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News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2008

Image: Iranian authorities shut down the Defenders of Human Rights Center

Iranian authorities shut down the Defenders of Human Rights Center

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of ACAT, FIDH, OMCT, Global Witness and Frontline, strongly condemn the closing by Iranian authorities of the offices of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, led by Iran's Nobel peace prize winner Shirin Ebadi yesterday. 22 Dec 2008 »

Image: Kurdish human rights defender suffers in Iranian prison

Kurdish human rights defender suffers in Iranian prison

Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand, right, founder of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan, allegedly suffered a heart attack on 17 December. Amnesty International believes Kabudvand is not receiving adequate medical care for his serious health condition in the Iranian Evin Prison. 19 Dec 2008 »

Image: Human rights violations against Kurdish minority continue

Human rights violations against Kurdish minority continue

Farzad Kamangar, right, was arrested by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence officials along with two other members of the Kurdish minority, Ali Heydariyan and Farhad Vakili, in Tehran around July 2006. The three men were sentenced to death on 25 February 2008 after being convicted of "moharebeh" (enmity towards God), a charge leveled against those accused of taking up arms against the state, in connection with their alleged membership of the armed group, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). 18 Dec 2008 »

Image: Burmese bloggers win Reporters Without Borders' award

Burmese bloggers win Reporters Without Borders' award

Zarganar and Nay Phone Latt, two Burmese bloggers, have been chosen as joint winners in the "Cyber-dissident" category of the Reporters Without Borders awards. Dubbed the "Burmese Charlie Chaplin," comedian Zarganar defended human rights and denounced the military government's abuses in sketches and entries in the blog he had been keeping since August 2007. 12 Dec 2008 »

Image: NHC files complaint to UN

NHC files complaint to UN

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee has filed a complaint to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding actions taken by the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) in Kyrgyz Republic against the NHC Regional Representative, Ivar Dale. 11 Dec 2008 »

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