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Arrest of KAMI activists criticized as attempt to suppress freedom of expression

first_imgKAMI’s Medan affiliates were transferred to Jakarta to be investigated by the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), he added.In a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Wednesday, KAMI condemned the arrest of its affiliates and said they perceived it as “repressive action” that was “politically motivated”.KAMI also criticized the police’s statement as prejudiced.“KAMI considers the announcement made by National Police spokesman Awi Setiyono on the arrests as having elements of framing [public] opinion, tendentious overgeneralizing and of prematurely revealing conclusions in an ongoing investigation,” KAMI said in the statement, which was signed by its co-founders Din Syamsudin, Gatot Nurmantyo and Rochmat Wahab.They also claimed there were strong indicators that the mobile phones of the KAMI executives had been hacked in recent days.Other activists have been quick to condemn the arrests, saying that they reflect the authorities’ efforts to stifle criticism of the government relating to the controversial passage of the omnibus bill on job creation into law.“These arrests were made to spread fear in those who criticize the passage of the Job Creation Law,” said Usman Hamid, executive director of Amnesty International Indonesia, in a statement.“Additionally, these arrests have shown that freedom of expression in the country is under threat and that it can be seen as an effort to intimidate the opposition and those who criticize the ruling regime.”Usman also expressed concern that the arrests had been made under the allegation of violating the ITE Law. He also called on the state to stop discriminating against its critics and that it fully respects the human rights of all people.The KAMI arrests are just the latest in a wave of similar incidents to occur in Indonesia over the past year.In April, independent researcher Ravio Parta was briefly detained by the police following an allegation of public incitement through his WhatsApp account, which was believed to be hacked. Ravio had turned heads for his vocal criticism of the government, including in its poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read also: Government critic faces incitement charges after WhatsApp hackedMass media critical of the government have also found themselves in the crosshairs of unknown assailants.Tempo.co, part of the Tempo Media Group that also publishes the Koran Tempo daily and the Tempo weekly magazine, as well as popular news portal tirto.id, have both been inundated by cyberattacks after publishing reports critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.According to Amnesty International Indonesia’s records, there have been at least 49 cases of alleged intimidation and hacking of government critics since February.Others still have noted the underhanded tactics that the government and the legislature have employed to dampen criticism of the Job Creation Law, which was widely criticized for being rushed without giving fair and adequate space for the public to supervise or take part in crucial discussions.Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) deputy director Wahyudi Djafar also said he believed the KAMI arrests were carried out in an attempt to silence government critics.“These arrests, in the context of freedom of expression, were carried out as if [authorities] wanted to create a chilling effect to [dissuade] the public from expressing their political [standpoint] for fear of incarceration,” he said.“One of the biggest forms of threat to the ‘control’ function of [supervising] state transparency and accountability is this shackling of freedom of expression. These kinds of practices should best be avoided by the government.”Topics : Read also: Police arrest eight KAMI activists for alleged hate speech linked to jobs law protests“[They] are alleged to have spread hate speech discriminating against certain groups and incited protests against the Job Creation Law that ended [in rioting],” said National Police spokesperson Brig Gen. Awi Setiyono on Tuesday.As evidence, the police have confiscated records of their conversations over social media.Awi said the eight detainees faced charges of violating the second paragraph of Article 45 of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law and/or Article 160 of the Criminal Code (KUHP). The ITE Law provision carries a maximum punishment of six years’ imprisonment and a Rp 1 billion (US$67,950) fine, while the KUHP provision carries up to six years’ imprisonment. The recent arrest of eight people affiliated with the Save Indonesia Coalition (KAMI) over allegations of spreading hate speech and violating a sweeping online censorship law has raised concerns about the erosion of freedom of expression in the country, rights activists have said.The figures were nabbed in a string of police operations in the capital Jakarta and in Medan, North Sumatra between Oct. 10 and 13.The police detained KAMI executives Syahganda Nainggolan, Jumhur Hidayat, Anton Permana and Kingkin Anida in Jakarta, while in Medan, law enforcers arrested the group’s local chapter chairman Khairil Amri, along with members Juliana, Devi and Wahyu Rasari Putri.last_img read more

