Police search home and office of journalist who exposed fraud

first_imgNews BelgiumEurope – Central Asia News News RSF_en Organisation March 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police search home and office of journalist who exposed fraud June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belgium November 23, 2020 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders today denounced a court-ordered search of the belongings of a journalist, who has exposed fraud in European institutions, as a violation of the media’s right not to reveal sources of information, which it called “vital for the practice of independent investigative journalism.”Brussels police, armed with a local court order, raided the home and office on 19 March of Hans-Martin Tillack, Brussels correspondent of the German weekly magazine Stern, who is being investigated for allegedly “corrupting a public official.””We remind you that the European Court of Human Rights considers searches of a journalist’s home or office as violations of article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights unless there is a ‘pressing social need,'” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Belgian royal prosecutor Paul Degryse. “We demand that the journalist’s belongings be returned to him immediately.”Tillack is under investigation by a Brussels court for “corrupting a civil servant” after a complaint filed by the European Union’s anti-fraud office OLAF accusing him of paying EU officials for information about supposed EU corruption that he reported in Stern in 2002. Police raided his home at 7 in the morning and seized computer equipment, his mobile phone and many documents. The magazine’s offices at the Brussels International Press Centre were also searched and his computer, phones and files there also seized. He was interrogated by police, who freed him at the end of the day.The management of Stern said OLAF’s accusations were unfounded and that neither Tillack or the magazine had paid anything for the information. “This is an attack on press freedom,” said Boris Wintzenburg, of the magazine’s political desk, who said it may also be linked to a recent article by Tillack about corruption in the European Parliament. Help by sharing this information News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Receive email alerts December 2, 2020 Find out more Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union BelgiumEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

“Without Investigation How Police Can Claim That Allegations Are False”: Delhi Court Orders FIR On Allegation Of Killing Burqa Wearing Women During Riots

first_imgNews Updates”Without Investigation How Police Can Claim That Allegations Are False”: Delhi Court Orders FIR On Allegation Of Killing Burqa Wearing Women During Riots Sparsh Upadhyay1 Nov 2020 11:23 PMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (26th October) directed the police to register an FIR on a complaint by a trader of readymade garments, who claimed to have witnessed burqa-clad women being killed during the Delhi Riots and their bodies thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala.The Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar was hearing an application filed under Section 156 (3) Cr. P.C. by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (26th October) directed the police to register an FIR on a complaint by a trader of readymade garments, who claimed to have witnessed burqa-clad women being killed during the Delhi Riots and their bodies thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala.The Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar was hearing an application filed under Section 156 (3) Cr. P.C. by the complainant alleging that on 24.02.2020, communal violence took place wherein some members of a particular community had been brutally injured and also killed.Allegations made in the ApplicationThe Complainant submitted that the bodies of deceased were thrown into the Bhagirathi Vihar Nala and genocide with open loot with arson also took place all the night and the complainant has witnessed the same and locked himself with family inside his house.It was also stated by the applicant that on February 25, a mob of 200 people came to his house and broke the gate and looted his shop. His motorcycles were dragged out on the road and set ablaze.He also submitted that a large trunk containing his daughter-in-law’s jewellery and other personal items related to her marriage were also looted by the mob.However, when he tried to register an FIR related to the said crime of murder, he was told that another FIR was registered at Gokalpuri police station on the complaint of one Aas Mohammad (for theft), who was also a victim of unnamed rioters and theft (FIR No. 78/2020 of PS Gokalpuri).Notably, the police had registered a case of theft on the complaint by Aas Mohammad. It was unconnected to the alleged murders of burqa-clad women. The Complaint of Nisar Ahmed was clubbed with this FIR.The Counsel for applicant prayed for direction of the court under Section 156(3) Cr. P.C. to the police for lodging separate FIR on the basis of the complaint.On the other hand, Investigating Officer stated in his reply that allegation of the complainant regarding the killing of any burqa wearing women and their dead bodies were thrown into Bhagirathi Vihar Nala are false and baseless.Court’s AnalysisThe Court was of the views that its judicial consideration, at the present stage, was confined to consider the legal justification of the complainant to insist for separate FIR by the police on the basis of information given in the present complaint disclosing commission of various cognizable offences, which are different from the allegation of the complainant of another case bearing FIR No. 78/2020 of PS Gokalpuri in terms of place, time and effect of the alleged crime.The Court further remarked,”However, the court fails to appreciate as to how the police could even claim that the allegation of the applicant as to he had seen from his house that some burqa-wearing women or looking alike Muslim women were killed with swords and their dead bodies were thrown into Bhagirathi Nala of a given area are false and without any evidence before conducting any thorough and proper investigation known to the law, of which FIR is commencing point under the given scheme of Cr.P.C.”The Court also said that in case police finds that the information given by the complainant was false and motivated against any innocent person with malafide intention after proper investigation; such a complainant may be taken to the task of law for such unlawful misdeed/commission/omission.Lastly, the court was of the considered view that police should register FIR under appropriate provisions of the law on the basis of information given by the complainant as same reveals commission of some serious cognizable offences which can be investigated properly by the investigating agency of the State only.Accordingly, SHO, PS concerned was directed to lodge FIR within five days from receiving a copy of the order and get the matter investigated properly as per law and expeditiously in view of nature of the allegation in question.With the above observations, the application of complainant under Section 156(3) Cr.P.C. stood disposed of.Advocate M. R. Shamshad appeared for Complainant Nisar Ahmed.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Hail hits Phoenix, snow plagues Denver and the weather forecast ahead of holiday rush

