Photographer freed but still facing prosecution

first_img June 15, 2020 Find out more BahrainMiddle East – North Africa News Fardan, who works for the Nurphoto, Demotex and Sipa photo agencies, was arrested at his home in Abu Saiba (west of Manama) at about 3 a.m. on 26 December. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, he was beaten at the time of his arrest.So far, he has not been allowed any visits by his lawyer or family but has been able to telephone them twice. He was transferred to Dry Dock prison yesterday after being held at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department.“We condemn Fardan’s arbitrary arrest and demand his immediate and unconditional release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also call on the Bahraini authorities to stop using arbitrary detention to gag dissident journalists. Such practices constitute a grave threat to freedom of information and flout Bahrain’s international obligations.”When previously arrested in a west Manama café on 8 August, Fardan was beaten and threatened with being killed if he did not cooperate by providing photos of demonstrators. He was released a few hours later, with several injuries. News to go further Organisation Fardan has campaigned hard for the release of his friend and fellow photographer Ahmed Humaidan, who has been held since December 2012 on a charge of attacking a police station in Sitra on 8 April 2012, although he was not even there at the time.Seven other news and information providers are currently detained in Bahrain. News Help by sharing this information October 14, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutorscenter_img January 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer freed but still facing prosecution Receive email alerts Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives March 17, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is relieved by yesterday’s announced release of Ahmed Al-Fardan, a photojournalist who had been held arbitrarily in deplorable conditions since 26 December. He is nonetheless still facing prosecution on a charge of “trying to participate in an illegal demonstration.”———————————————————————————————–2/01/2014Well-known photographer held for past week, beatenReporters Without Borders calls for the release of Ahmed Al-Fardan, an award-winning photojournalist who has been held without charge for the past week. RSF_en Follow the news on Bahrain News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrestlast_img read more

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Clippers beat Phoenix Suns, clinch at least No. 3 playoff seed in Western Conference

first_imgAlsoRivers said it was important for Paul to play all 82 games this regular season, which Paul accomplished for the first time in his 10 NBA seasons. “I think it meant a lot to Chris to prove to himself that he could do that,” Rivers said. “He’s put the work in with his body and he’s gotten the proper amount of rest.” … Austin Rivers did not play due to illness. … Jordan air-balled a free throw with 2:22 left in the first half, drawing perhaps the loudest cheers of the night from Suns fans. PHOENIX >> Chris Paul’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers’ final regular-season game before the NBA playoffs.The Clippers clinched the West’s No. 3 seed with the win.Blake Griffin hit his first six shots on his way to 20 points as Clippers coach Doc Rivers played his starters major minutes with a higher playoff seeding on the line. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 14 rebounds, setting the Clippers’ single-season record for rebounds in a season.L.A. (56-26) can finish with the No. 2 seed if the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets lose their final games today. The Suns were down to eight available players, Archie Goodwin leading Phoenix with a season high 18 points, P.J. Tucker adding 17 with nine rebounds. The Suns finished 39-43 and lost 10 of their final 11 games, the worst end to a regular season since the team’s first as a franchise, 1968-69, when it dropped 11 of the final 12.The Clippers led 32-26 at the end of the first quarter, surged even further ahead by going 6 of 9 from 3-point range in the second period. Paul hit two 3s to make the score 58-41 and J.J. Redick back-to-back 3s for a 66-41 lead.Jordan grabbed his fifth rebound with 3:50 left in the first quarter, and in so doing passed former San Diego Clipper Swen Nater for the most rebounds in a single season in franchise history with 1,217. Nater had 1,216 in 1979-80.Jordan finished with 1,226.The Clippers led by as many as 30 in the second half, but the Suns cut it to 14 on a 3-pointer from Gerald Green. The lead was down to 10, 109-99, with three minutes left, but Phoenix got no closer.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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