Government frees opposition writer Andrei Klimau

first_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Receive email alerts Writer and opposition activist Andrei Klimau was released on 15 February, well before completion of a two-year sentence, in what appears to be a government gesture aimed at improving relations with the European Union.“We now call for the release of Alyaksandr Zdvizhkou, the editor of the weekly Zhoda, who is serving a three-year sentence for reprinting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, as his detention is a press freedom violation,” Reporters Without Borders said.Arrested on 3 April 2007, Klimau was sentenced on 1 August to two years in prison for “inciting the overthrow of the regime” in an online article accusing President Alexandre Lukashenko of being implicated in the murder of former deputy prime minister Viktar Hanshar.Klimau’s release had not been expected before October at the earliest. The release of political prisoners as a goodwill gesture has always been a prior condition of any rapprochement with the EU. BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus News RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation center_img to go further News Help by sharing this information News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News June 2, 2021 Find out more February 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government frees opposition writer Andrei Klimau May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sixers bringing back Brown as head coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBen Solomon/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) —  Amid uncertainty surrounding the future of 76ers head coach Brett Brown’s time in Philadelphia, managing partner Josh Harris has set the record straight. Harris told ESPN on Monday night that Brown will return as the Sixers head coach next year for his seventh season.Brown met with Harris and GM Elton Brand on Monday  to discuss plans for the franchise’s upcoming offseason. Philadelphia must decide which free agents on their roster to re-sign, including key pieces Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and J.J. Redick. The Sixers owe Brown nearly $15 million on a contract extension, set to start next season. Recently, Joel Embiid voiced support for Brown remaining as coach after the 76ers Game 7 loss to the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund May 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Sixers bringing back Brown as head coachcenter_img Written bylast_img read more