Sweden arrests Iranian suspected of role in 1988 massacre

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Located 50 km northwest of Tehran, Gohardasht prison is nowadays usually referred to as Rajai Shahr prison. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence Last February, RSF reported that it had obtained a leaked Iranian justice department digital file revealing that at least 860 journalists and citizen-journalists were prosecuted, arrested, imprisoned and in some cases executed in Iran between 1979 and 2009. News Arrested on arrival in Stockholm on a flight from Tehran on 9 November, Hamid Noury, 58, is well known to human rights defenders because he held a senior position at Gohardasht prison when the summary executions ­– regarded as “crimes against humanity” by international human rights bodies and NGOs – were carried out in the summer of 1988. to go further Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation March 18, 2021 Find out more Nobel peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, who heads the committee created to oversee how the leaked Iranian data file is used, known as the Committee for the Observation and Use of Iranian Justice Data, said his arrest was a “wave of hope for justice” and should serve as an example for others perpetrators of crimes in Iran.” November 15, 2019 Sweden arrests Iranian suspected of role in 1988 massacre Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes Sweden’s arrest of a former Iranian prosecutor who is suspected of participating in the summary execution of hundreds of detainees, including journalists, in an Iranian prison three decades ago. Follow the news on Iran Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, has described Nouri’s arrest as an “important first step towards justice for the 1988 massacre.”center_img A Stockholm court ordered Nouri’s detention pending a decision by the prosecutor’s office, expected by 11 December, on whether to prosecute. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence “By revealing the existence of  an official file with the names of dozens of Iranian journalists who were executed, RSF has shown that senior officials were directly implicated in these crimes,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “One of them is now held by the Swedish judicial authorities. It is essential that this country, which has one of the highest rankings in the World Press Freedom Index, should use this unique opportunity to combat impunity for crimes against journalists.” June 9, 2021 Find out more Around 4,000 political prisoners who had previously been given prison sentences were executed on Ayatollah Khomeini’s express orders from July to September 1988. According to evidence gathered by Iranian human rights defenders, Nouri was a prosecutor at Gohardasht prison at the time and played an “active role” in the executions.” News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Iran is ranked 179th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News RSF_en News Noury’s arrest was due in large part to the efforts of Iraj Mesdaghi, a former political prisoner, author of several books on the executions of political prisoners and an expert on the 1988 massacre. Like Ebadi, he is a member of the Committee for the Observation and Use of Iranian Justice Data. Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img

Compulsory electrical checks must not be introduced this year, says ARLA

first_imgRented homes will soon have to undergo ‘tough’ new electrical safety checks every five years, it has been announced by housing minister Heather Wheeler.But ARLA has told the government that any new regulation cannot be brought during 2018 as the industry is already creaking under the weight of recently-introduced regulations including Client Money Protection rules, the tenant fees ban and a widening of money laundering regulations to include letting agents.“We’ve had mandatory gas safety checks for years, and therefore it is logical to extend similar checks to electrical safety,” says its Chief Executive David Cox (left).“However, there may not be enough qualified inspectors to cope with demand from the whole industry in a short period of time, and therefore we will need a long lead time so landlords can meet the requirements.”Electrical checksThe government says the new electrical check will be hard-hitting and have to be carried out by a competent and qualified tester. Guidance will soon be published that will set out the minimum levels of competence required to be a tester.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government  has also revealed that landlords will be legally required to ensure that the inspectors they hire to carry out safety inspections have the necessary competence and qualifications to do so – with “tough financial penalties” for those who fail to comply.Existing regulationAt the moment Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 obliges landlords of residential lettings to keep electrical installations in good repair and proper working order.A landlord may also be liable for the injury of a tenant or resident caused by defective wiring under the Defective Premises Act 1972.MHCLG heather wheeler ARLA David Cox electrical checks January 30, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Compulsory electrical checks must not be introduced this year, says ARLA previous nextRegulation & LawCompulsory electrical checks must not be introduced this year, says ARLAThe government is to make five-yearly electrical checks of rented homes compulsory, but industry body’s chief warns bringing it in this year would be ‘too much’.Nigel Lewis30th January 201902,055 Viewslast_img

Eco-Friendly “Green Yards” Presentation on March 11

first_imgThe library is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. The public is invited to a free program titled “Green Yards: Environmentally Friendly Garden and Lawn Care” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Jennifer Sawyer of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will speak on utilizing native species in the garden, good water management practices, green lawn care and more.The lecture, in Room N110, is part of a series presented by the Ocean City Environmental Commission and the Ocean City Free Public Library, located at 1735 Simpson Ave.last_img

