Call for release of blogger held for past two months

first_imgNews April 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of blogger held for past two months News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation CubaAmericas News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Help by sharing this information center_img October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls on the Cuban authorities to quickly release Angel Santiesteban-Prats, a writer and blogger who has been held for the past two months and who has been on hunger strike since his transfer to a different prison at the start of this month. He is now in an isolation cell.“On 9 April, the same day that the authorities acceded to calls for dissident journalist Calixto Martínez’s release, Santiesteban-Prats was transferred to Prison 1850 in the Havana suburb of San Miguel del Padrón and was subjected to a ‘maximum-severity’ regime of treatment.“His detention is both cruel and absurd. The authorities are trying to make an example out of him, but they will never be able to prevent the population from expressing itself in diverse ways. We urge them to release him without delay. At the same time, we appeal to him to abandon his hunger strike.“The Cuban government took over the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in January, but it has yet to honour its international obligations as regards human rights and fundamental freedoms. The other CELAC members should remind Cuba of this requirement.”Arrested on 28 February to begin serving a five-year jail sentence, Santiesteban-Prats was placed in an isolation cell, without water or light, when he went on hunger strike following his transfer to Prison 1850. Currently allowed to use the phone for only a few minutes a day, he reported on 22 April that prison guards had held him down and forced him to drink a filthy liquid that made him ill.Santiesteban-Prats received the five-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges of “home violation” and “injuries” at the end of a summary trial on 8 December.The winner of major literary prizes, he was arrested several times prior to the trial in connection with the political views he expressed. The harassment increased after he created his blog, The children no one wanted, in which he criticized the government.One other news provider is currently detained in Cuba. It is Luis Antonio Torres, a reporter for the government newspaper Granma, who was arrested in 2011 and was sentenced in July 2012 to 14 years in prison on spying charges for which no evidence has ever been produced. Reporters Without Borders also calls for his rapid release. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Cuba News CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

RFE/RL correspondent held illegally in Almaty for the past six days

first_img Receive email alerts News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia February 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Kazakhstan January 15, 2021 Find out more Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections December 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RFE/RL correspondent held illegally in Almaty for the past six dayscenter_img News Reporters Without Borders voiced support today for the complaint which its Kazakh partner organisation, Journalists in Danger, yesterday sent to the interior minister about the illegal arrest of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty correspondent Azamat Zhetpysbayev, who has been detained in Almaty since 15 December without being told why.“We call on the police to either release Zhetpysbayev immediately or to inform him of the charges against him, so that he can defend himself,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He was arrested by a police unit that usually handles financial cases, which reinforces our suspicion about the nature of the charges that could be brought against him. Accusations of financial crimes have often been used as a pretext for silencing the opposition in the past.”Zhetpysbayev went missing on 15 December after taking part in a news conference on democracy in Kazakhstan. His employer told the news agency Reuters yesterday that he was being held in Almaty prison.Journalists in Danger thinks he is being held for political reasons. “We interpret Azamat Zhetpysbayev’s arrest on the eve of a four-day holiday and his continuing detention without being able to consult his lawyer as an attempt to intimidate him and subject him to psychological harassment,” the organisation wrote in its letter to the interior minister.The organisation believes Zhetpysbayev was arrested because of his close links with Makhambet Abzhan, the head of the youth wing of the opposition Communist Party, who was himself recently arrested. to go further News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Home from home’ Danu delivery suite officially opens at UMHL

