first_imgNews Related documents Read in Turkish / Türkçe PDF – 306.29 KB Organisation News News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Help by sharing this information News Read in Turkish / Türkçe A strong international coalition is building for the release of Önderoglu and the two other people who were arrested at the same time on 20 June on “terrorist propaganda” charges – Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), and Ahmet Nesin, a journalist and author.After meeting yesterday with RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire, Ban voiced his “great concern” about the latest arrests in Turkey and, referring to Önderoglu, his “hope that he would be quickly released.” Ban commended RSF for its courageous and vital work in protecting media freedom and freedom of speech, and shared the concern expressed by Deloire about the increased threats, attacks and arrests of journalists worldwide who are just doing their job.Many other officials around the world have voiced concern about the three detained media freedom defenders and have stressed their support. They include European Parliament president Martin Schulz, who tweeted: “Turkish government gagging journalists goes on unabated. Yesterday’s arrest of Erol Önderoglu, Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Ahmet Nesin are against free press and EU values.”The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe also expressed strong concern. “Silencing these individuals, and thereby curbing pluralistic debate, is deeply damaging to not only the affected individuals and their loved ones, but also to society as a whole,” OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatović said. “The authorities should drop the charges and stop using imprisonment as a way to fight differing voices.”The arrests go “against Turkey’s commitment to respect the fundamental rights, including freedom of media”, said Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs. “The EU has repeatedly stressed that Turkey, as a candidate country, must aspire to the highest possible democratic standards and practices.”Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Nils Muiznieks twitted. “Appalled by detention of human rights defenders in Turkey. I will take this up with the authorities.”Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression April 2, 2021 Find out more Christophe Deloire and Ban Ki-moon, June 21, 2016, UN, New York City RSF_en TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Following a meeting with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) yesterday in New York City, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed “great concern” about the detention of RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoglu and the wish that Önderoglu would be “quickly released” by the Turkish authorities. April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further June 22, 2016 – Updated on June 23, 2016 Ban Ki-moon urges “quick release” of RSF’s Turkey representative Follow the news on Turkeylast_img read more

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team (7-1) has had a very tough schedule to start conference play this season.This weekend’s series against Boston University will be the Badgers’ fourth straight week against an opponent ranked in the top six nationally. They’ve already faced North Dakota, Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth, and now they’re finally at the end of the difficult stretch with Boston University.“I think it’s been great that we’ve been playing all these hard teams,” senior captain Hilary Knight said. “It tests us and builds our character, and it makes us that much more hungry for the puck and different opportunities on the ice. Instilling those habits now will put us in a good position later.”The Badgers’ Friday and Saturday afternoon games against BU happen to be during Halloween weekend in Madison, but head coach, Mark Johnson knows that Halloween is just another weekend. He expects upperclassmen like Knight to set a good example for the freshmen on how to handle it.“It’s craziness, and Halloween here is kind of its own monster,” Knight said. “But we’ve got a responsible group and as long as we come up big tomorrow and continue to show up on Saturday, I don’t think Halloween will be a distraction.”A huge bright spot for UW this season has been the play of goalie Alex Rigsby. Rigsby has won defensive player of the week honors in the WCHA the past two weeks after her impressive performances against Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth. She holds a very remarkable .930 save percentage and is second in the nation with 198 saves this season.While Rigsby has been extremely impressive and Wisconsin has started the season 7-1, the team knows they still have areas to improve on.One phase of the Badgers’ game that Johnson and the players have put particular emphasis on is starting strong and staying consistent throughout the game. They’ve had multiple games in conference play where they have put themselves in a hole by falling behind. Johnson talked about the importance of playing BU tough throughout the entire game.“[The players] consistency from the start of the game till the end of the game and not having any hiccups or blinks as you go through that 60 minutes is the ultimate goal of any coaching staff,” Johnson said. “When you’re playing good competition, you’re going to contend in your end. You’re going to have to bend things a little bit and just hope you don’t break and give up goals. For the most part, we’ve done pretty good up to this point, but we need to continue to work at those things.”As with most teams, Wisconsin is prepared to get BU’s best shot this weekend. The schools’ only ever meeting was in last year’s NCAA championship game when the Badgers knocked off the Terriers 4-1. Boston, like many of the Badgers’ other opponents, will surely want revenge for how its season ended.“The biggest thing with the national championship from last year was that we beat BU in their last game,” Knight said. “Fortunately for us we went on and won the national championship, but for them to come here, they’re going to have that much more fire in their belly.”Knowing how determined BU will be for payback, Knight reiterated how they’ll need to play well from the beginning of the game.“I think we’re using their momentum as a key for us to come out in the first period, first minute and really focus in and play hockey, and hopefully we can do that tomorrow.”last_img read more