Detained independent journalists get Soviet-style psychiatric treatment

first_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Help by sharing this information Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today condemned the continuing persecution of Uzbekistan’s independent journalists after Ulugbek Khaidarov’s family told Radio Free Europe he has been mistreated in prison and it emerged that Djamshid Karimov, President Islam Karimov’s nephew, has been forcibly committed to a psychiatric hospital.“These are practices worthy of the Soviet era, when people were treated as mentally ill when all they did was voice their disagreement with the official line,” the press freedom organisation said. “We call on the Uzbek authorities to release these two journalists at once and let them work freely.”Karimov went missing on 12 September. His friends finally discovered that he had been committed without any explanation to a psychiatric hospital in Samarkand. His wife Nargiza has not been allowed to visit him there.Khaidarov was arrested on a clearly trumped-up charge on 14 September. When his wife Munira was finally allowed to see him she was shocked by his state of health. She said her husband was under the influence of psychotropic drugs and had lost a lot of weight. Receive email alerts May 11, 2021 Find out more Organisation Newscenter_img UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption Follow the news on Uzbekistan to go further October 2, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained independent journalists get Soviet-style psychiatric treatment February 11, 2021 Find out more News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Newslast_img read more

Sectarianism is no different to racism or homophobia – Mc Guinness

first_img Previous articleSenior garda admits he wouldn’t like to walk alone in Bundoran at 3amNext articleGovernment putting banks before people – Doherty News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 8, 2014 Facebook Pinterest Twitter News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp The North’s deputy first Minister’s described sectarianism as being no different to racism or homophobia.Martin McGuinness has appealed to civic society to make their voices heard now.He says no longer can voices be drowned out by rejectionists.Mr McGuinness told the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in Wexford today that compromise, as envisaged in the Haass talks proposals, must be the way forward………..[podcast][/podcast]center_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter Sectarianism is no different to racism or homophobia – Mc Guinness Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more