Two cartoonists face possible imprisonment because of cartoons about president

first_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en to go further Organisation Follow the news on Turkey Reporters Without Borders condemns plans to prosecute two cartoonists employed by the daily Cumhuriyet, Musa Kart and Zafer Timuçin, on charges of “insulting the president” under article 299 of the criminal code, which carries a maximum sentence of five years and four months in prison. They were questioned by prosecutors in the Istanbul suburb of Sisli on 22 January.“The judicial proceedings initiated against these two cartoonists are arbitrary and unfortunately this case is not unprecedented,” the press freedom organisation said.Kart and Timuçin are to be prosecuted for cartoons published in November. Kart’s cartoon, published on 28 November, showed President Abdullah Gül as a scarecrow in a cornfield claiming he had no control over his 16-year-old son, who has been trading in corn on commodities markets.Timuçin’s cartoon, published on 29 November, showed the president emerging from an envelope sent to an Arab prince who was protected by gendarmes while vacationing in the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The gendarmes were reportedly paid 5,000 dollars for the job. In the cartoon, Gül said to the prince: “Your excellency, here is the money the gendarmes give you, and here am I, the rose you are offered so that relations between our countries do no deteriorate.”Article 299, in effect since 1 June 2005, states: “Any insult to the president is punishable by one to four years in prison. The penalty will be increased by a sixth if the offence is committed openly, and by a third if it is committed by news media.”A government spokesman said on 24 January that “the proceedings were initiated by the justice ministry” and there was no reason why a trial should not go ahead.Kart and three other cartoonists have been the targets of prosecutions brought by the prime minister in the past two years. In these cases, the courts said the prime minister should “demonstrate generosity towards humour.” April 28, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Receive email alertscenter_img News February 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two cartoonists face possible imprisonment because of cartoons about president TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man found slumped on county Limerick street with serious stab wounds

first_imgAdvertisement NewsBreaking newsMan found slumped on county Limerick street with serious stab woundsBy admin – December 16, 2013 1087 Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] GARDA investigation has been launched in County Limerick after a man was found slumped on a public street in Kilmallock with serious stab wounds this Monday morning.The man in his 20s, from Limerick City, was discovered on Sarsfiled Street in the county Limerick town at 8am this Monday by people going to work and about their morning business. The injured man was taken to the University Hospital Limerick for medical treatment but his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.House to house inquiries were being carried out by Gardai in the town and the area was sealed off for technical examinations.A location for the attack is as yet not known but the man was found slumped and bleeding on Sarsfield Street with serious stab wounds. Garda investigations are focusing on the area of the discovery.Gardai from the Crime Office attached to Bruff garda station are leading the investigation and have appealed for the assistance of the public who may have seen or heard anything in relation to how or where the man received the serious injuries. They can be contacted on 061 382940 Previous articleAn Taoiseach says we are moving in the right directionNext articleRugby Stars Launch Ulster Bank League Awards admin WhatsApp Printcenter_img Linkedin Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Police looking for man involved in theft at grocery store

first_img Twitter Police looking for man involved in theft at grocery store WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook By Odessa American – April 23, 2021 Pinterest The Odessa Police Department is investigating a theft at a grocery store.The reported theft happened at 6:40 p.m. March 29 at the United Supermarket located at 2751 North County Road West, an OPD press release stated.Investigation reportedly showed a man stole $203 worth of merchandise and left the scene in a white 2-door GMC pickup. OPD has released a photo of the man that can be seen at tinyurl.com/5b94wht8.Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Ofc. R. Jones at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 21-9000163. Previous articleTHC oil a felony on campusNext articleHIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Monahans heading to state along with Williams, Johnson Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Lanlard launches Christmas pop-up shop

first_imgEric Lanlard is launching a festive-themed pop-up cake shop in the GILT Cocktail Lounge in London next month.The new Cake Boy boutique, based on his bakery business in Battersea, south London, will open on 14 and 15 December from 11am to 4pm in the drinking venue, located in the five-star hotel Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge.The temporary bakery shop will be selling a selection of Christmas cupcakes, boxes of mini mince pies and Lanlard’s twist on the traditional Christmas cake.Lanlard, who will running the pop-up shop, said: “I’m excited to take Cake Boy on the road. Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers the perfect temporary home, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, and just off one of London’s most exclusive shopping streets.”The patissier and host of the Channel 4 television series Baking Mad designed his own afternoon tea for the same hotel back in March, and is currently offering an ‘I Love Paris’ afternoon tea menu in the Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Chinoiserie tea room.last_img read more