Olympiakos targeted Bukayo Saka to knock Arsenal out of Europa League

first_img Read More Read More Video Settings Coral BarryTuesday 10 Mar 2020 11:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link451Shares / PLAY Olympiakos targeted Bukayo Saka to knock Arsenal out of Europa League Olympiakos decided to man mark Saka (Picture: Getty)‘We’ve scored a lot from set pieces,’ he continued. ‘We work on it a lot. ‘In these situations, we have players with big quality like (Mathieu) Valbuena and Giorgos (Masouras). They deliver the ball well and then after, we have (Pape Abou) Cisse, (Osseynou) Ba, (Ruben) Semedo or Youssef (El-Arabi) — they are strong in the area.’Martins did not want to go into too much detail about Arsenal’s flaws, saying: ‘I have respect for Arsenal.’Following the disappointment against Olympiakos, Arsenal can only qualify for the Champions League through the Premier League.Three league wins in a row have given fresh hope to Arsenal’s chances of finishing in a Champions League spot and only five points separate them and fifth-place Manchester United. MORE: Manchester United’s Europa League clash vs LASK to be played behind closed doorsMORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is having to teach Nicolas Pepe the absolute basics of how to be a wingerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling About Connatix V67539 Full Screen Advertisement Read More 1/1 Read More ‘Saka is amazing,’ Martins told the Athletic. ‘He’s one of Arsenal’s most dangerous players. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We worked hard to counter the width on that side.’Olympiakos winger Lazar Randjelovic was tasked with tracking Saka.center_img Comment by Metro Skip SPONSORED Advertisement Saka played both legs against Olympiakos (Picture: Getty)Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins has revealed his side paid particular attention to Bukayo Saka during their victory over Arsenal in the Europa League.Arsenal were dumped out of the competition thanks to last-gasp winner from Youssef El Arabi in extra-time of the last-32 tie at the Emirates.Olympiakos showed incredible resilience in London after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled the game in the 119th minute to put Arsenal in front in the tie.Saka, 18, played 120 minutes in the game and Martins explained why his side had to target the youngster during the match.ADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip Ad Martins explained: ‘He’s fast and it enabled us to better control that flank.’Saka started at left-back in both legs against Olympiakos and had assisted Arsenal’s winner in Greece in the away fixture.Martins also revealed that he focused on set-pieces as Arsenal had experienced issues defending dead-ball situations.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal had conceded twice against Everton from set-pieces in their previous game and Martins was keen to exploit that weakness.‘We watched many games,’ he said. ‘We almost saw the weakness. Most importantly, we saw what is standard in how the team operates… against that weakness, we tried to work our plan.’ Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Read More Top articleslast_img read more

Norwegian Air cancels order for 97 Boeing aircraft

first_imgThe Oslo-based company also said it had filed a legal claim seeking the return of payments made for the aircraft. It is also seeking compensation for losses it claims it incurred from the global grounding of the 737 Max planes as well as engine issues on the 787. Talks with Boeing have “not led to an agreement with a reasonable compensation,” the carrier said in the statement. (AP) Norwegian said in a statement it had terminated the purchase agreements of five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 MAX aircraft. In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. AP COPENHAGEN – Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has cancelled its 97 outstanding orders for planes from U.S. manufacturer Boeing.last_img read more

Baldwinsville football falls to Horseheads, sits at 0-2

first_imgNow the early-season work for the Baldwinsville football team is done, and the important stuff in the Class AA-2 division kicks off this Friday night when West Genesee visits Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.But the Bees sit at 0-2, this following a 41-14 defeat to Section IV’s Horseheads in Friday night’s home opener, a game where big plays by the Blue Raiders proved too much to overcome.Hours before B’ville took its 28-21 overtime loss to Jamestown in the Sept. 7 Kickoff Classic at the Dome, Horseheads had recorded an impressive 35-14 win over the same West Genesee side that the Bees will face this weekend. So it wasn’t a big surprise to see the Blue Raiders play well in this game, too. What was a shock, though, was the degree to which Horseheads would seize control, and the way they did so.Three times in the first half, the Blue Raiders struck for touchdowns, including second-quarter plays where Grayson Woodhouse threw touchdown passes of 64 and 80 yards to Andrew McLaughlin.Meanwhile, Horseheads’ defense mostly stifled B’ville’s ground game, so the Bees found itself trailing 21-6 at intermission despite Braden McCard putting his team on the board with a 22-yard scoring pass to Pat May. It was decided for good when Horseheads scored twice more in the third quarter to make it 35-6, and again the big play was a part of it. Gavin Elston, who had already scored on a seven-yard run in the opening period, added a two-yard TD plunge and then, from his own three, took off 97 yards to the other end zone to make it 41-6.Though the Bees would score again thanks to Mike Letizia’s 47-yard run, it proved far too late.Overall, Letizia gained 97 yards on 19 carries, with McCard rushing for 55 yards to go with his seven-of-15 passing for 128 yards, which included a pair of interceptions. May caught five passes for 113 yards.Defensively, Kolby Hahn led the Bees with 11 tackles, nine of them solo. Eight of Nate Robinson’s nine tackles were solo efforts as Letizia added seven tackles.Elston finished with 145 yards on the ground after going for 217 yards against West Genesee the week before. Woodhouse completed 13 of 19 passes for 335 yards, with McLaughlin catching five of those passes for 216 yards.Next week, B’ville knows that, while West Genesee lost most of its starting lineup from the 2018 team that reached the Section III Class AA final, it still recovered well from its loss to Horseheads, topping Corcoran 28-12 on Friday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Baldwinsvillefootballlast_img read more

