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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2006

Image: Moroccan police crushed non-violent demonstration on Human Rights Day

Moroccan police crushed non-violent demonstration on Human Rights Day

To commemorate the 58th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH) organized a sit-in on December 10, 2006, in Dcheira Square, opposite the Hotel Negjir, in the city of El-Ayoune. The non-violent demonstrators were attacked by a large number of Moroccan security elements armed with sticks, when the Sahrawi activists approached the place of the sit-in. (15 DES 06) 19 Dec 2006 »

Image: Moroccan authorities return passport to Rafto laureate

Moroccan authorities return passport to Rafto laureate

In late October the Rafto Foundation, together with the Norwegian Students´ and Academics´ International Assistance Fund (SAIH), Norwegian Refugee Council and 30 other Norwegian organisations initiated a campaign to urge Moroccan authorities to immediately return the passport of Sidi Mohammed Daddach, the 2002 Rafto Prize Laureate and former Saharawi prisoner of conscience. The campaign was a success and November 23, Daddach had his passport returned after three and a half years. 06 Dec 2006 »

Image: 2004 Rafto Prize Laureate Rebiya Kadeer's son sentenced to prison

2004 Rafto Prize Laureate Rebiya Kadeer's son sentenced to prison

The Rafto Foundation has today received information through the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) that Alim Abdureyim, the youngest son of the 2004 Rafto Prize Laureate, Uyghur human rights defender and former prisoner of conscience, Rebiya Kadeer, was sentenced on Monday November 27 to seven years in prison on charges of tax evasion, and fined RMB 500,000 (USD 62,500). Rebiya Kadeer visited Bergen, Norway on the occasion of the Rafto Foundation´s 20th Anniversary in the beginning of November. 29 Nov 2006 »

Image: Thorolf Rafto Memorial Symposium

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Symposium

The Rafto Foundation in cooperation with the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) invites to the open symposium on "Human Rights and Economic Development". The symposium takes place on Thursday, November 23 from 9:30-16:00 at NHH. 09 Nov 2006 »

Image: Declaration by the Rafto Laureates

Declaration by the Rafto Laureates

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rafto Foundation, a declaration was presented by the Rafto Laureates who were present in Bergen: Vo Van Ai on behalf of Tich Quang Do, Lidija Jusupova, Rebiya Kadeer, Paulos Tesfagiorgis, Shirin Ebadi, Ian Hancock, ECPAT, Peter Molnar, Leyla Zana, Trivimi Velliste and Jan Hajek on behalf of late Jiri Hajek. 09 Nov 2006 »

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