June 12

Opposition journalist will face trial alone

first_img January 15, 2021 Find out more News News February 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal RSF_en Help by sharing this information January 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition journalist will face trial alone KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking hercenter_img Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Kazakhstan News to go further Sergey Duvanov decided to dismiss his lawyers and defend himself on 23January because he felt the court was not giving him the chance to bedefended in the normal manner. On 22 January, the court rejected his lawyers’ request for the case to be dimissed on the grounds of a lack of evidenceand the many violations of the law during the investigation and trial._____Reporters Without Borders said today it was very concerned about the press freedom situation in Kazakhstan and called on European Commission president Romano Prodi to raise the case of jailed opposition journalist Sergei Duvanov during the forthcoming visit to Brussels of the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. “In view of the treatment meted out to opposition journalists and the persistent harassment of Duvanov, it is hard to give credence to the accusation of raping a minor that police offered for his recent arrest,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Prodi.”Many human rights organisations, as well as the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United States, have expressed concern to the Kazakh authorities about the decline in press freedom this year and the arrest of Duvanov. We ask you to get President Nazarbayev to agree to clarify the Duvanov affair and respect European standards of press freedom.”Dunavov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, was arrested on 28 October and accused of raping a minor. He had been due to fly the next day to the United States to present a report on democracy and human rights in Kazakhstan. He went on hunger strike for 10 days in a bid to prove his innocence, but abandoned it after he was force-fed by guards at the Almaty remand centre.Duvanov, who is close to the opposition group Kazakh Democratic Choice, is also being prosecuted for “harming the honour and dignity” of President Nazarbayev under article 318 of the criminal code. He faces three years in prison for the offence, which arose from the appearance on the opposition website kub.kz on 6 May of an article called “The Silence of the Lambs,” which criticised the president and said he had embezzled state funds. In August, Duvanov was badly beaten up by thugs. October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

October 16

Governor Wolf Takes Action on Legislation

first_imgGovernor Wolf Takes Action on Legislation Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed the following bills into law.Act 114 (Causer) – Amends Title 3 (Agriculture), making editorial changes; consolidating an article of The Administrative Code relating to race horse industry reform; providing for PA Breeding Fund; & making related repeal.Act 115 (Vance) – Amends Titles 23 (Domestic Relations) & 42 (Judiciary & Judicial Procedure), in adoption, for grounds for involuntary termination; in child protective services, for defs., & for release of information in confidential reports.Governor Wolf vetoed the below pieces of legislation. To view Governor Wolf’s veto messages, click here.SB 286 (Rafferty) – Amends the act creating the Delaware River Joint Commission further providing for the Commission, composition, employees, financing & executive sessions; majority approval; conflicts of interest, master plan; definitions; editorial changes.HB 1618 (Fee) – Amends the Administrative Code establishing the Office of State Inspector General.HB 1998 (Petri) – Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), in parking authorities, further providing for special provisions for authorities in cities of the first class.SB 562 (Gordner) –  Amends the Regulatory Review Act further providing for defs.; for proposed regulations & procedures for review, for final-form regulations & final-omitted regulations & for review of disapproved final-form or omitted regulations. October 28, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more