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Belarus detains dozens amid “social parasite” protests

The authorities in Belarus have arrested more than 100 people in connection with peaceful protests in several cities, following an outcry against a law imposing a tax on unemployed Belarusians. 15 Mar 2017 »

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HRH Baku

Human rights defenders call for action on Azerbaijan

It is time for States to act on Azerbaijan at the UN Human Rights Council, to stop the continued pressure on civil society and waves of attacks and arrests against human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, young activists, and anyone critical of the government. 10 Mar 2017 »

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HRH Yerevan

Human Rights Defender on trial in Armenia

(Updated 8 March) Marina Poghosyan works against corruption in Armenia. She now faces charges of extortion. Human rights organisations have linked the trial to the work of the human rights defender's organisation in uncovering illegal activities involving officials in the country. 08 Mar 2017 »

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Azerbaijani photojournalist sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

Mehman Huseynov was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment after he complained of having been tortured by police. Human Rights House Foundation calls for his immediate and unconditional release. 03 Mar 2017 »

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Belarusian HRH

Belarusians protest against the "tax on parasitism"

Protests against the President’s Decree No. 3 “On the prevention of social encumbrance” were held on Sunday, 26 February in four major cities of Belarus. Now participants of the "Marches of Non-Parasites" are massively becoming subjects to the administrative violation protocols. 02 Mar 2017 »

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