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August 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm I attended the reconsecration service when St. James the Great was won back from the congregation that couldn’t abide same-gender marriage and female priests. I am a member of a parish that was borne out of St. James the Great, St. Wilfrid’s in Huntington Beach. I interviewed with Rev. Cindy for the position of office administrator months after the reconsecration before the punitive actions of Bishop Bruno, and was given some insight into church finances that was 180 degrees opposed to the financial picture painted by Bishop Bruno during the hearing and repeated to me since by congregants of St. Wilfrid’s who feel Bishop Bruno has been unjustly maligned. My conclusion is that opening the doors once again of Newport Beach’s St. James the Great as an Episcopal Mission Church to its faithful and lawful Episcopal congregation is long overdue. Justice has been done. Maybe the third time will finally, rightfully, be the charm. Bishop Bruno was wrong from the get-go on this issue. At the same time, I believe what our new Bishop John Taylor said, that no person’s life can be condemned on one mistake, and there is much to be lauded and grateful for in Bishop Bruno’s long tenure. As far as I can see, there is no pattern of misconduct here, just a human being’s late-in-life tunnel-visioned goal to fill the diocese treasury before retirement, to end a successful career on a praise-worthy note. That his mistake hurt so many people and the diocese because of the path he chose to pursue his goal is the definition of tunnel vision. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] The hearing panel that considered disciplinary action against Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno issued a final order Aug. 2 reaffirming its draft recommendation that he be suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct.The hearing panel also strongly recommends to the Diocese of Los Angeles that “as a matter of justice” it immediately suspend its efforts to sell St. James the Great’s property in Newport Beach, California, that it restore the congregation and vicar to the church building, and that it reassign St. James the Great appropriate mission status.The five-person panel said that it is convinced the Diocese of Los Angeles, particularly its Standing Committee with the supportive leadership of its recently ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor, must consciously choose to take part in a process of self-examination and truth-telling around these unfortunate and tragic events.The hearing panel conducted three days of testimony on those allegations in March. Bruno subsequently attempted to sell the property as the panel considered how to rule on the case. That attempt earned Bruno two ministerial restrictions from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The most recent came just a day before the final order when Curry removed St. James from Bruno’s authority and put the congregation under Los Angeles Bishop Coadjutor John Taylor’s control. The previous restriction was designed to prevent Bruno from trying again to sell the property.Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV is president of the hearing panel that considered the case against Bruno. The panel, appointed by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops from among its members, includes Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio.The original case against Bruno involved his unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the church property to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash. That effort prompted the members of St. James to bring misconduct allegations against Bruno, alleging he violated church law.Forty days after the final order is issued, the Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, has 20 days to sentence Bruno as provided in the order. He can appeal that sentence and, if he does, the sentence is not imposed while the appeal proceeds. Meanwhile, however, the order is clear that Curry’s partial restrictions on Bruno remain in force, the order said.The hearing panel found Bruno guilty of the St. James complainants’ allegations that Bruno violated church canons because he:failed to get the consent of the diocesan standing committee before entering into a contract to sell the property;misrepresented his intention for the property to the members, the clergy and the local community at large;misrepresented that St. James the Great was not a sustainable congregation;misrepresented that the Rev. Cindy Evans Voorhees, St. James’ vicar, had resigned;misrepresented to some St. James members that he would lease the property back to them for a number of months and that the diocese would financially aid the church; andengaged in conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy by “misleading and deceiving” the clergy and people of St. James, as well as the local community, about his plans for the property and for taking possession of the property and locking out the congregation.Taylor issued a statement saying that “Bishop Bruno’s 40 years of ordained ministry and 15 years as sixth bishop of Los Angeles are not summed up by this order or the events that precipitated it.”The bishop coadjutor called him “a courageous, visionary leader.”“Like every successful executive inside and outside the church, he would be the first to acknowledge that there are things he would have done differently,” Taylor said. “I look forward to continuing to learn from him and consult with him about the life of the diocesan community he has served and loves so well.”Taylor said he and the Standing Committee “will do everything we can to promote a just solution that takes into account the interests of all in our community (including the faithful members of the Newport Beach church) and gives us the opportunity to move forward together. In a dispute such as this one, truth-telling, open communication, and reconciliation can be difficult for everyone involved.”The St. James congregants said they “deeply thank the hearing panel for its diligent hard work to get to the truth, administer fair justice and foster reconciliation.” They said the “hearing panel’s final recommendation points the way forward for the Diocese of Los Angeles and its leadership.”