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Student gets nearly four years for criticising regime online

first_img Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News Follow the news on Iran Help by sharing this information IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Receive email alerts Organisation center_img February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders protested strongly today against a three years and 10 months prison sentence passed on theology student Mojtaba Lotfi for allegedly posting “lies” on the Internet. “The Iranian regime has once more shown it does not tolerate criticism, even from its own religious people,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Lofti was released on bail of 650 million rials (80 000 euros) after his 14 August sentence by a religious court in the holy city of Qom pending an appeal at a date not yet announced. He was tried in late July.———————————–3.08.2004Taking tougher line on Internet, authorities try cyber-dissident and draft harsh bill Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about increased efforts by the Iranian authorities to gag the Internet, including the trial of a theology student at the end of July for a message posted on a news website and a proposed law that would throttle online dissent.”The authorities recently took a tougher line with online publications and we saw censorship being stepped up since the legislative elections in February,” the organisation said. “Now they seem to be going a step further by directly targeting cyber-dissidents and by preparing a bill that would give a legal basis for cracking down.”Cyber-dissident brought to trialMojtaba Lotfi, a theologian and former journalist with the reformist daily Khordad (which was closed in 2000), was arrested at the start of May and imprisoned in the holy city of Qom. Reporters Without Borders has been told that he was tried at the end of July for “spying” and for “publishing false information” but the judicial authorities have not announced their verdict.Lotfi posted an article entitled “Respect for human rights in cases involving the clergy” on www.naqshineh.com, a website based in Qom. Naqshineh is also subject to judicial proceedings, in particular because of articles about the recent legislative elections. The site has been blocked since March on the orders of the Qom authorities.Disturbing billReporters Without Borders has examined the official draft of the proposed law “on the punishment of crimes linked to the Internet,” published in February in the newspaper Iran. It would create a legislative framework that would severely restrict free expression online.It proposes prison sentences of one to three years for the dissemination of “information that poses a threat for the country’s internal or external security” and five to 15 years if the information is passed to “foreign states or foreign organisations.”The bill envisages combatting “nauseating” content such as “sexual organs or sexual acts, including those involving heterosexual relations as well as homosexual relations or relations with animals.” The sentences proposed for this kind of offence are up to a year in prison and a fine of 10 million rials (950 euros).One of the most serious crimes in this draft law is the dissemination of “false information” about the Supreme Guide or other regime officials, which is punishable by six months in prison and a 10 million rials fine.The bill also defines the responsibilities of Internet companies such as cybercafés and ISPs, which would be required to monitor all content to which they offer access, and would have to block “nauseating” or illegal sites. They would also be required to alert the police and help identify those responsible for disseminating such content.Cybercafé and ISP owners who did not comply would risk sentences of up to five years in prison, the closure of their company and a ban on working in the Internet sector for as long as the judge saw fit. They would also be required to preserve all connection data and the identity of their clients for three months after each online session.The police would not need a judge’s authorisation in order to search Internet users’ homes or the premises of any legal entity involved in Internet activity. And when carrying out searches, the police would be able to confiscate any computer equipment or computer files. At the same time, an individual or company could refuse to let the police conduct a search, in which case the police would have to get a court warrant.In its final section, the bill’s authors say the legislation should conform to international norms and conventions concerning the Internet and they propose that a commission be set up both to study this issue and to explain the Islamic Republic’s measures to the international community. But they add: “the foreign laws will not apply if they are contrary to the sharia or Iranian law of if they run counter to the country’s security and interest.” After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists August 18, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Student gets nearly four years for criticising regime online News News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

Caltech Commencement Will Feature Aerospace Leader Norman R. Augustine as Keynote

first_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Norman R. Augustine. Credit: CaltechCaltech announced on Wednesday its 2021 commencement keynote speaker will be Norman R. Augustine, a longtime leader in the aerospace industry. The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 11.Augustine has served as assistant secretary of the Army and undersecretary of the Army, been awarded the Department of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal five times, is a former president of the American Red Cross, and in the civilian world led Martin Marietta Corp. through its merger with the Lockheed Corp. to form the aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin.This year’s commencement stirred controversy as some Caltech students have advocated for an in-person event.More than 500 Caltech students signed a petition calling for a more-traditional in-person graduation and said they weren’t satisfied with a compromise offered by the school to have a limited gathering of 300 students on-campus to view the virtual commencement ceremony.Wednesday’s announcement confirmed Caltech plans to proceed with the limited in-person gathering.The Institute said it will host an in-person gathering on June 11 that will allow bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree candidates to celebrate together on campus in the company of their peers and to watch the virtual commencement ceremony outdoors. In accordance with public health requirements, Caltech said, this event will be open only to pre-registered, fully vaccinated graduating students. Attendees will have access to staged photo areas for individual and group pictures. In a letter to the community, Rosenbaum, Provost David A. Tirrell, and Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin M. Gilmartin explained that the in-person celebration was created as the result of input from the Caltech community.“We have heard very clearly from our student leaders and representatives that what is most valued this June is the opportunity for our graduating students to return to campus and to safely gather with one another to celebrate their achievements,” they wrote.The degree conferral and graduation ceremony will be virtual and include remarks from Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum and Board of Trustees chair David Lee, a keynote address, remarks from notable alumni, and the conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each student will be recognized individually as their name is read alongside the presentation of a personalized slide.Following Augustine’s keynote address, five notable Caltech alumni will each offer remarks on the theme of “resilience”:Maryam Ali (BS ’05) medical writer, Medtronic NeurovascularChristopher Blaszczak-Boxe (MS ’01, ’02, PhD ’05), assistant professor, Medgar Evers College, CUNYMorgan L. Cable (PhD ’10), Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds Group supervisor, NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryTara Gomez-Hampton (PhD ’11), associate director of medical affairs, Biosense Webster, Inc.Mason Smith (BS ’09), software developer, TGS Management CompanyFriends and family of Caltech graduates are encouraged to organize their own watch parties to view the June 11 broadcast of the virtual commencement ceremony and are invited to join President Rosenbaum and Katherine T. Faber, Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science, for a virtual toast to celebrate the new graduates and their families immediately following the commencement ceremony, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. All of the graduates who are on campus for the commencement screening event and celebration will join the virtual champagne toast to connect with their classmates across the globe.More details can be found on commencement.caltech.edu. Subscribe Education Caltech Commencement Will Feature Aerospace Leader Norman R. Augustine as Keynote By ANDREW MOSEMAN, Caltech Published on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 4:48 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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