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UN Human Rights Council votes to send special rapporteur to Iran

first_img to go further Follow the news on Iran News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists March 24, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN Human Rights Council votes to send special rapporteur to Irancenter_img RSF_en Organisation Receive email alerts News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders hails today’s adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Council of a resolution appointing a special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. Approved by a large margin – 22 votes in favour, 7 against (including China, Pakistan, Russia and Cuba) and 14 abstentions – the resolution requires Iran to cooperate fully with the rapporteur.This resolution, which was strongly supported by Reporters Without Borders, offers hope to the hundreds of Iranians enduring inhumane conditions in Iranian prisons, dozens of whom have been sentenced to death.“We hope the appointment of a special rapporteur will finally enable the international community to see what the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran tries and too often manages to hide – its violence, its policy of harassing and persecuting political opponents, its nightmarish justice system and its blind repression of everything representing rights and freedoms, to the despair of part of the population,” Reporters Without Borders said.The resolution was voted despite the Iranian government’s threats and attempts to bribe several delegations to the Human Rights Council. Iran must now cooperate so that the special rapporteur can be sent as soon as possible.The authorities have been persecuting the political opposition, human rights activists and journalists ceaselessly ever since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection as president in June 2009. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, more than 200 journalists and bloggers have been arrested and 40 of them are still being held on charges of spying, acting against state security or spreading false information.Around 20 news media have been banned by the regime, about 100 journalists and bloggers have been forced to flee the country, and more than 3,000 are out of work as a result of the crackdown or the closure of newspapers or because the media they used to work for have been banned from rehiring them. News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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In the Company of the Poor launches at ND

first_imgA standing-room-only crowd attended Tuesday evening’s book launch for “In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez,” which focuses on liberation theology and the experiences of these famous figures.  The event, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium, centered on a discussion between Farmer, Gutiérrez, Orbis Books Editor-In-Chief Robert Ellsberg and Ophelia Dahl, cofounder (with Farmer) of the non-profit global health organization Partners in Health. The event was also streamed live over the Internet to dozens of college campuses nationwide through the work of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.  University President Fr. John Jenkins, who wrote the introduction to the book, introduced Farmer and Gutiérrez at the event, praising their work and their dedication to a “preferential option for the poor.” “Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo are men of rare hope and generosity whose example inspires the prayer and work of thousands worldwide,” Jenkins said. “One is a physician animated by a powerful understanding of God’s relationship to the most vulnerable among us; the other, a priest and scholar whose intense spiritual journey and devotion to the poor began in childhood. They are both healers, doctors of body and soul.” Fr. Jenkins also said Gutiérrez, a professor in the theology department, is “the father of liberation theology.” The book itself came about as a result of conversations between Farmer and Gutiérrez when Farmer visited Notre Dame, though their friendship dates back to the 1980s when they met while Farmer was working in Peru.  “This has been a profoundly positive experience writing this book with Fr. Gustavo … and it began right here at Notre Dame,” Farmer said.  Farmer said Gutiérrez provided Farmer him with the inspiration to enter into the field of social justice medicine.  “[Gutiérrez] has been a wellspring of inspiration all before I met him. As I said the last time I was [at Notre Dame], you don’t have to be friends with Fr. Gustavo … to read him,” Farmer said.  Ellsberg, editor-in-chief for the publishing company behind the book, also said Gutiérrez inspired him.  “It was really the death of Oscar Romero in 1980 that turned my attention to Latin America and the fact that something extraordinary was happening down there,” Ellsberg said. “I decided to go to Latin America and it was there where I first read [Gutiérrez’s book] ‘A Theology of Liberation’ and it absolutely blew my mind.” Dahl, the daughter of famed author Roald Dahl, said the book reflected the work she and Farmer have done with Partners in Health, where she still serves as executive director.  “The partnership that it took to create this book is echoed and amplified by so many other partnerships that [Partners in Health] have been able to be a part of, including the students here,” Dahl said.  Farmer addressed the issue of disease and illness in poor communities when asked about Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by a current Notre Dame student.  “All diseases that affect the poor are neglected,” Farmer said.  Farmer said his advice to students is to take advantage of the potential mentors around them.  “When you have teachers or spiritual masters or guides around you … seize the opportunity. Learn from them by talking to them … and by reading what they write,” he said. Steve Reifenberg, executive director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, concluded the event by quoting a statement from Archbishop Desmond Tutu about the book.  “Rarely have two such distinctive and complementary voices been raised together with more heartwarming and instructive results than here in ‘In the Company of the Poor,’” he said. “This book is erudite, fresh and even witty. It draws in a lovely way on a deep friendship between a physician and a theologian.” Contact Jack Rooney at [email protected]last_img read more

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Two for two for Tipp Ladies

first_imgThey defeated Roscommon 0-21 to 1-10 in Johnstown yesterday.last_img

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AUDIO: Mourinho and Leicester City’s magic dominate BBC/Joy two way series

first_imgIn this weekend’s edition of the two way, Lee James is tackled with Mourinho’s possible move to Old Trafford. Is he the man to fix the mess at Old Trafford and will he return the glory days? and the Premiership cannot go without the mention of Leceister City. After beating Man City at the Etihad they certainly have to be taken serioisly..Is there any stopping the Foxes?Click to listen:http://https://soundcloud.com/addojnr/joysportsbbc-epl-surf-12th-feb-2016last_img

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B&H Basketball Representation to Gather Tonight in Sarajevo

first_imgB&H basketball representation will gather tonight in Sarajevo, where they will start preparations for European Championship qualifications.This is the first gathering of B&H basketball players after more than 9 and a half months and after the match with Lithuania, at the European Championship in Slovenia.The coach of B&H representation Duško Ivanović, at the beginning of June, announced the list of 24 players invited for the preparations: Nemanja Gordić, DJ Cooper, Filip Adamović, Draško Knežević, Muhamed Pašalić, Zack Wright, Nihad Đedović, Marko Šutalo, Dalibor Peršić, Nemanja Mitrović, Nikola Gajić, Marko Jošilo, Adin Vrabac, Nedim Buza, Mirza Teletović, Miroslav Todić, Miralem Halilović, Emir Sulejmanović, Amar Alibegović, Elmedin Kikanović, Andrija Stipanović, Draško Albijanić and Jusuf Nurkić.The captain of B&H representation will not attend the first part of the preparations because based on the rules of NBA league, he can not spend more than 45 days in the representation team. However, Teletović announced that tonight he will join the gathering in order to speak to the coach Duško Ivanović.“I can not be with the team all the time due to the rules and I am very sorry for it. However, I will try to not be behind the co-players”, said Teletović, adding that he missed playing for B&H representation, after having played more than 90 matches last season in the NBA.Nihad Đedović did not recover yet from the arm injury, but B&H basketball federation hopes that he will be ready until the start of qualifications.Jusuf Nurkić is currently in USA and he will join the preparations after completion of European Championship with the representation up to 20 years. Nedim Buza, Adin Vrabac and Amar Alibegović are in the same situation.Other players are supposed to be present at the Hotel Crystal, at 19:30.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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