Fikret Baskaya released from prison

first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go further News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia June 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Fikret Baskaya released from prison Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawcenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release from jail on 28 June of university teacher Fikret Baskaya, a columnist on the pro-Kurd daily paper Özgür Bakis, but strongly regrets it did not come sooner in response to pressure by his lawyers.Baskaya had been held in Ankara’s Kalecik prison since 29 June last year. He was sentenced on 1 January last year to 16 months in jail and fined 1.066 billion Turkish pounds (_855) for “separatist propaganda.” The sentence was confirmed by the supreme court.He had written in a 1 June 1999 article in the paper headed “Is this a historic trial?” that “Turkish leaders have always considered the Kurdish problem as a public order issue, while in fact it is a national problem. They have thought they could solve it by chauvinistic, racist and nationalist policies.” News Newslast_img read more

Al has been to the Moon once but is coming to…

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsAl has been to the Moon once but is coming to Limerick for third visitBy Alan Jacques – April 21, 2016 855 Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleSinging at The Stormy Teacup, Mr Nile St JamesNext articleA tank-less job for Irish Water in King’s Island area of Limerick Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAl WordenApollo 15limerickLough GurStrand Hotel Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.Al Worden on his most recent visit to his beloved Lough Gur.ASTRONAUT Alfred ‘Al’ Worden has been to the Moon, but Lough Gur in County Limerick has made such an impression on him that he is now returning for his third visit.This July, some 45 years after the Apollo 15 lunar mission, Worden, the great-grandson of a Lough Gur native, returns to his spiritual home.During a recent visit to County Limerick he said: “When I visited Lough Gur last year, my only thought was how do I get back here again. I am greatly interested in Lough Gur as I believe that the evidence left by our ancestors can show us where we are going to in our future. They greatly understood the night sky and through the monuments reflected its greatness.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Michigan native, now 84, performed the first deep-space EVA ( a spacewalk made outside a craft orbiting Earth) during Apollo 15’s homeward journey in 1971. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the moon, and in 2011, his memoir ‘Falling To Earth’ made the LA Times Bestseller list.On July 16, the spaceman comes travelling back to Limerick to give a lecture on his historic mission to the moon at The Strand Hotel Sky Room from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Tickets are limited to 100 for this exclusive Alan [email protected] Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Capitol fences highlight delicate dance over safety, access

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The reaction from members of Congress, local lawmakers and neighborhood residents was swift and emphatically negative when the Capitol police force’s acting chief said permanent fences around the Capitol complex should be part of the “vast improvements” in security needed to protect the building and the lawmakers who work inside. It’s a sad fact of life in the nation’s capital that security measures are seldom temporary. But a Virginia Tech architect says it’s possible to address security concerns and make places more welcoming to the public.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Yankees unwilling to pay exorbitant price for Madison Bumgarner

first_imgHowever, according to The Athletic, they will not settle on a deal for the lefty. They are going to go for what they believe to be his proper value on the trade market.And that value apparently is more than the Yankees are willing to pay. Related News The Yankees need starting pitching, but apparently they don’t think they need it that much.San Francisco ace and postseason whiz Madison Bumgarner is the best available starting pitcher on the trade market at this moment. And the Giants are indeed willing to move him. MLB trade rumors: Nationals could consider moving Max Scherzer New York likes Bumgarner, but is not “enamored” with him enough to pay an exorbitant price to get him, according to, this doesn’t mean the Yankees aren’t on the lookout for rotation help, nor does it mean New York won’t still make a deal for Bumgarner.It simply means the team will not abandon its long-term plan to get him.That’s reportedly exactly what happened with Dallas Keuchel as the Yankees would not exceed the prorated amount on the qualifying offer the lefty received from the Astros this offseason.As a result the Braves signed him.But again, the Yankees still went after Keuchel so they are looking for some help in some way.Now what will that help be? That remains to be seen. But there is some value out on the market as Blue Jays starters Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez could become available, and maybe even a starter like Jason Vargas of the Mets is an option. There is help out there to be had, it’s just a matter of what price the Yankees will have to pay to get it.And if — and at this point this might be a huge “if” — Luis Severino comes back in the second half of the season and is the stud righty the team remembers from years past, New York might not need all that much help. That remains to be seen, though.Odds are the Yankees won’t stand pat and wait for Severino. They’ll go get help, but they’re not going to do what the Cubs did in 2016, sending Gleyber Torres and Billy McKinney away for three months with one pitcher, Aroldis Chapman. They’ll give up what they believe is proper value to get equal worth in their return.last_img read more