Chiapas journalist, Angel Mario Ksheratto, again released on bail

first_imgNews December 20, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chiapas journalist, Angel Mario Ksheratto, again released on bail Help by sharing this information Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico to go further News Reports News Receive email alerts Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Facing a defamation case first brought back in 2002 by an official in Chiapas state in southern Mexico, Angel Mario Ksheratto, of regional daily Cuarto Poder, has been in jail since 11 November 2006. On 19 December, a local judge released him on payment of 33,500 pesos (about 2,300 euros) bail put up by state governor Juan Sabines Guerrero. The journalist had already spent 18 days in prison, from 4-22 February this year, before being freed on bail equivalent to 8,000 euros. He was previously arrested on two occasions in January 2003 and October 2005. Chiapas press law, the harshest in all Latin American, provides for a sentence of up to nine years in prison in cases of “defamation” or “denigration”. Forty journalists working for state-run media are currently facing this process. In the light of this situation, the governor, Juan Sabines Guerrero recently proposed a law of exception for journalists to the State Congress, but without recommending a general decriminalisation.Reporters Without Borders welcomes the Chiapas governor’s move in support of Mario Ksheratto, but is not satisfied with the legislative status quo. “While federal law is moving towards decriminalisation, it is absurd to maintain criminal procedures at state level,” the organisation said. “The legislation in Chiapas represents a serious threat to press freedom”._____________________________________________________________13.11.06 – Journalist Angel Mario Ksheratto sent back to prisonReporters Without Borders has condemned “judicial hounding” of journalist Angel Mario Ksheratto of local daily Cuarto Poder, which has just led to him being sent back to prison for failing to observe his bail conditions.Officials of the Chiapas State Investigation Agency (AEI) in southern Mexico arrested Mario Ksheratto on 11 November and sent him back to El Amate jail where he had already served 18 days in prison from 4-22 February 2006 before being released on bail of the equivalent of 8,000 euros. Mario Ksheratto is being sued for “defamation” by a Chiapas state official whom he reported was implicated in a case of embezzling public funds. Under local legislation, which is harsher than in other states in the country, he faces five years in prison and a fine equivalent to 75 days of a minimum salary.He has been arrested three times, in January 2003, October 2005 and February 2006. Each time he has been accused of failing to fulfil the condition of signing the bail register once a week, a formality requiring him to travel 120 kilometres from his workplace and home._____________________________________________________________24.02.06 – Angel Mario Ksheratto released on bail after 18 days in prisonAngel Mario Ksheratto, of the daily Cuarto Poder, was released on 8,000 euros bail on 22 February after 18 days at the high security El Amate prison, 90 kilometres from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of Chiapas State. The judge finally agreed to reduce the bail that had initially been set at 10,000 euros and colleagues and friends of the journalist were able to help put up the amount demanded.Mario Ksheratto still faces a defamation charge brought by a state official, whom he reported was implicated in embezzlement of public funds in 2002. Under the state criminal code, which has harsh press laws, he faces a jail sentence of five years and a fine equal to 75 days of a minimum salary._____________________________________________________________10.02.06 – Exorbitant bail set for journalist arrested over libel suitReporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the arrest of Angel Mario Ksheratto of the daily Cuarto Poder on 4 February in the southern state of Chiapas over a libel action, and the very high bail of 10,000 euros set by a judge on 8 February. This is the third time Ksheratto has been detained because of the same lawsuit, in which he faces up to five years in prison.“The repeated detention of Ksheratto constitutes harassment,” the press freedom organisation said in a letter to the Chiapas high court. “Imprisonment for press offences has no place in a democracy and it is absurd that the state of Chiapas maintains this penalty when it has been abolished in other Mexican states.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The constitution says the amount of bail should take account of a defendant’s earnings and assets, but this is not the case here. We call for Ksheratto to be freed at once or, at the very least, for his bail to be reduced enough so that he can obtain his release in order to defend himself.”Chiapas school department chief María del Pilar López Hernández is suing Ksheratto for libel because he reported in Cuarto Poder in August 2002 that she used public funds to buy a house. In February 2004, the Chiapas legislation increased the minimum prison term for libel from two to three years, and the maximum from five to nine years. Fines were also increased.After Ksheratto was arrested for the first time, on 9 January 2003, he was required to go and sign a bail register once a week. Each time he had to travel to a courthouse located 120 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state capital, where he works. He was re-arrested last October without a court warrant and was held for several hours before being released.He was detained on 4 February because a judge in Tuxtla Gutiérrez held that he had not complied with previous court requirements in this case. It was the same judge who, four days later, set an amount of bail way out of his financial reach. His lawyer, Gabriel Soberón, told Reporters Without Borders yesterday he would file a request for the bail to be reduced. But the courts have up to 30 days to respond and Ksheratto will have to remain in detention in the meantime, he said. Reporters Without Borders condemns the unjust imprisonment of Angel Mario Ksheratto of the daily Cuarto Poder on 4 February in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in the southern state of Chiapas, over a libel action brought by a state official in 2002. He is unable to pay the bail of 10,000 euros set on 8 February and faces up to five years in prison. MexicoAmericas April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Good news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major…

