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England centre red-carded for shoulder charge on George North “I found it bizzare,” said Jones when talking about the red card decision. “I usually don’t comment but I don’t see how you can tackle the guy. What a load of rubbish. Manu is trying to kill the tackle. It’s absolute rubbish. I’ve broken my rule.“There is no common sense applied in that situation. The guy is falling after the chop tackle, Manu is coming over the top to to kill the tackle. He’s doing everything he’s supposed to be doing and he’s red-carded.”Tuilagi is the first England player to be sent off in Five/Six Nations match and the first player from any country to score a try and be red-carded in the same championship game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Manu Tuilagi sent off at TwickenhamEngland centre Manu Tuilagi was sent off in England’s 33-30 Six Nations win over Wales at Twickenham.England conceded two tries following Tuilagi’s dismissal but held on to record the victory and seal the Triple Crown.Related: Wales score a stunner to bring Twickenham clash to lifeTuilagi was red-carded in the 75th minute for a dangerous tackle on Wales wing George North.The incident happened as Wales were attacking in England’s 22 and as the ball was spread wide to North, the wing was tackled low by Henry Slade near the touchline. Then Tuilagi came across and made a dangerous tackle. Five other players have been sent off playing in a Test match for England. The most recent was Elliot Daly in 2016, who was red-carded for tackling an Argentina player in the air.In 2005 Lewis Moody was red-carded against Samoa for punching Alesana Tuilagi – Manu’s brother – and a year previous Simon Shaw was given his marching orders for a knee in a ruck against New Zealand.In 1998, it was Danny Grewcock who was sent off. He was red-carded for kicking All Blacks hooker Anton Oliver.The first England player sent off in a Test match was Mike Burton in 1975 against Australia in the ‘Battle of Brisbane’. His dismissal was for a late tackle. A red card shown to Manu Tuilagi for a shoulder charge on George North#ITVRugby pic.twitter.com/NXkmVmqfQg— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) March 7, 2020A TMO referral showed there was no attempt to wrap the arms and his shoulder made contact with North’s head.Referee Ben O’Keeffe said: “It was a clear shoulder charge and there was clear contact with the head.”Eddie Jones was not happy with the red card decision. He had a clear dig at O’Keeffe when saying it was “13 versus 16” and talking of Wales having a “three-man advantage” at the end.Ellis Genge had been sin-binned following repeated infringements in the 22 and Manu’s red card reduced England to 13 men, and Jones clearly felt the referee was ruling in Wales’ favour. Marching orders: Manu Tuilagi walks off after being shown a red card (Getty Images) The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ubicación, equipo de planificación nombrado para el 2020 Episcopal Youth Event Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted May 20, 2019 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Mayo 20, 2019] El Departamento de Formación de Fe anunció hoy que el Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) se llevará a cabo en colaboración con la Catedral Nacional de Washington y la Diócesis Episcopal de Washington en el campus de la Universidad de Howard del 7 al 11 de julio de 2020.“La Universidad de Howard fue elegida como el lugar para el EYE20 después de un exhaustivo proceso de solicitud y discernimiento”, dijo Wendy Johnson, coordinadora de eventos para EYE20. “Estamos agradecidos por cada diócesis, empleado y obispo que trabajó con nosotros durante el año pasado, y esperamos con ansias trabajar junto a la Universidad de Howard, la Diócesis de Washington y la Catedral Nacional de Washington para organizar EYE20 “.“En la Diócesis de Washington nos sentimos honrados de colaborar para darle la bienvenida al Evento Episcopal Juvenil de 2020 en Washington, DC, y oramos para que todos los involucrados en el proceso de planificación sientan el poder del Espíritu Santo guiándolos en cada paso del camino”, dijo el Reverendo Correcto Mariann Edgar Budde, obispa diocesana. “Estamos agradecidos de ser el lugar donde cientos de jóvenes se reunirán para acercarse más a Jesús y seguir su camino de amor”.“Qué alegría será darles la bienvenida a estos jóvenes a Washington DC”, dijo el Reverendísimo Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Deán de la Catedral Nacional de Washington. “Estamos muy contentos de ayudar a acoger este evento y estamos muy agradecidos de trabajar con la Universidad de Howard.”Las inscripciones para EYE20 se coordinan a través de los registradores diocesanos que el obispo diocesano nombrará en el otoño. Las instrucciones para discernir una delegación diocesana se enviarán directamente a los registradores.El equipo de planificación EYE20 ha sido nombradoCada evento juvenil episcopal es planificado e implementado por jóvenes voluntarios y adultos mentores seleccionados a través de un proceso de solicitud y discernimiento.