Iran: Two journalists arrested over cartoon mocking traditional remedies for coronavirus

first_imgThe cartoon showed a patient between two traditional healers. One wants to administer violet oil to him rectally. The other wants him to drink camel’s urine. In a photo on the wall in the centre, there is a mullah dressed as a nurse who resembles Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. He is signalling to the patient to say nothing. Help by sharing this information It was clearly mocking Iranian clerics who recently recommended traditional “Islamic medicine” to treat the coronavirus, including a mysterious liquid called the “prophet’s perfume” and violet oil that is administered rectally on cotton wool. ILNA later issued a statement denying that it ever published the cartoon on its Telegram channel. IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Covid19Internet June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of two journalists in Tehran for publishing a cartoon making fun of Iranian clerics who recommend traditional medicine for Covid-19 while the authorities continue to systematically censor reliable coverage of the coronavirus epidemic. “At least 18 journalist and citizen-journalists have been arrested in various parts of Iran since mid-February, when the first Covid-19 cases were officially announced,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran desk. March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Heydari and Haghjoo were arrested on the behest of the Tehran prosecutor’s office on a charge of “insulting the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader.” Heydari was later released on bail but Haghjoo is still being held. Receive email alerts News Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Masoud Heydari, the news director of the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), and Hamid Haghjoo, the manager of its Telegram channel, were arrested on 24 April for allegedly insulting “Islam’s sacred principles” and religious leaders in a cartoon that was posted on ILNA’s Telegram channel for a few minutes on the evening 23 April and was then quickly deleted. RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Covid19Internet to go further News “In a country where the regime is ready to do anything to conceal the reality of the Covid-19 epidemic and, in particular, the real number of cases and deaths, making fun of imaginary remedies, some of which could even be harmful, is as dangerous as providing independent coverage of the crisis.” Iran has just fallen three places in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 173rd out of 180 countries News April 28, 2020 – Updated on April 29, 2020 Iran: Two journalists arrested over cartoon mocking traditional remedies for coronavirus News Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Meet Matilda’s Hideous New Headmistress, Christopher Sieber

first_img Christopher Sieber View Comments After briefly falling victim to the Trunchbull curse, Matilda star Christopher Sieber has officially arrived on Broadway, and he’s scaring the daylights out of children everywhere. We’ve got a first look at the two-time Tony nominee in his Miss Trunchbull drag (complete with plenty of hammer-throwing medals), and we’re pleased to report that he makes a perfectly hideous headmistress. Check out these new photos of Sieber in Matilda, then catch him live at the Shubert Theatre…Just make sure you don’t get locked up in the Chokey! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda Star Fileslast_img

Terry reveals his most stupid decision during Chelsea career

first_imgJohn Terry admitted the biggest regret of his Chelsea career was getting sent off against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final in 2012. The centre-halve kneed Alexis Sanchez off the ball and almost cost his side a spot in the final, as Chelsea edged past one of the tournament favourites 3-2 on aggregate. Terry kneed Sanchez off the ball Terry apologised to fans after the moment of madness and the Stamford Bridge legend admitted it was the most stupid decision of his Chelsea career. ‘I knew I was in trouble,’ Terry told BeIN Sport about the incident. ‘It’s funny because I heard before we played them at Stamford Bridge, he got a dead leg. ‘And in the home game he run past me and I sort of blocked him and caught him on his leg, and he was in absolute agony.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Untold Truth Of Sasha ObamaThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img ‘He was still carrying it [in second leg] so I thought I’ll just give him a little. ‘Stupid really, I don’t know why I done the second one at the Nou Camp because it put the team in a dreadful position. ‘I look back now and I think it must be one of my silliest moments as a player on the pitch and if you could pick one team you do not want to be down to ten men against its Barcelona at the Nou Camp. I thought I could get away with it.’ Terry missed the 2012 Champions League final Read Also: Oparanozie reveals why she was removed as Falcons captain The red card against Barcelona would lead to the now iconic moment of Terry celebrating Chelsea’s triumph over Bayern Munich in the final in a full kit, despite the fact he was suspended for the game. The 2012 Champions League trophy remains the only time in Chelsea’s history they have won the tournament. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more