RSF_en January 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists threatened and expelled from Nakhchivan for trying to investigate disappearance of mother and son Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that four journalists – Malahat Nasibova of the news agency Turan, Hakimeldostu Mehdiyev, Mahman Mehdiyev and Elman Abbasov of the Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS) – were prevented from working on 16 January in Nakhchivan, an autonomous region that is separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by a strip of Armenian territory.They were threatened and then expelled from Nakhchivan after trying to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a mother and her son two weeks ago in the town of Sadarak, in the northwest of the region.“The way these four journalists were mistreated and threatened is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They were prevented from doing their job for no valid reason. The Azerbaijani authorities are clearly determined not just to obstruct but also to crush press freedom. We appeal to the government to allow independent news media the freedom to choose the stories they cover.”The four reporters went Sadarak to look into the disappearance of Khanymzer Huseynova and her son Elvyn. As they approached the Huseynov family home, they were insulted by men in civilian dress and were told they needed a “permit” to visit the province. One of the journalists, Hakimeldostu Mehdiyev, was threatened with physical violence. They were then put on a bus and expelled from the province.The journalists think the men in civilian dress were officials as they all wore badges with the photo of former President Heydar Aliyev, the father of Ilham Aliyev, who succeeded him as president in 2003.Elvyn Huseynov was one of seven young people who were arrested on 24 December for allegedly trying to disconnect the lights of a New Year’s tree in Sadarak. The parents initially filed a complaint against the arresting police officers, but they all later retracted, with the exception of Elvyn’s parents, who were themselves then arrested. Elvyn’s father was subsequently placed in a psychiatric hospital but Elvyn and his mother have been missing since 8 January. Follow the news on Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out more
The Brazilian Air Force’s geriatric home, ‘Casa Gerontológica de Aeronáutica Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes (CGABEG)’, is in its 29th year of operation and has become a center of national and international reference for elderly care. Located on a hill on Governor’s Island in Rio de Janeiro, the aeronautic care center is a pioneer in the Brazilian Armed Forces. It serves approximately 180 senior citizens, all military or dependents, of which 130 are residents and 50 are participants of the ‘Centro de Convivencia’ (Community Living Center) of the CGABEG, which they may participate in from the age of 60. “This center is my reason for living today,” said Walter Chaves da Rocha. “I come in the morning, I take my blood pressure, participate in events here, gymnastics, stretching, even the choir, which is great for me.” In the institution’s choir, the deep voice of Chaves da Rocha is a counterpoint, whereas in festivities, his joy stands out. The CGABEG offers gerontological and geriatric care and regular programs to exercise memory, as well as other programs that help participants maintain strong family and social ties and even find a new love interest. All of this contributes to their mental and physical health. The assistance model that the geriatric home has adopted is based on multidisciplinary work in health promotion for the elderly that has become a benchmark for care in the country. “All of us are going to grow old in one way or another,” said Norma Landrino, aging specialist and music therapist. “I prefer to age well.” For example, using musical language and elements like rhythm, melody, harmony and the musicality of words as therapeutic tools, the music therapy group seeks to establish mental and motor functions to improve quality of life through prevention, rehabilitation or treatment. “All of these therapeutic areas aim to promote health in the elderly,” said Col. Antonio Carlos de Melo, Physician and Director of ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “They are activities for therapeutic purposes. A range of ailments are aggravated by old age.” ‘La Casa Gerontológica’ is funded by resources from the Air Force and monthly payments from users. The institution, which has an Ethics and Research Committee, works in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and offers places for medical residency in geriatrics, in addition to training for caregivers and technical professionals in the area of aging services. “In 2008, I underwent surgery to remove a melanoma on my scalp, and I had the pleasant opportunity of getting to know CGABEG, built next to the big Air Force hospital,” said Benedito José Do Espirito Santo, 66, about his experience at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. “I was impressed with the organization at ‘Casa’. No one can say ‘I won’t drink this water’. Nevertheless, if I had to drink that water, I am sure that my thirst would be greatly quenched. Congratulations to the officers, graduates, and civilians who devote their lives so that CGABEG runs smoothly.” By Dialogo December 29, 2013 All important dates of the year and holidays are observed and celebrated at ‘Casa Gerontológica’. On December 17, the elderly depicted Christmas scenes in a great display of costume and character. The social assistant, Eneida, not only narrated the story of the birth of baby Jesus, but also in writing the piece, she carefully cited the various activities offered to the elderly in 2013, including ‘la Danza Senior’ (the Senior Dance), which delighted the audience. Finally, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ is especially committed to the integration of the elderly into society in general, as well as educating the community in the treatment of senior citizens. The institution hosts a variety of courses, seminars and other education and information sessions to disseminate existing benefits for seniors as well as the most up-to-date information on treatments. For example, in August this year, ‘la Casa Gerontológica’ carried out the 17th Training Course for Companions and Family Members in the treatment of the elderly, which was taught by renowned specialists in the field. I would really like to get to know the place. I receive a pension from the Brazilian Air Force, and I need a place like this. Thank you. I would like to know more about the geriatric home, Casa GerontolÃ³gica. On October 22, there will be a symposium by the Society of Gerontology, and one of the topics is elderly care in the Armed Forces. If you want to participate, contact Rubens de Lucas – CMG(CD-RM1), President of the Brazilian Academy of Military Dentistry (ABOMI).