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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2013

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Interior Ministry responds to HFHR statement on PRISM

In July, the HFHR inquired about actions taken by the Ministry of Interior in response to the reports regarding PRISM, a US surveillance programme. Replying to the inquiry, Piotr Stachańczyk, the Ministry’s Secretary of State, observed that the issue was the subject of a discussion within the EU and the negotiations between the EU and the US held in a special ad-hoc working group. In consequence of the above, the MI will base its further activities on both outcomes of the working group talks and decisions of other EU bodies involved in the issue. 24 Oct 2013 »

Image: Halina Bortnowska wins Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award

Halina Bortnowska wins Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award

Halina Bortnowska, Board member of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, was presented with the Professor Zbigniew Hołda Award. 24 Oct 2013 »

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Another European Parliament’s Resolution on CIA secret prisons

The European Parliament adopted another resolution on alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA. The Parliament expressed regret over the failure of the Council, Commission and the governments of the Member States, candidate states and associated countries, NATO, and the US authorities to implement the recommendations contained in the relevant resolution of 11 September 2012. 17 Oct 2013 »

Image: Some methods of prisoner transfer may violate inmate’s personal interests 
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Some methods of prisoner transfer may violate inmate’s personal interests

W.W., a convicted felon with a spine condition has been transferred many times from prisons to courts holding criminal trials. As a result of the transfers, his health has deteriorated. In consequence, W.W. decided to sue the State Treasury represented by the Chief Commissioner of the Police and Director General of the Prison Service. 16 Oct 2013 »

Image: 10th anniversary of Marek Nowicki’s demise

10th anniversary of Marek Nowicki’s demise

On 10 October 2013, ten years passed since the death of Marek Nowicki, a human rights advocate, a superb teacher, the first President of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and, most of all, our great Friend. 10 Oct 2013 »

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