Receive email alerts More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Uzbekistan Tulkin Karaev, a independent journalist and contributor to the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), was arrested in the southern city of Karshi on 4 June and has been imprisoned for a period of at least 10 days on a charge of hooliganism. Reporters Without Borders calls on the European Union and the United States to put pressure on the Uzbek president to release him. News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council June 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist imprisoned in Karshi amid mounting pressure on independent media Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en May 11, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned as “abusive” the imprisonment of freelance journalist Tulkin Karaev, a contributor to the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), who was arrested in the southern city of Karshi on 4 June after being assaulted on the street and was then jailed on a charge of hooliganism without any form of trial.”President Islam Karimov is showing that he is still bent on keeping his country under the yoke of authoritarian rule from another age, despite last month’s terrible events in Andijan and although the social and political situation continues to be explosive,” the press freedom organisation said.”The government appears to have decided to silence all dissenting voices by waging a witch-hunt,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “This freelance journalist was just trying to report the dramatic human rights situation in Uzbekistan. We appeal to the European Union and the United States to put pressure on the President Karimov to release Tulkin Karaev at once and to end these unacceptable press freedom violations.”After Karaev was attacked by an unidentified person on a Karshi street on 4 June, the authorities accused him of hooliganism and order him imprisoned for a period of at least 10 days. Human rights activist Gaybulla Djalilov, who was with him at the time, said this kind of attack is a ploy often used by the authorities to detain dissidents.Karaev’s apartment had been constantly under police surveillance since the 13 May events in Andijan and some of his friends were interrogated in an attempt to get information about him.Married and the father of two children, Karaev is one of Karshi’s last independent journalists. He has written many articles on political and social issues in Uzbekistan for the IWPR, an international organisation that defends the news media.An article headlined “Defence of the national sovereignty of the Uzbek people” on 25 May in the state-owned daily Pravda Vostoka called for the writers and photographers contributing to the IWPR to be named on national television. The IWPR and other human rights groups have been the target of attacks in the Russian and Uzbek state press ever since they reported the massacre of hundreds of civilians by the Uzbek security forces. News News to go further October 15, 2020 Find out more
The Watt lineage on the University of Wisconsin football team officially ended Tuesday morning, when T.J. Watt announced on Twitter he would declare for the NFL draft in April.A day after Wisconsin’s 24-16 Cotton Bowl victory over previously undefeated Western Michigan, in which the redshirt junior outside linebacker recorded four tackles, a sack and forced a fumble, the youngest Watt brother decided to follow in the footsteps of older brothers J.J. and Derek by joining them in the professional ranks after collegiate careers at Wisconsin.Football: Badgers sink Broncos 24-16 in Cotton BowlWhile the loss to Penn State University in the Big Ten Championship game still looms large for the Badger faithful, Read…J.J. Watt currently plays for the Houston Texans and Derek Watt just finished his rookie season with the San Diego Chargers.In declaring for the draft, T.J. Watt forfeits his final season of eligibility with the Badgers and leaves an even greater hole at outside linebacker, given Vince Biegel’s graduation.Football: T.J. Watt uses new defensive identity to emerge from older brothers’ shadowsAt this point in his life, T.J. Watt has learned enough to know that when the cameras are pointed at him Read…2016 was a breakout season for Watt, who generated buzz during spring ball as a defensive playmaker. Watt entered the UW program as a tight end, but at the suggestion of head coach Paul Chryst, Watt switched to outside linebacker.The move proved wise as Watt finished tied for 11th in the nation with 11.5 sacks and was third on the team in tackles (63). His 15.5 tackles-for-loss and 13 quarterback hits led UW.Garret Dooley was already expected to be a starter at outside linebacker next season and he played several snaps per game throughout the season, filling in for Biegel against Michigan and Ohio State when Biegel was hurt. With the loss of Watt too, Zack Baun is the next man on the depth chart to assume the other starting role.
Accra Hearts of Oak have appointed Can Vanli as the new technical advisor.The Turkish coach (name pronounced Van-li Chan) joins the team for the remaining five matches of the campaign as the Phobians desperately fight to avoid relegation.His appointment was made in a bid to strengthen the technical bench of after the dismissal of head coach Herbert Addo and his assistant Dauda Lutterodt. Speaking to Asempa FM on Wednesday morning, board member Frank Nelson confirmed the news. “We can confirm Can Vannli is on the technical bench to offer assistance. He is here to offer assistance and advice to the technical team on the last five matches.”Eddie Ansah keeps his role as caretaker while a decision on Vanli’s full time appointment will be decided at the end of the season.The Turkish manager’s first job as advisor will be the midweek fixture against Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park. Who is Vanli?Can Vanli is a UEFA Pro-License, UEFA A License and a Turkish Prof Head Coach License holder.He was a member of the Turkish national team technical staff between 2002 and 2004. The Turkish team won bronze at the FIFA World Cup in 2002. Vanli moved to club coaching between 2005 and 2006 where he was assistant coach of Turksih league B side Eyupspor and league A side KarÅŸÄ±yaka Ä°zmir. In 2010, Can Vanlli moved to the Maldives where he was coach of Premier side VB Sports Club. In his first season, he won the league with the Maldives side going unbeaten throughout the season.He also won the President’s Cup and the Charity Shield in 2010. His first year was completed when he was awarded the Coach of the Year accolade in the Maldives.In 2011, Can won the FA Cup as well as the Premier League and Charity Shield for the second successive year and winning the Maldives Coach of the year yet again.In 2013, Can moved to Lebanon where he took charge of AL Ahed. Can continued his fine trophy run when he won the Elites cup with the Lebanese side. In 2010, the Ghana FA shortlisted him for the Black Stars job in 2010 after the departure of Serbian Milovan Rajevac but Joy Sports sources say he was booted out of contention when it was noticed that his CV had been heavily embellished. –More buildup:CLICK TO READ: Preview of FCPPL matchday 26 – will Hearts succeed?CLICK TO READ: Hearts, Kotoko players are a disgraceCLICK TO READ: How Hearts will survive relegation CLICK TO READ: Dark history looms over Hearts scapegoat Eddie AnsahCLICK TO READ: Analysis – Ansah praises team, confident of survivalCLICK TO READ: How Duncan outsmarted Hearts–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag