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first_imgTropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileTropical Paradise Co Limited  engages in the tourism and leisure sector where it operates hotels in Mauritius. Headquartered in Moka, Mauritius, the company operates the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, Hennessy Park Hotel, and Port Chambly Hotel. Tropical Paradise Co Limited (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Muscling up: Glenn Webbe gives his biographer, Geraint Thomas, a lesson in arm wrestling – his speciality Book review: three decades on, Glenn Webbe is still packing a punchWelsh publishing house Y Lolfa have a knack for producing fast-paced and lively reads, and they’ve come up trumps again with Glenn Webbe’s autobiography.Called The Gloves Are Off, it charts the life and times of the 1980s Bridgend and Wales wing regarded – as the book cover reminds us – as “Welsh rugby’s first black icon”.BUY NOW with Amazon Webbe, 59, played more than 400 games for Bridgend and scored nearly 300 tries – a club record – before retiring in 1996. A ten-cap Test career seems an affront for such a powerful runner, particularly when you think he was only 26 when he won his last cap. However, by 1988 Ieuan Evans had Wales’ right-wing spot sewn up and Webbe was reluctant to play on the left because he had a strong left fend and was right-footed.Nowadays you might shrug and get on with it, but these were the amateur days and Webbe had a stubborn streak.He writes: “Ron (Waldron) did have a chat with me about playing on the left wing but I replied: ‘Why doesn’t Ieuan switch wings?’ I admit that the younger me was a bit cheeky at times. I had already played for Wales on the left but I really didn’t like playing there and decided to make a stand.” He went on to play eight more seasons of first-class rugby.Big time: making a break against England in his first home Test, in 1987. Wales won a violent game 19-12Webbe’s parents, Islyn and Hugh, were part of the Windrush Generation, emigrating to Britain from St Kitts after World War Two. He grew up with his seven sisters in a rough part of Cardiff but could handle himself, on or off the field. His team’s main move at high school involved him catching opposition goal kicks that fell short of the posts and running the length of the pitch to score!Inevitably, Webbe encountered racism, most notably during a Welsh Youth tour to South Africa in 1980. He was part of a group not served in a restaurant because he was black, prompting a complaint by the tour management and a reversal of policy. When in 1989 Webbe was offered £32,000 to join a rebel tour to the country he turned it down.His attitude to racist comments is to not react and so seize control of the situation. “It’s harder to say offensive things now than it was before, which is obviously a good thing,” he says. “These days, fuelled by the media in my opinion, to be offended by something has almost become quite trendy… if you say the wrong thing about people it can appear more of a crime than if you’d actually hit someone physically.”Boys on tour: with Bridgend in Atlanta in 1990. One club tour to Canada saw Webbe end up in jailHe was put off joining his home-town club Cardiff after some players from the club, who he met in a pub, told him it was cliquey. So he joined Bridgend instead and what a legend he became, scoring seven tries in his first two games there and never letting up.Best match: Glenn and Sally’s wedding in BermudaThe nearest he came to leaving was when, aged 28, Hull FC tried to sign him to rugby league for £80,000. He played in a trial for them, scoring two tries, but stayed in union because he had met a girl, Sally, who became his wife. They’ve been together nearly 30 years.His book is full of great tales and one of the funniest occurred 18 months after his final Test against Romania in 1988. Former internationals were entitled to free tickets to home Wales games, so he went to the WRU offices to ask for one. A woman there said he couldn’t have one because he wasn’t a former international.“I said, ‘Well, I haven’t played for 18 months, so I am a former international.’‘No,’ she said, ‘You have to formally retire.’ Glenn Webbe, the Bridgend and Wales icon, talks racism, ruses and arm wrestles in a recently published autobiography that will enthral rugby fans of all ages LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ‘Okay,’ I replied, ‘give me a piece of paper and a pen.’ And I wrote, I want to announce that from this moment, Glenn Webbe has officially retired from international rugby.Then I signed it and handed it over, saying: ‘There you are, there’s my official retirement from international rugby.’She hesitated and then said, ‘Okay’. And she handed me a pair of tickets. You had one free but were allowed to purchase the seat next to you. I put the tickets in my pocket and headed to the door, before stopping to say: ‘I have some news for you, hot off the press.’‘What’s that?’ she asked.‘I’ve just come out of retirement!’ And I took off.”In the thick of it: offloading for Bridgend against Newbridge (Huw Evans Agency)His escapades on tour with Wales, often in the company of fellow prankster and room-mate Mark Ring, are too numerous to go into here. Suffice to say that readers will relish the antics of the amateur era, warts and all.There are also sections on serious matters such as concussion and mental health, and a fascinating insight into visualization, and how you can achieve such a heightened sense of awareness that match incidents feel like they’re happening in slow motion. Ghostwriter Geraint Thomas was shortlisted for the 2017 Sports Book of the Year awards and has done a super job again here.Playing ball: a child of the Sixties, Webbe grew up in Cardiff and captained his school baseball teamOne of the best-known facts about Webbe is his prodigious strength and even today he can do 1,000 press-ups in 25 minutes. At the 1988 England-Wales post-match dinner, Webbe played a laughter box during Mike Harrison’s speech, infuriating England blindside Micky Skinner.The two men argued and finally agreed to settle their differences with an arm wrestle, which Webbe won 3-0. Quite simply, no one could beat him. Once, he took on each member of the Neath team, one after the after, and even with the disadvantage of fatigue proved invincible.His last competitive game for Bridgend was at Pontypool at the end of the 1995-96 season. By then, he was already suffering symptoms from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. He tackled it his own way, going off the medication and training furiously. Within a year, he felt back to normal and even returned to rugby as a player-coach. He did his Level Two WRU badge and coached Tondu to promotion.Today Webbe is sales director and head designer of The Kitchen Bureau, the largest independent kitchen retailer in Wales. TAGS: Book Review “He remains the ‘life and soul’,” says his old buddie Ring, “and I must confess to still getting a little excited when I’m dressing up for some function in the knowledge that Glennfield Webbe is going to be there!”BUY NOW with Amazon Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

first_img Year:  Structure Engineer:Alex Popp C.Builder:Juan VelázquezSite Area:5.000m2City:Puerto VarasCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara SinclairRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The main challenge of the comission was to develop a housing solution both capable of optimizing thermal criteria, and to visually maximize the strata – vertical and horizontal – of the surroundings.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara SinclairLocated in an area of abundant vegetation, near the Minte bridge in Puerto Varas, the 5.000sqm site presented the best type of soil to set up base in a topographically irregular sector, with 15 % slope , a low density of vegetation and the highest levels of natural lighting.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara SinclairThree design guidelines are defined:1. Thermal optimization through programmatic compaction on three levels.2. Maximization of the natural lighting coefficient, through wide openings to the north, and bounded ones able to in the other three directions.3. Dilation towards the topographic natural level, allowing better adaptability to the terrain, minimizing earthworks, moisture transmission, and unnecessary logging of existing trees.Save this picture!Floor Plan-The project is developed using a three-dimensional matrix of 1.5×1.5mts. , through which spatial, structural, material and construction criteria are established .-The resulting volume is defined mainly by the manipulation and combination of programme modules in three levels, which reflect the high amounts of rainfall of the region in its geometry.-The programme is approached as a sequence from the most public at the first level (one space), to the more private on the second level (two units), and a bureau-hatch on the third level .Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara SinclairBy means of a stereometric 5×5 ” wooden structure founded on concrete handcrafted benches, the project lays on the topography, absorbing in its own structure the irregularities  of the bearing surface .Save this picture!SectionMorphologically it seeks to replicate strategies used in the XVIII century towers of the Osorno region, mainly by using a wooden structure in its entirety, a mono-material surface, a compact programmatic distribution, and the use of sloped roofs to drain rain water.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara SinclairProject gallerySee allShow lessVincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for ChinaAwarded CompetitionErik Møller Arkitekter to Modernize Alvar Aalto’s KunstenMisc Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509586/casa-cbi-sggb-architects Clipboard Projects Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara SinclairSave this projectSaveCasa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair CopyHouses•Puerto Varas, Chile Architects: Sebastian Guevara Sinclair Area Area of this architecture project Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/509586/casa-cbi-sggb-architects Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” “COPY” Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair 2013 Area:  165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Sebastian Guevara Sinclair+ 36 Share CopyAbout this officeSebastian Guevara SinclairOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto VarasChilePublished on May 27, 2014Cite: “Casa CBI / Sebastian Guevara Sinclair” 27 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Wates Foundation has made an initial three year grant of £30,000 to the South London Community Foundation.The Wates Foundation has made an initial three year grant of £30,000 to the South London Community Foundation. This is the Community Foundation’s first major donation from a trust. It is designed to assist them in the transition from a steering group to a fully active community foundation. Howard Lake | 7 June 2001 | News Wates Foundation supports South London Community Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThis year, Workers World Party‘s