“Episcopal Youth Event es único en la vida de la iglesia, ya que es planificado por un equipo de jóvenes episcopales, para jóvenes episcopales”, dijo Bronwyn Clark Skov, directora del Departamento de Formación de Fe y funcionaria de ministerios juveniles. “Esperamos con ansias trabajar con este nuevo equipo para planificar un evento que se contextualice tanto dentro de la era en la que vivimos, así como dentro de la ubicación en Washington DC”.Los siguientes jóvenes solicitantes han aceptado la invitación a participar en el equipo de planificación EYE20:Jackson Humphreys, Diócesis Episcopal de Massachusetts, Provincia ICaitlin Mahoney, Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa, Provincia IIAdajah D. Joseph, Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island, Provincia IIYifan Wang, Diócesis Episcopal de Long Island, Provincia IICharlie Kirk, Diócesis Episcopal de Tennessee Oriental, Provincia IVOwen Snape, Diócesis Episcopal de Atlanta, Provincia IVRobert Sánchez, Diócesis Episcopal de Indianápolis, Provincia VKayla Byrd, Diócesis Episcopal de Michigan, Provincia VTrueli Thor, Iglesia Episcopal en Minnesota, Provincia VISolveigh Barney, Diócesis Episcopal de Dakota del Norte, Provincia VIArty Langford, Diócesis Episcopal de Wyoming, Provincia VICaleb Carnes, Diócesis Episcopal de Texas, Provincia VIICole Hadden, Diócesis Episcopal de Arkansas, Provincia VIIEmily Lawitz, Diócesis Episcopal de Texas Occidental, Provincia VIIHolly Quinonez Wrampelmeier, Diócesis Episcopal de Texas Noroccidental, Provincia VIIGiovanna Zampa, Diócesis Episcopal de California Norte, Provincia VIIISe discernirá quien será el miembro joven del equipo de planificación de la Provincia IX este verano después de Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales.Los siguientes solicitantes como adultos mentores han aceptado la invitación a participar en el equipo de planificación EYE20:Nikia Alleyne, Diócesis Episcopal de Long IslandMargaret Foote, Diócesis Episcopal de Ohio SurIsrael Alexander Portilla Gómez, Diócesis Episcopal de ColombiaChristoph Herpel, Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en EuropaPatrick Kangrga, Diócesis Episcopal de CaliforniaMichele Morgan, Diócesis Episcopal de WashingtonMarcia Quintanilla, Diócesis Episcopal de TexasKaren Schlabach, Diócesis Episcopal de KansasJoshawa Trader, Diócesis Episcopal Missouri OccidentalLas siguientes personas desempeñan funciones especializadas en el equipo de planificación:Julia Domenick, Iglesia Episcopal en Minnesota, es la coordinadora del equipo médico.Abigail White Moon, Diócesis Episcopal de Florida, sirve como capellana al equipo de planificación.Rich Clark, Diócesis Episcopal del Suroeste de la Florida, coordinador del equipo de cuidado pastoral.Lauren Wainwright, Diócesis Episcopal de Dallas, coordinadora del equipo de cuidado pastoral.Mildred Reyes, quien sirve como misionera para la formación de la Diócesis Episcopal de Washington, es la persona enlace entre el equipo de planificación EYE20 y la diócesis.La solicitud para jóvenes adultos con interés en formar parte del equipo de cuidado pastoral estará disponible en junio. El discernimiento y las decisiones en cuanto al equipo ocurrirán en el otoño.¿Tiene alguna pregunta? Escriba a [email protected] Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA
ArchDaily Lead Architects: “COPY” Artist’s Studio / Ruetemple Year: Artist’s Studio / RuetempleSave this projectSaveArtist’s Studio / Ruetemple ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959044/artists-studio-ruetemple Clipboard Heating:KZTOEngineering:KZTOCity:MoscowCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alexander KudimovRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The studio was created for an artist engaged in contemporary art. We had to create a living and working space, where there is nothing in access and nothing interferes with concentration. The studio is a room with an area of 75 sqm and a ceiling height of 5 m.Save this picture!© Alexander KudimovSave this picture!© Alexander KudimovSince the height of the ceiling allowed it, we decided to design the second level where the bedroom is located. Meanwhile, the first level includes the main space where the artist works, as well as everything else: a mini-kitchen, a bathroom, and a storeroom.Save this picture!© Alexander KudimovThe main color of the interior is white – the painting of the walls and ceiling, white tiles on the walls of the mini-kitchen and the bathroom, white wooden floorboards. It was an important condition of the artist – everything should be white. The black color is present as well: in the design of the stairs and the ceiling under the second level and black details in the bathroom.Save this picture!© Alexander KudimovSave this picture!Axonometric 02Save this picture!© Alexander KudimovLarge panoramic windows fill the studio with plenty of light. The studio has a minimum amount of furniture since it was important for the studio owner to have maximum free space to carry out his creative concepts.Save this picture!© Alexander KudimovProject gallerySee allShow lessAnything goes? Berlin Architecture in the 1980sExhibitionBook Talk – Radical Architecture of the Future with Beatrice GalileeBook Product Launch Share Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butakhina Photographs “COPY” Russia Projects CopyAbout this officeRuetempleOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesMoscowOn FacebookRussiaPublished on March 24, 2021Cite: “Artist’s Studio / Ruetemple” 24 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Here are five more tweets for fundraisers. Fundraising ideas, reminders, data and opportunities, culled from the wonderful world of Twitter. Five fundraising tweets for 31 August 2016 2. Nudge…10 nudge-tastic examples of persuasive copywriting from charities. #NFP #Fundraising #charities https://t.co/zAEashAyvq via @Econsultancy— David LockeAFCA (@DavidLockeAFCA) June 13, 2016 — Daniel Fluskey (@danielfluskey) July 20, 2016 Howard Lake | 31 August 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 5. As if you didn’t knowITV confirms the role and value of fundraisers. And you’ve still got time to nominate people for the Fundraiser of the Year category in its Pride of Britain awards.