No news of Akbar Ganji for the past 25 days

first_img RSF_en Noting that Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has not been allowed any visits since his return to Evin prison from hospital on 3 September, Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern and outrage about the behaviour of the Iranian authorities towards him and their failure to keep their promises.“Ganji seems to have been placed in total solitary confinement in a special section of Evin to which only the Revolutionary Guards have access,” the press freedom organisation said. “Shutting him away like this is a flagrant violation of Iranian law, which explicitly says detainees may receive visits from their relatives and lawyers. The sole aim of the prison authorities seems to be to break Ganji completely.”Reporters Without Borders added: “ We once again condemn of the failure of senior Iranian officials to respect their undertakings towards Ganji and his family. We have always supported negotiations with the precise objective of obtaining his release. Now, faced by the silence coming from the judicial authorities, we are resolved to press on with our campaign. The lack of any news is particularly worrying.”Reached by telephone, Ganji’s wife, Massoumeh Shafii, said she was also very worried by the lack of news and the fact that she has not been able to visit him since 26 August.Ganji lost at least 25 kilos in the course of a hunger which he continued for more than two months. After ending the hunger strike on 22 August, he was allowed only two weeks to recover in hospital before being sent back to prison on 3 September.Over 15 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Akbar Ganji is sponsored by Le Devoir, Nice-Matin, La Montagne June 11, 2021 Find out more September 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No news of Akbar Ganji for the past 25 days Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts News IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Follow the news on Iran News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Noting that Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji has not been allowed any visits since his return to Evin prison from hospital on 3 September, Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern and outrage about the behaviour of the Iranian authorities towards him and their failure to keep their promises. Newslast_img read more

W. Java military academy cluster detected after cadet visited doctor for boils

first_img“Two of our colleagues went to the hospital […]. They didn’t complain about any breathing difficulties. One of them complained about boils, if I’m not mistaken, some sort of an infection. Whereas the other officer [complained] about back problems,” Andika said during his address, which was streamed on the Indonesian Army’s official YouTube channel.Read also: Seven students at Sukabumi police academy test positiveHe went on to say that there were 1,280 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the cluster, 991 of which were cadets.“I instruct anyone who has interacted with the two cadets to take a rapid test. I have sent rapid test kits to everyone, which means that Indonesian Army leadership has continued to care for and support our fellow colleagues,” Andika said.West Java recorded the highest spike with 962 new cases on Thursday, accounting for most of Indonesia’s latest all-time-high record of 2,657 new cases on a single day.“The significant increase in West Java comes from the Secapa [the Army’s Officer Candidate School] cluster,” national COVID-19 task force spokesperson Achmad Yurianto said during his daily press briefing on Thursday.West Java COVID-19 task force spokesperson Berli Hamdani previously declared the military academy a new COVID-19 cluster in the province after hundreds of cadets tested positive during swab testing in the facility.Topics : The first confirmed COVID-19 cases at the Army’s Officer Candidate School (Secapa) cluster in Bandung, West Java, were detected after one of the cadets visited a doctor because he was suffering from boils, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Andika Perkasa said on Saturday.Addressing an audience of army cadets during his visit to the military academy, Andika said the first two cadets who were diagnosed with the disease had sought medical attention for seemingly unrelated symptoms.Their COVID-19 swab test results came back positive, however, triggering widespread testing at the school, which led to the discovery of hundreds of more cases.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Get Sweep Over Lady Eagles In Middle School Volleyball

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team defeated Jac-Cen-Del 25-18 and 25-19. Kaylie Raver lead the team with 8 aces. Following was Margaret Wilson with 2 aces, Annie Shane, Taylor Blanton, Laura Schwegman, and Sydney Slavin each all had one ace. Kaylin Hinners led the team with 3 kills. Sara Lamping and Renee’ Lecher each had one good hit. Elena Kuisel had great passes. All girls played very well as a team. Their record is 1-1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The BMS 8th Grade earned their first win of the season against Jac-Cen-Del; 25-7, 25-16. Top servers were Kennedy Westrick with 9 points; including 5 aces.  Isabelle Westerfeld added 8 points with 2 aces. Cayman Werner stepped up with 6 points with 2 aces and Jadyn Harrington and Laney Walsman each had 4 points with 2 aces.  In the front row Werner earned 5 kills. Harrington added 2 kills. While Westerfeld and Tiffany Hawker each had a kill.  Timbre Davies, Samantha Kessens, and Ashlee Cornn all played aggressive in the win. The team is now 1-1.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

