Follow the news on Russia June 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Probe into Ingush website owner’s murder relaunched but FSB continues to target website News RSF_en to go further Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Reporters Without Borders is pinning its hopes on the appointment of a new judge on 3 June to conduct the investigation into the death of Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of the Ingushetiya.ru (now Ingushetia.org) news website and opponent of former Ingush President Murat Zyazikov. Yevloyev was shot dead while in police custody in Magas, Ingushetia’s new capital, in August 2008. The appointment follows a decision by the judge in charge of the case, Ramzan Tutayev, to withdraw because of objections that he was related to the leading suspect. The judicial investigation is to go back to the point of preliminary hearings.“We hope that this change, made at the Yevloyev family’s request, will enable the judicial authorities to establish the circumstances of Yevloyev’s death and identify all those responsible,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His death must be treated as a murder, and the investigation must not be limited to the person who fired the fatal shot, who was just the last link in the chain that resulted in his death.”Yevloyev’s father, Yakhya Yevloyev, told the Russian newspaper Kommersant, “I now have a hope that those guilty of my son’s death will be identified.” The family’s lawyers have also filed a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights.Reporters Without Borders added: “The authorities nonetheless continue to target the Ingushetiya.org website and are harassing its current owner, Yevloyev’s brother. It is still charged with extremism and inciting racial hatred and a ‘proxy’ has to be used to access the site from inside Ingushetia. The judge must ensure that this harassment does not obstruct his investigation.”Yevloyev’s brother was not at home when the Federal Security Service (FSB) went to his Moscow apartment on 3 June, but the FSB’s “T Department” (which combats terrorism and extremism) has since notified him that it wants to have a “conversation” with him about the website’s activities as part of the investigation into the extremism and racial hatred charges. Yevloyev was arrested by interior ministry personnel on landing in Magas on 31 August 2008 on a flight from Moscow, during which he had a violent argument with President Zyazikov, a fellow passenger. He was fatally shot in the head a few minutes after being driven away in a police car. The authorities have always described his death as an accident but the Yevloyev family and the Ingush opposition insist that it was murder.So far, the only person to be prosecuted in connection with his death is Ibragim Yevloyev, the then Ingush interior minister’s chief bodyguard, who is charged with “homicide as a result of negligence” under article 109 of the Russian criminal code. The Yevloyev family want the charge changed to murder.When the former bodyguard’s trial began, the judge ruled that he did not have to appear in court for safety reasons. The judge also allowed witnesses to submit their evidence in the form of written statements read out in court. As a result, the Yevloyev family and its lawyers boycotted the hearings. Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Help by sharing this information RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing News May 21, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more
March 22, 2017ANDREAS KAPSALIS returns to Arcosanti for a Solo Guitar Performance in the Arcosanti cafe on Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm. “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.” – Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer“Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing. He is the next level.” – Jim Tulio, Grammy Award winning producerConcert Ticket: $20 ($10 for students) Buffet Lunch available at Cafe: $10For ticket purchase, please call 928.632.6217Andreas Kapsalis is a Greek American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His first exposure to music was through his mother, Frances, a student of opera, and his father Peter, a violinist. Andreas began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11, reading and writing music as well as music theory. At the age of 18 he suffered a hand injury; during his recovery period, he began developing his 10 finger tapping techniques. Under the tutelage of composer and producer Jim Tullio, a student of Aaron Copland, he refined his compositional approach on the guitar using these techniques. Tullio produced Andreas’ first EP with Andreas’ arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s composition Blue Rondo a la Turk, which garnered attention from the composer himself, who said “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.”Andreas began performing nationally with the Andreas Kapsalis Trio and recorded two discs featuring his compositions. While performing in LA, he was invited to apply for the Sundance Composers Labs. He was awarded the fellowship, an honor awarded to only six composers a year. This was his initiation into film composing. At the end of the Sundance Composers Lab, Andreas was invited by the directors to complete a score for their documentary film “Black Gold” among the documentaries selected for the January premier at the Sundance Film Festival. Founder of the Sundance Institute and Festival, Robert Redford, noted this was the first time in Sundance Institute history that documentary fellows and a composer fellow had an “official selection” at the Sundance Film Festival. Subsequently, he composed scores for several documentary and feature films such as “Pig Business” and “Mulberry Street” to name a few. He also has been commissioned by Northwestern University and Notre Dame to compose music for their silent film festivals as well. Following this, Andreas performed and recorded several discs with Polish singer/contra bassist Megitza and the AKGI duo. He has been performing internationally, solo and in various ensembles for festivals and concert series in North America, Europe and Asia, such as Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Calcutta Guitar Festival in India, the Canadian Guitar Festival and the Guitar Festival in the Phillipines.In addition, concerts have taken place in Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. Most recently Andreas was invited to Armenia to participate in “Sounds of Peace” a musical exchange featuring 60 artists from 10 different countries. Throughout his career he has also enjoyed teaching guitar for many years, first at the Kapsalis Music Shoppe, Elgin Community College, and Northwestern University Mini Courses. Being very much a self taught musician with a relatively unique playing technique and musical perspective, together with the variety of cultural experiences in the world of music, and as a traveler, Andreas continues to be inspired and eager to share the beauty of music and how it can enrich one’s life. Among his many projects, Andreas is composing and arranging pieces for a solo album.
26Jan Rep. Kelly named as chair of House Education Reform committee Categories: Kelly News,News State Rep. Tim Kelly, of Saginaw Township, has been named chair of the House Education Reform Committee and the House Appropriations School Aid/Michigan Department of Education (MDE) subcommittee.“Education is incredibly crucial towards continuing Michigan’s comeback, so I’m honored and very appreciative to be leading two committees geared towards our future,” Kelly said. “Our outcomes in the classroom have to improve, so we have an important task to help develop the best education system possible for the students, their families, teachers and administrators.”Kelly is one of only two members to chair both a policy committee and an Appropriations subcommittee.He also has been named to the House Appropriations Committee and the Appropriations Joint Capital Outlay subcommittee.“We have a lot of work to get done for our residents over the next two years,” Kelly said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing to develop the best education system possible, while ensuring we budget responsibly as a whole.”#####