Editor of opposition newspaper beaten up

first_img Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections News News February 5, 2021 Find out more KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan News October 30, 2020 Find out morecenter_img KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders protested today at the beating up by thugs of newspaper editor Maxim Yeroshin a few days after he had denounced corruption by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his aides.Yeroshin, founder and editor of the opposition paper Rabat, was attacked and beaten by strangers near his home in the southern town of Shimkent late on 16 April and was hospitalised with multiple head injuries. “He is the third journalist who has been physically attacked in the last eight months, each time after they had criticised the government,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This is very disturbing and we call on the authorities to thoroughly investigate the attack on Yeroshin and punish those responsible;”There used to be more press freedom in Kazakhstan than in other Central Asian countries but it has become increasingly dangerous to be a journalist there.” Yeroshin’s colleagues said he was probably attacked because of an article in the paper on 10 April about the luxury villas the president and other top officials were building illegally inside the country’s nature reserves. Yeroshin himself said: “Look in the paper and see who stands out among those mentioned.”Artur Platonov, co-producer and presenter of “Portret nedely,” the main political programme of the independent TV station KTK, was attacked by three thugs in front of his home in Almaty on 16 August last year. Journalist and human rights activist Sergei Duvanov, editor of the opposition magazine Bulletin, published by the International Bureau for Human Rights, and a leading government critic, was badly beaten up by three thugs on his way home on 28 August last. He was sentenced on 11 March this year to three and a half years in prison for the supposed rape of a minor after a trial where the right of defence was frequently violated and a prior investigation was marred by many irregularities. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation News April 19, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of opposition newspaper beaten uplast_img read more

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Hamilton & More Shows Set for Stars In The Alley

first_img View Comments Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Hamilton, Waitress and American Psycho are just some of the shows that will be participating in this year’s Stars in the Alley. As previously reported, the event is scheduled to take place on June 3 at 12:30 PM in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. The free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theater District will celebrate Broadway with star appearances and performances from over 30 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra.This year’s razzle dazzle roster will also include: An Act of God, Bright Star, The Color Purple, Disaster!, Eclipsed, The Father, Fiddler on the Roof, Fully Committed, The Humans, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, On Your Feet!, Paramour, She Loves Me, School of Rock, Shuffle Along, Tuck Everlasting, Aladdin, An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten! and Wicked. “Broadway has never had a bigger variety of offerings. With more shows participating in this concert than ever before, it is even more apparent that our goal of having something for everyone on Broadway is succeeding,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin. “No wonder we are breaking attendance records again! Join us in celebrating one of Broadway’s most exciting seasons as we count down to the 70th annual Tony Awards.”A host has yet to be announced, but Great White Way alum Darren Criss emceed last year’s Stars in the Alley. The productions are subject to change but then the rain-or-shine event is FREE!last_img read more

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Cricket News England women outclass India women in first Twenty20 in Barsapara

first_imghighlights India has lost five consecutive Twenty20 Internationals since 2018 World T20.India were whitewashed 3-0 in the series against New Zealand.India lost in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 in 2018 in West Indies. New Delhi: India’s woes in the shortest format of the game continued as they suffered their fifth straight loss in Twenty20 Internationals during the first game against England at Barsapara, Guwahati. Tammy Beaumont’s attacking fifty and a wonderfull spell of bowling from Katherine Brunt and Linsey Smith helped England register a 41-run win and take a 1-0 lead in the series. Beaumont was well assisted by Heather Knight as she smashed 40 off 20 balls to propel England to a healthy total. India won the toss and chose to bowl but they were undone by a solid opening stand of 89 from Danielle Wyatt and Beaumont. Both shared a partnership of 89 in just 11.3 overs and it took Shikha Pandey to break the stand. After getting Natalie Sciver cheaply, Beaumont shared a 59-run stand for the third wicket. Knight, in partciular, was severe on Arundhati Reddy as she smashed the bowler for five consecutive boundaries in the 18th over. After smashing Deepti Sharma for her sixth boundary, Knight departed for 40 but her onslaught helped England reach 160/4.In response, India started well with Sciver and Anya Shrubsole conceding nine and 11 runs respectively. Having contributed with the bat, Beaumont chipped in with the ball by getting rid of debutant Harleen Deol for eight. That brought about a terrible collapse from which India never recovered.RELATEDSmriti Mandhana, who was the in-form player for India in the recent New Zealand series and ODIs against England, holed out to long on off the bowling of Linsey Smith for 2. Jemimah Rodrigues fell in the same over for 2 and their fate was sealed when Mithali Raj fell to Kate Cross for 7. With Veda Krishnamurthy struggling to get going, India managed just 46/5 in 10 overs and the asking rate was over 10.Arundhati Reddy and Shikha Pandey only delayed the inevitable as India slumped to a big loss. Having been whitewashed 0-3 recently in the series against New Zealand, India’s woes in the shortest format continue, following their loss to England in the semi-final of the ICC World T20, 2018 which was held in the West Indies.The second Twenty20 International will be played at the same venue on March 7 and England will be hoping to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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