A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera

first_imgNews On January 10, Mohammad Ali Jedari-Roroughi, attorney for the journalists Reza Alijani and Taghi Rahmani, withdrew from the trial, considering that he was no more able to plead the cause of his clients. “I have not been informed of the charges against my clients and I had no opportunity study their dossier”, explained the attorney to justify his decision. On January 20 the first hearing of Ezatollah Sahabi took place. His attorney, Gholamali Riyahi, was the only one to attend the audience, according to one of relatives of the accused. Reza Alijani and several of the journalists arrested have wrote a letter to Judge Hadad to ask for access to their files. They were answered negatively. In a letter addressed to the State prosecutor, ayatollah Sharoudi, Reporters sans frontières (RSF – Reporters Without Borders) protested against the arrest of Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended). “That imprisonment is a new evidence that the authorities will not put an end to arrests in 2002. Besides, we are concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera is under course”, declared Robert Ménard, General secretary of the organisation. “We ask you to release Hechmatollah Tabarzadi as well as nineteen other journalists presently imprisoned in Iran”, he added. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Besides, Reporters sans frontières is concerned about the fate of ten journalists whose trial in camera opened on January 8.. Reza Alijani, Ezatollah Sahabi, Hoda Saber, Saide Madani (Iran-é-Farda), Taghi Rahmani (Omid-é-Zangan), Ali-Reza Redjaï, Mohammad Bastehnaghar (Asr-é-Azadegan), Reza Raïs-Toussi, Morteza Kazemian (Fath) and Ahmad Zeid-Abadi (Hamshari) are indicted for “subversives activities against the State” and “blasphemy”, indictments liable to death sentence. Among these journalists, five have been in prison among whom Ezatollah Sahabi, 75 years old, for more than a year. Follow the news on Iran News January 21, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist arrested – The trial of ten others goes on in camera to go further According to the information collected by RSF, Hechmatollah Tabarzadi, director of Hoviat-é-Khich and Peyam-é-Daneshjou (suspended), was arrested on 19 January in Teheran following orders of the court. This leader of the student movement was arrested after appearing on January 19 before the revolutionary court. His attorney, Mohammad-Ali Safari, contends he ignores the judge’s motivations for his decision. Hechmatollah Tabarzadi was questioned for more than four hours. In his forties, he has already been arrested several times these last three years. His last imprisonment dates back to 17 April 2001. He had been released on bail on 29 October without any trial. June 9, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Former Pasadena Police Officer to Lead Torrance Police Department

first_img 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Former Pasadena police Officer Jeremiah “Jay” Hart has been named the new Torrance police chief, Torrance City Manager Aram Chaparyan announced on Wednesday.Hart will assume his new duties on June 20, Chaparyan said.The current interim police chief, Jon Megeff, will continue to serve in that capacity until Hart is sworn in.Hart began his career as a patrol officer for Pasadena in 1998 when the department was led by then-Police Chief Bernard Melekian.In 2001, Hart was hired by the Torrance Police Department and served in various assignments including patrol officer, motor officer, recruitment training officer, and patrol field supervisor.In 2008, he was promoted to sergeant. While in that role, Hart served as the former chief’s adjutant/public information officer, and as a personnel sergeant, in addition to overseeing research and training.Hart has served as a Torrance police lieutenant since 2015.Hart was chosen out of 17 candidates, which included both internal and external applicants. As the 11th Torrance police chief, he will be responsible for leading the Police Department with a focus on community engagement, innovation, and developing the next generation of department managers, while staying at the forefront of law enforcement trends, Chaparyan said.His duties have included serving as watch commander, supervising the Traffic and Special Events Division, and managing the Communications/Information TechnologyDivision. In addition, his other assignments included acting as the unmanned aircraft systems commander and as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.“Jay’s experience, continued education, training and community involvement are reflective of his professional commitment to law enforcement and to the city of Torrance,” Chaparyan said.“He remains actively engaged in the law enforcement community and is focused on providing the highest standards and optimum public service. I am confident he will prove himself to be a great chief.” STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Former Pasadena Police Officer to Lead Torrance Police Department CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:21 pmcenter_img Make a comment Subscribe Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Arsenal legend Lauren rips into ‘irrelevant’ Mesut Ozil and reacts to Aaron Ramsey move

