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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 250

Posts Tagged ‘prisoners’

COVID-19: Law on release of prisoners in Turkey is “a great disappointment”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 aprile 2020

ruling parties have decided to “deliberately expose the lives of those whom they consider political opponents to the risk of the deadly COVID 19”, warn MEPs.
European Parliament standing rapporteur on Turkey, Nacho Sánchez Amor (S&D, ES), and Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, Sergey Lagodinsky (Greens/EFA, DE), said:”The legal amendments by the Turkish Parliament allowing the release of 90.000 prisoners, but excluding those imprisoned for their political activities and citizens in pre-trial detention, is a great disappointment. We had hoped that the Turkish Parliament would adopt a fair, responsible and non-discriminatory law that would save lives from being lost in overcrowded Turkish prisons. Such a law is needed, especially for those unjustly detained and imprisoned for political reasons. Instead, the Turkish ruling parties have decided to deliberately expose the lives of journalists, human rights defenders and those whom they deem to be political opponents to the risk of the deadly disease COVID 19.The EU and its member states must address this problem with their Turkish counterparts at all levels. We also call upon the European Court for Human Rights to speed up necessary verdicts in the cases of citizens imprisoned and detained in Turkey for political reasons, but also to save lives, given the risk of epidemics in overcrowded Turkish prisons.We express our continued solidarity with the Turkish people in these difficult times, in which we are all together on the same side in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We acknowledge Turkey’s readiness to help and sincerely appreciate Turkish medical support to foreign countries, including to EU countries like Italy and Spain. We reiterate that the EU is also ready to support Turkey in its fight against the virus. This challenge is huge and we want to fight it together in a democratic and non-discriminatory manner, saving the lives of all citizens regardless of their political views, affiliations or convictions.”To curb the spread of the coronavirus in its prisons, Turkey´s parliament passed a law on Monday that allows tens of thousands of prisoners to be temporarily released or released early. These measures exclude persons sentenced for murder, sexual and drug-related offences and those jailed on terrorism charges. The new measures have been criticised by opposition parties and human rights organisations, as people convicted under anti-terrorism laws include journalists, lawyers, political and human rights activists.
According to the Turkish justice minister, there were 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among prisoners, including three deaths. At the end of March, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called on governments to take urgent action to protect the health and safety of people in detention and other closed facilities, as part of overall efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Acid Jazz britannico

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 maggio 2010

Roma  18 maggio a partire dalle 22.00. via Pietro Micca 7, appuntamento con il miglior Acid Jazz britannico e il funky italiano al Micca Club. La formazione capitanata dallo splendido suono dell’organo hammond di James Taylor, e’ una vecchia conoscenza della 2PieR che riporta in quest’occasione nel noto locale di Via Pietro Micca, una di quelle esperienze musicali di qualita’ in grado di ritagliarsi un proprio spazio tra appassionati del genere e non solo, proponendo uno spettacolo musicale di altissimo livello. Con 15 album all’attivo, i James Taylor Quartet dal 1985 rappresentano infatti la spina dorsale dell’hammond  groove metropolitano stile londinese.  Dopo un’esperienza con i Prisoners, James Taylor fonda i JTQ; subito il suono diventa più nero, R&B, Funk e Soul, inneggiato inizialmente dai mods inglesi ed europei. Diventa  fenomeno di massa quando con l’etichetta Acid Jazz di Eddie Piller esplode e fa esplodere la scena di questo  circuito eterogeneo che unisce Jamiroquai, Incognito e Jazzmatazz, il meglio del Soul, Funk, Jazz,  Hip Hop: il cosiddetto Acid Jazz. Da allora la sua popolarità lo consacra come già era  successo con Booker T, Brian Auger, John Lord, fra i grandi interpreti epocali del suono del mitico Hammond e  viene chiamato a registrare in vari album come ospite (U2, Manic Street Preachers e i Pogues).  La band nota a Roma anche per aver scelto la strada come palcoscenico per esibirsi e promuoversi dando vita a degli street events che si trasformano in veri e propri party, si esibira’ in chiave originale sul palco del MICCA.

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