Protesters say, ‘No pardon for Fujimori’s crimes’

first_imgJanuary 3 — Braving frigid temperatures, members of New York City’s Peruvian community and supporters held a lunchtime picket outside the Peruvian Consulate today to express their outrage at President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s decision to pardon the former U.S.-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori. Activists held flags and signs declaring: “No pardon for Fujimori’s crimes in Peru” and “Indulto es un insulto” (The pardon is an insult). The local chapter of Fujimori Nunca Más (Fujimori Never Again) called the action.During his presidency from 1990 to 2000, Fujimori directed a reign of terror against leftists, students, labor union members, Indigenous communities, women and the poor — as he carried out vicious austerity measures ordered by Wall Street and the International Monetary Fund. Fujimori was finally sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for crimes against humanity for ordering two death squad massacres. He served less than half his sentence before being given a presidential pardon on Christmas Eve. This was done in exchange for his supporters in Congress blocking Kuczynski’s impeachment for corruption.In protest, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Peru’s cities and towns, led by the families of the murdered, disappeared and falsely imprisoned.  A national day of protest in Peru demanding Kuczynski’s resignation is planned for Jan.11.  That day, local organizers will also hold a protest march of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Peruvian communities. It will start at 5 p.m. in New York City’s Washington Square Park. For more information and to join upcoming actions, visit tinyurl.com/y89dcdb5.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist banned from leaving the country to collect prize

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa January 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist banned from leaving the country to collect prize News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts June 9, 2021 Find out more News to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img Reporters Without Borders expressed concern after freelance journalist, Taghi Rahmani, was prevented from leaving Iran as he prepared to travel to Denmark on 13 January 2007, to receive a prize awarded by the local section of the freedom of expression organisation, PEN International.“We are very disturbed by this step, which has no legal basis,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “A ban on leaving the country, often used in Iran against independent voices, is designed above all to cut journalists off from the external world. This harassment is also intended to punish them for having links with foreign media and organisations”, it added.Rahmani told Reporters Without Borders that he had been arrested on the tarmac at Tehran international airport, moments before boarding the plane for Copenhagen. He added that the authorities had also seized his passport.The journalist, who is a leading press freedom activist, has worked for several Iranian publications, which has brought him into frequent conflict with the regime. Between 1981 and 2005, he was sentenced to a total of 5,000 days in prison for articles he had written.Elsewhere, Reporters Without Borders repeated its anxiety about the plight of Kaveh Javanmard, journalist on the weekly Karfto, held secretly for exactly one month. His family has not received any news of him since his arrest, on 18 December 2006, from his home in Sanandej (Iranian Kurdistan) by intelligence ministry agents. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist seriously injured in shooting attack on Nuevo Laredo newspaper

first_img to go further MexicoAmericas 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports News Reporters Without Borders is shocked at a shooting attack on the El Mañana newspaper in the northeastern city of Nuevo Laredo on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was seriously injured. In a region rife with drug trafficking, the attack is yet another attempt to silence news media that already practice self-censorship for fear of reprisals. News May 5, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced deep shock today at a attack by two gunmen on the headquarters of the El Mañana daily in Nuevo Laredo (in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas) on 6 February in which crime reporter Jaime Orozco Tey was shot five times, in the chest and spine, and is now in a serious condition.“The care that El Mañana took in its coverage of a region in the grip of violence and drug cartels was not enough to prevent it from being the target of this new attempt to silence the press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Fourteen journalists have been killed in Mexico since the start of President Vicente Fox’s term, half of them in Tamaulipas,” the press freedom organisation noted. “We welcome the fact that the federal authorities are conducting the required investigation, as they have undertaken to do in the case of all attacks on the media. And we express our hopes for Orozco’s recovery.”The attack was carried out by two men armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, who burst into the offices of El Mañana at night, fired off about 30 rounds in the newsroom and threw a grenade. Several employees were hurt by flying glass. Orozco was shot as he tried to flee. He has undergone an operation and has had several transfusions since being rushed to hospital.The attack bears the hallmark of an operation carried out by hitmen on behalf of drug traffickers, who are especially active in this part of Mexico. Following the still-unsolved murder of its editor, Roberto Javier Mora García, on 19 March 2004, the newspaper decided to restrict its coverage of drug trafficking and local government corruption.During a visit it made to Mexico’s northern states in May 2005, Reporters Without Borders was told by El Mañana managing editor Ramon Ramon Dario Cantú Deandar : “All of our journalists who cover sensitive subjects, especially drug trafficking, have been the target of threats and violence. So now we only publish information provided by the authorities.”Several other Nuevo Laredo news media follow the same practice, including radio Stereo 91 XHNOE, whose crime reporter, Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, was killed on 5 April 2005. Cantú Deandar said at a news conference yesterday that El Mañana will no longer do any investigative reporting on drug trafficking. April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist seriously injured in shooting attack on Nuevo Laredo newspaper Receive email alertslast_img read more

