their religious faith and that the government had burdened that religious faith by prosecuting them. But the judge found that the government has a compelling interest in the safety of the people working at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and in the security of the nuclear weapons housed there. Therefore, she found that the legal charges leveled against the activists were “the least restrictive means of furthering its compelling interests in these circumstances.” Her 19-page opinion denies all the defendants’ motions.On the night of April 4, 2018, the group stole onto the Kings Bay base in St. Marys, Georgia, cut a padlock and later a security fence, spilled blood on Navy wall insignia, spray-painted anti-war slogans on a walkway and banged on a monument to nuclear warfare using hammers made of melted-down guns. Their goal, they said, was to symbolically disarm the weapons.The group is part of a 39-year-old anti-nuclear movement called Plowshares, inspired by the prediction of the biblical prophet Isaiah that the nations of the world shall “beat their swords into plowshares.” Its activists have made a signature of breaking into nuclear weapons bases to hammer on buildings and military hardware and pour human blood on them.The defendants are all residents of Catholic Worker houses, a collection of 200 independent houses across the country that feed and house the poor. They include a Jesuit priest, a former nun and a granddaughter of Dorothy Day, a co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement who is under consideration by the Catholic Church for canonization as a saint.Now it will be up to the group to convince the court that the Plowshares group ought to be able to present experts who can testify about Catholic social teachings on nuclear weapons and why non-violent actions protesting nuclear weapons care consistent with their faith.“The fight is going to be over how much of their faith can they testify to and what other kinds of evidence will the court allow the jury to hear,” said William P. Quigley, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, who is helping the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 argue their case pro bono.Quigley said he expected a flurry of pretrial motions on admissible testimony before the Oct. 21 trial in a federal courtroom in Brunswick, Georgia, about 70 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida.“Traditionally, governments want to restrict the amount of evidence put on. They want to focus on the lock, the fence, the paint,” he said. “The defendants want to put their actions into the context of their faith and in the context of what it says about nuclear weapons.” Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron News Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Catholicism By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News • Photos of the Week Yonat Shimron Yonat Shimron is an RNS National Reporter and Senior Editor.,Load Comments,US agency: Hospital forced nurse to participate in abortion TagsCatholic social teaching homepage featured Judge Lisa Godbey Wood Kings Bay 7 Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay nuclear weapons Plowshares Kings Bay 7,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Black minister to his mostly white ELCA denomination: ‘We need to rethink church’ Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019last_img read more