Related documents hrant_dink_davasinda_yargi_i_s_in_sonunu_getirmeli-2.pdfPDF – 195.2 KB Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey to go further TurkeyEurope – Central Asia This week saw the eighth anniversary of Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink’s murder, while the trial of his accused killers continues today in Istanbul. Reporters Without Borders hails the recent progress in the judicial investigation and urges the authorities to press on to the end without letting politics influence the outcome. Türkçe / Read in TurkishThe founder and editor of the weekly Agos and a leading civil society figure, Hrant Dink was gunned down in broad daylight in central Istanbul on 19 January 2007. A tireless campaigner for democratization and for reconciliation between Turks and Armenians, he was the victim of a media and judicial lynching in the run-up to his murder.His death was a turning point for Turkish society, which began to ignore the taboo about discussing the Armenian genocide and to debate the fate of Turkey’s minorities more freely. Will light finally be shed on a crime whose shock waves are still being felt eight years later?At the end of a half-hearted trial concerned above all with protecting the state, a court ruled in January 2012 that Ogün Samast, the ultra-nationalist youth from the northeastern city of Trabzon who shot Dink, did so at the behest of a single instigator, Yasin Hayal.The Court of Cassation overturned this ruling in May 2013, opening the way for a more thorough investigation into the suspected instigators and those within the state who are suspected of being accomplices or providing protection. More than a year went by before the judges in charge of the case acted on this ruling, but the judicial investigation is finally making progress.“Now that the judicial system has at last removed its blinkers after a very long wait, the testimony of police and intelligence officers is starting to shed light on the organized nature of Dink’s murder and the involvement of state officials, something that was obvious from the start,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“It remains to be seen whether it is not too late to shed light on all aspects of this murder or whether the case will again be manipulated for political ends. Time is running out if justice is to be rendered to Hrant Dink.”Prolonged injusticeInvestigative journalists such as Nedim Sener, Kemal Göktas and Adem Yavuz Arslan had revealed that members of the police and gendarmerie in Istanbul and Trabzon and members of the MIT intelligence agency received information about the plan to kill Dink and did nothing to prevent it.The European Court of Human Rights reached a similar conclusion and issued a ruling against Turkey in 2010. And after examining the case, the offices of the president and prime minister also criticized the police and intelligence services.Nonetheless, the Turkish judges responsible for the various aspects of the case continued for a long time to refuse to take account of these facts. Obstructive manoeuvres by the police and state agencies, combined with judicial foot-dragging, contributed to the fiasco of the first trial and its verdicts, which Reporters Without Borders condemned as “outrageous.”What little progress was made at that time was due to the tireless efforts of the Dink family’s lawyers, who conducted investigative work that the investigating judges refused to do. It was therefore with great relief that Reporters Without Borders hailed the Court of Cassation decision recognizing that Dink’s murder was a “criminal enterprise” and not just the work of a small group of fanatics. A first step, the organization hopes, towards a thorough examination of the terrorist dimension of this crime.The appeal trial opened in September 2013 but it was not until the end of October 2014 that the court decided to incorporate the Court of Cassation’s findings. Since then, it has been accepted that the police and intelligence services had a role in the murder.Police finally treated as suspectsMost of the various components of the case were then merged into one – an indispensible step for a better understanding. Until then, they had been handled by different courts, which helped complicate the case unnecessarily and led to delays, a lack of cooperation between judges and overall lack of effectiveness. When Reporters Without Borders visited Trabzon in September 2013, it pointed out that it was much harder for the city’s judges to question the behaviour of the local police because of the close relations within the provincial elite.The main investigations into the Istanbul and Trabzon police were finally merged on 7 November 2014. The case of the hit-man, Ogün Samast, who was 17 at the time of the shooting and who was originally tried before a court for minors, was also attached to the main case. Sentenced to 23 years in prison on a charge pre-meditated homicide in 2012, Samast is now additionally charged with “membership of a criminal organization.”The Istanbul prosecutor-general for terrorism and organized crime has been questioning nine senior police and intelligence officials as suspects since November 2014. They include former Istanbul police chief Celalettin Cerrah, former Istanbul deputy prefect Ergün Güngör, former Istanbul police intelligence directors Ahmet Ilhan Güler and Ali Fuat Yilmazer, and the former head of the intelligence department of the General Directorate for Security, Ramazan Akyürek.As a result of the initial hearings, two Trabzon police officers, Muhittin Zenit and Özkan