first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison The editor of the Tianwang human rights website (, Huang was arrested on 10 June 2008 for highlighting the plight of earthquake victims. The three-year sentence was imposed on 23 November 2009 on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets.” June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts More information about Huang Qi: “Bloggers and human rights defenders who dared to contradict official reports about the victims of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan are being treated like criminals,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We deplore the severe jail sentences that have been passed without due process and we appeal to the supreme court and justice ministry to review these two cases and to investigate the use of violence against the Hong Kong journalists who wanted to cover Tan’s hearing.” March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the long jail sentences that judges in Chengdu (in the southwestern province of Sichuan) have imposed on two human rights activists and netizens in the past 48 hours. A three-year sentence was upheld for Huang Qi yesterday while Tan Zuoren was given a five-year sentence at a hearing today during which police arrested and manhandled nine Hong Kong journalists. A Beijing appeal court is due to issue a ruling on Liu Xiaobo’s case on 11 February. Reporters Without Borders urges the judges to demonstrate their independence by treating this leading intellectual and human rights activist humanely. Liu was given an 11-year jail sentence on 25 December on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority.” In practice, all he did was display a commitment to free expression. See the French text of a joint appeal by Reporters Without Borders and other organisation to the Beijing court to quash Liu’s conviction: Tan, who was tried last August, seemed to be in good shape when he appeared in court today to hear the court’s verdict and sentence. According to one of his lawyers, he thanked those who have supported him, reaffirmed his innocence and described the proceedings as “illegal.” The court imposed the five-year sentence after finding him guilty of subverting state authority. His lawyers said they would appeal. February 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Heavy jail sentences for activists who wrote about plight of Sichuan earthquake victims ChinaAsia – Pacific center_img ChinaAsia – Pacific Tan, who had urged fellow netizens to come to Sichuan to cover the plight of the families of the earthquake victims, was arrested in March 2009. Several journalists and activists were manhandled when they tried to attend his trial in August. His lawyers, including Mo Shaoping, have repeatedly complained of irregularities in the proceedings and submitted to a petition to the court last month listing their complaints, including the fact that they were being denied access to case documents. The press freedom organisation added: “After convicting human rights activist Liu Xiaobo on Christmas Day, the authorities are now using the Chinese New Year period to announce very harsh sentences for dissidents who are well known in China and abroad.” News to go further Yesterday’s decision by a Chengdu intermediate court to reject human rights activist Huang Qi’s appeal against his three-year sentence was taken without any hearing being held, thereby denying his defence lawyers a chance to present arguments. Huang was notified by letter that his sentence had been upheld. RSF_en Follow the news on China Tan’s wife was not allowed into the courtroom for today’s hearing, while nine journalists who had come from Hong Kong to cover the hearing were briefly detained and roughed up, and their press cards were taken. Two of the journalists were injured. The press cards were returned after the hearing. News Huang’s wife, mother and son were allowed to see him in prison today. They reported that he was calm but his state of health appeared to have deteriorated as a result of the stomach and chest tumours he is suffering from. He said he had not been mistreated while in detention. News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

first_img Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster By Jaine Treadwell Clio will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a two-day Quasquicentennial Celebration on July 10 and 11 and everyone is invited to be a part of this historic event.Mary P. Williams, secretary of Clio’s Historical and Preservation Society (Chaps) said the society’s activities committee has been meeting since early March to plan all the anniversary activities.“In recognition of our commitment to permanency, adherence to civil government and sense of community pride, Chaps has planned two days of celebration activities,” Williams said. “On Friday night, July 10, we’ll present a musical program at the pavilion at the Clio Fairgrounds, that many people will remember as the old Chitlin’ Jamboree site. Local entertainers will provide a mixed selection of music.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Admission to the fairgrounds will be free. Vendor booths are available for $30. Contact Williams via email, [email protected], for booth reservation information.The climax of the Clio Quasquicentennial Celebration will be the unveiling of a historic marker honoring the 1890 settlers and the longevity of their dreams at 2 p.m. Friday, July 17.“This date was chosen specifically to correspond with the month and day of Clio’s official incorporation,” Williams said.The unveiling will be held next to the town mural and near the Governor’s Trail Marker in the downtown area. Latest Stories The musical celebration will be from 6 until 10 p.m. and admission will be free.“We’ll kick off Saturday’s events with a parade downtown at 9 a.m. and all of those who are interested in joining our queens and local units in the parade are welcome to do so,” Williams said. “We invite public officials, organizations and individuals to join the parade.“Following the parade, the day’s events will be moved to the Clio Fairgrounds where vendors will have a variety of arts, crafts, food and novelties. Entertainment will be throughout the day and craftsmen will be on site with demonstrations of their work.” Email the author Print Articlecenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) “A Founder’s Day tea sponsored by Chaps will follow the unveiling of the historic marker,” Williams said. “A commemorative program booklet will be on sale the day of the unveiling. The booklet will include the history of Clio, its mayors and photographs of the town through the years. It will also include ads from the many supporters of Chaps.”The Clio Historical and Preservation Society was organized as a non-profit corporation and works for renewed interest in preserving and enriching the Clio area.“Membership is open to anyone who is interested in working with others to investigate the history of the Clio area and in preserving Clio’s heritage,” Williams said. “Annual membership in Chaps is $10.”For more information about the Clio Quasquicentennial Celebration, email [email protected] or contact any member of the Chaps activities committee, the Rev. Randy Adams, Jeffery Baxter, Reba Ivey Brock, Kristy Ivey Garcia, Dana Jettton, Brenda Kelly, Jane Ivey Langford and Mary P. Williams. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 2:00 am Thursday, July 2, 2015 Sponsored Content You Might Like WITH A BANG: Annual fireworks program Saturday MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONMichele Rushing, manager at Crazy Bill’s Fireworks on Elba Highway, stocks more Roman Candle fireworks in preparation for… read more Clio plans quasquicentennial celebrationlast_img read more