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

Concern about condition of imprisoned journalist on hunger strike

first_img News October 15, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Cuba Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet to go further May 6, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Receive email alerts CubaAmericas RSF_en Help by sharing this information center_img October 12, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the state of health of imprisoned journalist Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental, who began a hunger strike on 18 July and sewed up his mouth as a protest on 21 July, and who is being denied access to medical care. Arrested on 20 March 2003, Herrera is serving a 20-year prison sentence.“Herrera’s current state of health is grounds for suspending his sentence on humanitarian grounds,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is vital that he should receive medical treatment as soon as possible. We urge the Cuban authorities to show some consideration towards this prisoner, who is in danger of dying. We point out that a total of 23 journalists are imprisoned in Cuba, 20 of whom were, like Herrera, arrested during the ‘Black Spring’ of 2003.”Held in Holguín provincial prison in the east of the country, Herrera is currently suffering from recurring high fevers, hypoglycaemia, low blood pressure and heart problems. In a letter to Melba Santana Ariz, the wife of another political prisoner in the same prison,. He said he was being refused all medical care and his condition was deteriorating steadily.After sewing up his mouth, the stitches became infected, triggering high fevers. He has still not resumed feeding. He is demanding better food, religious assistance, the right to more phone calls and a transfer to his home province, Guantánamo.Herrera was convicting under article 91 of the criminal code, which punishes activity against “the independence or territorial integrity of the state,” and article 88, which punishes activity serving “the imperialist interests of the United States.” Since his arrest, he has staged hunger strikes and sewn up his mouth several times in protest against his prison conditions.Independent journalist Ernesto Corria Cabrera of the Nueva Prensa Cubana news agency was meanwhile detained by the state security police in Camagüey while doing a report about a pregnant woman and four children who were evicted from their home. News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Organisation News August 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about condition of imprisoned journalist on hunger strike Newslast_img read more

Limerick researcher makes quick work of three-sis

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSeducationhealthlimerickNewsResearch Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLA band to make a tour documentary in LimerickNext articleGovernment report claims Limerick parents pay €159 a week for childcare Alan Jacques center_img Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick PhD student James Blackwell from Ballyneety.Photo: Sean Lydon.IT took a Limerick student just three minutes to explain the intricacies of finding brain tumours by ultrasound.James Blackwell from Ballineety was rewarded for his inventiveness when he was declared overall winner of this year’s NUI Galway’s Three-sis competition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The fast-paced event featured three-minute talks by 12 researchers who shared the story of their research using just three presentation slides, in front of three judges and a voting audience.James took the overall award for his bite-sized talk ‘Finding brain tumours using ultrasound’.The Limerick man is a PhD candidate split between the School of Physics and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway. His research involves using ultrasound to create stiffness maps of the brain. These can help surgeons to identify brain tumours and other diseases. His work is supported by the Irish Research Council.The Threesis competition was initiated at NUI Galway in 2012. It is open to all research students and postdoctoral researchers at NUI Galway. Finalists included undergraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from across all Colleges on campus.Videos of the three winning presentations are available at NewsEducationHealthLimerick researcher makes quick work of three-sisBy Alan Jacques – December 27, 2018 1680 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more