News Faced with a climate of violence threatening journalists in Russia, exemplified by the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, Reporters Without Borders is stepping up its campaign and urging TV presenters to back an independent investigation into the killing by wearing the badge ‘Justice for Anna’ “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Organisation RSF_en News November 6, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A month after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, TV presenters urged to wear ‘Justice for Anna’ badge “Tomorrow it will be a month since the death of Anna Politkovskaya, gunned down at her home in Moscow on 7 October 2006. As of now we have no guarantee that the investigation will track down the instigators and those who carried out this murder. That is why we are calling on all TV presenters to tomorrow, 7 November 2006, wear the badge “Justice for Anna!”, calling for the setting up of an international investigative commission, the only way to ensure that the truth will be revealed about this despicable murder”, said Reporters Without Borders. Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia “The petition ‘Justice for Anna!”, available on the website www.rsf.org, has already garnered more than six thousand signatures, two hundred of them from European and Russian figures, but also from Americans and Canadians. Wearing this badge gives everyone who wishes to the chance to demonstrate their anger at the plight of independent and opposition journalists in Russia. It is also the occasion to show our support. It should not be forgotten that Anna Politkovskaya was the 21st journalist to be killed because of her work in Russia since Vladimir Putin was first elected president of the Russian Federation in March 2000. The least one can say is that the Russian authorities do not make it their first priority to solve these cases, since most of them have remained unsolved to this day,” the worldwide press freedom organisation added.On 20 October 2006, Reporters Without Borders called on the French government and French President Jacques Chirac as Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honour, to strip Vladimir Putin of the Grand Cross of the Legion Honour. Questioned about this during the Lahti Summit in Finland, Chirac, who made the award to Putin himself on 22 September, refused to budge and said: “It is a republican tradition to give (the Legion of Honour) to foreign heads of state (…) it has no moral value.” “This reply does not satisfy us. You cannot empty the Legion of Honour of all moral and honorary significance on the pretext that it could be attributed to a head of state. The protocol argument does not stand up to examination. It remains unthinkable that the highest honour which France can bestow should be awarded to Vladimir Putin, who in his politics as in his repeated statements, demonstrates his contempt for the basic principles of democracy, starting with freedom of expression,” the organisation added.Anna Politkovskaya worked since 1999 for the bi-weekly Novaya Gazeta. In her latest book, “Russia according to Putin”, which came out in France this year, she condemned not only abuses in Chechnya but also corruption and human rights violations in Russia. Hailed internationally for her courage and professionalism, Anna Politkovskaya, 48, was found dead from several bullet wounds in her central Moscow apartment in the afternoon of Saturday 7 October. Read the presse release “Justice for Anna Politkovskaya !Call for international commission of enquiry Sign the petition May 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus to go further News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts News BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A retired U.S. Army specialist from Ronkonkoma was reportedly shot and killed at Fort Hood in Texas over the Labor Day weekend.Sgt. Brett Marvin Wessel, 26, was arrested and charged with the murder of Spc. Ryan Dickinson, a father of two who had served in Iraq, according to News12 Long Island.Until this summer, Dickinson was a multiple launch rocket system fire direction specialist with the 41st Fires “Rail Gunners” Brigade, according to recent Army news reports.The Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Division is continuing the probe.
The sports community in Turkey and beyond have faulted referee.Alper Ulusoy and Video Assistant Referee (VAR), for disallowing a sensational bicycle kick goal by Nigerian striker, Olanrewaju Kayode, during a Turkish Super Lig game between Galatasaray and Gaziantep FC. The match ended 3-3 at the Galatasaray home stadium but would have finished 4-3 in Gaziantep’s favour if Kayode’s goal was not wrongly disallowed by the referee,. Kayode, a former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles star, netted a stunning overhead kick, during the game played at the weekend. The match was tipped as one of the star fixtures of the match-day, given the history and position of Galatasaray, which parades Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru.kayode and his Gaziantep teammates had their celebration cut after his impressive strike when the centre referee ruled the goal would not count because of an infraction in the build-up to Kayode’s unprecedented bicycle kick.Gala’s Onyekuru celebrates after they settled for a 3-3 draw against Gaziantep FC at the weekendThe whistle man action did not however go down well down well by majority of fans in the sports community in Turkey, with many taking to the social media to vent their their frustration and displeasure.But for the cancellation of the goal some say, it would have been a top contender for goal of the season in the Turkish league. Video clip of the said bicycle kick generated over four thousand views on instagram just few minutes after it was uploaded.Read AlsoOlympiakos interested in signing OnyekuruKayode, who is loan to Gazişehir Gaziantep from Ukrainian giants, Shakhtar Donetsk, has netted nine goals and made six assists in 12 appearances this season. His super form this season has attracted interest from top European clubs with some already asking parent club Donetsk for his current transfer worth. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World