Palleon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Nikola Trbovic to Its Board of Directors

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Palleon Pharmaceuticals, a company pioneering the field of glycan-mediated immune regulation to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the appointment of Nikola Trbovic, Ph.D., Executive Director and Partner at Pfizer Ventures, as a member of its Board of Directors. “Nikola’s expertise in R&D and corporate finance will be an asset to Palleon, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Board. Nikola will replace Bill Burkoth, who we would like to thank for the valuable support and guidance that he has given to Palleon over the years,” said Jim Broderick, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Palleon. “This is an exciting time of growth for the company as our lead program, an enzymatic sialoglycan degrader for T cell exhaustion in cancer, is expected to enter clinical testing later this year. We look forward to working closely with Nikola as we advance our programs to first-in-human clinical trials and beyond.” In his current role at Pfizer Ventures, Dr. Trbovic is responsible for identifying, evaluating, making and managing equity investments aligned with the future directions of Pfizer. He is a board member of several venture-backed biotechnology companies. Previously, Dr. Trbovic held responsibilities for R&D technology investments, R&D strategy, and early clinical portfolio management in Worldwide Research & Development at Pfizer. Dr. Trbovic joined Pfizer from McKinsey & Company, where he served as an Associate Principal and senior member of the Pharmaceuticals Practice. Dr. Trbovic received his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from Columbia University. “Glycan-mediated immune regulation has significant potential across several important oncology and inflammatory disease indications,” said Dr. Trbovic. “I look forward to working with the Palleon team as they advance this truly novel approach to treating patients who suffer from these deadly diseases.” About Palleon Pharmaceuticals Palleon Pharmaceuticals is the leading biotechnology company developing drugs that target glycan-mediated immune regulation to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company’s proprietary platforms integrate technologies and insights from global scientific leaders in the glyco-immunology field to overcome historical scientific hurdles and create novel therapeutics for devastating diseases characterized by immune system dysfunction. Palleon’s lead program in oncology, an enzymatic sialoglycan degrader for T cell exhaustion in cancer, is expected to enter clinical testing in 2021. The company has several other drug discovery programs underway in disease areas where glycan-mediated immune regulation plays a role, including inflammatory diseases such as autoimmunity and fibrosis. The company is advancing its pipeline and development programs with a $100 million Series B financing led by Matrix Capital Management, with participation from SR One, Pfizer Ventures, Vertex Ventures HC, Takeda Ventures, AbbVie Ventures, and Surveyor Capital (a Citadel company). Learn more at www.palleonpharma.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005094/en/ CONTACT: Nichole Sarkis Ten Bridge Communications [email protected] 774-278-8273 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ONCOLOGY HEALTH HUMAN RESOURCES PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Palleon Pharmaceuticals Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005094/encenter_img Previous articleDana-Farber Cancer Institute and Deerfield Management Launch Riverway DiscoveriesNext articleLife’s First Naturals Expands Product Line Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Palleon Pharmaceuticals Appoints Nikola Trbovic to Its Board of Directorslast_img read more