Mike Gordon To Join Phil Lesh & Friends At Terrapin Crossroads For ‘Big Bass Bash’

first_imgSan Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads has announced that Phish bassist Mike Gordon will join Phil Lesh & Friends for a special “Big Bass Bash” at the venue on Sunday, July 17th. The show will take place on the Back Porch Stage, and will see Gordon and Lesh joined by Jackie Greene, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, and John Molo.Mike Gordon Talks Prince, New Phish Album, Dead & Company And MoreTaking on support duties for the event will be The Infamous Stringdusters with Nicki Bluhm and Midnight North. Gordon will be playing on a Phish off day as the group will have just finished a three-night run at The Gorge before beginning another three-night stint at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Monday, July 18th. Gordon is no stranger to Terrapin Crossroads, as the bassist has played the venue back in 2013 and 2014.Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased here.Mike Gordon w/ Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads “U.S. Blues” Live 10/26/14, courtesy of jshensa:last_img

THANKS FOR BEING YOU, MANUS

first_imgI didn’t know Manus Kelly the rally driver.Unlike so many other people across Donegal, I wasn’t brought up on rallying.But I did know Manus Kelly the man. Perhaps not as well as so many others who mourned his utterly tragic loss last week.But I knew Manus to stop and chat to and have a laugh with. And you always had a laugh with Manus.The last time I spoke to him was a couple of days before he died doing one of the things in life he loved doing.I was in Italy on holiday with my family and he was making the final preparations for this year’s rally. But he wasn’t calling in his own interest but in the interest of others.He wanted me to put in a press release on Donegal Daily urging people to be safe around rally time and to drive carefully and to think of others.I told him I was on holiday but I’d get it sorted through the office for him.He called me a bollox and said something about me being on another holiday and that was the last time we spoke.On Sunday afternoon last I sat down in a bar on a campsite in Italy surrounded by Cavan fans waiting for the Ulster Final to start. I check the Donegal Daily site and noticed that three stages of the rally had been cancelled because of an “incident.”Before I could even check to see what had happened my 15-year-old son showed me a snapchat from one of his friends which simply said ‘RIP Manus.’I just muttered to him that the fella who posted that should be ashamed of himself as I dismissed it out of hand.My phone started to vibrate then to Whats App messages and texts and I knew then that something was dreadfully wrong. I went to my wife who was down beside a lake swimming and getting ready to come up to join us to watch the game.She turned to me and was on her mobile phone and I knew by the look on her face that it was true.I watched the game and thought of the likes of Michael Murphy and Aidy Glackin and if they knew about Manus before they took to the pitch.In truth, I didn’t really watch the game but just thought about Manus and his family, about his wife Bernie and his mother and father Donal and Jackie.I ultimately thought of his kids. Only last week I sat having a cup of coffee in Tobins in Letterkenny and Manus and Bernie’s two eldest sons Mandy and Charlie were in having a sandwich.I know them both through our local Glenswilly GAA club. Two mischevious lads who you wouldn’t change for the world.They laughed at each other and as they ran out the door I had to call out after young Mandy that he had forgotten his coat. He thanked me and away they went.Manus would have just thrown his eyes up to heaven and laughed at the two lads and muttered something like “they’re some bucks.”I’m dreading meeting the Kelly family as much as I want to tell them how sorry I am for the loss of Manus and to apologise for not being at Manus’ funeral and wake.Decent people. No-nonsense people. Community people. People people.We came back from holiday on Saturday night and we headed down to Manus’ grave to say a prayer and to pay our respects.Pictures of him on the grave amidst fresh floral tributes with poignant messages from family members.For some unknown reason which I am ashamed of I became angry with Manus for being behind the steering wheel of that car.But deep down I know he loved it like all the other things in life he loved including Bernie and the kids, his family, his work and his community.I turned from his graveside and looked across the skyline above the graves at Conwal towards Bomany which had turned an unforgiving black with rain-swollen clouds.I have only black thoughts when I think of Manus and how, like so many others, we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him.I’m trying to think of the many, many happier times when he made me laugh be it down in his café, out on the sideline in the park at Glenswilly or just a casual meeting on the street.It’s difficult but we have to try.To eventually smile and remember Manus with fondness in the passing of time rather than to think about his sad and sudden passing is what his legacy should be.Thanks for being you, Manus.SM.THANKS FOR BEING YOU, MANUS was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalglenswillyManus Kellyrallytributelast_img

Gerrard Very happy with the three points

first_imgRangers boss Steven Gerrard is happy with his side’s first away victory as they thrashed Hamilton 4-1 on Sunday.Gerrard’s men could only come away with a victory in the final six minutes when they scored three goals in a keenly contested affair.However, the Liverpool legend reckoned his team were more than a little fortunate to secure all three points after a lacklustre display at New Douglas Park.“Very happy with the three points,” Gerrard told Sky. “I did not think we played well today at all and 4-1 flattered us a bit. We were not really at it today.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“But all the talk before the game was of how we can’t win away from home, so we will take the three points and move on.“We are on the back of two really good performances and in your head, you are looking for something close to that. But the pitch and the environments become a leveller.“But maybe I am wanting too much and wanting to see too much on the eye. People only ever remember the result.”last_img