“We believe the reconciliation process begins now, and we look forward to a time – in the near future, we hope and believe – when we are back in our holy church and the Diocese of Los Angeles is once again a strong, united and joyful community in Christ, dedicated to spreading God’s word and doing His work on earth,” the St. James statement said.The congregation has been worshipping in a meeting room at the Newport Beach City Hall. Its canonical status with the diocese is in limbo.The first attempted sale of St. James occurred less than 18 months after Bruno reopened St. James in late 2013, after recovering the property via a lawsuit prompted by a split in the congregation. Three other congregations in the diocese also split in disputes about the Episcopal Church’s full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church.Bruno’s effort to sell the property even after the March hearing, which the bishop tried to conceal, earned him a rebuke from the hearing panel in June. The panel said Bruno had to stop trying to sell the property during the disciplinary process. If he did try, or succeeded, before the panel decided the original case against him, that behavior would be “disruptive, dilatory and otherwise contrary to the integrity of this proceeding,” the panel said at the time. The same was true of his failure to give the panel the information it asked for about the accusations, the notice said. Such behavior violates the portion of canon law that governs the behavior of clerics who face disciplinary actions (Canon IV.13.9(a) page 151 here).A few days later, on June 29, Curry placed his initial restriction on Bruno’s ministry.Bruno’s July 10 appeal of the panel’s sanctions failed.Curry’s Aug. 1 restriction came about 10 days after a draft of the hearing panel’s order became public in late July. Tags Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC August 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm I am heartened that this matter has been properly adjudicated and that the panel is urging that “the Diocese of Los Angeles, particularly its Standing Committee with the supportive leadership of its recently ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor, must consciously choose to take part in a process of self-examination and truth-telling around these unfortunate and tragic events.”None of us can stand before God and claim we are without sin but those who have been entrusted with authority must wield it carefully and lawfully. Now it is time for the divided Diocese of Los Angeles and the fractured community of St. James the Great to begin the hard work of reconciliation and rebuilding: the work of the church needs to continue. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR mike geibel says: August 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm I have known Jon since 1994 and while I am not familiar with the evidence and testimony presented in this case, he is someone I love and admire. I remember him as a loving and caring pastor who always had the best interests of the Diocese at heart. The congregations that left the Episcopal Church and tried to take property held in trust for the Bishop as Corporation Sole should shoulder much of the blame for this fractured relationship. Jon will always have my love and support. Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Mary Ellen Barnes says: Comments (15) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 John Conrad says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 2, 2017 August 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm Dr. Habiby – I agree with Bruno’s past success, but I ask you to note the change in his behavior in dealing with 200+ parishioners and the Vicar at St. James the Great. His lack of pastoral care of tossing 200+ of Christ Children to the wind was vindictive! His past success DOES NOT justify his behavior toward the SJTG parishioners. When a Man is good most of his life and does wrong at the end, and is found GUILTY, are we to only remember the good? Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 3, 2017 at 10:45 pm So very right and true. We are not, as a treasured friend said, Methodists. This Congregation left our church and made the specious claim that they somehow had a property right in this real estate. They were wrong then and they are wrong now. And I am stunned and amazed at my gay friends who forget the reason this congregation left our church in the first place. I have also attended and been a delegate to several diocesan conventions while this was going on and have witnessed personally the manner in which representative of this group conducted themselves. Jon and Mary will always have m y love and support and that of many, many others. Rev. David Justin Lynch says: August 3, 2017 at 1:53 am This is truly unbelievable. Bishop Bruna is an outstanding Bishop of the Church and greatly appreciated across the Communion.During the period of transition between the late Bishops Bloy and Rusack, a great deal of discussion took place as to the viability of the Corporation Sole to give the diocesan Bishop the unique opportunity for mission and service, beyond the budgetrary limitations of the Diocesan Budget. I served on the Diocesan Council through a good portion of Bishop Rusack’s incumbency as Chair of Communication and the Council dtermined that the Corporation Sole invested soley in the Diocesan is to continue as to properties owned by Crporation sole as well as investments and other monetary gifts Utilized by the Dioocesan Bishop for the Good of the Church. A Corporation of the Diocese was established separately to be within the perview of the Diocesan Council. St. James, Newport, having left the Church was brought back to the Episcopal Church by Court Action, and given the circumstances vested in th Corporation Sole. As such the diocesan Bishop has the full right to determine , given the number of Episcopal Churches nearby, as to the viability of a continuing vested Corporation Sole congregation at the Discretion of the Diocesan holding the property within the Corporation Sole. As such, Bishop Bruno had the total responsibilty of determining, and rightly so as Corporation Sole what should be done with property, any