Confirmation of arrests of the Kiem Street chat room users

first_img News April 7, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific December 16, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Confirmation of arrests of the Kiem Street chat room users Organisation Reporters Without Borders today asked the Vietnamese authorities for information about three Internet users who were arrested at their home on Nguyen Kiem Street in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 October. Local sources say they were detained for participating in a chat room on the Pal Talk (paltalk.com) website. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more News After obtaining confirmation of the arrests of three young Internet users at their home on Nguyen Kiem Street in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 October, Reporters Without Borders today condemned their detention as arbitrary and called for their immediate release.Reached by telephone, Chau Thi Hoang, the mother of Truong Quoc Tuan and Truong Quoc Huy, confirmed that her two sons are still being held along with Lisa Pham, the fiancee of one of the brothers. She said she had an official document saying they were accused of violating article 19 of the criminal code by inciting the population to “overthrow the government.”Different sources have said the real reason for their arrest was simply their participation in a chat room about democracy on the Pal Talk (paltalk.com) website.On 8 December, Reporters Without Borders had called on the Vietnamese authorities to explain why they were arrested. The request did not receive any answer.Reporters Without Borders is also are aware of the details of the official report of the raid carried out on the detainees’ home at 603 Nguyen Kiem Street, which says the police confiscated notebooks, a hard disk, a computer and a printer. It names only one of the three detainees, Truong Quoc Huy.————————-Weeks go by without news of Kiem Street chat room users8.12.05Reporters Without Borders today asked the Vietnamese authorities for information about three Internet users who were arrested at their home on Nguyen Kiem Street in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 October. Local sources say they were detained for participating in a chat room on the Pal Talk (paltalk.com) website.“We hope this case can be cleared up quickly,” the press freedom organisation said. “If these Internet users were arrested for taking part in an online discussion forum, we will do everything possible to obtain their release. Vietnam recently said it did not deserve to be on the list of Internet enemies which we published in November so we are waiting for it to show its commitment to free expression.”Local sources say police established a security perimeter around the Truong home on Nguyen Kiem Street when they made their arrests. A total of four people were originally detained : Truong Quoc Tuan, his two brothers, Truong Quoc Huy and Truong Quoc Nghia, and his fiancee, Lisa Pham, a Vietnamese with US residency. Truong Quoc Nghia was reportedly released later, but Reporters Without Borders is still without any word of the other three. They are supposedly being held for taking part in a chat room on the Paltalk.com website called “The Voice of the People in Vietnam and Abroad.” The authorities have said nothing about where or why they are being detained.The chat room has some 200 to 300 regular users who go there to discuss politics and issues concerning Vietnamese society. One of them told Reporters Without Borders: “I am very worried about these young people who were kidnapped outright by the police. We think agents have infiltrated our forum to try to wreck it. For example, someone is currently using a pseudonym very similar to mine in order to discredit me and say I am a communist. These young Internet users may have been taken in by a police agent posing as a friend.” RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang April 22, 2021 Find out more Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison VietnamAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Vietnam News Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

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Binghamton expands outdoor seating for restaurants ahead of phase 3

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David has announced the city is expanding outdoor restaurant seating to support a safe reopening under phase three. The city will temporarily expedite the permit process for outdoor seating, waive application fees and work with restaurants to reimagine their outdoor dining. Phase three is expected to begin in June. Public spaces include: sidewalks, public parking lots, pedestrian areas, vacant lots and green spaces.center_img This includes urging the State Liquor Authoirty to review regulations on outdoor service of alochol and amending requirements for outdoor seating in public spaces. The state has not released specific phase three guiedlines as of May 28. last_img read more

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Meade team headed by Monksland

first_img The handler will have at least three other runners at jumps racing’s premier fixture. “I’m going to run Road To Riches in the Albert Bartlett, Busty Brown probably in the same race, and Il Fenomeno in the County Hurdle,” he went on. One of Meade’s stable stars who will not be travelling across the Irish Sea next week is Texas Jack. He will bypass the Jewson Novices’ Chase and may wait for the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on March 31, although Meade has given him an entry at Naas on Sunday. “He’s staying at home. I think we will be going for the Powers Gold Cup. We did enter him on Sunday in a Grade Three race at Naas, but he probably won’t run until the Powers Gold Cup,” said the trainer. “I haven’t made my mind up about it yet.” Monksland will head Noel Meade’s team for the Cheltenham Festival when he lines up for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on Thursday week. The County Meath handler reports the preparation for the stayers’ championship to have gone well since the six-year-old won the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. “Everything’s OK with him and it’s all gone to plan so far. We’ll have to cope with whatever the ground is. I’m more worried about getting there than the ground,” said Meade. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock has unspecified infection in elbow, likely headed to Injured List

