Call for clemency for dissident He Depu

first_img News Reporters Without Borders today appealed for clemency on humanitarian grounds for dissident He Depu, tried yesterday by a Beijing court which now has 40 days to announce its verdict and pass sentence. The circumstances of the trial, which lasted only two hours and denied the most basic rights of defence, suggest that the sentence could heavy. He appeared to be in very poor health in court.”He Depu is seriously ill and has been the victim of ill-treatment while in prison,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “Keeping him in detention could prove fatal.” He is accused of collaborating with the banned China Democracy Party and of using the Internet to distribute messages “inciting subversion.”He’s wife, Jia Jianying, the only person aside from his lawyer allowed to attend the trial, told Reporters Without Borders that He was constantly interrupted when he tried to talk during the hearing, especially about the ill-treatment he has undergone in prison. Except at night-time, He was forced to stand upright for 85 days. He has lost a lot of weight and his health has deteriorated seriously. His wife said he has a liver ailment and his condition is very worrying.Jia received no news of He from the moment of his arrest on 4 November 2002 until his trial. When arresting him, police told her they were just taking him for “a walk.”He was born on 28 October 1956. He took part in the democracy wall movement in 1979 and founded the magazine Beijing Youth, which was subsequently banned. He helped found the China Democracy Party, also outlawed, and was detained several times for his political activities. He lost his job with the Social Sciences Academy after standing as a candidate in local elections in 1990. RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific October 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for clemency for dissident He Depu June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News News Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

More than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centre

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick politicians accuse each other of speaking through their anatomiesNext articleAAA join the fight for ‘full equality’ in Limerick Alan Jacques Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerFine GaelHunt MuseumKrystian FikertlimerickMyMindMyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Krystian Fikert, MyMind, with Cllr Daniel Butler at the Hunt Museum for the first birthday of MyMind mental health service in Limerick.(Picture: Keith Wiseman)THE MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing has provided over 800 appointments to clients since opening its doors in Limerick last year.A not-for-profit provider of accessible mental health care in the community, MyMind is based at 66 O’Connell Street. In its first year, the Limerick hub has provided fast, affordable and accessible mental health services with 808 appointments recorded to date.Equipped with a team of psychotherapists and counsellors, MyMind provides counselling, wellbeing and psychotherapy services in more than ten languages either online, face-to-face or in the workplace.Charges are based upon employment status, allowing the unemployed or full-time students to access services at vastly reduced rates. In addition, revenue generated from full fee clients is reinvested, enabling MyMind to provide affordable services to all.New clients may self-refer and appointments are usually made within 72 hours of contact.“We are delighted to be celebrating our first year of providing high quality, low cost mental health care in Limerick, and are dedicated to growing and improving this service for many years to come,” said MyMind founder Krystian Fikert.“In Ireland, someone experiencing mental health issues may be faced with long waiting lists and costly private services. MyMind is working hard to fill this gap through a mental health service that is easily within everyone’s reach.”MyMind believes that early intervention is the most effective way to prevent mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress from turning into severe problems. By providing fast and easy access to services in the community, MyMind enables people to access supports for mental health problems early on.MyMind has impacted on more than 20,000 lives in Ireland since being set up in 2006.“Since we opened the Limerick centre , we have seen demand for our services grow rapidly, with more and more clients referring friends and family members to our centre. This shows just how much of a need there is for MyMind’s uniquely accessible service,” said Mr Fikert.Speaking at the MyMind’s first anniversary celebrations in the Hunt Museum this week, Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler hailed the mental health service as a “great attribute” to the city. He praised the quality of its service and said that by being located in the heart of the city centre, it “challenges the stigma around mental health”.“The conversation about mental health is growing. We are getting better at talking about it. We have accumulated the language and we now need to accumulate the understanding to start bridging that gap,” Cllr Butler commented.For more details on MyMind log onto NewsLocal NewsMore than 800 appointments at Limerick mental heatlhcare centreBy Alan Jacques – April 30, 2015 699 Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementlast_img read more

Prairie View looks to extend streak vs Alabama A&M

first_imgPrairie View looks to extend streak vs Alabama A&M Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAlabama A&M (7-19, 4-11) vs. Prairie View (17-11, 13-2)William Nicks Center, Prairie View, Texas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Prairie View looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Alabama A&M. In its last five wins against the Bulldogs, Prairie View has won by an average of 14 points. Alabama A&M’s last win in the series came on Feb. 25, 2017, an 87-74 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, ARE YOU EXPERIENCED: Prairie View has been fueled by senior leadership while Alabama A&M has relied on freshmen this year. Seniors . On the other side, freshmen Cameron Alford, Garrett Hicks, Cameron Tucker, EJ Williams and Jalen Johnson have collectively accounted for 68 percent of all Alabama A&M scoring, including 84 percent of the team’s points over its last five.ACCURATE ALFORD: Alford has connected on 26.1 percent of the 92 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 16 over the last five games. He’s also converted 70.8 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Alabama A&M has dropped its last three road games, scoring 59 points and allowing 71 points during those contests. Prairie View has won its last 10 home games, scoring an average of 78.8 points while giving up 64.7.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Panthers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bulldogs. Prairie View has 50 assists on 77 field goals (64.9 percent) over its past three games while Alabama A&M has assists on 25 of 53 field goals (47.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The disruptive Prairie View defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 24.5 percent of all possessions, the 11th-best rate among Division I teams. Alabama A&M has a forced-turnover percentage of only 18.1 percent through 26 games (ranking the Bulldogs 252nd).___center_img March 1, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

Watch: SC Braga announce Rui Fonte using brilliant ‘Friends’ intro video

first_imgAdvertisement 5gxw1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsyr8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2jbq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) u19yWould you ever consider trying this?😱nyeCan your students do this? 🌚9qm348Roller skating! Powered by Firework In the modern era of social media and crazy football transfer stories, a perfect juxtaposition of the two aspects were manifested in FC Braga’s latest signing announcement.Advertisement Rui Fonte, the brother of more popular Jose Fonte returned to homeland club Braga in Portugal. After decent spells in Fulham and Lille, teh 29 year old right winger chose to return back home for his conclusive days in professional football.Advertisement His signing announcement is perhaps one of the best transfer announcement videos in the recent years and offers a highly refreshing take to a player returning back home.Right out of the 90’s , Braga have culminated the popular TV show FRIENDS’ theme song with the signing footage.Rui Fonte is definitely cherished in his hometown! They’ll be there for each other , even when the rain starts to pour. Advertisementlast_img read more