At least 14 reporters arbitrarily arrested during Russian protests

first_img Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrests of at least 14 journalists while trying to cover anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia on 26 March, and calls on the authorities to drop all charges against them and to punish the police officers responsible.Both the protests themselves and the crackdown were without precedent since 2012. According to initial counts, between 32,000 and 93,000 people participated in demonstrations throughout the country and around 1,800 of them were reportedly arrested.According to RSF’s tally, at least 14 of those detained were journalists who had gone to cover the protests.Alexander Plyushchev of Echo of Moscow, Pyotr Verzilov of Mediazona, Pyotr Parkhomenko of Kommersant-FM, Timofey Dzyadko of RBC, Sofiko Arifjanova of Otkrytaya Rossya and Alec Luhn, a US reporter for The Guardian, were arrested in Moscow and were held for several hours at a police station.The last three were charged with participating in an unauthorized demonstration but the charge against Luhn seems to have been dropped later after the foreign ministry intervened.Sergei Satanovski of Novaya Gazeta, Nadezhda Zaytseva of Vedomosti, Roman Pimenov of Interpress and freelancer Artyom Aleksandrov were arrested in Saint Petersburg.Sergei Rasulov of Kommersant, Fayna Kachabekova of Kavkazskaya Politika and Vladimir Servinovski of Eto Kavkaz were arrested in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, in the Russian Caucasus. Alexander Nikishin of Otkrytyi Kanal was arrested in the southwestern city of Saratov and was sentenced the next day to four days of administrative detention for “refusing to comply with instructions from the police.”Alexei Alexeyev, the news website Chernika’s correspondent in the northwestern city of Petrozavodsk, was hit by a policeman while filming a demonstrator’s arrest. The unidentified policeman hit him in the face and legs, broke his glasses and insulted him.“It is unacceptable that so many journalists were arrested although they were clearly identified,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Even more disturbing is the fact that some may be prosecuted and one was given a beating. This behaviour by the police contravenes Russian law and the international treaties by which Russia is bound. We ask the authorities to respect media freedom, punish those responsible and ensure that the police are properly trained to respect journalists’ rights.”I showed my press card [to a riot police officer] but he just said: “So what?”. Sergei SatanovskiSergei Satanovski told RSF: “I showed my press card [to a riot police officer] but that did not convince him. He just said: ‘So what?’.” Fayna Kachabekova said: “I showed the police officers my Kavkazskaya Politika correspondent’s card and I asked them to give me back my phone. But again no one reacted.”The protests against corrupt practices within the political elite were held in more than 80 Russian cities in response to a call from opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Despite their size, the protests were largely ignored by the leading national media and were curiously absent from the main online news aggregators.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News Help by sharing this information Related documents cp_26-03-17_rus.pdfPDF – 85.17 KB News Протестная мобилизация 26 марта была беспрецедентной с 2012 года, репрессии также: по предварительным оценкам, от 32 000 до 93 000 человек выступили против коррупции по всей стране, из них около 1800 были задержаны. Среди них РБГ насчитывает не менее 14 журналистов, которые освещали митинги.Александр Плющев («Эхо Москвы»), Петр Верзилов («Mediazona»), Петр Пархоменко («Коммерсантъ-FM»), Тимофей Дзядко («РБК»), Софико Арфиджанова («Открытая Россия») и американский журналист Алек Лун (Alec Luhn, «The Guardian») были задержаны в Москве и оставались в течение нескольких часов в полицейском участке. Последние три были затем обвинены в «участии в несанкционированном митинге». Однако, похоже, что обвинения, выдвинутые против Алека Луна, позже были сняты в результате вмешательства Министерства иностранных дел.Сергей Сатановский («Новая Газета»), Надежда Зайцева («Ведомости»), Роман Пименов («Interpress») и независимый журналист Артем Александров были задержаны в Санкт-Петербурге. Сергей Расулов («Коммерсантъ»), Фаина Качабекова («Кавказская Политика») и Владимир Севриновский («Это Кавказ») были задержаны в столице республики Дагестан, Махачкале. Александр Никишин («Открытый Канал») был задержан в Саратове и приговорен на следующий день к административному аресту на четверо суток за «неповиновение законному распоряжению сотрудника полиции».Алексей Алексеев (соответствующая информация находится на сайте «Черника») в Петрозаводске был избит сотрудником полиции во время проведения съемок протестной акции и задержания одного из протестующих. Неизвестный сотрудник полиции без жетона ударил его в лицо и по ноге, разбил его очки и оскорбил.«Неприемлемо, что так много журналистов было задержано, несмотря на то, что они отчетливо представились, – заявил глава отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии РБГ Иоханн Бир. – Еще более тревожным является тот факт, что некоторые из них могут быть привлечены к ответственности и то, что один журналист был избит. Эти действия полиции нарушают как российское законодательство, так и международные договоры, к которым присоединилась Россия. Мы призываем власти уважать свободу прессы, наказать виновных и обеспечить, чтобы сотрудники полиции были впредь надлежащим образом проинформированы относительно прав журналистов». May 21, 2021 Find out more March 29, 2017 At least 14 reporters arbitrarily arrested during Russian protests Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Credit: Alexander Utkin / AFP Репортеры без границ (РБГ) осуждают вопиющее задержание десятков журналистов, освещавших в России антикоррупционную акцию 26 марта 2017 года. Организация призывает власти прекратить все дела против них и привлечь сотрудниковполиции к ответственности. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img Follow the news on Russia News RSF_en News Receive email alerts May 5, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Антикоррупционная акция в России: около пятнадцати журналистов незаконно задержаны RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImpunityViolenceImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Если некоторые журналисты были освобождены после того, как они показали свою пресс-карту или аккредитацию, то в большинстве случаев это не изменило отношение полиции. «Я показал журналистское удостоверение [ОМОНовцу], но его это неубедило. Он мне сказал, «Ну и что?», – рассказал РБГ Сергей Сатановский. «Я показала полиции удостоверение корреспондента «Кавказской политики» и попросила их вернуть мой телефон. Но никто не реагировал», – свидетельствует Фаина Качабекова.Манифестации протеста против коррупции политических элит прошли в 80 городах России по призыву оппозиционера Алексея Навального. Несмотря на их необычайный размах, эти акции были в значительной степени проигнорированы крупными общенациональными СМИ, и как это не странно, отсутствовали у крупных интернет-агрегаторов контента.Россия занимает 148 место из 180 во всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы за 2016 год, опубликованном РБГ.last_img read more

