Daily stormed by political henchmen to prevent it appearing on election day

first_img BrazilAmericas October 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily stormed by political henchmen to prevent it appearing on election day BrazilAmericas to go further Reports Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemned a dawn raid on the offices of the daily Diário de Marilia in Marilia city, São Paulo state, on election day by militants backing the former mayor Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in the São Paulo state assembly.The mob, sent in by the Camarinha family, which is already suspected of an arson attack on the paper on 8 September 2005, tried to block the daily’s publication.“Despite constant legal proceedings against him, despite legal moves to bar him from standing and strong suspicions that he was responsible for the fire at Diário de Marilia last September, Abelardo Camarinha is able to settle scores with the press with complete impunity”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“His lightning operation against the daily was intended to prevent the appearance of an article about him and was therefore planned. We express our support for the Diário de Marilia and call for Abelardo Camarinha and his son to face justice for this press freedom violation, despite the political support they enjoy.”Members of Abelardo Camarinha’s support committee gathered at dawn on 1st October, the first round of general elections, at the headquarters of Diário de Marilia, which also hosts two local radio stations, breaking the plate glass entrance door, threatening journalists and demanding seizure of copies of the paper.In the afternoon, a local judge granted a suspension order against the paper and the closure of its website, at the request of Vinícius Camarinha, in connection with an article about proceedings against his father to bar him from standing as a candidate to the federal parliament.Two hours later, a court official went to the newspaper office to execute the order to seize the papers. In the evening, the newspaper’s lawyers Telêmaco Luiz Fernandes Júnior and Leonardo Frederico Lopes presented the judge with a request to revoke the previous decision, arguing that the offending article was based on checked facts. Police, who had managed to disperse the demonstrators, then had to intervene a second time.Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha were sentenced by an electoral court on 17 September 2006 to each pay a fine equivalent to 14,500 euros for “producing advance electoral propaganda”. They had both launched their campaign in some media starting in June and had already been convicted twice for the same reason.The regional prosecutor’s office on 29 September launched a case against father and son for “abuse of power” and “illegal use of public staff and equipment”, aimed at getting Abelardo Camarinha barred from seeking public office until 2009 and for his son Vinícius’s mandate to be ended. The editor of Diário de Marilia, José Ursílio de Souza, reported on the proceedings in the edition which the supporters of the Camarinha family tried to prevent appearing.The offices of the newspaper and the two radios, Diário FM and Dirceu AM were torched on 8 September 2005. On 25 January 2006, three men were sentenced to 12 years in prison, but the names of Abelardo and Vinícius Camarinha came up several times during the investigation as the alleged instigators of the arson attack. On 14 March 2006, Abelardo’s brother, Rafael Camarinha, whose name had also been cited in the case, was murdered at his home by three armed men. Since then, Abelardo Camarinha has accused the editor, José Ursílio, of being behind the killing. Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reporters Without Borders condemned a mob attack and a bid to censor the daily Diário de Marilia on 1st October 2006, by supporters of the former mayor of Marilia Abelardo Camarinha and his son Vinícius, a deputy in São Paulo state administration. April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Help by sharing this information May 13, 2021 Find out more News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Gibson stuns Caribbean boxing champion Eastman with first round stoppage

first_imgBy Faizool DeoA CRUSHING right-hook emerging from a barrage of shots by the Guyana Defence Force’s Clairmont Gibson dropped Caribbean Lightweight champion Jamal Eastman (Rose Hall Jammers) in the first round of the semi-finals in the lightweight division on Saturday night in the Terrence Alli, Elites, Youths and Females Open Championships.Eastman, who had floored his Trinidadian opponent with a single blow in their regional championship battle last year, was the clear favourite for the national title again this year. It was, however, the experienced soldier who took the initiative early by pouncing on the defending champion.Omar Sukhdeo caught Osbert Robertson with two solid shots to end their heavyweight clash.When the referee stopped the bout, Gibson and most of the patrons at the National Gymnasium erupted in celebrations.Gibson, who was runner up to Caribbean Bantamweight Champion Keevin Allicock over the last few years in this competition, had moved up in weight (from 56kg to 60kg). After the fight, he stated that he was in immaculate shape and was ready to stop all challengers at the lightweight division.Last night, on the final night of the championships, he was expected to meet fellow GDF boxer Delroy Fordyce, who had gotten past Shemar Halley of the Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) Gym.Halley, who had boxed his way to the Novice and Intermediate Best Boxer trophies this year, lost on points to Fordyce, who said he stuck to the fundamentals to gain the win.Along with those two bouts, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) also claimed three other wins of the seven semi-final fights carded for night two. Their main rivals, FYF Gym had also made their mark on the penultimate night with two wins.The night opened with an exhibition clash between GDF boxers Jermain Grant and Lincoln Murray, before the bantamweight boxers got into the ring.GDF’s Julius Kesney stopped Raphael Sebastian (Rose Hall Jammers) in the first round of the first bantam semi-finals, while Asheer Al Azeem (FYF) got the win against Clinton Clarke (GDF) after three rounds.The welterweight battle was another first-round finish as GDF’s Kevin McKenzie worked his way through the defence of Shemar Beaton (Ricola) just before the end of round one and caught him on his nose.The heavyweight battles were also exciting.FYF’s Omar Sukhdeo recorded his fifth win in seven fights when he caught GDF’s Osbert Robertson late in the first round with a right cross and a left hook combination, which floored his opponent.After both boxers dropped the other early, Robertson took control and a few combinations seemed to have hurt the FYF boxer, but Sukhdeo was able to deliver two excellent shots, which ended the fight in 1:44 seconds.In another battle, a Super heavyweight bout, GDF’s Antonio Williams was able to wear down Stephen Chan to win on points.Both fighters had their moments early in the clash, but Williams proved the aggressor in the second. Chan, who seemed to be conserving his energy by defending a lot, was hit one-time too many, which eventually weakened his defence.Last night, 11 finals were scheduled to be run off at the National Gymnasium.last_img read more

