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April 18, 2002

New organization

Center for Protection of Minorities have stopped their activities and moved out of the Human Rights House of Sarajevo. However, another organization, The Coalition of NGO’s in BH “IZLAZ,” has moved in. (18 April, 2002)
 

April 16, 2002

Voices from the Balkans on the Milosevic-Trial

The International Helsinki Foundation has collected some voices from Helsinki Committees in the region, commenting on the first weeks of the trial against Slobodan Milosevic before the Hague Tribunal. Read more (16 April, 2002)
 

April 15, 2002

Stop the human rights abuses!

A letter formulated by HRH and signed by 13 Norwegian human rights organisations was today sent to the Norwegian Prime Minister, demanding that observers are allowed access to Jenin and other reoccupied territories; that the violations must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice; that the parties respect human rights, UN Resolutions and international humanitarian law; and that the financial assistance to Israel from the US must be conditional. (Norwegian language) (15 April 2002)
 

April 15, 2002

Stop the human rights abuses!

A letter formulated by HRH and signed by 13 Norwegian human rights organisations was today sent to the Norwegian Prime Minister, demanding that observers are allowed access to Jenin and other reoccupied territories; that the violations must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice; that the parties respect human rights, UN Resolutions and international humanitarian law; and that the financial assistance to Israel from the US must be conditional. (Norwegian language) (15 April 2002)
 

April 9, 2002

Legislation on alternative military service

The State Duma plans to discuss the draft law on alternative military service in the Russian Federation. The right to conscientiously object is provided in the Russian Constitution, however there is still no Federal law on Alternative Military service. (09-APR-2002)

April 9, 2002

Postponed hearing on capital punishment

In August 1999 Boris Yeltsin submitted the so-called Protocol #6 of the European Convention on protection of human rights and liberties for ratification by The State Duma. On ratification the Russian Federation will totally abolish capital punishment. However, on 1 March the Parliament once again postponed the hearing on ratification of the “sixth protocol.” (09-APR-2002)
 

April 9, 2002

Supreme court left Sutuagin under arrest

Igor Sutuagin’s appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Sutuagin is a researcher who was arrested and charged with high treason in 1999. (09-APR-2002)
 
 

April 9, 2002

Greenpeace and Amnesty in support of Pasko

Greenpeace the Russian Federation and Amnesty International started an unprecedented joint action in support of journalist Grigori Pasko, who has been accused of espionage. (09-APR-2002)
 

April 9, 2002

Supreme court left Sutuagin under arrest

Igor Sutuagin’s appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Sutuagin is a researcher who was arrested and charged with high treason. (9 April 2002)