“Ordinary hooliganism?”

Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence passed on the murderers of 9-year-old Khursheda Sultonova | detail

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Belarusian court sentences “Partnerstvo” activists

As reported already, these young people were trying to organize observers to monitor the Belarusian presidential elections | detail

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“The Summit’s echo: has the liquidation of human rights organizations in Russia begun?” [Attack on the “International Protection Centre”]

Prominent human rights activists in Moscow fear that the tax demands made on the "International Protection Centre" are a sign of a new offensive by the authorities on NGOs now that the G8 Summit is over | detail

Visits 948

Russian Prosecutor General rules to extradite the first of the “Ivanovo Uzbeks”

The Russian Prosecutor General and the court have thus ignored the decision of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on providing the “Ivanovo Uzbeks” with international protection | detail

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Poet and singer on trial in Uzbekistan

Human rights activists believe that 66-year-old Dadakhon Hasan is really being tried for a song he wrote about the brutal crushing of the peaceful demonstration in Andijon in May 2005 | detail

Visits 839

В Ташкенте судят певца и поэта Дадахона Хасана

Правозащитники считают, что 66-летнего Хасана судят за песню о кровавом подавлении демонстрации в Андижане в мае прошлого года. | detail

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Vladimir Putin has signed the controversial law on extremism

Among the many critics of the law is one of the authors of the current law on the media who believes that the amendments to the Law will not help combat real extremism in Russian, and are really aimed at fighting political opponents of the present regime | detail

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Russia loses its first case in Strasbourg over disappearances in Chechnya

We provide a brief report as well as the Press Release on this landmark ruling from the European Court of Human Rights | detail

Visits 2001

Monitoring human rights in the Odessa region

The Odessa Section of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine will engage in monitoring human rights and awareness raising, as well as providing free legal aid to victims of human rights abuse as part of a nationwide project by a network of human rights organiziations | detail

Visits 1985

Russian participants in a peaceful demonstration in Minsk jailed for 10 and 15 days

They were arrested outside the Russian Embassy where they were calling on Russia to stop supporting Lukashenko’s regime | detail

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Arrested Azerbaijani journalist Sakita Zakhidov’s health has sharply deteriorated

Zakhidov’s colleagues and human rights activists are convinced that the case against him has been orchestrated by the regime which the journalist has sharply criticized. | detail

Visits 770

Ukraine supports the EU in its stance on Lukashenko’s regime

Ukraine endorses the EU’s criticism of Aleksandr Kazulin’s prison sentence as political motivated, and the call to release all political prisioners | detail

Visits 732

Belarusian opposition leader arrested “for foul language”

In commenting the charges pressed by the authorities, Lukashenko’s opponents point to a “crisis of genre” in the Belarusian enforcement agencies | detail

Visits 807

Participants in a peaceful protest outside the Russian Embassy in Minsk detained.

On Belarusian Solidarity Day the demonstrators carried pictures of political prisoners and of those who have disappeared without trace under Lukashenko’s rule | detail

Visits 728

16 July: Belarusian Solidarity Day

A call for the G8 Summit to pay due attention to human rights violations in Belarus and for the hosting country, Russia, to stop supporting the dictatorship | detail

Visits 850

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