Myo Myint Nyein freed after 12 years in prison

first_img May 26, 2021 Find out more February 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Myo Myint Nyein freed after 12 years in prison His release, two years before the end of his sentence and along with four other political prisoners, came during the visit to Burma of the UN special rapporteur, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who recently urged the regime to free the journalist. Organisation RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific Burmese journalist and NLD member Myo Myint Nyein was freed on 13 February 2002 after spending 12 years in prison for publishing a poem against the army and then for complaining about prison conditions. His family told Reporters Without Borders (RSF – Reporters without Borders) he was released from Tharrawaddy prison (100 km north of Rangoon) and taken to Rangoon to be interrogated by the MIS military police. He was expected home later in the day. For several years, RSF and the BMA, along with sponsoring media and thousands of people who signed petitions, have campaigned for his release. As a way of denouncing the attitude of the regime, they nominated him for a prize awarded by the foundation Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, which he won in 2001. News RSF and the Burma Media Association (BMA – an organisation of Burmese journalists in exile) are pleased at his release but regret the authorities did not free him long before in view of the serious deterioration in his physical and mental health. Follow the news on Myanmar Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News May 31, 2021 Find out more Held since September 1997 at Tharrawaddy after six years in Rangoon’s Insein jail, he had been sentenced on 19 November 1990 to seven years in prison for publishing a poem criticising the Burmese army in his magazine Yin-Kyae-Hmu (Cultural).  After a show trial, he was given another seven-year sentence on 28 March 1996 for helping to write a letter to the United Nations special rapporteur for Burma about prison conditions and ill-treatment of prisoners at Insein.center_img Help by sharing this information He was never given proper treatment in jail for the acute psychological and stomach ailments that plagued him during his years in a filthy cell.  For several months he was forced to live in a dog kennel at Insein prison. May 12, 2021 Find out more After 12 years in prison, Myo Myint Nyein was released from Tharrawaddy prison. RSF and the Burmese journalists association BMA are pleased at his release that came during the visit in Burma of the UN special rapporteur. A former prisoner who shared a cell with him said “solitary confinement, interrogations and untreated illnesses brought down what was once a physically robust man, whose father was a boxer.” RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News RSF believes that at least 17 other journalists are still in prison in Burma and is especially concerned about the fate of Sein Hla Oo, who completed his sentence in August 2001 but has not yet been released.  The journalist Win Tin, an adviser to the National League for Democracy, held at Insein since 4 July 1989, is also believed to be greatly weakened by various illnesses. to go further Newslast_img read more

Local hoteliers rest easier as occupancy up

first_img Previous articleMurray gets nod at nine for openerNext article‘New moral low’ as graveside visitor robbed admin Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img HARD work and ingenuity is paying off for Limerick’s hoteliers, who have driven business up after getting in bed with tourism attractions and restaurateurs to cut deals.According to the Mid-West Hotel Federation branch of the Hotel Federation of Ireland, Limerick is now “the most competitively priced tourist city in terms of hotel prices in the country”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chairman of the Mid-West branch, Clare hotelier Michael Vaughan, said that the work being done by the city’s hotels is to be applauded. “They have got together with the tourism attractions, such as Thomond Park and the restaurants and done deals for packages. They have sought funding for marketing and brochures and it’s paying off. The latest report is that there is an increase of three per cent in occupancy year on year,” Michael told The Limerick Post.He was speaking in the wake of the publication of the release of the latest hotel figures from STL Global for Dublin, which show that rates being charged in the capital are up by 5.4 per cent. “There is a two-pronged recovery. One is the kind of recovery seen in Dublin and aside from the fact that it is a capital city, there have also been massive investments in attractions like the Aviva stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre. Limerick is recovering in terms of occupancy”.There is also increased activity in terms of coach tour business in the city, the hotels representative said. “Limerick is probably now the most competitively priced tourist city in Ireland”. The improvement is welcomed in the entire region, Michael said, as Limerick “has underperformed for the last 10 years. The Mid-West branch (of the IHF) had identified Limerick city tourism as the single biggest tourism difficulty in the region. If Limerick improves its tourism draw, then that brings people into the region”. Email NewsLocal NewsLocal hoteliers rest easier as occupancy upBy admin – September 13, 2011 466 Advertisementlast_img read more