Mumcu, were placed in pre-trial detention on 13 January on charges of negligence and abuse of authority for doing nothing to prevent Dink’s murder. Phone calls reportedly established that Zenit had been told of the murder plans.Ercan Demir, who was recently appointed police chief of the southeastern district of Cizre and who was working in Trabzon police intelligence at the time of the murder, was also arrested on 19 January.CautionNonetheless, problems remain. The case of Retired Colonel Ali Öz, who headed the Trabzon gendarmerie at the time and who is being tried before a Trabzon court on a negligence charge, has yet to be combined with the main Istanbul trial. No progress has been registered in this aspect of the case for the past three years, despite repeated requests by the Dink family’s lawyers pending a Court of Cassation decision. The recent sudden progress in the case has come at a time of extreme tension in Turkey. The judicial system has emerged as one of the chief bones of contention in the rivalry between the government and its former allies in the Gülen Movement, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now regards as public enemy No. 1.A major anti-corruption investigation targeting senior government officials that was launched last December was regarded by the government as a Gülen Movement “conspiracy.” The investigation was suppressed and hundreds of police officers, inspectors, judges and prosecutors have been fired in the past few months.These purges have made it possible to question the police, but they do not necessarily make it more likely that the truth will emerge. In fact, the government could again exploit the trial of Dink’s killers for political ends, as it did already in its battle with former officials who espouse the secularist views of the Turkish Republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. 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News UpdatesSupreme Court Collegium Reiterates Recommendations For Judges Elevation In Kerala, Karnataka, HP High Courts LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 March 2021 6:23 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated earlier recommendations on the appointment of Judges to the High Courts of Kerala, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, following a meeting convened on 2nd March 2021. The Collegium has therefore reaffirmed its recommendation of advocates Viju Abraham, Mohammed Nias C.P. and Paul KK for elevation to the Kerala High Court, Advocate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated earlier recommendations on the appointment of Judges to the High Courts of Kerala, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, following a meeting convened on 2nd March 2021. The Collegium has therefore reaffirmed its recommendation of advocates Viju Abraham, Mohammed Nias C.P. and Paul KK for elevation to the Kerala High Court, Advocate Nagendra Ramachandra Naik to the Karnataka High Court and Satyen Vaidya to the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Kerala High Court Collegium’s recommendation for the elevation of Viju Abraham and six other Advocates, was first considered by the Supreme Court Collegium on 9 October, 2018. Viju Abraham’s case was, however, deferred for consideration on a later date. His case was again deferred by the Collegium on February 12, 2019 as the Collegium had called for certain information from the High Court. Following the receipt of this information, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended Abraham’s appointment in May 2019. Mohammed Nias C.P and Paul KK were recommended to be appointed as judges of the Kerala High Court by the Supreme Court Collegium in March 2019, along with CS Dias, whose appointment was subsequently confirmed in November 2019. For the Karnataka High Court, the Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to appoint Advocate Nagendra Ramachandra Naik as Judge. Naik had first been recommended for the position by the Supreme Court Collegium in October 2019. Advocate Satyen Vaidya, who was originally proposed for elevation as a Himachal Pradesh High Court Judge in April 2019, has also been recommended again. Apart from the above recommendations, the Collegium has approved a proposal to elevate judicial officer A Badharudeen as Judge of the Kerala High CourtNext Story
Bath Bakery’s Batch #5 range has been awarded the Cross Grain Symbol, following testing of its gluten-free products. The bakery, which launched the free-from range earlier this year, invested in a new production facility at Farrington Gurney, specifically for the Batch#5 range, to avoid contamination.The symbol is internationally recognised, and is awarded by Coeliac UK after independent certification.Mark Slevin, Bath Bakery’s managing director, said: “I’m a firm believer that if something’s worth doing then it’s worth doing right.“When we looked at introducing a gluten-free range of goods it was clear that just using gluten-free ingredients wasn’t enough and, from scratch, we had to create an environment free from any possible risk of gluten contamination.“People who want a wheat-free lifestyle, who have wheat or gluten intolerance or are coeliac sufferers are sometimes a little suspicious of products produced in a bakery.“That’s why we opened an entirely new production facility which is completely gluten-free with all risk of contamination eliminated.”He added: “Even the bakers’ sandwiches for lunch have to be zero gluten!”Bath Bakery employs more than 100 people in its 12 shops located in and around the city of Bath.
