Journalist arrested after interviewing Siberian autonomy advocate

first_imgNews Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on Russia Authorities say he must do jail time for insulting a governor in blog posts in 2011 News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 21, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation center_img Help by sharing this information News Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders condemns Siberian journalist and blogger Dmitry Shipilov (Дмитрий Шипилов)’s detention since 10 September, when he was arrested near Moscow just hours after a newspaper published an interview by him with a champion of Siberian autonomy.Officially, Shipilov was arrested to serve a jail sentence in a case dating back to 2012, but everything suggests that his detention was politically motivated and was prompted by the interview.Shipilov covers the Siberian region of Kemerovo for the Novy Kuzbass newspaper and is known for criticizing the local authorities. He was arrested as he got off a train at Chkalovskaya station just outside Moscow.After saying nothing for 24 hours, the authorities said Shipilov was arrested for failing to serve a three-month jail sentence for “insulting a government servant in the course of his work.” The initial sentence, passed in April 2012, was 11 months retention of salary but a judge in Yurga, in the Kemerova region, changed it to jail time in February 2013 after discovering that Shipilov had left Kemerova before the sentence could be enforced.Shipilov’s colleagues point out that his arrest came immediately after Novy Kuzbass published his interview with Artyom Loskutov, an artist and leader of a planned “March for Siberia’s federalization” last month. By “federalization,” the march’s organizers meant regional autonomy and more local control of Siberia’s petroleum earnings. The use of the term alludes ironically to Moscow’s call for Ukraine’s “federalization.”The authorities not only prevented the march from going ahead but have also been suppressing all references to it in the media and online. On the basis of recent legislative amendments criminalizing “promoting unauthorized demonstrations” in the same way that “extremism” already is, around 20 news websites received orders in July to delete any mention of the march.At the same time, access to other websites and certain pages on Facebook and the Russian social network Vkontakte have been blocked. Curiously, it was officers from the police department responsible for combatting extremism that arrested Shipilov.“Jailing a journalist for ‘insulting a government servant’ constitutes an unacceptable act of intimidation towards the entire media profession,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“Russia is party to the European Court of Human Rights, which has said that any punishment for a media offence must be strictly ‘necessary’ and ‘proportionate’ and that public officials must be more tolerant of criticism than ordinary citizens. The flouting of these principles reinforces the impression that Shipilov is the victim of government hysteria about the ‘March for Siberia’s federalization’.”The “government servant” Shipilov was deemed to have insulted under article 319 of the Russian criminal code in two blog posts in 2011 was Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleyev. It was because he feared further reprisals, including trumped-up charges, that Shipilov moved from Kemerovo to Moscow two years ago. He is now due to be transferred back to the Kemerovo region to serve the jail sentence.Eduard Rudyk, a human rights defender who has visited Shipilov in detention, fears that Shipilov could end up being held for more than three months. The governor filed an additional complaint accusing him of “apologizing” ironically after his conviction, using the same insulting terms. After serving the current sentence, he could be placed in pre-trial detention pending a ruling on the second complaint.Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.———————————Российские власти продолжают репрессии против сибирского журналистаРепортеры без границ осуждают задержание сибирского журналиста и блогера Дмитрия Шипилова 10 сентября 2014 года в Московском регионе. Его арест, официально связанный с назначенным в 2012 году наказанием, указывает на то, что это решение политически мотивировано и вызвано недавними публикациями журналиста.Блогер и обозреватель газеты «Новый Кузбасс» из Кемеровского региона (западная Сибирь) Дмитрий Шипилов известен своей резкой критикой в адрес местных властей. Он был арестован 10 сентября 2014 года на станции Чкаловская в Московском регионе. После того, как о нем ничего не было известно почти сутки, правоохранительные органы объяснили, что журналист отказался отбывать наказание, назначенное ему в апреле 2012 года, за «оскорбление представителя власти при исполнении им своих должностных обязанностей»: одиннадцать месяцев исправительных работ с удержанием из заработной платы. В феврале 2013 года, cудья г. Юрги Кемеровской области заменил это наказание на три месяца лишения свободы.