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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2007

Image: Kadeer's imprisoned son in urgent need of medical treatment

Kadeer's imprisoned son in urgent need of medical treatment

The Rafto Foundation has received information that Ablikim Abdureyim (right),  the son of the 2004 Rafto Prize laureate and Uyghur democracy leader Rebiya Kadeer, is in dire medical condition in Bajiahu prison near Urumchi, the regional capital of East Turkestan, also known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China. 13 Dec 2007 »

Image: Conference on the EU, Turkey and the Kurds

Conference on the EU, Turkey and the Kurds

The fourth annual conference on the EU, Republic of Turkey and the Kurds took place in the EU Parliament in Brussles from 3-4 December. The Rafto Foundation in Bergen was one of the main organizers of this event. Leyla Zana (right), the 1994 Rafto Prize laureate opened the event. The EUTCC reflects on two days of valuable dialogue and debate . 06 Dec 2007 »

Image: Free Burma rally in Bergen

Free Burma rally in Bergen

SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF ALL PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE IN BURMA. The Rafto Foundation in cooperation with Amnesty International Norway, Exile Burmese and Save the Children Norway arrange a mass demonstration for Burma on Monday, 10 December at Torgallmenningen at 13:00. 05 Dec 2007 »

Image: Western Sahara: Occupied and abondoned

Western Sahara: Occupied and abondoned

Last night, an open meeting was held at the Rafto House on the situation in Western Sahara. Several speakers participated to provide an understanding of the forgotten conflict. The Saharawi student and human rights activist, Rabab Amidane, right, described a shocking reality. 21 Nov 2007 »

Image: Rafto Prize 2007 awarded to Dalit organisation

Rafto Prize 2007 awarded to Dalit organisation

“...caste determines what one is allowed to be, what one is forced to, and denies one’s ability to live a life of human dignity. Caste is an all encompassing frame of barriers and violations for those of us – the Dalits at the bottom of the caste system”.  With these words, General Secretary Vincent Manoharan (right) of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights in his acceptance speech summarised the effects of caste discrimination on the 260 million Dalits of the world, who suffer this dehumanising practise every day. 05 Nov 2007 »

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