Prison for Judith Miller et Matthew Cooper : A dark day for freedom of the press

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more It was with sadness and concern that Reporters Without Borders learned on July 6, 2005 that Judith Miller of The New York Times, and Matthew Cooper of Time magazine, had been remanded into custody. The two journalists were given an 18-month prison term for refusing to reveal their sources. “It is a dark day for freedom of the press in the United States and around the world. This unprecedented sentence against two journalists who were merely exercising their professional prerogative is a serious violation of international law, a dangerous precedent, and the United states has sent a very bad signal to the rest of the world. As a member of the Organization of American States, the United States has a duty to comply with the texts adopted by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, whose Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression clearly stipulates that every journalist has “the right to keep his/her source of information, notes, personal and professional archives confidential” (Article 8),” Reporters Without Borders stated.Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper had been sentenced to an 18-month jail term twice before by a federal appeals court for “contempt of court” because of their refusal to reveal their sources in the Valerie Plame case involving the name of the CIA operative whose identity had been revealed in the press in 2003. On June 27, the Supreme Court had rejected their appeal-their last chance to avoid the sentence. On June 29, Federal Judge Thomas F. Hogan had granted the two journalists a one-week delay to provide the names of their informers. Time magazine had immediately submitted to the court all of the documents, notes and information gathered by Matthew Cooper-over the latter’s objections-while he was investigating the Plame case. However, Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found the proposal insufficient, and during a hearing on July 5, demanded that the journalists themselves disclose their sources.At that same hearing, the prosecutor also rejected the request made by The New York Times and Time to substitute a house arrest for a jail sentence. From December 9, 2004 to April 9, 2005, Jim Taricani of the television station WJAR-TV (an NBC affiliated) had been confined in his home on the same grounds and prohibited from granting any interviews or using the Internet. On July 6, the American judiciary placed into custody Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper (photo), who were sentenced to prison for having protected their sources. Reporters With Borders deeply regrets this “dark day for freedom of the press,” when the United States sent a “very bad signal” to other countries around the world. June 7, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says July 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison for Judith Miller et Matthew Cooper : A dark day for freedom of the press News to go further News RSF_en Receive email alerts NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on United States News Help by sharing this information United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Juab Wrestling Dominates 3-A Division A Divisionals At SVC

first_img Tags: Wrestling FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Saturday, Juab wrestling amassed 338 points to blow away the field at the 3-A Division A divisionals at the Sevier Valely Center during the final day of competition.Delta placed second with 248 points, Richfield was third with 206.5 points and South Sevier finished fourth with 192 points.Union placed fifth with 139 points, while Manti finished sixth with 121 points, Summit Academy was seventh with 73 points, San Juan finished eighth with 29 points and Grand placed ninth with 27 points.At 106 pounds, Richfield freshman Dayson Torgerson prevailed in a 5-0 decision over Juab sophomore Kaden Ercanbrack to take the title in that classification.In the 3rd place match at 106 pounds, Delta junior Shayden Taylor took the win over Juab freshman Dax Johnson by virtue of a forfeit.In the 5th place match at 106 pounds, Grand freshman Landon Moralez prevailed over South Sevier sophomore Weston Blake because of an injury.In the 7th place match at 106 pounds, Summit Academy sophomore Ashton Wright waxed Union freshman Dallin Foote with a 7-2 decision.Finally, for 9th place at 106 pounds, Manti sophomore Kayden Blackham prevailed over Grand freshman Oscar Martinez because of a fall.At 113 pounds, Juab junior Keaton Sperry took the title with a 12-4 major decision victory over Richfield freshman Garrin Lord.In the third-place match, Richfield freshman Zackary Sweitzer downed Union sophomore Westin Hagman by virtue of a 10-7 decision.In the fifth-place match, South Sevier junior Mason Gardner downed Juab sophomore Braxton Steiner because of a fall.In the seventh-place match, Delta freshman William Skeem downed Summit Academy sophomore Colby Fox because of a fall.The ninth-place match saw Union freshman Dillyun Bowden down Summit Academy