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Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Richard Parkins is executive director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Photo/Matthew Davies[Episcopal News Service] With hardly a chance to bask in the jubilation that accompanied the July 2011 creation of the Republic of South Sudan, the advocacy community was called into action to protest the military actions of the National Congress Party (NCP) and the government of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in violating the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).The CPA provided for the residents of Abyei to determine their future through a separate referendum, and the Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains to have their status determined by a process described as “popular consultation.” Khartoum invaded Abyei and displaced thousands who have since had their hopes dashed, finding themselves in an even more precarious situation. Within months the NCP’s war machine rained bombs on South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains followed by aggressive military action against the Blue Nile.Often a major impediment to convincing advocacy is a lack of access to documentary evidence, in this case the victims of a massive assault by the Khartoum regime. The efforts of the Episcopal Church and the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS) were aided immensely by the presence of several Sudanese bishops who at various times spoke powerfully to the plight of their people.The bishop of Abyei, Abraham Nhial, and the bishop of Kadugli/South Kordofan, Andudu Adam Elnail, presented at the AFRECS 2011 conference a graphic depiction of the fate that had befallen their people as a result of the reign of terror inflicted by the Bashir government. AFRECS’ ability to introduce these church leaders as authoritative witnesses to members of Congress and key administration officials such as the Special Envoy to Sudan and the Assistant Secretary for Africa allowed the voices of victims to be heard through the pleas of their leaders.A concern for many as Sudan became two nations was the plight of Christians in the north, where it was expected that a more severe form of Islam would take hold. These fears were fomented by strident voices in Khartoum speaking of a country that was committed to a single culture that would offer little accommodation to other religions, languages, or traditions.AFRECS and the Episcopal Church were informed in their advocacy by two visits to the United States by Bishop Ezekiel Kondo of the Episcopal diocese of Khartoum. This articulate and compelling spokesperson for a major swath of Sudan’s Christians was for U.S. policy makers and advocacy groups one of the few indigenous voices for Khartoum’s Christians with whom they were able to have a face-to-face encounter. The bishop’s description of discrimination against Christians and the harassment that churches were experiencing gave clear signals of the difficulties that were emerging as Sudan felt emboldened in moving forward with policies designed by its more radical Islamists.To be effective, advocacy must be timely so that any proposed intervention can occur in sufficient time to make a difference. In dealing with Sudan, deadlines are invariably unreasonable and hostile to South Sudanese, thus urgent action becomes a standard requirement if lives are to be saved. For example, advocates are pressing for an extension of an April 8 deadline – the time by which South Sudanese must meet Sudan’s difficult citizenship requirements if they are not to be disenfranchised. If the extension does not happen, more than 500,000 people could find themselves stateless. The consequences are particularly devastating since the 24,000 persons who have been registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as prospective returnees may be impacted by the cutoff. At present, these persons are unable to leave Sudan either because they lack a means of departing or face a blockade on their movement south by the Sudanese government. To be disenfranchised in a place where the government resents your presence and to be without protection produces untold panic and fear.Many members of the AFRECS network and the Episcopal Public Policy Network help to sustain advocacy as issues and causes demand. The eight U.S. dioceses that have partnership and companion connections with dioceses of the Episcopal Church of Sudan help to carry forth to congressional offices and the administration the message that there is a faith community that cares deeply about the fate of their Sudanese sisters and brothers. It is this grassroots constituency that provides whatever leverage the Episcopal Church has as it presses public policy-makers to act. Now a weekly AFRECS e-blast makes certain that interested Episcopalians have current news about developments in Sudan, particularly those involving the church either as actor or victim.The Episcopal Church has for several years given primacy to peace in Sudan as a justice concern and has introduced resolutions which frame its advocacy agenda. A major resolution was introduced at the 2009 General Convention that set the stage for the advocacy done around the January 2011 referendum. With the escalating violence occurring in Abyei and the Nuba Mountains, another resolution that advocated for stronger U.S. leadership in enabling aid agencies access to the war-ravaged regions of the north was delivered by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to