#Fundraisers bring essential funds to #charities & deserve recognition. @itvnews #PrideOfBritain #CharityTuesday pic.twitter.com/mJP7jP8qSu— ITV Social Purpose (@ITVPurpose) August 9, 2016 Tagged with: behavioural insight Brexit data faith Twitter 1. DataEven though Brexit means Brexit, don’t think that means any changes to your data protection responsibilities.If anyone asks if Brexit means you don’t have to follow EU data protection rules, show them this. pic.twitter.com/L2GbJzRgOW Advertisement 4. Rewards in heavenA fundraising idea for church congregations. Thanks to @AdrianBeney.Who needs to pass an offering plate? This fundraiser will fill out a budget in any church. @UnvirtuousAbbey pic.twitter.com/ffbSmb59TQ— Rev. Jeremy Smith (@umjeremy) August 30, 2016 75 total views, 1 views today 76 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 3. … NudgeThe research shows people are more likely to opt in if the opt-in box is accompanied by an image of a child https://t.co/b2MDOYJtCs— Susannah Birkwood (@SusannahBirkwoo) June 3, 2016
When the afternoon gathering came to a close, participants chanted: “Free Chuck Africa! Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin! Free ’em all!” All are political prisoners still in jail.A press conference is scheduled for Jan. 21, at Philadelphia’s Kingsessing Library, 1201 South 51st St. at 2 p.m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this PhiladelphiaVery early in the morning of Jan. 18, three carloads of supporters made the two-hour trip from Philadelphia to SCI Dallas, near Wilkes Barre, Pa., to bring MOVE 9 member Delbert Africa home from prison. They waited from 8:15 until 9:30, when Delbert was finally released — after 41 years in prison for a crime that none of the MOVE 9 had committed. On his arrival in West Philadelphia, he was warmly welcomed by other MOVE 9 members, MOVE organizers and community activists, including members of Workers World Party, Food Not Bombs-Solidarity, Mobilization4Mumia, REAL Justice and others. One more MOVE 9 member still remains in prison: Chuck Africa.
(1) during December 19 – 23 2008, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China “, existing on a website with the domain name epochtimes.com (Dajiyuan), which server located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on October 4, 2005. Until December 23, 2008, five links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet.(2) during December 19, 2008 -August 3, 2009, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’”, existing on the websites with the domain names epochtimes.com (Dajiyuan) and www.observechina.net (Observe China), both of which servers located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on January 5, 2006 and January 6, 2006. Until December 23, 2008, five links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet with 402 reads in total.(3) during December 19, 2008 -August 3, 2009, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, existing on the websites with the domain names epochtimes.com (Dajiyuan) and www.observechina.net (Observe China), both of which servers located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on February 26, 2006 and February 27, 2006. Until December 23, 2008, five links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet with 748 reads in total.(4) during December 19, 2008 -August 3, 2009, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, existing on the websites with the domain names www.secretchina.com (Secret China) and www.observechina.net (Observe China), both of which servers located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on March 13, 2006. Until December 23, 2008, six links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet with 512 reads in total.(5) during December 19, 2008 -August 3, 2009, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization”, existing on the website with the domain name www.secretchina.com (Secret China), which server located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on May 7, 2006. Until December 23, 2008, seven links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet with 57 reads in total.(6) during December 19, 2008 -August 3, 2009, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article by “Liu Xiaobo”, entitled “Liu Xiaobo: Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns”, existing on the websites with the domain names www.minzhuzhongguo.org (Democratic China) and www.renyurenquan.org (Human Rights in China), both of which servers located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on August 1, 2007. Until December 23, 2008, eight links to the web page of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet with 488 reads in total.