first_img Bui Chat, the head of the independent publishing house Giay Vun (“Recycled Paper), was released on 2 May after being held for three days on his return from Argentina but was briefly detained again on 3 May for more questioning.The authorities have also kept the “Freedom to Publish Prize” which he received from the International Publishers Association (IPA) during his visit to Buenos Aires and which was confiscated when he was arrested on 30 April.Bjorn Smith-Simonsen, who heads the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, hailed Chat’s release but voiced concern about the fact that the authorities were still questioning him. “Vietnamese law theoretically permits his detention for up to 12 months before charges are pressed,” he said.Reporters Without Borders condemns the way the authorities are treating Chat, who has committed no crime or offence.The IPA has awarded it “Freedom to Publish” prize to several journalists in the past, including Iran’s Shalah Lahiji in 2006 and Zimbabwe’s Trevor N’cube in 2007. It was also awarded posthumously to the Russian newspaper reporter Anna Politkovskaya and the Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink.——Detained for winning “Freedom to Publish Prize02-05-2011Reporters Without Borders condemns underground publisher and poet Bui Chat’s arrest at Tan Son Nhat airport on 30 April. The founder of the Giay Vun publishing house, Chat had just returned from Buenos Aires, where he had received the “Freedom to Publish Prize” from the International Publishers Association (IPA).“The Vietnamese authorities gave no reason for Chat’s arrest but it seems directly linked to the prize he received,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Although Vietnam claims to have made significant progress on human rights, journalists, netizens and now publishers continue to be jailed if they dare to defy the government by voicing or relaying dissident views.”The IPA condemned the Chat’s arrest, describing him as a “courageous underground publisher” who had published the works of “pavement poets” and who had “helped create an independent publishing movement.”The authorities seized Chat’s award and the prize certificate when they arrested him.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to release Chat immediately and to abandon any plans to prosecute him. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam to go further VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts April 22, 2021 Find out more April 7, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prisoncenter_img News News May 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent publisher freed, but questioned again Follow the news on Vietnam Organisation News VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Newslast_img read more

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter Local NewsCrime Brandon Lee Grogan Odessa police arrested a man Sunday after his grandparents were injured during a domestic disturbance.Brandon Lee Grogan, 23, was arrested around 11 p.m. Sunday and charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony, and assault family violence, a misdemeanor.An Odessa police release stated that officers were told by a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, identifying Grogan as their grandson, that Grogan pushed the woman with an open hand on the shoulder causing her pain, then pushed the man down to pavement, causing injuries to his knees and elbow.The release stated the incident started as an argument about Grogan smoking cigarettes in the residence. Grogan was charged, arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, with bonds totaling $15,371. Records indicated Grogan was still in custody as of Tuesday morning. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook By admin – March 27, 2018 Pinterest Man arrested after grandparents injured WhatsApp Previous articleMan arrested on family violence charges involving wife, childNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: March 27 adminlast_img read more

first_imgThe Cornelius Group has been included in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.The Hertfordshire-based independent European distributor of raw materials and ingredients has featured on the list for the second time.The list has been compiled annually for the past three years and showcases the UK’s most dynamic and fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To be selected, businesses had to demonstrate positive growth in revenue during the last four years, as well as outstanding performance in comparison to sector peers.Supported by the government, the report aims to show the importance of fast-growing companies to the future of the UK economy, and the support they require.An honour to be recognisedDr Neville Prior, chairman and chief executive at Cornelius, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised. Cornelius is going from strength to strength here and overseas, and we are focused on delivering high-quality materials and ingredients that our customers require for their products.“Combined with an excellent level of customer service, everyone at Cornelius is committed to ensuring that we stand out as a company to do business with.”Last month, the company announced plans to extend its health and nutrition offer across Europe.Cornelius is the sponsor of the 2016 Bakery Market Report.last_img read more