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Stormy weather is expected to start this weekend and last through Thanksgiving week. On Thursday, a storm in the west dumped more than 1 foot of snow from northern Arizona to the Colorado Rockies. Even the Grand Canyon saw up to 3 inches.Meanwhile, heavy hail struck Phoenix, Arizona, coating roads and neighborhoods, nearly looking like snow.That same storm brought about 1 inch of snow and freezing rain to Denver Thursday night, causing dangerous driving conditions and a crash involving over 50 cars.By Friday morning that storm system was moving into the South, bringing heavy rain. This weekend the storm will veer to the Northeast, dropping some rain and snow. As Thanksgiving week gets underway, a fast-moving jet stream will buckle and pick up lots of moisture from Pacific Ocean, helping to create several storm systems that will move across the country from the West Coast to the East Coast. More heavy rain and flooding are expected for Southern California and the Southwest. At the same time, cold air from Canada will invade the northern states. There could be several snowstorms next week from the Rockies into the Great Lakes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Stage preview: I Love Peach Blossom

first_imgAdmittedly, it is difficult to talk about a play with full confidence when the only performance you’ve seen is one in which a translator is bravely attempting to interpret the words on stage into English in your left ear. However, in the one scene of the OU Chinese Drama Society’s new production of the play ‘I Love Peach Blossom’ that I saw, this hardly seemed to matter: the clever direction by Qian Li and the polished – at times graceful – movements of the actors managed to convey more meaning than many English productions I have seen. And – despite my knowledge of Chinese being entirely nonexistent – the language only seemed to heighten the drama instead of distancing me from the action, which could have been a potential problem for a non-Chinese speaking audience.The production centres on a love triangle between three actors (played by Bing Su, Moyang Chen and Yuchen Xia), who cannot decide on how to finish their play. But (and this is where things get a little confusing) the play they are performing is itself about a love triangle, which becomes increasingly sinister when the wife’s lover Yan is trapped inside her bedroom after her drunken husband Yin returns home unexpectedly.Eventually the play-within-a-play descends into violence, with the actors arguing over who deserves to be killed: should Yan obey his lover’s wishes and stab her husband? Or should the actors keep with tradition and let the wife be murdered for enticing Yan to commit such a terrible deed? As the play continues, the outside world of the actors merges with the world of the play, providing a fascinating comment on the connection between China’s past and present.This unique production by the university’s Chinese Drama Society stands out among Oxford’s range of theatre, which at times can feel slightly boxed-in. The skilled performances of the actors – together with the excellent music and costumes – should create an exceptional atmosphere within the intimate confines of the BT. And fortunately for any members of the audience who don’t speak Chinese, no translator will be needed: surtitles will be included for the actual production.‘I Love Peach Blossom’ by Jingzhi Zou will be on at the BT from Tuesday 5th – Saturday 9th February, at 7.30pm.last_img read more

