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New terrorism charge brought against journalist serving 30-month sentence for defamation

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan News Organisation July 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New terrorism charge brought against journalist serving 30-month sentence for defamation June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF_en to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News April 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders said it strongly condemned a decision to bring new charges of terrorism and inciting racial and religious hatred against independent journalist Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor of the Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan daily newspapers, who was notified of the charges yesterday.Fatullayev is already serving a 30-month sentence for “defaming” and “insulting” Azerbaijanis under article 147.2 of the criminal code. The sentence was passed on 20 April and was upheld by an appeal court on 6 June.“The authorities must put an end to the judicial persecution of this opposition journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The grounds for these new charges are unclear. No new allegations have been cited by the investigators, who nonetheless ordered a search of the premises of the newspapers and Fatullayev’s home.”The press freedom organisation added: “The sole apparent reason for this new prosecution seems to have been an article in Realny Azerbaijan mentioning the threat of a conflict with Iran. In reality, the new charges seem to have been motivated by political considerations.”The national security ministry opened an investigation on 16 May into the possibility that Fatullayev was guilty of crimes against national security and ordered his transfer from Bayil prison to its own detention centre.Yesterday Fatullayev was notified that he was being charged with terrorism under article 214 (1) of the criminal code (which carries a sentence of five to eight years) and inciting racial and religious hatred under article 283 2.2 (which carries a sentence of four years).He got the 30-month sentence for an article that said the Azerbaijani armed forces shared responsibility with their Armenian counterparts for the deaths of hundreds of civilians during an attack by Armenian troops in 1992 on the village of Khojali in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Seals have been put over the entrances to his two newspapers. ————————————————————Appeal court confirms 30-month jail term for detained newspaper editorReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at an appeal court’s decision on 6 June to uphold a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for Eynulla Fatullayev, founder and editor of the daily newspapers Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan, for defaming and insulting Azerbaijanis under article 147.2 of the criminal code. He has been held ever since the sentence was passed on 20 April.“This decision confirms an exceptionally disproportionate sentence,” the press freedom organisation said. “At the same time, Fatullayev has been notified of new, terrorism-related charges against him, without being given any details of these charges. The two newspapers he edited have been closed illegally and his conditions of detention are cause for concern about his health and safety.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We support Fatullayev’s appeal to the authorities to guarantee his safety and provide him with acceptable conditions of detention.”Fatullayev has reported that guards threatened him and pointed a gun at his head when he was transferred on 29 May from Bail prison to the national security ministry detention centre. Since the transfer, he has been given hardly any food and water and has been forced to sleep on his bed’s metal frame, with no mattress or blanket. He has written several letters to national security minister Eldar Mahmudov to demand normal conditions of detention, without getting a reply.Fatullayev was convicted over online posts attributed to him that said the Azerbaijani armed forces shared responsibility with their Armenian counterparts for the deaths of hundreds of civilians during an attack by Armenian troops in 1992 on the village of Khojali in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.A respected journalist, Fatullayev used to work for the Monitor, whose editor, Elmar Huseynov, was murdered in March 2005. With a daily print run of 30,000 copies, Realny Azerbaijan is well-known for criticising the government.Serious fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region in 1992. A cease-fire has been in effect since 1994 but no peace accord has ever been reached.Read the 30 May 2007 press release: “Journalist serving sentence for libel transferred to national security ministry centre” News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijanlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 3, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We should see sunshine across the state again today, our last day of pleasant weather before shifting into a wet period for tomorrow. Clouds will be on the increase this evening after sunset. Scattered showers move in tomorrow, and continue through a good part of Friday. Rain totals are still expected to be minor at up to a half an inch with coverage at 90% of the state. However, some models are trying to ramp up those rain totals a bit. We are standing pat this morning. Clouds will try to give way to from west to east as we move into the later part of the day on Friday. The weekend starts nice on Saturday with plenty of sun and mild temps. However, on Sunday clouds will increase ahead of our next system. That system is coming a little faster but still has some good moisture with it this morning. That being said, we are going to shave a little off the top end of the event in our forecast right now. Showers can start to fall after midnight Sunday night in far NW Ohio, but will generally wait over a majority of the state until Monday morning. Rains then continue through Monday night, ending by sunrise Tuesday morning. Rain totals are expected in the .5”-1” range and we are keeping coverage at near 90%. We do thin that thunderstorms are no longer a significant concern, although we wont rule out a couple here and there. With out the thunderstorms, the highest end of the previous rain range just is not likely. The map at right shows precipitation totals from now through Tuesday morning. Tuesday features a mix of clouds and sun, and while we can’t rule out a shower or two, we don’t expect a lot of moisture in this time frame. However, it is becoming clear that we can’t quite get through the day with no moisture. These widely scattered showers will end up with coverage at 30% or less. Partly sunny skies are expected for Wednesday. However, rain then moves into southern Indiana Wednesday night through Thursday morning, bringing up to .3” with 80% coverage. We likely miss out up north. The rest of Thursday we turn out partly sunny and see mostly sunny skies on Friday. The extended period stars off drier, as we are moving our bigger rain chances back a couple of days. However, there is significant disagreement among many models on how the pattern unfolds with regard to timing and intensity of precipitation going all the way back to the midweek system for next week. Right now, are going to keep the 13th and 14th mostly dry, but then look for several waves of moisture coming through for the 15th through the 18th. Those waves still can bring big rains, with 1-3” possible combined. However, again, the timing of the moisture and fronts is not set in stone by any means, and we could be seeing some changes in this forecast from next Wednesday forward over the next few days. The overall total moisture for the period is similar…but when and how does it come through?last_img read more

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Denver Pot Growers Help Boost Power Use

first_imgPlants need lots of lightJeffrey Ackermann, director of the state’s Energy Office, told The Post Colorado’s energy use has been increasing by 1% to 2% a year, partly in response to a growth in population. The increased number of growing houses is a contributor.Plants cultivated indoors need artificial light in order to stimulate growth, and the lights produce a lot of heat, which in turn ramps up the demand for air conditioning.One possible answer are adjustable light-emitting diodes, which don’t produce as much heat as conventional bulbs. Grow houses that installed them could lower their demand for AC, and cut energy use. Tests are underway to see if the LEDs can be deployed without harming the plants, a spokesman for the utility Xcel said.Citing a study by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, UtilityDive.com said the electricity needed to grow a module of four plants is about the same as what’s needed to run 29 refrigerators.Last year, Boulder County, Colorado, just to the west of Denver began imposing a 2.16 cents per kWh surcharge on pot growers to help offset greenhouse gas emissions for which they were responsible. Marijuana growers in Denver, Colorado, are responsible for nearly half of the city’s growth in power consumption, and they’re making it tough for the city to meet its energy efficiency goals.The state’s marijuana grow houses, many of which are located in Denver, are using as much as 200 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, according to a report published by The Denver Post. In Denver alone, the 354 growing facilities used about 121 kWh of electricity in 2013, an increase of 35 million kWh, or 35%, over 2012.The surge in power use is complicating Denver’s efforts to cap consumption at 2012 levels, and city officials sought guidance earlier this month from the U.S. Department of Energy at a forum in nearby Golden, Colorado.“It’s a big issue for us,” said Sonrisa Lucero, described by The Post as a strategist. “We really do need some assistance in finding some good technology.”The irony is that assistance could be coming from the federal government, which considers marijuana illegal under federal law despite its acceptance for medicinal use in nearly half the states in the country and recreational use in several others, including Colorado. Energy Undersecretary Franklin Orr said the government would “promote best practices and provide technical help though an Office of Technology Transitions,” the newspaper said.last_img read more

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