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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Belarusian journalist found dead from traumatic brain injury

Belarusian journalist found dead from traumatic brain injury

Two days ago, Vasil Hrodnikau, a correspondent for the independent newspaper Narodnaya Volya was found dead, with serious injuries to his head and brain. The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation by Belarusian police. - This is the third violent death among independent Belarusian journalists since 2000, Andrej Dynko (right) editor of Nasha Niva, reminded the audience at a seminar at the Human Rights House in Oslo yesterday. 20 Oct 2005 »

Image: Harassment and detention of Kadeer's family and associates

Harassment and detention of Kadeer's family and associates

On Monday, the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo hosted a meeting with Rebyia Kadeer (right), the Uighur human rights defender and Rafto Prize Laureate of 2004. In the last six years, Kadeer has experienced a rather unique rise, fall and rise again story, from being a successful and celebrated businesswoman to being imprisoned as an enemy of the state to becoming a world famous human rights defender, speaking up against China´s suppression of her people. 19 Oct 2005 »

Image: -My horror pushes me to speak out

-My horror pushes me to speak out

As previously reported on this site, Rebyia Kadeer (right), the foremost spokesperson of the Uighurs of the Xinjiang province in the People´s Republic of China, and last year´s Rafto Prize laureate, was released in March 2005. She had then been imprisoned since 1999. Yesterday, she visited the Human Rights House in Oslo. -I will not let my horror silence me. Indeed, my horror pushes me to speak out, she said. Read her full speech below. 18 Oct 2005 »

Image: What's in a word?: Turkey and the Armenia problem

What's in a word?: Turkey and the Armenia problem

The anniversary of the 1915 events in the Republic of Armenia has generated more public debate on both sides of the issue than ever before. The disagreement over the semantics of the matter has assumed what to many seem absurd proportions. The Turkish authorities are ready to settle for the term 'massacre'; the Armenian diaspora insists on the use of 'genocide'. Index on Censorship reports. 18 Oct 2005 »

Image: Rasul Guliyev detained in Ukraine

Rasul Guliyev detained in Ukraine

Rasul Guliyev, Chairman of the opposition Republic of Azerbaijan Democratic Party (ADP),  was detained in the Ukraine on Monday, on his way back to Republic of Azerbaijan to run for the forthcoming elections.  Both the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Prosecutor´s Office had declared several times that Guliyev would be arrested immediately after arrival. Hundreds of Guliyev supporters were arrested in Baku. All human rights defenders were refused to enter the airport territory. 17 Oct 2005 »

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