Barack Obama Academy edges Faison

first_imgLIONS DROP CLOSE ONE—The Faison Lions’ head coach Diane Davis, assistant coach Ms. Lee and manager Sidney Wilkes are shown with players Melajia Henderson, No. 23; Brandi Robinson, No. 22; Jasmine Myers, No. 21, Angela Williams, No. 13;, Alicia Collins, No. 3, Shyla Colvin, No. 12; Lashonda Burham, No. 30; Jamira Jacobs, No. 5; and Brittany Jackson, No. 4; after a very tough loss to Barack Obama Academy. WINNING TEAM—The Barack Obama International Studies Academy (formerly Frick Middle School) and the Helen S. Faison Arts Academy girls played Jan. 7 in East Liberty. Both teams played hard to keep the game close but Barack Obama Academy pulled ahead and ended up winning 23-17. Shown are Barack Obama Academy girls’ basketball head coach Ruth Walker, assistant coach Ray Walker, and intern Monique Sims sit with team: Alexandra Bowens, Kennedy Bowens, Evelyn Brazil, Cori Brooks, Torreonna Cash, Cheyenne Campbell, Alaina Cauley, Lexxus Charles, Sherri Johnson, Kayla Hitchcock, LaNia Latimer, Montana Moore, Simone Rainey, Kayona Smart, Dalese Stallworth and Cydnie Wadley after the win over Faison. last_img read more

Second-half latest: Chelsea 1 Tottenham 2

first_imgGoals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put Tottenham in command in the derby at Stamford Bridge, where they must win in order to keep their slim title hopes alive.With the home fans desperate for their team to ensure their London rivals do not win the Premier League, Chelsea’s players responded with a high-tempo start.But they were undone 10 minutes before half-time when a neat Spurs move culminated in Erik Lamela cleverly threading the ball through to Kane, who rounded keeper Asmir Begovic before applying the finish.And after Branislav Ivanovic gave the ball away a minute before the interval, Christian Eriksen played in Son, who coolly steered the ball past Begovic.Chelsea had gone close to taking an early lead when Gary Cahill headed wide from Cesc Fabregas’ left-wing corner.Fabregas then had a chance but side-footed wide from the edge of the penalty area after being teed up by Diego Costa, who later had a powerful shot tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.At the other end, Danny Rose shot wide from 25 yards, Son sent a left-footed effort well wide, and Kane fired over with a long-range free-kick before eventually breaking the deadlock.There was controversy soon after Son’s goal. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino broke up a scuffle between Willian and Rose near the touchline, and during a melee that followed Spurs’ Moussa Dembele appeared gouge Costa’s eyes.Cahill and skipper John Terry returned to the heart of the Chelsea defence following their respective injuries, while Eden Hazard was dropped to the Blues bench.Hazard replaced Pedro at half-time and forced a near-post save from Lloris as Chelsea attempted to get back into the game.But Tottenham, who have not won at the Bridge since 1990, remained a threat and Begovic twice saved to deny Kane, keeping out a header and a low shot from the England striker.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro (Hazard 45); Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors Report: Steve Kerr isn’t surprised by Patrick McCaw’s free agency decision

first_img“Not really,” Kerr said. “Patrick is a very good player. Modern-day NBA wing with long arms, a good defender. So I’ve … OAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up practice Thursday afternoon in preparation for Friday’s matchup against the Bulls.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session.Steve Kerr isn’t surprised where Patrick McCaw ended up. With the former Warrior expected to sign with the Raptors this week, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr isn’t surprised with McCaw’s new home.last_img

