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

State Senator Portantino Proposes Segment of CA-134 Freeway be Named After President Obama

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Home Depot sues Visa, MasterCard over use of chip-and-PIN

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Home Depot filed a lawsuit this week against Visa and MasterCard over the use of chip cards, which it says does not go far enough to prevent fraud. In the lawsuit, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Home Depot accused the card companies of trying to block the use of PINs in favor of less-secure methods.The lawsuit claims that by blocking the use of PINs, Visa and MasterCard are pushing merchants toward less-secure transactions that generate higher fees.“Credit unions and banks have shouldered millions in costs from Home Depot’s data breach in 2014,” said Lance Noggle, senior director of advocacy at CUNA. “Home Depot should be concerned about the cost to consumers of their lax data security practices that have harmed many consumers by allowing criminals access their customers’ personal information instead of worrying about fraud costs from debit cards, which credit unions and banks are responsible for paying.”Despite Home Depot’s claims, Visa’s data shows a 40% decline in counterfeit rates at merchants who have enabled chip card transactions. continue reading »last_img read more

Arsenal to fund summer transfer spree by putting 10 first team players up for sale

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal to fund summer transfer spree by putting 10 first team players up for sale Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 8:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who is in the final year of his contract, is wanted by Napoli and Shkodran Mustafi could also be allowed to leave despite his improvement under Arteta. The versatile Ainsley Maitland-Niles could represent a surprise casualty of a midfield overhaul, especially given his performances in Wembley wins over City and Chelsea when he excelled at wing-back. Spurs are willing to test the waters with a reported £30million bid, while Arsenal are exploring the option of a player-plus-cash swap deal involving the exiled Matteo Guendouzi and Lyon’s gifted midfield technician Houssem Aouar.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMohamed Elneny will be sold this summer having spent last season out on loan, while Lucas Torreira could return to Serie A amid interest from Roma and AC Milan.Aubameyang’s strike partner and close friend Alexandre Lacazette is said to be interesting Juventus, meanwhile, and England Under-21 international Reiss Nelson, whose chances of regular first team football have decreased following the arrival of Willian, could command a transfer fee upwards of £15million. Arsenal would happily entertain offers for Mesut Ozil whose £350,000-a-week contract remains a huge burden on the club, but the former Real Madrid star recently underlined his intention to see out the remaining 12 months of his current deal and won’t be sold against his will. AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: ‘Hopefully great news’ – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teases Arsenal fans ahead of contract announcementMORE: Willian insists he wanted Chelsea to win FA Cup final despite imminent Arsenal transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Gabriel is expected to complete his move to Arsenal after undergoing a medical (Picture: Getty)A lack of Champions League and matchday revenue, however, has forced Arsenal to consider ways of balancing the books. The club has already confirmed its intention to make 55 redundancies, while Raul Sanllehi vacated his position as head of football last week and technical director Edu continues to oversee a major overhaul of the scouting department. Sanllehi’s departure has resulted in Arteta assuming greater control over Arsenal’s transfer dealings and the former club captain is striving to create a more balanced squad. According to The Times, the 38-year old is willing to sanction the departures of four central defenders, four midfielders and two fowards. English duo Rob Holding and Calum Chambers are likely to be deemed surplus to requirements, with the latter attracting attention from Fulham. The 10 players who could leave Arsenal this summer DEFENDERSRob Holding Calum ChambersSokratis PapastathopoulosShkodran MustafiMIDFIELDERSAinsley Maitland-NilesLucas TorreiraMatteo GuendouziMohamed ElnenyFORWARDSAlexandre LacazetteReiss Nelson Mikel Arteta is undertaking a massive overhaul of his Arsenal squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are looking to fund their summer recruitment drive by selling as many as 10 first team squad players with the FA Cup winners also conscious of the need to cut their wage bill. Mikel Arteta’s first half-season in charge culminated in an FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea which sealed Arsenal’s place in the Europa League next season, but the Spaniard has acknowledged that his squad is still some way short of the quality required to challenge the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. The Gunners have already added Willian to their ranks this summer and are closing in on a deal for Lille centre-half Gabriel, who is said to have undertaken a medical ahead of official confirmation of his arrival.AdvertisementAdvertisementWilliam Saliba has returned from his loan spell at Saint-Etienne and will compete for a first team spot, while David Luiz, as well as January loan recruits, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari, have all committed their futures to the north London club. ADVERTISEMENTIt is anticipated that skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future will be resolved in the coming days with last season’s top goalscorer ready to end months of speculation by signing a new three-year deal. last_img read more