Imprisoned Papuan activists denied early release in govt’s pandemic-related program

first_imgThe prisoners, namely Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) spokesperson Surya Anta and students Charles Kossay, Deno Tabuni, Ambrosius Mulait and Arina Elopere, were each sentenced to nine months in jail on April 24 for treason, while another student, Isay Wenda, was sentenced to eight months in the same case.Five prisoners, aside from Isay, who has been released, are to be released on May 26. The prisoners have been incarcerated respectively at Salemba prison in Central Jakarta and the Pondok Bambu women’s detention center in East Jakarta since August last year.Under parole arrangements, the five activists were to be released 13 days early, on Tuesday.Read also: Prisons less overcrowded thanks to early release of inmates over COVID-19 Five Papuan activists imprisoned for treason are not eligible for early release, as part of the government’s prisoner assimilation program, which aims to reduce COVID-19 transmission, a legal team has revealed.The government deems the assimilation program necessary due to overcrowded prisons during the health crisis.However, the activists’ legal team claimed prison officials said those who committed “crimes against state security” were not eligible for early release and that granting them an early release would violate Government Regulation No. 99/2012 on correctional procedures.  However, the activists’ advocacy team head, Mike Himan, said the early release did not happen, despite having met parole requirements and submitting the necessary files to authorities. “The political prisoners, who had gathered their belongings and were waiting to be released, were called back to the registration section at 2 p.m. to be told that they would not be granted an early release,” Mike said in a statement on Tuesday.He went on to say that the sudden cancellation was an act of discrimination and urged the Indonesian Ombudsman and the National Commission on Human Rights to demand that the prisoners be released “for humanitarian and safety reasons”.The Law and Human Rights Ministry’s correctional director general has not responded to The Jakarta Post’s request to confirm the matter.The six Papuan activists were sentenced and imprisoned for staging a protest in support of Papuan independence and raising the Morning Star flag in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta last August.Under the COVID-19 assimilation program, the ministry has released 37,014 convicts and 2,259 child detainees as of May 10, with the government planning to release a total of 50,000 prisoners.Read also: ‘Political prisoners’ turn to UN amid COVID-19 threatThe ministry has announced that 24 prisoners and two prison officials at the Pondok Bambu women’s detention center had tested positive of COVID-19 after rapid testing, adding that 12 of them were awaiting the results of polymerase chain reaction tests. Previously, the ministry’s correctional director general, Reynhard Silitonga,  said an official at Salemba prison had contracted COVID-19 but had since recovered.Topics :last_img read more

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Another Indonesian deported from South Korea for violating COVID-19 quarantine rules

first_imgThe Indonesian Foreign Ministry and the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul said that the man had already been deported from South Korea.“The man – an Indonesian migrant worker – was deported on May 31,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.He was not the first Indonesian citizen to be deported for breaking South Korea’s quarantine regulation. In early April, a 40-year-old Indonesian man was deported after violating the same rule.He was deported after he was found to have falsely reported his local address and left the registered self-isolation venue, reported The Korea Herald.South Korea imposed a 14-day self-isolation requirement on international arrivals on April 1. Violators can face a year in prison or a 10 million won (US$8,343) fine ― or deportation. South Korea has deported an Indonesian man for violating the mandatory two-week COVID-19 self-quarantine, the second Indonesian citizen to be deported from the country for the same offense since the pandemic.South Korean English daily newspaper The Korea Times reported on Tuesday that an Indonesian man in his 20s was being held at the Daegu police station and that the country’s immigration office would soon decide on the next step.When the COVID-19 pandemic reached South Korea, Seoul made self-isolation mandatory for international arrivals to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Topics :center_img The South Korean justice ministry has so far deported more than 60 foreigners for the same offense.According to the police, the Indonesian arrived at Incheon International Airport from Indonesia on May 30. He cleared immigration on the promise that he would stay at a state-designated quarantine facility in Gimpo – a city in Gyeonggi province – for two weeks, but instead took a taxi heading for Daegu, his destination, The Korea Times reported.Although the man had fled from the taxi, the police managed to arrest him in northern Daegu.Read also: Indonesia, South Korea join hands in COVID-19 responselast_img read more