first_imgLinkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Facebook Email WhatsApp WITH three companies confirming that they are about to expand their operations in Limerick, it’s been an exceptionally positive week on the jobs creation front.Three Ireland is to create 90 new jobs at the former O2 customer call centre in Plassey which will serve as the company’s preferred centre for customer queries and business transactions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This followed the announcement from energy firm Pinergy that it is about to create 46 new sales positions in the Tipperary/Limerick area in association with sales management company DSM.Pinergy investors include rugby legend Paul O’Connell and the new jobs come on the back of a major promotional campaign to get households in Limerick city and county to convert to the company’s ‘pay as you go’ payment system for electricity costs.There will be a further jobs announcement this Friday when Finance Minister Michael Noonan visits the Raheen headquarters of the Kirby Group to mark the firm’s 50th anniversary.The well-known engineering company has grown since its foundation in Limerick in 1964 to employ more than 600 people today, with substantial operations in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, the UK and Europe, with a further 250 people employed by key subcontract partners.The Three Ireland move will see the firm increase its Limerick workforce to more than 440 employees.Ninety permanent customer care roles will be created over the next 12 months in Limerick. Additionally, a number of existing contract staff will be made permanent over the next 12 months.Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan said the Limerick expansion would bring all customer care roles back to Ireland. He added that a planned €300 million investment in their high speed network would require up to 100 full-time equivalent roles through third party contractors over the next three years.Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described the jobs announcement as a “positive reflection on all the existing employees in the call centre in Plassey who have a proven track record of hard work and professionalism”.“Limerick has demonstrated in recent years its ability to continue to attract jobs in various sectors with a number of multinationals choosing Limerick to establish their operations. These much welcome additional jobs in Three Ireland will contribute to improving our local economy while also helping all those agencies involved in attracting more companies to view existing similar type companies continuing to expand in Limerick,” she said.Castletroy-based Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell,  said the jobs announcement was a “further endorsement of Limerick as an investment location”.“It’s significant that Limerick has been selected as the location for customer services for the new combined business, which will have 37 per cent of the Irish mobile market.“This is a clear testament to Limerick as a good location for investment, and follows recent similar announcements from UPC and others. This emphasises the ability of Limerick to compete at the cutting edge of the provision of these services.“However it has a bitter-sweet quality to it with the announcement of job losses in retail around the country and headquarter operations in Dublin. I sympathise with those people who will be losing their jobs and hope that they will be able to take up employment elsewhere without too much delay,” he said. Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsGood news on the jobs front for Limerick with three major expansionsBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2014 894 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanJobsKieran O’Donnell TDKirby Grouplimericko2PinergyThree Ireland Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick homeowners say no to water metersNext articleLimerick schools top Sunday Times list Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Council urged to continue monitoring An Grianan Estate

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