first_imgArsenal legend Lauren has issued a warning to Mesut Ozil (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil was ‘irrelevant’ in Arsenal’s crunch matches last season and must start fulfilling his potential to save his career at the Emirates.That is the opinion of Arsenal ‘Invincible’ Lauren, who believes there was ‘something very wrong’ with the way Ozil played under Unai Emery last term.Ozil signed a new three-year deal with the Gunners at the start of last year but was not always guaranteed a place in Arsenal’s starting line-up during the 2018-19 campaign.The German playmaker has been heavily linked with a summer departure and, while Lauren says he will stay put, the Arsenal hero insists he needs to offer more to the team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal next season but he needs to start fulfilling his potential,’ Lauren told bwin.‘Whether you are Arsenal, Real Madrid or Barcelona, you need your best players to perform on the big stage and Ozil failed to do that on multiple occasions last year.‘In the biggest games last season, the quarter-final, semi-final and final of the Europa League, Ozil was not relevant, so there is something very wrong there.‘Mesut Ozil has a lot of potential and no doubt, Emery will be working to bring that to the forefront this season.’ Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 5:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link261Shares Lauren also discussed Aaron Ramsey’s departure (Picture: Getty)center_img Ramsey left the Gunners to join Juventus (Picture: Getty)Arsenal, who finished fifth in the Premier League last term, will be without Aaron Ramsey next season after the Welsh midfielder joined Juventus.Lauren says Ramsey is a ‘brilliant player’ who will be sorely missed at the Emirates.‘Losing Aaron Ramsey to Juventus is a big loss for Arsenal,’ he said. ‘Unai and his backroom team will need to use this transfer window to make a big signing to replace him.‘Throughout his time at the club, and even when he had announced he was leaving the club, Ramsey was a brilliant player who always played to his best ability.‘The gap he has left in the club will be felt unless the club bring in someone to replace him quickly.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal legend Lauren rips into ‘irrelevant’ Mesut Ozil and reacts to Aaron Ramsey move Advertisementlast_img read more

Jamaica opens South American market

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional Jamaica opens South American market by: – June 2, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Minister of Tourism Mr. Edmond Barret (second right)Jamaica has secured some 10,000 new airline seats out of the burgeoning South America travel market, improving the prospects for growing tourist arrivals to the island.Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett announced yesterday that the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has forged arrangements with key South American tour operators and airlines to bring tourists to the island over the next six months.  “We were able to structure an arrangement which will be finalized to enable flights to begin from Brazil to Jamaica somewhere between November and December of this year. The critical importance of that arrangement was the partnership that we were able to forge with one of the largest tour operators in the Americas, CVC,” Minister Bartlett announced.In addition to Brazil, an arrangement has been forged with Principales Air Lines (PAL) to operate direct flights out of Chile into Montego Bay and PRL Colombia SAS which will operate chartered flights out of Bogota and Medellin in Colombia directly into Montego Bay.    “We are excited about that and the key value of the South American market, for us, is that their winter is our summer and so during our shoulder months like September, October, November we can be assured of good traffic coming in during that time,” the Tourism Minister said as he explained the rationale of tapping the South American market.In highlighting the significance of the South American market to boosting Jamaica’s tourism, Director of Tourism and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board John Lynch pointed out that Brazil’s large population and vibrant economy alone holds much potential for attracting potential travellers. Additionally, he said, the continent’s close proximity and established air links to parts of Africa also provides for opportunities to bringing visitors from other areas to Jamaica.  The Minister emphasized that this marketing thrust to capture tourists out of South America forms part of a strategic move to tap new emerging markets in an effort to boost tourist arrivals. He said the next stop would be Russia.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more