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Concern about torture and ill treatment in Georgian prisons

Members and partners of Human Rights House Network are very concerned about footage of torture and ill treatment in Georgian prisons. 26 Sep 2012 »

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Special statement of NGOs on torture and inhuman treatment of prisoners in Georgia

Nongovernmental organizations condemn practice of torture and inhuman treatment in penitentiary system, request prompt investigation of the facts and to raise criminal and political responsibilities of perpetrators. 19 Sep 2012 »

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Verdict Against Pussy Riot

Various NGOs, including members of the Human Rights House Network, have together reacted against the verdict against the members of the Pussy Riot. We call for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich of the music band Pussy Riot to be released. 23 Aug 2012 »

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Guatemala: mining law and the rights of indegenous people

On July 20 the Maya and Xinca people, joint together in the Consejo de Pueblos de Occidente (Western Villages Council), presented their arguments for the general and total unconstitutionality of the Mining Law, contained in Decree 48-97, in a hearing before the Constitutional Court of Guatemala. 10 Aug 2012 »

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End legal proceedings against lawyer Intigam Aliyev

Members and partners of the Human Rights House Network and the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders call upon the President of the Republic of Turkey to ensure that all charges against Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev are immediately and unconditionally dropped and compensation for the acts of ill-treatment he suffered in Ataturk Airport provided. 26 Jul 2012 »

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International NGOs express concern over violent agrarian conflict in Honduras

We, the international organizations signing below, would like to express our severe indignation regarding the three most recent murders of peasants in the context of the agrarian conflict in Bajo Aguán. 26 Jul 2012 »

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Freedom of Expression Situation Worsens in Aftermath of Eurovision

In the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijani authorities have targeted critical journalists and activists and adopted legislation which contradicts international freedom of information principles. These moves occur against the backdrop of an overall alarming freedom of expression situation, which must be urgently addressed 24 Jun 2012 »

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Crackdown against opposition leaders and human rights activists in the Russian Federation

In a letter addressed to Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, NHC expresses concern with recent developments in the Russian Federation related to the on-going crackdown against opposition leaders and human rights activists, as well as the adoption of restrictive legislation on public rallies. President Putin pledged to inspire “greater participation of citizens in public affairs” and to have “more consultations with different sectors of society about legal reforms” on the day of his inauguration, Secretary Bjørn Engesland says. Recent developments stand in sharp contrast to these words. 19 Jun 2012 »

Call for immediate and unconditional release for Aleh Volchak

Urgent call for immediate and unconditional release and for lifting the ungrounded travel ban of Belarusian human rights defender Aleh Volchak 31 May 2012 »

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HRIDC statement on the dispersal of LGBT organization Identoba's demonstration

Human Rights Centre condemns the dispersal of a march organized by the organization Identoba in observance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. 21 May 2012 »

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