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UN raises $7.7 billion for Syrians beset by war and COVID-19

first_imgTopics : The United Nations raised $7.7 billion in humanitarian aid on Tuesday for Syria, where nine years of war have displaced millions in a humanitarian crisis exacerbated by soaring food prices and the coronavirus crisis.While less than the almost $10 billion sought by UN agencies, the pledges were higher than expected, given the economic shock of COVID-19 on many governments and shortfalls in other aid appeals, notably for Yemen this month.”We recognize that the circumstances are very unusual, it is a difficult moment in every country to find the resources necessary to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people,” UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said after the virtual donor conference by some 60 governments and non-official agencies. UN officials will still press for more pledges throughout the year, and have time as the money is split between 2020 and 2021.Adding to Syrians’ hardship, an economic slump and COVID-19 lockdown have pushed food prices more than 200% higher in less than a year, according to the World Food Program (WFP).According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, there have only been 269 confirmed coronavirus cases, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the real situation is probably far worse and the number of infections likely to accelerate.Rebuilding destroyed cities will take billions of dollars more and cannot start until powers involved back a peaceful transition away from the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, EU governments say.”We finally need a political solution to the conflict,” said German Development Minister Gerd Muller. center_img Pledges came from countries including Qatar, which has promised $100 million, and Germany, which offered 1.58 billion euros ($1.78 billion) in what Berlin said was the single biggest country donation.”Political solution”The United Nations, which last year raised $7 billion, said this year it needs $3.8 billion for aid inside Syria where 11 million people require help and protection, with more than 9.3 million of them lacking adequate food.Another $6.04 billion is sought to help the 6.6 million Syrians who have fled, in what is the world’s biggest refugee crisis.last_img read more

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China passes sweeping HK security law, heralding authoritarian era

first_imgBeijing on Tuesday unveiled new national security laws for Hong Kong that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a more authoritarian era for China’s freest city.As the law came into force, authorities were set to throw a security blanket across the heart of the city’s financial center on Wednesday after activists vowed to defy a police ban and rally against the measures.Local media said up to 4,000 officers would be deployed to stamp out any protests. “The punitive elements of the law are stupefying,” Simon Young, a law professor at the University of Hong Kong’s law school and a barrister, told Reuters.”Let us hope no one tries to test this law, for the consequences to the individual and the legal system will be irreparable.”The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy the city was granted at its July 1, 1997, handover.Britain and some two dozen Western countries urged China to reconsider the law, saying Beijing must preserve the right to assembly and free press.The United States condemned the legislation as a violation of Beijing’s international commitments and vowed to go on acting “against those who smothered Hong Kong’s freedom and autonomy.”Washington, already in dispute with China over trade, the South China Sea and the coronavirus, began eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under US law on Monday, halting defense exports and restricting technology access.China, which has rejected criticism of the law by Britain, the European Union, Japan, Taiwan and others, said it would retaliate.Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, in a video message to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, urged the international community to “respect our country’s right to safeguard national security”.She said the law would not undermine the city’s autonomy or its independent judiciary.Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong have repeatedly said the legislation is aimed at a few “troublemakers” and will not affect rights and freedoms, nor investor interests.As the law was passed in Beijing, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong held a drill which included exercises to stop suspicious vessels and arrest fugitives, according to the Weibo social media account of state-run CCTV’s military channel.’Overpowering’In their most severe form, crimes will be punishable with life in prison. Punishments otherwise largely go up to 10 years. Properties related to crimes could be frozen or confiscated.The security legislation will supersede existing Hong Kong laws where there is a conflict and mainland Chinese authorities could exercise jurisdiction over some major cases.Interpretation powers belong to the Chinese parliament’s top decision-making body.Judges for security cases will be appointed by the city’s chief executive.According to the law, a new national security agency will be set up for the first time in Hong Kong and will not be under the jurisdiction of the local government. Authorities can carry out surveillance and wire-tap people suspected of endangering national security, it said.Those asking foreign countries to sanction, blockade or take other hostile action against Hong Kong or China could be guilty of colluding with foreign forces.Authorities shall take necessary measures to strengthen the management and servicing of foreign countries’ and international organizations’ branches in Hong Kong, as well as foreign media and NGOs in the city, the law says.”We can all start again,” pro-Beijing heavyweight Maria Tam, a member of China’s National People’s Congress, told reporters.Activists and pro-democracy politicians said they would defy a police ban on a rally on the handover anniversary on Wednesday.”We will never accept the passing of the law, even though it is so overpowering,” said Democratic Party chairman Wu Chi-wai.A majority in Hong Kong opposes the legislation, a poll conducted for Reuters this month showed, but support for the protests has fallen to only a slim majority.Dozens of supporters of Beijing popped champagne corks and waved Chinese flags in celebration in front of government headquarters.”I’m very happy,” said one elderly man, surnamed Lee.”This will leave anti-China spies and people who brought chaos to Hong Kong with nowhere to go.” Topics :center_img China’s parliament passed the detailed legislation earlier on Tuesday, giving Beijing sweeping powers and setting the stage for radical changes to the global financial hub’s way of life.Beijing had kept full details shrouded in secrecy, giving Hong Kong’s 7.5 million people no time to digest the complex legislation before it entered into force at 11.00 pm (1500 GMT) on June 30.The timing was seen as a symbolic humiliation for Britain, coming just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of when Hong Kong’s last colonial governor, Chris Patten, a staunch critic of the law, tearfully handed back Hong Kong to Chinese rule.Amid fears the law will crush the city’s freedoms, prominent activist Joshua Wong’s Demosisto and other pro-democracy groups said they would dissolve.last_img read more

