Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:21 pm GENERAL?ELECTRIC could spend up to $30bn (£19bn) on acquisitions over the next two to three years while continuing to raise its dividend and buy back shares, a top official said yesterday.But John Rice, a vice chairman of the largest US conglomerate, cautioned that “$30bn-ish” figure is not a commitment to spending.“That doesn’t mean that we’ll spend that money; it doesn’t mean that we won’t do more with the dividend or with the buyback,” Rice, who heads the company’s technology infrastructure unit, told investors.“If we were to conclude that there aren’t the deals out there that make sense, we might do less than that. We’re not going to chase bad deals just so that we can say we spent ‘X’ billion on M&A,” he said.Executives at GE, who spent much of the past few years jealously guarding the company’s cash as it rode out a brutal downturn that shook its hefty finance arm, have changed their tone since the company broke a nine-quarter streak of profit declines in the second quarter.The world’s largest maker of jet engines and electric turbines said in July that it would raise its dividend — which it had slashed during the recession — by 20 per cent starting in the third quarter, a move that came earlier than Wall Street had expected.It also said it would resume buying back its shares, a practice it had suspended in September 2008. The board has authorised it to buy back up to $11.6bn in shares. whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Serendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Times GE talks up $30bn war chest Show Comments ▼ KCS-content
Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Sunday 7 November 2010 8:13 pm Hurlingham plans to raise £8m in AIM listing of gun maker Manroy A STOCK-MARKET listed group is buying the UK’s last remaining independent machine gun maker and raising up to £8m on London’s junior stock market to expand the business.Hurlingham is buying Manroy, an East Sussex-based manufacturer of machine guns, gun mounts and other related products that has supplied Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the last 26 years.Manroy’s flagship product is the heavy machine gun (HMG), which can be fitted to many types of light and heavy armoured vehicles, patrol boats, helicopters and aircraft and has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan.Hurlingham plans to raise the cash by issuing new shares in the enlarged company, which will be renamed Manroy Group and listed on AIM.It hopes to use the money to increase the number of products that the group sells and to expand it into new regions. The group’s adviser is Arbuthnot. Hurlingham’s chairman Andrew Blurton said Manroy was an established, profitable and cash-generative business with good expansion prospects and relatively few rivals.“We are very pleased to have identified this opportunity,” he said.Manroy’s chief executive Glyn Bottomley said the firm had significant overseas customers and would seek acquisitions.“The admission to trading on AIM, along with our existing relationship with the MoD, will help the enlarged group to enter additional export markets.”Manroy also has redesigned and resumed production of the general-purpose machine gun. It has won its first order for parts. In 2008/9, Manroy made a pre-tax profit of £2.1m. whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULL
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31st January 2019 | By Joanne Christie Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Lottery While regulators have been clamping down on igaming operators left, right and centre for advertising infractions, it seems everyone is turning a blind eye when it comes to the National Lottery. Phil Blackwell reports Double standards: part one – advertising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter While regulators have been clamping down on igaming operators left, right and centre for advertising infractions, it seems everyone is turning a blind eye when it comes to the National Lottery. Phil Blackwell reportsEveryone’s had a conversation about winning the lottery. Among the pipe dreams of early retirement, a giant house (with customary swimming pool – inside and out) and far-away trips to distant relatives, come insincere declarations of charity and goodwill, protected by odds of over 45 million to one.Now consider whether you would so freely discuss – with your closest family or most judgemental friends – what you’d do if you won big on an online slot game, had a lucky streak on live roulette or bluffed your way to a fortune playing poker?Back in December 2018, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) cleared National Lottery operator Camelot Lotteries UK of promoting gambling as a solution to financial concerns.The complaint regarded three versions of the same television campaign, entitled “Amazing Starts Here”. It was produced for