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Stamp duty

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Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs Statewide

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for six business projects in five counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 100 jobs statewide. The loan funding will assist businesses with costs ranging from expanding pediatric services, to adding production lines and building renovations.“With the approval of these low-interest loans, we’re providing critical access to capital that businesses need to grow,” Governor Wolf said. “Spanning several industry sectors – including health care, manufacturing and design, and cold storage – these six projects will spur job creation and boost the economies where the projects are located while ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of businesses across the commonwealth.”In 2018, PIDA has approved $57 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $78.7 million in private investment and supported 3,157 created and retained full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total of just over $3.29 million in fixed, low-interest loans to projects in Beaver, Bedford, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Somerset counties.The following loans were approved:Beaver CountyCreekside Springs, LLC, a producer of bottled water and a contract packager of beverages, was approved for a $400,000, 10-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development for the purchase of machinery and equipment to be installed in the company’s New Brighton bottling facility. The project involves upgrades to the existing bottling line and the installation of an additional production line, and is expected to create seven full-time jobs and retain a further 22 jobs over the next three years.Bedford CountyThe Bedford County Development Association was approved for a $250,000, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent interest rate with a 7-year reset to build out a 4,068-square-foot suite for Children’s Community Pediatrics. The facility will expand pediatric services offered from a nearby hospital facility and is expected to create seven full-time jobs within three years.Cumberland CountyParath, LLC, was approved for a $1.25 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent interest rate with a seven-year reset through the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation to renovate a 69,273 square foot flexible warehouse building to house three tenants including Supply Source Inc., an office and social space furnishings solutions company.Dauphin CountyCamerek Holdings, LLC was approved for a $359,900, 15-year loan at a 3.75 percent interest rate through Capital Region Economic Development Corporation to acquire a 10,929 square foot building in Harrisburg. The property will be occupied by Solution Designers, LLC, a company specializing in custom designing and manufacturing garage, food, laundry, and bedroom closet storage units, enabling it to complete production for sales already made and keep up with growing market demand. The project is expected to create eight and retain two full-time jobs in the next three years.Vich Development, LLC, was approved for a $640,766, 10-year loan with 20-year amortization at a 3.75 percent interest rate through Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation to acquire a 25,000 square foot cold storage facility in Harrisburg. The facility will be occupied by e-tailer, Inc., a company specializing in cold storage and fulfillment of products like ice cream. The project is expected to create 25 new full-time jobs within three years.Somerset CountyPrecision Pallets and Lumber, LLC was approved for a $400,000, 15-year real estate loan at a 2.5 percent seven-year reset rate and a $240,000, seven-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission. The loan funds will be used for the purchase of Precision Pallets & Lumber, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of wooden pallets, including the acquisition of real estate and production equipment including nailers, saws, branders, and a kiln. The project is expected to create seven full-time jobs and retain 12 jobs over the next three years.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. June 06, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs Statewidelast_img read more