annual conference will be held on Nov. 7 and 8 at the historic Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York.The center was previously known as the Audubon Ballroom. It is where Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965, and where the Organization of Afro-American Unity that he co-founded held their meetings. Important public events were also held at the Audubon.The Audubon Ballroom fell into disrepair following Malcolm’s death, and was subsequently closed. It became the property of New York City in the early 1980s due to owed back taxes. The building was later purchased by Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, which scheduled it for demolition.It was saved, however, due to community protests and public outcry, including appeals by educator Dr. Betty Shabazz for historical preservation of the site of her spouse’s murder. After much debate the medical center agreed to restore a section of the building as a memorial to Malcolm X, but the stage where he was murdered was demolished.The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty ­Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center opened on May 18, 2005, the 80th anniversary of Malcolm’s birth. It is a memorial to Malcolm X’s humanitarian efforts and honors the leadership and integrity of his legacy. It is also a symbol of the ongoing struggle of African Americans for social justice and equality. Shabazz, who was instrumental in negotiating for and contributing to the planning of the center, died in 1997.The Shabazz Center consists of a lobby, a ballroom on the second floor and a basement meeting room. In the lobby is a life-sized bronze statue of Malcolm X by sculptor and activist Gabriel Koren. A large painted mural in the ballroom by Daniel Galvez depicts Malcolm’s life in historic detail. The most complete archives anywhere on the lives of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz are located at the center, which includes interactive kiosks, a photo gallery, documents and handwritten postcards by Malcolm.Programs such as teacher workshops for all disciplines are held at the center. The history of civil rights and social justice is taught, and curriculum outlines and lesson plans for the classroom are jointly composed. Hands-on experiential presentations, exhibits and story boards are utilized, including art work, social studies and language. K-12, undergraduate and graduate students are taken on field trips and guided tours to enhance classroom experience.Events at the center include jazz evenings, film screenings, memoir-writing workshops, lectures and talks about love and liberation, policing, mass incarceration, community organizing and workshops in activism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNews Six years on, same unanswered questions about French journalist’s death in CAR The death of the French freelance photojournalist Camille Lepage on assignment in the Central African Republic is a tragic loss to journalism. The 26-year-old’s body was found in a car between Bouar and Garoua Boualai the west of the Central African Republic, on the road to Cameroon.“The body of Ms Lepage was found by an Operation Sangaris patrol which stopped a vehicle being driven by anti-balaka fighters in the Bouar region,” the Elysée Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general, said the organization was “deeply shocked by the tragic death of a young journalist who showed extraordinary courage in her work every day”.He continued: “We were fortunate to meet her between assignments. She told us last December of the growing climate of tension affecting journalists in the Central African Republic. Her horrific death shows the danger to which journalists are exposed as they try to report the news in the Central African Republic and other conflict zones.” Despite her youth, Lepage had extensive experience as a photojournalist. She worked widely in Europe early in her career before covering the Egyptian revolution in 2011. She then headed to Africa where she captured the first steps of the new state of South Sudan in 2012, and recorded the horrors of fighting in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains.She was passionate about what she called the “forgotten causes” and went into the Central African Republic, before even the arrival of French troops of Operation Sangaris, to record the day-to-day lives of the victims of the fratricidal conflict. Colleagues said she showed enormous courage, always managing to be at the centre of the action such as making contact with former Seleka fighters in Bangui or covering disarmament operations. The conflict, which began with the capture of Bangui by the Seleka rebel coalition in March last year, has been seriously detrimental to freedom of information in the country. The offices of most radio stations and newspapers were looted by Seleka rebels. As the conflict intensified in December and the anti-balaka militias gained influence, threats intensified against journalists who were accused by both sides of playing into the hands of one or other faction. Many were forced into hiding or had to leave the country after receiving death threats. Most local journalists now no longer work and those who do are regularly threatened.The Central African Republic registered the biggest fall in this year’s World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, with a drop of 44 places. The country was ranked 65th in 2013 and fell to 109th position in the 2014 edition.According to figures compiled by Reporters Without Borders, 75 journalists were killed in the course of their work worldwide in 2013. Since the start of this year, 17 have died. Camille Lepage is the 18th name on this roll call of death. Organisation News News May 13, 2020 Find out more Central African RepublicAfrica Receive email alerts April 6, 2021 Find out more photo logo : frontline freelance photo slideshow : FRED DUFOUR / AFP May 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French photojournalist Camille Lepage killed on assignment in CAR December 13, 2019 Find out more RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites to go further News Help by sharing this information Central African RepublicAfrica RSF_en CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Follow the news on Central African Republiclast_img read more

