Reporters Without Borders urges French president to raise case of journalist kidnapped in Ingushetia

first_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says RSF_en News Receive email alerts Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus April 2, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges French president to raise case of journalist kidnapped in Ingushetia Reporters Without Borders urged French President Jacques Chirac to raise the case of an Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist kidnapped in Ingushetia, at his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on 2 April.Armed men snatched AFP correspondent for Ingushetia, Ali Astamirov, 34, a Chechen national, in Nazran, capital of the Ingush republic, on 4 July 2003 and drove him towards Chechnya. There has been no news of him since.No ransom demand has been made to the family or to AFP and the kidnappers have not made contact. Neither the detectives on the case in Moscow nor the prosecutor’s office in Nazran have made any significant progress in their investigations.In the months before his arrest the journalist, who is the father of two children, received several anonymous threats and had moved house for safety reasons. These threats and the absence of any ransom demand appear to confirm that Astamirov was kidnapped because of his work as a journalist. Newslast_img read more

PREMIUMBatam retracts remunicipalization promise, appoints private tap water firm

first_imgLinkedin Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Google Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BP Batam) has appointed private water company PT Moya Indonesia to operate the city’s drinking water system as the current contract with private water company PT Adhya Tirta Batam (ATB) is coming to an end after 25 years.The announcement comes despite BP Batam previous pledging to return the city’s drinking water system into public hands, in pursuant of Law No. 17/2019 that stipulates that the government should take a more active role in providing drinking water to the public. The term for undoing privatization in city water services is called “remunicipalization”.The handover was made official in a signing ceremony between BP Batam and Moya at BP Batam headquarters on Sept. 14, attended by BP Batam head Muhammad Rudi and Moya CEO Mohamad Selim.Moya Indonesia is part of Moya Holdings Asia, which is controlled … Facebook Forgot Password ? Batam Moya-Indonesia Tamaris-Infrastructure Anthoni-Salim tap-water water-privatization remunipalicizationlast_img read more