Prison guards brutally beat jailed Cuban journalist

first_img January 13, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison guards brutally beat jailed Cuban journalist CubaAmericas RSF_en News October 12, 2018 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders has strongly condemned an assault against a journalist who was brutally beaten by prison guards in the provincial Guantánamo prison, eastern Cuba, and urged the authorities to punish his assailants and to protect prisoners from further harm.Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona was taken from his cell by three prison guards on 31 December and dragged to room where they beat him about the face and body. They also deliberately shut his leg in a door. He told his wife Elsa González Padrón in a telephone call on 7 January that he was still suffering from the after effects of the attack.”It is the second time in a month that a jailed journalist has been attacked,” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “The Cuban authorities are responsible for the state of health of the 30 journalists imprisoned in Cuba for having exercised their right to freedom of opinion as guaranteed by several international treaties ratified by this country.”The journalist was attacked after complaining about being transferred to Building 4B of the prison where 235 common-law prisoners are locked up in appalling conditions. Common-law prisoners are often made use of by the authorities to harass political prisoners.The journalist’s wife said she was also very concerned about the state of health of her husband who suffers from heart and liver problems and whose blood pressure is unstable. He was put in solitary confinement during the summer of 2003 for protesting against ill treatment meted out to another prisoner.Another independent imprisoned journalist Juan Adolfo Fernández Saínz was physically attacked by a common-law prisoner on 6 December as he tried to dissuade him from beating a fellow prisoner. No action was taken against his assailant.Arroyo Carmona was arrested with 26 other independent journalists and 50 other dissidents in an unprecedented crackdown in March 2003. They were sentenced to terms from six to 28 years in prison. May 6, 2020 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further Three prison guards brutally beat Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona on 31 December for protesting about his prison conditions and his transfer to another cell. Reporters Without Borders strongly protests at this assault and calls on the Cubanauthorities to protect imprisoned journalists from further harm. October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internetlast_img read more

Kiren Rijiju felicitates World Para Athletics medalists after India’s stellar show

first_img Written By WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movement LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Sports sets top-10 Olympics medal-tally deadline for India Suman Ray Lauding the performance of the Indian para-athletes, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated them for their display in the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.  While offering the cash prize to the athletes, Sports Minister said, “On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with the financial support on time. I hope in the future you continue winning medals for the country. We are also looking at ways to improve your training and we’ll extend all possible help.”India records best-ever performanceIt was a stellar show from India, clinching a total of nine medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze) and thus, recording their best-ever performance. In addition to the nine medals, India also won 13 quotas for 2020 Paralympic from these championships. India has won a total of 23 quotas for 2020 Paralympics across sports. Gold medalists were given a cash prize of Rs 20 lakhs, Silver medalists Rs 14 lakhs and Bronze medal winners were given Rs 8 lakhs. Sandeep Chaudhary and Sundar Singh Gurjar won the coveted gold medal in the men’s javelin F64 and F46 events respectively.Sundar Singh Gurjar felicitated with Arjuna AwardSandeep set a new world record in F44 with a throw of 66.18 m, while Sundar won his second consecutive World title with a throw of 61.22 m. The felicitation was also special for Sundar as he was presented with the Arjuna Award by the Sports Minister. Due to his professional commitments, he had been unable to attend the function in August. Sumit Antil won a silver in the F64 event with a world record throw of 62.88 m, the F64 Javelin throw event comprised 42,43,44, 61, 62, 63 and 64 categories.READ | Indian boxers win 15 medals, including 5 gold at Asian Youth ChampionshipREAD | CPIM openly supports JNU protest; says Police instigating violenceSharad Kumar won the silver medal in the Men’s High Jump T63 event with a season-best jump of 1.83 m. The bronze medalists included Vinay Kumar Lal – Men’s 400m T44, Yogesh Kathuniya – Men’s Discus Throw F56, Mariyappan Thangavelu – Men’s High Jump T63, Nishad Kumar – Men’s High Jump T47 and Ajeet Singh – Men’s Javelin F46. Vinod Kumar (Men’s Discus Throw F52), Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump T64), Rinku Hooda (Men’s Javelin Throw F46) and Ekta Bhyan (Women’s Club Throw F51) also earned quotas for the 2020 Paralympics.READ | Afghans beat defending World T20 champions West Indies 2-1READ | ‘Stay fit and deliver maximum’: Coach Igor Stimac to players center_img 9 months ago Watch: Kiren Rijiju visits Indo-China border at Uttarakhand’s Barahoti FOLLOW US 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered First Published: 18th November, 2019 19:21 IST 9 months ago Rijiju gives cash awards to Wushu World C’ships medalists Last Updated: 18th November, 2019 19:21 IST Kiren Rijiju Felicitates World Para Athletics Medalists After India’s Stellar Show Lauding the performance of the Indian para-athletes, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju felicitated them for their display in the World Para Athletics Championships SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more