first_img Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa News IranMiddle East – North Africa News June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has condemned the mistreatment in prison of cyberdissidents and webloggers after an Iranian committee report concluded that public confessions of two of them, Omid Memarian (photo right) and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi (photo left), were obtained under duress.”We fear that the authorities are succeeding in purging the web of all critical content through brutality, intimidation and censorship,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.”In a country in which weblogs and news sites have flourished in the past few years such a setback would be a catastrophe for freedom of expression.” Receive email alerts RSF_en March 18, 2021 Find out more Confirmation that Memarian and Mir Ebrahimi were mistreated after their arrests in November 2004, along with a group of other online journalist, was given on 4 January 2005 in a report from the committee for Monitoring the Implementation of the Constitution, on which both conservatives and reformists sit.Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned about police threats against Omid Memarian, Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi and Shahram Rafihzadeh, and pointed out that weblogger Mojtaba Saminejad, along with online journalist, Javad Gholam Tamayomi, are still in prison.Reformist leader Ali Abtahi, a former vice-president of Iran, said that the monitoring committee, of which he is a member, had carried out an investigation into mistreatment in prison of journalists in the ‘Internet cases’. “We took evidence from these journalists who have told us that they have suffered torture in prison”, he said. The report was handed over to President Mohammad Khatami. The monitoring committee is a consultative body that has no legal authority.Ali Abtahi said on his weblog ( that the testimony of Omid Memarian and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi “made committee members weep”.According to Reporters Without Borders’ sources, the seven journalist imprisoned between October and December 2004 have been beaten, humiliated and sometimes threatened with rape by their jailers. Most of them have been accused of moral crimes, that is having sexual relations outside of marriage, a pretext often used in Iran to attack political dissidents.Since leaving prison, police have summoned them several times a week. They also receive daily threats by phone. One police officer suggested to one of the journalists that he “watch out for cars, because a lot of pedestrians get run over in this country”.Javad Gholam Tamayomi, Omid Memarian, Shahram Rafihzadeh, Hanif Mazroi, Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh and Fereshteh Ghazi were all arrested, between October and November 2004 as part of a crackdown against the online press. All of them, apart from Javad Gholam Tamayomi, were released at the beginning of December.In an open letter and then at a 14 December press conference, Memarian and Mir Ebrahimi both said they had not been mistreated in detention. Reporters Without Borders dismissed their confessions as “phoney” since they had been made under pressure from the authorities ( webloggers were imprisoned during the same period ( Only Mojtaba Saminejad who was arrested at the beginning of November for condemning the arrests of colleagues in his blog ( is still being held. center_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Reporters Without Borders has condemned the mistreatment in prison of online journalists and webloggers after an Iranian committee report concluded that public confessions of two of them, Omid Memarian and Rozbeh Mir Ebrahimi, were obtained under duress. Weblogger Mojtaba Saminejad and online journalist Javad Gholam Tamayomi are still in prison. Follow the news on Iran January 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Border condemns mistreatment of cyberjournalists and webloggers News to go further Help by sharing this information February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAnthony Causi / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with small forward Jared Dudley.The contract is worth $2.6 million, Dudley’s agent told ESPN.Dudley became a free agent following this past season with the Brooklyn Nets. During his time in New York, he played an average of 20 minutes per game, scoring 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img July 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Lakers agree to one-year deal with free agent Jared Dudleylast_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享David Crane for is little public indication that coal plant-owning companies, or the public service commissions that supervise them, are reassessing each of their economically distressed coal plants to see what is their best available alternative use.That effort would involve, initially, cataloguing the various attributes of those plants that may unlock economic value, including the dedicated and skilled workforce; the positioning of the plant on the transmission grid; the value of the interconnect; the non-power real estate value; and the value of avoided carbon that might be realized upon the plant’s closure.All the while, environmentalists continue to fight the fight against coal and coal-fired generation using their traditional tactics — EPA regulation, litigation, sporadic protests — while their most potent economic argument (“You keep losing money from plants that employ technology that Wall Street deems obsolete”) remains undeployed.Maybe it is time for a different approach.Full article: King Coal and the irony of the endgame The Overlooked Economic and Financial Case Against Coal-Fired Power Generationlast_img read more