first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation read in RussianReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov on a trumped-up charge on 14 September in Jizak and voiced concern about the fate of President Islam Karimov’s nephew, opposition journalist Djamshid Karimov, of whom there has been no word since he went missing two earlier.“We are witnessing the death of Uzbekistan’s independent press at the hands of the police state,” the press freedom organisation warned. Khaidarov was waiting for a bus on 14 September when a woman suddenly slipped money into his pocket. Police arrested him seconds later, although he had already managed to pull out the money and throw it to the ground. Since then, they have been holding him in Jizak prison on a charge of “extortion and blackmail” under article 165 of the criminal code. He faces between 5 and 10 years in prison.Karimov was seen for the last time on his way home on 12 September after visiting his mother in hospital. He and Khaidarov are both former Uzbekistan correspondents of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, contributors to the independent websites and and opposition supporters. And both have long been the targets of harassment by the Karimov regime.The disappearance of one and arrest of the other have raised concerns that the authorities have entered a new stage in the drive to stamp out dissent in Uzbekistan.Ever since the Andijan uprising in May 2005, the authorities have been forcing the foreign media out of the country and have been trying to silence the local independent media, making it impossible for the most outspoken journalists to find work and driving them into exile. Those that resist are subject to systematic judicial harassment.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime persecutes last independent journalists including president’s nephew February 11, 2021 Find out more The family of journalist Djamshid Karimov (photo), who is the president’s nephew, has had no word of him for the past week. His well-known opposition to his uncle makes them fear for his life. Two days after he disappeared, independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov was framed by police on an extortion charge and faces five years in prison. May 11, 2021 Find out more News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia to go further News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

first_imgNews Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By News Highland – August 23, 2013 Twitter A man’s due in court in Armagh later charged with the deaths of two women – five years apart – in the same town.They were 47 year old Michelle Bickerstaff, who died in Dromore (pron Drum-more) in County Down in April 2012 – and Margaret Weise, who was 50 and died in 2007.A file on the death of a third woman, Elizabeth McKee, over a decade ago has been sent to the Public Prosecution Service. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleInterim Emergency Department at LGH now “fully open”Next articleTwo-year-old boy drowns in Co Waterford News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Man due in court in Armagh over deaths of two women Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgCADIAO SAN JOSE, Antique – Under guidelines ofthe enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) implemented in this province, therewill be penalties to people who will discriminate healthcare workers and otheressential frontliners fighting the spread of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). “Words are fruitless to thank ourdoctors, nurses, other healthcare providers, the men in uniform, the members ofthe media, and others in the front line for their heroic deeds, along with ourofficials in the local government units and their constituents for theirremarkable spirit of cooperation in their collective cause against COVID-19,”her EO said. Cadiao – previously received complaintsof discrimination – said that anyone discriminating health workers andfrontliners shall be penalized based on applicable laws. Antiqueños are strongly encouraged to report any form of discrimination againstall frontliners to authorities for appropriate action./(With a report from PNA/PN) Gov. Rhodora Cadiao signed ExecutiveOrder No. 40 on April 13, which extends Antique’s ECQ until the end of thismonth.last_img read more

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Donald Tiripano and Sikandar Raza took a wicket each as Zimbabwe reduced Sri Lanka to 122 for two in their first innings before bad light brought a premature end to the second day of the final Test at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.Zimbabwe had posted 406 all out in their first innings and lead by 284 runs on a wicket that is offering little encouragement to the seamers, but providing turn for the spin-bowlers, which is likely to be the key factor in the remainder of the Test.Kusal Mendis (19 not out) and Angelo Mathews (four not out), who crafted an unbeaten double ton in the first Test, will resume on the third morning with Zimbabwe the happier of the two camps.The home side claimed the wickets of both Sri Lanka openers with their scores on 44. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was trapped leg-before-wicket by off-spinner Raza before Oshada Fernando edged seamer Tiripano to wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva.Sean Williams top-scored in the Zimbabwe first innings on Monday with a superb 107 from 137 balls. With the hosts resuming day two on 352 for six, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya put a poor first day behind him as he claimed three of the final four wickets for figures of 4-182.Zimbabwe will feel well ahead in the game if they can pick up key wickets in the first session today, having made it into the final hour on the fifth day of the first Test at the same venue earlier this month, only to lose by 10 wickets.It was their return to the international arena having been briefly suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC last year because of government interference. ZIMBABWE 1st inningsPrince Masvaure c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 9Kevin Kasuza b Suranga Lakmal 38Craig Ervine c Oshada Fernando b Dhananjaya de Silva 12Brendan Taylor lbw Suranga Lakmal 62Sean Williams b Dhananjaya de Silva 107Sikandar Raza c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya 72Regis Chakabva c Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 31Tinotenda Mutombodzi lbw Dhananjaya de Silva 33Donald Tiripano c Suranga Lakmal b Lasith Embuldeniya 13Carl Mumba not out 11Victor Nyauchi c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 6Extras: (b-8, lb-3, nb-1) 12Total: (all out, 115.3 overs) 406Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-49, 3-114, 4-133, 5-292, 6-324, 7-362, 8-386, 9-394.Bowling: Suranga Lakmal 22-9-37-2 (nb-1), Vishwa Fernando 14-1-45-0, Lahiru Kumara 20-5-60-1, Lasith Embuldeniya 42.3-8-182-4, Dhananjaya de Silva 17-1-71-3.SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne lbw Sikandar Raza 44Oshada Fernando c Regis Chakabva b Donald Tiripano 44Kusal Mendis not out 19Angelo Mathews not out 4Extras: (b-2, lb-9) 11Total: (two wkts, 54.0 overs) 122Fall of wickets: 1-94, 2-104.Bowling: Carl Mumba 9-1-23-0, Sikandar Raza 17- 4-39-1, Donald Tiripano 12-9-5-1, Victor Nyauchi 11-4-17-0, Tinotenda Mutombodzi 5-0-27-0.last_img read more