Concern expressed over wall in Greencastle

first_img Twitter Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – February 8, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous article22 people awaiting admission at LUHNext articleDublin v Donegal Preview – Declan Bonner News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Concern is being expressed following the construction of a wall extending onto the road at Battery Brae, on the road from Greencastle to Shrove.Donegal County Council is investigating the emergence of the wall in recent days, just weeks after another nearby wall was removed to improve safety in the area.Local councillor Martin Farren believes the wall may be linked to ongoing issues over land ownership, and is calling on those who have ordered the building of the wall to consider the impact it is having on the area.He was speaking on the Nine ’til Noon Show……Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Concern expressed over wall in Greencastle Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Don’t speak unless your speaking tool

first_img Previous Article Next Article That’s the message Philip Parkin gave to the Professional Association of Teachers’ annual conference last week. Parkin, general secretary of the association, said teachers should receive mandatory voice training to help them perform more effectively in the classroom, as speech was the “main tool” for getting children to behave and learn. He said that research showed a link between strength and variation of voice and effectiveness. More than 50% of teachers suffered voice disorders at some stage, he added. “The care and use of the voice should be mandatory in teacher training.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Don’t speak unless your speaking toolOn 8 Aug 2006 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

MOUTHWATERING: 13 top fixtures in first 13 weeks of 2020/21 PL season

first_imgThe Premier League releases the fixtures for the upcoming 2020/21 season on Thursday, and the excitement is already over the roof.The fixture list has served up 13 top draw matchups, in the first 13 game weeks of the new season.GW 2: Chelsea vs LiverpoolChampions Liverpool, will travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Frank Lampard and his Chelsea side in the second week of the league. The two teams played out an 8 goal thriller in their last PL meeting, and this tie promises to be another classic.GW 3: Liverpool vs ArsenalStraight after their away fixture at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool will host FA Cup holders, Arsenal at Andield, in what will be a repeat of the Community Shield clash.GW 4: Manchester United vs SpursJose Mourinho, since leaving Manchester United in December 2018, has failed to get one over his previous employers. He will be handed another chance in week 4 of the new season, as he takes his Spurs side to Old Trafford.GW 5: Everton vs Liverpool & Manchester City vs ArsenalThe first Merseyside derby of the new season will be at Goodison Park. In the week’s other top clash, Pep Guardiola will be looking for revenge against Mikel Arteta after defeat in last season’s FA Cup semi final, as Manchester City play host to Arsenal.GW 6: Manchester United vs ChelseaAfter doing the double over Chelsea last season, Manchester United fans will be hoping for a repeat, when they host Chelsea at Old Trafford.GW 7: Manchester United vs ArsenalManchester United’s run of successive home games against top opposition, concludes when they face Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal in week 7.GW 8: Manchester City vs LiverpoolPerhaps the biggest clash currently in English football will take its turn in week 8, when Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcomes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to the Etihad.GW 9: Spurs vs Manchester CityManchester City will travel to Spurs in week 9, in another top managerial battle, as Jose Mourinho plays host to Pep Guardiola.GW 10: Chelsea vs SpursThe protégé twice got the better of the master last season. Will Jose Mourinho finally be able to teach Frank Lampard a footballing lesson, or the latter will prevail again when the two teams face off at Stamford Bridge?GW 11: Spurs vs ArsenalThe first North London derby will see Arsenal travel to the New White Hart Lane Stadium, to face Spurs.GW 12: Man United vs Man CityThe Manchester derby takes center stage a week after the North London derby, with Manchester City making the short trip to face neighbors Manchester United.GW 13: Liverpool vs SpursThe conclusion of the back to back super clashes will see Jose Mourinho come up against Jurgen Klopp, as Spurs travel to face the Champions at Anfield.The 2020/21 Premier League season will be live on Citi 97.3 FM.last_img read more