Russian journalist faces expulsion after court takes passport

first_imgRussian version News May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Bagrov studied in Russia and lives there. His mother and wife both have Russian nationality. This should, under the law, be enough to obtain a Russian passport, the journalist said.Reporters Without Borders has also recently protested at obstacles put in the way of media coverage during the Beslan tragedy. The organisation also expressed fears that a media blackout currently affecting Chechnya could be extended to cover the whole region. RSF_en December 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian journalist faces expulsion after court takes passport Help by sharing this information RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Belarus News Organisation News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Journalist Yuri Bagrov was fined about 400 euros for forgery on 17 December by the municipal court of Leninski, in Vladikavkaz (the capital of North Ossetia), which refused to accept the validity of the Russian passport he obtained in 2003 as a replacement for his old Soviet passport. Stripped of his ID papers and, as a result, his Russian citizenship, he now risks expulsion from Russia.A correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and former Associated Press correspondent, Bagrov said he thought the conviction was directly linked to his work. He has reported on the conditions of Chechen refugees, smuggling in the Caucasus and kidnapping in Ingushetia. He said he would appeal to the North Ossetia supreme court.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Correspondent working for foreign media faces charges and has passport confiscated13 october 2004Russian versionReporters Without Borders has expressed its concern at legal action faced by one of the very few journalists working for the western media in the North Caucasus.Yuri Bagrov, regional correspondent for Associated Press (AP) and the US Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE), was prevented from covering 29 August presidential elections in Chechnya after Russian secret services (FSB) seized his passport during a search of his home four days earlier.The prosecutor’s office in Iristonsky, North Ossetia then opened an investigation into his legal status on 17 September.Reporters Without Borders has written to interior minister, Rashid Nurgaliev, to express its concern.”We urge you to ensure that the investigation quickly determines the relevance of legal action against Yuri Bagrov and to see that such procedures are not used to prevent independent journalists from doing their work,” said the international press freedom organisation.FSB officers on 25 August conducted early morning searches at Bagrov’s home and office and at his mother’s apartment. They seized a huge quantity of documents, files and computers.Since they also took his passport, Bagrov was unable to leave Vladikavkaz, capital of North Ossetia, to travel to Chechnya for the presidential elections on 29 August or to Beslan, scene of a tragic three-day school siege from 1-3 September.Bagrov was informed on 6 October that he faced charges under Article 327 of the criminal code for “forgery”. The journalist, originally from Tbilissi, Georgia, settled in Vladikavkaz in 1992. At the time he had a Soviet passport. He took Russian nationality and obtained a passport in 2003 based on a ruling of a regional court. It is the validity of that decision that is now being challenged by the Iristonsky prosecutor’s office. Bagrov told Reporters Without Borders that since he was the only permanent correspondent for the foreign media in Vladikavkaz, he could “say things that a journalist from a Russian media could not”.In May 2004, he wrote articles about corruption and smuggling within the army in the North Caucasus. Soon afterwards he learned from a friend that FSB officers had checked on his personal file at the public records office. May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Firearms legislation must change to support Garda vetting

first_imgFacebook Print Advertisement Previous articleGeordie Shore sets Limerick pulses racingNext articleShorts Showcase at Richard Harris International Film Festival Staff Reporter Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FIREARMS legislation must change if civilian versions of military type weapons are to be outlawed, a judge has said.Limerick District Court Judge Eugene O’Kelly made his comments at an appeal hearing for two Limerick men challenging the decision of the Divisional Chief Superintendent to refuse them both gun licences for civilian sports versions of semi automatic assault rifles.Having originally held a licence for a Heckler and Koch .223 semi automatic rifle in 2007, the Limerick man sought renewal for his weapon over the following five years but failed to get his application granted.The second County Limerick man before the court had sought a first time application for a similar grade weapon and this had been refused by Limerick’s most senior garda.Five grounds for the refusal were outlined by Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan in his evidence where he specified that it was garda contention that the weapon in question was a German manufactured military style weapon; it was an assault rifle; there was no requirement for a gun of this calibre by the applicant; the magazine could hold ten rounds and finally there was a public safety concern to the proliferation of such a firearm.The court was told however, that both men came before the court with impeccable characters, had Irish military level experience with firearms and had made extensive provisions at their homes for the safe keep of the weapons. Details of how the weapons would be transported to the firing range were also outlined.The court heard that the men had separately installed gun safe cabinets at their homes with one having installed a former double door bank vault to be used as gun storage unit.Both of the applicants were involved in competition shooting with one having shot abroad with his rifle in the past.Expert witnesses were called for both sides in arguing the points before the court including two detective inspectors from the ballistics division of garda headquarters in the Phoenix Park who gave evidence on behalf of the State.An independent firearms expert, understood to be one of the leading figures in the field, gave evidence on behalf of the two appellants outlining that the rifles were not military grade and had been considerably modified to civilian sports versions.In his judgement to allow the appeals of both men seeking licences for the high-powered guns, Judge O’Kelly said that the issue was the “legislation and not the men. It is the legislation that does not give much assistance. It has not got to the kernel of the issue.”Judge O’Kelly said that Chief Superintendent made “a bona fide refusal of the firearms application based on the information he had.“However, it is the responsibility of the legislator if the law is to either outlaw or allow civilian versions of military style weapons”, he concluded.Both applicants were granted their gun licences but the court was told that neither were entitled to their legal costs for counsel representation. WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Twitter NewsBreaking newsFirearms legislation must change to support Garda vettingBy Staff Reporter – December 5, 2013 746 Emaillast_img read more