No. 19 Syracuse’s 3-1 win over Colgate overshadowed by sloppy play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew HAMILTON — SJ Quigley perched near the Colgate end line and stretched her arm out to corral a Clara Morrison pass. Near the end of the fourth quarter, she turned to feed sophomore Alex Morales near the top of the crease, a final pass to result in another SU shot. But it was chipped away by a Raiders’ defender and a counter-rush ensued.Moments later, sophomore Laura Graziosi stole back possession at midfield for the Orange but her pass up to Quigley and Morrison sailed long too. The pair jogged back to their offensive positions and sunk their heads.Neither turnover on that attacking sequence turned into damage at the SU cage because of defensive stops by the Orange. A first half in which Colgate tallied zero shots had been nearly repeated in the second half — SU outshot the Raiders 21-6 overall. By that point in the game, the Orange had scored enough goals and produced ample opportunities to knock off the Raiders, a team without a conference win since 2014. But an inability to finish offensive rushes from subpar passing overshadowed No. 19 Syracuse’s (6-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) 3-1 win over Colgate (2-6, 0-1 Patriot) Sunday at Travis Field, an asterisk next to another game that the Orange dominated statistically.“I think we were slow and sluggish,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “Our rhythm wasn’t as tight.”Facing Colgate was supposed to be the Orange’s tune-up for No. 2 Duke on Friday. It was the Raiders, a program that stumbled to a 4-14 record last season. A program that already had losses to Lock Haven and Rider this season. But SU struggled to pull away early.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt started eerily similar to loss to unranked Cornell on the road on Sept. 7. Flaws that surfaced but hadn’t hindered the Orange in the season’s early games returned: ineffective outlet passes to establish offensive attacks, sloppy receptions on the final pass to set up shots in the circle.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorUntil freshman Charlotte de Vries knocked home a penalty corner shot 11 minutes into the first quarter on Sunday, SU rushes had been halted by passes that never reached their destinations. Later in the first, junior Sarah Luby tip-toed the line next to the Raider cage and flicked her stick toward the front after a brief pause but a deflection after Luby’s hesitation knocked the ball away. From the sideline, Bradley crouched with her game notes and shouted “Pass” when Syracuse took long to circulate passes. Gaping holes in the Colgate defense closed when extra glances overlooked open midfielders.“We are our opposition every time we step on that field,” Bradley said.Typical role players off the bench — Sasha Bull, Nina Watson, Stephanie Harris — all logged extensive game time against Colgate, which allowed SJ Quigley to slide up to midfield at times and kickstart attacks, a role she had only against Bucknell on Sept. 15, Bradley said.Quigley’s goal late in the third quarter provided insurance for the Orange, who already held a two-goal lead after de Vries capitalized on another penalty corner late in the second. Claire Cooke sprinted down the right sideline and centered the ball to Quigley, who turned and slotted it past goalkeeper Anna Unger. Cooke and Quigley embraced, and the sophomore did the same with de Vries while “SJ” chants echoed from the Syracuse bench.“She’s aggressive up there and really works hard off ball to get open,” Bradley said. “That’s what I like up there with her.”But sandwiched in between the SU goals were additional passes that slopped up the field and bounced over sticks. On the rush immediately following de Vries’ second goal near halftime, Watson maneuvered past the Raiders defense toward the cage, but Luby couldn’t finish her feed.As Colgate’s last-second rush was turned aside by goalkeeper Sarah Sinck, who replaced starter Syd Taylor after the Raiders’ goal in the fourth, the Orange sauntered onto the field after the final horn sounded. Syracuse had, sloppy play aside, accomplished its goal for Sunday: a tune-up win for conference play. It was nothing to celebrate extensively about. Just enough to finish what the Orange needed to.“We were able to really get a lot of rotation and see how those kids are playing with the speed or being locked up,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It was a good opportunity for us just to practice.”  Commentslast_img read more

