Lydia Cacho gets trial moved to her home state

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state January 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lydia Cacho gets trial moved to her home state Receive email alerts Organisation A court agreed on 20 January that Lydia Cacho Ribeiro’s trial on a charge of criminal defamation should be held in the eastern state of Quintana Roo, where she works as a journalist and is a women’s and children’s rights activist. Cacho claimed she could not get a fair trial in the southeastern state of Puebla because José Camel Nacif, the Puebla-based businessman who is suing her, has good connections with the authorities there. Cacho linked Camel Nacif to a child pornography ring in a 2004 book. No date has been set for the trial._________________________________________________________________________17.01.06 – Court drops one of the counts of defamation against Lydia Cacho Ribeiro A court in the state of Puebla has dropped one of the counts of criminal defamation against writer Lydia Cacho Ribeiro but has maintained the other, so she is still facing the possibility of a four-year prison sentence for linking Puebla-based businessman José Camel Nacif to a child pornography ring in her 2004 book “Demons of Eden”.Cacho meanwhile maintains that she will not get a fair trial in Puebla because of Camel Nacif’s close links with the local authorities there, and has asked to be tried in the eastern state of Quintana Roo, where she lives and works, or by a federal court. The Puebla court has a week to rule on her request.____________________________________________________________26.12.05 – Criminal libel charges upheld against Cacho but she remains free pending trialPuebla state judge Celia Pérez González ruled on 23 December that journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro will have to stand trial on criminal libel charges that carry a prison sentence, but she can remain free while awaiting trial. However, she will have to report to the judge in Puebla once a month until the trial, for which no date has yet been set.Cacho, who has meanwhile decided to bring a complaint against the Puebla state government and prosecutor’s office, is being sued by textile magnate José Camel Nacif because she named him as an alleged member of a paedophile ring in her 2004 book “Demons of Eden.”___________________________________________________________22.12.05 – Investigative journalist faces possible prison sentence for libelReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the possibility that Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, a writer and freelance contributor to the Cancún-based daily La Voz del Caribe, could receive a prison sentence for alleged libel in a 2004 book about a paedophile ring.Cacho, who was detained in a heavy-handed and threatening fashion by police for 48 hours last weekend, is due to appear tomorrow before a judge in Puebla state (1,500 km from her home in Cancún).“Lydia Cacho is a recognised investigative journalist and activist on behalf of women’s and children’s rights whose work and commitment have upset some politicians and businessmen and have resulted in her receiving many death threats in the past”, Reporters Without Borders said.“We fear that the libel action brought against her a year after the book was published is meant to reduce her to silence,” the press freedom organisation continued. “We hope the courts will decide that this case should be a civil and not a criminal one, and will also clarify the circumstances of her brief detention last weekend.”As well as being a journalist, Cacho founded and runs the Cancún-based Centre for Complete Assistance to Women (CIAM). In October 2003, she began investigating a child pornography ring run by a Mexican businessman of Lebanese origin, Jean Succar Kuri, who is now detained in Arizona, in the United States, pending approval of a Mexican extradition request.On the basis of her research, Cacho wrote a book entitled “Demons of Eden” that was published in 2004. It claimed there were links between the paedophile ring and a number of government officials, politicians, businessmen and drug traffickers. One of the businessmen mentioned in the book, Puebla-based textile magnate José Camel Nacif, has brought a complaint against Cacho for criminal libel, which is punishable by imprisonment under Puebla state laws.Puebla police travelled to Cancún, the capital of Quintana Roo state, and arrested Cacho there on 16 December on the alleged grounds that she had ignored repeated summonses from a judge in Puebla. Cacho told Reporters Without Borders in an e-mail message she never received any summonses.After arresting her, the police took her back to Puebla by road. Cacho said she was threatened and mistreated during the trip, which lasted more than 20 hours. In her presence, the police joked about “these prisoners who end up being found dead”, she said.In all, she was held for nearly 48 hours, during which time she was not allowed to see a lawyer or get medical help. She was finally freed after paying bail of 6,500 dollars. In an e-mail message to the CIMAC news agency on 20 December, she said she expected to get a definitive ruling on her case by a Puebla court tomorrow. News Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en to go further MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information News News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more Lydia Cacho Ribeiro (photo) wrote a book about a paedophile ring last year. Now, after being detained in a heavy-handed fashion for 48 hours last weekend, she is to appear before a judge in the state of Puebla tomorrow on criminal libel charges for which she could go to jail. Reporters Without Borders suspects this is a scheme to silence her, and calls on the courts to treat the case as a civil one. May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas last_img read more

