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Russia: Injured Sochi blogger’s detention extended yet again

first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalistsInternet News May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisonedCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalistsInternet Valov’s lawyer, Alexander Popkov, said he did not rule out that Valov may have stabbed himself in protest against the conditions in which he is being held, but he was not yet in a position to confirm this. Valov has no problems with his fellow detainees but his repeated insistence of respect for his rights has provoked a certain animosity among the prison guards, Popkov added. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. On the eve of the FIFA World Cup, RSF launched a campaign for the release of all the journalists and bloggers imprisoned in Russia, including Valov. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption At yesterday’s hearing in the southwestern city of Sochi, at which Valov’s detention was extended for the third time since his arrest in January, a prosecutor said Valov stabbed himself in the stomach with a pen last week and, although no longer in hospital, could not attend on medical grounds. Follow the news on Russia Receive email alerts News Organisation News News June 19, 2018 Russia: Injured Sochi blogger’s detention extended yet again Related documents cp_valov_19-06-2018_rus.pdfPDF – 60.39 KB Help by sharing this information “Whether Alexander Valov stabbed himself in a moment of despair or someone else stabbed him, this is extremely serious and needs a full investigation,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Meanwhile, the lack of any progress in the case against this blogger shows that his detention is a punitive measure designed to silence him. We call for his immediate release.” RSF_en RSF_EECA Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown In April, Popkov reported that Valov’s electronic messaging and social network accounts had been pirated by persons apparently using the SIM card that was confiscated from him. His BlogSochi website has not been accessible since the end of March because hackers deleted all of its contents, according to the site’s former administrator. to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the release of Alexander Valov, a blogger whose provisional detention was extended for another month at a hearing yesterday although the investigation has stalled and Valov did not attend the hearing because of a stomach injury sustained in unclear circumstances. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing Well-known for frequent blog posts critical of leading Sochi figures, Valov continues to be charged with trying to extort money from Yury Napso, a Sochi representative in the Russian parliament, although the investigation has not progressed and has yet to produce any evidence of his guilt. May 21, 2021 Find out more Читать на русском / Read in Russian The defence has also denounced many procedural flaws that the court has not taken into account. June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Local groups hit out at budget cuts

first_imgWHILE there is an acceptance in Limerick that Minister Michael Noonan’s budget was not as tough as had been predicted, proposals to cut payments to the handicapped were met with anger by the Limerick Down Syndrome Associaton.And there are fears that hikes to the Drugs Payments scheme threshold could have serious consequences.The ministers decision not to increase personal tax bands was seen as a plus factor.Roger Kingston, chairman of the Limerick Down Syndrome Association, described as “outrageous,”  cuts of up to 46 per cent in payment to the handicapped.“We’ll march in the streets – this country is morally bankrupt if we allow this to happen”.However, it has emerged that the Government,  following nationwide outcry on the issue, have agreed to push the ‘pause’ button.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up St Vincent de Paul welcomed the fact that welfare payments were not cut but are concerned about the cumulative effect of other measures.Regional president, Michael Murphy, says: “Cutting the fuel allowance is a nasty one. There are houses in this city where the only source of heat is still a fire in the front room”. Increased petrol costs, car-tax and VAT are all burdens which could push struggling earners over the brink, he added. “There are many families seeking our help already even though there is a working parent – people on lower wages are being very badly hit”.Padraig Malone, Limerick Resource Centre for the Unemployed, said that much is being made of not cutting the basic welfare rate.“But they are paying it for five days now instead of six and they have cut so many important supports that unemployed people are going to be worse off,” he said.Maire McConn, pharmacist at Hogan’s in Upper  William Street, says the increase in the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold from €120 to €132 a month will prompt people with long-term conditions to stop taking medication.“The preventative inhalers are very expensive and while the relievers for Asthma cost just a few euro, people will  buy the cheaper versiond”.And warning that this could have tragic consequences, Jean Houlihan of the Asthma Society of Ireland, said:  “Relievers are cheaper but they are not treating the condition. We have more people in Ireland suffering from Asthma than there are people signing on the Live Register”. Jim Prior, manager of the Southill Family Resource, centre warned that changes in payments to lone parents will cause huge difficulties. “Here in Southill we have the highest rate of lone parents in the city. Now, when the youngest child turns seven, they revert to jobseekers allowance but the real problem will be affordable childcare for a seven- year- old if the parent takes up a course or gets work “. Previous articleRestorative Justice Project focuses on needs of victims and offendersNext articleIncreased spending crucial to economy admin Linkedin Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email NewsLocal NewsLocal groups hit out at budget cutsBy admin – December 8, 2011 622 Print Twitterlast_img read more

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