55 French mayors call for Win Tin’s release from jail

first_img Receive email alerts July 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 55 French mayors call for Win Tin’s release from jail News Follow the news on Myanmar Help by sharing this information MyanmarAsia – Pacific Fifty-five mayors of towns all over France have signed a Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) petition calling for the immediate release of Burmese journalist Win Tin, who has been imprisoned for the past 13 years and is now 72 years old. Burma’s most famous journalist, also a close adviser of Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), has now spent more than 4,380 days in jail since his arrest on 4 July 1989. The petition was organised with the help of the monthly magazine Maires de France, which supports the journalist.Despite his poor health, the country’s military rulers decided at the end of May to return him to his special cell at Rangoon’s Insein after several months in the city’s general hospital, where he was convalescing after a hernia operation. His condition is stable at present but his return to prison could put his life in danger, as he has suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes and spondylitis (inflammation of the vertebrae) during his 13 years in jail.Win Tin, former editor of the daily newspaper Hanthawathi and vice-president of the Burmese Writers’ Association, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, mainly for having sent details of prison conditions and ill-treatment in Insein jail to the UN Rapporteur for Burma. The authorities have several times offered to free him in exchange for his resignation from the NLD. He has always refused.Reporters Without Borders knows of at least 16 journalists still imprisoned in Burma. It is particularly concerned about Sein Hla Oo, whose sentence expired last August but who has still not been released. His family has not been allowed to visit him for several months. US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture On 4 July 1989, famous journalist Win Tin was arrested in Rangoon. Since then, he is languishing in a Burmese prison. 55 mayors of French towns ask for his release in a petition launched by Reporters without borders and the magazine Maires de France. to go further RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 26, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 12, 2021 Find out more News Newslast_img read more

Clippers exercise options on guards Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson

first_imgThrough four games this season, Shamet is averaging 10.3 points and shooting 43.5 percent (14 for 31) from 3-point range.Related Articles The Clippers exercised their third-year options on guards Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson, the team announced Tuesday.Shamet, a 6-foot-5 guard from Wichita State, is in line to earn $2.1 million in 2020-21. The 22-year-old Missouri native was acquired by the Clippers just before the trade deadline last February as part of a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, who drafted him 26th.Choosing to exercise the option was something of a no-brainer: He averaged 9.1 points per game and shot 42 percent from 3-point range, earning him a selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team. Shamet also finished the regular season ranked fourth on the all-time rookie 3-point leaderboard (167) after shooting 42.2 percent, which was the second-highest percentage in the top-20 list behind only Steph Curry (43.7 percent).Against the New York Knicks in March, Shamet set the Clippers’ rookie record for 3-pointers in a quarter (six) and half (seven), logging the most by any rookie in a quarter and half since 2002-03. He also tied Clippers franchise records for 3-pointers made in a quarter (six) and a half. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Robinson, a 6-5 guard who played at Boston College, will make $3.74 million in 2020-21. The Clippers drafted the 22-year-old from North Carolina 13th overall, but he was hindered by a foot injury and appeared in only 33 games for the team during his rookie season, averaging 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. He also spent 24 games with the Clippers’ G-League affiliate averaging 18.9 points and 4.2 rebounds for Agua Caliente.Robinson, who received significant playing time in the preseason, has appeared in three of the Clippers’ first four games this season. In limited minutes, he’s averaging one point.Thursday is the deadline for teams to exercise a third- or fourth-year team option in a rookie scale contract. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

If Dodgers keep winning, season could get historic in a hurry

first_imgLess believable, he said, “is more of the way everything worked out.”Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox was the 10th game the Dodgers have won in their final at-bat this season. The 10 game-winning RBIs have come from nine different players. (Trivia answer: Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer, Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Logan Forsythe, Austin Barnes and Adrian Gonzalez.)The Dodgers have yet to lose a game they led after eight innings this season, but they have won eight times when trailing after eight.“It’s been a wild couple months, that’s for sure,” Bellinger said.What lies ahead could get historic in a hurry. The implications of an 85-34 record with six weeks left on the schedule are staggering. The websites FanGraphs.com and BaseballProspectus.com both project the Dodgers to finish the season 111-51. The franchise record for wins is 105, set in 1953 in Brooklyn. The Dodgers can go 21-22 to end the regular season and still break that record.This is the franchise’s 134th year of existence. Consider that the Dodgers have played more than 20,000 games since Year 1 – 1884 – and raised their winning percentage from .526 to .527 in less than five months.But how do the 2017 Dodgers compare to all major league teams, ever?The 1906 Chicago Cubs and 2001 Seattle Mariners share the all-time record of 116 regular-season wins. To equal that mark, the Dodgers must finish the season 31-12, a .721 clip that would require they slow down a bit. The Dodgers are 30-5 (.857) since July 4. The post-World War I record for highest winning percentage in a season (.721 by the 1954 Cleveland Indians) is also within reach.A team’s “magic number” is the minimum number of games that must be played in order to clinch a berth. The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 19. The Dodgers could seal their fate as early as Aug. 27, a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers.The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the National League West is 24. The earliest they could clinch a division title is Aug. 30, a road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.The New York Yankees established a modern record by clinching a playoff berth on Aug. 30, 1998. The Cincinnati Reds became the NL West champions on Sept. 7, 1975, the earliest a team has ever clinched a division title.For all the attention the Chicago Cubs garnered while ending their World Series drought last year, they did not clinch a playoff berth until Sept. 14. They won the NL Central the following day.Already, the Dodgers have a target on their backs, Manager Dave Roberts said.“When you’re an elite team and you look at what we’ve done, certainly every time they see us on the schedule they’re going to bring their best,” he said after Wednesday’s win. “Absolutely. I think our guys have set the bar for the league, and rightfully so.” LOS ANGELES >> Imagine going to spring training to watch the Dodgers, coming home, then going into a slumber for four months. You open your eyes in the middle of August and the Dodgers lead the National League West by 18 1/2 games. They can clinch their fifth straight division title before September and, by winning 32 of their final 43 games, break the all-time record for most wins in a season.Rob Segedin is not Rip Van Winkle, but his circumstances are illustrative. When injuries to his foot and wrist sent Segedin to the disabled list on April 19, the Dodgers were 8-8. They were 9-11 by April 24, the day before Cody Bellinger was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Since then they’ve gone 76-23; the Houston Astros have baseball’s second-best record during that time at 61-40.Segedin said he spent many a late night awake in Arizona, on rehab, watching the drama play out on TV.“I would’ve believed it,” Segedin said of the Dodgers’ record.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more