monetary gain to accrue to the Corporation Sole for the extra ordinary mission and servcesan Seminarians within the diocese and church, that have included assistance to congregations in urban inner city blighted areas, providing for clergy emergency assistance,, support for diocesan Seminaries, Episcopal Seminaries, and charitable and humanitarian Organizations within the diocese, the province, the Anglican Communion and ecumenical partners. Bishop Bruno has safeguarded this unique and special Legacy as the Diocesan. What the Panel has decided, is surely both unwarranted, this being a Corporation Sole matter in the application of the canons and is excessive. I trust the Presiding Bishop will again review the whole matter of a Corporation Sole, as vested fully, in Los Angeles in the diocesan bishop. A Bishop as dedicated and worthy of his office as Jon Bruno has been in his incumbency should be duly honored for what he has over the years given of himself sacrificially well beyond the call of duty in loyal service to the Diocesan family and the Anglican Communion. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA August 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm The underlying question of Corporate Christian stewardship remains: What is the appropriate capital investment in a mission worship space? I’m thinking something less than the $15-20 Million value of St. James. August 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm Justice will not truly be done until the congregation is restored to its building, not only as to occupancy, but to title thereof. My church will pray for them at Mass this Sunday. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Dr. John Day says: Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Dan Eberly says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET August 3, 2017 at 2:10 am So sad; may we all celebrates the risen Christ who by Scripture welcomes all of us< Walter Stahr says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books August 4, 2017 at 5:45 pm Patricia and Rev. Day; I think you are mistaken. The breakaway congregation was long gone. This was a new congregation of loyal Episcopalians’ with a new reverend installed by Bishop Bruno after the successful litigation against the breakaway group. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest August 3, 2017 at 9:14 am I believe this is the only just resolution to a terrible injustice. Restore the congregation to its rightful place!!! Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev'd Canon Dr. Samir J. Habiby says: Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska August 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm For a cost/benefit analysis, on the capital cost side, the land was donated to the Diocese in the ’40s and the new church was built earlier this century at a cost of $5.5 million, all paid by the parishioners and at no cost to the Diocese.On the benefit side was a growing and dynamic spiritual community on the cusp of financial independence from the Diocese, housed in a mission worship space (although I still like the word “church”) capable of supporting a wide array of spiritual, educational and community service programs that were ongoing or in planning. This amid a Diocese and a national church experiencing a long membership decline. I’m not sure what the exact value of that is, but my back-of-the-envelope estimate is “priceless.” Patricia Neal Jensen says: August 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm Long ago a friend reminded me that we forget that Jesus Christ cares for everyone. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Jon Spangler says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Christina Thom says: Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Hearing panel calls for J. Jon Bruno’s suspension, return of Newport Beach congregation to its building Los Angeles bishop's final sentence pending, due within 40 to 60 days Rector Washington, DC Mary K Freel says: Roger Bloom says: Featured Jobs & Calls Bruno Hearing, August 25, 2017 at 1:00 am Message from the new Bishop of the LA Diocese:‘Citing binding legal contracts and a need to avoid litigation, Bishop Coadjutor John H. Taylor announced Aug. 14 that diocesan leadership will allow the sale of church property in Newport Beach used by the previous congregation of St. James the Great to proceed.”What an ugly spectacle is the Episcopal Church.What an affront to the hopes and dreams of the loyal parishioners at St. James the Great–tossed on the trash heap by a vengeful Bishop, and ratified by him that follows. There is no justice in the Episcopal Church–just hypocrisy and duplicity camouflaged in Bishop’s Robes. In his message, the new Bishop prays for peace and reconciliation while he stabs the dispossessed members in the back. The scars are permanent. The real lesson here is: “NEVER sacrifice your time, money or heart for the Episcopal Church.”It is telling that the Diocese did not disclose the purchase price. The LA Diocese or the TEC could buy the church back from the developer if they wanted to. But the cash payday for a morally and financially bankrupt diocese is more important than all their baptismal vows or the spiritual needs of the membership. Absolutely disgraceful in every way. Evil triumphs. August 4, 2017 at 10:54 am The current congregation, St. James the Great, is NOT the Anglican congregation that left the Episcopal church in 2004. The current congregation is an Episcopal congregation, an inclusive diverse congregation, including many gay and lesbian members. I would urge folks, before commenting, to learn something about the situation, by reading for example the hearing panel’s decision. Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Sarah Sakel Ehret says: Property Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 mike geibel says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis
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Fred HamptonWith the 45th annual International Revolutionary Day on Dec. 4, people commemorated the 1969 assassination of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark by a Chicago Police Department/FBI/Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office death squad. They held the IRD at Ground Zero, 2337 W. Monroe, where the deadly raid took place, against the background of this year’s rebellion against the racist state’s violence against the oppressed Black nation. Mark ClarkChairman Fred Hampton Jr., son of the proletarian revolutionary leader martyred on Dec. 4, 1969, and head of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs, has released a statement on this latest wave of white supremacist counterrevolutionary violence, which includes the savage repression of the Ferguson rebellion and the whitewashing of Eric Garner’s murder.Y’all choking me … y’all choking me! I can’t breathe! In one way or another, y’all got me, mine and all my kind, locked down behind enemy lines, and I can’t leave! Y’all killing me … y’all killing me! From Haiti to Cleveland, to Baltimore and D.C., y’all turning my whole damn community into nothing but a crime scene. Y’all foreclosing my homes and forcing me out into the streets. Y’all choking me … y’all choking me … I can’t breathe!In the Chi, y’all strategically shut down all transportation in the urban areas called the Red Line, then like mad scientists y’all simultaneously shut down 50 public schools at the same damn time. Y’all choking me. Y’all choking me. And I can’t read! Like a double-edged sword that cut both ways and made me bleed, y’all flooded me with water throughout the 9th Ward and the rest of New Orleans, and then denied me and cut off all my water supply in Detroit, and left me to die, like a mass murderer leaving a crime scene.They shooting me … they shooting me! And I can’t stop bleeding! In Florida after Zimmerman was clearly the Triggerman, and clearly gunned that child down, your corrupt-ass courts came quoting some shit about “Stand your ground.” They still shooting me. They still shooting me. And I’m still bleeding! Another child down. This time in Ferguson, Mo. — or better yet, as we call it now: Mike Brown Town!They electroshocking our sex organs. And after they kill us, somehow, in some strange way, our bodies are coming up missing out of them morgues. They sticking plungers up our babies rectums. Some of us been so dogged out, we stuck in denial, while a number of the others got they heads bowed and eyes closed, simply hoping that they baby don’t be the next one.In CHIRAQ!, they done shot Ronald Johnson all in his back. Then in New York, Eric Garner family had to tell his babies that daddy ain’t never coming back!They choking me. They choking me! And I can’t breathe!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Previous articleSign-up for NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants Extended to March 22Next articleHearing on Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Doesn’t Include Ethanol Industry Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Feb 25, 2013 Home Indiana Agriculture News Institute Gives Students Global Perspective on Hunger Facebook Twitter Institute Gives Students Global Perspective on Hunger SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana high school students studying to help end world hunger can compete at Purdue University in April to earn a place among their peers at an international symposium organized by the World Food Prize Foundation.The Global Youth Institute program allows students to research topics related to food insecurity and present their findings at a state and global level and in front of audiences of educators, scientists, researchers, experts and fellow students.In Indiana, students will begin by attending the World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University, home of World Food Prize laureates Philip E. Nelson in 2007 and Gebisa Ejeta in 2009. The World Food Prize often is referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Agriculture.”The state-level program is open at no cost for ninth- through 12th-graders who research and write a paper on a topic related to food security in developing countries under the guidance of one of their teachers, who serves as a mentor. Students will present their research to their peers during the Purdue symposium, and the top five participants will be chosen as Indiana’s delegates to the Global Youth Institute in October in Des Moines, Iowa, where the World Food Prize Foundation is based.The required research meets Indiana state educational standards, serves as a class project and enables the students to gain a perspective unmatched by few of their peers, said Donna Keener, academic coordinator for Purdue’s Department of Food Science.“The World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue is a unique opportunity for students and their mentor teachers to come together to interact with experts on global food security issues,” Keener said. “The research project leading up to the event is a chance for students to reach understanding beyond their own community and life experiences toward the complexities and urgency of feeding our world population, which takes students to a level of understanding far beyond most of their peers.”Students selected to attend the Global Youth Institute become eligible for the Borlaug-Ruan International Internships, which are all-expenses-paid trips that give students the chance to work with a leading researcher at an international research station for eight weeks.Purdue food science student Molly McKneight of Carmel, Ind., who received a Borlaug-Ruan International Internship in 2010, says the experience changed her life. McKneight spent eight weeks at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Ankara, Turkey, where she worked alongside researchers studying wheat’s resistance to soil-borne pathogens.“My experiences with the World Food Prize Foundation have made a significant impact on my life and the path I envision for myself,” said McKneight, who now is studying in Scotland and has also worked in Haiti and Senegal. “I still keep in contact with my fellow 2010 interns, and it is really neat to see the incredible work that my peers are doing all over the world. The World Food Prize really does change lives and produce outstanding agents of change.”Additionally, students chosen for the Global Youth Institute can apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture Wallace-Carver Internships when they enter college. The paid summer internships give students the opportunity to work at USDA research centers across the country.Students interested in registering for the World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue must select a country from a list and write a 4-5-page paper on one topic related to food insecurity in that country under the guidance of their mentor. Students also will prepare a 3-5-minute presentation on their topic, which they will present at the institute.To register, visit the online link here. Papers and registration are due by March 8.Source: Purdue Ag Communications
Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Organisation January 28, 2021 Find out more News News News RSF_en Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms to go further Receive email alerts News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures February 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria June 10, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of four US filmmakers and a Nigerian colleague who had been held at the headquarters of the State Security Service since 12 April. Director Sandy Cioffi, reporters Cliff Worsham and Sean Porter, and producer Tammi Sims were released to US embassy personnel on 16 April. The Nigerian who was accompanying them at the time of their arrest, Joel Bisina, was also freed.———-16.04.2008 – Four US filmmakers and Nigerian colleague arrested in Niger DeltaReporters Without Borders calls for the release of four US filmmakers and a Nigerian colleague who were arrested in the Niger Delta on 12 April while making a documentary about the region’s petroleum industry to be called “Sweet Crude.”“The Nigerian authorities have no reason to detain the ‘Sweet Crude’ crew and their Nigerian colleague aside from a desire to control news and information about this troubled region,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their papers were all in order and their presence was known to the authorities. It is shocking to have to remind the government that journalism is not an illegal activity in Nigeria and should, on the contrary, be an inalienable right.”Director Sandy Cioffi, reporters Cliff Worsham and Sean Porter, and producer Tammi Sims were arrested while on a boat near the town of Warri, in the Niger delta. Joel Bisina, the head of Niger Delta Professionals for Development, a local NGO, who was helping them, was also arrested.They are accused of travelling without military authorisation although no law in Nigeria says such a permit is necessary. They were questioned for six hours in Warri until Brig. Gen. Rimtiip Wuyep, the local military commander, ordered their transfer to the headquarters of the State Security Service in the federal capital of Abuja. Their lawyer, Bello Lubebe, has not been allowed to see them.The four American filmmakers entered Nigeria legally on 5 April after notifying the authorities of their intention to shoot footage for their documentary.There has been repeated violence for more than two years in the Niger Delta by both “militants” claiming to defend the interests of the local population and criminal gangs drawn by the petrodollars. The region generates more than 90 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign currency earnings and is responsible for its being the world’s eighth biggest oil exporter, but the local inhabitants are as poor as they were half a century ago. NigeriaAfrica April 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free four US filmmakers and Nigerian colleague
April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more The draconian sentence of “aggravated life imprisonment” that three well-known Turkish journalists received in February has been upheld on appeal. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards the decision, issued by an Istanbul regional court yesterday evening, as an act of judicial lynching. News “These well-known journalists have been subjected to a judicial lynching,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The prospect of their spending the rest of their days behind bars in the harshest form of isolation is quite simply a disgrace for the Turkish authorities. The international community must redouble its efforts to end the completely arbitrary rule that now prevails in Turkey.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF_en Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Receive email alerts Arrested in September 2016, the Altan brothers and Ilıcak were tried in connection with their activities as journalists, in particular, their criticism of the authorities during a TV broadcast on the eve of a coup attempt in July 2016. The already worrying situation of Turkey’s media has become critical since the abortive coup in July 2016. Many media outlets have been closed summarily, without any form of recourse, mass trials are being held and Turkey now holds the world record for the number of professional journalists in prison. It is ranked 157th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation to go further At the beginning of the trial, the prosecutor claimed that Ahmet Altan had transmitted “subliminal messages” during his TV appearance on the eve of the coup attempt. The prosecutor then claimed that all three had made “use of force (…) in an immaterial manner.” It was only after resisting the Constitutional Court’s order for six months that the justice system finally released Mehmet Altan, under judicial control, in June. He will return to prison if his sentence is upheld by the Court of Cassation. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment October 3, 2018 RSF says three Turkish journalists subjected to “judicial lynching” News Their trial was marked by many procedural violations and a refusal to comply with a binding Constitutional Court ruling that Mehmet Altan’s prolonged detention constituted an unwarranted violation of his rights. News News Now that their conviction on a charge of “trying to overthrow constitutional order” has been confirmed, Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak have one last chance, an appeal to Turkey’s Court of Cassation. Otherwise they will spend the rest of their lives in a strict form of solitary confinement. Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more
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