Camelot by communications agency Adam & Eve DDB – the company behind the John Lewis Christmas ads.The longest cut of the 120-second film tells the story of a family clearly struggling to balance the home life of a mother with the working life of her fisherman partner, Colin.It begins with Colin leaving for work with the family still asleep and proceeds to intersect his time on the boat with scenes of her daily routine with the kids, complete with longing stares into the distance.After missing his wife’s phone calls and her mysterious trip to the solicitor’s office, Colin returns to an empty home and a letter on the mantelpiece. Despite his gruelling shift at sea, he rouses the energy to sprint down the road towards the front door of a different, much bigger, house.The door opens and his wife reveals that she has bought the property and holds up a lottery ticket. “We won?” he asks, “We won”, she confirms (spoiler alert).You might be wondering why I wasted 150 words describing an advert that you could just watch online. In fact, I’d highly recommend you do that before reading on. Simply go to YouTube and search for “Amazing Starts Here”.Double standards? The ASA complainants challenged whether the advert(s) suggested that participation in a lottery could be a solution to financial concerns. It was not upheld.Camelot stated that the new home was a “modest family home in the same village as the original home” and that “the sadness conveyed by the couple in the early scenes was the product of the family’s physical separation from one another when he was at work on the fishing trawler”.Even disregarding the fact that different properties in the same location can have significant differences in price, the ASA’s own BCAP code for lottery marketing contains the following condition: “[Advertisers must not] suggest that participating in a lottery can provide an escape from personal, professional or educational problems such as loneliness or depression (18.2.2).”Now imagine exactly the same advert, but this time with a different ending. In this version, the brand being promoted isn’t the National Lottery but an online casino.As Colin reaches the new house, instead of producing a lottery ticket, his wife raises a laptop. She slowly turns the screen to reveal the words “MEGA JACKPOT WIN” upon a background of flashing slot reels and a classic arcade soundtrack.Do you think the ASA would clear this version too? The message is the same, the angle is the same and the implied cause-effect relationship is identical, the only difference is how the money that bought the house was attained. I’m confident that my director’s cut version would not only attract more complaints, but the complaints would more likely be upheld.What the lottery gets away with Fishermen aside, the National Lottery has a colourful recent history in terms of high profile marketing. One campaign you may remember, entitled #PleaseNotThem, played on the idea that it might be better if some people didn’t win the jackpot.A series of ads containing the nation’s favourite pantomime villains, including Noel Edmonds, James Blunt and Piers Morgan, culminated with the narrator’s impassioned plea to viewers: “Anyone can win with Lotto. Please, don’t let it be him.”This is a direct call to action for people to gamble to prevent somebody else winning, as if picking six random numbers in a game of luck will negatively affect the odds of another player, like some perverse anti-celebrity karma.Literally translated, the message is: “We don’t like some of our players. Please buy tickets so they don’t win even though we know it makes no difference.”I wonder if that tagline would have passed the ASA and the Gambling Commission?Why the lottery gets away with it The lottery is to gambling what shandy is to alcohol: a diluted version of an addictive habit, carrying less risk and attracting less judgement.But the facts suggest otherwise. The facts suggest that the National Lottery is the most frequently participated in form of gambling in the UK. The facts suggest that, just like other forms of gaming – perhaps even more so – players will lose in the long run.So how does the lottery still hold its status as a national institution and why is scrutiny of its marketing protected by a veil of hypocrisy and public affection?There is no denying that funds raised by the National Lottery have benefited thousands of organisations, charities and projects throughout the country.But let’s not beat around the bush, this is gambling industry money. As Stewart Roberts from Haircuts4Homeless states in another of the lottery’s recent adverts: “I don’t think people buy lottery tickets to help good causes, but playing it helps us do what we do.”The work that the National Lottery does for good causes is commendable, but it should not exempt the organisation from responsible gambling regulations. It should not, also, be mistaken for the primary reason people play.The igaming industry is not perfect, but you only have to look at the size and frequency of the fines being administered to big name casinos and sports books to see the consequences of regulatory non-compliance.Besides a relatively small £1.2m fine received by Camelot in 2018 for mostly administrative mistakes made two years earlier, the Gambling Commission and other regulators have been surprisingly shy of challenging the National Lottery’s questionable approach to marketing.Upon receiving the fine, Camelot apologised and agreed to make a payment to its Good Causes scheme in lieu of a financial penalty – a scheme into which it already pays £30 million each week.