Hong Kong to become first Asian host of Gay Games

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In this picture taken on October 21, 2017, tourists visit a promenade in front of the city skyline in Hong Kong. / AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REYHong Kong will become the first Asian city to host the Gay Games in 2022 with rights campaigners celebrating the winning bid for a city often criticized for lagging on LGBT rights.Hong Kong beat Mexico’s Guadalajara and Washington DC to host the 11th edition of the event, with the jubilant bid team saying it would attract 15,000 participants and bring HK$1 billion into the local economy.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion When the constitutional court in neighboring Taiwan ruled in favor of allowing gay marriage in May, campaigners in socially conservative Hong Kong highlighted the city’s lack of progress on equality issues.READ: Paris to host 2018 Gay GamesHong Kong does not recognize gay marriage and only decriminalized homosexuality in 1991.But a landmark court decision in September that granted a British lesbian in Hong Kong — known as “QT” — the right to live and work in the city as a dependent of her long-term partner was hailed as a decision that could reduce more hurdles for same-sex couples.QT had previously been denied a dependent visa by immigration authorities, forcing her instead to stay in Hong Kong on a visitor visa, which did not allow her to work.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Organized by the LGBT community, the Gay Games features a range of sports and is open to all participants, “without regard to sexual orientation, and there are no qualifying standards,” the Hong Kong bid team said in a statement.Competitors come from many countries, including those where homosexuality remains illegal, it added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Gay Games was founded by former Olympic decathlete Tom Waddell and first held in San Francisco in 1982. The next edition will be held in Paris in August next year, featuring 36 sports, from mountain biking to fencing and athletics.Hong Kong’s Pink Alliance, which promotes equal rights for the LGBT community, said the games would “help to bring a wider understanding and acceptance of our community,” not only in the southern Chinese city but throughout the region. MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong’s Gay Games bid chair Dennis Philipse said there was a “spirit and passion for increased inclusion and diversity” in Hong Kong.However, the campaign for LGBT rights continues to elicit fury from anti-gay campaigners.Last year, banking giant HSBC placed a pair of rainbow-painted lions in front of its landmark building in the heart of the city to promote support of gay rights, a move slammed as “disgusting” by opponents who rallied in protest.last_img read more

Clasico: Meralco, Kaya renew fierce rivalry

first_imgAlso kicking off at 4 p.m. at Rizal Memorial Stadium is the tussle between JPV and Ceres.Both Meralco and Ceres could miss key players who just came off a stint with the national team in Asian Cup Qualifying in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSparks skipper James Younghusband is doubtful for the tiff due to an ankle injury while Phil Younghusband could be rested after scoring in the Azkals’ 4-3 win over Tajikistan.“We have been informed of the injury,” said Aris Caslib, referring to James. As for Phil, Caslib said “we have to check how quickly he can adapt to the travel.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Pacesetter Meralco Manila and Kaya FC Makati renew their rivalry, even as streaking JPV Marikina battles powerhouse Ceres Negros in the Philippines Football League on Saturday.Unbeaten in four matches so far, the Sparks face their toughest test yet in fierce rivals Kaya in the Metro Manila derby at University of Makati pitch.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Pagunsan, Que stay in hunt What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid hero Salgado: Solari and Isco need to talk

first_imgReal Madrid hero Salgado: Solari and Isco need to talkby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid fullback Michel Salgado says management must find a way to rebuild Isco’s confidence and commitment. After being dumped to the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano on the weekend, Isco feels there’s no way back for himself under coach Santiago Solari. As such, he is now planning to quit Real next month.However, Salgado says: “Solari has to organise a meeting with Isco to find a solution to this problem.”They have to fix this problem as soon as possible!” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoChelsea defender Christensen: Let’s get Spurs back to our place

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender Christensen: Let’s get Spurs back to our placeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Andreas Christensen is confident they can take care of Tottenham in the second-leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal.Spurs hold a 1-0 lead after victory at Wembley.But Christensen says: “t was a tough result. “I felt as though, especially in the second half, we had a good spell in the game.”We played good and had chances, and we probably feel as though we should have at least got a draw from it.”After we went 1-0 down it was good that we didn’t just think it was over, we kept going and we knew we just had to stay in the game because it’s over two legs.”We’re still in it and we think we can decide the game at home.” last_img read more