Toronto-based Tajik blogger released from prison after 36 days

first_img RSF_en May 14, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Toronto-based Tajik blogger and university researcher Aleksandr Sodiqov was let out of prison yesterday although he is now under house arrest and forbidden to leave the country pending the outcome of the government’s investigation. The authorities should lift all restrictions on his movements and drop the charges against him, RWB said.Arrested on 16 June in Khorog, the capital of the autonomous southeastern province of Gorno-Badakhshan, Sodiqov was taken to Dushanbe, the capital, and was held for a total of 36 days on charges of spying and high treason.“It is a relief to know that Sodiqov is with his family but it is still too soon to relax,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “He has suffered a great deal because of the Tajik government’s security paranoia. Justice will only be done when he is cleared of all suspicion and recovers full freedom of movement.”On his release from prison, Sodiqov said he was fine and delighted to be reunited with his family. He also said he was treated reasonably.A resident of Toronto since 2012, Sodiqov comments on Tajik current affairs on his blog and the GlobalVoices platform. He went to Khorog under a conflict management and resolution programme run by Britain’s Exeter University because the city was the scene of riots in July 2012 and May 2014.He was arrested at the end of an interview with local opposition leader Alim Cherzamonov.Tajikistan is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Read our previous press release on Sodiqov But now under house arrest and banned from leaving Tajikistan TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic July 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Toronto-based Tajik blogger released from prison after 36 days August 25, 2020 Find out more November 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Tajikistan Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media TajikistanEurope – Central Asia News News Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Organisation last_img read more

O’Dea unhappy with government communication

first_imgWhatsApp FORMER Defence Minister Willie O’Dea has told the Limerick Post that he is unhappy with communications from government over the past week.The Limerick East TD said that he will be supporting the budget on December 7 but wants radical appraisal within his party.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I will be seeking a clear and transparent timetable from the party on both the budget and the upcoming election.“There is a need for the government representatives to be straight up and honest with the people”.He said that the budget will now have to be passed to ease pressure from the international markets.“I won’t be voting against the budget on December 7 and it looks like there is a lot of pressure from outside sources.“There’s fears that if this budget isn’t passed it will spread like a contagion to other countries”.Last night Taoiseach Brian Cowen vowed to continue on in government in order to get the budget passed and said that the Dail will be dissolved in January.When asked the if Brian Cowen will lead Fianna Fail into a general election campaign, Willie O”Dea said:“That will become clearer after tonight’s party meeting”. Advertisement Previous articleRequested false driving licence on CB radioNext articleThree injured in head-on collision admin Linkedin Facebookcenter_img NewsLocal NewsO’Dea unhappy with government communicationBy admin – November 23, 2010 589 Twitter Email Printlast_img read more

Mayor Mike Bettice to hold State of the City address

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Mayor Mike Bettice will present his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Batesville Middle School Commons, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Batesville.This informative meeting will review the City’s 2016 Finances, the 2017 Budget and include a discussion on future projects and initiatives.This meeting is open to the public.More information can be found on the city’s website, or by contacting the Mayor’s office, 812-933-6100.last_img read more