ADAO проводит 17-ю ежегодную «Всемирную неделю осведомленности об асбесте» с 1 по 7 апреля 2021 года

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ДЛЯ НЕМЕДЛЕННОГО РАСПРОСТРАНЕНИЯ
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Организация по информированию о заболеваниях, вызываемых асбестом, (ADAO) проводит 17-ю ежегодную «Всемирную неделю осведомленности об асбесте» с 1 по 7 апреля 2021 года

Поскольку COVID-19 подвергает пациентов, страдающих заболеваниями, вызываемых асбестом, повышенному риску, просвещение по вопросам воздействия асбеста становится как никогда актуальным.

Вашингтон, США – Независимая некоммерческая Организация по информированию о заболеваниях, вызываемых асбестом (ADAO), нацеленная на предотвращение воздействия асбеста, объявила сегодня о проведении 17-й ежегодной Всемирной недели осведомленности об асбесте 1-7 апреля 2021 года.

Всемирная неделя осведомленности об асбесте посвящена вопросам информирования и профилактики посредством ежедневной демонстрации образовательных ресурсов от ведущих организаций и экспертов, видеороликов и рассказов жертв воздействия асбеста. Большинство материалов переведено на пять разных языков (испанский, французский, португальский, русский и хинди), чтобы сделать данное событие образовательной возможностью в глобальном масштабе. Кульминацией недели 7 апреля станет виртуальное всемирное траурное зажжение свечей.

Основываясь на объединении сил и сотрудничестве между нашими партнерами, в этом году Всемирная неделя осведомленности об асбесте будет посвящена следующему:
1. Запрет на добычу, производство и использование асбеста
2. Предотвращение воздействия асбеста
3. Повышение соответствия и соблюдения существующих законов и правил
4. Укрепление международных партнерских отношений

«Мы рады донести наши просветительские послания до мировой аудитории. COVID-19 сделал мир еще более опасным местом для тех, кто страдает от заболеваний, вызванных асбестом, и как никогда важно, чтобы люди понимали опасность асбеста и способы предотвращения его воздействия в домах, школах, на рабочих местах, и при использовании потребительских товаров», – сказала Линда Рейнштейн, соучредитель ADAO, ставшая вдовой вследствие мезотелиомы.

«Простая истина заключается в том, что асбест – убийца. Асбест – известный канцероген для человека, и не существует безопасного уровня его воздействия. Хотя ведутся многообещающие исследования, профилактика остается единственным лекарством от его влияния. Почти 70 стран поставили асбест под запрет, но США разрешают импорт и использование асбеста», – пояснила Рейнштейн.

В течение 20 века асбест широко использовался в строительстве, судостроении и автомобилестроении. Хотя многие страны ввели запрет на использование асбеста, Соединенные Штаты не входят в их число. При отсутствии полного запрета данного канцерогена, асбест, будучи смертельно опасным, продолжает использоваться во многих странах мира на законных основаниях. Ежегодно во всем мире более 200 000 человек умирают от болезней, вызываемых асбестом, которые можно предотвратить.

Для получения дополнительной информации о мероприятиях Всемирной недели осведомленности об асбесте посетите www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.

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Организация по информированию о заболеваниях, вызываемых асбестом (ADAO) была основана жертвами воздействия асбеста и их семьями в 2004 году. ADAO является крупнейшей некоммерческой организацией в США, целью которой является предоставление жертвам воздействия асбеста и заинтересованным гражданам единой трибуны посредством наших образовательных, правозащитных и общественных инициатив. ADAO стремится повысить осведомленность общественности об опасностях воздействия асбеста, призывает к запрету асбеста и защищает гражданские права жертв воздействия асбеста.

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CANADIAN SENATOR MCPHEDRAN CALLED ON GOVERNMENTS TO HEED GENOCIDE DETERMINATION

CANADIAN SENATOR MCPHEDRAN CALLED ON GOVERNMENTS TO HEED GENOCIDE DETERMINATION

266 of our MPs, who declared what is happening in China directed at Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities … is indeed a genocide and meets all of the criteria defined as genocide.”

