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January 1, 2002

Release Igor Sutuagin!

Igor Sutuagin, a researcher at the U.S. and Canada Institute in Moscow, was arrested in 1999 and charged with high treason. Write an appeal to the Supreme Court to demand his release. Read more about the case. (January 2001)
 
 

January 1, 2002

7000 wanted free legal aid

More than 7000 citizens adressed the free Legal Service at the Human Rights House of Sarajevo in 2001, asking for protection of their human rights. Read more (January 2002)
 

January 1, 2002

Recommendations to Norway in the Security Council

Norway is a member of the UN Security Council from 2001 to 2003, and is President in March. Fourteen Norwegian human rights NGO’s have made a number of recommendations to the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Jan Petersen, on a number of issues of vital importance to international peace and security. (22 January 2002)
 

January 1, 2002

Russia tops prison statistics

In the twentieth century there was no single country in the world where as many citizens have been sent to prison as the Russian Federation. One in every four adult men in the Russian Federation is a former prisoner. The prison population has reached the size of the Stalin´s GULAG. Read more (January 2002)

 

January 1, 2002

Racism on bus

The Norwegian People’s Aid in Bergen reacted strongly on the incident that occurred on a bus in Bergen January 17th. 30 asylum seekers from Vestlandsheimen refugee camp were left at the bus stop while a Norwegian passenger was allowed on board the bus. (February, 2002)
 

January 1, 2002

Penal institutions lack funds

Insufficient money makes it extremely difficult for the administration management to ensure normal work and functioning at penal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a new report from the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in BiH. Read more (January, 2002)
 

November 20, 2001

Appeals from the International Helsinki Federation

Approximately 60 human rights defenders from Helsinki Committees in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and North America attended the General Assembly Meeting of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in Zagreb on 15-18 November. Among the topics discussed was the problem of protecting human rights in the context of the threat of terrorism and the “war against terrorism”. (20 November 2001)
 

November 20, 2001

Appeals from the International Helsinki Federation

Approximately 60 human rights defenders from Helsinki Committees in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and North America attended the General Assembly Meeting of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in Zagreb on 15-18 November. Among the topics discussed was the problem of protecting human rights in the context of the threat of terrorism and the “war against terrorism”. (20 November 2001)