“We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says

first_img AzerbaijanFranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaPredators AzerbaijanFranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionExiled mediaPredators June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to put an immediate stop to all threats and violence against Mahammad Mirzali, an Azerbaijani video blogger who is a refugee in France. He was badly stabbed in an attack last March and continues to be threatened near his home for criticising his country’s authoritarian leader. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Newscenter_img Mirzali no longer dares leave his apartment because his attackers or their accomplices have discovered where he lives in the northwestern city of Nantes and he is alarmed by the activity he has observed around his home.Wednesday, June 2, an unidentified person took photos of his apartment building. This person then approached the building and tried to enter but fled when Mirzali began shouting for the police to come. The day before, Mirzali found that someone had broken the windows of his car and had left a message inside that said: “This is for you.”“They are going to kill me,” Mirzali said, adding that he is no longer able to sleep despite having bought material to reinforce the door to his apartment.A refugee in France since 2016 and outspoken critic of Azerbaijan’s ruling Aliyev family in his blogs, Mirzali was the target of a vicious knife attack in the center of Nantes on 14 March, which he described in a video that RSF filmed in Nantes on his release from hospital. Several shots were fired at him just after he got into his car in Nantes in October 2020.Although unidentified persons keep on sending threats to his mobile phone, he continues to post critical videos on his YouTube channel, Made in Azerbaijan.“Mahammad Mirzali’s life is in danger in France because he dares to say out loud what he thinks of the regime headed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, his wife, Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, and other members of their family,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“We remind President Aliyev that, as a refugee, Mahammad Mirzali is under France’s protection and that it is extremely serious for a regime to try to export its repressive methods in order to silence critics beyond its borders. If anything at all happens to Mahammad Mirzali on French soil, President Aliyev will not only be held personally responsible but will also have to face condemnation by the entire world and exclusion from the international community.”Mirzali’s family in Azerbaijan has also been targeted. Several intimate videos of his sister were posted online in an attempt to silence him and stones were thrown at her home shortly before the attack against Mirzali in Nantes. His father and brother-in-law were also arrested in 2017 in order to put pressure on him.Azerbaijan is ranked 167th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2021 World Press Freedom Index. Most of the country’s critical media outlets have been silenced or have had to relocate abroad, the main independent websites are blocked, and at least two journalists are currently in prison. France is ranked 34th in the Index. Le 1er juin, Mahammad Mirzali Mardi a retrouvé les vitres de sa voiture brisées avec un message de menace à l’intérieur. (crédit : Mahammad Mirzali) News Receive email alerts News Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, June 1

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter WhatsApp Local News Five things you need to know today, June 1 Facebook Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Previous articleCity lawyer in Long complaint quitsNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: June 1 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By admin – June 1, 2018 center_img Twitter Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 1 A Honda Element sits on the side of the road that was involved in an accident in the east bound lanes of I-20 west of Odessa, Thursday, May 31, 2018.  WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, June 1. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A senior assistant attorney who accused his former boss Larry Long of paying him less because of his gender has resigned from the city, citing frustration that city officials failed to resolve his complaint, which followed a separate sexual harassment case that led to Long’s resignation.2. No foul play is suspected in the death of an infant boy Thursday morning, the Odessa Police Department stated.3. The Texas Education Agency has told the district some modifications need to be made to its plan to convert Ector Middle School into an in-district charter campus. 4. Odessa College has scheduled a slate of camps for youngsters this summer offering everything from sports and conversational Spanish to designing robots and drones.5. University of Texas of the Permian Basin Registrar Joe Sanders doesn’t seek the spotlight, but that’s where he found himself recently as the winner of the Regents’ Outstanding Employee Award from the UT System. Pinterest Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSouthern Style Potato SaladTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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Hazardous weather expected as 2 storms travel across US for New Year’s Eve

first_imgABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm brought heavy snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the Southwest on Monday, especially in Southern California.This is the beginning of a multi-storm event that will unfold over the remainder of the holiday week, with messy consequences still to come for much of the country.Up to a foot of snow was reported in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, and very heavy snow caused major traffic delays near Mount Baldy.Over 3 inches of rain fell in Santa Barbara, California, and downtown Los Angeles saw 1.81 inches of rain. This was the first significant rainfall of the season for the region.On Tuesday morning, the storm will move through the Central Plains. It has already closed parts of I-80 in Nebraska due to hazardous road conditions.Winter weather alerts have been issued for at least 40 million Americans, from Utah to Michigan, as this storm moves eastward.Of particular concern Tuesday morning is the combination of snow, freezing rain and sleet moving through parts of Kansas and northwest Missouri. This could create dangerous travel conditions on roadways and cause power outages.Heavy snow will expand into parts of the upper Midwest, especially from Minnesota to eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Up to 10 inches of snow may fall along the Illinois and Iowa border. This could cause major travel delays in the region.Then, as the core of the storm passes into southern Canada, the trailing cold front on Thursday morning should bring a large line of rain transitioning to snow from the northeast back through the Southern Plains. Additionally, some snow may fall in the interior Northeast as well on Thursday morning. All of this could cause travel delays as Americans head toward New Year’s Eve.Immediately behind this system on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, another storm will start organizing in the South, pushing heavy rain and storms toward the Gulf Coast.As this system becomes more organized, strong winds and brief tornadoes could move across parts of the Gulf Coast in time for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.The storm will push a rather wide swath of snow and wintry mix from Texas to Indiana, causing power outages and dangerous travel conditions due to ice.Eventually, the bad weather will reach the Northeast as well. On the back end of the storm, a band of snow could impact parts of the Midwest, including Chicago and Milwaukee.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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