AFRECS at its 2011 conference. The resolution was reaffirmed by the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council at its February 2012 meeting. These resolutions arm advocates with the backing that allows them to speak authoritatively for a couple of million Episcopalians. The resolutions are shared with those on whose doors we knock as we press for action on behalf of suffering Sudanese.The work that the church does is most often done in collaboration with like-minded religious and non-sectarian human rights organizations. For example, interfaith work has been instrumental in allowing the larger faith community to speak forcefully to the government to urge more robust action in ending the embargo on assistance reaching Sudanese now at grave risk because of Khartoum’s intransigence in allowing relief to those whom it continues to attack. It is the solidarity among a broad spectrum of organizations and religious bodies, including leaders within the diaspora community, which gives significant energy to our advocacy. This was evidenced most recently with the array of voices that appeared this past Friday in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., to protest the use of food as a weapon against the people of the Nuba Mountains.Reflecting on the several years of advocacy carried about by the Episcopal Church and AFRECS, credit can be claimed for success as the cumulative impact of this work combined with that of many stalwart colleagues helped create pressure for a peaceful referendum. It is hoped that these persistent voices will add pressure to preventing the starvation of thousands and bringing an end to a conflict that is writing another tragic page of suffering and displacement for thousands of Sudanese.Even when results are slow in coming or may seem to produce modest results, advocacy must be viewed as a means of extending ourselves as faithful Christians to those who need to know that they are not alone and not abandoned in their quest for justice and peace. Advocacy is a way of expressing solidarity and accompaniment with those who desperately need it.— Richard Parkins is executive director of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan. 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July 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Politically-motivated harassment of news and opposition website Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing threats against journalists working for the Charter 97 news and opposition website (charter97.org). In the latest case, site editor Natallya Radzina received a threatening email message on 15 July that was prompted by a report about a pro-Russian neo-fascist group.“It is time this persecution stopped,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the government to recognise Charter 97 so that it can file complaints with the police and judicial authorities and obtain redress. If Belarus is to respect its own constitutional principles, it must ensure that this website and its bloggers enjoy freedom of action.”The email that Radzina received on 15 July said: “Achtung (in German), editor Radzina Natallya! (…) You’ve been warned that you should be quiet and not lash out at the patriots of the right.” Threatening violence of a sexual nature, it added: “Don’t you understand the Russian Language?” (See the entire text of the message in English here.)The 8 July report that prompted the threat was about a pardon accorded to a young leader of the neo-fascist Russian National Unity party in the southeastern city of Homyel on the 65th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from German occupation, and the failure of the authorities to curb the RNU’s racist and xenophobic activities. The article, which carried no by-line, was first published on the Belarussky Partisan website.Radzina has often received threats in the past after posting articles criticising the authorities.Access to the Charter 97 website was blocked on 8 June by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), in which a site is bombarded with a massive amount of connection requests that overload its server.Radzina told Reporters Without Borders at the time: “The site is very popular in Belarus and abroad. We post a lot of articles critical of the government, which gets irritated.” Police overran the Charter 97 offices on 26 April, preventing the editors from updating the website on a day that opposition demonstrations were taking place (http://charter97.org/en/news/2009/4/26/17679/).The Belarusian Internet is dominated by Beltelekom, a state-owned Internet Service Provider, and most websites that report human rights abuses are inaccessible. President Lukashenko promulgated a media law in August 2008 that requires websites to be registered with the information ministry. Since then, their activities have been regulated by decree rather than by law. Article 22 of the constitution nonetheless says that “a state monopoly of the mass media (…) is forbidden” and “censorship is forbidden.”Video of the 26 April demonstrations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk8I7W0CDMchttp://belarus.indymedia.org/content/guest/16676.flv http://belarus.indymedia.org/content/guest/16669.flv Receive email alerts News News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Belarus BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en to go further News BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown May 27, 2021 Find out more