(7) on December 11, 2008, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau found and downloaded the article entitled “Charter 08”, existing on the website with the domain name www.chinesepen.org (The Independent Chinese PEN Center),which server located overseas. The article was indicated to have published on December 9, 2008 and signed as A Group of Citizens. On the same day, an article entitled “Chinese People From All Walks of Life Join Together to Issue Charter 08” was found and downloaded from the websites with the domain names boxun.com (Bo Xun) and www.minzhuzhongguo.org (Democratic China), both of which servers located overseas and which showed the publication dates of December 8, 2008 and December 9, 2008. Until December 12, 2008, 33 links to the web pages of this article had been found for its publication or republication on internet, among which 19 copies were located on overseas wibsites with 5154 reads in total and 158 replies. On December 9, 2008, it was found that the website with the domain name www.2008xianzhang.info (Charter 08) had so far got 10,390 individuals having signed “Charter 08”.(8) on December 11, 2008, First Detachment of Public Information Network Security and Supervision Office at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau examined Liu Xiaobo’s e-mails, and found that Liu Xiaobo’s email mailboxe was located overseas. After using a password to get into that mailbox to check it, it was found that the earliest email sent from that mail box had been dated November 25, 2008 and that 30 of the sent emails had been involved in sending “Charter 08”.15. The articles confirmed by Liu Xiaobo with his signature have proven: Liu Xiaobo verified the articles downloaded and preserved by the Network Security and Supervision department of the Public Security organ, “Liu Xiaobo: The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China”, ” Liu Xiaobo: Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’ “, ” Liu Xiaobo: To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, ” Liu Xiaobo: The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, ” Liu Xiaobo: The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization”, ” Liu Xiaobo: Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns” and “Charter 08”, and the electronic copies taken from his computers, “The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China”, “Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’ “, “To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, “The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, “The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization” and “Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns”. Liu Xiaobo confirmed that the articles for his verification were those written and published by him on the Internet. The articles verified and confirmed by Liu Xiaobo contain the inciting statements identified by the facts described above.16. The defendant Liu Xiaobo’s confession has proven: Liu Xiaobo confessed that he had used his computers to write and publish on Internet the articles described above. Liu Xiaobo’s confession and the evidences presented above are mutually confirmatory.17. The account on the case process provided by the Public Security organ has proven: in the evening of December 8, 2008, the Beijing Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, went to Liu Xiaobo’s residence at Flat 502, Unit 1, Building 10, Residence of the Bank of China, Qixian Vellege, Haidian District, Beijing City, and captured Liu Xiaobo.18. The previous Criminal Verdict of (1990) Intermediate Court- Criminal Case No. 2373 issued by the Beijing Municipal Intermediate People’s Court and the Decision on Re-education Through Labor of (96) Beijing RTL Case No. 3400 issued by the Re-education Through Labor Management Committee of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government have proven: on January 26, 1991 Liu Xiaobo was convicted on the offence of counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement but exempted from criminal punishment; on September 26, 1996, he was sentenced for disturbing public order to re-education through labor for three years.19. The document of identification provided by the Public Security organ has proven: the name, residence and other information on the defendant Liu Xiaobo. This Court believes that the defendant Liu Xiaobo, for a purpose to overthrow the state power and socialist system of the people’s democratic dictatorship in our country, by using the Internet’ features of fast information transmission, widespread communication, large social impact and high degree of public concerns, in a way of writing publishing his articles on internet, has slandered and incited others to overthrow the state power and socialist system in our country. His conducts have already formed the offence of inciting subversion of state power. Moreover, his crime has lasted for a long time based on large subjective malignancy. His publications have been widespread through links, republications and browses and made adverse influence. He is a criminal of a major offence and must be severely punished according to law. The First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate has charged the defendant Liu Xiaobo on the offence of inciting subversion of state power based on the clear facts and the reliable and sufficient evidences to prove the defendant guilty as charged. As for the defence arguments presented by Liu Xiaobo and his defense counsels at the trial, the Court found through its examination that the facts and evidences clarified at the trial have sufficiently proven that Liu Xiaobo made use of