United Arab Emirates

first_img United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 United Arab Emirates RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group News RSF_en United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa The United Arab Emirates is one of the bestconnected countries in the region, alongsideBahrain and Qatar.The government generally blocks content that“harms Islam”. Pornography,gambling and homosexuality aretaboo subjects on the Internet, butit is not unusual to find websitesmade inaccessible for politicalreasons. Criticism of the governmentis also a very sensitive issue.The appeal court in Ras alKhaimah on 20 January 2008quashed all charges against the owner of thewebsite www.majan.net, Muhammad RashedShehhi, who was sued for “defamation” over an“offensive” comment posted on his site by anInternet user. Muhammad Rashed Shehhi hadbeen sentenced on 8 August 2007 to one year inprison and a fine equivalent to 15,000 euros.During his appeal hearing in October, the prosecutorhad called for a five-month prison sentenceagainst him.The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(TRA) has called on the national telecommunicationscompany, Etisalat, to block access to allwebsites with an Israeli domain name (.il). Butnot all pro-Israel sites are censored. TheJerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) is,for example, accessible.Social networking sites are also targetedfor censorship, such as Hi5,Facebook, Friendster, and all thosewebsites that host dating servicessuch as Yahoo! Personals andMatch.com.Some websites are inaccessible because ofSaudi Arabian censorship since the two countriesshare an information channel. Since thestart of 2008, the Saudi communications authorityhas ordered the closure of some websitesbecause of their content dealing with religiousaffairs or morals. The website on blog hostingand design Onix.com has been inaccessiblesince December. The blog of Eve, a Saudiwoman who cover the rights of women and religiousaffairs in the country, has suffered thesame fate. News April 28, 2021 Find out more News to go furthercenter_img Follow the news on United Arab Emirates Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Organisation News June 8, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Bank told to repay legal fees to Limerick mother

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print PTSB has been told to repay the Limerick mother the legal fees that it charged for taking her to courtPERMANENT TSB Limerick has been ordered to return or credit €2,710 in legal fees it charged a young mother they took to court in a bid to repossess her home.County Registrar Pat Wallace issued the instruction after he was given copies of the woman’s bank accounts detailing the charges that had been made.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “And all of this, while I had been paying my mortgage”, the young mother said.In July, Mr Wallace heard the woman explained that in 2013 the bank instigated proceedings against her.“I just want to tell the court that I have been paying my mortgage in full for the last two years but each time this case is brought before the court, the bank apply their legal fees to my arrears. I have been paying it all and then they throw this on top. I just can’t cope with it”, she said.The young mother explained that at the start of 2013, she had an illness and missed four mortgage repayments.“The bank brought me to court but I got back on track and I haven’t missed a payment in more than two years and they still have me here and expect me to pay for their fees.”She borrowed €146,000 to buy her home in 2008.As of last July, she owed €147,000 and €13,000 in arrears.Bank charges that were applied by PTSB included legal fees for the case they were taking against her.They had sought an indefinite adjournment but Mr Wallace asked for a full review of the file.Other account actions by the bank had also been questioned by the young mother prompting Mr Wallace to criticise lenders adding that he had a “serious issue with arbitrary in-house cost being loaded against a borrower’s loan.“It is the court that determines and awards legal costs where applicable”, he said.After reviewing the woman’s statements and documentation from the bank, Mr Wallace said “I have found that €2,710 has been charged to you by the bank in legal fees.“Therefore, when these proceedings are resolved, I want that amount to be credited or returned to this woman,” he instructed the bank’s solicitor.The case was adjourned until next January for review.In another case, Mr Wallace gave a similar instruction again to PTSB over €2,319 they had taken from a Limerick father under similar circumstances. Facebook NewsBank told to repay legal fees to Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2016 798 WhatsApp Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleRugby – Weekend Results from Munster Rugby Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickpermanent tsbRepossession court Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more