Journalist gets suspended prison sentence for publishing statements by Chechen leaders

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more February 3, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets suspended prison sentence for publishing statements by Chechen leaders Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Belarus Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Help by sharing this information BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Newscenter_img News to go further May 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says _ read in russianReporters Without Borders condemned the suspended sentence of two years in prison passed today by a court in Nizhny Novgorod on Stanislav Dmitrievsky, the editor of the newspaper Pravo-Zaschita (Legal Defence) and president of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, for publishing interviews with Chechen separatist leaders.Convicted of “inciting inter-ethnic hatred and offending human dignity” under article 282 of the Russian penal code, Dmitrievsky will have to serve his prison sentence if found guilty of any other serious offence during the next four years.“This verdict is yet another confirmation of the taboo about Chechnya, which no one may discuss freely without being accused of expressing extremist opinions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Only information coming out of Moscow may be used to mention this region, where all independent information is excluded.”The press freedom organisation added: “Dmitrievsky was convicted as an example, simply because he published statements by former Chechen leaders and for once allowed Russian citizens to hear an alternative to the Kremlin’s views. We voice our solidarity with Dmitrievsky and we call for this conviction to be quashed on appeal.”Dmitrievsky denied the charges that were brought against him by the Nizhny Novgorod public prosecutor on 2 September and pleaded not guilty when the trial began on 16 November. The indictment referred to two documents published in Pravo-Zaschita in the spring of 2004. One was drafted by former Chechen deputy prime minister Akhmed Zakaev, now a refugee in London. The other was written by the former separatist president Aslan Maskhadov, who was murdered by the Russian secret services in March 2005.Both leaders appealed to the Russian people and the European parliament, in November 2003 and March 2004, to a peaceful solution to the conflict that had dragged between Moscow and Grozny since 1994.Dmitrievsky hopes to appeal against his conviction. If rejected, he says he will take his case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation last_img read more

Black Stars technical team donates to Teshie Children’s Home

first_imgBlack Stars technical team, led by coach Kwesi Appiah has donated items worth ¢10,000 to the Teshie Children’s Home, an orphanage in Accra. The items donated included bags of rice, packs toilet rolls, cartons of Milk and Milo as well as minerals.According to assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko, the gesture is to invoke goodwill and blessings for the team ahead of their participation in this year’s AFCON in Egypt. Coach Kwesi Appiah and his team are desperate to win the competition for the first time since 1982.“We all know that we are going to the AFCON and we need the blessings of the nation so this morning we decided to come to Osu Children Home to come and see our children who are here without parents,” he said. “I think doing this we ask God to bless us to make an impact at the AFCON.” “We have been doing it [donation]. This is about the second time and we are going to do it again before we leave for the tournament.”Black Stars have been drawn in Group F alongside champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.The tournament takes place in six stadiums across Egypt between 21 June and 19 July.last_img read more

England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016

first_img3 Feb 2016 England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016 England Golf has announced its schedule of tournaments and championships to form the basis of the Orders of Merit for 2016.The Scottish U18 Championship is a new addition to the girls’ schedule and the French Open Amateur Championship for the Coupe Murat has been added to the men’s tournament list for the year ahead.The Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s Orders of Merit will continue to be used for automatic selections for teams for the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals. This system, which also allows for two ‘picks’ per team, was successfully adopted for the men last year, having been previously introduced for the women.The other four Orders of Merit – for men, boys, women and girls – will be used as a guideline by the England selectors, together with other ranking systems and performance information.England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards commented: “There is much to look forward to in amateur golf in 2016.“In addition to the European Team Championships and Home Internationals for our England teams at all levels, 2016 is also a World Amateur Team Championship year. With just three spots available in each team, players will need to be at the top of their games in order to seal a spot for the championships in Mexico.”Ashley Chesters, the back-to-back winner of the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit in 2014 and 2015, has recently turned professional and a new winner will be crowned in 2016.In the women’s game, Bronte Law (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be defending her title and could prove tough to beat when the final calculations are made in September.Previous Order of Merit winners include a host of successful tournament professionals including Charley Hull and Holly Clyburn in the women’s game and Tom Lewis, Chris Wood and Gary Wolstenholme MBE in the men’s. All have won professional titles since graduating from the amateur ranks over the last decade.2015 Order of Merit Winners:Men – Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park)Boys – Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood)Senior Men – Richard Partridge (Wildernesse)Women – Bronte Law (Bramhall)Girls – Lizzie Prior (Burhill)Senior Women – Julie Brown (Trentham)Read more for full information about the Orders of Merit and the England Golf selection policylast_img read more

