Courts refuse to back down, so journalists to remain in prison pending trial

first_img Receive email alerts Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News March 17, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Courts refuse to back down, so journalists to remain in prison pending trial Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News Organisation Follow the news on Turkeycenter_img Reporters Without Borders is outraged by today’s court ruling rejecting a request for the provisional release of investigative journalists Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, who were arrested on 3 March. They will now have to spend months in prison pending trial on a charge of belonging to an alleged conspiracy called Ergenekon, which the authorities regard as “terrorist organization.” The court ordered their continued detention under article 100-3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CMK), applicable when there is a risk that “the accused could flee (…) conceal or damage evidence (…) or apply pressure to witnesses.” Reporters Without Borders regards these grounds as totally absurd and urges prosecutors to produce the evidence they claim to have against the two journalists. The ruling comes amid a continuing campaign in Turkey and abroad for their release. In an unprecedented development in Turkey, more than 5,000 demonstrated in Istanbul on Sunday (13 March) for the second week running in response to a call from the Freedom for Journalists Platform (GÖP). The many searches and arrests carried out by the police on 3 March have been widely condemned internationally as serious press freedom violations.In a letter to the web portal Bianet yesterday, Sik said he did not know why he was in prison but was aware that his arrest was “eminently political.” Sik had just finished writing a book about the influence of a Muslim group, Fetullah Gülen, within the Turkish state and the national police. Many commentators have said its claims would have been embarrassing for the government ahead of the parliamentary elections in June.Dozens of people have been arrested in the course of the Ergenekon investigation that began in June 2007. Initially hailed as a sign of progress for Turkish democracy, as senior military officers were among those detained, the investigation has acquired an increasingly repressive character, as evidenced by the detention of Sik and Sener.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of these two journalists.Any journalist who tries to cover stories related to the security apparatus or Turkey’s ethnic minorities is liable to be prosecuted. Ertugrul Mavioglu is due to be tried in the next few days for interviewing a leader of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. Reporters Without Borders plans to follow the trial closely. He has already been prosecuted with Sik in connection with the two-volume book on the Ergenekon case they wrote together. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en to go further April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pasadena Man Charged with Domestic Violence Killing of Ex-Girlfriend Found in Car

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News A 45-year-old man has been charged with the alleged murder of the mother of his two children, whose body was discovered two months ago inside a vehicle in a residential area of the San Gabriel Valley, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.Jose Roberto Turner (dob 5/24/68) of Pasadena faces one count of murder. Case GA096978 was filed on Aug. 31.Arraignment is scheduled Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pasadena Branch.On June 16, La Joya McCoy, 31, was found dead inside her vehicle parked on the 200 block of West Cypress Avenue in Monrovia, prosecutors said. According to the criminal complaint, Turner committed the murder on June 10.An investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department led to the defendant’s arrest on Aug. 27. Prosecutors have recommended that bail be set at $1 million.If convicted as charged, Turner faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Top of the News latest #1 Pasadena Man Charged with Domestic Violence Killing of Ex-Girlfriend Found in Car Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | 4:31 pm 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Ole Miss looks to sweep Miss. St.

first_imgVETERAN LEADERSHIP: Mississippi’s Breein Tyree, Devontae Shuler and Khadim Sy have collectively accounted for 56 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 55 percent of all Rebels points over the last five games.TERRIFIC TYREE: Tyree has connected on 36.7 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 12 over his last three games. He’s also converted 82.1 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Mississippi is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 15-6 when scoring at least 63.STREAK STATS: Mississippi has dropped its last four road games, scoring 62.8 points and allowing 69.5 points during those contests. Mississippi State has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 80.7 points while giving up 66.6.DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi State is ranked fourth among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 37.1 percent. The Bulldogs have averaged 12 offensive boards per game.___ Ole Miss looks to sweep Miss. St. Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img March 6, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMississippi (15-15, 6-11) vs. Mississippi State (19-11, 10-7)Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State seeks revenge on Mississippi after dropping the first matchup in Oxford. The teams last played each other on Feb. 11, when the Rebels outshot Mississippi State from the field 48.3 percent to 36.7 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to the 25-point victory.last_img read more