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire SAN FRANCISCO — A.J. Pollock’s right elbow has a long medical history all its own. It’s going to get longer.Pollock was unavailable to play for the Dodgers on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants due to an infection in that elbow – a condition Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did not share with the media until after Pollock’s absence as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of a one-run loss made it obvious something was wrong.The problem is likely to land Pollock on the Injured List on Tuesday.“I don’t know the extent of it,” Roberts said after the game. “I think it’s a little bit the result of a past surgery he’s had on his elbow. I think he’s had one or two surgeries on that elbow. He’s got a screw in there. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “He was playable (Sunday). … I think yesterday, the plane flight or something it really blew up or really got aggravated somehow.”With Pollock sidelined, Alex Verdugo figures to pick up even more playing time. Verdugo started in center field on Monday – his third consecutive start and fourth in the past five games – and is batting .333.FREESE FRAMEThe Dodgers will face left-handed starters Drew Pomeranz and Madison Bumgarner in the second and third games of the series in San Francisco. David Freese will start against Bumgarner, Roberts said.The veteran was re-signed last winter primarily for his value against left-handed pitching. But Freese is off to a slow start. His .184 batting average includes a 1-for-17 mark against lefties.“He’s just off a tick,” Roberts said. “And with that, he’s still finding ways to win pitches and get on base. That’s something that’s easy to bet on going forward.”Freese has walked nine times and has four extra-base hits (three doubles and his lone home run) off right-handed pitchers.LAST OF THE MOHICANSGiants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that 2019 will be his final season. Roberts played for Bochy both with the San Diego Padres (2005-06) and Giants (2007-08) and now has managed against him in the same division the past four years.Roberts called Bochy “a future Hall of Famer” – an assertion backed up by Bochy’s status as a three-time World Series winner and the 11th-winningest manager in baseball history.“The feel, the gut, knowing his players and putting them in the position to have success – that’s the key to managing and Boch does that and has done that as well as, if not better than, anyone in the game,” Roberts said.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img “I don’t know a whole lot about it. I just know it’s the elbow he’s had surgery on and there’s some type of infection in there. As far as the severity, I don’t know right now.”Pollock has had two surgeries on that elbow, starting in 2010 his first camp with the Arizona Diamondbacks after being drafted in the first round the year before. Pollock fractured his elbow when he dove for a ball during a spring training game and didn’t play again until the Arizona Fall League.A plate and screw were inserted to stabilize the joint during that surgery. Problems arose with that hardware during spring 2016 and Pollock fractured his right elbow for a second time while sliding into home plate during an April exhibition game. He played just 12 games that season.Off to a .223 start in his first season with the Dodgers (including just three hits in his past 25 at-bats), Pollock did play Sunday and Roberts had no answer about what might have caused the current problem.“It was something that came out of nowhere,” Roberts said. “We tried to get him on antibiotics. It just really hasn’t taken, so now we have to get some docs to look at him and get some more insight. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco The job of a manager in the current era, however, leaves less room for “feel” or “gut” decisions and requires more information management. Asked if managers like Bochy were disappearing from the game, Roberts joked that he was “the Last of the Mohicans.”“The job has certainly changed,” Roberts said. “And I say this because I’ve talked to Boch and I’ve talked to other managers who managed 10, 20 years ago. The job has changed. It’s still about communication with players, putting players in the best spots to have success.“But, yeah, if you look at sort of his generation of guys – Boch, Dusty Baker, Sosh (Mike Scioscia), guys like that … yeah, the number is starting to shrink down considerably.”ALSORoberts said left-hander Caleb Ferguson’s oblique injury is “the best-case scenario” and won’t require an extensive recovery time. Ferguson could begin a throwing program in the next few days.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Walker Buehler, 2-0, 5.25 ERA) at Giants (LHP Drew Pomeranz, 1-2, 3.65 ERA), Tuesday, 6:45 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AMlast_img read more

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