the media features of Internet by publishing slanderous articles on Internet to carry out his conducts of inciting subversion of the state power and social system in our country. Liu Xiaobo’s conducts went beyond the scope of freedom of expression to have formed a crime. Therefore, none of the defence arguments presented by Liu Xiaobo and his defense counsels can be established to be accepted by this Court. Due to the facts, natures and circumstances of the crime committed by the defendant Liu Xiaobo and its degree to harm the society, this court, according to Article 105 (2), Article 55 (1), Article 56 (1) and Article 64 of the PRC’s Criminal Law, has made the following verdict:1. The defendant Liu Xiaobo is guilty for the crime of inciting subversion of state power, and sentenced to eleven years imprisonment and two years deprivation of political rights. (The sentence is counted from the day of executing the sentence, setting off against the sentence in detention on a day for day basis, that is, serving from June 23, 2009 to June 21, 2020.)2. All of the materials handed in this case that Liu Xiaobo used to commit the crime shall be confiscated (list follows).If the defendant does not accept this verdict, an appeal can be submitted within ten days starting from the next day after issuing this verdict, either through this Court or directly to the Beijing Municipal High People’s Court. The appeal should be submitted with its original and two copies.Jia Lianchun, Chief JudgeBang Jiaowei, Acting judgeZhai Changxi, Acting judgeDecember 25, 2009Gu Xin, Court ClerkA list of the items in holding to be dealtThe following items shall be confiscated:1. Notebook computer (IBM model T43): one2. Notebook computer (Lianxiang model Chaoyang 700Cfe): one3. Desktop computer (Lianxiang model Jiayue): one4. Charter 08 draft for comments (sealed together with the case files): 7 pages China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific The Criminal Verdict by the Beijing Municipal First Intermediate People’s Court(2009) First Intermediate Court – Criminal Case- First instance -No. 3901Public Prosecution: The First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate.The Defendant: Liu Xiaobo, male, 53 years old (born on December 28, 1955), Han ethnicity, born in Changchun City, Jilin Province; doctorate education, jobless; household registration at Flat 2-1-2, Qingchun Street 5, , Xigang District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province; temporary residence at Flat 502, Unit 1, Building 10, Residence of the Bank of China, Qixian Village, Haidian District, Beijing City. In January 1991, he was convicted on the offence of counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement but exempted from criminal punishment; in September 1996, he was sentenced for disturbing public order to three years Re-education Through Labor. For suspicion of inciting subversion of state power, he was summoned for detention on December 8, 2008, put under residential surveillance on December 9, 2008 and arrested on June 23, 2009. He is now detained in No. 1 Detention Center of Beijing City. • Defense counsel: Ting Xikui, a lawyer at the Mo Shaoping Law Firm, Beijing• Defense counsel: Shang Baojun, a lawyer at the Mo Shaoping Law Firm, BeijingAccording to its Criminal Indictment No. 247 (2009) of Beijing First Branch Procuratorate-Criminal Prosecution, the First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate charged the defendant Liu Xiaobo on the offence of inciting subversion of state power and filed the public indictment to this court on December 10, 2009. According to law, this Court has formed a collegiate bench that held an open trial on the case. The First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate assigned Prosecutor Zhang Rongge and Deputy Prosecutor Pan Xuechu to sustain the prosecution while the defendant Liu Xiaobo and his defense counsels Ding Xikui and Shang Baojun came to the trial and participated in the process. The trial has now been concluded.In its incitement, the First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate has accused that since 2005, the defendant Liu Xiaobo, due to his dissatisfaction with the state power and socialist system of the people’s democratic dictatorship in our country, published through various Internet websites such as “Observe China” and the “BBC Chinese Net”, the inciting articles such as “The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China”, ” Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’? “, “To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, “The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, “The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization” and “Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns “. In his articles, he instigated the rumors and libels such as ” Since the Communist Party of China (CPC) took power, generations of CPC dictatorship have cared most about their own powers and least about human lives”; “The official patriotism advocated by the CPC dictatorship is a fallacious system of ‘the Party Replacing the State’. The essence of this patriotism is to demand that the people love the dictatorship, the one-party rule, and the dictators. It usurps patriotism in order to inflict disasters on the nation and calamities on the people”; “Thus, all of the tricks used by the CPC are stop-gap measures for the dictators to preserve the last phase of their