Two journalists released on bail after being held secretly for three months

first_imgBoth showed clear signs of having been tortured when they appeared in court. Rupeta told journalists in the courtroom: “I cannot tell you what they did to me. I thought they were going to kill me.” His mother, who was also present in the court, fainted seeing on the marks of the torture. PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News News News Follow the news on Pakistan News RSF_en Organisation Help by sharing this information center_img January 28, 2021 Find out more June 23, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists released on bail after being held secretly for three months PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire April 21, 2021 Find out more Two journalists were kidnapped by military intelligence officers while filming the Shahbaz airbase at Jacobabad in the southern province of Sindh on 6 March. Today they were freed on bail. Reporters Without Borders calls on Gen. Pervez Musharraf (photo) to put a stop to such unacceptable practices. Geo TV correspondent Mukesh Rupeta and assistant cameraman Sanjay Kumar were freed on bail today after being held secretly since 6 March 2006, probably by Pakistani military intelligence agents.Police officer Manzoor Khoso said their trial on charges of “divulging official secrets” would begin on 29 June. They were abducted while filming an airbase used by the US military.Rupeta told the Associated Press news agency: “Those who were holding us looked like intelligence agents. When they were beating me, I asked myself whether I am Pakistani.”———————-22.06.2006TV journalists kidnapped and tortured for filming airbase used by US militaryReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the action of Pakistani military intelligence officers in kidnapping and torturing two journalists who filmed an airbase used by the US military in the southern province of Sindh. Mukesh Rupeta, a correspondent with the Pakistani independent television station Geo TV, and freelance cameraman Sanjay Kumar, were finally taken before a judge today after being held secretly for more than three months. They are now formally detained on a charge of “divulging official secrets.”“It is high time that Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, told his intelligence services to refrain from such unacceptable practices,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Like Hayatullah Khan, these two journalists were kidnapped and tortured for filming US military equipment on Pakistani territory.”Reporters Without Borders added: “President George W. Bush’s government also has a duty to remind its Pakistani ally that the war on terrorism in no way justifies such excesses. We call for the immediate release of Rupeta and Kumar, as well as the release of Munir Mengal, who was also kidnapped by intelligence agents.”Reporters Without Borders has registered at least 21 cases of Pakistani and foreign journalists being kidnapped by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) since Gen. Musharraf became president in October 1999.Rupeta and Kumar were detained on 6 March while filming the base at Shahbaz, in Sindh province, where the US military has equipment and troops. Thereafter, Geo TV received no news of its missing correspondent for more than three months.They were handed over yesterday to the Jacobabad police, who formally arrested them under the Official Secrets Act. Rupeta is also reportedly accused of forging passports for members of the Hindu community, of which he is a member.The two journalists were taken today before a judge in Jacobabad, who gave the police permission to hold them for another seven days while they pursue their enquiries. The judge also said they should be transferred at once to a hospital for a medical examination. to go furtherlast_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 Carr 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