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Newspaper suspended in latest attack on free expression

first_img Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists August 18, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper suspended in latest attack on free expression IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en The criticism was prompted by a 29 July open letter about the mistreatment of young detainees, in which Karoubi wrote: “Young people have been brutally raped and have subsequently suffered depression and seriously psychological and physical problems.” Newspapers that support Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reacted angrily, accusing him of disseminating “false information.” The prosecutor’s office has been controlling newspapers since the day after the presidential election. All reports and other forms of content are checked before publication. In the past two months, Etemad-e Melli has been printed several times with columns left blank because articles were censored. Help by sharing this information March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the situation of imprisoned journalists, especially Kivan Samimi Behbani and Henghameh Shahidi, and reiterates its condemnation of government harassment of the print media, in which the latest case was yesterday’s suspension of former presidential candidate Mehdi Karoubi’s daily, Etemad-e Melli, for publishing reports about torture and rape in Iran’s prisons. The onetime editor of Nameh (“The Letter”), an independent weekly that was suspended in 2005, Behbani is now a freelance journalist. He has not been able to contact his family since his arrest on 13 June. Shahidi, who writes for various pro-reform publications, was arrested on 29 June. Her mother, who has only been able to visit her once, on 13 August, says she is very worried about her health because she has heart problems. News All these releases are provisional. The journalists can be summoned and re-imprisoned at any time while waiting for their cases to come to trial. June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned that Kaveh Mozafari, an online journalist who was arrested on 9 July, was freed yesterday, while photographers Marjan Abdolahyan and Satyar Emami were freed on 10 August. Documentary filmmakers Mahnaz Mohammadi and Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, who were arrested on 29 July in south Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery, were released in the first few days of August. Yesterday, the Tehran public prosecutor’s office notified the ministry of culture and Islamic orientation’s press office that Etemad-e Melli had been suspended “until further notice” for “publishing illegal reports and articles threatening national security.” IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts June 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News Government agents prevented yesterday’s issue of Etemad-e Melli from leaving the printing press on the evening of 16 August because of an article by Karoubi – one Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rivals in the June presidential election – responding to attacks and criticism made against him in pro-government newspapers. to go further News As regards detained journalists, Reporters Without Borders is particularly worried about Behbani and Shahidi because it has been told that they have been in solitary confinement since their arrests and are being subjected to a great deal of pressure. “Like every other kind of person jailed since the 12 June presidential election, journalists are being tortured and mistreated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “No one, not even their lawyers, has been able to get information about their cases. The lives of these imprisoned journalists are in danger. We would like representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to be allowed to enter Iran and visit the prisons.”last_img read more

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‘Distressing’ assault under investigation as Garda review CCTV

first_imgNewsCommunityCrime & Court‘Distressing’ assault under investigation as Garda review CCTVBy Staff Reporter – August 1, 2017 1374 WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleIDA bosses expect Brexit jobs boostNext articleHigh and dry holiday makers allowed back to Kilkee beach Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Gardai are reviewing CCTV in connection with the assault of a woman walking home in LimerickGARDAI in Limerick are looking for the assistance of the public in relation to an assault recently where a woman was forced to fend off a male who followed her home.Last Thursday, a young lady was walking home on Chapel Street at 1am when she was suddenly approached by a male who attempted to engage her in conversation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When this failed the man put his arm around the woman and tried to pull her into him.The lady resisted and put up a fight from the forceful advances and kept walking.Gardai say that the woman said that the man followed her for a time before he eventually gave up.Gardai are collecting CCTV from the area and are looking for any witnesses to this very distressing assault.Separately, Henry Street garda are investigating an early morning assault last Saturday where a young man was attacked on Dominic Street.Shortly after 3am, a young man was walking home when he was assaulted by two males.This assault was completely unprovoked and again Gardai are collecting CCTV but any witness to this either of these assaults can contact Gardai at Henry Street on 061-212400.See more news here Print TAGSassaultGardaílimerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Gardai are reviewing CCTV in connection with the assault of a woman walking home in Limerick Advertisement Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Emaillast_img read more

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