— Senator McPhedran

OTTAWA, CANADA, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Speaking at the Conference on the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting, Senator Marilou McPhedran, C.M., spoke about S-204, a bill in the Canadian Senate, that would make “any evidence of trafficking in human organs or humans an automatic refusal for any entry to Canada.” Senator McPhedran is a human rights lawyer, professor and activist, appointed as an independent senator in the Parliament of Canada by Governor General David Johnston on the recommendation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2016.

With parliamentarians from Canada, European Union, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, and United States, Senator McPhedran lauded the recent unanimous vote in the Canada’s House of Commons as follows: “266 of our MPs, who declared what is happening in China directed at Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities and, I would include in this the Falun Gong, that it is indeed a genocide and meets all of the criteria defined as genocide.”

Prime Minister Trudeau and his entire Cabinet abstained from the non-binding motion. In abstention, Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement that there should be a credible international investigation in response to allegations of genocide. Released on March 8 by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, the investigation by more than 50 global experts “supports a finding of genocide against the Uyghurs in breach of each and every act prohibited in Article II (a) through (e) [of the Genocide Convention].”

The report also claimed: “The highest levels of State—the President of China and the XUAR CCP Secretary and CCP Deputy Secretary—directly orchestrate these coordinated policies and practices, which are relentlessly implemented by a bureaucratic line of entities and officials all the way down to the internment camp guards. The nature of these interconnected and composite acts inescapably demonstrate the clear, effective, and firm control of the State over the ongoing genocide that cannot reasonably be attributed to others beyond the effective control of the State, or to accident or chance. Simply put, China's long-established, publicly and repeatedly declared, specifically targeted, systematically implemented, and fully resourced policy and practice toward the Uyghur group is inseparable from ‘the intent to destroy in whole or in part’ the Uyghur group as such.”

The report, “produced with the contributions of, and upon consultation with, numerous independent experts,” seems consistent with legal findings from leading lawyers at Essex Court Chambers in London, who have issued a legal statement affirming that “there is a credible case that acts carried out by the Chinese government against the Uyghur population in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China amount to crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide.”

UN estimates suggest as many as one million Uyghurs are being held in facilities which, according to human rights groups, are actually sites of forced labor and other human rights abuses against the Muslim minority. Still, China‘s Ambassador to Canada dismissed the House of Commons’ vote and these reports of genocide of Uyghur Muslims as politically motivated and are, in his words, the “lie of the century.”

In her speech, Senator McPhedran stressed that the vote by the House of Commons “is a clear and strong and principled voice that we hope that governments will be able to heed.” Dong Van Tran, a conference organizer and Secretary General for the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, concurred: “The Genocide Convention is preventive by design. Therefore, it is the obligation of all the governments in the world to stop and punish perpetrators of genocide, when such a threat is credible, to promptly prevent a possible extermination of a people in whole or in part.”

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"Addiction Has No Favorites" Documentary in Production About Generational Addiction + Law Enforcement Lack of Response

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" Addiction Has No Favorites" A Documentary in Production in Florida About One Families Battle With Generational Addiction + Law Enforcement Lack of Response

This Documentary is about life, death, recovery and the need for law enforcement to take action against those peddling opiods ,fentanyl and other drugs that are killing are loved ones”

— Chris Cavallo

FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Addiction Has No Favorites” is a powerful documentary created and narrated by a father and daughter. Together they are determined to use their own personal story of loss and pain in order to reach people and teach people the realities associated with drug addiction. Their hope is to expose falsities, deliver raw truths, remove the stigma, educate and honor the lives of those gone too soon.
As this father-daughter duo share their family’s story you will get to know Robin; mother of twins, a successful entrepreneur, known for her love and acceptance of addicts and her desire to help them begin a new life after drugs. You’ll learn of her journey, her battle, and the controversy surrounding her death. You’ll get to know Stephanie; twin sister, daughter, and mother of two children. Stephanie was known for her immeasurable love and passion for her children, her family and her friends. You’ll learn of her life, her strength, her perseverance, and the injustices surrounding her death. “Addiction Has No Favorites'' will expose the shockingly common practice of doctors who over prescribe these deadly medications as well as the lack in consistently following protocol after prescribing these medications. The documentary will also unveil the reluctance of the law enforcement officials to arrest local dealers and peddlers of these deadly drugs.