News story: Inspection work in progress

first_img2010 ICIBI Reports. 2010 Government Responses 2020 ICIBI Reports. 2020 Government Responses 2009 ICIBI Reports. No Government Responses published 2019 ICIBI Reports. 2019 Government Responses Published Reports and Government Responses 2011 ICIBI Reports. 2011 Government Responses 2012 ICIBI Reports. 2012 Government Responses Paused Inspections 2018 ICIBI Reports. 2018 Government Responses 2016 ICIBI Reports. 2016 Government Responsescenter_img 2014 ICIBI Reports. 2014 Government Responses 2017 ICIBI Reports. 2017 Government Responses 2021 ICIBI Reports. 2021 Government Responses 2013 ICIBI Reports. 2013 Government Responses Intelligence Inspection Work on this inspection began on 9 January 2020, with a ‘call for evidence’ released via the ICIBI website on 3 April 2020. On 7 September 2020 the Independent Chief Inspector informed the Home Office of his decision to pause the inspection as it was not possible to carry out essential fieldwork due to Covid-19 restrictions. A note of the initial findings from the inspection has been sent to the Home Office and the Chief Inspector will review whether to recommence the inspection when circumstances permit, taking account of other inspection priorities at that time and any changes made to BICS intelligence functions in the interim. Asylum casework Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention 2 E-gates Front-end services Freight EU Settlement Scheme 3 The use of hotels and barracks as contingency asylum accommodation Completed inspections awaiting publicationThere are currently no outstanding inspection reports awaiting publicationLive inspections 2015 ICIBI Reports. 2015 Government Responseslast_img read more

Correspondence: Letter to medicines and medical products suppliers: 17 November 2020

first_imgThe UK government and the European Commission have concluded their negotiations on the terms of trade between the 2 markets after the end of the transition period.This does not remove any of the requirements to act now to prepare for new customs and border processes. The Department’s requests of industry set out in this letter remain valid and current. This letter is written by Steve Oldfield, Chief Commercial Officer, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).It reminds industry and the wider supply chain of the government’s plans for the end of the transition period to help ensure the continuity of supply of medical goods into and out of the UK.last_img read more

Aqueous, BIG Something Announce Co-Headlining Winter Tour

first_imgAqeuous and BIG Something will not rest for too long after the holiday break in a few weeks. The two rock bands announced on Tuesday that they will both be heading back out on the road early next year with 20 co-headlining winter tour dates scheduled to begin on February 7th at The Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana.After beginning in Bloomington, the Aqueous/BIG Something 2019 winter tour will make a pair of stops in Missouri (2/8, 2/9). The tour will then head west as both acts continue to branch out from their familiar east coast headquarters with scheduled performances at Ullrs Tavern in Winter Park, CO (2/15); Cervantes’ Masterpiece in Denver, CO (2/17); Wow Hall in Eugene, OR (2/20); Star Theater in Portland, OR (2/21); Nectar Lounge in Seattle, WA (2/22); Harlow’s in Sacramento, CA (2/26); Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA (2/28); and Winstons Beach Club in sunny San Diego, CA (3/1). Following three shows across Texas in Austin, Dallas, and Houston (3/6, 3/7, and 3/8, respectively), the tour will wrap with a performance at Parish at House of Blues in New Orleans on March 9th.The tour’s announcement on Tuesday arrives with Aqueous still looking at seven more dates left on their 2018 winter tour, which has welcomed support from openers including Mungion and lespecial since beginning back on October 24th. The inclusion of so many Colorado shows on the 2019 tour schedule actss as a nice surprise for fans out west, considering Aqueous just completed four shows in the state last week. Fans can tune into the pro-shot video of Aqueous’ headlining performance at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado from this past weekend for an idea of what to expect come February.BIG Something also has a few more dates left on their 2018 schedule, with four shows in Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Raleigh scheduled for later this month. The band released their fifth full-length studio album earlier this year back on April 20th with The Otherside.Neither band revealed when tickets for the newly announced shows would be going on sale, but fans should assume they will become available later this week or early next.last_img read more

