Turkish court sentences three journalists to life imprisonment

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe February 16, 2018 Turkish court sentences three journalists to life imprisonment Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the sentences of life imprisonment with no possibility of a pardon that an Istanbul court passed on three well-known journalists today, in what has been a terrible day for press freedom in Turkey. Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak received the heaviest possible sentences after being convicted on various charges including “trying to overthrow constitutional order” for criticizing the government during a TV broadcast on the eve of an abortive coup d’état in July 2016. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summitcenter_img Despite their advanced age, the three journalists spent more than a year and half in provisional detention before receiving today’s sentences. A constitutional court decision in January ordering Mehmet Altan’s release was never carried out, in a major blow to the rule of the law. The rights of the defence were repeatedly violated during trial, which RSF observed. to go further April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after the July 2016 coup attempt. Around 150 media outlets have been closed, mass trials are being held and the country now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists detained. April 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts “By passing sentences of this severity on the basis of such a weak case, the Turkish judicial system has made a fool of itself in the eyes of the world,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “These sentences are a political reprisal of incredible violence and confirm that the most absolute despotism now reigns in Turkey. They also set a terrible precedent for all the other journalists who are wrongfully accused of involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.” Help by sharing this information last_img read more


Rep. Chu Visits Southwest Border to Address Unaccompanied Minors Crisis

first_img Community News Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), along with a delegation of Members of Congress, visited the Southwest border in Texas. The trip included visits to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in McAllen, Texas and a Department of Health and Human Services facility where unaccompanied children are being transferred and housed in Lackland, Texas. The delegation also met with local advocates who are assisting in the unaccompanied minors crisis. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“Today, I saw firsthand the humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border and heard directly from law enforcement on the front lines. Seeing the legal process on the ground and hearing the heart-wrenching stories of the children makes it clear – Congress must maintain the due process protections for unaccompanied children in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act,” said Rep. Chu. “I urge swift Congressional action to approve the supplemental spending necessary to address the desperate situation at the border while leaving legal protections intact.”Since 2011, the number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the Southwest border has drastically increased. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) predicts that an estimated 90,000 unaccompanied children will attempt to enter the country by the end of this year. Many of the children attempting to cross into the U.S. are fleeing extremely violent environments in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – collectively known as the Northern Triangle of Central America. Drug cartel and gang-related activity are the main cause for most of the violence occurring in the region. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as many as 58 percent of the minors could qualify for international protection. Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Business News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government Rep. Chu Visits Southwest Border to Address Unaccompanied Minors Crisis Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 | 4:19 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


FAI in Markets Field talks

first_imgLinkedin by Marie Hobbins and John O’ShaughnessyTHE Football Association of Ireland, under the stewardship of CEO John Delaney, has expressed a willingness to negotiate a deal to secure the Markets Field, after the Irish Greyhound Board vacate the property in 2010.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It could signal the return of League of Ireland football to the venue, with ‘homeless’ Limerick FC, in an agreement with the FAI, reclaiming it as their home.Several city councillors are keeping a watchful eye on developments, mindful, in the words of Kieran O’Hanlon, that they sold it for a song to Bord na gCon, a few years ago.Mr Delaney, who was a regular at greyhound meetings at the Markets Field with his father Joe Delaney, is determined that Limerick FC should become a force in Irish football and sees the Markets Field as another phase in their development.The then Limerick United vacated the Markets Field in 1984, to move to Hogan Park, Rathbane. They are now tenants of the Limerick District Management Committee, at Jackman Park.It is understood that Mr Delaney, together with Limerick FC owner Jack McCarthy, has entered into talks with Bord na gCon about a possible purchase.Work on the new greyhound stadium at Greenpark is expected to get underway in March, but whether it will be affected by the downturn in the economy, is a matter of conjecture. Limerick has been battling for well over a decade to acquire a new stadium. When asked if there was a possibility that commencement work at Greenpark might now be delayed, a spokesperson for the board asked that the request for information be put in writing.The most recent Bord n gCon report showed that losses of 245,000 euro were sustained at the Markets Field in 2007.Residents in the Garryowen area are also anxious to have the future of the Markets Field protected and secured, rather than it being sold for development purposes. Said Clr O’Hanlon:“Local people here would like to have a community centre and there’s interest in developing further educational facilities in there by the VEC.“We must have a meeting on this and produce some planning for a civic amenity there. We could find the money from various sources – there’s Lottery money, council funding and a private developer, as well as the FAI”. Print Twitter NewsLocal NewsFAI in Markets Field talksBy admin – January 30, 2009 677 Advertisementcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Email Previous articleCastletroy Park Hotel ceases tradingNext articleClub says thank you with 200 euro vouchers adminlast_img read more