“Addiction Has No Favorites” isn’t just about Robin and Stefanie alone. We know their stories are sadly just a few more pages in a very large book of injustices and lives lost to this monster opioid addiction. We know there are so many more untold stories out there; here in Florida and all over the world. We want to bring those stories into the light and share them with the world. So, we are reaching out to everyone. “Addiction Has No Favorites” is also a call to those who have lost a loved one to opioid addiction and are willing to be interviewed. We are still collecting stories and data in order for this project to really have an impact. This is more than a predictive story of the death…this is a story of life. The lives of someone's mother, someone’s daughter, and so many others. It’s about the lives of families who are forced to stand by and watch. Some are completely uninformed and their reach for help is often met with judgment and dismissal. This is also about the lives not yet affected. If we can educate, we can prepare. If we can prepare, we can save.
“Addiction Has No Favorites” is an opportunity to dive into a world of misconceptions & misjudgments and learn. This is a call for all to join this father and daughter in their fight for justice, law reform and real change. Join us as we share stories while also honoring and celebrating the lives of your loved ones. This documentary is currently still in production. “Addiction Has No Favorites” is also in need of filmmakers/documentarians that believe in this cause and want to be part of the project. “Addiction Has No Favorites” documentary is more than telling a story, it is seeking change.
All story submissions and those experienced filmmakers that want to assist in delivering this project should be sent to: chris@robinfoundation.org
*Any profits or proceeds will be donated to the Robin Foundation www.Robinfoundation.org*

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Week In, Week Out—Taiwan Scientologists Tackle Drug Prevention With Local Youth to Reach Them Before the Dealers Do

 Truth About Drugs volunteer involves students in discussions of their thoughts, feelings and decisions about drugs.

Truth About Drugs volunteer involves students in discussions of their thoughts, feelings and decisions about drugs.

By reaching kids before they begin to experiment with drugs, the volunteers know they are saving lives.

By reaching kids before they begin to experiment with drugs, the volunteers know they are saving lives.

Volunteers from Taiwan's Scientology Churches and Missions reach hundreds of children and teachers each week with their interactive drug prevention initiative.

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Your opinions are important, says a volunteer from the Truth About Drugs team to students in a middle school classroom in Taiwan, and she encourages them to share their thoughts by giving them the microphone. One student picks out a section from a Truth About Drugs booklet where an addict describes how he started using drugs when he was 14 after a friend accused him of being too chicken to try it. What stood out for another student was a video in which a former drug dealer admits he would tell people anything to get them to buy drugs.

The Truth About Drugs educational booklets and videos produced by Foundation for a Drug-Free World are based on decades of drug prevention experience with children and young adults. Rather than lecturing them, the Truth About Drugs materials invite them to make up their own minds about how they want to live their lives. High-impact public service announcements capture their attention. Youth-friendly booklets present facts, figures and personal stories. And The Truth About Drugs—Real People, Real Stories documentary opens their eyes to how drugs destroy lives.

Every week without fail, teams of volunteers from the Church of Scientology Kaohsiung and the country’s many Scientology Missions and groups volunteer to bring this program to local classrooms, motivated by the knowledge that they are saving lives.

The dedication of these volunteers is one reason that the Church of Scientology in Taiwan has been recognized so many times by the Minister of Interior for its contribution to the people of the country.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a volunteer-based organization. There are hundreds of groups internationally with many of them hosted by Churches of Scientology. The Church is its main sponsor, enabling the Foundation to provide this secular program and its materials free of charge to young people, parents, community leaders and drug educators worldwide.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: “For every dollar spent on prevention, at least ten can be saved in future health, social and crime costs.”

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Sustainable Economic Development Program Launched for Native American Tribes & Reservations

A Public Benefit Corporation

Structures created with light gauge steel (LGS) can be virtually any design. Shown here is a traditional Native American hogan.

DreamWeaver Homes introduces steel frame manufacturing business for Tribal Communities to create affordable housing and up to 300 new full-time jobs.

In addition to being fire resistant, the Quick Seal panels protect the structure from the high impact of tornadoes and hurricanes.”

— Blair A. Gilbert, CEO

LANSDALE, PA, USA, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Released concurrently with President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package that provides $20 billion for tribal nations, DreamWeaver Homes has developed a business platform that allows a Tribal Community the opportunity to create a sustainable business enterprise by producing superior, maintainable, GREEN housing with steel-framed precision manufacturing technologies.