£1.2m was a drop in the ocean, but will the storm ever come? I’ll keep my fingers crossed.Phil Blackwell is acquisition operations manager at Lindar and responsible for the growth of affiliate site OnlineBingo.co.uk and proprietary bingo platform MrQ.com. 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Osmond was appointed in January this year, replacing former chief executive Marc Etches in the role. Topics: Social responsibility CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling A survey commissioned by responsible gambling charity GambleAware, has said that 63% of problem gamblers reported using some form of treatment, advice or support in the past 12 months, compared to 54% in November 2019. Research into treatment, advice and support delivered remotely was also included, and found that 44% said it was better than accessing this in a face-to-face setting, while 38% said it was about the same. Of those surveyed, 59% of problem gamblers reported wanting some form of treatment, advice or support. The second Annual GB Treatment and Support Survey was carried out by YouGov. It classed 2.4% of adults as ‘problem gamblers’, defined as “gamblers who gamble with negative consequences and a possible loss of control,” a similar figure to the first edition of the survey. Further, 16% reported they did not have a private space to engage in their treatment, and 14% reported that sharing devices with other people in the home would make accessing remote support difficult. 30th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Nationally, the survey found that gambling participation overall has fallen. The proportion of non-gamblers has increased from 39% to 44%. The number of non-problem gamblers has decreased from 48% of the population to 44%, while the number of low-risk gamblers has reduced from 7.2% to 6.4%. Use of mental health services rose from 12% to 19%, while the use of self-help apps or tools, including self-exclusion tools, increased from 9% to 14%. Regions: UK & Ireland The moderate risk and problem gambler categories also saw small reductions in size, from 3.3% to 3.1%, and from 2.7% to 2.4% respectively, however GamleAware said these changes were not statistically significant. Among problem gamblers who have not accessed treatment, advice or support remotely or at all, 18% felt that the quality of online support would be worse for reasons including the inability to read body language or make eye contact. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The second Annual GB Treatment and Support survey was commissioned in November last year, to determine the barriers, take up and demand for treatment and support for gambling harms in Great Britain. “The significantly increased sample will allow GambleAware to better tailor existing support services according to local need and allow us to better support local authorities and health commissioners.” Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Problem gambling GambleAware survey shows increase in percentage of problem gamblers seeking treatment Zoë Osmond, chief executive of GambleAware, said: “It is encouraging to see a year-on-year increase in those classified as ‘problem gamblers’ seeking help, especially during the pandemic. These results will be used to help inform GambleAware’s new commissioning strategy as we continue our work to increase provision of and access to services.” In 2019, 45% of gamblers reported denial, for example not considering their gambling behaviour to be risky, to be a barrier to treatment. In 2020, this figure fell to 36%. Barriers to seeking treatment, advice or support included concern around stigma, and the perception that services would be inaccessible. Tags: GambleAware YouGov Motivations for seeking such services included knowing support was available via a particular channel, awareness of the ease of accessing support, and confirmation that treatment and support would be confidential. Common reasons for saying online treatment was better than face-to-face included discretion, convenience, and finding sessions less overwhelming or embarrassing. The reported usage of treatment services increased from 43% to 53%, while use of support and advice was found to have increased from 39% to 48% of problem gamblers.