Adamu Relishes Opening Goals Account for Kano Pillars

first_imgAfter a dry spell of five games without a goal, Kano Pillars’ striker Hassan Adamu finally struck gold hitting a brace against visiting Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano on Match Day 6 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, (NPFL) and considers the goals as huge motivator that will spur him for more.Adamu’s two first half goals were sandwiched by Sunday Chinedu’s cool finish as Pillars put three past Nasarawa United in one of the NPFL Matchday 6 played on Sunday in Kano.It was a return to winning ways for Manager, Musa Ibrahim’s side after failing to record a win in their last four games.An excited Adamu told npfl.ng shortly after the game that he refused to celebrate those goals as they were against his former employers but admitted that the goals were good for his confidence. “I needed those goals badly to boost my confidence and to motivate me and the team, I’m happy they gave us the win today, unfortunately I couldn’t celebrate as I wanted because it’s against Nasarawa, a club I still hold dear.”“But its a good victory for us, we played well and according to what the coach told us, even though we could have scored more (goals) but at least we are back to winning now which I believe will motivate us for the next games.Asked how many goals he intend to score at the end of the season, Adamu who also once played for Kwara United responded with a smile and said having a double figure would be enough but it must earn Pillars something to celebrate.“Well, let’s see how it goes, it’s a tight race with 24 games to be played but I will be grateful and happy to get a double number goals, most importantly my goals should put Pillars in the playoffs,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ministry of Youth and Sports wishes Nyantakyi well

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has extended its well wishes to the President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Kwesi Nyatakyi as he goes into an election on Wednesday, February 23, to seek a place on the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) at its Ordinary Assembly in Sudan.“Considering Ghana’s contribution to the development of African football and its status as the current number one on the continent and the 15th best nation in the world, it is sad to note that Ghana has no representation on CAF and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA)”.A statement issued on behalf of the Minister, Clement Humado on Monday noted the government, ministry and entire people of Ghana are solidly behind him as he goes into the election and have every hope that he would succeed on his quest.It added, “apart from the late Ohene Djan, Kobbina Hagan, Nana Fredua Mensah and Sam Okyere, who represented Ghana on CAF Executive Committee at various times some decades ago, the country is yet to have any seat on the continental football governing body.”The statement said, the country has come a long way in efforts to develop football and it is the vision of the ministry and indeed the government of Ghana to ensure that the success chalked in the past are built upon as the nation strives to build a better Ghana for all.“The victory of Nyantakyi at the Ordinary Session will go a long way in further developing football in the country since it is the passion of the nation and cuts across of barriers for the socio-economic development of all.” Source: GNAlast_img read more

March Madness 2019: What we learned from Florida State’s ACC Tournament win over Virginia

first_imgThe No. 1 seed picture is still cloudyVirginia entered the ACC Tournament as the favorite to land a top spot in the NCAA Tournament. That is still likely to happen, but there are certainly no guarantees.  There appears to be seven schools in contention for the four No. 1 seeds: Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan State and Gonzaga.Duke and North Carolina will face each other in the second ACC semifinal. The winner of that game will almost definitely end up on the top line, along with Virginia. The Blue Devils, however, beat the Cavaliers twice this season.  Tennessee and Kentucky seem destined to meet in an SEC semifinal matchup while Michigan State topped Ohio State on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament. Gonzaga lost just three times all season but fell to Saint Mary’s in its conference championship game.Virginia did the committee no favors with the loss to Florida State. It will have some difficult choices to make on Selection Sunday, as all seven teams will be able to make a case for a prime position in the bracket.Virginia uncharacteristically struggled on both ends  Virginia is at its best offensively when it hits 3-pointers and that didn’t happen against Florida State.The Cavaliers hit five of their 24 shots from behind the arc. Point guard Ty Jerome connected on two of his nine attempts, Kyle Guy was two for five and De’Andre Hunter failed to knock down any of his four 3-point shots.The Cavaliers also thrive on their defense and Florida State exposed them on that end a bit, as well. The Seminoles shot 56.5 percent from the field and outrebounded their opponent, 35-20.Virginia has dominated almost all season long, but this was not a good performance right before the NCAA Tournament.Florida State is for realFlorida State has flown under the radar. Texas not planning to part ways with coach Shaka Smart, report says David Nichols came off the bench and scored a game-high 14 points for Florida State while Phil Cofer chipped in 11. De’Andre Hunter tallied 13 points for Virginia in the losing effort.Florida State will play for the title Saturday against the winner of the Duke/North Carolina semifinal matchup. Here’s three takeaways from its victory over Virginia. Related News Florida State is heading to the ACC Tournament championship.The Seminoles took control in the second half and held on for a 69-59 victory over No. 2 Virginia at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.center_img The Seminoles have made back-to-back NCAA Tournaments and reached the Elite Eight in 2017-18. They were arguably better this season as they finished with a 26-6 record and fourth in the ACC.Virginia, North Carolina and Duke have all received a ton of publicity while Florida State, who finished directly behind those three in the conference standings, did not. The Seminoles, however, have a chance to make a deep NCAA Tournament run. March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Florida’s SEC Tournament upset of No. 9 LSUlast_img read more