Однако близкие журналиста заявляют, что Дмитрий Шипилов был задержан сразу после публикации интервью с Артемом Лоскутовым, артистом и лидером «Марша за федерализацию Сибири», акцией, запущенной летом 2014 год, за которой пристально следят власти. Это движение возникло на фоне оказания официальной поддержки российских властей «федерализации» Украины с целью требования большей автономии для Сибири и, в частности, более справедливого распределения средств от продажи нефти. Несмотря на то, что выступления движения были достаточно сдержанными и носили, в основном, юмористический характер, их сразу пресекли и расценили как преступление: на основании последних поправок, которые приравнивают «прызывы к участию в несогласованных акциях» к «экстремизму», более двадцати информационных сайтов в конце июля получили команду удалить материалы, посвященные движению. Ряд сайтов было заблокировано наряду с многочисленными страницами в социальных сетях Facebook и Вконтакте. Как не странно Дмитрия Шипилова задержали представители управления правоохранительных органов по борьбе с экстремизмом. «Наказание за ‘оскорбление представителя власти’ в виде лишения свободы – это недопустимое запугивание всей профессии журналистов», – заявил руководитель отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии Репортеров без границ Йоханн Бир. «Россия является членом Европейского суда по правам человека, который настойчиво заявляет, что любое наказание за правонарушение в сфере прессы должно быть сугубо ‘оправданным’ и ‘пропорциональным’, а представители властей должны проявлять большую терпимость по отношению к критике со стороны простых граждан. Несоблюдение этих принципов лишний раз подтверждает то, что Дмитрий Шипилов стал жертвой истерических репрессий власти в отношении ‘Марша за федерализацию Сибири’».В апреле 2012 года журналист получил наказание за «оскорбление» губернатора Кемеровского региона Амана Тулеева в двух публикациях на своем блоге в 2011 году на основании статьи 319 уголовного кодекса РФ. Опасаясь других репрессий, как например возбуждение сфабрикованных дел по более серьезным статьям, обозреватель переехал из Кемерово в Москву. Теперь его переведут обратно в Кемеровскую область, где он будет отбывать наказание в тюрьме. Эдуард Рудык, посетивший его правозащитник, опасается, что задержанный проведет в тюрьме больше времени: губернатор подал еще одну жалобу на журналиста за иронические «извинения», принесенные после вынесения наказания. Его могут поместить в СИЗО до принятия решения по этому делу. Россия занимает 148-оe место из 180 стран во Всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы 2014 года Репортеров без границ. 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Minister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community Gardaí

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsMinister unable to confirm increase of Limerick community GardaíBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2017 741 Previous articleBelltable cinema partnership with Irish Film InstituteNext articleMcCarthy refused bail for grandmother’s funeral Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Printcenter_img TAGSDeputy Niall CollinsGardaílimerickMinister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email ALTHOUGH she has committed to increase Garda numbers this year, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is unable to confirm if there will be more community Gardaí allocated to Limerick.Responding to a parliamentary question from Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, Minister Fitzgerald said the Government is committed to ensuring visible, effective and responsive policing throughout the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that 23 Gardaí were assigned to the Limerick division in 2016, she added that the Government wants to increase overall Garda numbers to 21,000 by 2021 comprising 15,000 Gardaí, 2,000 Reserve members and 4,000 civilians.It is expected that 3,200 new Gardaí will be recruited on a phased basis over the next four years, in addition to the 1,200 that have been recruited since the reopening of the Garda College in September 2014.300 new appointments will also be made to the Garda Reserve.Together with the 23 Gardaí assigned to Limerick last year, a further 656 recruits have “attested as members of An Garda Síochána and have been assigned to mainstream uniform duties”, she said.900 more Gardaí will qualify from the training college this year bringing overall numbers up to 13,500.Minister Fitzgerald said that the “focus on investment in personnel is critical.”“Gardaí have a role to play in addressing community policing issues as and when the need arises and, in that sense, community policing involves far more than a single unit within An Garda Síochána.