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Letters of Concern by right to freedom of expression

Joint open letter to President of Azerbaijan re Eynulla Fatullayev's case

Eleven organisations have issued a joint open letter to President Aliyev expressing strong concern regarding the continued imprisonment of Editor-in-chief Eynulla Fatullayev, which constitutes a breach of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s international legal obligations and a violation of Mr Fatullayev’s rights. 22 Oct 2010 »

Concern about deteriorating freedom of expression situation

On 23 September, the participants of the Annual Meeting of the Human Rights House Network in Vilnius adopted a statement on the Republic of Azerbaijan, calling the country authorities to take measures to meet international human rights and, particularly, freedom of expression obligations. 26 Sep 2010 »

Call upon Belarus to take urgent measures to meet international human rights standards

On 22-23 September 2010, the Human Rights House Network holds its annual meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. On 22 September, the participants in the meeting adopted a statement on the human rights situation in the Republic of Belarus. 22 Sep 2010 »

Image: Alleged ill-treatment/ Threats/ Violations of due process/ Fear for safety

Alleged ill-treatment/ Threats/ Violations of due process/ Fear for safety

The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by the Human Rights Center (HRIDC), a member of OMCT SOS Network, that Mr. Vakhtang Maisaia, a political scientist and military expert, who was arrested for espionage on 5 May 2009, was severely beaten on 24 August 2010 in Gldani Prison #8 in Tbilisi. 14 Sep 2010 »

Concerns with deterioration of freedom of expression and opinion in Russia

Tagansky district court of Moscow found the organizers of the exhibition in Sakharov Museum "Forbidden Art 2006", former museum director Yury Samodurov and former director of the Department of High Technologies of Tretiakov Gallery Andrey Erofeev guilty of inciting religious hatred and enmity. Samodurov has been sentenced to pay a fine of 200’000 rubles and Erofeev has been sentenced to a fine of 150’000 rubles. 16 Jul 2010 »

Image: Request for immediate and unconditional release of Eynulla Fatullayev

Request for immediate and unconditional release of Eynulla Fatullayev

42 human rights organisations and members of the Human Rights House Network condemn the 6 July 2010 decision by a Baku district court to convict Editor-in-chief Eynulla Fatullayev of drug possession and sentence him to two years and six months imprisonment. 14 Jul 2010 »

Image: Erling Borgen 
Copyright: Eskil Hadland / asylmarsj.no

Re: Material for documentary illegally confiscated in Baku

Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Human Rights House Foundation, Norwegian PEN, English PEN, Norwegian Union of Journalists, Rafto Foundation, Index of Censorhip and ARTICLE 19 condemn the illegal confiscation of material and documentary footage from the Norwegian filmmaker Erling Borgen and the cameraman Dag Inge Dahl in Baku Airport on May 6, 2010. We call upon Azerbaijani authorities to honour Azerbaijan’s international human rights obligations and restore the seized property to the owners. 12 May 2010 »

Image: Statement on the International Day of Freedom of Expression

Statement on the International Day of Freedom of Expression

On May 3rd, the international day of freedom of expression, the members of the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders in Georgia – Human Rights Center, Article 42, Center for the Protection of Constitutional Rights and Multinational Georgia - express their deep concern over the fact that journalists represent one those groups of human rights defenders in Georgia, who most often face pressure and intimidation from the authorities. 04 May 2010 »

Request for immediate and unconditional release of Eynulla Emin Fatullayev

Members of the Human Rights House Network call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately execute the decision of the European Court of Human Rights from 22 April 2010 in the case ‘Fatullayev v. Azerbaijan’ (application no 40984/07), to release the journalist from detention and compensate him for the damages he has suffered. 23 Apr 2010 »

Image: Valiantsin Stefanovich (left) and Ales Bialiatski in T-shirts stained by fake blood 
Copyright: www.spring96.org

Repression of right to assembly

Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden), Belarusian Human Rights House (Lithuania), Human Rights House Foundation (Norway) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee condemn the detention of three activists of the Human Rights Center ‘Viasna’. "They were supposed to have applied for permission to assembly, but since the organisation they represent has been denied oficial registration severa times, the application would not have been granted. In practice their right to assembly is severely restricted" says AneTusvik Bonde, Regional Manager at the Human Rights House Foundation. 25 Mar 2010 »

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