first_imgJoint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Previous articleMunster great Peter Stringer calls time on illustrious careerNext articleVicky Phelan will use settlement to fund help for others Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedin TAGSDanu SuitehealthHSEUMHLUniversity Maternity Hospital Limerick World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’ UMHL hosts virtual Ceremony of Remembrance for families who have experienced loss NewsHealthVideo‘Home from home’ Danu delivery suite officially opens at UMHLBy Cian Reinhardt – June 26, 2018 4296 Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital UNIVERISTY Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) has this today, Tuesday, June 26 officially opened the Danu Suite, the ‘home from home’ delivery room for women with less complex pregnancies.This refurbishment project includes a pool for water immersion in labour and, in line with the National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026, provides for greater maternal choice and the normalisation of labour.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initiative is the result of focused multidisciplinary teamwork at UMHL. And it follows significant input from service users who were instrumental in choosing the colours, facilities and layout of the room.   Having the newly refurbished, comfortable, low-tech birth room with labour aids and pool is very much in line with the recommendations of the National Maternity Strategy – in having an interim alongside birth room – and is an example of UMHL’s responsiveness and willingness to provide choice for women and deliver on the strategy in Limerick.The name has been chosen by UMHL staff after the Celtic goddess Danu, who is associated with the Tuath De Danann, with fertility and abundance and with water.The room is intended for women on supported care pathway; defined in the Strategy as suitable for normal risk mothers and babies, with midwives leading and delivering care in a multidisciplinary framework.Women are offered the opportunity to labour in water for pain relief. Water for labour is a package of care which includes the actual water and the associated environment. Efforts are made to support a calm, positive and peaceful atmosphere for women labouring in water.  The pool itself is a large bath in which a pregnant woman can sit or adopt a range of different positions to optimise her mobility and comfort.  The service is only for labouring in water.  The woman will deliver her baby out of the water.Water immersion is one of a number of supports provided in the Danu Suite to facilitate natural labour and holistic care. The room is not dominated by a bed and women are free to move from the floor to leaning against the bed, to the ensuite shower to using a birthing ball/labour aids.The Danu Suite opened on 31st May and one of the mothers to use it was Sarah Dineen, from Ballina, County Tipperary. Baby Fiadh was born in the Danu Suite on June 20th.“My hope and my expectation was that everything about my labour would be as natural as possible. I had heard that the pool was going to be available and I was hoping that nothing would happen to delay it before Fiadh was born. Thankfully, everything worked out for us and it was great to have such a relaxing environment and the support of the staff, who were fantastic,” said Ms Dineen.Sarah told the Limerick Post, with her birth she wanted “to go as natural as possible”, doing hypnobirthing and yoga; “the waterbirth was the final piece of the puzzle for that for me,” she said, continuing, “it eases the pain, it makes everything that little bit easier.”Margaret Quigley, Director of Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group, said: “Over the last two years we have had frequent requests from women to have a room which meets their needs and birth preferences for low risk labour.  In tandem, midwives wished to maintain and enhance their midwifery skills.  We had great support from our Consultant Obstetrician colleagues, in particular Dr Mark Skehan, and many other grades of staff contributed to its success.  We are very fortunate to have very dedicated staff in our Midwifery Practice Development Unit supporting the change in practice and the Estates Department general management assisted to make it happen.   The combination of all these factors has led to this successful opening of the Danu Suite and I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for embracing the change”.Joan Regan, Principal Officer, Department of Health and Steering Group member, National Maternity Strategy, said: “The National Maternity Strategy represents a significant development for maternity care in Ireland and aims to provide a service where women have access to safe, high quality, nationally consistent, woman-centred maternity care.  Rightfully, it underlines that women should be treated with dignity, respect and compassion and have choices about the care they receive. I am delighted that the Strategy  is being championed so strongly and passionately here in Limerick.  The opening of the country’s first. ‘ interim Alongside Birth Room since the Strategy was launched is indeed a cause for celebration. I congratulate all concerned for their energy and commitment  to drive service improvements for the women and families in the MidWest.”And Prof Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group, said: “Today marks another milestone on our journey in implementing the National Maternity Strategy at UMHL. Our maternity hospital is over 50 years old and, while much loved by patients and staff, it is starting to show its age. Relocating the maternity hospital to the UHL site, as set out in the Project Ireland 2040 plan, is a hugely exciting project for us and will allow us to implement the strategy in full. But in the meantime, we must continue to improve our services for women and babies in this hospital.“This is something our staff and our service users are taking on with great enthusiasm and the Danu Suite is the latest example of that. It gives greater choice for women and makes childbirth a less clinical, less intimidating experience. We continue to make great strides in implementing the Strategy in Limerick and we look forward next month to the official launch of our perinatal mental health service, another exciting service development which has been designed with the input of patients and staff and is being implemented with significant support from the National Women’s and Infants Health Programme,” Prof Cowan added. Facebook Advertisement Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students last_img read more

HR directors’ pay too high, says HR

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR directors’ pay too high, says HROn 8 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Almost three-quarters of HR professionals believe HR directors don’t deservetheir large salaries, according to a Personnel-Today.com poll. The online survey asked if HR directors are worth their average annual paypacket of £217,570, as revealed in research by consultants Towers Perrin. Only a quarter of the 100 or so respondents feel the huge salaries arewarranted. However, Nick Page, rewards adviser at the CIPD, believes the take home payfor HR directors is much lower. “When you ask if people deserve a large amount of money it is rare thatothers will agree. In reality it is based on opinion, not an understanding ofwhat the job entails,” he said. last_img read more