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News UpdatesGujarat Govt Figures On COVID19 Not Matching With Actual Positive Cases : Gujarat High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 April 2021 8:00 AMShare This – x The Gujarat High Court on Thursday observed that had the Gujarat Government taken pre-emptive steps earlier, the present grim situation of COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided.”If the state had taken steps, not that the State was sleeping, but if there was a push, if all of this had been done earlier, before the PIL was registered, situation would have been better”, Chief Justice…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Gujarat High Court on Thursday observed that had the Gujarat Government taken pre-emptive steps earlier, the present grim situation of COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided.”If the state had taken steps, not that the State was sleeping, but if there was a push, if all of this had been done earlier, before the PIL was registered, situation would have been better”, Chief Justice Vikram Nath told Advocate General Kamal Trivedi.While the AG maintained that the State was adequately prepared, CJ said “no, you have the complete machinery &resources to see if things are controlled. But this is not being done”. The CJ said that last year the Court had passed a slew of directions in a suo moto PIL giving suggestions for increased testing, arranging for more hospital beds, maintaining social distancing and wearing of masks, etc.”Our suggestions have not been implemented seriously. People are taking it too lightly”, the Chief Justice said.On Thursday, a Bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Bhargav Karia of the Gujarat High Court was continuing the Court’s suo motu proceedings taking stock of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the State. At the hearing today, Chief Justice Nath pointed out that there seemed to be a divergence between the numbers of those tested, as provided by the state, and the actual numbers of those infected.”Figures given by State are not matching with the actual number of positive cases”, CJ said.The Chief Justice also declared that the High Court’s academy and auditorium halls can be used to house lawyers and Court staff who were COVID-19 positive and did not have the space to isolate in their homes. Asking the President of the Bar Association to make arrangements with the Registry the Court orally said “The State has to make arrangements for food”. The previous hearing had seen Advocate General Kamal Trivedi being called upon to submit to Court details of steps the State was proposing to take to cope with the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. A major chunk of the day’s hearing was devoted to the availability of Remdesivir, the availability of testing and hospital beds across the State and other facilities such as CT-Scans. On Remdesivir At the outset, the Court asked the Advocate General to clarify the use and application of drug Remdesivir. Commenting that people were not sure of its use and that as a result of the demand, it was being hoarded and being sold at nearly four times its price, the Court remarked, “WHO has different concept, ICMR has another, state has different concept, people don’t know (its use)… Unnecessarily Remdesivir has been made amrut!”. The Advocate General underscored that the Remdesivir injection is not a recognised drug under the Drug Control Act and the drug was presently confined for use in emergencies. “There is a lot of misinformation, it is being used indiscriminately because people recommend…”, he said. To this, Chief Justice Nath responded, people are not recommending, doctors are! Pointing the Court to the recommendations of an expert Committee of Doctors, the Advocate General said that the Committee has said that injection should be administered when a person has fever for 4-5 days, and oxygen levels below 90. The injection has side effects. “According to doctors, this injection has to be given under medical supervision. As per Central Government, should be given by hospitals. Wrappers of 7 manufacturers say that injection can be given only in hospital. Not for home use”, the Advocate General added He went on to say, “This is freely available on retail, but not over the counter, cannot be given like paracetamol..Needs medical prescription…Now, Central Government is faced with situation of demand…Drug cannot be brought under the Drug Control Act, price cannot be controlled because does not come under Act… From day one, people have been purchasing for home care.” Adding that Remdesivir has been over-prescribed, he also emphasized that the injection was to be made available to hospitalised patients and hospitals. When the Court suggested that the expert committee make public how the drug was to be used, Advocate General Trivedi stated that the Committee’s experts were using social media to speak about drug The Chief Justice then queried on whether the State had sufficient injections to match demand. At a later point in the proceedings, the Advocate General submitted that 1 lakh vials of Remdesivir were being manufactured for the whole country. He added that the heightened use of the drug along with the slowed manufacture was shooting up demand. “Why don’t you do it on oath, that the injection is available everywhere, whenever required, on medical prescription and that anyone whether in hospital or otherwise will get?”, the CJ asked. The Advocate General responded stating he had reservations on use of term ‘sufficient’ stock He then said that doctors