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2017 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ArchDaily Khyber Ridge / Studio NminusOne Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20190/khyber-ridge-studio-nminusone Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20190/khyber-ridge-studio-nminusone Clipboard Canada 2005 “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. The Khyber Ridge house was commissioned by a professional snowboarder. The strategy takes its cue from the intimate engagement of a shredder following the line of a mountain; it is one of maximum engagement with the site. The house is distributed along a steep slope, developing diverse tactical relations to the landscape, the surrounding views and the internal functions or program of the house. Save this picture!Made up of five levels, the lower level, a guest house is embedded in the rock for maximum privacy. Its green roof blends in with the landscape. In contrast the main living volume is formed by a cantilevering roof with a suspended floor projecting out of the slope. The cantilever is anchored by four 3 foot deep steel beams drilled directly into the rock face; its floor is suspended by four, 1 inch diameter stainless steel rods. With its glass enclosure, the effect created is of a floating open platform, revealing when occupied the full impact of the surrounding mountains. One is literally suspended in space and surrounded by the foliage of trees. The upper level bedrooms retreat back along the contours of the mountain producing discreet relationships to the surrounding views. As the inhabitants navigate these volumes, they continuously weave in and out of the terrain. Save this picture!In the winter, the flat roof of the living level retains the snow. The snow then acts as an insulating blanket keeping the temperature close to 0 degrees Celsius. In the summer, the flat roof becomes a necessary flat surface for outdoor living, leaving the rest of the sloped site intact.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessNRJA proposal for Beirut’s House of Arts and CultureArticlesFort Lola / visiondivisionArticles Share Save this picture!+ 26 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio NminusOneOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWhistlerCanadaPublished on April 22, 2009Cite: “Khyber Ridge / Studio NminusOne” 22 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” CopyHouses•Norway Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – GyrofocusArchitects In Charge:Einar Hagem, Nelson FerreiraStructural Engineer:Degree of Freedom Contractor:Hafjellbygg Country:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinText description provided by the architects. Our design process was inspired by the client’s desire to have “a summer cabin in a winter landscape”.Save this picture!SectionsThe site is located at one of the highest buildable plot within the Kvitfjell Ski Resort. It has uninterrupted views towards southeast, where the topography drops dramatically. The vegetation consists of birch and pine trees, located along the road and towards southeast. The central part of the plot, which had been previously cleared of vegetation, was also its flattest part. The existing trees created a sort of a filter towards the road and towards the winter resort, further down the mountain.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Main Cabin Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sam HughesBy placing two volumes close to the neighbouring limits, a kind of a courtyard was created. This way, the outdoor spaces could benefit from privacy from the neighbours, while still benefiting from the west/evening sun, during Easter and summer.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe main cabin and the annex were built on stilts, raised from the ground, in order to touch the ground in the “lightest” manner possible.Save this picture!© Sam HughesTo continue to build on the idea of the summer cabin in the mountain, the volumes were wrapped in thin, vertical louvers. Given the large planes of glass behind these louvers, where the gallery is, the external walls acquired a “veil-like” quality towards the courtyard.Save this picture!© Sam HughesThe plan of the main cabin has a Y-shape, that cantilevers to frame the remarkable views over the mountains, from both the common areas and the master bedroom.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: Tomorrow’s Challenges in Today’s BuildingsIdeasThrough Gardens House / BAM Architects OfficeSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Focus, Bulthaup, Dinesen, Flos, Nyhuset Bruk, Schuco, d+b Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Cabin Kvitfjell / Lund Hagem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCabin Kvitfjell / Lund Hagem Architects ArchDaily Architects: Lund Hagem Architects Area Area of this architecture project Norway Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880967/cabin-kvitfjell-lund-hagem-architects Clipboard Projects 2016 Photographs Photographs: Sam Hughes, Marc Goodwin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Sam Hughes+ 27 Share “COPY” Cabin Kvitfjell / Lund Hagem Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880967/cabin-kvitfjell-lund-hagem-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLund Hagem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorwayPublished on October 05, 2017Cite: “Cabin Kvitfjell / Lund Hagem Architects” 04 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Organisation Follow the news on Syria RSF_en to go further March 8, 2021 Find out more News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Press release in Kurdish Help by sharing this information Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists March 12, 2021 Find out more News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa SyriaMiddle East – North Africa September 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arrest of 4th online journalist in 16 