Woman found not guilty of murdering husbandAttorney argued self-defense

first_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Previous articleLacoy Oshay HawkinsNext articleOdessa Police Department Uniform Crime Reports from 2014 to 2018 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Woman found not guilty of murdering husbandAttorney argued self-defense A woman who had been charged with murder was found not guilty by an Ector County jury Thursday based on the argument of self-defense. The trial was held in the 161st District Court of Judge John Smith at the Ector County Courthouse. Blanca Salazar, the defendant, was represented by Michael McLeaish and Jason Leach. Assistant District Attorneys Melissa Williams and Scott Turner prosecuted the case. District Attorney Bobby Bland said Salazar, 49, had acknowledged killing her husband, 60-year-old Israel Salazar, but was claiming self-defense. Bland said there was evidence Salazar’s husband had been violent with her in the past that the prosecution didn’t dispute, so the question was whether it was a killing in self-defense. “Our position was it wasn’t (self-defense), and their position was it was and the jury sided with them,” Bland said. “We certainly respect and understand the jury’s verdict.” Salazar was first arrested by Ector County deputies in October 2014 in her home in the 200 block of Valencia Street. Deputies found the victim dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. The affidavit released at the time didn’t offer a motive for the shooting, only that Salazar confessed to the killing. McLeaish said Salazar married the victim after meeting him through her first husband. Salazar moved in with him, and for about two years he would occasionally beat her, first with an occasional slap, and later punching her. There was an incident before the killing, McLeaish said, where Salazar and her husband went on a trip to San Antonio where her husband wound up beating Salazar to the point of her bleeding, and she reportedly had to call her ex-husband to take her home and keep her away from him. But McLeaish said she wound up going back with him, and on the night of the shooting, he beat her again before she shot him. “The jury saw some knots on her head, bruises on her body, and she shot him, and there it is,” McLeaish said. “They acquitted her on self-defense, and I think that’s exactly what happened.” Family members of Israel Salazar did not return requests for comment.center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Local NewsCourts Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Rent allowances in Donegal to be cut from next week

first_img Google+ Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ People in receipt of rent supplements in Donegal will see their payments fall from next Monday.Last night, Minister Joan Burton announced that those living in urban areas will see their payments increase to 75 euro to match a continuing trend of rising rent. However, the payment will, however, fall for those living outside of urban centres as rents continue to decline in rural areas………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/jburt1pm.mp3[/podcast]This means that from next week, the maximum monthly amount payable in Donegal will range from €175 for a single person in shared accommodation to €450 for a couple or single parent family with three children.That represents a loss of between 20 and 50 euro.The full details of the maximum payments are available here -http://www.welfare.ie/en/pressoffice/pdf/pr050613a.pdf By News Highland – June 6, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSinn Fein Cllr Ruiari McHugh has been appointed as new chair of Strabane District CouncilNext articleSigns needed to warn motorists of new pedestrian crossings in Muff – Murray News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Rent allowances in Donegal to be cut from next week Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Breaking-Police Assault On Etah Advocate: Allahabad High Court Orders Inquiry By Chief Judicial Magistrate

first_imgNews UpdatesBreaking-Police Assault On Etah Advocate: Allahabad High Court Orders Inquiry By Chief Judicial Magistrate Sparsh Upadhyay28 Dec 2020 11:22 PMShare This – xToday, the Allahabad High Court sought a complete report of the incident, wherein Rajendra Sharma, a practicing Advocate at Etah was beaten and manhandled by the police and his relatives too were harassed and humiliated. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Etah to enquire into the matter and submit a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginToday, the Allahabad High Court sought a complete report of the incident, wherein Rajendra Sharma, a practicing Advocate at Etah was beaten and manhandled by the police and his relatives too were harassed and humiliated. The Bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Etah to enquire into the matter and submit a complete report on or before the next date of listing. As per the Court’s Order, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Etah has been directed to make necessary inquiry by availing “all relevant facts including audio visual electronic documents and submit to this Court on or before next date of listing.” Further, the District Magistrate, Etah as well as Senior Superintendent of Police, Etah have also been directed to co-operate and supply all relevant facts and documents as desired by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Etah to furnish report of the incident to this Court.The Order of the Allahabad High Court has specifically acknowledged the letter sent by The Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, which was addressed to the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court with a request to take appropriate action in relation to this incident. The Court’s Order also mentions that a letter was received by the Secretariat of the Chief Justice from the High Court Bar Association relating to same issue and that certain other Advocates also agitated the cause through e-mail.The matter has been listed for further hearing on Friday (08th January 2021).BackgroundThe Allahabad High Court took suo-motu cognizance of this incident and the matter was listed for today. Significantly, the Bar Council of India has already issued a statement condemning the police assault and had urged the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and the Chief Justice of India to take suo moto cognizance of the same.The Press Release also stated,”The act of police of Uttar Pradesh is shocking, this cannot be expected from the protectors of Law and Order. The brutality clearly shows that the police personnel of Etah were acting with some planning with some ulterior motive.”While requesting the CJI & CJ of Allahabad High Court to take actions, the BCI had also added that its request was not considered by Uttar Pradesh Government. The SCBA also condemned the police assault “The brutal assault of a member of our fraternity in Etah in his house when he was with his family is atrocious and unacceptable. It is a gross and calculated action on the part of the police in total contravention of law”, the SCBA commented. “The Supreme Court Bar Association expresses its serious concern on the reprehensible conduct of the police in both these cases and calls upon all concerned authorities to take serious punitive action against all concerned for their atrocious conduct which denigrates and violates the mandate of the Rule of law”, the SCBA statement said in conclusion. Also, taking a serious note of this incident, the High Court Bar Association, Allahabad had sent a Letter requesting the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court to take “suo motu cognizance of the said incident and pass appropriate orders to maintain the law and order situation of the state.” The letter was addressed to Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court and was issued by Mr. Prabha Shankar Mishra, General Secretary, High Court Bar Association, Allahabad, stating, “The way the lawyer and his family members were brutally beaten up by the administration and the police, the advocate community is experiencing a sad feeling and it seems that the advocate community Is the most neglected community of all.”Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Council to undertake study of campervan facilities

