Call for release of the US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi

first_imgNews Judicial authority spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said at a press conference yesterday that she had been “arrested on the order of the Tehran revolutionary court and is now in detention in Evin prison,” adding that he did not know in which section of the prison she was located. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran RSF_en Saberi’s arrest was revealed by National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States on 1 March as a result of a call it received from her father on 10 February. The day after the NPR report, the Iranian authorities confirmed she was being held in Tehran’s Evin prison but did not say what she was charged with, although foreign ministry spokesman Hassan Ghashghavi said she had been working “illegally” in Iran. “Saberi’s arrest is a violation of both Iranian law and international legal standards,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Her lawyers must be told the reasons for her detention and must be allowed to visit her. We urge the Iranian authorities to say what charges have been brought against her and to release her pending an investigation, as laid down in the law.” March 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of the US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the detention of Roxana Saberi, a journalist with American and Iranian dual citizenship. The date of her arrest and exactly where she is being held are not yet known. Her father, Reza Saberi, told Reporters Without Borders that she has not worked for the media since 2006. She did not have access to news and information as she did not have press accreditation. “Her writings were just personal notes and comments about cultural and literary subjects with a view to writing a book about Iran,” he said, adding that “she had been concentrating since 2006 on studying Farsi and Iranian culture at a Tehran university.” IranMiddle East – North Africa Born and brought up in the United States, Saberi has lived for the past six years in Iran, where worked as a stringer for NPR from 2002 to 2006. She also worked for the BBC and Fox News. Newscenter_img June 11, 2021 Find out more News It is very common in Iran for journalists and bloggers to be arrested arbitrarily and held in unknown locations. Blogger Hossein Derakhshan, for example, has been held in an unknown location since 1 November. His arrest was confirmed by Jamshidi, the judicial authority spokesman on 30 December, after it had already been reported in the media. At his press conference yesterday, Jamshidi said he had “no precise information on the subject of Hossein Derakhshan.” to go further News June 9, 2021 Find out more Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the detention of Roxana Saberi, a journalist with American and Iranian dual citizenship. The date of her arrest and exactly where she is being held are not yet known. Several Iranian journalists working for international news media have been interrogated by intelligence ministry agents since December and held in unknown locations. They have been accused of spying and working illegally despite having accreditation. Several of them reported being physically mistreated during interrogation. They and their families are constantly harassed. Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Talos to bring fresh Tornado well online by early 2Q

first_imgU.S.-based Talos Energy will start up the Tornado 3 well located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by early second quarter of 2019.Helix Producer 1; Image by: Helix ESG; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseThe Green Canyon block 281 SS003 ST1 well, known as Tornado 3, was drilled to a total depth of 21,600 feet in December 2018 and logged approximately 200 feet gross and 130 feet net of true vertical pay.Talos said on Wednesday that when the well goes online the expected gross production rate would be between 10.0 and 15 mboed.Talos is the operator and owns a 65% working interest, with Kosmos Energy owning the remaining 35% working interest in the block.The company added that it would have 2019 capital expenditures in the range of $465 million to $485 million, which is expected to be funded with cash flow from operations.The Tornado 3 well hook-up, as well as the drilling and potential hook-up of three additional projects in the Green Canyon area, would be financed from the 2019 capex.The company confirmed that the Helix Producer 1 vessel, which is used to produce from the Phoenix complex in Talos’ Green Canyon core, would undergo regulatory required dry-dock period and as a result production would be shut down between 45 to 60 days. The Phoenix complex includes the Tornado, Boris, and Typhoon fields.The company estimated that the impact of the shut-in would be between 9.0 – 13.0 mboed. In the current commodity price environment, the shut-in represents an estimated cash flow impact of $35 million to $55 million, primarily in the first quarter of 2019.Talos also stated that the Noble Don Taylor rig, which drilled Tornado 3, was currently on location drilling the Boris 3 development well.Upon completion of drilling operations, Boris 3 will be tied-back to the Helix Producer 1 upon its return from dry dock along with Tornado 3. Boris 3 is expected to be online in the second quarter with an expected gross production rate between 3.0 mboed and 5.0 mboed. Talos is the operator and owns a 100% working interest.last_img read more

League Cup quarter-finals get underway tonight.

first_imgAll three games will kick-off at 7-45. Manager Manuel Pellegrini won’t rest too many players for the tie against the promotion chasers.Middlesbrough, who are currently in second-place in the Championship, will be hoping for an upset as they host Everton, who are likely to be without James McCarthy.Also tonight, Stoke will host Sheffield Wednesday at the Britannia.last_img