Detained journalist prevented from seeing his lawyer


first_img Help by sharing this information May 11, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Organisation Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term June 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained journalist prevented from seeing his lawyer More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Uznews correspondent Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov’s brother Bakhrom Abdurakhmanov, who is acting as his lawyer, was unable to visit him on 25 June in the detention centre in Nukus, the capital of the western autonomous region of Karakalpakstan, where he has been held on a trumped-up drugs charge for the past three weeks.An official at the prison told him: “The directors are absent, and there is no one here who can decide whether or not we can let you see him.”Bakhrom Abdurakhmanov said: “The detention centre’s authorities are guilty of a gross violation of article 53.2 of Uzbekistan’s criminal code, which says that if a suspect is detained, his lawyer has the right to talk to him in private as many times and for as long as he wants.”The Uznews correspondent for Karakalpakstan, Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov is being held on a charge of possessing and using drugs, which he denies. He has often written about the Aral Sea environmental catastrophe’s impact on the population and public health, and Uznews regards him as “Karakalpakstan’s only independent journalist.” Receive email alerts News News 11.06 – Journalist arrested on trumped-up drug charge in western regionReporters Without Borders has just learned that journalist and human rights activist Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov is being held in the western autonomous region of Karakalpakstan on a drug possession charge which fellow journalists believe was trumped up. A criminal court in the regional capital of Nukus ordered him placed in pre-trial detention today but the exact date of his arrest is not yet known. According to an unconfirmed report, he was arrested on 7 June, two days before the start of a government-run seminar in Tashkent on press freedom.“We condemn Abdurakhmanov’s arrest just as the authorities were organising a conference on media freedom in Tashkent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is proof of the cynicism of a government that continues to jail journalists and human rights activists. As in previous cases, the drug charge seems to be just a pretext for portraying a prisoner of conscience as an ordinary detainee.”The regional director of the Committee for the Protection of Human Rights in Karakalpakstan, Abdurakhmanov is also a reporter for independent news websites. His colleagues suspect that the drug possession charge was fabricated and the real reason for his arrest was his journalistic activities. News Follow the news on Uzbekistan News RSF_en New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Breach Of COVID-19 Advisory By Any Officers/ Staffs In Judiciary Will Be Treated As Misconduct And Attract Action: Karnataka HC


first_imgNews UpdatesBreach Of COVID-19 Advisory By Any Officers/ Staffs In Judiciary Will Be Treated As Misconduct And Attract Action: Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber8 May 2020 8:38 AMShare This – xKarnataka High Court issues circular stating that if officers and officials of its don’t strictly follow the COVID-19, Instructions/Advisory issued any breach of the same would be treated as ‘misconduct’ which would attract action as per Rules. The circular reads that “As per the Instructions/Advisory issued along with this office notification dated 21.04.2020 and the…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?LoginKarnataka High Court issues circular stating that if officers and officials of its don’t strictly follow the COVID-19, Instructions/Advisory issued any breach of the same would be treated as ‘misconduct’ which would attract action as per Rules. The circular reads that “As per the Instructions/Advisory issued along with this office notification dated 21.04.2020 and the directions issued by the Hon’ble Committee constituted to monitor the implementation of the Advisory issued by the High Court of Karnataka for containment of COVID-19 in respect of Staff of High Court including Benches and District Judiciary, the officers and officials of this office are hereby directed to strictly follow the Instructions/Advisory issued along with the office notification dated 21.04.2020 and any breach of the same would be treated as ‘misconduct’which would attract action as per Rules. ” Further, the officers / officials who have been on any kind of leave and has left the headquarters on or before 24.03.2020, while reporting to duty for the first time, shall get examined themselves before the Doctors in High Court Dispensary and as per the medical advice, if necessary, they must be ready to undergo compulsory home quarantine for a period of 14 days.Click Here To Download Circular[Read Circular] Next Storylast_img read more

Paragon Offshore files for administration in UK


first_imgDrilling contractor Paragon Offshore has filed an application for administration in the United Kingdom to advance its Chapter 11 plan. The driller said on Wednesday that it filed an application with the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Companies Court of England and Wales for the appointment of two partners of Deloitte LLP to serve as joint administrators of the company in the United Kingdom.A hearing on the application is expected to be scheduled shortly in London at the English Court. Paragon’s decision to apply for the appointment of the proposed administrators is a necessary component of the consensual plan of reorganization under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code that the company announced on May 2, 2017.Under the consensual plan, Paragon’s existing equity will be deemed worthless and the company’s secured creditors and unsecured bondholders will receive equity in a new reorganized parent company.“We believe that the appointment of administrators is an important positive step forward in Paragon’s restructuring process,” said Dean E. Taylor, Paragon’s President and Chief Executive Officer.“In connection with their support of the consensual plan, which contemplates the appointment of the proposed administrators, the ad hoc committee of term lenders, the steering committee of revolving lenders, and our unsecured creditors’ committee each also support the application. Our consensual plan will eliminate more than $2.4 billion of existing debt and allow us to emerge from chapter 11 as a stronger, better positioned company capable of managing the challenges of this difficult environment.”Taylor further added: “If the application is approved by the English Court, the next milestone will be our confirmation hearing, scheduled to commence June 7, 2017 in Delaware, following which, if confirmed, we expect to emerge from chapter 11 in July.”Under administration, Paragon said it will continue to conduct business in its normal course. Drilling contracts will continue and vendors and employees will continue to be paid. The administrators will assume all powers to manage the affairs of the company; however, Paragon’s existing board has agreed to remain involved in an advisory capacity to the administrators until the company emerges from chapter 11, and the existing executive management team will remain responsible for the operational management of the Paragon group.last_img read more