cannot prescribe indiscriminately, and that there was no sufficient stock to meet demand in such a case. Where are statistics to show that Doctors are prescribing Remdesivir like paracetamol whenever person is testing positive for COVID?, the Court asked “Whenever there is a medical superintendent’s prescription that person is running fever and has low oxygen level, we will part with medicine”, he stated. Senior Advocate Percy Kavina stated that there was a tendency to hoard the medicine. The Court then asked why anyone would anyone hoard if they have confidence of availability. Senior Advocate Kavina additionally said, “the role of Government in a crisis is confidence building..If Govt’s words were more credible, it would be better…We should admit that goof ups were made by everyone..” He also stated, “Quackery methods should be condemned for what they are. Government should say that neem, Ayurveda don’t help On Testing The Advocate General submitted that there were RT-PCR Testing Facilities in every district, except for the district of Dang. “1 crore tests have been conducted (RTPCR and Antigen) 3L+ tested positive. All districts have RTPCR facility”, he said. To Justice Karia’s question on whether Anand had testing facilities, the Advocate General submitted that there was one RT-PCR testing facility and another Tru Nat testing centre. “Why doesn’t anyone know about TruNat”, Justice Karia asked. The Advocate General told the Court he would get further information on the test, but that it was on par with the RT-PCR and that the ICMR had approved of it. Apart from this, drive-through Rapid Antigen test drives were being organised, he informed. He additionally told the Court that steps were being taken to encourage labs to improve their testing capabilities to collect samples from people’s homes. Earlier, it used to take 3-4 days. Today they are testing 8,000-12,000 samples per day, he said. However, Advocates Amit Panchal and Anand Yagnik averred that certain districts did not have facilities. They said there should be transparency on RTPCR tests, beds. Advocate Yagnik added that many Municipalities did not have testing facilities even if Districts did, he says. He also asserted that the facility needed to be made available in the 13 tribal districts should be covered The Counsel enjoined the Court to shift the focus on rural areas, as opposed to the urbanised parts of the State. Advocate Yagnik informed the Court that there were no labs to run RTPCR Tests in Ahmedabad either. “I have been trying to call a lab for RTPCR test in the two hours of hearing, all are engaged”, he said. On Beds and CT Scans While the Advocate General averred that persons were being suitably accommodated in health centres and being shifted to higher facilities if there situation worsened, Senior Advocate Percy Kavina appearing for the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association averred from anecdotal experience that there were ambulances with patients lined up outside of hospitals. Advocate Chetan Pandya raised concerns about how the dashboard of live cases and beds available in the State was not updated real time. The Court directed the State to ensure this was being done. On CT Scans the Advocate General stated that the new variant is peculiar and that when RTPCR tests negative, even with symptoms, doctors had to send for CT Scan to confirm. The Chief Justice then narrated, A friend of mine in Allahabad tested negative twice. After CT Scan found COVID-19, RTPCR also turned positive… The Court directed the State to get CT Scan facilities as soon as possible. With a direction to the State to get more information on testing, bed availability etc. The Chief Justice stated that the matter would be taken up again, but did not indicate a date. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
News Updates[Oxygen Shortage] Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Suppliers Of Liquid Oxygen, Directs Govt. To Create Portal For Taking Donations Of Medical Equipments From People Abroad Srishti Ojha29 April 2021 11:02 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to all the suppliers of liquid oxygen to the Government of NCT of Delhi after certain issues as regards to the failure of supplying oxygen by the aforesaid suppliers were addressed before the Bench.A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli also directed the Delhi Government to create a portal for individuals and organisations abroad of NRIs & others who are keen to provide aid and assistance for battling the pandemic in India by gifting medical equipments like medical concentrators etc.Advertisement On Oxygen Supply and Coordination Between Oxygen Suppliers and HospitalsAn intervention was made by Batra Hospital highlighting the issue of oxygen shortage by stating that although the Delhi Government had issued addendum for 50% oxygen has to be supplied by Goyal and Inox, however, the Court was informed the Goyal had refused to make the supply.Noting the said grievance, the Court assured that the problem shall be solved immediately and contacted Goyal suppliers during the course of hearing.Advertisement In view of this, Rahul Mehra submitted that a meeting can be held held by the Amicus with all the suppliers today and that all of them need to act in professional manner. He also went ahead to argue that the suppliers were not giving their timings as to when will their oxygen supply reach to hospitals. While noting that INOX has effected the supply however Goyal suppliers did not, the Bench issued notice to all the suppliers of liquid oxygen to the Government of NCT of Delhi and ordered thus:Advertisement Advertisement “Mr. Mehra submits that suppliers be asked to present in next hearing and emphasised they are bound to comply with 27th april order. Notice issued to all suppliers of liquid oxygen to NCT Delhi.When they are present, they should have date of supplies made by them, quantity wise and time wise.”At this point, the Court also noted the submissions of Mehra that allocation order will be re examined and necessary changes will be made.