#AceworldNews – Update: SURABAYA:Jan.04: As relatives of those who died in the AirAsia crash sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 on board, as rough weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on the ocean floor believed to be the plane’s fuselage.
‘ Prayers for Air Asia Victims ‘
Emotionally exhausted family members sang and cried at a tiny chapel in Surabaya, the city where Flight 8501 departed from Dec. 28.
The Rev. Philip Mantofa, who heads the congregation at Mawar Sharon Church – where more than a quarter of the victims were members – urged those gathered to find comfort in their faith. “If God has called your child, allow me to say this: Your child is not to be pitied,” Mantofa said, locking eyes with a grieving father seated in the front row.
“Your child is already in God’s arms. One day, your family will be reunited in heaven.”
#AceNewsServices – FRANCE:Dec.22- French protesters call for justice as police officers involved in the death of an unarmed Muslim man remain free, Press TV reports.
A 69-year-old Algerian man, named Ali Ziri, died after being held in a French prison for two days in June 2009, the presiding judge concluded that there were “no acts of voluntary violence, which may have directly or indirectly caused the death.”
In April 2011, an autopsy confirmed that Ziri died due to the restraint techniques he was subjected to while in custody.
The police officers involved in the arrest and transportation of Ziri are yet to be questioned by the judge.
“As amnesty international has reported our police men are permitted to be above the law, that is a structural problem in France as the justice system seemingly takes its orders from the police and that is a real problem for a democratic country,” Omar Slaouti, from the Collective Truth and Justice for Ali Ziri, told the Press TV correspondent in Paris.
Various protests have been held against police brutality in France over the last few months, and French police have made numerous arrests and sentences.