Azerbaijan’s repression spreads to Georgia
Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli suddenly went missing in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the night of 29 May, leaving his relatives and colleagues without news until the next day, when he was able to contact his lawyer from the State Border Service İnvestigation Unit in Azerbaijan.
Interpol: Prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus
Some 25 human rights organisations call on Interpol to act with due diligence to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.
Conference: Activists under Attack
An international conference titled “Activists under Attack. Defending the Right to be a Human Rights Defender” is to be arranged in Oslo, Norway, on 13-14 October 2004. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Human Rights House Network will host the conference.(24-MAY-04)
Statement Against the Torture in Iraq
The combination of gross humiliation and violence that we have been witnessing these last weeks – the torture in the prisons of Iraq, military actions against civilians in Iraq and the demolishing of lives and homes in Gaza, represent severe and destructive attacks on human rights and human dignity, says Ms Nora Sveaass at the International Society for Health and Human RIghts (21-MAY-04).
Destruction of Cultural Memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina
During the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, mosques, churches and other cultural items were among the targets of warfare. The Herzegovinian city Stolac experienced almost complete destruction of its Bosniak cultural heritage. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is a co-operating partner in a project that arranges an international conference in Sarajevo 23-24 April 2004 and will publish a report focussing on the Stolac case. (1-APRIL-04)
Travelling Festival “Human Rights in Film”
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing its second Travelling Festival devoted to the presentation of documentary films on the subject of human rights. From 31.03 until 02.04 the Festival was held in Bialystok, the largest city of NE Republic of Poland. (05-APR-04)
Leyla Zana to challenge imprisonment verdict at European Court of Human Rights
Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP) is to assist Leyla Zana and three other imprisoned former Democracy Party (DEP) parliamentarians in taking cases to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), following the decision of Turkish courts today to confirm their fifteen year prison sentences. (22-APR-2004)
Marking the Norwegian Liberation Day 8. May at the Espeland Prison of War Camp.
For the second consecutive year representatives from the Rafto House participated in marking the Liberation Day (the 8th of May) at Espeland Prison of War Camp. Through lectures in human rights for school children in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade from Ytre Arna, the people from the Rafto House gave their contribution to the Activity Day. (10-MAY-2004).
The conclusions of the Annual Meeting HCHR BiH
The April 2004 at the HCHR BiH ended with a very important happening, a long-prepared Parliamentary Annual Meeting. All members of HCHR BiH, other NGO`s guests and the most of media in BiH, were presented and followed the main conclusions of the annual work of HCHR BiH. (10-MAY-04)