As reported by the National Low Income Housing Coalition “Native Americans in tribal areas have some of the worst housing needs in the United States. They face high poverty rates and low incomes, overcrowding, lack of plumbing and heat, and unique development issues. Despite the growing need for safe, decent homes, federal investments in affordable housing on tribal lands have been chronically underfunded for decades, particularly in more rural and remote areas.” Additionally, there is a lack of long-term economic growth enterprise opportunities available for Native Americans.

Guided by DreamWeaver Homes™ and utilizing the company’s proprietary CAD-CAM equipment and design process Tribal Communities will be able to begin their own steel frame manufacturing business. The factory will be owned by the tribe or reservation and will product homes to be sold directly to developers, dealers, other tribes or reservations, as well as the Tribe’s own housing authority. The factory will produce precision manufactured homes and structures that are environmentally “clean”, superior in strength and quality, with a sustainable lifetime far greater than any other form of construction.

The technology incorporates precise engineered design principles pioneered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH). The superior steel framework represents an estimated 9.8% savings over wood framing. The homes use steel siding and roofing that is rated as noncombustible and is arguably one of the best materials to use on the exterior of a structure.

The homes can be placed on permanent foundations and are built to the same building codes as stick-built or wood frame homes. The cold-formed steel (CFS) structures can be placed on-site and ready to occupy in a matter of days.

The DreamWeaver Homes system has a patent pending “Quick Seal” steel panel window shutter system solution that allows homeowners to deploy window and door protection easily and rapidly. “In addition to being fire resistant, the Quick Seal panels protect the structure from the high impact of tornadoes and hurricanes.”, Blair Gilbert, the company’s CEO said in a statement.

The factories will also produce steel studs and track, trusses, and floor joists along with steel frame panels for use in multi-family and commercial applications on and off the reservation. This will enable the Tribe or reservation to offer a wide range of products while countering the local economic challenges.

For more information:
Website: https://www.DreamWeaverHomes.biz
Phone: (800) 490-4770

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Court Records Expose Police Officer’s Bias and Culpability in Theft of Church Property

Transcript shows Colorado Springs police detective Brian Corrado encouraged woman to steal church property

COLORADO SPRIINGS, COLORADO, USA, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) gave a hand up to Arnisha and Nick Gainer who were residing in a mold-infested apartment with only a couch, dilapidated kitchen table, and air mattresses in the bedroom. Concerned about the negative environment and the health and welfare of the Gainers exposure to black mold, CSFC permitted the Gainers to reside in a nicer corporate apartment fully furnished by the church. The Gainers not only agreed to contribute $1000 per month (the cost they were paying for rent in their previous mold-infested residence), but also agreed to not do drugs or possess firearms in the corporate apartment. CSFC told the Gainers that if they failed to abide by the rules the church would not permit them to continue residing in the apartment.

After violating the drug use and gun possession rules and becoming belligerent about doing so, seven church parishioners went to the apartment to secure the property therein. Nick Gainer wasn’t going to allow that to happen and pulled a gun on parishioners.

CSFC parishioners called the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) expecting they would assist them in securing church property. However, CSFC’s expectations would ultimately be destroyed by Detective Brian Corrado who not only conducted a biased investigation and fabricated felony charges against parishioners but also encouraged Arnisha Gainer to steal church property. On the day CSFC contacted the police after Nick Gainer menaced them with a gun, uniformed officers arrived and sent parishioners home without church property.

On August 21, 2020, the Gainers received and signed for a letter from CSFC’s attorney Bernard Kleinman that included an itemized list of all CSFC’s property in the corporate apartment. Kleinman told the Gainers in his letter that the church would retrieve their property within 24 hours of them vacating the premises and that they were not to “remove, damage, spoil, or otherwise vandalize” church property (View letter at https://bit.ly/3tWGo2f). Arnisha Gainer provided Kleinman’s letter to Corrado.

Corrado was also provided with the formal lease agreement proving CSFC was the lessee of the apartment and receipts showing that the $20,000.00 worth of furnishings and other property in the apartment that was purchased by the church. Official police transcripts and audio from Corrado’s October 1, 2020 interview of Arnisha Gainer shows Gainer tacitly and affirmatively acknowledges CSFC’s ownership of the property and expresses her misgivings about stealing it.

