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

New Parent Support Circle in Altadena

first_img Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Village Family Support Services has launched a new Parent Support Circle in Altadena, now holding sessions every Wednesday at the Loma Alta Park at 3330 Lincoln Avenue.The circle launched last March 23 and will go on until May 25, 2016. Sessions for the Altadena Parents Circle are from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.Xochitl Palomera, Parent Support Circle Coordinator at The Village Family Services, says the project is an initiative to reduce isolation among parents and connect them to programs, free courses and events in Los Angeles county that will help support raising healthy children.“Sometimes parents will encounter different challenges when raising their children,” Palomera says. “Sometimes it’s behavior challenges, or they have children with special needs, or they’re just financial struggles. Sometimes it’s hard to admit that you need help, that you need some type of support. So we at Parents Support Circle create a space where parents can come, feel safe to share their experiences and in that process of sharing, they break through any taboos, their fears or expectations. And they become vulnerable. And with their vulnerability, they’re able to connect with other parents.”The Altadena Parents Circle is part of the Los Angeles County Parents Support Circles, funded by First 5 LA and supported by the Children’s Institute Inc., the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation and other community organizations.Every Wednesday, parents gather together and hear about each other’s experiences.“It’s a support talking circle, not therapy,” Palomera says. “So there’s no professional therapist. It’s not a class, so there’s no instructor. It’s actually a peer-to-peer model so the facilitators are parents themselves.”The organizers provide bus tokens for the parents and serve snacks and refreshments during the sessions. The also provide free childcare so parents can concentrate on their peer-support session and participate freely in the discussion.Parents who have not registered can walk in starting this Wednesday and take part in the other sessions, at the end of which they will be given certificates of participation.To learn more about the Altadena Parents Support Circle, call Xochitl Palomera at (323) 277-4759 or send an email to [email protected] Subscribe Top of the News Community News New Parent Support Circle in Altadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 28, 2016 | 12:02 pm Business Newslast_img read more

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Davis and Pelle on mark as Southampton down neighbours Bournemouth