sophomore Chase Ebert by virtue of a fall.At 120 pounds, the winner was Richfield junior Denim Torgerson who downed Union sophomore Jory Jenkins because of a fall. For third place at 120 pounds, senior Ben Nielson of Juab downed Delta freshman Ryder Rogers by virtue of a fall.The 5th place match at 120 pounds saw South Sevier freshman Cole Peterson get past Manti junior R. Kent Larsen via major decision, 11-3.In the 7th place match, Juab freshman Breyer Wright downed Summit Academy sophomore Jaan Chaudhry because of a fall.In the 9th place match, Richfield’s Ethan Udy downed Union sophomore Trevon Burton by technical fall.At 126 pounds, Delta senior Maverick Caldwell took the crown, downing Union freshman Dallon Farrer because of a technical fall. Finishing third was South Sevier junior Parker Brian, taking an 8-6 decision over Juab freshman Ryler Blackett. Placing fifth was Juab sophomore Cooper Shaheen who downed Union freshman Brack Winterton via a 6-2 decision. Richfield freshman Hesston Gleave placed seventh over Manti freshman Xander Mickelson because of a fall. The 9th place finisher was Delta junior John McLaws who got past South Sevier freshman Ryland Marsh because of a fall.At 132 pounds, Juab senior Conner Ingram prevailed 9-6 via decision over South Sevier senior Triston Fillmore for the title. Finishing third was Delta sophomore Joshua Jackson over Manti senior Kayden Fowles with an 8-6 decision. For fifth place, Juab freshman Logan Holdaway humbled Richfield sophomore Ryker Ogden because of a fall. Delta freshman Cameron Skeem downed Union sophomore Cache Hyder because of a fall for seventh place. For ninth place, Richfield freshman Britten Christensen waxed Summit Academy sophomore Grant Nelson.Other rounds went as follows:138 pounds1st: Juab sophomore Channing Warner over Summit Acadmey junior Will Haight (forfeit)3rd: Manti junior Kaleb Rimmasch over Richfield senior Jaren Marquardson (fall)5th: Union senior Wyatt Richards over Delta sophomore Trey Butler (decision)7th: San Juan sophomore Landon Black over San Juan senior Kash Shumway (fall)9th: Delta sophomore Austin Loe over Union sophomore Kolby Collins (fall)145 pounds1st: Juab freshman Chase Ingram over Delta senior Kurtus Nielson (decision; 9-3)3rd: Union senior Kevin Urzua over Richfield senior Dominic Rolph (fall)5th: South Sevier senior Jett High over Juab senior Wyatt Holdaway (fall)7th: Manti junior Jabin Taylor over San Juan junior Dresden Seely (decision; 10-4)9th: South Sevier sophomore Braxton Price over Summit Academy freshman Larsen Dixon (decision; 6-0)152 pounds1st: Juab senior Cade Bowring over Delta junior Austin Chase (decision; 6-0)3rd: Richfield senior Jordan Snyder over Delta junior Samuel LeBaron (decison; 6-0)5th: Manti junior K. Dane Seely over South Sevier junior Keston Johnson (SV-1; 9-7)7th: Juab sophomore Tyker Greenhalgh over Summit Academy freshman Wyatt Brown (fall)9th: South Sevier junior Ethan Richards over San Juan freshman Callen Burke (fall)160 pounds1st: Juab freshman Will Harmon over South Sevier junior Jaxon Torgerson (decison; 5-4)3rd: Richfield sophomore Carston Jensen over Richfield sophomore Cameron Hyde (fall)5th: Juab freshman Taylor Newton over San Juan sophomore Jeter Perkins (fall)7th: Union senior Colton Harding over Delta sophomore Brandon Dutson (injury)9th: San Juan sophomore Tyler Bayles over Summit Academy junior Kaden Brown (major decision; 20-10)170 pounds1st: Delta junior Tate Willoughby over Manti senior Braxton Stevens (fall)3rd: Union junior Cadence Ross over Juab junior Kaysen Sperry (fall)5th: Richfield sophomore Wyatt Harvey over Juab freshman Aiden Seely (fall)7th: Richfield sophomore Nathan Sorensen over Grand sophomore Blane Thompson (SV-1; 13-11)9th: Delta sophomore Seth Bryan over Summit Academy sophomore Hagan Walker (fall)182 pounds1st: South Sevier senior Taylor Hunt over Juab senior C. Rylan Watts (decision; 7-5)3rd: Manti junior Kayden Clark over Delta senior Luis Rodriguez (decision; 9-7)5th: Summit Academy junior Joseph Garlick over Grand senior Jeremiah Perman (fall)195 pounds1st: Delta senior Jake Jackson over Juab junior Talon Holdaway (fall)3rd: Richfield senior Lex Leany over South Sevier senior Bryce Healey (injury)*at 5th place, Juab sophomore Briggs Ludlow received a bye220 pounds1st: Juab senior Blake Mangelson over Manti senior Spencer Colburn (fall)3rd: Delta junior Jake Nickle over Delta sophomore Griff Nielson (forfeit)5th: South Sevier junior Christopher Good over Richfield freshman Dalton Boyter (fall)7th: Juab senior Hunter Blackburn over Summit Academy sophomore Kade Peterson (fall)285 pounds1st: Juab junior Shan Jackson over South Sevier senior Kemmer Jones (decision; 5-3)3rd: Delta junior Trendon Cropper over Union sophomore Antonio McKissack (fall)5th: Juab senior Eric Taylor over Summit Academy senior Kayden Atwood (forfeit)7th: Grand junior Jaymmin Hester over Union junior Weston Poorman (injury)9th: Richfield junior Greg Hurley over Manti junior Moises Trejo (fall) Written by February 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab Wrestling Dominates 3-A Division A Divisionals At SVC Brad Jameslast_img read more