powers and will not be able to support for long this dictatorial edifice that is already showing countless cracks”; and incited ” to change the regime by changing the society”, and “for the emergence of a free China, to place hope in the rulers’ ‘New Deal’ is far less than in the continuous expansion of the ‘new forces’ among the people”.During period from September to December 2008, the defendant Liu Xiaobo colluded with others to have drafted and concocted “Charter 08”, that put forward a number of claims such as “to abolish one-party monopolization of ruling privileges” and ” to establish China’s federal republic under the structure of democracy and constitutionalism”, seeking to incite subversion of the current political power. After he had collected the signatures of over 300 people, Liu Xiaobo sent “Charter 08” together with a list of the signatures by email to the overseas websites and got it published at the websites such as “Democratic China” and “The Independent Chinese PEN Center”. After he had committed the crimes, the defendant Liu Xiaobo was tracked down and brought to justice.The First Branch of Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate provided this court with the evidences including the witnesses’ testimonies to charge the guilt of the defendant Liu Xiaobo, the records of scene examination and inspection, and forensic submissions of electronic data, and was convinced that the defendant Liu Xiaobo’s conducts had violated Items 2 of Article 105 of the PRC’s Criminal Law, and that he had formed the offence of inciting subversion of state power to a serious extent. The Procuratorate handed the case over to this Court for judgment according to law.During the trial, the defendant Liu Xiaobo argued that he was not guilty as he had merely exercised the civil right to freedom of expression grunted by the Constitution and that the criticisms he expressed had not done any actual harm to anyone nor incitement to subvert the state power. The counsels for the defendant Liu Xiaobo presented the arguments that there was no content of rumor or libel or slander in any of Liu Xiaobo’s six articles nor in Charter 08 as accused by the prosecution, and that the articles published by Liu Xiaobo fell within the scope of the citizen’s free speech expressing his personal opinions but constituting no incitement to subvert the state power. The Court found that, during period from October 2005 to August 2007, the defendant Liu Xiaobo, due to his dissatisfaction with the state power and socialist system of the people’s democratic dictatorship in our country, incited others many times to subvert the state power and socialist system in our country in a way of writing at his temporary residence at Flat 502, Unit 1, Building 10, Residence of the Bank of China, Qixian Vellege, Haidian District, Beijing City, and publishing the articles on the websites such as “Observe China” and “BBC Chinese Language Net”. In his published articles, “The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China”, “Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’? “, “To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, “The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, “The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization” and “Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns “, Liu Xiaobo slandered, “Since the Communist Party of China (CPC) took power, generations of CPC dictatorship have cared most about their own powers and least about human lives”; “The official patriotism advocated by the CPC dictatorship is a fallacious system of ‘the Party Replacing the State’. The essence of this patriotism is to demand that the people love the dictatorship, the one-party rule, and the dictators. It usurps patriotism in order to inflict disasters on the nation and calamities on the people”; “Thus, all of the tricks used by the CPC are stop-gap measures for the dictators to preserve the last phase of their powers and will not be able to support for long this dictatorial edifice that is already showing countless cracks”; and incited ” to change the regime by changing the society”, and “for the emergence of a free China, to place hope in the rulers’ ‘New Deal’ is far less than in the continuous expansion of the ‘new forces’ among the people”.During period from September to December 2008, the defendant Liu Xiaobo colluded with others to have drafted and concocted “Charter 08”, that put forward a number of claims such as “to abolish one-party monopolization of ruling privileges” and ” to establish China’s federal republic under the structure of democracy and constitutionalism”, seeking to incite subversion of the current political power. After he had collected the signatures of over 300 people, Liu Xiaobo sent “Charter 08” together with a list of the signatures by email to the overseas websites and got it published at the websites such as “Democratic China” and “The Independent Chinese PEN Center”. The above articles published by Liu Xiaobo on the websites were linked and copied to several other sites and viewed by many people.After he had committed the crimes, the defendant Liu Xiaobo was tracked down and brought to justice.The facts above have been proven by the following evidences presented and cross-examined during the trial of this case, as this Court affirms,1. The testimony of the witness Liu Xia has proven: she is the wife of Liu Xiaobo and lived together with him at Flat 