Leader of the Belarusian Opposition imprisoned

“It is absolutely obvious today that the regime is afraid of us, and this will certainly lead to the collapse of the dictatorship”, Milinkevich said after the sentence was read out. | detail

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A Different country…

The former Economic Adviser to Russia’s President Putin warns that Russia has moved beyond the point of no return and has opted for a corporative state over which its nominal shareholders - the people - have no control | detail

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The mass protest in Minsk against rigged elections through the eyes of one of the activists on October Square now facing persecution. Help her and Belarus by letting her voice be heard! | detail

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Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union calls for an end to the Repressions in Belarus

Ukrainian human rights activists call on Belarus to stop the arrests and crushing of opposition and the attack on the last legal human rights organization in the country | detail

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What is Putin trying to achieve? The Geo-political aspect of Russia’s gas counter-offensive

An in-depth analysis of Russia’s economic and political objectives with the New Year Ukrainian gas crisis both as far as Ukraine is concerned, and in broader geo-political terms. | detail

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We protest against the tightening of control over civil society (Appeal from Russian non-governmental organizations)

As representatives of Russian nonprofit-making and non-governmental organizations, we wish to express our deep anxiety in connection with the consideration in the State Duma of the draft law “On introduction of amendments into some legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, aimed at toughening control over the institutions of civil society | detail

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Crime without punishment?

On the sixth anniversary of artillery strikes on innocent civilians in Chechnya, “Memorial” reminds us of the crucial role which the European Court of Human Rights can play in ensuring that such crimes do not go unanswered. | detail

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A new TV Documentary “The Truth about our rights”

The foundation “Force of the law” is offering to provide on request to any interested groups or individuals their TV documentary “The Truth about our rights” (about human rights issues during 2004-2005) | detail

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Russian communications operators will, from the beginning of 2006, have to provide the FSB with information on their clients

The Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Fradkov, has approved "Regulations of cooperation" between communication operators and authorized State bodies involved in investigative operations. | detail

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Reported plans afoot in Russia to widen control of the Internet

We have already reported on the Security Service’s plans for gaining control of the Russian segment of the Internet-space. We have now received information suggesting that there are plans to impose such control over the entire CIS! | detail

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What is going on in Russia?

It is considered that people in our country are well-informed about what is happening in Russia. This stereotype is widespread as a result of the domination in Ukraine of Russian media outlets, which allegedly provide objective coverage of what is happening in the neighbouring State. | detail

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Legal peculiarities of the activities and the business accounting of non-profit organizations.

Advertisement of the book by Oleksandr Vinnikov "Non-profit organizations in Ukraine: resources and taxation". | detail

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The on-line access to the most complete database of public and charity organizations.

The center of innovations and development, which administrates the most complete database of public and charity organizations, provides now the access to the database in the on-line mode. The addresses of the corresponding sites are given. | detail

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Victory in the European Court.

On 7 May 2002 the European Court on human rights took the decision on the case of Russian citizen A. Burdenko. This was the first verdict of the Strasbourg Court concerning Russia. | detail

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’The case of TV-6’ and the crisis of the Russian court system.

(Appeal of the society ’Memorial’). The Russian TV company TV-6 was accused of non-profitability, and the court ruled to deprive it of the frequency. Without neglecting their guilt the company started a campaign that this is a political decision and it must be cancelled. Human rights protectors certainly joined the scandal on the side of TV-6. | detail

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Presidential election in Belarus

The way of life in Belarus, basing on the author’s own observations, is described in the first part of the article. It is assessed as inferior to the Ukrainian was of life. In the second part the presidential election proper is described. Lukashenko’s policy to hamper the information exchange during the election is criticized, but it is confirmed that he won the election with a great advantage. | detail

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