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International NGOs express concern over violent agrarian conflict in Honduras

We, the international organizations signing below, would like to express our severe indignation regarding the three most recent murders of peasants in the context of the agrarian conflict in Bajo Aguán. 26 Jul 2012 »

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Freedom of Expression Situation Worsens in Aftermath of Eurovision

In the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijani authorities have targeted critical journalists and activists and adopted legislation which contradicts international freedom of information principles. These moves occur against the backdrop of an overall alarming freedom of expression situation, which must be urgently addressed 24 Jun 2012 »

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Crackdown against opposition leaders and human rights activists in the Russian Federation

In a letter addressed to Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, NHC expresses concern with recent developments in the Russian Federation related to the on-going crackdown against opposition leaders and human rights activists, as well as the adoption of restrictive legislation on public rallies. President Putin pledged to inspire “greater participation of citizens in public affairs” and to have “more consultations with different sectors of society about legal reforms” on the day of his inauguration, Secretary Bjørn Engesland says. Recent developments stand in sharp contrast to these words. 19 Jun 2012 »

Call for immediate and unconditional release for Aleh Volchak

Urgent call for immediate and unconditional release and for lifting the ungrounded travel ban of Belarusian human rights defender Aleh Volchak 31 May 2012 »

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HRIDC statement on the dispersal of LGBT organization Identoba's demonstration

Human Rights Centre condemns the dispersal of a march organized by the organization Identoba in observance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. 21 May 2012 »

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Concerned about attacks against human rights organisations in Armenia

Human Rights House Network and South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders members and partners are concerned about the latest attacks against human rights organisations in Armenia. We urge the authorities of the Republic of Armenia to ensure the security of human rights defenders in their work. 18 May 2012 »

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Call for immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned activists

The Human Rights House Foundation calls upon the Azerbaijani authorities to ensure that the imprisoned activists Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, Zulfuqar Eyvazli, Babak Hasanov, Sahib Karimov, Ahad Mammadli, Ulvi Guliyev, Rufat Hajibeyli, Vidadi Iskanderli, Shahin Hasanov are immediately and unconditionally released and full rehabilitation is provided. 18 May 2012 »

Call for the immediate and unconditional release of activist and journalist Ogtay Gulaliyev

More than 40 partner organizations of Human Rights House Network and South Caucasus Network of human rights defenders call for the immediate and unconditional release and full rehabilitation of Azerbaijani activist Ogtay Gulaliyev. 17 May 2012 »

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Azerbaijan must investigate brutal attacks on journalists

Together with several international human rights organisations, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee strongly condemns the brutal attack on the Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov and four other journalists on 18 April 2012. In a letter adressed to President Ilham Aliyev the NHC demands that the Azerbaijani authorities launch an immediate, independent and transparent investigation into these brutal attacks. Read the letter in full below. 27 Apr 2012 »

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Appeal for the prompt and impartial investigation of attacks against journalists

On 18 April 2012 in Baku, security guards attacked a prominent Azerbaijani journalist, Idrak Abbasov. This violent assault constitutes another case out of a long list of journalists harassed and attacked in Azerbaijan. The authorities of Azerbaijan bear the international responsibility to fully guarantee and promote the right to freedom of expression, as well as to carry out a prompt and impartial investigation and bring those responsible for these hideous crimes to justice in fair and open trial. 24 Apr 2012 »

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