Malmö fans vandalize Zlatan Ibrahimović’s statue for buying stake in rival Hammarby IF

first_imgImage Courtesy: AEG/Philip O’ConnorAdvertisement 51NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs93gqlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaxh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zyzWould you ever consider trying this?😱q8sCan your students do this? 🌚7weqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ah yes, its Zlatan Ibrahimović again who is making the headlines. Well, not exactly himself, but his boyhood club Malmö FF fans. Very, angry fans. SO angry in fact, they have defaced their superstar’s statue, because the Swedish superstar purchased stake in their sworn rival side Hammarby IF.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AEG/Philip O’ConnorAfter leaving Old Trafford in 2018, the 38 year old veteran spent two breathtaking seasons with LA Galaxy, scoring 52 goals in 56 appearances, recenrly announced on Twitter about his departure before the 2020 season, and return to the European continent.Although the former Inter Milan, PSG and FC Barcelona superstar’s next destination is being speculated, it is highly rumoured that the Sweden international will end up in his home country with Hammarby IF.Advertisement A couple of days ago, Zlatan posted a clip on his official Instagram, depicting his name on the kit of Hammarby, on the same day it was revealed that the forward has bought a quarter of stake in the club. Check it out below-Now, this has created a giant outrage in the Malmö FF fanbase, as the supporters were expecting the Himmelsblått youth academy graduate to return at the Stadion in Stockholm. But, Zlatan’s ongoing business with their Allsvenskan rivals is not received very well.The statue of the player, unveiled in October outside the Stadion has been attempted to set ablaze, with the face wrapped in plastic, and toilet seat cover on the statue’s right hand- these were the ways how the fans showed their despise towards their former favourite player.There were even reports of leaving fermented fish on the doorstep of Zlatan’s house in Stockholm, and ‘Judas’ written on the door.Surprisingly, the usual outspoken Zlatan himself is yet to make any comments on the matter. However, it is evident that Hammarby or not, his childhood club will now consider him a subject of abhorrence. Advertisementlast_img read more

Luis Garcia to Grace Chapa Dimba Final

first_img0Shares0000– Former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia will grace the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final set for Kinoru stadium, Meru County from June 20–23.NAIROBI, Kenya, June 13 – Former Liverpool and Barcelona winger Luis Javier Garcia will grace the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom National Final set for Kinoru stadium, Meru County from June 20–23.The Legendary Spanish footballer will feature in this season’s finale as a LaLiga ambassador and will take part in some mentorship clinics. He will also attend the semifinal and final games of the tournament. Eight boys’ teams and seven girls’ teams from eight regions will battle it out to be crowned national champions and a chance to walk away with Sh 1 million in cash as well as phones and airtime.Garcia played for top European clubs including Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. He played 150 games in LaLiga scoring 22 goals. He represented his country 20 times and was a member of Spain’s 2006 World Cup squad.The Spanish Star also played for Liverpool in the English Premier League winning the Champions League in that time.“We are very excited to leverage on our partnership with La Liga and have the legendary Luis Garcia grace this year’s national finals in Meru. We urge our youth teams who will be in Meru to use this opportunity to gain as much knowledge and skills as possible from him during the mentorships sessions,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Customer Officer – Safaricom.The national finals follows a series of regional finals played across the eight regions with over 1,600 teams taking part in the tournament that begun in October 2018 with group stages.The programme was started with an aim of promoting grassroot football and propelling gifted players into the national team.This year, an All-star team was selected from the 8 regional finals and attended a training camp in Spain during which they played against local youth sides.From the inaugural season, over fifteen young players joined the Kenya Premier League and the National Super League.Girls Draw Quarter Final 1: Acakoro Ladies (Nairobi) vs. NCOED (Nyanza)Quarter Final 2: Changamwe Ladies (Coast) gets a Bye to Semis since there was no team from North Eastern.Quarter Final 3: St. Mary’s.Ndovea (Eastern) vs. Barcelona Ladies (Central)Quarter Final 4: Archbishop Njenga (Western) vs. Kitale Queens (Rift)Boys DrawQuarter Final 1: Lugari Blue Saints (Western) vs. Super Solico (Eastern)Quarter Final 2: Euronuts (Central) vs. Manyatta United (Nyanza)Quarter Final 3: Berlin FC (North Eastern) vs. Al Ahly (Rift)Quarter Final 4: Shimanzi Youth (Coast) vs. South B United (Nairobi)0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more