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Curb climate change, protect environment to prevent future pandemics, countries told

first_imgLand degradation, wildlife exploitation, intensive farming and climate change are driving the rise in diseases that, like the coronavirus, are passed from animals to humans, United Nations experts said on Monday.The UN Environment Program (UNEP) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) jointly identified seven trends responsible for such diseases, known as zoonotic, calling on governments to take steps to stop future pandemics.These are: rising demand for animal protein, extraction of natural resources and urbanization, intensive and unsustainable farming, exploitation of wildlife, increased travel and transportation, food supply changes and climate change, it said. “The science is clear that if we keep exploiting wildlife and destroying our ecosystems, then we can expect to see a steady stream of these diseases jumping from animals to humans in the years ahead,” said UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen.”Pandemics are devastating to our lives and our economies, and as we have seen over the past months, it is the poorest and the most vulnerable who suffer the most.”To prevent future outbreaks, we must become much more deliberate about protecting our natural environment.”About 60% of known infectious diseases in humans and 75% of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, she said, largely due to the increased interaction between humans, animals and the environment. Topics :center_img The new coronavirus, which is most likely to have originated in bats, has infected more than 11 million people and killed over half a million people globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University.But it is just one in a growing number of diseases – including Ebola, MERS, West Nile fever, Zika, SARS and Rift Valley fever – that have jumped from animal hosts into the human population in recent years, said the report.Around two million people, mostly in developing nations, die from neglected zoonotic diseases every year. These outbreaks not only cause severe illness and deaths, but also result in major economic losses for some of the world’s poorest.In the last two decades alone, zoonotic diseases have caused economic losses of more than $100 billion. This does not include the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is expected to reach $9 trillion over the next few years, said the report.Most efforts to control zoonotic diseases have been reactive rather than proactive, say experts. They want governments to invest in public health, farm sustainability, end over-exploitation of wildlife and reduce climate change.Africa – home to a large portion of the world’s remaining intact rainforests as well as fast-growing human population – is at high risk of the increased emergence of zoonotic diseases – but could also provide solutions, said experts.”The situation on the continent today is ripe for intensifying existing zoonotic diseases and facilitating the emergence and spread of new ones,” said ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith.”But with their experiences with Ebola and other emerging diseases, African countries are demonstrating proactive ways to manage disease outbreaks.”He said some African nations had adopted a “One Health” approach – uniting public health, veterinary and environmental expertise which can help to identify and treat outbreaks in animals before they pass to humans.The experts urged governments to provide incentives for sustainable land use and animal husbandry and to develop strategies for producing food that do not rely on the destruction of habitats and biodiversity.Monday is World Zoonoses Day, which commemorates the work of French biologist Louis Pasteur, who successfully administered the first vaccine against rabies, a zoonotic disease, on July 6 1885.last_img read more