Sep 14, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today recognized two cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia, including one from March that was first reported yesterday by a WHO official and one from May involving a man who may have become infected after exposure to an ill family member.In both instances, the WHO has retroactively confirmed the cases on the basis of its new criteria for laboratory confirmation. The boy’s case put Indonesia’s count at 64 cases with 49 deaths, and the man, who recovered, represents the country’s 65th officially confirmed case.The 5-year-old boy from East Bekasi in West Java province became ill on Mar 4, was hospitalized 2 days later, and died on Mar 19. The WHO said test results using two different assays revealed high antibody titer for H5N1 on serum samples taken on days 11 and 15 of his illness. Field investigators had determined that the boy had been exposed to sick poultry near his home, where some birds had tested positive for the H5 virus subtype.Investigators identified the second case, in a 27-year-old man from Solok in West Sumatra province, when they traced contacts of the man’s 15-year-old sister who had a confirmed H5N1 infection in May. Her brother spent 6 days caring for her during her hospitalization. On May 28 he experienced mild cough and abdominal discomfort but no fever. His symptoms improved and he recovered in a few days.Despite his mild and atypical symptoms, the brother was tested as part of the health ministry’s contract tracing and management program. He was given a 5-day course of oseltamivir beginning Jun 1 and was placed in voluntary isolation during his recovery.Initial samples were negative for H5N1 infection; however, in August, follow-up testing of paired-serum samples found a fourfold rise in neutralization antibody titer for H5N1, a result that meets WHO’s new criteria for laboratory confirmation.The man reported no contact with diseased or dead poultry before he became ill. Investigators determined that human-to-human transmission resulting from exposure to his sister could not be ruled out.The WHO issued a report confirming his sister’s H5N1 infection on May 29. It said she remained hospitalized, but no details were available on the outcome of her illness.In other developments in Indonesia, the director of the country’s main treatment center for avian flu told participants attending a scientific conference in Jakarta yesterday that avian flu will continue to circulate among the country’s poultry flocks because of shortfalls in vaccination and biosecurity measures, according to an article today in The Jakarta Post.Santoso Soeroso, director of Sulianti Saroso Hospital, said improper vaccination of ducks and chickens may be contributing to the spread of the H5N1 virus. He said authorities are using substandard vaccines and are unable to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs because they lack an unvaccinated control group.Soeroso said recent research in Bali province revealed a vaccine failure rate of 39% and that 60% of the area’s ducks had avian flu.Indonesian agriculture minister Bagoes Poermadjaja told the group that only 60% of the country’s 300 million chickens and ducks had been vaccinated. He said the country lacked resources of early detection and is not adequately compensating citizens for slaughtered birds.He said biosecurity measures are also deficient, and he noted that most cases of avian flu in humans had occurred in provinces where transport of poultry is constant. Poermadjaja also said weak coordination between central government and regional administration hinders the coordination of avian flu prevention and management.See also:Sep 14 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_09_14/en/index.htmlMay 29 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_05_29/en/index.html
The Pirates traveled to North Decatur for the annual County meet and returned home County Champions. The 4×100 relay team of Daimon Austin, Vincent Pavy, Jalen Woods, and Joey Woods broke the County meet record that was set in 2010 with a time of 45.3.1st Place County Champions4x800m (Hunter Butz, Nick Zapfe, Kole Stephens, Jonathon Ralston) 9:30.724x100m (Daimon Austin, Vincent Pavy, Jalen Woods, Joey Woods) 45.3*NEW COUNTY RECORD4x400m (Nick Zapfe, Hunter Butz, Sage O’Mara, Vincent Pavy) 3:53.3Joey Woods- 100m (11.7) & 200m (23.8)Hunter Butz- 1600m (5:09) & 800m (2:15)Nick Zapfe- 400m (54.3)Collin Springmeyer- 300H (50.2)Sawyer Sanders- 3200m (11:12)Daimon Austin- Long Jump (18’10”)Matt Boone- Shot (43’5”)2nd PlaceCollin Springmeyer- High Jump (5’4”) & 110H (17.4)John Redelman- Discus (113’9”)Jonathon Ralston- 1600m (5:13)Sage O’Mara- 400m (57.0)Matthew Stewart- 300H (52.3)Kole Stephens- 800m (2:18.6)Adam Koester- 200m (25.4)3rd PlaceMatthew Stewart- 110H (19.7)Kaden Redelman- Shot (40’1”)Matt Boone- Discus (100’2”)Adam Koester- Long Jump (16’8”) & High Jump (5’2”)4th PlaceDaimon Austin- 100m (12.14)Sean Slagle- 3200m (13.02)