LA Dodgers salvage 3-2 win against San Francisco Giants in 10 innings

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Could’ve been worse for sure,” Clayton Kershaw said after his duel with Madison Bumgarner fizzled into a bullpen game and a no-decision, “but I’ll take it.”A walk by Chase Utley, a single by Yasiel Puig and a pitch that hit Justin Turner allowed the Dodgers to load the bases in the ninth inning against Casilla trailing 2-1.With one out, Adrian Gonzalez hit a routine ground ball to second baseman Kelby Tomlinson. Tomlinson couldn’t transfer the baseball out of his glove in a steady rain, so he threw to first base for the sure out. That allowed Utley to score the tying run.In the 10th, Corey Seager and Charlie Culberson hit back-to-back doubles against Josh Osich. Kenley Jansen nailed down his second save of the season by pitching a 1-2-3 inning.“I’ve never played in the postseason,” Culberson said, “but that’s what it felt like … postseason baseball, first week of the season.” One day after the Dodgers failed to reward Ross Stripling’s stellar pitching performance ‑ the right-hander didn’t allow a hit for 7 1/3 innings in his major league debut ‑ they squandered more opportunities than they were given the previous two days combined. The Dodgers finished 2 for 21 with runners in scoring position.They began four different innings with a leadoff double, and each time they failed to score. The Dodgers’ only run against Bumgarner scored when Scott Van Slyke was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning ‑ and Van Slyke was subsequently removed from the game with tightness in his lower back.Kershaw, for one, deserved better. In his second start of the season, Kershaw allowed four hits in eight innings and threw only 91 pitches. Two of the hits were solo home runs by Bumgarner and Ehire Adrianza. It was the first time Kershaw had ever allowed solo home runs to the opposing number-8 and number-9 hitters in his career.Bumgarner is the only pitcher to hit a home run off Kershaw in the major leagues, and he’s done it twice.“Maybe it was over the plate a little too much, but he got it pretty good,” Kershaw said.The Dodgers had plenty of chances to answer but Bumgarner escaped every jam while allowing only the one run. The left-hander threw six innings, allowed six hits, walked one batter and struck out eight.The start of the game was delayed 40 minutes due to rain, which passed over the park only to reappear in the late innings. Dodgers pitcher Chris Hatcher slipped on the mound at one point in the ninth, but remained in the game.Roberts said there was no talk of delaying the game to wait out the storm in the late innings. He was more concerned about running out of players.Pitcher Kenta Maeda, who hit a home run three days earlier in San Diego, was at one point two at-bats away from appearing as a pinch hitter, Roberts said. After back-to-back losses to their rivals, Roberts sounded prepared to pull out all the stops. He had pulled out most of them by the time Saturday’s game was over.“Now we have a chance to split the series,” he said. “That’s the goal.”center_img SAN FRANCISCO >> The Giants beat the Dodgers with a series of well-placed base hits Thursday. Friday, they won with two home runs.Saturday, the Dodgers nearly beat themselves.After eight innings of missed opportunities, the Dodgers rallied against Giants closer Santiago Casilla for a run in the ninth, and scored another in the 10th, to salvage a 3-2 win.“My card is a mess,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after using every position player at his disposal ‑ including second baseman Micah Johnson, who didn’t arrive until the seventh inning.last_img read more