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

Weekend Specials “Del Dia”

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Make your weekend a tasteful one with El Portal’s Specials “Del Dia.”Known for its Yucatan and Mexican cuisine, El Portal adds to that by offering daily specials each week. For the weekend of July 12 to 14 (Friday evening to Sunday), specials will include:Bistecitos de Asada $15Thin fillets of tender steak, grilled to your preference and served with julienne of napales (cactus) rice and a cup of black beans. Tortillas are also included.Salmon del Manager $15.25Fresh fillet of Salmon lightly marinated with pasilla chile then grilled. Topped with mando relish. Served with a side of white beans with cilantro and fresh vegetables.Pollo Alcaparrado $14.50Chicken breast seared with spices from Yucatan topped with tomatoes, onion, capers, and bell peppers, served with a side of white beans with cilantro and fresh vegetables.Finally, El Portal is welcoming back its Summer Gazpacho Royal. A dish of Gazpacho freshly made and chilled, garnished with shrimp, avocado, cucumber and a splash of tequila.El Portal is located at 695 E. Green St. To find out more, visit www.elportalrestaurant.com or call (626) 795-8553 for more details. Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Food & Wine Weekend Specials “Del Dia” By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 12, 2013 | 12:26 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentlast_img read more