Although average farmland values have increased every year since 1993, recent increases are less pronounced than the 2011-2015 period that recorded significant average farmland value increases in many different regions.Gervais said fewer land transactions in 2018 is consistent with a tight supply of land available for sale and a softening in demand, which is a reflection of farm income levelling off, variable commodity prices and rising borrowing costs.Farm operators need to exercise caution, especially in regions where the growth rate of farmland values significantly exceeded that of farm income in recent years. At the same time, there is still a strong business case for buying more land, but not without carefully weighing the risks and rewards, he said.“There was a strong demand from producers for lower-valued land, which explains part of the average value increase recorded in some regions,” Gervais said. “It’s a strategic investment that can pay off if the operation is able to extract more from that land and improve its overall efficiency.”Advertisement FCC’s Farmland Values Report highlights average changes in farmland values – regionally, provincially and nationally. This year’s report describes changes from January 1 to December 31, 2018, and provides a value range in terms of price per acre. ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – In 2018 the average farmland value in Canada continued its steady climb, was published in a report by Farm Credit Canada, being driven by fewer, but more strategic investments by producers.“With the steady rise in farmland values, producers are making more strategic investments,” according to J.P. Gervais, Chief Agricultural Economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). “Whether it means paying a higher price for land that has potential to be more productive or buying in blocks to improve the efficiency of their operations, producers are sharpening their pencils with an eye on variable commodity prices.”The average value of Canadian farmland has increased by 6.6 percent in 2018, following gains of 8.4 percent in 2017 and 7.9 percent in 2016, according to the FCC’s 2018 Farmland Values Report.- Advertisement -In British Columbia, the average farmland value increased by 6.7 percent in 2018, following gains of 2.7 percent in 2017 and 8.2 percent in 2016.Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador were the only provinces that did not see an increase in farmland values. Quebec experienced the highest average increase at 8.3 percent, followed by Saskatchewan and Alberta, both at 7.4 percent, and British Columbia at 6.7 percent. The rest of the provinces were below the national average with Prince Edward Island’s average increase at 4.2 percent, Manitoba at 3.7 percent, Ontario at 3.6 percent and New Brunswick at 1.8 percent.Nova Scotia recorded a decrease of 4.9 percent in average farmland values, while Newfoundland and Labrador did not have enough publicly reported transactions to fully assess farmland values.Advertisement
The Raiders surprised some people by taking Clelin Ferrell at No. 4 in the NFL Draft.Not that the Ted Hendricks Award winner wasn’t a great player for national champion Clemson. It’s just that most people pegged him as a mid-to-late first-round pick since Khalil Mack, for example, had gone No. 5 overall.Ferrell, the youngest of nine kids, sat down to discuss the term “rookie,” criticism over how high he was drafted … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device
Though traditionally seen as dull but among the most hardworking students in any institute, economics undergraduates have been found to have nearly five sexual partners since starting university classes.A survey of 4,656 undergraduates from 100 British universities conducted by the StudentBeans.com website also found that those studying environmental science had less than two sexual partners, the Daily Mail reported.Undergraduates studying economics had an average of 4.88 sexual partners, followed by those studying social work, community care and counselling (4.7 partners).Next were students of marketing (4.57 partners), while those studying leisure, hospitality, tourism and retail said they had 4.56 sexual partners on average since starting university. Students of agriculture (4.44) came fifth in the table.Other courses that made the top ten for sexual partners included engineering and sports science. At the bottom of the list came those studying environmental sciences who reported having 1.71 sexual partners on average, while those studying Theology were second from bottom with 2.13 partners, the daily said.A small minority of students- just nine percent- rated sex as the most important thing in their university life, compared to more than half (52 percent) who said friends were most important, the Mail reported.