Opposition newspaper editor repeatedly harassed in southern city

first_img RSF_en October 30, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Kazakhstan Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Reporters Without Borders called on the Kazakh authorities today to stop their repeated harassment of Albert Zhieger, the editor of Alternativa, the only opposition newspaper in the southern Zhambil region.”We urge interior minister Zautbek Turisbekov to take measures to ensure that the harassment and intimidation of this journalist cease at once,” the organization said, adding that, “press freedom must be guaranteed in Kazakhstan.”Intruders got into Zhieger’s apartment in his absence on 30 March, stealing computer diskettes with the newspaper’s files as well as other important notes and documents about opposition movements in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, but leaving money, the computer and other objects of value. Because of the loss of files, Alternativa’s next issue is unlikely to come out.Previously, two policemen arrested Zhieger at his home on 19 March, on the eve of a planned visit to Almaty to cover a meeting of the new opposition movement called “For a more just Kazakhstan.” The police took him to the office of the regional prosecutor, where officials questioned him about his trip and tried to dissuade him from going.When Zhieger set off as planned the next day, policemen arrested him in the train shortly after his departure on the pretext that his ID papers needed verifying. He was unable to write the report he had planned. News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts January 15, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections April 5, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition newspaper editor repeatedly harassed in southern city News Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia February 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIES Two years ago at home, the French surprisingly lost to Portugal 1-0 in the Euro 2016 title match. In 2006, they were beaten in a penalty shootout by Italy in a World Cup final that was overshadowed by Zidane headbutting opposing player Marco Materazzi in the chest in extra time. Zidane was sent off in what was his final match.In a tournament dominated by goals from set pieces, France’s took the lead from a corner. Antoine Griezmann curled in the ball from the right and Umtiti got in front of tall Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini to knock in his header at the near post.Up in the corporate seats, French President Emmanuel Macron reacted to the goal by shaking the hand of King Philippe of Belgium as FIFA president Gianni Infantino watched on between them.The goal capped an impressive display by Umtiti, who helped to shut out the most productive attack in the World Cup with 14 goals, and meant three defenders have now scored on France’s route to the final. Benjamin Pavard and Raphael Varane scored in previous matches.In search of the equalizer, Belgium repeatedly sent over crosses from both wings but Umtiti and Varane, both center backs, used their bodies cleverly to hold off Fellaini and Lukaku.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award France coach Didier Deschamps has faced some criticism for being too pragmatic and functional despite having so many stars in his squad, but the organization of the team was superb and Belgium was largely restricted to only minor chances that were kept out by the flying Lloris.Deschamps now has the chance to become the third person to win the World Cup as a player and a coach, after Germany great Franz Beckenbauer and Brazil’s Mario Zagallo. As France captain, Deschamps won soccer’s most prized trophy in 1998.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team France’s Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006.Twelve years after one of soccer’s most infamous moments, Samuel Umtiti used his head to score from a corner kick in the 51st minute and earn France a 1-0 victory over Belgium on Tuesday in the first of the all-European semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT The French players danced on the field after the final whistle and shook the hand of Thierry Henry, who helped Les Bleus win the World Cup in 1998 and is now Belgium’s assistant coach.France will face either Croatia or England in the final on Sunday in Moscow. Those two teams play in the other semifinal match on Wednesday, also in Moscow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris produced a great save in each half, denying the potent Belgian attack of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku the chance to advance the country to its first major final. Belgium reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and the European Championship in 2016 but has yet to fulfil its lofty expectations.The world now gets to see France’s luxury squad, collectively valued in excess of $1 billion and headlined by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, in another major final. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs PSL: Foton ends 3-game skid with win over UP Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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