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Crimea is (not) Ours

A new documentary by the Civic Solidarity Platform reveals life in Crimea after it was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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Ukraine. East and West

The Civic Solidarity Platform presents a new documentary on Ukraine and the changes the country has been undergoing since Euromaidan events.

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Azimjan Askarov: a story of a human rights defender

The well-known human rights activist Azimjan Askarov was sentenced to life imprisonment on false charges of inciting the murder of a policeman during the mass ethnic unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. He is currently serving his sentence in prison in Bishkek.

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Ukraine: Brief legal analysis of "Dictatorship Law"

Laws, adopted in Ukraine on 16 January, violate the legislative procedures, run counter to international treaties and domestic legislation and seriously restrict rights and freedoms of citizens of the country. These are the main conclusions of the legal analysis done by independent experts of the Centre for Civil Liberties and Euromaidan SOS civic initiative.

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Independent civil society facing increasing pressure in Azerbaijan

This year, in the run-up to and aftermath of Azerbaijan’s October presidential election, the Azerbaijani authorities have been busy working to silence criticism and dissent, imposing severe restrictions on the ability of journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders, civic and political activists, and ordinary citizens to exercise their

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