502, Unit 1, Building 10, Residence of the Bank of China, Qixian Vellege, Haidian District, Beijing City, where there were three computers in their home, one desktop and two notebooks. Because she doesn’t understand anything about computers– Liu Xiaobo used the computers mainly to write articles and to surf on internet. Only two persons, Liu Xiaobo and herself, lived there without anyone else. Only very seldom did guests come to have a visit since Liu Xiaobo always almost had got a meeting beyond his home — she doesn’t know how the computers were connected to Internet. It was Liu Xiaobo who had arranged for Internet connection in late 2001. The daily source of their livelihood came from the royalties of Liu Xiaobo’s writing. Liu Xiaobo opened an account of her name at the bank. Deposits to the account for Liu Xiaobo’s writings came irregularly. Every month she goes to the bank at irregular intervals to withdraw money.2. “Verification of Account Opening” and “Bank Money Order Receipt” provided by the Beijing Branch and Muxidi Sub-branch of the Bank of China Ltd has proven: the bank account own by Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia had received and been let withdraw the money orders (in foreign currency) from overseas.3. “Reply to a request for assistance in conducting an examination of digital data” provided by the Beijing Branch of China United Network Communication Ltd. has proven: Liu Xiaobo had used an ADSL account with a record of his on-line usages.4. The testimony of the witness Zhang Zuhua has proven: he and Liu Xiaobo produced and completed Charter 08 together at the end of 2008. He also collected the signatures. Afterwards, Liu Xiaobo published Charter 08 on the overseas websites.5. The testimony of the witness He Yongqin has proven: in early December 2008, he received an email of Charter 08 from Liu Xiaobo who let him sign after reading it. After reading it he replied an email to Liu Xiaobo to express his agreement to sign the Charter. 6. The testimony of the witness Zhao Shiying has proven: in October 2008, Liu Xiaobo sent him Charter 08 through Internet, asked for his advice on revising it, let him find others to sign it. At a gathering, Zhao showed Charter 08 to more than dozens of individuals among whom four agreed to sign it. Liu Xiabo also asked him through Internet to go to Guangzhou for signature collection In Guangzhou, he collected five signatories.7. The testimony of the witness Yao Bo has proven: in October 2008, Liu Xiaobo met him, and told him about the Charte, and he agreed to sign it. 8. The testimony of the witness Zhou Duo has proven: one day in November 2008, Liu Xiaobo went to his home, showed him the draft of Charter 08, and asked for his help in revising it. After Liu left, he read the draft but did not revise it. They did not talked about signing it at that time, but later he saw the Charter with his signature on internet.9. The testimony of the witness Fan Chunsan has proven: at the end of October 2008, he had a meal with Liu Xiaobo and others, and Liu took out a copy of Charter 08 for him to read. Liu Xiaobo asked him whether or not to sign it, and he agreed to do so. He knew that Liu Xiaobo had published articles on overseas websites such as “Boxun” and “The Independent Chinese PEN Center”, which had also read on internet and knew that Liu Xiaobo’s articles were in the category of political reviews.10. The testimony of the witnesses Xu Junliang, Zhi Xiaomin and Teng Biao have proven: in November and December 2008, they received emailed Charter 08 in their mailboxes but did not know who had sent it. They respectively signed Charter 08 and sent it back to the sender’s mailbox. 11. The testimony of the witness Wang Zhongxia has proven: in December 2008, he read Charter 08 on internet, agreed with its content and so signed it. Later, he had printed some shirts with Charter 08, and wanted to wear it himself and give some to others in order to publicize Charter 08.12. “Search Records” with photographs of material evidences provided by the Public Security organ have proven: On December 8, 2008, in the presence of some witnesses, Public Security organ searched Liu Xiaobo’s residence at Flat 502, Unit 1, Building 10, Residence of the Bank of China, Qixian Vellege, Haidian District, Beijing City, found and withheld the tools that Liu Xiaobo used to write articles and to send them on internet– two notebooks and one desktop computers, and a printed copy of Charter 08 (draft for comments). 13. The Forensic Submission provided by the Forensic Center of Electronic Data at the Beijing Municipality Networking Industry Association has proven: on December 13, 2008, it did a forensic examination of the data stored on the three computers and found the electronic copies of “The Dictatorial Patriotism of the Communist Party of China”, “Can it be that the Chinese People Deserve Only ‘Party-Led Democracy’ “, “To Change the Regime by Changing Society”, “The Multiple Faces of the Dictatorship by the Communist Party of China”, “The Negative Effects of the Rise of Dictatorship on World Democratization” and “Further Questions about Child Slavery in China’s Kilns”, and “Charter 08”. In the records of the software “Skype” on his computers, it found and taken out from the software the records that Charter 08 and its draft for comments had been sent many times during period from November to December 8, 2008.14. “Records of Scene Examination and Inspection” with the explanations of the work provided by the Public Security organ, have proven: ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Organisation to go further News News June 2, 2021 Find out more December 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Verdict for Liu Xiaobo Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more