“If they didn’t want us to be in the apartment anymore, the could’ve just told us that and we would’ve left,” Gainer stated to Corrado. “We could’ve at least found a friend…um our friend, Nicole, we could’ve asked her to stay there,” added Gainer. “I know they (CSFC) want their stuff and I don’t know if we- if we take it, if we’re in the wrong from taking it,” said Gainer. Following these acknowledgements, Detective Corrado suggests a scheme to Gainer whereby she could steal all of the church’s property and be supported by him and the department.

Corrado tells Gainer she should consider “hiring a lawyer…who’s on the civil side.” Because “the way we look at this case is, [CSFC parishioners] were there to take things back that they THOUGHT belonged to them,” Detective Corrado told Gainer.

“From Arnisha Gainer’s statements alone, Detective Corrado had no doubt that the property in the apartment belonged to the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church,” says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. According to Black’s law dictionary, an investigation is defined as “the activity of trying to find out the truth.” “Corrado did not try to find the truth or he would’ve contacted the CSFC board to get their side of the story,” adds Banks. “Instead, Corrado viewed the investigation only through lens provided of the Gainers,” adds Banks.

“The fingerprints of bias and discrimination against the church can be seen everywhere in this case,” says Banks. “All the objective evidence to-date shows that Corrado manipulated the facts and insidiously prodded Ms. Gainer into stealing church property under the guise that he and the department would treat it as a civil matter,” adds Banks.

According the Denver Post (https://www.denverpost.com/2020/11/02/plea-deals-racial-bias-colorado/) 99% of the criminal cases result in plea deals which is why the church believes that biased cops like Corrado confidently hedge their bets on the accused taking a plea bargain which would result in his malfeasance never being brought to light or becoming moot.

“Corrado and the El Paso County District Attorney have a herculean task proving that CSFC parishioners came to the church’s corporate apartment with the intent to commit a crime,” says Banks.

The Colorado burglary statute (https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-18-criminal-code/co-rev-st-sect-18-4-203.html) requires the state to prove that CSFC parishioners knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the church’s corporate apartment with the intent to commit a crime against another’s person or property, not their own property.

If Corrado had conducted an unbiased investigation, he would have found that the Church purchased a car and GAVE it to the Gainers as part of their outreach to them (See video of a happy Nick Gainer receiving the car at https://bit.ly/3w9s7kA). Unlike the $20,000.00 worth of furnishings in the corporate apartment, the church has not sought return of the car because it indeed was a gift. As a Christian organization, CSFC’s mission is to be God’s hand extended to those who are in need which is why parishioners mobilize weekly to show random acts of kindness throughout Colorado Springs – acts which have included CSPD, El Paso County, Sheriff’s Office, the military, schools, hospitals and others in public service (See letters of appreciation at https://bit.ly/3a6BuZd & https://bit.ly/3758wHw & https://bit.ly/2LDNMPs ) and a video of Pastor Banks giving a struggling mother $1000.00 to buy gifts for her children.

“It’s disgraceful that Detective Corrado has no interest in the truth and chooses to reward CSFC evil for the good it did for the Gainers and the Colorado Springs community,” says Banks. “But given what happened to George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police, Corrado’s bias and abuse of church parishioners and his alleged participation in the unlawful theft of church property is not a surprise,” concludes Banks.

As of the date of this press release, Nick and Arnisha Gainer have not been arrested and charged for actually taking $20,000.00 worth of church property. CSFC has been told there’s an internal affairs investigation into Detective Corrado’s conduct but given the city’s lethargic pace of action from Chief Niski, Mayor Suthers and the El Paso County District Attorney, church leaders have low expectations.

As is customary in the U.S. criminal justice system related to officer misconduct, the wagons have been circled and the blue wall is always reinforced to protect a rogue officer at the expense of the innocent.

An evidentiary hearing for CSFC parishioners has been scheduled for April 21, 2021.

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Global Thought Leaders Debate COVID 19 Legal Aspects to Safeguard Civil Liberties in Pandemic Hotspots.

