Jailed blogger taken to sit university exams in handcuffs

first_img————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org January 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jailed blogger taken to sit university exams in handcuffs IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been in prison since February last year was taken in handcuffs (photo) to sit his exams at Tehran’s Azad University on 21 January 2006. Reporters Without Borders welcomed the fact that the Iranian courts have allowed him to continue his university course but repeated its call for his release. June 9, 2021 Find out more News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran Newscenter_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more to go further Blogger Mojtaba Saminejad, who has been in prison since February last year was taken in handcuffs (photo) to sit his exams at Tehran’s Azad University on 21 January 2006. Reporters Without Borders welcomed the fact that the Iranian courts have allowed him to continue his university course but repeated its call for his release.”We have never stopped our condemnation of the unfair conviction of this young student who has been imprisoned for nearly a year for posting a few messages on the Internet. We urge the authorities to show leniency. Bloggers like Mojtaba represent no threat to Iranian society. On the contrary, they support the emergence of a citizen’s debate,” said the organisation.The weblogger was photographed inside the Tehran university as he was going to take his exam and the photo was then posted on his former blog:http://man-namanam.blogspot.com.He was first arrested in November 2004 for speaking out against the arrest of three colleagues. While he was in prison, his website was hacked into by people linked to the Iranian Islamist Hezbollah movement. On leaving jail, he relaunched his blog at a new address (http://8mdr8.blogspot.com), which led to his re-imprisonment, on 12 February 2005. Mojtaba was sentenced in June 2005 to two years in prison for “insulting the Supreme Guide”. One month later he was given an extra ten months in prison for incitement to “immorality”. News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Organisation last_img read more

Five-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of…

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print TAGSGender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTDOVTransgender Day of Visibility center_img Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleMunster confirm signing of South African Jenkins and a host of new contractsNext article“There’s no second chances” – Irish Captain Ciara Griffin raring to go ahead of Six Nations opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener A CONSORTIUM of five higher education institutions – Institute of Technology Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow College St Patrick’s Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College – has received funding from the HEA’s Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020 to roll out a gender identity and diversity training programme for staff in each of its colleges. IT Carlow will take the lead on the project entitled ‘The development and implementation of a gender identity, expression and diversity training programme for staff in Irish HEIs’. The project was awarded €30,000 from the HEA fund that was established to advance gender equality initiatives in Irish higher education.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The majority of the five partner institutions in the project are in the process of, or have already have developed, gender identity and expression policies and procedures.  The awarded programme is seen as contributing to ongoing progress in this area through dispelling gender stereotypes, enhancing and deepening awareness and capacity. The funding will be used to develop two distinct programmes: one for academic and professional management and support staff one for senior executive teams. Once piloted, the programme will be rolled out amongst the five partner institutions leading to the development and launch of a permanent resource that will be available for all staff. The programme will be delivered by ShoutOut, a charity that provides educational programmes in educational institutions in areas such as sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and intersex identity. The announcement today of the gender identity and diversity training programme coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), established to show support of trans identities and reject transphobia. Institute of Technology Carlow will mark its solidarity and support for the trans community today by raising the flag associated with this day at the Haughton Building and by supporting a social media campaign that rejects transphobia.Colette Lane, Director of EDI and People, Institute of Technology commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to develop and implement this training and very much appreciate the funding provided to enable us to achieve this”. LimerickNewsFive-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of VisibilityBy Sarah Carr – March 31, 2021 97 last_img read more

Four Drug Companies Reach Last-Minute Settlement in Opioid Crisis, Avoiding Trial

first_imgNearly a half million overdose deaths between 1997 and 2017 are attributed to opioids.AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, McKesson and Teva are involved in the settlement, the details of which are expected later today.It’s not clear if a fifth defendant, pharmacy chain operator Walgreens Boots Alliance, was also part of the settlement. Four large drug companies reached a last-minute $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland, Ohio.The trial, set to begin today, came as Ohio’s Cuyahoga and Summit counties were seeking $8 billion dollars for treatment programs and health care expenses.The Ohio counties, 4 drug firms reach $260 million settlement on eve of landmark federal trial over responsibility for opioid epidemic https://t.co/OnIjC1Ueuz— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 21, 2019last_img read more