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Frenchman accused of molesting over 300 Indonesian children dies after suicide attempt

first_imgA French citizen who was recently arrested for allegedly molesting over 300 children died on Sunday evening following a reported suicide attempt while in detention in Jakarta, the police have said.Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said an officer who was on patrol in the detention center last week found Francois “Frans” Camille Abello, lying in a weak condition with a cable tied around his neck on Thursday evening.”[Frans] attempted suicide by using the cable,” Yusri told journalists on Monday. He was immediately transferred to Kramat Jati Police Hospital in East Jakarta, where he spent three days undergoing medical treatment before he died on Sunday evening at around 8 p.m., Yusri said as reported by kompas.com.Frans, a 65-year-old retiree, was arrested last month at a hotel in Taman Sari district, West Jakarta, where the police found two underage girls in his room.Read also: French pedophilia suspect targeted street children, kept videos of his sexual activity: PoliceHe had allegedly molested at least 305 Indonesian minors for years, most of whom were street children, though the police believe that there may have been more victims. Authorities have so far identified at least 17 victims, whose ages range from 10 to 17 years old. According to the police, Frans used to lure his victims by approaching them on the streets and offering them work as models. He later brought his victims to his hotel room, took their pictures and molested them. Those who refused to have sex with him were physically assaulted.The suspect also installed a hidden camera in the room to record his sexual activity with the children.During his arrest, the police confiscated a laptop used to store the recordings — on which the police found at least 305 recordings of different victims — 21 items of clothing that were worn by the victims, six memory cards, 20 contraceptives, two vibrators and six cameras.Frans faced the death penalty, a minimum of 10 years or a maximum of 20 years in prison under the Child Protection Law. (afr)Topics :last_img read more

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Health workers should be top priority for vaccines: Nurses’ group

first_imgNurses and other health workers must be top priority for the first COVID-19 vaccines, especially as they are often left without enough protection against the virus in their frontline jobs, the International Council of Nurses said on Monday.An estimated 1.5 million health care workers have been infected, three times the number in early June, it said, citing figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the novel coronavirus which has infected some 16 million people worldwide.”We are continuing to receive reports of nurses and health care workers not having enough personal protective equipment, not being able to access testing, working under incredible strain and pressure,” Howard Catton, chief executive officer of the Geneva-based ICN, told Reuters Television. “To be frank, many governments have just been too slow to prioritize nurses and healthcare workers. So we are saying, when it comes to vaccines, no excuses, no ifs, no buts, we are putting governments on notice now, that nurses and healthcare workers must be prioritized for a vaccine when it becomes available,” he said.Researchers are making “good progress” in developing vaccines against COVID-19, with a handful in late-stage trials, but their first use cannot be expected until early 2021, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said last week.WHO’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said last week that it was drawing up a framework to ensure “fair and equitable access” would give priority to three groups including frontline workers such as medics and the police.The ICN, which represents 130 national nursing associations, has appealed throughout the six-month pandemic for sufficient personal protective equipment for nurses.Catton, referring to nightly public tributes in some countries, said: “Nurses, quite frankly, have had enough of the applause. They are saying, ‘we want action’, the applauses are ringing very hollow.”Action, committing to vaccination for healthcare workers, ensuring personal protective equipment, testing nurses and healthcare workers: these are the issues which will really make a difference to nurses, but also to the people that they look after.” Topics :last_img read more

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Australia’s Victoria declares disaster, sets curfew to curb COVID-19

first_img“The current rules have avoided thousands and thousands of cases each day, and then thousands of people in hospital and many more tragedies than we have seen. But it is not working fast enough,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews told a televised briefing.A curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day will be implemented from Sunday evening in Melbourne, barring the nearly five million people in the city from leaving their houses except for work or to receive or give care.The sweeping new restrictions limit the time Melbourne residents may spend on outdoor exercise and essential shopping. All schools will move to remote learning from Wednesday.Supermarkets will remain open, and restaurants, already closed for dining in, will be able to continue with their takeaway and delivery services. Federal backingThe federal government backed Victoria’s measures, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying in a post on his Facebook page that they were “regrettably necessary” to stop the spread of the pandemic.”We are all in this together and we will get through it,” Morrison said.Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt said at a televised briefing the federal government supports the measures with a ‘heavy’ heart.”We do so because they will help save and protect lives,” Hunt said.The backing by the federal government, ruled by a Liberal Party-led coalition, for the measures by Victoria’s Labor Party government shows national unity across the political spectrum in a country with a loose federal system.Australia has fared far better than many other countries in keeping the coronavirus from spreading, but at a high economic cost. It has recorded around 18,000 coronavirus cases and just over 200 COVID-19 deaths, but the recent surge in Victoria has proven difficult to contain.The state of disaster gives Victoria police additional powers to ensure people are complying with public-health directions.”We have no choice but to make these decisions and to push on,” Andrews said. “This is the only option we have.”Restrictions on movement and business operations elsewhere in the state will be less severe than in Melbourne. Andrews said further restrictions for Victoria businesses will be announced on Monday.Neighboring New South Wales, the most populous state, reported 12 infections on Sunday, with the state now “strongly” recommending the use of face masks in public. Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria declared a state of disaster on Sunday and imposed a nightly curfew for the capital Melbourne as part of its harshest movement restrictions to date to contain a resurgent COVID-19.Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order, has struggled to rein in the disease, with record numbers of infections of the new coronavirus reported last week.On Sunday, Victoria reported 671 infections, one of its highest, and seven COVID-19 deaths. High numbers of community transmissions and cases of unknown origins have forced the new restrictions, which will be in place for six weeks, officials said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Barcelona could offload eleven players in summer transfers including Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti

first_imgArsenal have the option to sign Suarez on a permanent deal (Picture: Getty)There are several players out on loan who will be earmarked for permanent deals including Denis Suarez (Arsenal), Andre Gomes (Everton), Douglas (Sivasspor), Adria Ortola (Deportivo de La Coruna) and Arda Turan (Istanbul Basaksehir).Suarez could moved to Arsenal permanently, while Everton are keen to sign midfielder Gomez and Arsenal have been previously linked with Arsenal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Malcom has struggled to settle at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)ESPN claim Barcelona are ready to offload the quartet as well as squad players Jasper Cillessen and Rafinha Alcantara.Though Cillessen and Alcantara are key members of Barcelona’s squad, Barcelona want to raise up to £254million in funds this summer from sales. Coutinho could be heading for the exit this summer (Picture: Getty)Barcelona could sell as many as eleven players this summer to raise funds for other signings, reports say.Manchester United and Arsenal are just a few clubs to be linked with a raid on Barcelona at the end of the season, as the Spanish side aim to overhaul their squad.The Red Devils have been linked with centre-back Samuel Umtiti, while Arsenal have been credited with an interest in forward Malcom.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPhilippe Coutinho has generated a lot of transfer stories in recent months and ESPN claim the Brazilian is one of a host of Barcelona stars marked for an exit this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMalcom, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic and Coutinho could raise major spending money for Barcelona with a host of suitors lining up to sign the players.Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and United are weighing up moves for Rakitic, while several Serie A clubs would be eager to bring Malcom to Italy. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 5:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kSharescenter_img Comment Barcelona could offload eleven players in summer transfers including Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti Advertisementlast_img read more

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Paul Merson urges Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson to join Chelsea over Tottenham

first_img Sarri post-Eintracht draw: ‘We deserve a trophy’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:52FullscreenSarri post-Eintracht draw: ‘We deserve a trophy’https://metro.co.uk/video/sarri-post-eintracht-draw-deserve-trophy-1917690/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘In a year’s time, if people are playing in their team and scoring goals, he’s going to be behind.‘I’d be seriously looking at Chelsea Tottenham, for him, because he will play there. He would be their centre-forward.’The Gunners legend added: ‘He’s not going to play for Tottenham. He’d fizzle his career out just sitting around [if he joined Tottenham].‘He’s worked hard to get here to play in the Premier League, now surely you want to play in the Premier League.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link159Shares Callum Wilson has been urged to join Chelsea over Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes striker Callum Wilson should join Chelsea over Tottenham if he leaves Bournemouth this summer.Wilson has enjoyed a fine season for the Cherries, scoring 15 goals and making nine assists to help the club challenge for a top-half finish in the Premier League.His form led to an England call-up earlier in the season and a number of clubs – including Tottenham and Chelsea – are said to be interested in securing his signature this summer.Arsenal hero Merson has urged Wilson to sign for Chelsea as he believes the striker can establish himself as a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told Sky Sports: ‘This lad [Wilson] will have to have a serious think in the summer.‘He’s an England centre-forward now, he’s in the England squad, he’s playing every week in the Premier League.‘If he goes to Tottenham, he’s not playing. Full stop. He’ll only play every now and then when Harry Kane’s not fit, and that means then he’s never playing for England again.‘Now England are going places, we’ve got a chance of winning the European Championships next year, you want to be involved. Advertisement Paul Merson urges Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson to join Chelsea over Tottenham Advertisementlast_img read more

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