Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the deadly indifference of Iran’s most senior judicial authorities for refusing to release Hossein Ronaghi Malki, a jailed blogger who is gravely ill and who today began his 20th day on hunger strike in protest against his detention and his prison conditions.Malki’s mother, Zolikha Mosavi, has also been on hunger strike for the past eight days to protest against the inhuman way her son is being treated.“This human rights defender has been unjustly detained for the past four years and, in view of his determination to continue the hunger strike, the Iranian authorities must make a humanitarian gesture and release him,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hold judicial authority chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani, Tehran prosecutor Abas Jafari Dolatabadi and justice minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi responsible for the lives of Malki and his mother.”Malki, who began his hunger strike on 9 August, now weighs only 52 kilos and is reportedly unconscious for much of the time. Arrested on 13 December 2010, he continues to serve a 17-year jail sentence although he has undergone several kidney operations and is in very poor health.After being granted parole in order to seek treatment, he was returned to Tehran’s Evin prison on 22 May.His family is very worried but is powerless in the face of the authorities’ refusal to relent. His father demanded Malki’s right to adequate medical treatment in an open letter to the judicial authorities on 1 August. His mother, who has heart problems, told the BBC’s Persian language service: “I have begun this hunger strike to make my plea heard. I want my son to be granted medical parole. If they want to kill him, let them execute him. But it is inhuman to leave him in agony and pain.”In an open letter to the Tehran prosecutor today, 41 detainees in Evin prison’s Section 305 voiced deep concern about Malki’s “critical condition” and condemned the “irresponsibility of the judicial and prison authorities.”Reporters Without Borders is publishing the results of an examination of Malki’s kidneys nearly a year ago that shows how alarming his condition is. This human rights defender is in urgent need of adequate medical care. June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists August 28, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Irancenter_img News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers to Perform at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 24

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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, one of the world’s premiere choral ensembles specializing in African-American music, will perform on Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Colorado Blvd. at Madison Ave. in the Playhouse Arts District of downtown Pasadena.The concert will be free of admission charge; a freewill offering will be taken with a suggested donation of $20. The program will focus on traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospels and works by contemporary African-American composers.Founded in 1968, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers is based in Los Angeles and focuses, in part, on the genre often called Negro Spirituals. The arranged spiritual became known in the Winter of 1870 when an intrepid group of 11 singers — seven women and four men — representing the newly-established Fisk University in Nashville appeared at the Court of St. James in London. Queen Victoria’s immediate acceptance helped this a cappella, four-part singing by an ensemble of students to become known worldwide as a creative religious music evoking a deep sense of personal spiritual fervor.Shortly after its founding, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers undertook its first European tour and have performed 18 sold-out European tours, 12 tours of the United States and Canada, and tours of the Middle and Far East, Africa and South America. They were selected three times to serve the U.S. State Department and USIS Cultural Exchange Program in areas of the world known in those days as “behind the Iron Curtain,” including East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. They have also appeared in Iran, India, North and West Africa, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.Founder-Director Albert McNeil is Professor Emeritus of Music, the University of California at Davis, where he was Director of choral activities for 21 years and headed the Music Education program. He taught courses in ethnomusicology at the University of Southern California for 12 years. He began his teaching career as a teacher of music in the elementary, junior and senior high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.McNeil is well-known to the national choral community, having been honored on four occasions with command performances before the prestigious American Choral Directors Association in 1981 in New Orleans, in 1985 at their Salt Lake City Convention, at their 1997 convention in San Diego, California, in February, 2000, at Los Angeles during the ACDA Western Division Convention held on the campus of Loyola-Marymount University.The ensemble headlined the First Choral Festival in Jaffe (yafo), Israel, in April 1988. They have performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Dale Warland Singers, Chanticleer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.About the Pasadena Presbyterian ChurchThis event is one of dozens of concerts and recitals presented each year by Pasadena Presbyterian Church as a musical outreach to the community. Included in that list are free weekly “Music at Noon” recitals every Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary that feature a wide variety of local, national and international artists.The church’s 2012-2013 “Friends of Music” concert series will begin on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “The Company of Heaven” for choir, orchestra, soloists and narrators, all conducted by Dr. Timothy Howard, the church’s director of music and organist. The performance will come on the 75th anniversary of the work’s premiere on the BBC Radio Network.Founded in 1875, Pasadena Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in the city and today’s congregation is a vibrant mix of English, Korean and Spanish communities. Sunday worship conducted in all three languages and the church offers a wide variety of education, mission and community service programs. For more information, log onto www.ppc.net. Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Faith & Religion News Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers to Perform at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 24 The program will focus on traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospels and works by contemporary African-American composers. Published on Friday, June 1, 2012 | 5:17 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more