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Fairfield Causeway Bridge set for 2019 rehabilitation

first_imgBrookville, In. — Franklin County commissioners have entered into an agreement with the Franklin County Water Association to repair the waterline running under the Fairfield Causeway Bridge.The Franklin County Water Association will pay the $296,300 to repair the 700-foot water main during construction in 2019.Officials say the estimated 20-percent municipal-share of the cost to repair the Fairfield Causeway Bridge will be about $320,000.The total cost of the project will be about $1.6 million, the state will pick up about $1 million.The bridge was built in 1972 and was determined to be fair to satisfactory following the most recent documented state inspection in October of 2016.last_img read more

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Anthony C. Hilbert – St. Leon

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Anthony’s memory include his loving wife of 60 years, Georgiana Hilbert; children, Roseann (Mark) Wirth of Napoleon, Diane (Dave) McConnell of St. Leon, Wanda (Kevin) Alig of St. Leon, and Wilbur Hilbert of St. Leon; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Feller of Harrison, OH, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Anthony Charles Hilbert; son-in-law, Tim Doll; sister, Margaret Weldishofer, and three brothers, Leroy, Cornelius and George Feller.  Anthony C. Hilbert, of St. Leon, Indiana, was born on October 1, 1936 in St. Leon, a son to Irwin and Edna Feller (nee Stenger) Hilbert.  He married Georgiana Hornberger on June 28, 1958 at St. Peters Church and together they raised four children.  Anthony was a devoted husband and father and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a welder at Hillenbrand Industries – casket division for over 40 years and enjoyed farming.  In his spare time he liked watching westerns on T.V.  On Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the age of 82, Anthony passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the St. Joseph Church cemetery fund, the St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department or for Masses.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anthony Hilbert.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon with Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Campus Church, St. Leon.  Rev. Jonathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.last_img read more

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Man City snap Liverpool winning streak to reignite title race

first_imgSane threatened first with a pacey burst down the left and rising drive that Alisson Becker parried.But City recycled possession and Aguero beat Dejan Lovren to Bernardo Silva’s cross before firing into the roof of the net to score for the seventh time in seven home league games against Liverpool.Despite a combination of nerves and fatigue at the end of a gruelling festive period, the game truly came to life in a pulsating second-half.City had claims for a penalty waived away when Raheem Sterling tumbled under a challenge from Andy Robertson before the Scot was to play a vital part Liverpool’s equaliser.One Liverpool full-back picked out another as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross was met perfectly by Robertson to square for Firmino to head into an empty net.Pep Guardiola had his head in his hands when a slack pass from Sane set Liverpool free on the counter-attack moments later, but within seconds the German showed what he is capable of as he latched on Sterling’s pass before firing in off the far post.Alisson demonstrated why Liverpool spent a then world record £67 million for a goalkeeper in July to bolster their title chances with a brilliant save from Aguero as the Argentine tried to round him at the end of a blistering City counter-attack.Seconds later it was the turn of his understudy in the Brazil side to make a huge save as Ederson denied Salah as tempers flared with Guardiola furious a free-kick wasn’t awarded City’s way before the Egyptian broke clear.Sterling then wasted a great chance to ensure City didn’t have to see out a tense five minutes of stoppage time, but the hosts held out to put the title back up for grabs.Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s first Premier League defeat of the season to breathe new life into their title defence with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad on Thursday.City now trail Jurgen Klopp’s men by just four points thanks to Leroy Sane’s winner 18 minutes from time after Roberto Firmino had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener for the hosts.A run of nine straight league wins had given Liverpool a commanding lead at the top of the table as they edged towards a first top flight title since 1989/90, particularly after City suffered back-to-back shock defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester to begin the festive season.With no more league meetings between the sides to come, Liverpool’s destiny is still in their own hands, but they will now have the pressure of having a City side that romped to the title with a record 100 points last season on their tails.Jurgen Klopp had predicted a “thunderstorm” of a start from the champions to match the Champions League quarter-final second leg between the sides last season when City roared into an early lead before Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.However, despite City’s dominance of possession, it was Liverpool who looked the more assured in the early stages.And only the finest of margins denied the visitors the lead on 19 minutes when Sadio Mane burst onto Mohamed Salah’s pass and saw his shot come back off the inside of the post.John Stones then smacked his panicked clearance into City goalkeeper Ederson but the England international redeemed himself by clearing just before all of the ball had crossed the line.City were also handed a reprieve by referee Anthony Taylor when captain Vincent Kompany only saw a yellow card for a wild two-footed lunge on Salah.At the other end Virgil van Dijk was again justifying his tag as the world’s most expensive defender to keep City’s array of attacking talent quiet with he Dutchman standing tall to block David Silva’s effort.However, a Liverpool defence that had not conceded twice in the same game all season in the league before kick-off was breached when City managed to free Aguero from Van Dijk’s shackles.last_img read more