“The moratorium on recruitment introduced in 2010 resulted in a significant reduction in the number of dedicated Community Gardaí throughout the state.”A number of Limerick rural stations closed during the Garda Consolidation process drawing sharp criticism from Deputy Collins.Doon and Shanagolden stations closed in March 2012. Galbally, Kilfinane, Castletown Conyers, Kilmeedy and Tournafolla  were closed by the end of January 2013. Mary Street Station in Limerick City was also closed as part of the cost saving restructuring process.Minister Fitzgerald said that Government is rebuilding the force and providing the Commissioner with the resources she needs to allow her to deploy increasing numbers of Community Gardaí across every Garda Division, including Limerick, in the coming years.She added that the force would continue to receive substantial investment in resources across the board under the Government’s Capital Plan 2016 – 2021.€205 million in additional funding for communications technology and €46 million for new Garda vehicles has been allocated over the lifetime of the plan. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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UW Athletics: Profile of UW Club Baseball’s team president, JJ Lamb

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in different ways. For myself and most other people, it means sitting inside the house for hours on end, finding ways to pass the time without boring myself to death. But for some, the pandemic has a greater impact.JJ Lamb is one of those people. Lamb, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, is in his fifth year with UW’s club baseball team and his fourth year playing for the team. Lamb also took over as the team president this year.Men’s Basketball: Could Badgers really have captured 2020 national title?In a strange, unofficial end to the 2020 Wisconsin men’s basketball season, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index christened the Badgers as Read…But, Lamb’s season was cut short just a few weeks ago when the coronavirus took the U.S. by storm, shutting down schools, businesses and sports across the country.In an interview I had with Lamb in mid-March, he described to me how the pandemic has affected the rest of the team’s spring season, which was just getting underway.“I’m supposed to be in Florida right now for baseball,” Lamb said. “Every year our club goes down to Tampa, Florida and we play about 10 games between the two teams we have. It’s kind of like our version of spring training. It’s a pretty big thing to put together, considering how many guys we take down there, so the fact that the school canceled everything was a hassle.”Club baseball plays a limited season, spanning from Florida in mid-March to the National Club Baseball Association’s World Series in North Carolina (Division I) and Kansas (Division II) in May.Why baseball should be brought back to UWThe University of Wisconsin hasn’t had a baseball team in 28 years. The last time the Badgers fielded a team Read…While I played baseball from early elementary school through my high school years, I could tell Lamb was more passionate than most players I have encountered through the years, as he didn’t even make the team his first season.“I tried out my freshman year and I was cut but I basically told them ‘no, I’m not done playing baseball,’ and I just kept showing up,” Lamb said. “So eventually I made the team my second year and now I’m the team president.”Lamb’s dedication and passion for baseball stood out to me during the interview, but it was also clear how devastating the cancellation of much of his final season was to him.As team president, he has taken on more duties in his senior year, including being a single point of contact for the 60-70 players trying out each season, as well as working with other club officers to reserve field time through RecWell, stay in contact with the league to create the schedule and report stats, get grants from UW and logistically plan throughout the season.Men’s Basketball: Senior send-off for Brevin PritzlWith the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s season coming to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus, Badger fans Read…Despite all of this, Lamb’s season will end early with the pandemic taking over our daily lives.“Our season is officially cancelled after we had a conversation with the Center for Leadership & Involvement (UW student org governing body), who officially restricted student org activities until May 15,” Lamb said.With the cancellation of spring seasons across college sports, the NCAA recently granted an additional season of eligibility for spring athletes.But since club sports are not technically a part of the NCAA, Lamb and other club athletes’ extra eligibility is up in the air at this point, meaning seniors and graduate students already participating in their fifth year in a club sport might not get another chance to play.With sports canceled nationwide — and likely on the verge of being canceled worldwide — I feel student athletes across the nation on both varsity and club teams should be granted an extra year of eligibility. This would give seniors and graduate students a final chance to shine in what may be their final season in competitive sports.last_img read more

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