News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Follow the news on Algeria Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern today at the fining of journalist Ali Dilem for drawing a cartoon in the daily newspaper Liberté about the 1992 murder of a president.It said the 10,000 dinars (240 euros) fine by an Algiers court on 31 December clearly showed the government’s intention of intimidating journalists who were cheeky and was a threat to the greater boldness being shown by much of the Algerian media. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alerts RSF_en Dilem was sued by the defence ministry for his 16 January 2002 cartoon about the assassination of President Mohamed Boudiaf and is conviction his a first under a May 2001 amendment of the criminal code, which has been nicknamed the “Dilem Amendment.” The ministry is also suing him for two other cartoons – one about a fund-raising Téléthon on state television (which appeared on 29 November 2001) and one about armed forces chief Gen. Mohamed Lamari (15 January 2002).”The fine is a serious blow to freedom of expression and its most sensitive form, which is the cartoon,” Dilem’s lawyer, Khaled Bourayou, told Reporters Without Borders. “The judge should’ve been more lenient.” An appeal has been lodged.The new article 144b of the criminal code provides for jail sentences of between two months and a year, as well as heavy fines, for any “affront to the president by abuse, insults or defamation.” The penalties also apply if parliament or the army is considered to be the target. May 18, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News May 12, 2021 Find out more January 2, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First conviction of a cartoonist under amended criminal code News Organisation News
to go further Receive email alerts Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders condemns the death threats that Patrick Talu, a reporter for the Post-Courier newspaper, received from police officers brandishing guns and a hand-grenade at a meeting yesterday in the capital, Port Moresby, between officials and landowners opposed to a controversial gas pipeline project.“Urgent steps must be taken to a stop this kind of abuse of authority and to ensure that the news media are not in any danger while doing their job of informing the public,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The government must not only condemn this threatening behaviour by the police and take measures to ensure that those responsible are punished, it must also refrain from issuing statements that could fuel the climate of suspicion and lead to more threats against journalists and to self-censorship.”Talu was threatened when he went to the capital’s Unagi Oval district for the meeting about the proposed pipeline between a group of angry landowners and the two officials who head the Hela Transitional Authority, chairman James Marape and CEO William Bando. The pipeline is to be built in Hela province, Southern Highlands Province and Western Highlands Province.According to a report in the Post-Courier, Talu found himself surrounded by about 15 armed police who were part of a special unit that had been flown from Mount Hagen, the capital of Western Highlands Province, by police commissioner Tom Kulunga to keep order at the meeting.During the meeting, the police chased some of the landowners and opened fire on them. When Talu started to film this, the police seized his camera, demanded his press ID, pushed him and told him to leave. One police officer grabbed his mobile phone. Another, brandishing an M-16 rifle and grenade, said: “Go away, I will blow you up.”Referring to a front-page photo in the previous day’s Post-Courier showing gun-wielding policemen chasing landowners, one of the policemen pointed his rifle at Talu and said: “You newspapers are painting a bad picture of us policemen.”After the incident, Talu called on police commissioner Kulunga to disarm the rogue policemen and to dismiss those who threatened him. He also said he was worried by the government’s tolerance of police abuses.The incident came a week after the prime minister’s chief of staff, Ben Micah, published a notice in all the newspapers in which he warned against “subversive” comments online that endanger “the overall security of the nation” and urged “patriots” to be vigilant. In a statement yesterday, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill distanced himself from his assistant’s warning, which was condemned by the New Zealand-based Pacific Media Centre. RSF_en March 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grenade-wielding police officer threatens newspaper reporter Help by sharing this information Papua New Guinea: Government minister calls for two reporters to be fired over Covid-19 coverage Papua New GuineaAsia – Pacific Organisation News reporting hit by Internet blackout in West Papua News Follow the news on Papua New Guinea August 12, 2020 Find out more News News News April 16, 2020 Find out more Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua August 23, 2019 Find out more