Trial adjourned of alleged killers of Carlos Quispe Quispe

first_img to go further Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment News Receive email alerts BoliviaAmericas News June 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Trial adjourned of alleged killers of Carlos Quispe Quispe February 1, 2018 Find out morecenter_img The trial of the alleged killers of Carlos Quispe Quispe, journalist on Radio Municipal Pucarani, which had been scheduled to open on 18 June, has been adjourned to a later date. Jorge Borda, lawyer for the civil party to the case, said that the judge, Carlos Fiorilo referred to “other more urgent matters” to justify the adjournment. Carlos Fiorilo is the third judge on the case since the young journalist’s death on 29 March 2008. Two others were removed from the case for “bureaucratic reasons”.Reporters Without Borders expressed astonishment that the judge could have “more urgent” cases than that of a murder and said it shared the anxiety of Samuel Lima, legal advisor to the mayor of Pucarani, who said “It is deplorable that we have to adjourn the trial when it is essential to shed light on the circumstances of the death of our friend Carlos Quispe Quispe”.___________________________18.06 – Trial opens of alleged killers of journalist Carlos Quispe QuispeThe trial opened on 18 June of the alleged killers of Carlos Quispe Quispe, a journalist on Radio Municipal Pucarani, who died in the city of the same name in La Paz department, western Bolivia on 29 March after being beaten up by opponents of the mayor.The six defendants, charged with “homicide” and “membership of a criminal gang”, were all in court for the opening. Four municipal councillors – Edwin Huampo Espinoza, Basilio Poma Poma, Rufina Zerna Flores and Nicolaza Cruz Quispe – and Julio Quisberth Quispe and Efraín Ticonipa, two leaders of the Pucarani municipal ‘vigilance committee’, a body that oversees council activities. The parents of the murder victim and Jorge Borda, legal advisor to the mayor, who is a civil party in the case, will all be giving evidence. According to statements made by Borda to Reporters Without Borders, the journalist was beaten up by members of the vigilance committee, incited by the accused municipal councillors.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the opening of the trial as a first step in the fight against impunity and hopes that the court in Pucarani will determine the individual and collective responsibilities in the journalist’s murder.______________________________08.04 – Young journalist dies of injuries two days after attack on municipal radio stationReporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Carlos Quispe Quispe, 31, a journalist working for a municipal radio station in Pucarani, a town 50 km outside La Paz, died on 29 March from the injuries he received two days earlier during an attack on the station, located within the municipal government compound, by opponents of the mayor.“Quispe is the first journalist to lose his life to the extreme political tension to which both state and privately-owned media – pro-government and pro-opposition – are now hostage,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The attack on Radio Municipal Pucarani that resulted in Quispe’s death was followed by attacks on two state-owned media in Sucre by radical groups hostile to the government.”The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that an investigation will quickly shed light on the circumstances of this tragedy, which should – now more than ever – persuade politicians to rein in their supporters in order to avoid chaos. This concerns above all certain opposition sectors whose intransigence is assuming dangerous proportions.”The attack took place as the Pucarani Surveillance Committee, a body with the job of monitoring the municipal government, was holding a meeting in La Paz with the locality’s community leaders to discuss the possibility of removing Pucarani mayor Alejandro Mamani, a member of the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS), from office. The meeting took place in Mamani’s absence but leading government supporters and opponents from Pucarani attended.A group of demonstrators in Pucarani took advantage of the fact that hardly anyone was present in the municipal government compound to attack the Radio Municipal Pucarani studios.“They wrecked the radio station, where Carlos Quispe was,” municipal councillor José Guillermo Castillo told Reporters Without Borders. “They beat him very badly, inflicting serious injuries. Believing him to be dead, they fled as soon as the police arrived.” Quispe was initially taken to a hospital in Pucarani, but was transferred later the same day to La Paz because of the gravity of his condition. He died two days later and was buried there on 31 March.The victim’s brother, Juan Quispe, told Reporters Without Borders: “We request respect for our mourning. We count on the municipal government to monitor the investigation of this case.The Association of Journalists of La Paz (APLP) paid tribute to “an innocent victim of political in-fighting for the control of a town hall.” President Evo Morales’ new spokesman, Iván Canelas, who is himself a journalist, told Reporters Without Borders he would follow the case from the capital. RSF_en BoliviaAmericas Help by sharing this information News November 18, 2016 Find out more June 12, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bolivia Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exilelast_img read more


Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions

first_imgCovid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Print Advertisement Facebook From 26 April (subject to prevailing public health situation):Outdoor sports facilities can reopen (e.g. pitches, golf courses and tennis courts, other facilities as appropriate). See notes to editors for further details.Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen (i.e. zoos, open pet farms, heritage sites). Amusement parks are not permitted to open. See notes to editors for further details.Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence for all exercise activities that can be delivered outdoors including dance.Maximum attendance at funerals will increase to 25 on compassionate grounds. Linked gatherings should not take place before or after funeral services.Vaccine Bonus for those fully vaccinatedCurrent guidance for those most vulnerable to the severe impacts of COVID-19 – the over 70s and the medically vulnerable – will be aligned with that for the general population (e.g. regarding use of public transport, going to shops etc)Those who have the full protection of the vaccine may visit indoors with one other household who also has full protection. See notes to editors for further details.The restrictions that are currently in place continue to have a considerable impact on the social and economic wellbeing of the community. However the vaccination programme gives us a pathway to a return to economic and social activity.In the meantime Government’s community support, well-being programmes, employment and business supports continue, with the EWSS, PUP and Covid-19 enhanced illness benefit applicable to June 30th.The measures announced today will continue up to the 4th of May, at which point the following areas will be under consideration:Full re-opening of construction activity.Phased return of non-essential retail commencing with click and collect and outdoor retail i.e. garden centres/nurseries.Recommencement of Personal Services on a staggered basis.Re-opening of Museums, Galleries & LibrariesRecommencement of religious services on a staggered basis Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions NewsBreaking newsGovernment announces phased easing of public health restrictionsBy Staff Reporter – March 30, 2021 233 WhatsApp Email Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash In line with the plan set out in COVID-19 Resilience & Recovery 2021: The Path Ahead, the Government has today announced the phased easing of some restrictions for the month of April, to commence on 12th April.After taking full account of the current status of Covid-19 in the community, and the public health advice, the Government has decided to implement a limited phased easing of restrictions for the month of April. This cautious approach will continue until a substantial level of vaccination has been achieved, at which point we will move to reopen our society more widely.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the vaccine programme continues to be scaled up, people are encouraged to stay local and to continue to choose outdoor options over indoor options where possible.The vaccination programme has entered its second phase, seeing a significant increase in the scale and speed of vaccinations. However, the Government believes that a widespread lifting of restrictions at this point – in advance of further substantial vaccination – would lead to unacceptable increases in infections, hospitalisations and deaths – and thus the very real prospect of having to reintroduce restrictions.The month of AprilThe following phased easing of restrictions will begin on 12 April and continue through the month:Full return to in-school teaching.Two households can meet up with one another outdoors for social and recreational purposes (this does not include private gardens). Any meetings outdoors should be safe with continued practicing of social distancing and other safe behaviours. Masks should be worn in crowded outdoor spaces.Travel restrictions will be relaxed to enable travel within own county or within 20km of residence if crossing county boundaries.Construction:– All residential construction projects can recommence.– Early Learning and Childcare and school aged childcare services will be added to list of essential services for construction activity during these restrictions to align with the current exemption to primary and secondary schools (where school building projects are progressing) and to allow important fire safety works to progress.From 19 April:Expansion of elite sports to include:training for and playing of National Governing Body sanctioned and organised adult intercounty National Gaelic Games Leagues, not including under 20 or minor competitions.certain high performing athletes as approved by Sport Ireland, in a range of sports. ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19 Linkedin Previous articleElla Nethercott wins Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021Next articleLimerick Post Show | PlayAct Drama School Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Here is my bulls*it avoidance toolkit – Treat every day like it is April Fool’s Day! #AnnSteveTalk re-edit on vaccines, disinformation on Covid-19 and…last_img read more


Papadosio Delivers Horn-Assisted Spectacle At Red Rocks [Photos/Full Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday, May 11th, Papadosio returned to the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO along with The Polish Ambassador ft. Wildlight and Random Rab & The Penumbra Live Band to mount a memorable audiovisual spectacle.As the band noted in a Facebook post on Monday, “This weekend was a special one. Thanks to everybody who came out to Red Rocks to enjoy the show! So much effort goes into putting on a show like this and we feel like this one of the best yet. Thanks to our Family, Friends, Crew, Management and most of all our fans for keeping this dream alive.”You can watch a full, pro-shot video of Papadosio’s performance below courtesy of Nugs.tv:Papadosio – Red Rocks – 5/11/19 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: nugsnet]Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Papadosio’s Red Rocks performance courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith Griner.Next up for Papadosio is a performance at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL on Friday, May 24th. For a full list of Papadosio’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Papadosio | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO | 5/11/19Set: We Are Water, Write Sing Play Mix, Fire Rite, We Are Water, Skipswitch, Method of Control*, Jungle Boogie*, Find Your Cloud*, Pool Of Stars*, Eyes Have Eyes*Encore: Unparalyzer*with hornsPapadosio | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO | 5/11/19 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Grinerlast_img read more