months makes Syria the Middle East’s biggest jail for cyber-dissidents Reporters Without Borders called for the release of online journalist Muhened Abdulrahman, arrested on 7 September for posting articles on independent news websites and urged diplomats in post in Damascus to intervene on behalf of the four cyber-dissidents now in Syrian jails.”Syria is today the Middle East’s biggest prison for cyber-journalists. We know that prisoners of opinion are subjected to torture in prison. We must campaign urgently for these men before they are destroyed,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Abdulrahman, 25, was picked up by security services in Damascus on his return from the village of Qamishly in Syrian Kurdistan where he had interviewed a Kurdish political leader. His family has had no news of him since his arrest.The young graduate from Damascus University of journalism was working for independent news sites Rezgar.com and Syrianforum.org. His work included numerous interviews and profiles of Syrian political figures.The three other cyber-dissidents imprisoned since the beginning of May 2005 are: Habib Saleh, writer and contributor to news site Elaph.com, arrested in Mai 2005 and sentenced 15 months later to three months in prison; Mohammed Ghanem, who ran www.surion.org, arrested on 31 March; Ali Sayed al-Shihabi, editorialist on Rezgar.com, arrested on 10 August 2006. Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders called for the release of online journalist Muhened Abdulrahman, arrested on 7 September for posting articles on independent news websites and urged diplomats in post in Damascus to intervene on behalf of the four cyber-dissidents now in Syrian jails. Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News February 3, 2021 Find out more
Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 9, 2021 Find out more August 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Inhuman treatment of journalists, more efforts to cover up Beheshti case News News News Organisation Reporters Without Borders reiterates its deep concern about the conditions in which many Iranian journalists are being held.Mehdi Karoubi, 76, a dissident theologian, former parliamentary speaker and owner of the closed newspaper Etemad Melli, was transferred to an unknown destination on 31 July after an angioplasty operation in a Tehran hospital. It was the third time he had been hospitalized in a week with various ailments including a heart condition.Like Mir Hossein Mousavi, the owner of the closed newspaper Kalameh Sabaz, and Mousavi’s wife, the writer Zahra Rahnavard, Karoubi has been under house arrest since February 2011. But Mousavi and Rahnavard have been held at their home, on the intelligence ministry’s orders, whereas Karoubi has been held at an unknown location.“It is worse than a prison,” one of Karoubi’s relatives told Reporters Without Borders. “Prisoners, even those in solitary confinement, are allowed into the courtyard once a day, but he is only allowed to walk in the building’s car park.”“Neither national law nor international standards offer any legal basis for the arbitrary detention of Karoubi, Mousavi and Rahnavard,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their detention is a gross violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as they are being denied the right to a fair trial. We are also worried about their health. The Islamic Republic must end this situation.”Reporters Without Borders also condemns the Islamic Republic’s violation of the rights of prisoners of opinion, including imprisoned journalists who could shed light on the blogger Sattar Beheshti’s death in detention in November 2012.Ali Nazeri’s transfer on 18 July from Tehran’s Evin prison to a prison in the northeastern city of Zabol has been the subject of protests in Evin prison’s Section 350 ever since. Friction between Evin’s guards and political prisoners, especially the journalists and netizens held in this section, has been growing steadily. Riot police have even been used to stifle protests.Abolfazl Abedini Nasr, a journalist held since March 2010 who was sentenced to 11 years in prison in April 2011 for journalistic activities, has also been the subject of a transfer. Without any explanation or legal grounds being given, he was transferred to Karon prison in the southern city of Ahvaz, one of the worst prisons in the country, on 27 July. Nasr was one of the prisoners who saw Beheshti during the 12 hours he spent in Evin prison’s Section 350 on 31 October 2012, four days before his death in police custody.Nasr was previously transferred to Karon prison on 15 November 2012 but was sent back to Evin on the Tehran prosecutor-general’s orders the next day and was placed in an isolation cell. He went on a hunger strike at the time against these punitive measures.The authorities are continuing to persecute Hossein Ronaghi Malki, a netizen and human rights activist who was arrested in December 2010 and who is serving a 17-year jail sentence despite having undergone several kidney operations and being in very poor health. Malki was let out of Evin prison to receive medical treatment but was ordered to return on 22 May 2013. His father wrote an open letter to the judicial authorities at the time, accusing them of negligence towards his son. “He is ill and must receive appropriate treatment,” he wrote.One of the reasons for the unrelenting treatment received by Malki could be linked to recent statements by Beheshti’s mother. She said that Malki, who was one of the prisoners who saw Beheshti in Section 350, could testify in court and could confirm that Beheshti was mistreated and tortured during interrogation by the police.She also said that her family’s lawyer, Ghiti Pourfazel, had been subjected to questioning by intelligence ministry officials in an attempt to silence her (Pourfazel). Since then, Pourfazel has been unable to give any interviews to the media. Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more RSF_en