Global Thought Leaders Debate COVID 19 Legal Aspects to Safeguard Civil Liberties in Pandemic Hots Spots

Mazeltov – For Your Tomorrow

Law scholars presented legislative possibilities to fight COVID-19 with public policy options, a comparative analysis of Asia, Europe & Africa debated.

Mazeltov runs the initiative Innovation and Justice to create a global dialogue on novel justice processes, services, platforms, to help nations around the world achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”

— Barrister at Law, Rufruf Chaudhary

KARACHI, SINDH, PAKISTAN, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The discussion on the legal aspects of COVID19 were discussed among the top young brains in the legal fraternity from the United Kingdom, Seychelles, Bangladesh, Malaysia. The discussion was hosted by Mazeltov, Pakistan’s first think tank on innovation and justice. The participants were connected through an online discussion platform enabled by Mazeltov. Law students and legal fraternity enthusiasts participated in the interactive discussion.

Iona Gallagher moderated the discussion from United Kingdom. Currently working for a charity that supports victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles, she is seeking pupillage. Gallagher briefly introduced the situation in England by highlighting the Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘CA’) and looked at the revised police powers under the act. She explained that Police forces were granted additional powers under Schedule 21 CA to control the movement of the people. Police are authorized to approach “potentially infectious people'' and require them to undergo screening for the virus and to restrict their movements. In theory, controlling infectious people will help to control the spread of the virus. However, one in three people are asymptomatic, which is a challenge for the authorities in the UK. She also touched on the use of confidential patient data and whether or not this was a proportionate response to the pandemic.

Rafid Nabi, a Barrister of Law practicing as a Corporate Lawyer at Shawn Novel & Associates, based out of Dhaka, Bangladesh gave the outlook on the situation in Bangladesh. His discussion focused on a comparative analysis of the measures taken by Bangladesh with reference to other developed nations. He explained that Bangladesh had a head start in its formulation of laws and regulations in dealing with the pandemic as the Infectious Disease (Prevention, Control and Elimination) Act, 2018 was legislated and Coronavirus was listed as an infectious disease under the Act, having retrospective effect from 8th March 2020. Under the Act, the Directorate of Health was authorized to inspect and take necessary actions about any place, clinic, hospital and diagnostic lab that provides healthcare for contagious diseases, impose isolation and. direct any person in possession of information regarding the disease to provide the same to the Directorate. He highlighted that while neighboring countries were struggling to keep their economy afloat, Bangladesh saw a boom in the IT sector, especially in the e-commerce businesses.

An accredited mediator with ADR ODR International, Angelique Juliette is currently setting up her mediation practice and legal consultancy in Seychelles. Juliette updated the efforts done by Seychelles. As as a small island nation nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles has seen 98,745 people fallen victim to the pandemic, as a result, the Government imposed several restrictions. Under the Public Health Act 1960 (Infectious Diseases) section, the Public Health Commissioner announced new measures through public orders. The orders ranged, from the mandatory wearing of face masks in public places. A maximum of Rs 20,000 fine was imposed for not complaining with the facemask requirement. Powers were given to the police to direct people to their residence, detain or impose a fine if the members of the public did not comply. Juliette highlighted that the freedom of movement is held very closely to Seychellois, however, given the rise in Covid-19 cases it became something that people understood to be necessary for a collective benefit of the society.

Lastly, the panelist included Barrister at Law, Gobind Pannu, who is an accredited mediator and currently working as a paralegal at Bachan & Kartar, a boutique law firm in Malaysia. He briefed the participants that the Malaysian coronavirus experience has been running concurrently with political turmoil as yet unseen in the country. With the virus spreading through the country, the impact has resulted into sustained political uncertainty. Many Malaysians looked towards the advice and guidelines presented by the Director-General of the nation’s Ministry of Health. As Malaysia emerged from its third nationwide lockdown, and into the first phase of Covid Vaccinations, Malaysians look towards enjoying some semblance of what used to be the norm in the past.

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CCHR Supports 22-Year-Old’s Plea to Stop Enforced Electroshock Treatment

CCHR Supports 22-Year-Old’s Plea to Stop Enforced Electroshock Treatment

A young Minnesota adult (right) is fighting against court-ordered brain-damaging electroshock treatment being forced on him. CCHR cites UN reports that say involuntary ECT constitutes torture. The practice should be prohibited by all mental health laws, the group says.