Donegal prepares to hail its heroes

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News Previous articleDONEGAL ARE THE 2012 ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSNext articleCollins and Bonner celebrate victory in Croke Park commentary News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal is preparing to welcome the county’s Senior Football Team home to Donegal Town tonight following yesterday’s All Ireland Football Final victory over Mayo in Croke Park.The 2-11 to 13 points victory came two years after Jim Mc Guinness took over as manager, and completes what’s been a remarkable journey for the team.Speaking to Charlie Collins at the team’s victory banquet in the Burlington Hotel last night, Donegal Mayor Cllr Frank Mc Brearty spoke of his pride, and how he’s looking forward to tonight’s homecoming………[podcast][/podcast]Aogan Ó Fearghail is President of the Ulster Council of the GAA – He says the victory is one which is being enjoyed right across the province, and everyone in Ulster is a Donegal person today………..[podcast][/podcast] Donegal prepares to hail its heroes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 24, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

PREMIUMProfessional chefs gather to empower culinary entrepreneurship

first_imgFor the approximately 200 members of Chef Republic, the professional chef community is much more than just a place to share recipes or stories about challenges they face in the kitchen; it is a place to find jobs, give back to society and even to get support for their retirement plans. “We created Chef Republic in 2009. At first it was a place for us to hang out together and share new recipes, but along the way, we felt like we had to do something more to help members and give back to society,”  Rizal Djarot from Chef Republic told The Jakarta Post recently.Rizal said the community helped its members, especially those who wanted to retire, launch their own culinary businesses.“Our main focus in 2020 is encouraging our members to be entrepreneurs. We want to help chefs who want to retire or members who no longer want to work in t… Linkedin Google Log in with your social account Chefs Thamrin Thamrin10 food Pasar-Jaya Jakarta-administration LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette has agreement with Arsenal board over transfer exit

first_imgAdvertisement Alexandre Lacazette could leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has an ‘understanding’ with Arsenal that he will be allowed to leave this summer if the team fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to reports.French forward Lacazette has been a mainstay in Arsenal’s team since his £46.5million move from Lyon in 2017, scoring 44 goals in 112 appearances for the Gunners.The 28-year-old has endured an underwhelming season to date, however, and continues to be linked with a transfer exit ahead of the summer.Lacazette will have two years left on his Arsenal contract come the end of the season and will be allowed to leave this summer if the Gunners once again miss out on the Champions League, according to The Times.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are currently only ninth in the Premier League – seven points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea – but may be able to qualify for the Champions League by finishing fifth following Manchester City’s UEFA ban.Mikel Arteta’s side will also qualify for next season’s Champions League if they are able to win this year’s Europa League.Arsenal reached the final of the Europa League last season and host Olympiakos in the second leg of their last-32 tie on Thursday evening, following their 1-0 win in Greece last week.Lacazette’s strike partner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is also being linked with a departure from Arsenal but Arteta wants to convince the Gabon forward to stay. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Feb 2020 10:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.1kShares Alexandre Lacazette has agreement with Arsenal board over transfer exit Arteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2 is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Before I took over I had my questions about him but he has shown his commitment,’ Arteta said on Sunday.‘I wanted him to show if he wanted to do it and do it physically. I’m so happy with him.‘He is scoring important goals and as a captain he is giving a great example to everyone else with the way he is working defensively.’FacebookTwitterInstagramcheck our sport page Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Yorkshire crowned champions thanks to King-sized heroics