first_imgSouthampton moved back into the top half of the Barclays Premier League table with a routine win over south-coast rivals Bournemouth – despite being reduced to 10 men late on. Press Association The jury is out on whether this fixture should be considered a derby but this 2-0 defeat will still hurt the Cherries, who have now lost four of their last five league games. Southampton were on the front foot from the off and deservedly took the lead as Steven Davis scored his second goal of the season, with Graziano Pelle soon doubling their advantage before Bournemouth came back into the game after the break. The Bournemouth boss responded by making two half-time changes with Joshua King and Junior Stanislas introduced in place of Marc Pugh and Murray. The tactical tweaks certainly gave the visitors something to work with and they were in the ascendency as Stanislas came close to his first league goal since August 2014 when he whipped a free-kick inches wide of Stekelenburg’s left-hand upright. Wanyama was shown a second yellow card by referee Craig Pawson for a foul on substitute Lee Tomlin, with the Kenya international not learning from his earlier caution for bringing down Adam Smith. But, if Bournemouth’s first-half deficiencies came in defence, their need to replace injured striker Callum Wilson was abundantly clear after the break as they toiled to get themselves back into the game without ever truly testing Saints, who go seventh as a result of this win. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Doesn’t seem to matter how many players are prised out of Southampton, they keep on winning games regardless. Much credit to @RonaldKoeman” – Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) acknowledges the progress of Southampton after they moved up to seventh in the Premier League table. PLAYER RATINGS Southampton – Maarten Stekelenburg: 6 Cedric Soares: 6 Jose Fonte: 6 Virgil Van Dijk: 7 Ryan Bertrand: 7 Victor Wanyama: 6 Jordy Clasie: 7 Dusan Tadic: 7 Sadio Mane: 8 Steven Davis: 7 Graziano Pelle: 8 Substitutes – Maya Yoshida: 6 Oriol Romeu: 6 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Bournemouth: Adam Federici: 6 Adam Smith: 5 Simon Francis: 5 Sylvain Distin: 5 Charlie Daniels: 5 Matt Ritchie: 5 Dan Gosling: 6 Harry Arter: 5 Andrew Surman: 6 Marc Pugh: 5 Glenn Murray: 5 Substitutes – Joshua King: 5 Junior Stanislas: 6 Lee Tomlin: 6 STAR PLAYER Graziano Pelle: A constant thorn in the side of a Bournemouth defence already bereft of confidence having shipped 10 goals in their previous two league games. The Italy international played his part in the first goal and then grabbed his ninth Saints goal of the season with a trademark header – working tirelessly for the cause all afternoon. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Graziano Pelle: With Steven Davis having already put the hosts in front, Pelle scored with a typically powerful header to take the game further away from Bournemouth. The striker climbed above Sylvain Distin to meet Dusan Tadic’s cross and give Adam Federici no chance. VIEW FROM THE BENCH While Ronald Koeman reverted back to the side that drew at Liverpool last weekend, Eddie Howe reacted to defeat at home to Tottenham by dropping error-prone goalkeeper Artur Boruc from his squad completely. There were also starts for Adam smith and fit again Harry Arter but Howe must have concerns over the way his side are defending at the moment, with captain Tommy Elphick only able to take the role of Sky Sports pundit due to injury. MOAN OF THE MATCH Is it a derby or not? That was the question hanging over the match before kick-off. Bournemouth have not played Southampton since 2011 so would have been keen to steal a march on the club 30 miles up the road. Southampton’s fans were quick to stress they prefer to see Portsmouth as their traditional rivals and this game certainly did not have the bite and needle usually associated with heated derbies. WHO’S UP NEXT Sunderland v Southampton, November 7 (Premier League) Bournemouth v Newcastle, November 7 (Premier League) The win took the Saints up to seventh in the table and they are now unbeaten in their last five Premier League games. And manager Ronald Koeman labelled his side’s first-half display as “fantastic”. He told Sky Sports 1: “I think the first 45 minutes was the best football we have played so far this season. We had good movement, scored great goals. It was the best the team can play. “We learnt from the Leicester game where we were 2-0 up but we’re defending better. Opponents will always give a reaction and you have to deal with that.” Bournemouth boss Howe felt his side were punished for their poor first-half showing. Howe said: “The second half was everything we wanted the first half to be, but unfortunately we were well off the pace in the first 45 minutes and (that) made it very difficult for us. “But it was the complete reverse in the second half, but the only thing missing from our performance was the goals.” Bournemouth are now a point off 18th-placed Newcastle, whom they host at Dean Court next week. Howe added: “Technically I think we showed we can compete at this level, our passing and movement proved that. We need to stick to our strengths and eradicate our mistakes.” Victor Wanyama was dismissed with 10 minutes remaining having collected two yellow cards but, despite their dominance and numerical advantage, the visitors could not force a save out of Maarten Stekelenburg until the latter stages. The last meeting between these two at St Mary’s was five years ago in League One, with Rickie Lambert getting the goals in another 2-0 Saints win. In fact they have never lost at home to Bournemouth and that record was never in doubt as Ronald Koeman’s side enjoyed a first half of near-domination before taking their foot off the gas after the interval. Pelle had the game’s first chance but saw his effort blocked behind by Simon Francis with Sadio Mane also having a shot deflected behind off Sylvain Distin. The Saints pair then combined for what should have been the opening goal as Pelle nodded Ryan Bertrand’s cross into the path of Mane, whose shot into the ground looped up over Adam Federici’s crossbar. It was all Southampton though and they duly took the lead on the half-hour mark as Pelle played in Bertrand and his cross was turned home from close range by Davis. Things got worse for the Cherries moments later as Mane’s superb ball out to the wing was collected by Dusan Tadic, who crossed for Pelle to power home a second Southampton goal in six minutes with his head. Eddie Howe finally saw his side muster up a chance on the stroke of half-time but Glenn Murray saw his shot blocked and Dan Gosling could only head the rebound wide. last_img read more