first_img BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Imprisoned Follow the news on Burundi BurundiAfrica Condemning abuses Imprisoned to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa July 25, 2016 Burundi : Intelligence agency holds journalist, gives no official grounds November 27, 2020 Find out more Jean Bigirimana, who used to work or Radio Rema FM and now works for Infos Grands Lacs and Iwacu, has been held for the past three days by the provincial branch of the SNR.According to his family, he was arrested after leaving his home at around 1 p.m. on 22 July for Bugarama. When they heard he had been detained, relatives went to the scene of the arrest, where they were told that it had been carried out by members of the SNR in the presence of local officials.This was confirmed by sources within the SNR, who criticized Bigirimana’s frequent visits to Rwanda. He recently returned from a journalism seminar in this neighbouring country. No other reason – whether legal or not – was given for his arrest.His wife, Godeberte Hakizimana, has posted an appeal on the SOS Médias Burundi website, urging the authorities to go to her husband’s aid. “He is in great danger,” the appeal said. “He has not eaten for several days. You must get him out of there.”Bigirimana’s detention was referred today to National Council for Communication president Ramadhan Karenga, who undertook to follow the case.“We call for journalist Jean Bigirimana’s immediate release,” RSF said. “The use of such arbitrary arrest methods to intimidate media personnel contributes to the continuing crisis in Burundi and helps to undermine the rule of law.Burundi is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 11 places last year.For more information about the crisis in Burundi, click here. News Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists RSF_en Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information Reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Jean Bigirimana, a journalist who was arrested by the National Intelligence Service (SNR) in the central province of Muramvya on 22 July without any official grounds being given. RSF regards his detention as arbitrary. Bugarama in Muramvya Province Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention June 5, 2020 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_img News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa News News Follow the news on Iran Organisation At around 9 a.m. on 17 April, about 100 riot police, accompanied by Revolutionary Guards and Intelligence Ministry officials in civilian dress, began a major inspection of the cells in Section 350, where political prisoners are held.According to relatives, when the prisoners objected to this irregular search and stayed in their cells to monitor their belongings, the police responded to the protest with extreme violence, smashing TV sets, equipment and personal effects.Dozens of detainees were beaten and then placed in solitary confinement in Security Section 240, regardless of their injuries. They included journalists and bloggers such as Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, Hossein Ronaghi Malki, Mohammad Davari, Said Matinpour, Siamak Qaderi, Said Haeri and Yashar Darolshafa and Alireza Rajai,They also included human rights lawyers Abdolfattah Soltani and Hotain Dolati, and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, an activist in the workers’ movement.In an interview for the ILNA news agency, Iranian prison system director Esmaili denied “the false reports and rumours published by enemy news sites.”Nonetheless, according to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the operation was prepared and organized by senior officials in the justice system, information department, Revolutionary Guards and Intelligence Ministry, and the presence of representatives from all of these departments during the raid was no coincidence. April 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB calls for independent inquiry into police search of Evin prison Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more The next day, government spokesman Mohammad Baghar Nobakhat announced during an interview with the ISNA news agency “the creation by the government of a commission of inquiry, which will publish its report shortly”. That evening, state television broadcast an interview with the prison organization head Esmaili, accompanied by images of the inspection of cells, showing “cell phones, makeshift radios and headphones” which he said could be used to “contact enemy news media and tell them what was going on in the prison”. Images were also shows of “prisoners breaking the glass in the door”. Some of the images had already been shown a year earlier in the program “Behind the Bars in Iran” on Press TV, the Islamic Republic English-language television station. Yesterday, judiciary head Larijani removed the director of the