A MN adult is fighting against brain-damaging electroshock treatment being forced on him. CCHR cites UN reports that say involuntary ECT constitutes torture.

We must move beyond the reliance upon enforced electroshocking of individuals and make a stand in support of Mr. Helmer.”

— Jan Eastgate, President CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International is supporting other concerned groups and individuals speaking out for a 22-year-old Minnesota man who is pleading to stop court-ordered electroshock treatment he doesn’t want. CCHR and others have written to Governor Tim Walz and the Ombudsman for Public Managed Health Care Programs to support the man, Charles Helmer, who has a history of mental health issues but insists that electroshock—the firing of up to 460 volts of electricity through the brain—is harmful.

Mr. Helmer told friends of his concern about losing his personality—something he values a great deal—due to the loss of his liberties, forced drugging and shock. He has been court ordered to live in a group home and report, once a week, for shock “treatment” at M Health Fairview Clinic – Riverside, in Minneapolis.[1]

The initiative to help Mr. Helmer was started by a patients’ advocacy group, Mind Freedom, which is independent of and unrelated to CCHR, but Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International, said CCHR also felt compelled to help. Eastgate appears in CCHR’s documentary, Therapy or Torture: The Truth About Electroshock, telling of her own story of being given electroshock at the same age as Mr. Helmer nearly 50 years ago. She’d been prescribed ECT for “depression,” which turned out to be an undiagnosed underactive thyroid condition that manifests as depression. “It took years to get over effects of this this draconian practice that even the Food and Drug Administration warns can cause death. ECT should be banned as a form of electrical torture,” Eastgate said.

She said she was outraged that anyone in this day and age can be forced by a court or psychiatrist to undergo this, further stating: “It is utterly unconscionable that in the U.S.—or anywhere—today someone can be anaesthetized and shocked against their will, which can strip the person of his memories, cognitive abilities and cause brain damage. No doctor in general medicine can force a patient to undergo medical treatment without their consent. Yet, here we have psychiatrists on the one hand saying their patients deserve the same rights as general medical patients, while on the other hand denying them the same rights to choose. This young adult is further jeopardized by courts that are led to believe electroshock is ‘necessary’ treatment.”

CCHR points out that Minnesota laws regarding involuntary shock are outmoded and violate the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which the U.S. was a signatory of in 1988.

In 2013, the Report of Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, said that ECT may cross a threshold of mistreatment that is tantamount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Specifically, he called for “an absolute ban on all forced and non-consensual medical interventions against persons with disabilities, including the non-consensual administration of psychosurgery, electroshock and mind-altering drugs….”[2]

A July 2018 UN Human Rights Council report on “Mental health and human rights,” also called on governments to recognize that forced psychiatric treatment, including ECT, “as practices constituting torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment….”[3]

The late Justice John Slattery in Australia determined that the administration of ECT without a patient’s consent or with consent which was obtained by the use of fraud and deceit commits “a trespass to the person” and is “responsible for an assault on them.”[4]

“I would hazard a guess that courts are not told of this. In a civil or criminal court, electroshock treatment without consent can constitute a trespass and assault, yet the same assault given under the protection of a mental health law, is called ‘therapy’ and sanctioned,” Eastgate said.[5]

In 2018, Los Angeles attorney David Karen represented consumers alleged to have experienced brain damage from an electroshock device. Karen reported that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that there was sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find that a prominent ECT device causes brain injury.[6] The manufacturer settled the case and then posted on its website that ECT may cause permanent brain damage.[7]

CCHR’s letter to the MN governor raises all this and concerns about the potential vested interests of a psychiatrist affiliated with the facility where Mr. Helmer is being shocked. The doctor has received $41,516 in Medicare reimbursement alone for electroshocking a total of 68 patients in 2015 and 2018.

“We must move beyond the reliance upon enforced electroshocking of individuals and make a stand in support of Mr. Helmer,” Eastgate said.

Since 1969, CCHR has helped obtained more than 180 laws that protect mental health patients, including informed consent to ECT and prohibition of it on minors in some states. It has an online petition, with over 122,000 people supporting a ban on electroshock. The group has also posted a call for others to support Mr. Helmer and write to MN authorities.

