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Letters of Concern - 2008

Eritrea: Call for an end to arbitrariness and impunity

As the world celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, many Eritrean journalists and political opponents are still detained without charges for more than seven (7) years. State of Eritrea has the highest number of jailed and exiled journalists in Africa. 11 Dec 2008 »

Azerbaijan: Coalition pledges for international radio stations

A coalition of 24 members of the Human Rights House Network, including three Human Rights Houses, have signed a letter to president Aliev in which they ask to review the decision to ban local language FM-broadcasts of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, BBC and Voice of America by the end of 2008. Banning the three stations from FM would severely deteriorate the Azerbaijani media landscape, they say. 04 Dec 2008 »

The authorities are obliged to protect defenders of human rights

The Human Rights House Network observes that the status of human rights defenders is alarming. 11 Oct 2008 »

Serbia: Attack against Sonja Biserko strongly condemned

The attacks against Sonja Biserko, the chairwoman of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia are strongly condemned. 10 Oct 2008 »

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Harassment of sexual minorities

Recent manifestations of intolerance against homosexuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) causes deep concern. 19 Sep 2008 »

Kenya: Harassment of sexual minorities in Kenya

The intimidation of Pouline Kimani, a leading member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community causes deep concern. 19 Sep 2008 »

Uganda: Harassment of sexual minorities in Uganda

Manifestations of intolerance against homosexuals in the Republic of Uganda cause deep concern. 19 Sep 2008 »

Kyrgyzstan: Trial against the Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s regional representative to Central Asia

The upcoming trial against Ivar Dale causes concern and the authorities of Kyrgyz Republic are urged to ensure that the trial will be fair. 03 Sep 2008 »

Concerns with the Proposed Draft Law on Mass Media

The draft Law on Mass Media, which would impose restrictions on freedom of expression beyond what is permitted by international law, causes grave. 26 Jun 2008 »

Uganda: Basic rights of the media and the opposition are violated

Recent infringements on basic rights and freedoms of both the media and the opposition in the Republic of Uganda cause deep concern. 13 Jun 2008 »

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