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement However, the Court left the issue of individual consumption to the GNCTD.The Court also took note of the submissions made by Advocate Aditya Prasad that an address can be given out by the Government on their website so that people willing to donate can do so at collection places. The Bench also asked Mehra to consider creating a portal on their website for such contributions.”We’ll do whatever is required. We’ll create address and publicise it.” Mehra submitted.”Let GNCTD create a portal on their website for this purpose such that person staying abroad desirous of sending is able to ship equipments to India in name of GNCTD.” The Bench ordered.On Allocation of OxygenIn the second half of the hearing, the Court begun by clarifying that its earlier order dated 27.14.2021 directing the taking over of Seth Air’s (one of the suppliers) plant in Palwal would not adversely affect allocation made to the State of Haryana. During the course of hearing, the Court was apprised by the submissions of Senior Advocate Rao and Malvika Trivedi that a mechanism must be put in place for availability of oxygen cylinders for patients in home care also.Agreeing to the aforesaid submission, the Court suggested that such allocation be made from hospitals to individuals.”So far as individual consumers are concerned Mr Mehra you’ll have to make some provisions. Its a difficult situation. We are trying to solve issue with hospitals so now individuals are left behind.” Justice Sanghi remarked at the outset. At this juncture, Rahul Mehra appearing for GNCTD assured the Bench that he will get assistance from the requisite department on the aspect.On Custom Duty and Cess Duty on Covid Related EquipmentsASG Chetan Sharma also apprised the Court about the fact that the Cess duty custom prioritisation of the oxygen concentrators and related equipments have been put in list and waived off from any duty or cess. “Central board of indirect tax and Customs have issued directions to clear all RTPCR equipments and related COVID equipments from Priority. These products are to be prioritised. There is also a dedicated help desk in place.” Sharma submitted at the outset.In view of this, the Court ordered thus:”ASG has submitted that notifications have been issued Regarding exemption from custom duty of medicines like Remdesivir, etc. and other covid related equipments. Let notifications regarding this by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs be placed on record.” The court also directed a Status report to be filed as regards to the import of covid related equipments pending clearances.On Blackmarketing and Other IssuesAdvocate Shadan Farasat appearing for the Delhi Government submitted before the Court that apart from the issue of blackmarketing of covid drugs, the issue of supply of such drugs also need to be taken care of. In view of this, he submitted before the Court that the Pharmaceutical Authority should also be made a party to the case.Noting that the Supreme Court was already seized of the issue concerned, the High Court stated that it is not inclined to go into the issue even though the Apex Court has not restrained so. The Court also opined that it will deal with the issue with are Delhi centric only.Furthermore, highlighting the transparency in distribution of Remdesivir, Professor Sanjay Dhir for IIT Delhi suggested the Court that it is important for the hospitals to put a requisition and give an OTP to patients for them to track the Remdesivir, whether it has reached the concerned hospital and has been administered.In view of the aforesaid submission, the court ordered that the said exercise between NIC, GNCTD and Mr Dhir be completed in one day and that it is expected that the portal becomes operational by the day after.While dealing with the aforesaid issues, the Bench however kept pending individual matters pertaining to Advocate Amit Sharma’s Covid positive brother in law who’s unable to get an ICU Bed, case of a court master’s father has been asked to move out of delhi judicial COVID facility in Dwarka and other similar matters.Noting that the Supreme Court will be hearing the suo moto matter relating to covid essential supplies today morning, the Court while putting the matter for hearing today in the afternoon, orally remarked that it wanted to have Supreme Court’s observation before taking up the matter again.During the first half of the hearing, the Court had sought Centre’s response regarding Delhi government’s submissions with respect to differences in demanded and allocated amounts of oxygen supply to various states. The development came after the Delhi Government submitted before the Court that Delhi has been allocated less oxygen than demanded quantity than other states to fight the current Covid19 crisis.Edited by Nupur ThapliyalTags#Delhi High Court COVID 19 second covid wave Oxygen Supply Oxygen Shortage Oxygen Crisis Delhi government GNCTD Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story