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Copyright: Olga Skrypnyk

Responding to annexation of Crimea with human rights

After threats by Russian special forces, Olga Skrypnyk had to flee from Crimea to mainland Ukraine. Rebuilding her life in Kyiv she is even more focused on human rights, but the annexation of Crimea has changed the direction of her work. 27 Apr 2017 »

Image: Belarusian defender fined, following arrest while monitoring protests

Belarusian defender fined, following arrest while monitoring protests

Tatsiana Reviaka, President of the Belarusian Human Rights House, has been fined 460 roubles (EUR 230), the average monthly salary in Belarus, on charges of “disorderly conduct” and “disobedience to the lawful order of the police.” 27 Apr 2017 »

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Copyright: Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The Security Council’s Weakest Link

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) last week convened a thematic meeting focused solely on human rights – for the first time. This first attempt needs to herald a new era for human rights dialogue at the UN’s top body, in which civil society must push for and be granted a role as a partner. 27 Apr 2017 »

Image: Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Azerbaijan Court upholds defamation conviction against photojournalist

Mehman Huseynov, sentenced to two years in prison for defamation, for complaining of having been tortured while in police custody, has had his conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal. 12 Apr 2017 »

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Copyright:  Wikicommons: Photo by David Iliff

EU Parliament condemns crackdown in Belarus

“Through this clear and principled resolution, the European Parliament shows that the recent crackdown on peaceful protestors will not go without consequences. It is a clear warning toward the Belarusian authorities to end the harassment of independent media, political opposition, and human rights defenders.” 11 Apr 2017 »

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