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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Norwegian journalists protest against Belarusian media policy

Norwegian journalists protest against Belarusian media policy

Norwegian journalists protest against total state clamp down on Belarusian private media. -The decision of the state-owned newspaper distribution company, Belposhta, to cease distribution of privately owned papers during the Presidential election year, is another serious blow to freedom of expression in the Republic of Belarus says Ann-Magrit Austenaa, right, president of the Norwegian Union of Journalists. Read the letter below. 18 Nov 2005 »

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British lawyer barred from entering Russia

The British human rights expert Prof. Bill Bowring was sceduled to monitor the trial of Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS) leader Stanislav Dimitrievskii in Nizhny Novgorod, but was refused entry to the Russian Federation without any explanation. Amnesty International is calling for the charges of Dimitrievskii to be dropped. The trial is postponed to the 25th of November.. 18 Nov 2005 »

Image: UN urges Belarus to investigate murder of two journalists

UN urges Belarus to investigate murder of two journalists

United Nations human rights envoy Adrian Severin urges Belarusian authorities to investigate the murders of the journalists Vasil Hrodnikau, right, last month and Vieranika Charkasava in October last year, and to end the "systematic harassment and persecution" of non-state media. 14 Nov 2005 »

Image: Police break up campaign rally in Kenya

Police break up campaign rally in Kenya

Two people were shot dead and two others seriously injured when police broke up an Orange rally in Likoni, Mombasa, yesterday. Cabinet ministers Raila Odinga (right) and Najib Balala were caught up in the violence that left several people injured and two vehicles burnt. 13 Nov 2005 »

Image: Victory for women's rights in Africa

Victory for women's rights in Africa

On 26 October, Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR), campaigning for the popularization, ratification and domestication of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, welcomed the 15th ratification of the Protocol, which will now come into force within 30 days. This will mark a milestone in the protection and promotion of women's rights in Africa, says Faiza Mohamed (right) of Equality Now. 11 Nov 2005 »

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