Hi-five for Jamaica athletes

first_imgThere were five wins for Jamaican athletes at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night, with the Stephen Francis-coached Janieve Russell and Elaine Thompson leading the way with big wins, while there were also wins for Kemar Bailey-Cole, Asafa Powell, and Javon Francis.There were also top-three finishes for Jamaican females Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Novlene Williams-Mills, Danielle Williams, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson.A finalist in the women’s 400 metres hurdles at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, China, Russell ran a well-controlled race and hit top form in the latter stages to get by early leader Leah Nugent of the United States, to win in a personal best of 54.61 seconds, the second-fastest time this season. Ristananna Tracey finished strongly for second in a season best 55.31 seconds, while Nugent was third in 56.24.”I am feeling extremely happy after my performance, knowing that I did a PR so early in the season, and this has set the tone for the rest of the season. (The) fast time was not on my mind as I ran to the instructions of my coach, to take it easy, as I went out a bit slow and finished strong at the end as the objective was to finish among the top three, and this is telling me and Jamaica that something special will happen this year as for the first time, I am running injury-free early, and I am very excited,” said Russell.Thompson, the World Championships 200m silver medallist, defended her JII 100m title with a big performance, clocking a wind-aided 10.71 seconds (+2.4 metres per second wind reading). American English Gardner was second in 10.85 seconds, with third going to Trinidad and Tobago, Michelle Lee-Ahye, in 10.98 seconds.Defending champion Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas, the world leader in the women’s 400m, cantered away from rivals to win the 200m in 22.14 seconds (+2.2 mps), with McLaughlin-Whilby second in 22.70, and the United States’ Shalonda Solomon third in 22.80 seconds.NO START FOR SHELLYJamaica’s World and Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who was expected to compete, did not start in the event.Billed as the female race of the meet, the women’s 400 did not disappoint. It was close going all the way before 2014 winner and last year’s second-place finisher Francena McCorory of the United States won in 50.52 ahead of Williams-Mills, 50.87, while McPherson placed third in 51.20.Competing in her first race at home since winning the 100m hurdles World title a year ago, Williams, in a blanket finish, was nipped for third in 12.55 seconds. The United States pair of Brianna Rollins, 12.52 and Queen Harrison (12.54) took first and second, respectively.Among the men, Bailey-Cole, who was missing from the track most of last year due to injury, won a close 100m in 10.01 seconds. The United States’ Mike Rodgers was second in 10.03, with local Julian Forte third in 10.06.”I am happy going into the Trials this year as I didn’t have a win on my mind as I just came out to see where I am because of the hamstring injury I had, but definitely, this win has really boosted my confidence for the remainder of the season,” said Bailey-Cole.Powell led from the start and took the men’s 200 metres in 20.45 seconds.Beejay Lee of the United States was second in 20.52, the same time done by third-place Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer.Francis closed the show by winning the men’s 400m in a season best 44.85 seconds, getting the better of Vernon Norwood of the United States (45.00) and Kevin Borlee of Belgium, 45.17.Earlier, there was a vintage performance from World Junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde. He upstaged his more senior rivals, only to be edged out by Bahamian Jeffrey Gibson (48.96).Hyde clocked a season best 49.16 seconds, with experienced American Bershawn Jackson third in 49.29 seconds.- R. G.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM FÉILE GRIANÁN AILIGH

first_img   PICTURE SPECIAL FROM FÉILE GRIANÁN AILIGH was last modified: May 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:féile grianán ailigh HUNDREDS of people descended on Burt on Sunday for Féile Grianán Ailigh – a superb family day out and festival at the famous fort.“It was a great event and we had a great variation of food, music, arts andheritage,” said one of the organisers James Sharkey.Sword fighting and the bow and arrow demonstrations added to a great spectacle. last_img read more

Sharapova throws shade at Wozniacki: Where is she?