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Morrison races in Germany

first_imgDenny Morrison completed his final race of the 2010-2011 long track speed skating season.Friday, Morrison raced in the World Single Distance Championships, which took place in Inzell, Germany.- Advertisement -Morrison finished the men’s 1000M event with a time of 1:08.92, which earned him fifth place.Morrison also competed Thursday in the men’s 1500M event and finished with a time of 1:45.66, in which he placed 6th in the race.last_img

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Article 370: extremist groups call for boycott of Independence Day celebrations

first_imgThe dilution of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories have made two extremist groups in the northeastern region come together and give a call to boycott the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.The two groups are the Coordination Committee, or CorCom, an umbrella organisation of six Manipur-based extremist outfits, and the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent, which formed the United National Liberation Front of Western South East Asia with several non-Manipuri groups in the region four years ago.“The outrageous scrapping of Article 370 of the Indian constitution and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir without the consent of the people of the State show India’s arrogance and blatant disregard for democratic principles,” the two groups said in a statement. “Shutting down of the State machinery and the house arrest of prominent leaders portend the kind of… policies that would be applied to the people of the northeastern region as well. Freedom from India’s colonial yoke is the only way to save ourselves from being swallowed by Hindustan,” the statement said.‘Enhanced Hinduisation’The two groups said the political control of India by the BJP has “enhanced the Hinduisation process rapidly”.The “Modi government is bent upon re-introducing” the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to forcibly “make the northeastern region a part of the Hindutva empire,” they said.last_img read more

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London Olympics: Sahana Kumari fails to reach high jump final

first_imgIndias Sahana Kumari got knocked out of the womens high jump at the London Olympics after clearing 1.80m and finishing at joint 15th in Group B of the qualifying competition n Thursday. The 30-year-old athlete sailed over the bar in the first attempt with a 1.80m leap but failed in her endeavour to clear the 1.85m mark in all her three attempts and got eliminated.The Bangalore-based athlete had earlier made it to the Games with a leap of 1.92m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Hyderabad on June 23, which erased the meet mark of 1.91m held by Bobby Aloysius of Kerala since 2004.The best clearance in the event was by Uzbekistans Svetlana Radzivil, who topped Group B with her seasons best of 1.96m.Apart from Radzivil, four others Belgiums Tia Helle, USAs Chaunte Lowe, Russias Svetlana Shkolina and Irina Gordeeva- made it to the finals from Group B with a clearance of 1.93m.Meanwhile, Spains Ruth Beitia along with Russias Anna Chicherova, Swedens Emma Green Tregaro and Frances Melanie Melfort topped Group A with a leap of 1.93m.The other athletes who qualified from Group A include Burcu Ayhan from Turkey, USAs Brigetta Barrett and Lithuanias Airine Palsyte.The final will be held on August 11.last_img read more

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