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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: 4th International Advanced Course on Human Rights in Warsaw

4th International Advanced Course on Human Rights in Warsaw

The 2nd session of the 4th International Advanced Course on Human Rights, organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, the main organisation of the Human Rights House in Warsaw, Republic of Poland, was completed 10 December. 48 people from countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States participated in the course. 29 Dec 2005 »

Image: Employees of Rebyia Kadeer freed after seven months in Chinese prison

Employees of Rebyia Kadeer freed after seven months in Chinese prison

Ruzi Mamat and and Aysham Kerim were released on December 14th , and allowed to return home after having been imprisoned since May 11th. Rafto Laureate Rebyia Kadeer had to leave behind several family members and a number of  employees when she was released and allowed to settle in the United States. She said that her guards threatend her; that if she was to associate with Uyghur exiles her children «would be finished». (28-DEC-2005) 28 Dec 2005 »

Image: Without education, hope is slim for the thousands of HIV / Aids orphans

Without education, hope is slim for the thousands of HIV / Aids orphans

Shortly before Christmas, the HRH Secretariat in Oslo was visited by Pastor Nelson Lufafa, right, the Director of the Jinja-based NGO Save the Aids Orphans (STAO). Established as a CBO in 1997, registered as an NGO in 2001, STAO now supports hundreds of child-headed households in the Ugandan cities Jinja, Kamuli and Iganga. 28 Dec 2005 »

Image: The second reading of the NGO bill

The second reading of the NGO bill

On 21 December 2005 the Russian State Duma by an overwhelming majority has passed the second reading of the project of the federal law # 233364-4 “About the alteration of some legislative acts of the Russian Federation”. The deputies included more then sixteen amendments into the first variant of the project. As expected, the deputies allowed all of Vladimir Putin’s recommendations. (Read more) (24-DEC-2005) 24 Dec 2005 »

Image: Fakhra Salimi awarded the Ossietzky Prize for 2005

Fakhra Salimi awarded the Ossietzky Prize for 2005

The Ossietzky Prize; Norwegian PEN´s award for outstanding contributions to freedom of expression, will be awared Monday 19 December to Fakhra Salimi. This years laureate has been living in Norway since she was 20 - more than half her life - and has always represented a different voice in Norway´s otherwise rather homogenous and unisone public debate. 20 Dec 2005 »

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