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The test came following a series of tweets by anonymous accounts alleging that the stand-up comedian was a methamphetamine addict. The tweets quickly went viral, causing the hashtag #bintangemon to trend, with more than 270,000 tweets on Monday. Comedian Bintang Emon has refuted drug abuse accusations leveled against him as experts raised concerns over Indonesia’s democracy and freedom of expression following his viral video that poked fun at the controversial light sentence handed down against two policemen behind the acid attack on graft buster Novel Baswedan.Emon posted his drug test results on his Instagram account @bintangemon on Tuesday, revealing that the test taken at Pondok Indah Hospital in Puri Indah, West Jakarta came back negative. The attacks were allegedly conducted by “buzzers” following Emon’s video that had gone viral on social media. In the video posted on his Twitter account, Emon highlighted the prosecutors’ insistence that the defendants in Novel’s case — Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir — had “accidentally” thrown sulfuric acid at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator’s face in April 2017.He also questioned the one-year sentence demanded by the prosecutors for the defendants.Besides the damaging tweets, Emon also claimed that he and his management team had been receiving anonymous emails.Read also: Lawyers seek acquittal in Novel acid attack case”Somebody started to harass my business email account, my brother’s accounts and my manager’s account. But I am still relaxed, calm,” he tweeted on Sunday.Ismail Fahmi, analyst and founder of big data consulting company Drone Empirit, said based on his research, the false accusation was initiated by three Twitter accounts, @LintangHanita @Tiara616xxx, and @LiarAngsa on Sunday. All of the accounts have fewer than 10 followers.”All the accounts posted five similar tweets at exactly the same time around 10:45 p.m. to 10:49 p.m. [on Sunday],” Fahmi said via his Twitter account on Tuesday.Ketiga akun itu adalah: @LintangHanita (2 followers), @Tiara616xxx (9 followers), dan @LiarAngsa (0 followers).Ketika masing-masing diexplore, semua menampilkan 5 postingan yang sama persis dan jam yang sama, antara 22:45 sd 22:49 WIB.— Ismail Fahmi (@ismailfahmi) June 15, 2020Fahmi said the organized tweet attacks quickly went viral because many famous twitter accounts quickly responded to the tweets. As of Tuesday, Fahmi said all of the three accounts had been suspended so it would be hard to trace their history and affiliations.Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network’s (SAFEnet) head of digital at-risks subdivision, Ellen Kusuma, said the online attacks against Emon followed a similar pattern to recent attacks against activists holding online discussions on #Papuanlivesmatter.”These attacks are an effort to delegitimize the activists’ expressions by leading public opinion. This is not the first case and this won’t be the last,” Ellen told tempo.co on Sunday.Director of Jakarta-based Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat), Muhammad Afif, also expressed similar concern over online attacks against Emon, claiming these trends could lead the country’s democracy into an authoritarian phase.”At this point, the country needs to protect citizens when they are expressing their opinions. By staying silent, the government has shown that it has no strong commitment to protecting our freedom of expression,” Afif said.”I, hereby, urge the government to investigate who is behind these attacks,” he added. (nal)Topics :
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But Peter Crouch levelled three minutes before half-time, and five minutes after the break Stephen Ireland put the hosts ahead. Schurrle quickly equalised with another fine finish and it looked like both sides would have to settle for a point until Assaidi’s brilliant intervention earned victory. Stoke’s last win over Chelsea came in the League Cup in 1995 when Potters manager Mark Hughes was in the Blues side, while their most recent league victory was in 1975. The result ended Chelsea’s three-match winning run and saw them drop below Liverpool into third, while leaders Arsenal now have the chance to open up a seven-point gap on Sunday. Schurrle was one of two changes to the Chelsea side from Wednesday’s win over Sunderland and he was soon into the action, pulling the ball back for Ramires, who shot well over the bar from 10 yards out. The Brazilian should have done much better, but the visitors only had to wait until the 10th minute to take the lead. This time Schurrle did it all himself, picking the ball up in midfield, holding off Ryan Shawcross and Glenn Whelan before shooting across Asmir Begovic and into the bottom corner. It was Schurrle’s second Premier League goal, and Chelsea had plenty of chances to add to their lead. Juan Mata shot straight at Begovic in the 16th minute after a free-kick fell to him on the edge of the box, while the Spain international then failed to pick out Fernando Torres in the centre after Jonathan Walters had given the ball away. Ramires was the man most culpable, the midfielder having three further efforts during the first half but failing to really test Begovic. Stoke had been forced into a change in the 18th minute when Charlie Adam, their main creative force, limped off and was replaced by Ireland. The Potters were showing some decent play in midfield but their final ball was lacking and front man Crouch was isolated. They had their first chance in the 38th minute when Steven N’Zonzi found Marko Arnautovic on the left and his cross picked out Walters at the back post, but the Republic of Ireland man, who last season scored two own goals and missed a penalty in the same fixture, could only nod wide. The equaliser came from a break instigated by