Independent reporter facing up to eight years in prison, banned from going abroad

first_img– Khayrullo Khamidov – Nawruz- Dilmurod Sayid – Ezgulik- Bakhrom Ibragimov – Irmok- Davron Kabilov – Irmok- Ravshanbek Vafoev – Irmok- Abdulaziz Dadakhonov – Irmok- Botyrbek Eshkuziev – Irmok- Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov – freelancer- Jamshid Karimov – freelancer, wrote for the Ferghana.ru and Centrasia.ru websites- Jusuf Ruzimuradov – Erk- Mohammed Bekjanov – Erk New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia September 17, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent reporter facing up to eight years in prison, banned from going abroad to go further UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia After that incident, the Tashkent prosecutor’s office lost no time in notifying him that he was the subject of a judicial investigation. Later the same month, when he was about to go abroad again to take part in a conference, he handed in his passport for the addition of blank pages. But instead of being returned to him, the passport was sent to the prosecutor’s office. Receive email alerts The harassment of Boboyev began in January, when he and four other unruly journalists were summoned by the Tashkent prosecutor’s office for questioning about their work for unauthorised media. After the interrogation, Boboyev left for neighbouring Kazakhstan, where he spent several weeks. February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Uzbekistan May 11, 2021 Find out more International press freedom groups including Reporters Without Borders have long condemned the facade of dialogue being maintained between the international community and the Uzbek authorities. It allows the Central Asian country to enjoy an unacceptable degree of leniency on the part of European institutions. The press freedom situation is appalling and there has been no improvement to justify such an accommodating attitude. Boboyev is one of the country’s last outspoken journalists. The authorities have long had him in their sights and have been harassing him since the start of the year, but he has never stopped providing independent coverage of Uzbek society. A supposedly scientific analysis by the UzACI was used to support the prosecution brought against photographer Umida Akhmedova in January in connection with her work showing women and poverty in Uzbekistan. She was accused of slandering and insulting the Uzbek people under articles 139 and 140 of the criminal code, charges that carried a maximum sentence of three years in jail. She was finally amnestied and released after her conviction in February. A total of 11 journalists are currently detained in Uzbekistan: Newscenter_img Reporters Without Borders calls for their immediate and unconditional release. News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Voice of America correspondent Abdulmalik Boboyev (picture, Ferghana.ru), one of Uzbekistan’s few independent journalists, is facing between five and eight years in prison on four charges that Tashkent prosecutors brought against him on 13 September. Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Thereafter, matters gained pace and he began being notified of charges linked to his articles, including charges based on expert evaluation by the mass media monitoring centre of the Uzbek Agency for Communication and Information (UzACI). The way authorities waited for the chance “get” him is particularly outrageous. They have seized on the spurious illegal entry charge as a way to silence him. Only international support from journalists, human rights and free speech groups, governments and international bodies is capable of preventing Boboyev from ending up in prison, where he could be mistreated and tortured. Organisation It was only much later, in May, that he realised that the Uzbek border guards had failed to stamp his passport on reentry. He was doing a report on Uzbek citizens lining up at the border in order to enter Kazakhstan in search of work, when immigration officers questioned him and pointed out the lack of a reentry stamp in his passport. Before being released, he had to write an explanation of what had happened and pay a fine for taking photos without permission. His mobile phone and audio recorder were seized. Three of the charges relate to his work as a journalist: “defamation” (article 130 of the criminal code), “insult” (article 140) and “preparing and disseminating material constituting a threat to public order and security” (article 244-1). The fourth is a trumped-up charge of “illegal entry into the country” (article 223) that exploits a minor incident. No date has been set for a trial but he can no longer leave the country. More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Senator Portantino Introduces Legislation Giving County Assessor, Caltrans Tools to Help Keep 710 Properties Affordable

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Herbeauty7 Things A Man Will Do Only If He Really Loves YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Government Senator Portantino Introduces Legislation Giving County Assessor, Caltrans Tools to Help Keep 710 Properties Affordable Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 11:11 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe Top of the News center_img Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced SB 275 that gives the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office the ability to assess single-family homes within the 710 corridor appropriately.Keeping properties affordable in the 710 corridor has been the goal and intent of the state legislature since passing the Roberti Bill in 1979.The Roberti Bill planned and outlined the process for the disposition of the 710 properties acquired by Caltrans. The Bill directed the Department of Transportation to sell surplus residential properties along SR 710 in a manner that would preserve, upgrade, and expand the supply of housing available in the region. It also put an emphasis on making those homes and properties affordable. The affordable housing crisis continues to be one of California’s biggest issues and the disposition of the Caltrans homes has finally arrived. Legislation is now needed to help the Los Angeles County Assessor meet the spirit and intent of Roberti.“This legislation will allow many of the residents who live in the SR 710 corridor to purchase property with an assessed valuation that would not price them out of that purchase,” stated Portantino. “As the 710 surface freeway and tunnel’s days are numbered it is imperative that we enact practical legislation to help facilitate the proper disposition of the Caltrans homes and properties. I am very grateful to the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office for working collaboratively on this important fix for the residents in my district,” concluded Portantino.It was always intended that many of the 710 homes and properties would go to existing tenants and be affordable at the time of purchase. As the affordable housing crisis continues to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest issues, this bill has taken on even more importance.“Assisting people who will purchase 710 corridor homes by valuing the properties for affordability is the right thing to do,” said Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County Assessor. “I support Senator Portantino’s efforts to resolve the long-standing concern about residential properties in the path of the former 710 Freeway.”Assessor Prang emphasized that the clear direction provided in Senator Portantino’s legislation to assist the residents of the area by making the homes as affordable as possible. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