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleGolfers hopeful on continuing playNext articleBusiness Matters Ep 16 – James Doherty, Moira Doherty & Mark Bolton News Highland By News Highland – October 21, 2020 Donegal County Council is to undertake a study of caravan facilities in a bid to address various challenges currently being experienced.It follows concern that some of the beaches and other scenic areas in the county were not able to cope with the huge volume of tourists this year.It has led to calls on the Council to come up with solutions ahead of the 2021 holiday season with the study set to be completed early next year.In a statement, the Council acknowledged that the Caravan, Camper Van and Camping sector is an essential part of Donegal tourism, and Cllr Michael McClafferty says it’s vital that services in the county match that demand:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/mcclafferty1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Council to undertake study of campervan facilities Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Network Auctions Conference deemed a success

first_imgThe popularity of property auctions in the UK has increased enormously in recent years, providing sellers with an alternative means of disposing of property, as well as providing estate agents with yet another potential revenue stream, not to mention an opportunity to add an extra string to their bow in terms of the services that they provide their clients with.While there is little to stop an agency setting up their own auctions department, many opt to establish links with one or more experienced auctioneers, which may explain why Network Auctions’ partner agent conference at the Grosvenor House hotel in London last week was so well attended.More than 60 partner agents from all over the UK attended the event, which included presentations from a host of leading industry figures, including David Sandeman of the EI Group, industry trainer Tim Wakelin and property industry mentor Michael Day of Integra Property Services.The conference also saw the launch of Network E, which is a new method of sale that enables sellers for whom a traditional auction process is unsuitable, to still benefit from the certainty and speed of the auction process.An online bidding system creates an exclusivity agreement upon the fall of the electronic gavel and a fixed exchange date is set. In the unlikely event of a transaction failing to reach exchange because the buyer defaults, the deposit is shared between the seller and the agent.Network Auctions has already successfully sold property through the Network E system and it was well received by people at the conference.Toby Limbrick, Managing Director of Network Auctions, said, “The conference was a great success and exceeded our expectations. Feedback on all aspects of the day and, in particular the quality of the content, was excellent and I have no doubt that our partners are now even more enthused and equipped to differentiate themselves in the market and enjoy even more success in 2016.”With more buyers armed with their cheque book now packing in to auction rooms up and down the country, competition among bidders is growing, driving up property sale prices in the process, with many lots selling, as reflected by the average sales success rate of 82 per cent achieved by Network Auctions in 2015.During 2015 Network Auctions’ partner agents received a ticket for every lot entered in an auction. The winning ticket was drawn at the conference by Network Auctions’ Penny Nichol and Hartwell Partnership from Aylesbury went home with a cheque for £3,000.online bidding system Network Auctions Conference property auctions auctions 2016-01-27The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Agencies & People » Network Auctions Conference deemed a success Network Auctions Conference deemed a success27th January 20160547 Viewslast_img read more

Russia: Black Sea Fleet Ships Continue to Maintain Favorable Tactical Situation off Caucasus

first_img View post tag: sea View post tag: Black View post tag: Tactical View post tag: Maintain View post tag: Situation View post tag: fleet Share this article View post tag: ships Russia: Black Sea Fleet Ships Continue to Maintain Favorable Tactical Situation off Caucasus Ships of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Area Defense Brigade headed by Capt 1 rank Valery Zubkov continue to maintain favorable tactical situation off Caucasus…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: rusnavy, April 13, 2011; April 13, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Russia View post tag: Caucasus View post tag: Naval View post tag: continue Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Black Sea Fleet Ships Continue to Maintain Favorable Tactical Situation off Caucasus View post tag: Favorablelast_img read more