Geoff Cameron, who found Walters down the right. His cross was just out of the reach of a diving Ireland but Arnautovic won a corner and his delivery was turned in by Crouch. Chelsea had only themselves to blame, with Mikel leaving Crouch unmarked and Petr Cech opting to come off his line but getting nowhere near the ball. Stoke carried the momentum into the second half and stunned Chelsea by taking the lead in the 50th minute. Walters broke down the right and squared the ball for Ireland, who took one touch to control before curling a precision shot in off the far post. The Britannia roared its approval but Stoke were ahead for just three minutes, and it was Schurrle again. A Mata free-kick was half cleared by Crouch to the German on the edge of the box, who once again produced a clinical finish into the far corner. Schurrle almost completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute but although he beat Begovic again his curling shot bounced off the bar. Both teams were committing men forward, and 10 minutes later it was Stoke’s turn to go close. N’Zonzi crossed for Crouch, who set up Ireland in space eight yards out but this time he could only curl his shot high and wide. Schurrle’s hat-trick hopes were ended as Mourinho sent on Frank Lampard and Samuel Eto’o, and the latter swiftly had a sight of goal but poked his shot just wide. Marc Muniesa gave away a free-kick on the edge of the box for a foul on Demba Ba, but Begovic was safely behind Lampard’s shot, which found its way through a 10-man wall. Walters was booked for shoving John Terry in the chest and was swiftly replaced by Assaidi and his strike handed Mourinho his first ever Premier League defeat in December. Oussama Assaidi stunned Chelsea with a superb 90th-minute winner as Stoke won 3-2 to claim their first league victory over the Blues in 38 years. Press Association The on-loan Liverpool winger came on as a substitute six minutes from time and his first real contribution was to pick the ball up on the left, cut inside and unleash a ferocious shot into the top corner. Jose Mourinho’s first trip to the Britannia Stadium began well as Andre Schurrle gave Chelsea a 10th-minute lead.
That tournament has plenty of detractors, though, and May – pointing to the example of current Premier League leaders Liverpool, who have not played in Europe during this campaign – is in no doubt that United’s chances of rebuilding will be improved if they are without that commitment. Asked about the prospect of the Red Devils participating in the Europa League next season, May told Press Association Sport: “Personally, I wouldn’t take it if it were offered to me. “I think United need to concentrate next season on doing well in the Premier League. “You look at Liverpool – they could go on and win the Premier League this year, and they will only have played 43 games. They missed out on playing on Thursday nights, and I think it has benefited them. “If it gives United that extra edge just going in the three domestic competitions then I think it would be best for them to do that. “Playing in the Europa League is not the be all and end all. It is all about playing in the Champions League and returning to that has to be United’s aim next season.” Since the Premier League started in 1992, there has never been a season when United have not competed in Europe. But May, who was a Red Devils player when the club won the 1999 European Cup final, is comfortable with the idea of that being broken if it helps the club ensure it is only a one-year hiatus from the Champions League. United were eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday and are set to miss out on a route into next term’s competition, with them heading for a Barclays Premier League finish outside of the top four. They are seventh with five games left and securing a spot in the Europa League is the only realistic-looking way they will secure continental football for 2014/15. Press Association Former Manchester United defender David May feels the club will be better off next season if they do not qualify for the Europa League. The 43-year-old, speaking in Manchester in his position as an ambassador for the StreetGames Football Pools Fives, added: “Playing Thursdays and then Sundays doesn’t give you a chance really to build any momentum in the Premier League. “In terms of missing out on Europe for one season, there will be a little bit of a financial loss with that, but I would be happy to stick to the three domestic trophies next term.” The questioning of United boss David Moyes’ suitability for the role has only increased over the course of a hugely disappointing campaign following his appointment as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. And the Red Devils, beaten six times at home in the league this term, look set for a major overhaul ahead of next season. But May does not think that should include a change of manager. Asked if he felt Moyes has to go this summer, May said: “I don’t think so. “We have had injuries and people have got a year older in the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra. “It is time to bring some young, fresh players in and I’m sure in the summer the manager will do that. “Playing away, I think United have done really well, but the games they have lost at Old Trafford have been really disappointing. “You don’t like getting beaten at all, especially on your own pitch, but when you get done 3-0 by (Manchester) City and 3-0 by Liverpool, that is tough to take. “What is even worse is losing home games against the likes of Newcastle, Everton and West Brom – games you would expect to win. “David Moyes is breaking records for all the wrong reasons. It has been a tough season at home. “But our away form has been fantastic and if things can be turned around so that Old Trafford is a fortress again, then hopefully we can start seeing improvement.”
