June 12

Court frees jailed human rights activist after she criticises independent journalists

first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information February 11, 2021 Find out more An appeal court in Andijan reduced human rights activist Gulbahor Turaeva’s sentence from six years in prison to a suspended six-year sentence on 12 June after she promised the court to turn over a new leaf and criticised several independent journalists by name. It was the second time in a month that an Uzbek court has suspended an activist’s jail sentence after a public confession.A doctor and mother of four, Turaeva had been convicted on 24 April of defamation, distributing documents liable to disturb the peace and trying to overthrown constitutional rule under article 159 of the criminal code.“The Uzbek government has made no progress in human rights since the Andijan massacre, despite the dialogue started with the European Union,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is appalling to see the authorities use the same methods – activists being forced to confess and denounce their colleagues in return for clemency – in the space of a few weeks. Not only do they sentence people to long jail terms, but they then force them to renege on their convictions and incriminate the people they worked with.”Turayeva unexpectedly said in court on 12 June: “I thank the court for its clemency, its humanity and the respect it has shown me. I will now look for a new job and I will probably work for the government. I promise never to break the law again.” She went on to criticise and insult several independent journalists who fled the country after the Andijan uprising and ensuing massacre, including Marcus Bensmann (a German national), his wife a and journalist Galima Bukharbaeva, and Nigora Khidoyatova, leader of the “Free Farmers” opposition party. Bukharbayeva said the government had “once again broken” someone who was a committed opponent. Turayeva and Bukharbayeva knew each other well and both were in Andijan at the time of the massacre in May 2005. Bukharbaeva, who now works for Uznews.net, said there were now few independent journalists working in Uzbekistan.Bukharbaeva said Turaeva had been a reliable, trustworthy person who was a member of Anima-kor, an NGO that defended the rights of doctors and their patients. She was a key witness of the Andijan massacre, helped compile a list of the victims, and was among those capable of challenging the government’s version of what took place.Uzbekistan has one of the most repressive regimes in central Asia. News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia May 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term to go further Receive email alerts Organisation More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council June 18, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court frees jailed human rights activist after she criticises independent journalistslast_img read more

August 31

UEFA Champions League Match Day 4 Preview (2017/11/01)

