Monday, 20 August 2012

News Release: Hillary Clinton Says “I Am Delighted To Wish All Muslims A Peaceful And Joyous Eid Al-Fitr”

Hillary Clinton

As we mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world, I am delighted to wish all Muslims a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Fitr.

To honor this special time, Muslims in the United States and throughout the world will gather for Eid celebrations according to their rich and diverse traditions, celebrating the shared values of family, charity, and community. In times of change and uncertainty, the celebration of these common values brings us together and emphasizes the importance of greater cooperation and cross-cultural understanding.

As Secretary of State, it is my honor to host an Eid celebration at the Department of State in Washington every year. As we celebrate this year's event, we will honor the contributions of individuals who work to further dialogue, a shared vision and mutual respect between the United States and Muslim communities around the world so that together we may forge a new era of understanding and cooperation among all people.

Congratulations and best wishes to all Muslims around the world on this joyous day. Eid Mubarak.

Hillary Clinton
Secretary Of State,
United States Of America.

U-Report: Campaign For Democracy Urges Anambra State Police Commissioner To Address Human Rights Violations

Report By: Dede Uzor A. Uzor
The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has called on Mr Ballah Nasarawa, Anambra Police Commissioner to address human rights violation in Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The statement was jointly signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor and Dr. Jerry Chukwuokolo, who are the Chairman and Secretary of the group respectively.
It said that the inhuman treatment and environment at the state SARS Headquarters, Awkuzu as well as other SARS unit commands are becoming unbearable; where human beings are treated like animals.
The statement said that police officers and men attached to the office had allegedly engaged in all sorts of corrupt practices including charging between N20,000 to N50,000 for bail.
``While it is clear to every Nigerian that bail is free, however, the crop of officers and men of SARS in the state had refused to follow the directive of the Inspector-General Police,’’ it said.
The statement further said that out of the four cells in the office, which was former defunct Social Democratic Party’s office, none is fit for human habitation under any guise since a person is presumed innocent until proved otherwise by a competent court.
``In the four cells; cell 1 contains 52 men arrest through raid and other minor crimes in a small closet.
``While cell 3 and 4 contains 35 alleged hardened crimes, who had spent over two months or more without any court trail.
``Cell 2, has three female, who are living in a highly deplorable condition for a woman,’’ it said.
The statement also urged the state commissioner of police to pay the following SARS offices in the state an unscheduled visit.
``We are calling for the redeployment of Superintendent of Police James O. Nwafor to a re-fresher course in order to imbibe the professional tenets of the modern day policing,’’ it said.