prison organization, Gholamhossein Esmaili, and put him in charge of the Tehran province’s justice department. On the same day Iran’s public prosecutor, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, told a press briefing that the move “had been decided 50 days ago and had nothing to do with the recent events in Section 350 of Evin prison”, adding: “Mr. Esmaili is one of our best directors. His transfer is in reality a promotion.” RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists At least 12 political prisoners held in Section 350 of Tehran’s Evin prison began a hunger strike on April 20 in protest against the outburst of violence during a raid on the prison by the security forces on April 17, in which around 50 people were injured including some political prisoners. They were joined the next day by 21 fellow prisoners. Seven inmates in Raji Shahr prison have since also joined the protest. Yesterday the head of Iran’s prison organization, Gholamhossein Esmaili, was moved to a new position as head of the Tehran province’s justice department on the orders of the head of the judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani. “Impunity prevails in Iran,” said Réza Moïni, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Iran-Afghanistan desk. “So far none of those responsible for the systematic and flagrant human rights violations has been brought to justice.“The fact that the director of the country’s prison organization has been transferred after this blunder is a victory for the prisoners’ families and for Iranian civil society. But we must get to the bottom of the circumstances of the police operation and, more generally, of the conditions in which political prisoners are held.“These prisoners are deprived of medical care and are continually threatened, and their lives are in danger more than ever. We ask that the the UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, be allowed into Iran to conduct an independent investigation into this serious breach of the rights of political prisoners.When prisoners’ families visited Section 350 on 21 April, they were shocked to see their loved ones and relatives covered in bruises and with broken limbs, and most of them with their heads shaved. Their accounts of what happened contradict the denials of the prison authorities and statements by the justice minister, Mostafa Pour Mohamadi, who said that “there were no assaults on prisoners while cells were being searched” and that “the assault allegations are not serious”. On 19 April, 74 prisoners in Section 350 wrote an open letter to the Tehran prosecutor giving their version of what they called ‘an illegal and inhuman assault’ adding that ‘as witnesses to the crime, we demand that an inquiry be opened’.”After their families came to their support, some prisoners who had been placed in solitary confinement in Security Section 240 the day after the police raid were taken back to their cell block. However, some are still suffering from their injuries and have received no medical attention. “They want to remove all trace of what they did, so that there is no proof of their crime,” one prisoner’s wife told Reporters Without Borders. “Evin has turned into Abu Ghraib!”Two days ago, an adviser to the president agreed to meet a delegation of prisoners’ families after a gathering took place outside the presidential palace. Among their demands were “the dismissal of the justice minister, the formation of a commission of inquiry, the return of all prisoners from solitary confinement, medical treatment for all injured detainees and an opportunity for prisoners to contact their families”. News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders is stunned to learn of the murder of reporter Rafael Munguía on 31 March in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula, where he was the correspondent of the national, privately-owned radio station Radio Cadena Voces (RCV). Gunmen aboard a vehicle stopped him as he was driving home and shot him eight times.“We hope the authorities will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the motives for Munguía’s murder and identify those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We offer our condolences to his family and his colleagues at Radio Cadena Voces.”One of his fellow journalists said Munguía could have been killed in the course of a robbery attempt. But the murder came just after he sent RCV a report on violent crime in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second largest city.Munguía was not the first RCV journalist to be murdered. RCV commentator and humorist Carlos Salgado was gunned down as he was leaving the radio station in the capital, Tegucigalpa, on 18 October 2007. The station’s manager, Dagoberto Rodríguez, left the country two weeks later after the police told him a contract had been put out for his murder.RCV has often criticised President Manuel Zelaya’s administration. Help by sharing this information News HondurasAmericas RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Reports Follow the news on Honduras May 13, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more April 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio station correspondent gunned down in provincial city RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls for a thorough investigation into the 31 March murder of Rafael Munguía, the correspondent of the national radio station Radio Cadena Voces in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula. The murder of Radio Cadena Voces commentator Carlos Salgado 15 months ago in the capital was never solved. last_img read more