“Project Has No Feature Of Essentiality Of Service To Public At Large”: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Suspension Of Central Vista Redevelopment Project

first_imgTop Stories”Project Has No Feature Of Essentiality Of Service To Public At Large”: Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Suspension Of Central Vista Redevelopment Project Shreya Agarwal4 May 2021 1:20 AMShare This – xA petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking suspension of all kinds of construction activity in relation to the Central Vista Redevelopment Project in compliance of the orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority in wake of the covid 19 surge in the national capital.The petition moved by Anya Malhotra and Sohail Hashmi highlights that the construction of the aforesaid project has a “super spreading potential and threat” to the workers who are being exposed to the infection on a daily basis while working and that too without payment.Calling it “relentless, unmindful and reckless act” of the Union of India and Central Public Works Department, the plea states that such an act of carrying on the Project posing threat to the lives of the citizens of Delhi has “the potential of being a super spreader and is in clear breach and violation of the Orders passed by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.””The construction of the Project cannot be equated to an essential activity. There is no exigency whatsoever in the construction of the Project and there is no reason why the same cannot be suspended at a time when Delhi is facing an unprecedented health crisis. There is no rational basis to differentiate between workers engaged in the construction of the Project and workers engaged in any other construction work. It cannot be stated that the construction work being carried out as a part of the Project is any more essential than the construction of other public services.” The plea states further.During the course of hearing today before the division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh, while the bench showed it’s non inclination of issuing notice in the plea, the Bench listed the matter for further hearing on May 17.The petition was vehemently opposed by ASG Chetan Sharma appearing on behalf of the Centre whereas Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra appeared for the petitioner.The petition seeks the following prayers:-Issue a Writ/Order/Direction in the nature of mandamus and command Respondent No. 1 & 2 to forthwith halt / suspend all construction activity of the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project awarded to Respondent No. 4 in compliance with Orders issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority during the subsistence of the peak phase of the pandemic.- Issue a Writ/Order/Direction in the nature of mandamus commanding and directing Respondent No. 3 to forthwith withdraw and rescind the Movement Pass dated 19.04.2021.- In the event that this Hon’ble Court is pleased to grant the relief prayed for in Prayer (i) above, issue directions toRespondent No. 1, 2 and 4 to ensure that all workers are paidtheir full wages, notwithstanding suspension work, and to payand release arrears of wages to the workers/laborers engagedin the Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project.The Supreme Court in January this year upheld the Central Government’s plan for construction of the Central Vista project and the government’s proposal to construct a new Parliament in Lutyen’s Delhi.Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna pronounced the judgement, with Justices Khanwilkar and Maheshwari forming the majority, and with Justice Khanna pronouncing a separate judgement.The court had, on November 5, 2020, reserved judgment on these batch of petitions challenging the Rs. 20,000 crore Central Vista project, involving renovation and redevelopment of approximately 86 acres of land in the heart of Lutyens Delhi, marked by structures like the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block amongst others.Edited by Nupur ThapliyalTagsDelhi High Court COVID -19 Chief Justice DN Patel Justice Jasmeet Singh #Central Vista Project Next Storylast_img read more