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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Six nations revolt against U.N. censure

Six nations revolt against U.N. censure

A United Nations committee is expected to block an attempt by the United States and European nations to single out six countries -- Islamic Republic of Iran, North Korea, Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar), Republic of the Sudan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan -- for condemnation on human rights abuses. Arguing that Western nations have double standards on human rights, all six countries will be using a procedural device to thwart the adoption of the six resolutions by calling for "no action motions". 23 Nov 2005 »

Image: Kurdish politicians urge EU to keep pressure on Turkey

Kurdish politicians urge EU to keep pressure on Turkey

Oslo: During their visit to the Human Rights House November 21, the Kurdish mayors Sukran Aydin and Leyla Guven, right, urged the European Union to keep pressure on Republic of Turkey with regard to the position of the Kurdic minority. Several Kurds have been killed during recent clashes with Turkish police and security forces in South Eastern Republic of Turkey, reported Aydin and Guven. 23 Nov 2005 »

Image: For as long as the Burmese army uses rape as a weapon; boycott Burma

For as long as the Burmese army uses rape as a weapon; boycott Burma

Burma has ratified UN´s Convention on the Rights of Women. Even so, the military regime still uses rape as a tactical weapon against the country´s ethnic minorities. Now, women´s organisations request an international boycott of their own country, say Moe Kham and Wah Ku Shee, right, both interns with the Norwegian Burma Committee at the Human Rights House in Oslo. 22 Nov 2005 »

Image: Colombian human rights lawyer asks Norway for assistance

Colombian human rights lawyer asks Norway for assistance

The Colombian lawyer and human rights defender Alirio Uribe Muñ¯º¼STRONG>  (right) from el Colectivo de Abogados ?Jose Alvear Restrepo? visits Norway 20-23 November to ask for assistance to protect and support human rights defenders and victims of the 40-year armed conflict. Norwegian language version 21 Nov 2005 »

Image: The opposition in Azerbaijan gets broader support

The opposition in Azerbaijan gets broader support

Baku: Crushed by the disastrous election results on 6 November, the Azeri opposition is slowly regaining its strength. Following protests and requests to organize new elections, it has reorganized itself into a new coalition, the Democratic Front. More than 20 000 joined the rally on Saturday the 19th of October in Baku (20-NOV-2005). 21 Nov 2005 »

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