World Premiere Musical The Fortress of Solitude Will Release Cast Album

first_img Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude is a coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond. It tells the tale of two teenagers obsessed with superheroes who believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 16, 2014 The cast includes Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, Ken Barnett, André de Shields, Carla Duren, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Jahi Kearse, Kevin Mambo, David Rossmer, Conor Ryan, Kristen Sieh, Brian Tyree Henry, Alison Whitehurst, Malaiyka Reid, Noah Ricketts, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams. The production will run through November 16. The Fortress of Solitude World premiere musical The Fortress of Solitude will record a cast album on November 18 and 19 for release on Ghostlight Records later this season. The show is currently running off-Broadway at the Public’s Newman Theater. Directed by Daniel Aukin, the new tuner has a book by Itamar Moses and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Related Showslast_img read more

Spring Awakening’s Ali Stroker Recreates Kylie Jenner Shoot

first_img Star Files Ali Stroker View Comments Related Shows When Kylie Jenner appeared in a controversial Interview photo shoot in a wheelchair, Spring Awakening’s Ali Stroker’s immediate response was not anger or offense. Instead, the actor—the first in a wheelchair on Broadway—saw opportunity for enlightenment. Now, Stroker is in the spotlight in a shoot of her own, with the help of You-Do-You.com and photographer Kristiina Wilson. “What people’s anger showed was the absence of authentic representations of our community,” Stroker explained to the site of the response to Jenner’s original shoot, echoing a sentiment she shared with Broadway.com during her appearance on #LiveatFive. “I didn’t know how to express my sexuality because there was no one representing it for me.” As evident, that is no obstacle for Stroker, who aims to increase visibility of the lives—sexuality included—of those who are differently abled. Check out additional photos below, and catch Stroker sing, sign and dance as Anna in Spring Awakening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through January 24. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening last_img read more

Police slammed for arresting producer of video showing 49 Chinese workers arriving in Kendari

first_imgSoutheast Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Merdisyam initially claimed that the workers had arrived in Kendari after extending their visas in Jakarta.However, it turned out that they were new Chinese workers who were due to work in Konawe district, Southeast Sulawesi. They came from Henan province and had previously transited and quarantined in Bangkok for 14 days before continuing their trip to Indonesia, according to the Immigration Office.The police arrested SA and made him apologize to the public through a video on social media for inciting hatred, which fueled even more public anger.Read also: Chinese-owned miner in Morowali stops worker influx from China amid coronavirus outbreak A hashtag #CopotKapoldaSultra (dismiss Southeast Sulawesi Police chief) began to trend on Twitter on Tuesday even though Merdisyam has apologized regarding the misinformation.The House of Representatives called on National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis to evaluate the entire Southeast Sulawesi Police following the incident.House’s Commission III overseeing legal affairs will summon Idham and Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly soon after the recess. The House is in recess from Feb. 28 through March 23.”I monitored the fiasco regarding the arrival of 49 Chinese workers in Kendari closely. Misinformation like this is unnecessary amid the government’s efforts to handle the coronavirus,” the chairman of Commission III Herman Herry said in a written statement on Wednesday.The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician said the National Police chief must strengthen coordination with immigration offices throughout the country to prevent similar incidents from happening.Deputy chairman of Commission III Mulfachri Harahap said a meeting with Idham and Yasonna would be the first item on the agenda after the recess.The National Mandate Party (PAN) politician said the government, including the police, should be serious in responding to the pandemic by monitoring foreign arrivals.“Please, don’t underestimate this pandemic,” he said.Read also: The coronavirus outbreak and the plight of migrant workersThe Immigration Office said on Tuesday that the Chinese workers had been granted health certificates from the Thai government to prove that they were free from the virus. They also had undergone medical screening for COVID-19 symptoms and filled in the mandatory Health Alert Card (HAC) at Soekarno Hatta International Airport before continuing their trip to Haluoleo Airport.However, Law and Human Rights Minister regulation No. 7/2020 on visas and residence permits amid efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus stipulates that foreign workers entering Indonesia must be quarantined for 14 days.Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) chairman Neta S. Pane urged Idham to immediately dismiss Merdisyam as he had lied to the public and violated the 2008 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law.”This incident can undermine public trust not only in the National Police but also in President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s administration, “he said.Topics : The police’s response to a video of 49 Chinese workers arriving in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, despite the government’s travel ban to and from China in an effort to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading, has been condemned.The workers’ arrival in Kendari caused public outrage on Sunday after an amateur video circulated on social media. The video was uploaded by SA, a South Konawe regency resident, who witnessed their arrival at Haluoleo Airport, Kendari.last_img read more