NHL playoff picture: Battle for East’s last spot goes to season’s last days

first_img Glen Sather steps down as Rangers president, will remain advisor to James Dolan The Blue Jackets lost Tuesday, opening the door for the Canadiens … who then lost Thursday.”We’re not dead,” Montreal coach Claude Julien said (via NHL.com) in a somber Habs locker room following a 2-1 loss to the Capitals. “I think we need some help. We understand that. So we’ve got a few days here to look at what’s going to happen, and hopefully we’re still alive by (Friday) night and give ourselves a chance here to stay in the race.”The Blue Jackets have two shots, both on the road, to get one win: Friday against the Rangers in New York and Saturday against the Senators in Ottawa.Opportunity awaits.📰 https://t.co/zTiwBaSsGp📺 @FOXSportsOH📻 @971thefan📱 https://t.co/1tSc7uJcb7 pic.twitter.com/xWrO9tn6Qv— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 5, 2019For his part, Tortorella won’t look at Tuesday’s 6-2 home loss to the Bruins as a blowout momentum-stopper, though it snapped a five-game winning streak.“This is a great opportunity for us, not only for what we’re talking about this season, trying to get in, but just to play in these kind of games as we build our team with some youth on it,” he said. “We shouldn’t be feeling the weight, and I don’t think we do. We’ve really played well.“We lost a game. We won five prior to that. We just have to bounce back and enjoy the moment and take it as an opportunity.”Meantime, the Canadiens are in the uncomfortable position of not only needing help, as Julien said, but also perhaps being eliminated from playoff contention before they take the ice for their season finale against the rival Maple Leafs.”It’s not over yet,” Canadiens captain Shea Weber said. “We’ll see what happens in [the Blue Jackets’] next two games, and if we can win Saturday and for whatever reason get some good fate, we’ll be in. And if not, we’ll discuss it after that.”« Personne ici n’a pas tout donné pour l’équipe »”I don’t think anybody in here didn’t give everything for the team”🎥➡️https://t.co/cpKqkKEDR0#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/vEnf0INtGz— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 5, 2019On paper, the Dispatch notes, the schedule looks favorable to the Jackets. They’ve been better on the road this season, and they’re playing opponents who’ve long been out of the playoff chase. An 82-game NHL season comes down to this math: Three games across two days to figure out which one team of two will claim the last spot in the playoffs.The Blue Jackets and Canadiens have 94 points, and Columbus coach John Tortorella says he’s not surprised that everything is coming down to the regular season’s last two days. Lightning trio joins exclusive club with Nikita Kucherov’s 40th goalcenter_img “The ups and downs and Jekyll and Hyde that we’ve had this year, it doesn’t surprise me at all,” Tortorella said (via the Columbus Dispatch).Both teams can look at this week and wonder, “What if …?” Related News Montreal, meanwhile, faces a Maple Leafs team that already has clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth and would like nothing better than to send the Canadiens home for the offseason.That’s the finality that one team is facing, perhaps as early as Friday night.“We’re at this point now,” the Jackets’ Oliver Bjorkstrand said. “We have to have fun with it. We’re not out, but we’re not in yet. We’re still fighting to get into the playoffs. We still believe in our group. Now we just have to get the job done. That’s our mindset. We don’t want this to be our last practice.”last_img read more