Registration is now open for the Citizens Bank Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival August 7

first_imgTeam registration is now open for the Citizens Bank Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. This year’s festival is Sunday, August 7th at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Each team is comprised of 21 paddlers who race head to head in 41 foot long dragon boats over a 300 meter course. Festival organizers encourage everyone to join together with your co-workers, friends, and family and form a team. No paddling experience is necessary, it’s all for fun, friendly competition, and raising money to fund programs to help friends and neighbors living with a cancer diagnosis. Online registration is easy. Just visit www.ridethedragon.org(link is external) for complete festival information and registration details. Every team gets a free one hour practice session in July. Space is limited so organize your team right away. The festival has become one of Vermont’s most popular summer events with over 20,000 paddlers and spectators annually. It’s all about community with entertainment, food vendors, a silent auction, raffles and more. The core of Dragonheart Vermont’s mission is to give back to the community and over the last five years the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival has raised over $435,000 to support critical cancer programs in Vermont. This year, Dragonheart is expanding its community mission. With the on-going support of presenting sponsor Citizens Bank and other local businesses and organizations, the festival has set a goal to raise $250,000 to launch Survivorship NOW, a new Dragonheart Vermont initiative to help bridge the gap cancer survivors face between treatment and recovery. The Network on Wellness will promote opportunities for therapeutic treatments, strengthening programs, education, and networking to better serve cancer survivors in our community. The initiative has the strong endorsement of cancer survivors, doctors, and health care institutions in our area. The need is real and Survivorship NOW promises cancer survivors a network of services that will help them live well with cancer. Linda Dyer, Dragonheart Vermont, Executive Director:‘Our Dragonheart organization is excited about putting our efforts toward helping to promote more opportunities for wellness for cancer survivors in our community. As a breast cancer survivor and supporter organization, we have seen firsthand how valuable fitness, camaraderie, and connection can be. Our hope is that all cancer survivors in our community will have the chance to get the programs needed to live each day to the fullest.’ Marni Willams, Team Captain of Paddling in Vein states:‘We are honored to take part in the LCDBF for the 6th year in a row. Many of our members have been touched one way or another by cancer and we look forward to this opportunity to pay forward the efforts that have been made on behalf of those affected.’ Visit www.ridethedragon.org(link is external) for complete details.last_img read more

‘We are not yet defeated’: Students condemn govt’s dismissal of jobs law protests

first_imgRemy went on to condemn the government’s efforts to discredit and silence student protesters, saying that the people’s right to free speech was guaranteed by the 1945 Constitution.The association encouraged students and members of the public to keep pushing for the cancellation of the jobs law, urging them to be committed to the cause until the government responded to their aspirations.“We are not yet defeated,” Remy said. “We will keep voicing our opposition until the President issues a government regulation that revokes the jobs law.”Read also: Job Creation Law ‘defective’, experts say after incomplete draft passedPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has drawn the ire of critics and protesters by claiming that criticism of the law was merely based on “disinformation and hoaxes spread through social media”.Jokowi said on Friday that various “allegations” made against the law, such as claims that it removed employees’ rights to leave days and social security, including retirement benefits, were inaccurate.On the same day, the Education and Culture Ministry’s Higher Education Directorate General issued circular discouraging university students from participating in protests against the jobs law and asking faculty members to promote the recently passed law. The National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM-SI) has announced on behalf of university students across the country that it would continue to protest the newly passed Job Creation Law despite mounting pressure from the government.BEM-SI called on the government to take responsibility for its claim that the protests against the controversial jobs law had been driven by disinformation that distorted the actual stipulations contained in the legislation product, group coordinator Remy Hastian said in a written statement issued on Sunday.He called the government’s claim preposterous, considering that the House of Representatives and the government had failed to make the final legislation draft available to the public in the first place. “Such a claim could incite public unrest because it [accuses] critics of being motivated by misinformation,” Remy said.“In this regard, it’s the government that lies as citizens are denied access to any information regarding the final [version] of the legislation.”Read also: Jokowi dismisses criticism of omnibus jobs law as hoax newsThe House and the government passed the contentious bill into law on Oct. 5 in a speedy deliberation deemed legally flawed by critics. Until now, several versions of the draft have circulated and authorities have not clarified which was the final draft passed in the House’ plenary session.center_img Topics :last_img read more