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Azerbaijan: Independent Media Under Unprecedented Attack

On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2016, Sports for Rights and 18 international NGOs condemn the Azerbaijani authorities’ relentless crackdown on independent media and other critical voices. 03 May 2016 »

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HRDN Statement on EU Global Strategy

The Human Rights and Democracy Network has issued a joint statement calling for human rights to underpin the EU's Global Strategy. 20 Apr 2016 »

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Imprisonment for Khadija, Repression in Azerbaijan

HRHN strongly supports Sport for Rights and Civic Solidarity Platform statement on the unprecedented repression in Azerbaijan in 2015, and echoes the call for the release of Khadija and other political prisoners. 04 Dec 2015 »

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Armenia must support and protect human rights defenders

Armenian NGO PINK is being threatened and intimidated for its work on LGBT issues by sections of the public and by some political figures in Armenia. The Armenian authorities must stop this intimidation and hold those responsible to account. Human Rights House Network calls on the authorities to end their silence and inaction, and meet their obligations to protect, empower, and support human rights defenders. 19 Nov 2015 »

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Human Rights House Tbilisi requests investigation into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze

Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations condemn physical assault of Giorgi Mdinaradze, lawyer at the Tbilisi State Legal Aid Service. 10 Nov 2015 »

Image: Human Rights House Tbilisi requests investigation into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze

Human Rights House Tbilisi requests investigation into the case of the lawyer Giorgi Mdinaradze

Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations condemn physical assault of Giorgi Mdinaradze, lawyer at the Tbilisi State Legal Aid Service. 10 Nov 2015 »

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Release human rights defenders, journalists and activists

Members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders are dismayed by the sentences upheld against human rights defender Rasul Jafarov and against human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, two prominent and internationally respected voices of the Azerbaijani civil society. They call upon the Azerbaijani President to put an end to the unprecedented repression against civil society and release human rights defenders, journalists and activists. 22 Apr 2015 »

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Belarusian authorities must stop persecution of human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka

60 independent human rights organisations in the Human Rights House Network call upon Belarusian authorities to stop the prosecution of the human rights defender Leanid Sudalenka, and to investigate the threats made against him and his family. 21 Apr 2015 »

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Political leaders in Georgia must stop slandering human rights NGOs

Members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders call upon political leaders in Georgia to stop slandering non-governmental organisations with unfounded accusations and suggestions that their work would harm the country. Since October 2013, public verbal attacks against human rights organisations by leading political figures in Georgia have increased. The situation is starting to resemble to an anti-civil society campaign. 08 Apr 2015 »

Human Rights House Tbilisi statement

Human Rights House Tbilisi and its member organizations condemn screening the photo-video footage of violence to the underage children. It is absolutely inadmissible to show the photo and video footage of the prison scenes on torture and other cruelties to the adults of the age from 12 to 18. If their participation is confirmed in the event, it can be qualified as violence against children. In addition to that, the fact of showing such violent footage can traumatize under age children and also, there is a risk of simulation of the violent act by them. The state shall take measures to protect children from the information that harms their well-being (which is guaranteed by the Article 17 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child). 18 Mar 2015 »

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