first_imgRelatedSpanish La Liga Review: Villareal Stun Madrid As Atletico And Valencia Keep Pressure On Leaders BarcelonaJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”Big Boost! Tottenham Star Is Back In Training And Ready To Face MadridOctober 31, 2017In “England”Prodigal Son Is Back! Auba Returns To UCL SquadNovember 21, 2017In “England” RB Leipzig Vs. FC. PortoRB Leipzig will be in action this week as they take on FC Porto in their home ground in Germany. This is will be an important game for both sides since it is an opportunity for the teams to get some much-needed points and boost their chances of getting a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.RB Leipzig is coming off a huge win in their domestic league as they won against Borussia Dortmund away from home. That is a big performance and the side will be feeling very confident after that. FC Porto will present another test for this young side, but they have been able to do well so far. Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg, and Naby Keita have been the three stand out players for the club and at the moment, they will need to lead the side once again. Tottenham vs. Real Madrid:Tottenham Hotspur welcome Real Madrid to Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night, with the two teams locked on the same points and goal difference at the top of UEFA Champions League Group H after three games.Spurs go into the game on the back of two defeats to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup and Manchester United in the Premier League, but having earned an impressive 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu last time out in this competition. Madrid, meanwhile, will need to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-1 La Liga defeat at Girona on Sunday that leaves them eight points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona.Real Madrid also has injury concerns, and Raphael Varane could miss out after being forced off at half-time in their 2-1 defeat at Girona with a hamstring problem.A win for either side will be enough to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the tournament, although Spurs will be aware they have never beaten Madrid in a competitive fixture.Tottenham would be glad to have their striker ‘Harry Kane’ back to the teamHowever, it’s not just his goalscoring that has been missed, Kane is able to hold up play and brings others into the attack, and Spurs struggled to offer much threat without him against Manchester United on Saturday.The match at Wembley looks to be another tense affair, particularly with the two clubs coming off the back of defeats at the weekend. Napoli Vs. Manchester CityManchester City can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages if they win at Napoli on Today.Pep Guardiola’s side has won all three of their Group F games thus far, with the only goal breaching Ederson’s goal coming from Amadou Diawara’s spot-kick when the Partenopei visited two weeks ago.Napoli was blown away by Manchester City in the opening stages at the Etihad Stadium but was unlucky not to claim a point come full time as Dries Mertens missed a penaltyThe Italians are flying high in Serie A with Sunday’s win over Sassulo keeping them top of the pile, but need a win to keep their own hopes of a place in the next stage alive. Besiktas Vs. AS MonacoBesiktas have set the pace in Group G, winning three out of three. A blend of experience, creative guile and solidity at the back have set the Turkish side apart.There is ample quality on the flanks thanks to veterans Ryan Babel and Ricardo Quaresma. The further pace is added by forward Cenk Tosun, who scored twice in Monaco last time out.Besiktas’ versatile forwards are ably supplied by former Arsenal schemer Oguzhan Ozyakup. He runs the midfield in front of a defence held together by centre-back Pepe, who won this tournament three times with Real.It will be Pepe’s job to subdue Radamel Falcao, who is Monaco’s attacking talisman this season. The Colombian striker scored in the first meeting between these two, continuing his prolific run in UEFA tournaments. Borussia Dortmund vs. APOELBorussia Dortmund will be confident of getting their UEFA Champions League campaign back on track as they welcome Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia to the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday.Despite losing to holders Real Madrid in their first European home outing of the season, Peter Bosz’s side remain a force to be reckoned with at the Signal Iduna Park, and they should have sufficient firepower to see off an APOEL side who are winless in three games in all competitions. Sevilla Vs. Spartak MoscowThankfully for Spartak, the Myaso have been excellent in cup competitions defeating Sevilla 5-1 at home two weeks ago in the UEFA Champions League and then Spartak Nalchik 5-2 in the round of 16 of the Russian Cup. With ten Russian Football Premier League sides already eliminated from the Russian Cup and with a decisive advantage in the aggregate score against Sevilla Spartak head coach, Massimo Carrera may focus on cup competitions this season in order to secure some glory for his side.A win for either side would guarantee Its high chance of Qualification to the round of 16. Liverpool FC. Vs. MariborKlopp will have to continue to deliver results so as not to threaten his project in Liverpool.Next up will be the Slovenian side Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. The two met on matchday 3 in Maribor and Liverpool’s impressive 7-0 win was the club’s most significant ever-European victory. Now on matchday 4, Liverpool want to confirm their positive results against Huddersfield and make a step towards securing one of the top places in the UEFA Champions League.Spartak and Sevilla will be taking points from each other on this matchday once again, which will be a big impetus for LFC to get the job done. Given the result on matchday 3, Liverpool’s firepower will be sufficient to take apart Maribor once again, even with a somewhat rotated side, which should pave the way towards Liverpool making a big step to the next round of the UEFA Champions League. Shakhtar Donetsk Vs. FeyenoordShakhtar has proved to be a force, only lost a game to Manchester City and interestingly are second in the log.A home win against Napoli proves how prepared they are for the competition. A win tonight will give them a very large hope of attaining the knock out stage.Feyenoord in the other hand have failed to record a single victory and could be a threat to the chance of the Ukrainian giant. Victory for Shakhtar and a point for Man city in Italy when they visit Napoli tonight could mean much to Shakhtar knock out stage hope.last_img read more

December 21

Chelsea v Watford: Cahill in for Zouma

first_imgKurt Zouma has been dropped to the substitutes’ bench by Guus Hiddink for the Dutchman’s first match in charge since returning to Chelsea as interim manager.It means Gary Cahill is restored alongside John Terry at the back. Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is on the bench.Watford make one change, with José Holebas coming in for on-loan Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake, who cannot play against the Blues under the terms of his loan deal.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro, Costa.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Remy.Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Britos, Cathcart, Holebas; Capoue, Watson; Abdi, Deeney, Jurado; Ighalo.Subs: Arlauskis, Prödl, Behrami, Anya, Guedioura, Berghuis, Diamanti.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