Press Association Vidal has been strongly linked with a move away from Turin this summer with Manchester United and Real Madrid among the top clubs keen to acquire the 27-year-old’s services. “It’s difficult to speak of other teams when you are already at a top club,” Vidal said to Chilean newspaper La Cuarta. “I have won the Serie A title three times and I respect my team-mates. Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal insists he will only decide his future once he returns to Italy from his holidays. “I have heard about the interest shown by Real Madrid and (Manchester) United in me but there is someone (Vidal’s agent) who deals with this.” Vidal moved to Juve from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and scored 11 goals in 32 league appearances to help the Turin giants win their third straight league title last season. Juve stated earlier this week that they have no intention of selling Vidal unless the midfielder expresses his wish to leave. Vidal, who has three years left on his contract with the Bianconeri, has not ruled out staying at Juve for the long term. “Have I completed a cycle (at Juve)? I don’t feel that way,” he said. “Perhaps I will remain at Juventus all my life. “Once I arrive to Italy I will speak to the coach and see what happens. “Now the only thing on my mind is that I have seven or eight days of holiday left and I want to go away from Chile in order to have a good rest.” The South American, who competed at the World Cup and helped his country reach the last 16 of the tournament, is expected to return to Turin for pre-season training on July 28. Juve unveiled Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach this week following the surprise decision of manager Antonio Conte to step down after three successful seasons in charge.
It came just seven months after he penned a four-and-a-half year deal at Villa and he was mercilessly taunted by the home crowd, who also hissed at him after dubbing him a snake for leaving in July. Delph has only just returned from a hamstring injury and admitted his comeback at Villa was an eye-opener. “It was great, the fans gave me great support and had my back. It was always going to be interesting coming back,” he said, after the point kept City top of the Barclays Premier League on goal difference. “Obviously we never picked up the three points but we never lost the game. We got a point and have to concentrate on the next run of games. “It’s been really difficult (being out), I had a lot of injury problems when I was younger but I seemed to have overcome them. This is the first time in about four years I have picked up a niggle. It’s been frustrating but I’m back now and back fit. I’m ready to push on now.” Delph will now link up with the England squad ahead of their friendlies with Spain and France after he initially suffered his hamstring injury in the first minute of the Three Lions’ Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in September. His substitute appearance at Villa Park was his first league game back and he is now eyeing England duty as a chance to get fully fit before City host Liverpool when he returns. “I’m not 100 per cent, I have been coming on in the last couple of games but hopefully during the international break I’ll get a couple of games there and be firing and ready to go,” he told the club’s official site. “I always look forward to international duty, it’s something I really love. They are two big games and hopefully I can play a bit longer than I did in the last game.” Press Association The midfielder ran the Villa Park gauntlet in Sunday’s 0-0 draw as he faced his former club following his controversial summer move. Delph initially rejected the chance to join City before producing a dramatic U-turn and signing for £8million. Fabian Delph believes Manchester City fans protected him after his first return to Aston Villa.