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News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2007

Image: One year anniversary of Politkovskaya's murder

One year anniversary of Politkovskaya's murder

On 7 October 2006, the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, right, was shot and killed outside her home in Moscow. On Sunday 7 October this year, several Norwegian human rights organisations, among them HRH F and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, both of the Human Rights House in Oslo, will observe the one year anniversary of her death with a memorial event at the Nobel Peace Centre. 27 Sep 2007 »

Image: Burmese military issues threat to monks

Burmese military issues threat to monks

The Norwegian Burma Comittee is following the situation closely as the Burmese military has directly threatened monks involved in protests in the country. Democratic Voice of Burma reports that the Minister for religious affairs brigadier general Thura Myint Maung warned Burma’s monks not to break Buddhist “rules and regulations”. 25 Sep 2007 »

Image: Shirin Ebadi endorses the Human Rights House Network

Shirin Ebadi endorses the Human Rights House Network

During her recent visit to Oslo, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi welcomed the opportunity to write a letter of endorsement to the Human Rights House Network. Her letter concludes: -I wish good luck and success for all of those who work for the Human Rights House Network and endorse their activities. The success of the HRH Network is our success. 24 Sep 2007 »

Image: Seminar on the situation in different parts of Kurdistan

Seminar on the situation in different parts of Kurdistan

The Norwegian Council for the Rights of the Kurds (RKR) is currently hosting guests from different parts of Kurdistan. Thursday 27 September at 1 pm, RKR invites to a seminar at the Human Rights House in Oslo, in which these guests play key roles, all representing regions where Kurds make up significant ethnic and national minorities. 22 Sep 2007 »

Image: Nobel Laureate returns to the Human Rights House

Nobel Laureate returns to the Human Rights House

Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, returned to the Human Rights House in Oslo today and presented a very grave picture of the human rights situation in her home country Islamic Republic of Iran. -It is deteriorating by the ay, she said, as she also made it clear that the HRH Network has a crucial role to play for human rights defenders like herself, working at high risk and under pressure from authorities and others. 14 Sep 2007 »

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