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Norway - Oslo

News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2012

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Armenia: NHC submits recommendations to the EU on Administration of Justice

NHC together with partner organisations Civil Society Institute and The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call upon Armenian authorities to eliminate violations in the administration of justice and ensure the establishment of an independent judiciary and the rule of law. These steps are fundamental to the further democratic development of Armenia, and should be a prerequisite for any further engagement with the EU. 17 Dec 2012 »

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Turkey's president in dialogue with PEN International delegation

The PEN delegation visited Turkey from 12 - 18 November. PEN International and PEN branches from the USA, Sweden, England, Turkey and Norway participated. Meeting with President Abdullah Gül in Ankara on 13 November, the delegation asked that Turkey took concrete action to stop the alarming increase in the number of writers, journalists, translators and publishers who are detained or prosecuted in the country. 10 Dec 2012 »

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Office of Viasna confiscated and sealed

The office of Norwegain Helsinki Committee partner in Belarus, prominent NGO 'Viasna', led by the imprisoned human rights defender Ales Bialiatski, was confiscated on 26 November. The move was the last fulfilment of the illegal conviction of Bialiatski just over one year ago. NHC has protested this last blow against Viasna through the network Civil Society Platform. 02 Dec 2012 »

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NGOs demand freedom for political prisoners on hunger strike and victims of slaughter in Paraguay

FIAN International and other NGOs denounce the health plight of hunger-striking farmers arbitrarily imprisoned in Paraguay. 02 Dec 2012 »

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Kazakhstan moves to shut down independent media

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is deeply concerned at recent request by the Prosecutor General’s office in Kazakhstan that the court ban what in effect are all news outlets critical of the current government. 25 Nov 2012 »

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