First time buyers and movers keep on borrowing despite Brexit

first_imgThe mortgage markets for people moving home, remortgaging and buying their first home have experienced healthy increases despite the damage that Brexit is inflicting on consumer confidence and vendor numbers, latest lending figures reveal.But the buy-to-let market’s problems are evident in the figures, which reveal how hard the extra taxes, costs and regulation is choking off activity among landlords.Trade body UK Finance’s figures for September reveal that first time buyer mortgages increased year-on-year by 1.6% to 29,100.Home moving mortgages increased by 1.8% to 29,500 and remortgaging with extra borrowing increased by 5.9% to 17,740. But buy-to-let mortgages were down by 3.5% to 5,500.“This is a strong set of figures, with both new loans and especially remortgages showing a big improvement on the same time last year,” says John Phillips, national operations director, Just Mortgages (left).“This is offset by the steep fall in new buy-to-let mortgages – more than 11 per cent by value.“There have been a number of changes to regulations in recent years, not to mention the impact of the Stamp Duty surcharge for buy-to-let.“It would not be surprising if this was deterring landlords from expanding their portfolios and putting new entrants off altogether.”Richard Pike (left) of Phoebus Software agrees, adding that the “buy-to-let sector is still suffering”.“That may well be in line with the government’s plans but, with everything that has been thrown at landlords over the past eighteen months, it is hardly surprising that the foot has come off the pedal.“Of course, things may be all about to change with the election just around the corner.”  November 20, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » First time buyers and movers keep on borrowing despite Brexit previous nextHousing MarketFirst time buyers and movers keep on borrowing despite BrexitFirst time buyer, remortgaging and home mover loans increased year-on-year during September but the buy-to-let sector is still reeling from the government’s assault.Nigel Lewis20th November 20190601 Viewslast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to edge Central Michigan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Syracuse and Central Michigan will kick off at the Carrier Dome for SU’s final nonconference home game this season. The Orange (1-1) lost to Middle Tennessee State last week while Central Michigan beat Kansas. The last time SU and CMU matched up, 2015, the Orange won, 30-27, in overtime.Our beat writers predict Saturday’s matchup, which will air on ACC Network Extra.Joe Bloss (1-1)Do or dieSyracuse 30, Central Michigan 24Steve Ishmael has 26 receptions and Central Michigan has eight interceptions. Neither team will run the ball well because neither can, so whichever passing attack outdoes the other will win. The edge goes to Eric Dungey and Syracuse because the Chippewas are missing some top targets. If I’m wrong, SU’s season is a lost cause halfway through September. Can’t wait for LSU!Sam Fortier (1-1)Cash in ChipsSyracuse 27, Central Michigan 26AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWe still have no idea what Syracuse is. We saw the Orange TKO a tomato can FCS team and then lose to its revenge-bent spurned ex-boss. Neither are fair barometers. Central Michigan, which won at Kansas last week, will be. The Chippewas finally give Syracuse a fair, Division-I test. The Orange will be who they’ve always been and charismatic Eric Dungey will overcome a struggling running game to keep SU’s offense just ahead of its defense to ensure the win. Then we’ll at least know we’re good for last season’s re-up.Matthew Gutierrez (1-1)Win while you canSyracuse 28, Central Michigan 20It won’t be pretty in front of another lackluster crowd, but Syracuse picks up its second win of the year Saturday against a banged-up Central Michigan team. The Chippewas will be without wide receivers Corey Willis and Brandon Childress, who combined for 225 yards and two touchdowns over the first two games. With them out, Shane Morris, who is 12th in the country with 693 passing, doesn’t have the targets he needs and SU’s defense gets a break to hold CMU.Tomer Langer (1-1)Loud and clearSyracuse 38, Central Michigan 24Syracuse lost its last four games of the season last year, but was without Eric Dungey playing quarterback. The last time SU lost before thought was Wake Forest, a game many considered winnable. The week after, the Orange had its best win of the season against Virginia Tech. SU lost a disappointing game against Middle Tennesssee State last week and head coach Dino Babers made it clear that he had the attention of his team during film study after. I believe him, and expect the Orange to pull away with a win. Comments Published on September 15, 2017 at 10:55 amlast_img read more