Chinese dissident journalist detained in Bangkok despite UNHCR protection

first_img to go further Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years May 12, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Thailand August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Receive email alerts Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomcenter_img News News December 21, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese dissident journalist detained in Bangkok despite UNHCR protection Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders calls on the Thai authorities to release Sun Shucai, an 87-year-old refugee activist and journalist who was arrested in Bangkok on 8 December. He is now in a Bangkok immigration detention centre after a judge fined him 3,000 Baht (75 euros) on 9 December and ordered the authorities to examine the possibility of deporting him.“We are very concerned about Sun’s health as the conditions in the detention centre are poor,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We fear that a man his age may not be able to endure this ordeal. He is in a collective cell with little hygiene and is not getting enough food. We urge the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and embassies in Bangkok to press the Thai authorities to release this political refugee.”Sun’s only crime is to have sought refuge in a safe place because his defence of human rights was exposing him to reprisals in China.Sun was arrested along with other people when the police raided the Bangkok building where he and many immigrants live. Sun should not have been arrested because he has a UNHCR document that says the refugee agency is in the process of considering his request for protection and resettlement.Sun’s political activism goes way back. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 1956 for writing articles criticising the Maoist revolution. After being subjected to forced labour in Liaoning province from 1956 until 1970, he was assigned to work in metallurgical plant. He resumed his dissident activity in 1998, again writing articles critical of the Communist Party, some of which were published in Beijing Spring, a Chinese dissident magazine based in New York. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News ThailandAsia – Pacific June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

More than lights in Marfa

first_imgLocal NewsEntertainment More than lights in Marfa Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous article‘Living Room Reset’Next article‘PE for the Whole Family’ coming up admin WhatsApp Twitter What: Marfa Ballroom’s Marfa Myths.When: April 12-15.Where: Ballroom Marfa.Visit: [email protected] Marfa MythsMarfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer.This year’s event is scheduled April 12-15. The website details that the organizations bring together a diversity of emerging and established artists and musicians to work creatively and collaboratively across music, film and visual arts contexts. Some of the groups scheduled this year:Amen Dunes: After releasing an album under his own name, Damon McMahon spent the fall of 2006 in a secluded trailer in the Catskills, recording songs he would share with a few friends and shelve for three years. These recordings were unearthed and released in 2009, launching the folk project Amen Dunes.Equiknoxx is the Jamaican music collective of Gavsborg, Time Cow, Shanique Marie, Bobby Blackbird, Kemikal Splash and other contributors. Colón Man, their breakthrough 2017 album, acknowledges “the vital groundwork of previous generations of producers, whilst soundly contextualizing their mutant new advancements of Jamaican dancehall.” Marfa Myths marks one of the first US appearances for Equiknoxx.Jessica Pratt is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who marries folk, psychedelic, and electronic music with her voice. Her most recent album, On Your Own Love Again, straddles fantasy and reality, creating a world of sound all her own.The songwriter, composer and instrumentalist Tom Zé was integral to the Tropicália movement in the 1960s, and is highly regarded as an innovator of Brazilian music and beyond. >>With lyrics that flow between English and Spanish, Robert Carlos Lange’s American upbringing and Ecuadorian heritage resonate through his music. Adding aspects of the avant-garde and pop to his rhythms, loops and melodies. For Marfa Myths, Lange will be joined by a full ensemble to perform songs from Private Energy, Helado Negro’s breakthrough album 2016 / 2017 album.Gravity Hill is a film and music collective comprised of Jem Cohen, Guy Picciotto, Jim White, George Xylouris, and Jessica Moss. Established by Cohen in 2014, Gravity Hill is a forum for exploring film punctuated by live soundtracks. The collective’s Marfa Myths 2018 appearance will incorporate all new footage filmed in Far West Texas, and a score inspired by the alien terrain.If You Go Twitter By admin – January 26, 2018 Amen Dunes Pinterestlast_img read more

Bad Moms playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: Bad Moms (see trailer below).Schedule: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m.Other movies: Ice Age – Collision Course, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.This Friday’s feature film: R (for sexual material, full frontal nudity, language throughout, and drug and alcohol content). Time: 1 hour 51 minutes.Movie Synopsis: In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life–a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities–going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence–putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 62%. Audience review: 76% liked it. Critic’s consensus: Bad Momsboasts a terrific cast and a welcome twist on domestic comedy — and they’re often enough to compensate for the movie’s unfortunate inability to take full advantage of its assets.For more information on great movies being played visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tsFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more