first_img10 Oct 2019 Yorkshire crowned champions thanks to King-sized heroics YORKSHIRE got their hands on the silverware at the Senior Men’s County Finals – helped by a moment of golfing gold from Andy King.After three days of top quality play at the pristine Effingham GC in Surrey, the outcome of the 2019 event came down to the final two games on the course in a direct shootout between Yorkshire and Sussex.Sussex knew that a draw in the match would allow them to become champions.Yorkshire needed a win to top the leaderboard and with two games left to be completed the result hung in the balance.Then came the moment of magic from King on the 17th hole in his duel with Colin Jones.With Jones one up, King was faced with an 80-yard third shot into the tricky par five.A large crowd gathered around the green as the veteran played a brilliant pitch and run and found the bottom of the cup for a miracle eagle.When he then halved the 18th with Jones, the half point in his game was good enough to give Yorkshire the title for the second time in three years.After playing a key role in the 5-4 win to end the week undefeated in his games, a jubilant King said: “It’s hard to put this into words – what a brilliant effort from a great team.”“The chip on 17 was unbelievable. I hadn’t hit a very good five-wood and left myself 80 yards to go. I played a running shot with a nine iron and it just kept going and going and then dropped,” added King (pictured below).“My emotion? Well, I just reached for my driver as I knew I still had a lot of work to do at 18.“I knew my putt on 18 was crucial in terms of the match, but I didn’t know it was to secure the half point to win the title.“I won’t lie it was hard to draw the putter back and even harder because I hover the putter behind the ball. But when it dropped and the team started cheering I knew we’d done it.”While there was understandable joy in the Yorkshire ranks, it was hard not to feel sorry for a Sussex side that has now finished runners up for each of the last three years.Yorkshire edged the morning foursomes 2-1, but after wins for Martin Galway and Steve Graham in the afternoon singles, Sussex they needed one and a half more points from the final two games to nail the victory.But although Jones and Doug Park played valiantly to half both their games it wasn’t enough to rain on the Yorkshire parade.Sussex captain Rick Thomas must feel as if his team are cursed and the look on his face at the conclusion of three fabulous days told a story.“I’ve been here twice before and it doesn’t get any easier now we’ve lost out for a third time – and by just half a point, “said Thomas.“I could have asked for any more from my team – they were terrific and it all boils down a single putt here and there.“Congratulation to Yorkshire who played with real grit and determination.”At one stage in the morning foursomes matches it looked as if Yorkshire might coast to a win rather than have to rely on late drama.On the front nine, Yorkshire were quickly up in all three games, but there were twists and turns to follow.In the first game, Sussex duo Graham and Martin King were trailing thanks in part to a brilliant eagle on the 8th hole from England internationals Richard Norton and Rich Jones.But with the match all square heading down the 17th hole, Irish international Graham’s approach to the par five set up an eagle chance for his partner which was duly knocked in.Yorkshire found trouble off the tee on 18 and could only make a bogey. With their opponents safely on in two a concession followed and the point went to Sussex.The overall morning honours, however, went to Yorkshire.Stephen Mason maintained his fine form to make four wins in four outings by partnering Alan Wright to a 3&1 win against Malcolm Cawte and Mark Logan.There was final hole drama in the match between Sussex pair Jones and Park and Yorkshire’s King and Ian Clarke.The Yorkshire duo were in command coming into the back nine, but Sussex fought to take the match down the last. With Yorkshire bogeying the hole, Park had a six-footer for par to earn a half point. However, his well-struck putt (pictured below) caught the lip of the hole and stayed above ground.In the end it was small margins such as this over the three days which decided the destiny of the trophy.The other match on the final day of the four-team round robin series involved Lincolnshire and Dorset playing for pride after losing on days one and two.Eventually it was Dorset who came out on top with a 5.5-3.5 win to repeat their third placed finish from last year.However, the glory of the week belonged to Yorkshire and skipper John Grimbleby. He said: “This was a brilliant advert for senior men’s golf and I’m so proud of my team – heroes one and all.”For detailing scoring from the week click herePhotograph credit: Leaderboard Tags: Dorset, Lincolnshire, Senior Men’s County Finals, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshirelast_img read more