Whistle-blower gets four and a half years, has 45 days to appeal

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the four-and-a-half-year jail sentence that a Tel Aviv court passed yesterday on online journalist Anat Kam for copying classified military documents while she was doing obligatory service with the Israel Defence Forces and for passing them to a journalist with the Tel Aviv-based daily Haaretz.The court also imposed a suspended sentence of an additional 18 months in prison. Kam has 45 days to appeal.“This severe sentence violates the right to the confidentiality of sources and sets a dangerous precedent that could encourage reporters to censor themselves,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Without taking position on the content of these documents and their classification, we point out that the media must be able to report law-breaking and must be free to tackle sensitive subjects, such as the IDF, without risk of being prosecuted.”While doing military service from 2005 to 2007, Kam was a clerk in the office of then central military region chief Gen. Yair Naveh. She used her position to copy 2,085 documents and pass them to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau, who in turn used them for a series of articles critical of the IDF.One of his stories reported that the IDF defied a Supreme Court ruling by ordering soldiers to kill members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad who could have been arrested. The story was approved at the time by the military censors. For the time being, Blau has immunity from prosecution.After completing her military service, Kam worked for the Walla news website. She has been under house arrest in Tel Aviv since 2009. The two years under house arrest will not be deducted from her jail sentence. News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa October 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Whistle-blower gets four and a half years, has 45 days to appeal Haaretz reporter Uri Blau Anat Kam, 10.30.2011 Follow the news on Israel News News Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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First Case of Highly Infectious COVID-19 U.K. Variant Detected in Pasadena

first_img Community News Subscribe Community News 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  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Public health officials in Pasadena reported the first known case of the so-called U.K. variant of COVID-19 in the city on Friday.The strain of novel coronavirus, also known as variant B.1.1.7, is believed to as much as 50% easier to transmit than its predecessor, “and likely causes more severe disease based on hospitalizations and case fatality rates,” the Pasadena Public Health Department said in a written statement.The patient confirmed to have the U.K. variant was described by health officials only as an adult. The infection was identified via genomic testing of lab specimens by the California Department of Public Health.To date, PPHD has linked 10 other laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among Pasadena residents with whom the U.K. variant-infected individual came in contact. While those people have tested positive for COVID-19, it is not yet known if they contracted the variant — but “probable,” an official said.A total of 265 infections involving the B.1.1.7. strain have been detected statewide, officials added.“These cases illustrate why it is so important to limit non-essential travel and mixing households as much as possible during a pandemic. This is also a stark reminder that we cannot let our guard down,” Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said.“We are so thankful that so many Pasadena residents who are currently eligible are receiving the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, and that we are now in the red tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, but we are not out of the woods yet,” she said.Goh urged local residents to continue closely following pandemic protocols.“If you must travel, it is important to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, follow public health guidance on getting tested prior to travel, use careful protective measures during travel, and get tested after travel,” she said. “If you’re traveling out-of-state, Pasadena residents are required to self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival in accordance with local and state travel advisories.”More information regarding COVID-19 virus variants can be found online at cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-Variants.aspx.Public health officials documented 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Pasadena on Friday, but no additional fatalities.In total, the city has seen 11,072 COVID-19 infections and 329 fatalities.During the prior week, health officials recorded an average of 7.7 new cases of the virus each day.At Huntington Hospital, officials reported treating 18 COVID-19 patients on Friday, with five of them being housed in intensive care units.Residents who qualify for a vaccine can get on the city’s vaccine waitlist by filling out an online form on the city’s website or calling the Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311. The city has a list of other potential sources you can get a vaccine on its website. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Friday that 3.24 million vaccine doses had been administered throughout the county.“Of those vaccinated, 1,057,794 people received second doses and 25,170 people received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” the agency said in a written statement.Meanwhile, county officials reported 756 new COVID-19 infections and 60 new deaths on Friday, bringing overall totals to 1,213,288 cases of the virus and 22,722 deaths.Just over 860 COVID-19 patients were being treated at county hospitals, with 28% of them in ICUs, according to the county statement.The county’s daily positivity rate dipped to 1.7%.The California Department of Public Health listed 3,287 new infections and 232 additional deaths, bringing the statewide tallies to 3,538,821 cases of COVID-19 and 56,027 fatalities.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior week remained at 2%, where it had held for the prior two days. 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