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VOA correspondent released but not free, while at least 13 other journalists are still held

first_img April 14, 2021 Find out more EritreaAfrica March 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 VOA correspondent released but not free, while at least 13 other journalists are still held News News Reports Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision to go further EritreaAfrica Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Follow the news on Eritrea Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today at the release of Aklilu Solomon, the Eritrea stringer of the US governmental radio station Voice of America (VOA), after 18 months in secret detention, even if local sources say he had not been allowed to return to his home following his release. Reporters Without Borders voiced relief today at the release of Aklilu Solomon, the Eritrea stringer of the US governmental radio station Voice of America (VOA), after 18 months in secret detention, even if local sources say he had not been allowed to return to his home following his release.”It is too soon to cry victory because of the bitter taste to the end of this glaring injustice, as it seems the release of a political prisoner in Eritrea does not mean he is free to go home,” the press freedom organization said. “Further more, at least 13 other journalists disappeared into Eritrean jails in September 2001 and have never been granted the right to a trial or even to know what they are charged with.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Solomon’s release should prick the consciences of those who have influence over President Issaias Afeworki and push them into demanding the unconditional release of all the journalists who are being unjustly held. As long as they are in prison, Eritrea will continue to be a sad exception in Africa, where the right to information is just a memory.”It has only just emerged that Solomon was released on 31 December along with an unspecified number of other detainees after being held for a year and a half. The news website Asmarino said he was held in a metal container inside May Srwa prison, adjoining Adi Abeyto prison, a few kilometres north of Asmara.A VOA spokesman said Solomon was “released in December and is today at his home in Asmara” in “reasonably good” health. But a local source told Reporters Without Borders he was still in the western town of Akordat, “perhaps for a debriefing, or to receive military training or reeducation.” The same source said he was hospitalized several times while in prison because of malaria or tuberculosis attacks. Eritrean political prisoners are not automatically sent home after release because they may have to do military service.Solomon was arrested at his home on 8 July 2003, 10 days after being stripped of his official accreditation for referring in a VOA report on 21 June 2003 to the sadness of families on being informed at collective meetings of the deaths of loved-ones who fought as soldiers in the 1998-2000 war against Ethiopia. The state media had reported that the announcement of “martyrs” was greeted with cries of joy.Eritrean officials had announced at the time that Solomon was taken to a military camp to do his national service. VOA said he did part of his service but was exempt from the rest on medical grounds. Organisation last_img read more

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Univ apologises over email blunder

first_imgUniv’s Senior Tutor has apologised after college officials emailed the 50 lowest collections results of students to the entire JCR.Dr Anne Knowland, Senior Tutor of the college, said, “We would like to apologise to all students affected by this inadvertent disclosure for any distress this has caused and reassure them that we are investigating exactly how this happened and are determined to make sure this does not happen again. University College takes the treatment of sensitive data very seriously.”The individuals concerned are said to be “mortified” over the incident, according to JCR President Abigail Reeves, who also commented that the college had handles the incident “incredibly well”.The spreadsheet including the week’s collection timetable unintentionally included another tab disclosing the results of students who achieved a 2.2 or below last Michaelmas, along with their name, subject and percentage score. This included the marks of nine engineers and six law students.Another email was later sent out by the same member of staff trying to recall the previous message. It asked Univ students  to “[please] delete the one previously sent out” as “it contained inaccuracies.”Dr Knowland also wanted to remind students that collections do not count towards a student’s final degree but that they play a key role in “identifying problems and give students an opportunity to practise sitting examinations, improve exam techniques, and understand methods of assessment and marking criteria.”Otamere Guobadia, a second-year law student, and whose results were disclosed on the list, said, “I don’t feel as though there’s any pervasive feeling or undercurrent of betrayal. Someone made a mistake, shit happens. I’ve gotten over it. When the story went national, the press seemed to lose the context and value of collections.”Some of the brightest people I know are on that list, and conversely you have people like me. Failing a collection doesn’t make you stupid, and the staff member in question is absolutely lovely and ruthlessly efficient – frankly I feel sorry for her. Lord knows I’ve done far more stupid things.”last_img read more

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