[1] “ALERT: PROTECT CHARLES HELMER FROM FORCED ELECTRO-SHOCK IN MN BEFORE THIS FRIDAY,” Mad in America, 24 Mar. 2021, https://www.madinamerica.com/2021/03/alert-protect-charles-helmer-forced-electro-shock-mn-friday/

[2] A/HRC/22/53, “Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez,” United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Twenty-second Session, Agenda Item 3, 1 Feb. 2013, p. 23, https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/
Regular Session/Session22/A.HRC.22.53_English.pdf

[3] “Mental health and human rights: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development,” Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General, Human Rights Council, 10-28 Sept. 2018, p. 14, point 46, https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/MentalHealth/A_HRC_39_36_EN.pdf

[4] The Hon. Mr. Acting Justice, J.P. Slattery, A.O., “Report of the Royal Commission Into Deep Sleep Therapy,” NSW Royal Commission, Vol. 6, 1990, p. 96

[5] Ibid.

[6] David Karen, “ECT Litigation Update: Are Patients Being Warned of Brain Damage Risk?” MAD, 13 June 2019, https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/06/ect-litigation-patients-not-warned-brain-damage-risk/

[7] http://www.thymatron.com/catalog_cautions.asp

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Attorney Carol Sigmond to be Featured on Close Up Radio

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The rise in racial unrest, religious persecution and political violence means our justice system is failing. Bias in the criminal justice system risks created a permanent underclass where people are locked in poverty regardless of their ability with no hope to close the gap on opportunities.

We have seen the slow, glacial progress for African-Americans and other marginalized people of color.

If our justice system isn't part of the solution, the system fails.

If our justice system isn’t open, available and accessible, the system fails.

If judges refuse to deal with these issues and the disadvantaged don’t have access to lawyers and fundamental fairness, the system fails.

When communities lose trust in institutions, the system fails.

Attorney Carol Sigmond is doing what she can to restore that trust and rebuild these institutions from within.

Carol is the chair of the construction law team for Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, representing clients in construction defect litigation relating to issues that arise when adjacent owners develop their properties. For over 30 years, Carol has helped her clients expedite the construction project by ensuring that the proper contracts are in place.

But beyond her day-to-day work, Carol has a passion for the law profession itself: she served as president of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) from 2015 to 2017; she is currently vice president for the New York State Bar Association’s First Judicial District.

“We’re looking at issues of access to justice, operation of the court system, improving the court system to make it more functional for citizens,” says Carol. “We examine these issues in conjunction with the legislature and the governor to improve the judiciary and make the criminal justice system more fair.”

Close Up Radio will feature Carol Sigmond in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 1st at 3pm EST

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U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE FROM OHIO, MARK PUKITA (R), CALLS FOR FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL TRANSPARENCY FROM ALL CANDIDATES

Pukita for US Senate 2022

Corruption has tarnished politics. 2022 U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Pukita calls for financial & political transparency from current and future candidates.

DUBLIN, OH, US, March 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Because corruption has tarnished the political landscape, Ohio’s 2022 U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Pukita calls for financial and political transparency from all current and future candidates for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Pukita calls on the Ohio Republican Party Central Committee to request 10-years of tax returns from each candidate, their most recent Social Security Statement, and a pro-forma “United States Senate Public Financial Disclosure Report” (which is required of all sitting U. S. Senators).

A review of 10-years of tax returns and these other disclosures would give Ohio primary election voters the financial transparency and confidence needed to secure a fair and honest election.

Mark Pukita also believes it is necessary for State and County Republican Central Committees to pledge to not endorse candidates during the primary process. Primary endorsements give an unfair political and financial advantage to the endorsed candidate. Political insiders should not be picking Republican U.S. Senate Candidates. This selection should be left solely to Republican primary election voters. Pukita applauds County Central Committees that have already done this.

Additionally, Mark Pukita calls on all current and future candidates to reveal the source of dark money donations given during their campaigns. Secondary Source (also known as “dark money”) political giving has sullied the image of the political process. Dark money is not illegal but should be revealed. It is important for Ohio Republican primary election voters to know who is backing each candidate.

Transparency is the key to a free and fair election. Ohio Republican primary election voters deserve an open and honest primary. Pukita’s recommendations provide Ohio Republican primary election voters the most honest and fair election possible.

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