Manufacturing Solutions 2018 will return to Limerick Institute of Technology

first_imgNewsEducationManufacturing Solutions 2018 will return to Limerick Institute of TechnologyBy Staff Reporter – March 29, 2018 1710 Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020 TAGScook medicalexhibitorsGTMAJulia MooreLimerick Institute of TechnologyManufacturing SolutionsShannonVicent Cunanne Limerick Institute of Technology researcher calls for ban on cigarette vending machines Twitter Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling center_img Previous articleNew guide by Limerick City and County Council to help public plan for main summer festivalsNext articleNews in briefs and round-ups Staff Reporter Limerick Institute of Technology awarded €750,000 capital grant towards works on its five campuses Facebook Pictured are, from left, Maria Kyne, Head of Department of the Built Environment Management, LIT, Professor Vincent Cunnane, President, LIT, Julia Moore, Chief Executive Officer, GTMA, and David Beattie, General Manager, GTMA.Picture: Diarmuid GreeneManufacturing Solutions 2018, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, returns to the Limerick Institute of Technology this June, and is set to break all previous records with the number of exhibitors increasing by 25%.The tool technologies trade association hosted the first ever manufacturing supply chain roadshow outside of the UK in association with LIT in 2017, with the largest ever number of people in the 75 year history of the GTMA in attendance.Manufacturing Solutions 2018 promises to surpass the success of the 2017 event, as all exhibition spaces for 2018 were sold out by the end of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In total more than 100 of the most advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, work holding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services will be exhibiting in LIT’s Moylish Campus on Wednesday June 13, 2018 as part of Manufacturing Solutions 2018.New sponsors – Shannon IASC and Cook Medical – and supporters have also come on board for an event that has proven to be a conduit for creating closer relations and profitable opportunities between companies in the UK and Ireland, as well as introducing customers and suppliers to each other.Presentations from leading industrialists and keynote speakers will focus on lean, medical and aerospace, with time allocated for question and answer sessions.GTMA Chief Executive Officer, Julia Moore, said “Last year when we brought Manufacturing Solutions to LIT we were very aware of the importance of creating strong working relationships between Irish and UK companies post Brexit, but what we achieved far surpassed those hopes.“On the back of that successful event, and with the continuous expansion of the manufacturing industry in the Mid West of Ireland, it does not surprise us that this year’s event is growing beyond anything we could have envisaged 12 months ago.LIT President Professor Vincent Cunanne said, “It is fitting that GTMA and LIT continue this successful relationship and bring Manufacturing Solutions 2018 back to Limerick. The Mid West region is central in the Irish manufacturing sector, and has been for much of the history of the state.“LIT plays a leading role in ensuring that manufacturing in this region continues to have the ability to adapt and to change and remain at the cutting edge when it comes to technology. Meanwhile GTMA brings all the leading technology suppliers together, so that industry can also benefit from their knowledge, products and technology.”“LIT is therefore delighted to be part of this event that not only allows us to build strong partnerships but facilitates an exchange of ideas,” added Prof Cunnane.Manufacturing Solutions 2018 is also supported by Enterprise Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Limerick Chamber, Shannon Chamber and Regional Skills.The event will take place in LIT, Moylish Campus on Wednesday June 13, 2018 from 8.30am to 5pm.For more information and to register for the showcase, please visit about education here. Advertisement Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020 Print Linkedinlast_img read more