Mostafa Sabti released at the end of his prison sentence

first_img Organisation Hedayat spoke out about the pressure brought to bear on him, in an open letter to President Khatami and published in Persian on various news sites. “I was accused of espionage and imprisoned. Since then intelligence agents have been trying to obtain confessions and information about all those who sent me messages online, my family and my professional contacts,” he said.Hedayat was arrested when he returned from Germany on 16 January 2004 on the orders of the revolutionary court of Tabriz in the north-west. He was earlier arrested on 16 June 2003, at Tabriz University, while covering student demonstrations. Accused of “inciting students to rebellion”, he was held for more than 20 days in solitary confinement. After his release on 14 July, he wrote to President Khatami condemning his prison conditions and torture inflicted by the security forces.Mostafa Sabti, publisher of the weekly Gorgan-e emrouz, was arrested on 19 March on the orders of the first section of the Gorgan court in the north of Iran. He was sentenced to three months in prison and four months suspended for publishing an open letter from residents of a district of Gorgan protesting against the taking over of a park. The legal authorities, who were implicated in the case, made a complaint against him for defamation.With 12 prisoners, Iran is the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists to go further RSF_en Mostafa Sabti, editor of the Iranian weekly Gorgan-e emrouz, arrested on 19 March 2004 and sentenced to three months in prison for defamation, as well as four months suspended, was released on 14 June after serving his sentence.————————————7.04.2004Reporters Without Borders warns of unfair trial for Ensafali Hedayat and urges release of Mostafa SabtiReporters Without Borders has expressed fears about the fairness of the forthcoming trial of freelance journalist Ensafali Hedayat, postponed to 14 April, and condemned coercion used against him since he was detained on 16 January 2004.The international press freedom organisation also protested against a three-month prison sentence for defamation handed down to Mostafa Sabti, publisher of the weekly Gorgan-e emrouz.”Iranian justice that jailed a journalist without reason, is now trying to fabricate evidence for a trial that is shaping up as a farce, for which lawyers have not even been able to see their client’s file”, it said.”The Ensafali Hedayat case, which is not the only one of its type, is revealing of the activities of the intelligence services which is trying to use every possible means to get confessions. The new year now beginning, under the Iranian calendar, gave no hope of a better future for press freedom in Iran, where 12 journalists were now in jail,” the organisation said.The trial of Ensafali Hedayat was postponed to 14 April at the request of his lawyers who had not been able to see the file. One of them said Hedayat was apparently charged with “propaganda against the regime and insulting the Guide”, “incitement to rebellion” and “attending counter-revolutionary meetings abroad”. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa News News IranMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information June 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mostafa Sabti released at the end of his prison sentence News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Four U.S. Cities Where Paychecks are Stretching Furthest

first_img The Four U.S. Cities Where Paychecks are Stretching Furthest Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Those looking to get the biggest bang for their bucks would be most likely to find it west of the Mississippi, according to a new joint report by Trulia and Indeed. The firms looked at which American cities stretch paychecks the furthest. The report found four cities topping the list, in the South, Southwest, and West. Three are mid-sized cities and one is larger.Birmingham, Alabama, tops the list of cities where paychecks meet opportunity. The iron-and-steel town dubbed the “Pittsburgh of the South” has an average salary of about $77,000 that, adjusted for cost of living, spends like $86,000. According to Zillow data, the median home value in Birmingham is $64,600 and home values in the city have increased 6.6 percent over the past year“Birmingham’s growth doesn’t match the pace of Southern economic powerhouses like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Nashville,” the report stated, “but it is Alabama’s largest city and a bright spot in the state’s economy, accounting for about 30 percent of its domestic product.”The Irondale neighborhood is a major affordability boon to the region, Trulia reported. Median home prices in the 35210 zip code are, on average, $147,000. That’s about $50,000 below more metro-centered homes. Trulia found almost identical dollar-stretching numbers in St. Louis, Missouri, and El Paso, Texas. Both cities report a median income around $76,000 that stretches to about $84,000 when adjusted for cost of living. Dollars in St. Louis, according to Trulia, stretch further than those in Chicago and Detroit, the latter of which is considered a highly affordable metro. The city has an economy running on manufacturing, construction, leisure, and hospitality.Still, dollars stretch further in the St. Louis suburb of Bethalto, which is actually in Illinois. Bethalto is less than 35 miles from downtown St. Louis, and homes there sell for a median price of $114,000. Zillow shows a current median home value in Saint Louis proper at $128,600, up 9.1 percent year-over-year.Over in far-west Texas, El Paso might be the forgotten metro of the Lone Star State, but it’s the most affordable city in Texas, according to the report. The same salary spends about $9,000 better in El Paso than in Dallas, even though home values in the city’s most desired suburb, Upper Valley, are significant. Median homes in Upper Valley sell for about $460,000. Per Zillow, the median El Paso home value is $115,700, up 1.7 percent over the past year.The West Coast’s lone entry to value-friendly cities is Fresno, California, where an $82,000 average salary stretches to about $84,000. Fresno is part of California’s software hub, but the region is still big in farming and leisure, given its proximity to three national parks.According to Trulia, most Fresno workers prefer to live in Woodward Park, 11 miles outside of town. The median home price in Woodward Park is about $342,000, roughly $100,000 more than living in the city itself. Within the city, the gulf between average salary and median home price, though, is among the most favorable in California’s urban areas. Zillow reports the median home value in Fresno is at $228,700, with a year-over-year increase of 10.5 percent. Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices Home Values Indeed median home values Trulia Trulia Research Previous: Ripple Effect Next: Ocwen Mortgage Mods Helped Thousands Avoid Foreclosure Last Year Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Four U.S. Cities Where Paychecks are Stretching Furthest March 28, 2018 2,013 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Affordability Home Prices Home Values Indeed median home values Trulia Trulia Research 2018-03-28 Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

The Masters: Rory McIlroy, Bryson DeChambeau among Rich Beem’s picks | Golf News

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