Blogger sentenced to two years in prison

first_img Receive email alerts June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation A district court in the western city of Ganja yesterday sentenced the blogger Bakhtiyar Hajiyev to two years in prison on a charge of evading military service. Hajiyev reacted calmly to the verdict, describing it as “unjust and politically motivated.” His brother said he would appeal.————–Netizen Bakhtiyar Hajiyev refused bail29 April 2011A second hearing in netizen Bahthiyar Hajiyev’s trial before a Nizami district court in the city of Ganja was held yesterday. Facing a charge of desertion (under article 321.1 of the penal code) brought against him in January, he was arrested on 4 March after calling on Facebook for demonstrations against the government. He faces two years behind bars if convicted.A graduate of Harvard and a former opposition candidate, Hajiyev has complained of being a victim of a politically-motivated trial linked to his online activities. In November 2010, he posted videos on social networks in which he condemned the results of legislative elections.During yesterday’s hearing, Hajiyev was allowed to take a seat next to his lawyers. Judge Emin Akhundov permitted a small amount of video footage to be taken but otherwise banned all forms of recording during the session. Hajiyev’s request for bail was turned down. A request for all charges to be dropped was not even examined by the court.Hajiyev, whose trial began on 19 April, complained of being the victim of repeated violence while held in prison and of being threatened with rape. The judge however refused to call witnesses over the conditions of his detention.His pre-trial detention has been extended twice. His lawyers have appealed against these decisions to the European Court of Human Rights.Reporters Without Borders urges the Azerbaijani authorities to release Hajiyev immediately and to drop the charges against him. The organization calls on the government to respect the international conventions that it has ratified by respecting freedom of expression. June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News to go furthercenter_img News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan May 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger sentenced to two years in prison April 9, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors 2017 Mother of the Year Tonita Fernandez

first_imgHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Pasadena teacher Tonita Fernandez will be honored as 2017 Mother of the Year by the Pasadena Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on Saturday, May 13, during the 29th Annual Fashionetta Salute to Mothers and Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Glendale Hilton, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Fernandez is the Diversity Coordinator and teaches ?rst grade at Chandler School in Pasadena, one of the African American teachers handling core subjects. Students and parents see her as a teacher who instills the passion to learn, being a warm, nurturing, enthusiastic and caring teacher.Fernandez graduated from Pasadena High School and has a Bachelor’s degree from LaVerne College and a Master’s in Education/Human Development from Paci?c Oaks College.She is the proud mother of six children – one girl and ?ve boys – plus 22 godchildren. She has adopted three of her children and is doing foster care with two of her children as she completes the adoption process.Fernandez said she feels blessed to be able to make a difference in the lives of these children and spends a great deal of time and dedication encouraging and directing their path.Fernandez loves to help children thrive and be their best. She achieves this in her personal, professional and volunteer life, working with Camp?re Boys and Girls, Group Homes, Sycamores and the National Foster Care Organization.Fernandez also owns and operates Superstar Education and Enrichment for Kids, a private tutoring and enrichment center that is more commonly known as “the cottage.”Her primary goal with this facility is to provide services to children from all environments with a special focus on foster children where she helps them move forward socially and academically. She has worked with low-income, under-served and neglected youth her entire career.Fernandez finds time out of her busy life to craft, hike, coach sports and travel. She enjoys gospel music and considers such songs as “If I Could Help Somebody” and “I Won’t Complain” her favorites. Her life philosophy is “In life, it is not about what you can get but what you can give.”To attend the Fashionetta event and join the recognition for Tonita Fernandez, visit www.thepaif.org and purchase a ticket. Your support is needed and appreciated. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Featured Banner Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors 2017 Mother of the Year Tonita Fernandez From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 5:45 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Shumlin, Comcast to unveil plan to connect low-income Vermonters to the Internet on Thursday

first_imgComcast Cable,Comcast and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will host a press conference to kick off the Internet Essentials Program in Vermont, a new initiative that helps connect low-Income families with children who are eligible for a free lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to the Internet. The goal of Internet Essentials is to help get more American families online and help close the digital divide.   WHO:          Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin – CONFIRMED                       Vermont Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell (invited)                       Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith (invited)                       City of Winooski Mayor Michael O’Brien – CONFIRMED                       City of Winooski Superintendent of Schools Mary Martineau – CONFIRMED                      Mary Alice McKenzie, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington – CONFIRMEDMark Reilly, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast  Northeast Division – CONFIRMED WHEN:          Thursday, September 15 at Noon (*Speaking program begins at 12:15 PM)                       WHERE:         O’Brien Community Center 32 Malletts Bay Avenue, Winooski, VT 05404 BACKGROUND:While America has increasingly become a digital nation, many low-income families are left at a great disadvantage because they don’t have Internet service at home. Internet Essentials has been designed to address this problem and help make broadband adoption a reality for more families. It addresses all three of the main barriers to broadband adoption that research has identified: 1) a lack of understanding of how the Internet is relevant and useful; 2) the cost of a home computer and, 3) the cost of Internet service. Comcast is asking for help from parents, educators, community leaders and other government officials to join in this effort, spread the word and help increase broadband adoption across Vermont.last_img read more

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Berlin Officials Vote to Divest

first_imgBerlin Officials Vote to Divest FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Alexander C. Kaufman for the Huffington Post:Berlin’s parliament voted Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies.The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the city’s pension fund — worth $852.8 million, or €750 million — to divest from shares of German oil giants RWE and E.ON, as well as the French behemoth Total.The move comes a week after Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, vowed to end its investments in fossil fuels companies, making Berlin the seventh major Western city to join a divestment movement that already includes Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Seattle and Melbourne. In September, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged the city’s five pension funds — worth a collective $160 billion — to sell their $33 million exposure to coal, by the far the dirtiest fossil fuel.A handful of smaller U.S. cities have pledged to curtail fossil fuel investments, too.Full Item: Berlin Is The Latest City To Pull Out Of Fossil Fuelslast_img read more

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