Human Rights Watch has called on the EU and US to re-examine their relationships with the Uzbek government in light of its atrocious rights record at the present time. Both the EU and the US have been enhancing their relationships with the Uzbek government.
“The aim of the experiment is to establish whether Muscovites can in fact freely walk around their own city or do they need to get some kind of special permit?” Given he violent treatment of peaceful protesters and removal of citizens from the streets all together as a telling form of marking Putin’s inauguration, the question seemed warranted.
The Deputy Imam of the Religious Organization of Muslims of Kaliningrad, Amir Abuyev has been ordered to appear at a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, 12 May. There are grounds for fearing that he may be placed in the hospital, a new victim of punitive psychiatry.
Several videos have now emerged showing gratuitous violence by riot police against people protesting against Putin’s third presidential term. Many were further incensed when Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said police had been too soft on protesters
Russia’s Investigative Committee has begun a check into the beating by OMON [riot police] officers of a young, and according to some reports, pregnant woman detained during the March of a Million on 6 May
As of 22.45 on Tuesday evening, riot police had detained 262 citizens taking part in entirely peaceful protest action against the third term as President, after widely criticized elections, of Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin vowed to "strengthen Russian democracy" and guarantee freedom for all as he returned to the presidency on Monday, but his words rang hollow as more than 120 protesters were arrested in Moscow
Moscow police say they have detained at least 400 protesters, including three opposition leaders, at a mass opposition rally in the capital on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as Russian president for a third term.
A highly disturbing report produced by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project involving President Aliyev’s family and the British mining company which seems to be its front and all those whose homes and livelihoods may be destroyed
The UK For¬eign and Com¬mon¬wealth Office has unveiled a new piece of leg¬is¬la¬tion which would ban entry into the UK of for¬eign nation¬als who have been involved in tor¬ture, mur¬der or other human rights abuses
Lukpan Akhmedyarov, a correspondent for the "Uralskaya nedelya" weekly who sustained serious injuries in a recent assault, very likely linked with his critical reporting, went on trial in absentia on April 27 in a libel case.
Prosecutors in Kazakhstan have characterized foreign correspondents as "evil" in an indictment accusing 37 residents of a western oil town of inciting and participating in mass unrest that led to at least 16 deaths
The Civic Solidarity Platform has established an international observation mission to monitor compliance with the international standards in the trial of oil industry workers from Zhanaozen who are accused of organizing and participating in mass riots on 16 December 2011
U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin last year introduced legislation that would ban visas for and freeze the assets of some 60 Russians connected with the Magnitsky case, which has become an international symbol of Russia’s human rights failings.
Kazakhstan authorities should immediately suspend the trial of 37 oil workers and others pending a prompt and independent investigation into the defendants’ torture allegations, Human Rights Watch has stated.