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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Police used violence against demonstrators in Baku

Police used violence against demonstrators in Baku

Baku: A number of oppositionals were detained and dozens beaten up during an unsanctioned demonstration in Baku on 18 December 2005. The Azeri Authoroties have previously received massive international criticism after the brutal break up of the peaceful rally in Baku on November 26.   20 Dec 2005 »

Image: When the opposition is silenced, international websites grow in importance

When the opposition is silenced, international websites grow in importance

International websites in general, but the ones focusing on human rights in particular, have a key role to play in speaking on behalf of human rights defenders at risk, says Niels Jacob Harbitz, right, HRH´s Project Manager for Africa. We have known this for a long time, but now, we see it clearly, both in the Republic of Uganda, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Tunisia and elsewhere. 19 Dec 2005 »

Image: The roaring silence of Ethiopia

The roaring silence of Ethiopia

Ethiopian leaders claim their country is going through a process of democratisation. But who is it for, that process, when opposition media get closed and their editors imprisoned? Elisabeth Eide, right, board member of HRH, author, freelance journalist and a lecturer and researcher in journalism at the Academy of Oslo reports from a recent visit to Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. 17 Dec 2005 »

Image: Nakhchivan election commission member placed under house arrest

Nakhchivan election commission member placed under house arrest

The Human Rights House Foundation and the Swedish Helsinki Committee have urged the Nakhchivanian authorities in a letter to recall all charges against the secretary of the election commission, Nushabe Gafarly. Gafarly, arrested after refusing to sign protocols on the parliamentary elections, which were marked by numerous irregularities. After being pressured she eventually did sign the protocols. In spite of this she is being prosecuted now. Read the protest letter here. 16 Dec 2005 »

Image: Bosnia: Roma are the most endangered

Bosnia: Roma are the most endangered

On the occasion of 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina wishes to draw attention of all levels of government and of the public to the unacceptably poor status of the Roma minority in Bosnia and Herzegovina.   11 Dec 2005 »

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