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News from the House of the Helsinki Foundation For Human Rights in Warsaw - 2014

Image: Opposition activists sentenced in Azerbaijan – letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Opposition activists sentenced in Azerbaijan – letter to Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In March 2014, an Azerbaijani court sentenced the politician Ilgar Mammadov and the journalist Tofig Yagublu. The former has received a prison sentence of seven years, while the latter has been sentenced to five years and six months in prison. The charges filed against Mr Mammadov and Mr Yagublu were based on provisions of Azerbaijan’s Penal Code prohibiting the causing of riots. 28 Mar 2014 »

Image: HFHR’s statement on detained civic journalist

HFHR’s statement on detained civic journalist

Responding to the pre-trial detention of the civic journalist Paweł M. the HFHR has sent a letter to the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zielona Góra. In summer 2012 the man posed as the Cabinet’s staff member to expose the head judge of the Gdańsk’s Circuit Court, who expressed a willingness to cave in to the apparent political pressure in the case of the former boss of Amber Gold accused of orchestrating the notorious financial fraud scheme. 27 Mar 2014 »

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Disclosure of personal data of Honorata Kaczmarek - application to ECtHR

Honorata Kaczmarek made an application to the European Court of Human Rights arguing, among other things, that her right to privacy had been violated. The case involves the publication of Ms Kaczmarek's personal data during a notorious press conference. 21 Mar 2014 »

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Update on inquiry into CIA secret prisons in Poland

In response to the HFHR’s application for the disclosure of information on the inquiry into CIA secret prisons in Poland, the Appellate Prosecutor's Office in Cracow revealed that it moved the Prosecutor General to extend the inquiry until 11 June 2014. 20 Mar 2014 »

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Support, empower and protect human rights defenders

In March 2013, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. It establishes principles and standards for States to create an enabling environment for human rights defenders. One year after its adoption, the Human Rights House Network calls upon States to implement this resolution. 17 Mar 2014 »

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