June 12

International support for Roxana Saberi ahead for her birthday

first_imgNews Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation to go further Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists A total of 35 press freedom organisations have signed a joint appeal by Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists for the release of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, who will be 32 on 26 April.The organisations have called for Saberi’s rights to be respected in a letter to the Iranian justice minister, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroodi.————————————————————————————-24 April 2009His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi ShahroodiJustice Ministry Bldg.Panzdeh-Khordad (Ark) Sq. Tehran, IranFax: 98 21 222 90 151Your Excellency:As journalists and members of the global press freedom community we are writing to express our concern about the April 17 sentencing of Roxana Saberi to eight years in prison on charges of espionage, after a closed, one-day trial.Saberi is a respected journalist who has lived in Iran for six years. She filed reports for NPR, the BBC, and other international news outlets before her press credentials were revoked in 2006.We call for Saberi to be released. Her judicial guarantees have to be respected, according to international standards.Trusting that you will fairly consider our collective request.Sincerely,ARTICLE 19, U.K. Algerian Centre for the Defence and Promotion of Press Freedom (CALP), Algeria Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Egypt Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), Brazil Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM), Serbia Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Canada Cartoonists Rights Network, International (CRNI), U.S.A. Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), Liberia Centro de Periodismo y Etica Publica (CEPET), Mexico Committee to Protect Journalists, U.S.A. Independent Journalism Center (IJC), Moldova Index on Censorship, U.K. Institute of Mass Information (IMI), Ukraine Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Azerbaijan Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), Peru International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Belgium International PEN Writers in Prison Committee, U.K International Press Institute (IPI), Austria Freedom House, U.S.A. Free Media Movement (FMM), Sri Lanka Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), Colombia Maharat Foundation, Lebanon Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Namibia Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Ghana Media Watch, Bangladesh Mizzima News Agency, India/Burma Norwegian PEN, Norway Observatoire pour la liberté de presse, d’édition et de creation (OLPEC), Tunisia Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Pakistan Reporters sans frontières (RSF), France Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), Thailand World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), Canada World Association of Newspapers (WAN), France World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC), U.S.A.For further information, contact Meredith Greene Megaw, at CPJ, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, U.S.A., tel: +1 212 465 1004, fax: +1 212 465 9568, e-mail: [email protected], Internet: http://www.cpj.org or Soazig Dollet at RSF, 47, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France, tel: +33 1 44 83 84 78, fax: +33 1 45 23 11 51, e-mail: [email protected], Internet: http://www.rsf.org center_img RSF_en News June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News March 18, 2021 Find out more April 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International support for Roxana Saberi ahead for her birthday February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

June 4

Damages awarded to Limerick family of woman who died of overdose

first_imgLinkedin Cahermoyle House, Ardagh, LimerickTHE family of woman who died after a suspected drug overdose at a County Limerick nursing home in 2013 have been awarded damages at Limerick Circuit Court.Kathleen O’Doherty (63) died a number of days after she was admitted to University Hospital Limerick suffering from what was believed to be an overdose of medication at the Cahermoyle Nursing home in Ardagh.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ms O’Doherty was found in a “groggy state” lying on the ground in an outdoor smoking area at the nursing home on January 23, 2013.Nurse Maria McLoughlin told the inquest into Ms O’Doherty’s death that she was giving out medication to patients and that Ms O’Doherty was in the dining room area when she was given her medication.However, Nurse McLoughlin was called away to attend another patient who was wandering on the corridor. She locked the medical cart before she left and covered the two tablet pods that she had left on top of the tray with a box of disposable gloves.After tending to the patient, Nurse McLoughlin was told that Ms O’Doherty had fallen in the smoking area and was conscious but groggy.ShannonDoc was called and it was then that Nurse McLoughlin learned that two medicine pods were missing from the cart.During the early hours of January 23, 2013, Ms O’Doherty’s family was told by nursing home staff that she was being brought to hospital after a fall as a precautionary measure.Almost an hour later, Ms O’Doherty’s family was told that she was in a critical condition and they should come to the hospital.Ms O’Doherty died four days later.The inquest jury recorded an open verdict after it was revealed that the empty medicine pods were never found.Limerick Coroner, Dr Tony Casey criticised the hospital for not notifying his office about the suspicious death.Five days after Ms O’Doherty’s funeral, he was notified by HIQA, the health information and quality authority, of her death, despite the hospital’s legal obligation to notify him of any suspicious death.This meant that an autopsy was not carried out.At Limerick Circuit Civil Court on Tuesday, Judge Francis Comerford was told that the nursing home had offered a damages award of €25,000 to Ms O’Doherty’s family.Counsel for the O’Doherty family, Ciara Daly said that while the nursing home had a duty of care to Ms O’Doherty, it was accepted by the family that the empty medication pods were never found and that her admission to hospital was on “the belief” she had ingested the prescription drugs.Legal costs and costs for the inquest were also awarded to the family and Judge Comerford ordered that €500 be paid to each of Ms O’Doherty’s grandchildren to be used for their benefit and that the balance of €21,500 be paid to her son. WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Email TAGSArdaghCahermoyle Houselimerick Printcenter_img Previous articleRugby – Munster’s Goggin and Wootton in Irish 7s squad for MonacoNext articleThomond Park hosts gaming convention this weekend Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsDamages awarded to Limerick family of woman who died of overdoseBy Staff Reporter – June 15, 2016 2469 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

September 24

Soil workshops planned in Franklin County

first_imgBy Thomson200 [CC0], from Wikimedia CommonsBrookville, In. — The Franklin County Soil & Water District has a pair of workshops at the Brookville Public Library this fall.The “Streambank Erosion Management Workshop” will be held on Monday, October 22 from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Robert Barr-IUPUI research scientist and the Silver Jackets will have presentations about erosion in the Whitewater River Watershed.The “Stream Permitting and Local Site Stabilization Workshop” will be Thursday, November 1 from 9:15 a.m. to noon. This workshop includes presentations from Robert Barr, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.For more information please call 765-647-2651.last_img read more