Supreme court quashes death sentence against Adnan Hassanpour : Reporters Without Borders calls for his release and dismissal of the case

first_imgNews IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders today welcomed with great relief the ruling by the Tehran Supreme Court overturning a death sentence against Kurdish journalist Adnan Hassanpour because of a procedural error.The court decided that the journalist, who had been convicted of “subversive activities against national security”, could not be considered as a “mohareb” (an enemy of God) and sent his case back to the lower court in Sanandaj, in Iranian Kurdistan. Hassanpour, 26, was arrested outside his home on 25 January 2007 and was imprisoned in Mahabad jail (Kurdistan). He worked for the weekly Asou covering Kurdish issues, a highly sensitive subject in Iran, until it was banned by the Culture and Islamic Orientation Ministry in August 2005. He also contributed to foreign media such as Voice of America and Radio Farda, broadcasting to Iran in Persian.He was being held at the central jail in Sanandaj and had twice gone on hunger strike in protest at the harsh prison conditions.“We welcome this ruling by the Iranian justice system with great relief,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “It is now time to free this journalist who has been through agony since his arrest more than 18 months ago.”“There was never any evidence of his guilt, but despite this, the judges in the case have twice decided to sentence him to death. This judicial hounding of independent journalists and those working for foreign media has got to stop,” the organisation said.His lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht, told Reporters Without Borders of his satisfaction at the outcome. “I just hope that the courts will not make the same mistake again”, he said. He added that one of the judges at the court in Sanandaj, who presided at Hassanpour’s trial, had since been sacked. A new trial is due to open before the Sanandaj lower court on 6 September 2008.In another case, The Commission for Press Authorisation and Surveillance, headed by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Orientation, on 13 August 2008 cancelled the licence of two weekly newspapers. The ecological magazine Tarabestan Sabaz, press organ of an activist body of the same name published in Tehran for ten years, was shut down by the authorities. Entertainment newspaper Sargarmi, specialising in crosswords, was closed for “publishing inappropriate comments” after the newspaper carried a page of texts from readers some of which included humorous messages about Iranian political leaders. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alertscenter_img September 4, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court quashes death sentence against Adnan Hassanpour : Reporters Without Borders calls for his release and dismissal of the case Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further June 9, 2021 Find out more June 11, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A stunning bushland home was made from recycled wharf timber

first_img36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekOther features of the property include a media room, wine room, kids’ retreat, 9ft square-set ceilings, 8ft glass stacker doors, walk-in showers in all bathrooms, split-system air conditioning and glass louvres.The main bedroom in the five-bedroom home has a large walk in robe. While the bathrooms have floor to ceiling tiles. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekHe said the house has a “great feel”, describing it as a “modern peaceful hideaway”.“It’s great sitting out on the decks, taking in the beautiful nature and wildlife at the back of the house, while out the front there’s stunning views of the ocean,” he said.“We really do have the best of both worlds.” 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We love how tranquil it is and also selected the area because of the schools in its proximity,” he said.“We have a business down the road so it’s close and it just made living so easy.”There’s nothing hard about life inside this two-storey home with a secure pool house, which has an ensuite and power.The in-ground salt water pool, with a water feature, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekDARREN Marek believes this home at 36 Willow Tree Drive offers the best of both worlds.It backs onto bushland and it also has ocean views.His contemporary family home would be recognisable to many within the area from the street because of its eye-catching raw timber slat exterior.center_img 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekThe interior is of equal interest, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms where recycled wharf timber has been used in the island bench and vanities.Sustainability and property combined…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsMarek fell in love with the elevated Reedy Creek location first, before finding and extending the home to suit his young family’s needs. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMarek found it difficult to specify a favourite room or space on the property that he liked the most.“Everywhere is nice but I do like the pool house with the bushland,” he said.“There’s a large amount of walking tracks and fire trails. We might be high up but we’re not too far away from the coast, it’s only 5km to Burleigh beach.”last_img read more