November 7

BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ON THE AGENDA

first_imgMid way through last year the ATA went through a Management Audit of it’s structure and Touch around Australia. The Shilbury Report was the outcome of this audit and has lead to some major changes taking place in the coming months. THE SHILBURY REPORT As part of the Management Audit and Restructure several committees have been formed to help all areas of the Touch organisations come together smoothly. One group, the Business Principles Group, has been in Canberra with representatives from all around Australia, including speakers from outside organisations such as Michael McLaughlin from McLaughlin Sports Consultancy, have been meeting together at the ATA office. The meeting has encompassed a wide variety of topics and issues, with ATA CEO Kevin Thompson kicking off the four-day meeting with discussion on where the ATA is heading. Day two saw the introduction of a Human Resources consultant to help implement the Unitary Model of Management and to asses the needs of the organisation. Another crucial part of day two was the presentations given by each member of the group analysing areas of other organisations, how they operate and cope with various management issues. Examples of the organizations the group members looked at include the Sydney Swans, Tennis Australia and Surf Life Saving WA amongst others. Day three saw Michael McLaughlin fly into Canberra to facilitate the Internal Analysis sessions. He encouraged discussion on the various organisations regarding several aspects of each including: * Communication * IT Infrastructure, Management and Policy * Operating Rules and Procedures * Customer Service Principles The goal of examining the organisations and their structures is to establish a framework or current practice that can easily be adopted by the ATA. The final day (tomorrow) will enable the Chair and key stakeholders in each of the Management Audit Committees to look at the impact of one committee on another. All delegates have commented that the discussion has not only raised issues that the ATA are facing with the management restructure but also how there have been many positive discussions on solutions and ideas to help deal with the issues that the ATA may face over the coming months.last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoArsenal manager Emery refused recalls for Nelson & Chambers

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal manager Emery refused recalls for Nelson & Chambersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has been blocked from recalling Reiss Nelson and Calum Chambers.As injuries have begun to pile-up at the Emirates, Emery is desperate for reinforcements this month.However, BBC claims Nelson and Chambers will not be recalled from their successful loan spells.18-year-old Nelson has excelled for Hoffenheim this season, while Chambers has also impressed with Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, Fulham.Emery has seen defenders Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Saed Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny all to succumb to injuries in recent weeks. last_img read more

October 28

4 days agoLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumours

first_imgLokonga walks back Barcelona, Man City rumoursby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlbert Sambi Lokonga has denied he’s angling to leave Anderlecht.The 19 year-old attacker has been offered to Barcelona, Manchester City and Sevilla by agents with his contract due to expire in June.However, Lokonga insists his priority is to stay with the Belgian giants.”My priority is to stay two more years in Anderlecht,” said the midfielder.Anderlecht are eager to tie down Lokonga to new terms. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

September 18

Rivaldo thinks Neymar will never win anything important with PSG

first_imgBrazil legend Rivaldo has recently claimed that Neymar will never ever win anything important while playing for Paris Saint-Germain, no matter how hard he tries.Neymar joined PSG in a record-breaking deal last summer for the massive fee of 200 million euro. Since then, they managed to win a domestic double, which was highly expected, but did not get any European silverware, which is the sole purpose of the CEO of the French side – instead, they were knocked out by Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.“If Neymar doesn’t leave PSG he will never win anything important,” Rivaldo claimed, addressing the ambitions of both the club and the Brazilian, according to 101 Great Goals.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Especially the Champions League, which is the most important competition.”“The French league is at a lower level compared to the Spanish and English leagues and he plays for a club without history,” Rivaldo even took a jab at Paris Saint-Germain.last_img read more

September 18

Cutrone enjoying the benefits of playing with Higuain

first_imgMilan striker Patrick Cutrone admits he is feeling the benefit of playing with Gonzalo Higuain.The Argentine joined the Rossoneri on loan from Juventus in the summer, and while he’s gone six games without a goal his impact is still being felt at Milanello.Cutrone was recently honoured with the Italian Golden Boy award after missing out on the European version that was awarded to Ajax skipper De Ligt.“Definitely having, for example, Higuain with you helps a lot,” Cutrone told Football Italia via Tuttomercatoweb.Coach Gattuso wanted to congratulate Patrick Cutrone on winning the Italian #GoldenBoy2018 award 🏅I complimenti di Mister Gattuso a Patrick Cutrone, vincitore del Golden Boy italiano 2018! 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/D5Ot3pprXe— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 17, 2018Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusHiguain is glad of Juve return and reunited with Ronaldo George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Gonzalo Higuain is happy he returned to Juventus and has the opportunity to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.The Argentine spent last season on loan…“I always watch him in training, I try to learn some things and improve every day.“I thank [Gennaro] Gattuso and his staff, I’ll try to improve even more.”With Milan out of Europe, Gattuso’s men are focused on securing another European spot and in the top four spots of the Italian League.And they’d need the duo of Cutrone and Higuain to fire them to glory.last_img read more