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim On Sunday, she will face Latvian 16th seed Anatasija Sevastova for a spot in the quarter-finals.But she will need to cut out the errors that plagued her against 18-year-old Kenin, a fellow America-based player who was born in Russia.She was broken three times and her 38 winners just offset 33 unforced errors.“She had really nice words for me in the locker room, which was really nice,” said Sharapova, older than her opponent by 12 years and regarded as an idol by Kenin.“I wasn’t surprised with the way she came out and competed. She was down I believe a few match points in the previous match.“She’s a grinder. She’ll get many balls back. Despite not having the experience, she’s a tough player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ The Danish woman said it was “unacceptable and questionable” for Sharapova, who is playing her first Grand Slam since the end of a drugs ban, to be given the showpiece court.“With regards to scheduling, as you know, I don’t make the schedule,” said Sharapova after reaching the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Sofia Kenin of the United States.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’m a pretty big competitor. If you put me out in the parking lot of Queens in New York City, I’m happy to play there.“That’s not what matters to me. All that matters to me is I’m in the fourth round. Yeah, I’m not sure where she is.” View comments 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 Gamescenter_img Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves to Sofia Kenin, of the United States, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APNEW YORK—Maria Sharapova hit back at Caroline Wozniacki over a US Open scheduling row on Friday, saying of her bitter Danish rival: “I’m in the 4th round. I don’t know where she is.”Wozniacki was furious that her second round match was played on an outside court while five-time major winner Sharapova was playing all of hers in Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wozniacki, who has never won a Grand Slam, lost her second-round match to Ekaterina Makarova on Wednesday after being scheduled on Court 5 before getting bumped up to Court 10.“When you look on Center Court, I understand completely the business side of things, but someone who comes back from a drugs sentence — performance enhancing drugs -– and all of a sudden gets to play every single match on Center Court, I think that’s a questionable thing to do,” fumed the Danish former world number one.Sharapova, the champion in New York in 2006, returned from a 15-month doping ban in April but was refused a wildcard for the French Open while injury ruled her out of Wimbledon.Her world ranking of 146 meant she needed a wild card to get into the main draw at the US Open.But she has responded to the decision by the US Tennis Association by knocking out world number two Simona Halep in the first round and recovering from a set down to beat Timea Babos in the second.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Ever improving DeRozan looks to further develop ‘much better’last_img read more

Gascutters help city burglars breach bank’s high security

first_imgBurglars broke into the Corporation Bank at Mayur Vihar-I in the early hours of Saturday in quite a novel way – they used a gascutter to first rip open the shutter and then slash the lock of the grill door.Luckily, they could not lay their hands on cash or other valuables.The incident came to light in the morning when the residents of Samachar Apartments were informed by the locals that the bank, located at the shopping centre near the apartment building, had been broken into.”A gascutter was used to break open the shutter as well as the lock. The burglars also tried to open the almirah containing cash, but were unable to do so. We have been told by the bank officials that nothing is missing from the spot,” a senior police officer said.He added: “We recovered the gas cylinder that was used to cut the lock. It looks like the cylinder stopped functioning after the robbers entered the bank, that’s why they failed to open the almirah and steal anything.” Investigating officials said there were quite a few CCTV cameras inside the bank but all, except one, were found switched off.The one CCTV captured only the blurred images of a few persons entering the bank, according to sources.A probe team reached the spot and collected fingerprints after the police were informed of the incident around 7.30 am.”We are questioning a security guard deployed at an ATM booth near the bank on whether he had seen suspicious elements nearby at night. The probe is on and we will interrogate local criminals as well,” the police officer said.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Nike Football launches The Last Game: The stars or the clones?

first_imgIt has already got more than 4 million page views in slightly under 24 hours on YouTubeIt’s not even been one day since it was posted on YouTube and it has already got more than 4 million page views in slightly under 24 hours.Nike, known for its quirky football focussed adverts, has come out with another brilliant advert titled Nike Football: The Last Game.The five-minute advert has the star players of the football world Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Neymar Junior, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, David Luiz, Franck Ribery, Tim Howard and Ronaldo Fenomeno are battling it out with the ‘perfect’ clones.A story about risky football versus safe football, the advert shows how scientists and clones want to prove that riskless football is more effective while Ronaldo Fenomeno and the original players disagree, and are willing to risk everything to prove the scientist wrong.The advert shows you how risking everything is the only way to make this sport so awesome.There is only one way to know who is right: the Last Game.So who wins? The star players or the clones?last_img read more

10 months ago​Fulham’s Chambers enjoying central midfield role

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Fulham’s Chambers enjoying central midfield roleby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCalum Chambers is enjoying his time at Fulham, despite a disappointing result against West Ham United.In the game where Claudio Ranieri’s men were beaten 2-0 by West Ham United, Chambers was getting used to a new role in central midfield.And despite the result, the youngster admits that he enjoyed his time in central midfield and would be happy to continue there.He said to the Evening Standard: “I’m enjoying it, obviously it’s nicer if we get a win, but I’m doing what I can for the team defensively and going forward. I’m learning game by game in that position.”At the moment I don’t know whether I’ll go back to defence or stay in midfield. I’m taking on what I’ve been told to do in there and trying to execute it in the games.”Chambers is on loan at Fulham from Arsenal. He has appeared in 11 Premier League games this season. last_img read more