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Two journalists released at the end of their sentences

first_img May 31, 2021 Find out more US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific RSF_en Two journalists and writers Kyaw San (pen name Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min have been released after seven years and three months in prison, both of them in a very weakened state. They were due for release in December 2003, but for unknown reasons served an extra three months.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) and the Burma Media Association (BMA) noted their release on 1 March but strongly regretted that these two journalists had to serve their entire sentence for having simply expressed their opinions.The two organisations repeated their demand for the release of 13 journalists who are still behind bars, in particular Win Tin who will spend his 74th birthday in prison on 12 March.Despite his fragile state of health, the Burmese authorities have shown no compassion towards Win Tin, journalist and member of the National League for Democracy, who will spend his birthday at Insein Jail after already spending 14 years in prison, the international press freedom organisations said.Five prisoners of opinion, including Kyaw San (Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min, were released on 1 March 2004, on the eve of the arrival in Burma of the UN Secretary General’s special envoy Ismail Razali.The two journalists have been able to return to their families. Aung Zin Min lives in Rangoon and Cho Seint has gone to his sister’s home in Taungoo, north of Rangoon.Members of the military secret services (MIS) arrested both of them during student demonstrations in 1996. They were sentenced to seven years in prison under Article 5 (j) of the 1950 emergency law for having written in support of the demonstrations in articles carried by opposition publicationsKyaw San, a poet and journalist with the private cultural magazine Style-thit (New Style), had been detained in the Tharrawaddy prison (100 kilometres in the north of Rangoon). During his questioning, which took place during the beginning of the year 1997, Kyaw San was tortured. He was beaten on the head and is partially deaf as a result of this. This period of questioning, which lasted several weeks, weakened him physically and psychologically. He is the grandson of Thakin Kotaw Hmime, one of the fathers of independence with general Aung San. His family has been deprived of resources since 1962 by the military junta. Since 1997, he has received few outside visits and assistance. “Two visits in two years,” according to one of former cellmate. He doesn’t get the medicine he needs to treat the diarrhoea and stomach problems he suffers from; his family is very poor. According to one of his former cellmates, he never lost his fighting spirit, and participated, in June 1998, in a hunger strike to obtain more water and the opening of cell doors during the day. The prisoners obtained their demands.Aung Zin Min was a state employee (accountant) and a writer with Style-thit magazine. Aung Zin Min had been transferred to Thayet prison in 2001. The military tribunal had accused Aung Zin Min of belonging to the banned Burmese Communist Party. According to the journalist’s family, he was never a militant of this party.The two organisations stressed that they oppose any lifting of political or economic sanctions against the Burmese government until all political prisoners are released and press censorship ends. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Journalists and writers Kyaw San (pen name Cho Seint) and Aung Zin Min have been released after seven years and three months in prison, both in a very weakened state. Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have called for the immediate release of the prominent journalist Win Tin, in prison for 14 years despite his age and his fragile state of health. Organisation News Follow the news on Myanmar News May 12, 2021 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further Receive email alerts March 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists released at the end of their sentences May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Newslast_img read more

An improved continuous flow analysis system for high-resolution field measurements on ice cores

first_imgContinuous flow analysis (CFA) is a well-established method to obtain information about impurity contents in ice cores as indicators of past changes in the climate system. A section of an ice core is continuously melted on a melter head supplying a sample water flow which is analyzed online. This provides high depth and time resolution of the ice core records and very efficient sample decontamination as only the inner part of the ice sample is analyzed. Here we present an improved CFA system which has been totally redesigned in view of a significantly enhanced overall efficiency and flexibility, signal quality, compactness, and ease of use. These are critical requirements especially for operations of CFA during field campaigns, e.g., in Antarctica or Greenland. Furthermore,a novel device to measure the total air content in the ice was developed. Subsequently, the air bubbles are now extracted continuously from the sample water flow for subsequent gas measurements.last_img read more

Chris Smalling speaks out on Man Utd defeat and pitch invader incident

first_img Comment Smalling couldn’t prevent Arsenal from winning on Sunday and going fourth in the table (Picture: Getty)More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes against the north London club, but he couldn’t help prevent the loss they suffered at the Emirates.‘Disappointed with yesterday’s result but we’ll learn from it,’ he added. ‘Looking ahead. Have a good start to the week everyone!’United’s next game is against Wolves in the FA Cup on March 16.MORE: Torreira watches Arsenal beat Man Utd with ‘good luck charm’ BeckhamWill Manchester United finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Chris Smalling speaks out on Man Utd defeat and pitch invader incident Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 2:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link240Shares Smalling has been a regular feature in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United squad (Picture: Getty)Chris Smalling has refused to comment on the pitch invader who approached him during Manchester United’s 0-2 loss to Arsenal.The England international was the victim of an unprovoked attack at the game after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored Unai Emery’s side second goal.The defender appeared unscathed by the incident, and after the match insisted he didn’t want to add his own verdict on the situation as he felt the invader didn’t deserve the “attention”.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Commenting would only add to the attention he craved,’ Smalling said of the pitch invader.ADVERTISEMENTMeanwhile, he did speak out regarding United’s loss itself to the Gunners on Sunday in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery’s team inflicted the first defeat on United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge back in December. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more